Compared to Sergals and Agudners, Nevreans have a very distinct difference between males and females. Females are stronger than males. They are oviparous (egg-laying) and don't have a navel or breasts. While their appearances have been described as being similar to birds, they display many feature of feathered dinosaurs. (e.g.: They have teeth, and their head is crowned with a set of visibly stout horns swept backwards.)
Each gender has its own specifications and is completely different from the other. In comparison to humans, the gender roles of the nevreans is reversed. The difference between the two genders can be described as "black and white", "shadows and light", or "Yin-Yang". See the following chart for differences in both appearance and ways of thinking;
|Appearance||Dinosaur-like, unattractive appearances||Bird-like, beautiful appearances|
|Build||Tough physical constitution||Fragile physical constitution|
|Specialty||Hard workers, good at combat||Artistically minded -- artists, musicians, dancers|
|Personality||Serious, severe, realist, and unfriendly.
Have passive and secretiveness nature
|Hedonistic, facile, idealistic, amiable.
Have active and sociable nature
|Flight Ability||Can't take flight, instead good at running||Can take flight, and some of them have an ability to fly.|
|Symbolism||"shadows", "land", or "Yin(陰)"||"light", "sky", or "Yang(陽)"|
While there are many stark differences, they do have some common unisex features: they are quite skillful with their hands and are generally smaller and leaner than other Eltus races. Both genders love music, though there is a gender divide: males generally are the composers with females on the audience side.
There are notable racial differences in culture and behavior between Native nevreans and Urban nevreans. Because their national seclusion-like exclusive homeland have maintained civilization of their own for a long time, most of them did not know a foreign country and other races at all. Some people who emigrated to the city have a very hard time and completely change by the urban cultures.
Native nevreans resided in a fully secluded society in their homeland known as Nevrea for a very long time. Because of this most of them did not have knowledge of outside civilizations or even races. Those who emigrated outside of Nevrea had a rather difficult time at first. Over time they completely adopted a new urban culture.
Canon representative members of the race would be Yung Yagili and Quu.
Vocal pronunciation of Nevrean in English, Spanish,
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- 1 Gender differences and features
- 2 Females
- 3 Males
- 4 Genitalia and reproduction system
- 5 Unisex features
- 6 Diet
- 7 Nevrean music
- 8 Children and adolescents
- 9 Weapons and Combat
- 10 Society and culture
- 11 Native Nevreans
- 12 Urban Nevreans
- 13 Nevrean Robbers
- 14 Why females protect males?
- 15 Miscellaneous nevrean knowledge
- 16 Trivia
- 17 Gallery
- 18 Other Useful Links
Gender differences and featuresYin-Yang.
Everything will be written at next section so that no confusions happen.
A person who have both gender features may be treated as 'androgynous' one among nevreans.
They don't have an external penis in any way, they perform the cloacal kiss now to mate, like modern birds. Due to this genitalia structure, they are expressed as "no penis race" figuratively. Originally, nevreans don't consider sexual intercourse like an entertainment, and save it exclusively for reproductive purposes. But a part of Urban males can do sexual intercourse like other species, via body modification (discussed below).
They have very unique culture about romance. Briefly, "clean yaoi" is important and traditional culture in Natives. Therefore they generally don't have antipathy or aversion to gay romance.
A irregular person (e.g. fragile female and unattractive male.) are caused by special case. They generally pass bitter life unlike regular person. Among Natives' case, regular persons maybe support them. Or if they try too hard, will get good life.
If they can't have such way, they become corrupt like Out Ring, especially for females. But as for new generation of urban area, most of irregular nevreans belong to "Sabi no Wa" that is progressive group for all Urban nevreans, for peaceful way.
They are symbolized as the "shadows", the "land", or the "Yin(陰)". It means they generally stick to audience side about any entertainment. They don't carry out initiatively creative activities. (But urban females depart from such nature since "Sabi no Wa" has been founded.) Native females join to great chorus as they will set the rhythm with their lower pitched voices and percussion performed with their beaks, but main melodies are entrusted to males. (Females are awkward at singing and fast talking due to their structure of the throat.)
Relationship with males: They are protecting males while get "spiritual healing" from males. They enjoy any entertainment like songs and operas that are given by males. Those function as "simulation of enjoyment" for them. Because of this, they give up these joys for the males to have, and experience it vicariously instead of enjoying it first-hand. In a sense, they experience a type of psychological projection onto males who are treated as an "avatar" of them.
|Build||Saurian, especially similar to raptors. Despite their slender bodies their bone density is higher than their male counterparts and their lower body muscles are more developed, especially among those who run frequently.|
|Plumage||Mainly dull colours and dusty tones.|
|Tailtip||There is a small decorative feather, although it lacks an eye catching pattern like the males’.|
|Height||Slightly taller than the males, average height of around 150 centimetres. (4.9” feet.)|
|Horns||Conspicuous, firm and stately looking.|
|Fangs||Large, sharp and clearly visible. Their frontal fangs protrude from their beaks even when their mouths are closed.|
|Beak||Stout and solid, closer to a dinosaur’s muzzle than the bill of a bird.|
|Legs||Dinosaur-like legs with thick talons. they have a sickle-shaped talon like that of deinonychuses. And their toes show pamprodactyl.|
|Wings||Lightly feathered compared to the males’. They essentially flightless.|
|Diet||Foods rich in calories, fats and vitamins like meat, nuts, insects and other exotic dishes from Tal.|
|Personality and behavior||Serious, severe, hardy, careful, quiet, unamiable, and realism. They generally keep poker face always, are taciturn due to their secretiveness nature, and their speech is reply mainly. Especially as for native females, they don't say anything if they are not talked by other person.|
|Vocalisation||Deeper in tone than males, and prefer to talk in their natural voice. And they are awkward at singing and fast talking due to their structure of the throat.|
|Role||Diligent workers; combatants, guardians, hunters, secret agents, and backstage workers.|
|Impression||They often are unfavorably impressed from other races, due to their taciturn and secretiveness nature, and unamiable behavior. Their basic behavior as female nevrean look weird, spooky, and doubtful from other races. Because of this, most of them are prejudiced and are discriminated as villain, without reasons.|
Notice for good perception:
Females are not necessarily masculine like a human male would be, most can display a stronger nature of diligent worker.
Their large talons may not develop in rare cases. Fragile females may be supported by other females in Natives. But in Out Ring case, it has led to getting bullied by other members.
Natives culture expects females to employ a taciturn behavior. Due to this, a female that speaks to anyone without having something important to say is considered rude. In contrast, urban females may be talkative like males, because these traditional gender differences have been eroded in city.
Females who are belonging to "Sabi no Wa" carry out and initiate creative activities, and dye their feathers in vivid colors.
Out Ring females are representative examples of "corrupted females". It is one of the worst situations to be associated with this group of females, with those in society do their best to avoid falling into their company.
MalesGold Ring city.
They are symbolized as the "light", the "sky", or the "Yang(陽)". It means they are suitable to creators such as artists and musicians, and any entertainers. They positively carry out initiatively creative activities. In their Netive land, any entertainments such as songs, music, and operas depends on them. At Gold Ring also, they brought big influence that led to a major shift in the every entertainments of whole of city. See Also: Gold Ring
Relationship with females: They are protected by females who function as "defensive wall" for them, due to their careless behavior and lacked physical strength. They just live their life the way they would like. But, those behavior naturally give the "spiritual healing" to females. Hence, males always play role as the "inhibitor" to female's brutality even if they do anything.
|Build||Avian, their body is slender and their bones narrow and hollow to enable flight. Individuals who fly frequently may have a puffy and well-rounded chest.|
|Plumage||Their feathers are vivid and striking in colour with bright and exotic tones.|
|Tailtip||Every individual has a unique and beautiful decorative feather similar to a peacock's or confuciusornis' plumage. Twins may show mirrored patterns.|
|Height||Slightly smaller than females. Approximately 140 centimeters. (Around 4'6" feet.) on average.|
|Horns||Small and discrete, and may be covered with long hair.|
|Fangs||Similarly small and discrete. Cannot be seen when mouth is closed.|
|Beak||Very similar to the classic bill of a bird.|
|Legs||Slender legs like a bird with thin talons. And their toes show anisodactyl.|
|Wings||Feathered enough for gliding, some younger and lighter individuals can fly.|
|Diet||Softer foods like fruits and worms.|
|Personality and behavior||Hedonism, facile, innocent, cherubic, chatty, amiable, glib talker, and idealism. Their mentality is some childish and youthful forever. They are easy to become emotional, talk to anyone positively due to their talkative nature.|
|Vocalisation||Individuals who have learned to sing have a high pitched voice, and can sing aloud in beautiful tones. Those who have not still possess a squawky and chirpy voice, and can communicate with simple cries when not speaking.|
|Role||Entertainers; musicians, artists, singers, dancers, actors, and models.|
|Impression||They often are favorably impressed from other races, due to their glib talker mouth, amiable behavior, and adorable appearances. Because of this, being opposite to females, most of them are treated well blindly.|
The first Nevrean design displayed males with three fingers, meanwhile they now have four fingers.
Notice for good perception:
When it comes to males in particular, it could be said that their personality is akin to a young little kids from Earth. The adjectives hedonism and idealist are here to define a specific trait reflecting their habit of being dreamy and to live off in their own world. But we should keep in mind that they are not fool.
Though males that show a muted or dull color scheme like that of females are regarded as inferior or ugly male, in Natives, they are evaluated if they are good at singing. And about their inferior appearance, it is evaluated as individuality.
But in city, even if such males have too beautiful singing voice, they are not evaluated because urban people evaluate only appearance. Since founded "Sabi no Wa", such males match to them, and work at some kind of progressive activities.
Their wings of ones who have not any abnormalities in their health, continue growing throughout their life. But some of urban males may cut their wings for ones' jobs or personal reasons. Because their flying ability don't make sense so much at urban areas.
Genitalia and reproduction system
They are oviparous, hence they don't have a navel or breasts. They have cloaca for function of reproductive and excretory.
Females have ovulation cycle that occurs every from few months to half year, and they will incubate it if there is a possibility of fertilized eggs. They lay one egg at a one time and eggs hatch in 7 to 8 months. Children are taken care by mainly females until hit to the adult ceremony.
Females maybe don't have clitoris. ::Note:: This is has not been decided yet.
Males have a slit, and their penile structure is identical to reptiles. Their penis is not normally exposed, even during sexual intercourse. Copulation is possible even if the male does not use the penis as their mating is similar to the intercourse of modern birds from Earth. However, it is still possible for males to expose their penis via special training, but this is done in only urban males, mainly for satisfying the sexual demands and fetishes from other races. Hence urban male prostitutes have achieved allowing to expose their penis at all times or when circumstances require. Due to their cloaca structure along oviparous nature, urine is not expelled from the penis which is used exclusively for semen.
As an aside, native nevreans consider sexual intercourse exclusively for reproductive purposes, and never pursue it for pleasure in any way. See also: Sexuality and reproduction rules in native nevrean culture
Physical descriptionkeel) or keel similar to that of sergals in the middle of their chest.
Compared to other Eltus races, their bodies are shorter and thinner. And have long, thin whiplike tails with ornamental feathers on tailtip.
Aged nevreans show some white feathers sparsely, also some person maybe have chipped wounds in their beak or horns.
If they grow fat, their chest will have a fat than an abdomen, it make them like a pigeon breast.
Head and face
Their eyes face forwards, and their eyes are comparatively big.
Voice and cries
Both genders have a voice that echoes a lot. Their natural tone oscillates between tenor and soprano. Basically though, male voices are high-pitched, and female voices are low-pitched. Both genders are excessively noisy when they quarrel. But females are generally quiet and taciturn due to their traditional culture, and females' throat structure make them difficult for singing and tongue twister.
Ecology and behaviorEltus races, but they possess remarkable intelligence and manual dexterity. They are skilled at precision engineering, but lack the physical endurance needed for labor-intensive mass production jobs.
Though they are divided into creator males and audience females, both genders greatly value music, arts, and beautiful things. And they consider spiritual sense to music and poem important.
Family and childcare
Both genders have an equal role in child rearing. However, the tougher and more serious females take this the most seriously, and males may choose own time to play.
Native nevreans would feed their young regurgitated foodstuffs. Urban nevreans make use of commercial food preparations, though they may still feed through regurgitation if they are unable to afford these.
They are generally carnivorous, but they will eat various seeds, fruits, nuts and berries depending on what they are able to harvest. Beans are also a staple food.
Females in particular will seek out and consume small game animals such as mice, birds and insects. On occasion they may hunt and kill larger game up to the size of a deer. Males tend to prefer more tender fare like fruits and worms, but their diet is overall quite similar.
All nevreans love a music, as racial sense, and they treat it as important traditional culture that have been handed down from generation to generation in nevrean race history. They never forget, abandon it from their culture. Even as for urban area, musicians and composers include many nevreans. But we should keep in mind that they show clearly difference according to gender role also in musicality, generally females devote themself wholly to audiences, and males become positively creators. And there are big regional difference in musicality between Native nevreans and Urban nevreans;
|Native music||No lyrics, and no musical score because there are no text in Nevrea land. They use traditional musical instrument, and males traditionally provide the melody with their high pitched instrumentation and voice, while females set the rhythm with their lower pitched voices and percussion performed with their beaks.|
|Urban music||There are lyrics and musical score unlike Native music. They use electronic musical instrument, hence electronic music is main genre.|
Natives songs and music include special spiritual metaphors hiding the "Secret of Vilous". But, those things are able to understand by only nevreans. If other races listen those things, they may get something like "insanity", due to feeling incomprehensible, enigmatic, and arcane against those. Therefore, to prevent the occurrence of such case, female nevreans gene made themselves instinctive secretiveness nature. Then native females unconsciously try to hold their songs and music among only nevreans.
Many of urban male musicians prefer to create electronic music as a matter of course. It is caused from genetic nature and role of male nevreans in all probability.
Children and adolescents
While nevreans are known as clear gender difference, all nevrean children have no gender difference until reach to adult.
Before pubertyEltus races.
They begin to grow their light brown plumage at around 2 years of age. Although traces may be visible beforehand, they will not begin to show their true colors until puberty.
A females' talons are of a slightly different shape, though this cannot be easily determined before their other gender characteristics begin to show during puberty. In rare cases this change will not occur at all.
Little difference between genders is apparent either physically or in personality prior to puberty. This is reached at around 11-12 years. Nevrean children of both genders may engage in "play" flight.
::Note:: Whether these times are in Earth years or Tal years has not been decided yet; the difference between time on Earth and time on Tal also has not been decided yet.
During puberty, their sexual characteristics begin to become obvious. Males may grow faster in earlier puberty but females will ultimately grow taller and stronger over a longer period.
All nevrean children possess wings capable of flight prior to puberty, however, females will become increasingly heavy along they start to reach puberty, as which they will no longer be usable for flight. Because of this, females will most often have their wings cut and removed. Even if they didn't remove their wings artificially, female wings will eventually fall off naturally, and never regrow new ones. For natives, every female will have their wings cut as a coming of age rite.
Males will undergo a loss in bone density and their body will become relatively more lightweight and fragile as they approach adulthood. In contrast, females continue to gain bone and muscle mass, thus they require a diet higher in fats and protein while males will develop fine on their usual diet of fruit and tender animal food.
Learning for adults
Native nevreans will learn rules for each gender along strict and formed gender roles of their traditional culture. Read more: Details of learning for adults in native nevrean culture
Urban nevreans such as those of Gold Ring will have a less traditional upbringing due to their cultural interaction with sergals and agudners.
Weapons and Combat
Their most favored weapon is the bow and arrow. Less skilled individuals may stick to lightweight firearms and knives. They perform best at longer ranges, and while their weapons can be used at middle range, they are less proficient in this area. Urban nevreans use relatively light guns, but females can use heavier guns and bows if they are physically capable of handling them.
In nevrean culture, weapons are considered for female use . But there are not antipathy to males handle bows because archery is common culture for both gender, and their accuracy with them is on par with females.
In unarmed situations (females only)
Talon kicks, bites, scratches, pouncing attacks taking advantage of their sharp appendages and natural agility.
Their strategy is to inflict deep cuts resulting in major blood loss. They show lethal efficiency at close range due to their expertise with knives and melee combat.
A female nevrean’s body is naturally gifted with many natural weapons, far more so than the males. Possessing a rugged physique, large raptor like talons and strong jaws filled with razor sharp fangs. A females jaws are stronger than any sergals', and inflict serious injury.
Talon kicks and knives are the favorite weapons of bandit females.
Combat style and abilityEltus races. The trade off is that their running speed is outmatched by sergals, though it still exceeds the agudners.
An additional weakness is their reduced leg strength and stamina compared to other Eltus races. Their overall physical durability is poor, and they are less likely to survive serious injuries.
Combat is generally the reserve of females, but in urban areas males may also be employed as bodyguards by merchants. However, they will usually be relegated to rear guards and other areas less in need of protection.
Although physically superior to males, female nevreans are nonetheless still not as robust as other Eltus races. Consequently, when they encounter primitive creatures, they will attack from the back ranks using ranged weapons. In combat with larger beasts, they will stop short at killing and merely attempt to drive them off. Close to mid range combat with primitive creatures is beyond the capability of even females.
Due to the location of Nevrea land, combat with other races is a rare occurrence and they are not exposed to the ancient primitive creatures that the sergals share their territory with. As such, they are not reliant on the resources these creatures provide. In cases where close combat with other races is unavoidable, they will attempt night ambushes, attacking their targets vital areas with their fangs, talons and knives under the cover of darkness.
Female nevreans, while lacking in brute strength, may compensate with lethally accurate bow strikes and lacerations with their blades that incur grievous blood loss.
Case of males combat
Males however, are nearly powerless in direct combat but can serve a support role in battle. Since some can fly, they can use elevation to their advantage for reconnaissance. Their beak still has the strength that is able to sever fingers and appendages like cutting pliers, and their piercing and echoing cries can serve as rescue signal, so any friend, ally nearby, or even individual will most likely rush in to see what's going on after hearing it.
Society and culture
The natives of Nevrea Land, in contrast to Urban nevreans who have made Gold Ring their home, show distinct differences in their culture and personality.
Native Nevreans are written as "ネブリャン" or "ネヴリャン"(Névuryan). in Japanese notation.
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Why females protect males?
Because the female is the primary caregiver, they invest much of their physical resources into this role. By contrast, the males main role is merely that of sperm-donor. Hypothesis; If females don't have humanity at all, it was accepted for females to kill the males once they had played their reproductive role to avoid their competition for resources.
Males cultivated their own beauty to give "spiritual healing" to females. They use their beauty to inspire sympathy from otherwise cold-hearted females and encourage them to live with them as "a whole". Male nevreans' role, "the beauty" is able to limit females' brutality.
There is little physical affection shown by females towards their offspring as they do not breast feed. They place more social value on their male partners instead. The children learn to see their parents bond as a model to follow, and forge their gender identity from observing this relationship.
Loss of valued males can see a breakdown in the social order of remaining females. Having lost a partner to place their faith in, they may turn to lawlessness after losing their place in society. Widowed females may conspire together as bandit, and kill and pillage travelers. They will have little trust for each other, united only by a common interest in their own survival. Their traditional lifestyle values the survival of the males to avoid this sort of situation occurring.
Miscellaneous nevrean knowledgeShigu territory, but they are generally only workers and merchants captured while traveling the eastern lands. nevreans would not visit Shigu territory voluntarily due to distance and language. Only a few Native nevreans, mainly males, have been captured from the western nevrean lands. Most workers in the Shigu clan are captured from other races with combatants being entirely sergals. Had captured nevreans been used in combat, General Rain's invasion of Gold Ring may have been more successful.
There is a misconception that females can be "noisy and foul-mouthed" However such behavior is generally the preserve of the males. Females are wary about the repercussions of careless banter. Female bandits use profanity to curse and bully their victims, or if they have a clear intent to kill. Those who inhabit bars or cantinas may use rough language while drunk or in casual relationships.
Urban and new age nevrean females are more likely to banter like males as their traditions have faded. Out Ring females are especially foul mouthed, expressing the emotional pain caused by the loss of their males who is a role to limit their brutality.
Male nevreans generally like to spread memes, especially urban males who can be fond of gossip, and are prone to spreading misinformation, especially when they have access to communication networks. Females may attempt to limit the spread of harmful gossip.
Their origin for the name is the anagram of "raven".
About the originally base of nevreans, while their appearances have been described as avians and feathered dinosaurs, but there's also "alien", "doll", and "fairies such as hobbits and dwarfs". Particularly their appearances without feathers are considerably similar to alien. The elements of "alien" and "fairies" show a whole of them, and "doll" mainly shows male nevreans, means abstract concept of "a virtual body such as avatar". In contrast, there are abstract concept "a physical body in real world" for females.
At first, their gender differences and role were explained as opposite to humans, but this explanation is an wrong as rigorous concept. Exactly, they display symmetrical natures are similar to element of Yin-Yang. A meanings of Yang(陽) that corresponds to male nevreans includes "male principle", and Yin(陰) for females includes "female principle".
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