The Beastmen are a group of loosely connected races of unknown origin. They appear as a mixture of hominid and animal. They are different from races such as mermaids, lycans and serpentines in that there is no clear origin or explanation for their existence. Many scholars break their heads over these creatures and many priests put it down to the work of chaotic gods.
Centaurs are by far the most famous and influential of the beastmen. They are one of the ruling races of Labyra and are some of the best cavalry archers in the world. They have the body of a horse with the torso of a hominid. Centaurs are known for being wild and savage. Centaurs have taken to the cyclops religion, and have a special affinity with the god Bagnys. They have formed a sect called the Bagnysian Mysteries. Many of the Bagnysian Mysteries’ rituals involve open drunkenness and the consumption of vast amounts of wine. They also have an affinity with Perandon and claim her as the mother of the first centaurs.
The Satyrs, or Goatmen, are a hominid looking species with the hind legs and horns of a goat. They also have a goat beard, even the females. They live in Nymphtol and are known for raping nymphs that stray to far into the wilderness. While enthusiastic musicians and poets, they are far from civilized and live solitary or in small tribes. Nymphs tried to exterminate the satyrs several times, but they hide and flee into the mountains, forests and caves and thus always return. Recently the satyrs have started gathering in larger numbers under the leadership of their great hero Panhellene, who got his reputation by kidnapping and raping a thunder nymph princess and her husbands.
The Aqrabuamelus are a species that make their home in the Islands of Dragons. They have the upper body of a hominid attached to the body of a scorpion. They are known as fearless warriors and will fight dragons and dinosaurs for food. Their stings contain one of the strongest venoms known to the races of Tegai. If their sting penetrates a dragon’s scales, it is easily able to kill it in minutes.
Kitsune resemble yellow dwarves and live in the Ipponese isles. They have the ears and tails of a fox. Kitsune are very gifted in magic. It is said that as a kitsune becomes better at magic, they will grow more and more tails till a total of nine is reached. A nine-tailed kitsune is able to face dragons, ancient elves and even low-level gods in magical power. Kitsune are masters of illusion and will often hide their fox-like attributes to blend into human society. They are notorious for being thieves and criminals, but this is not entirely true as most are just trying to make a living. Kitsune, unlike other beastmen that have a normal lifespan, can get very old; kitsune of hundreds of years old are not uncommon and some even reach thousands.
Hundred-tails are a rare form of kitsune with hundreds of tails. They are seen as demigods by most other kitsune and are able to tap into khaospower without needing a patron, some even become patrons themselves. There are examples of hundred-tails creating their own doomsayers.
The Nekomimi are a beastmen race that, more than any other beastman race, has integrated into human society. They are common sights in everyday life in Zilverrijk, El-Quam, Ippo, Brineina and Aricia. They appear as humans with cat ears and tail. There are some differences though. They are on average shorter than humans and are unable to grow facial hair. They also remain slim and females often remain flat-chested. Many armies employ Nekomimi auxiliaries as advanced scouts or messengers. Though stuck on the peasant rank in most human societies, some have risen to high positions in Ipponese bureaucracy and there is a knightly Nekomimi house in Zilverrijk called the House of Zwartpoes.
Kappa are the least hominid of the beastmen. They resemble humanoid turtles with a hole in their head that contains water. It is said that they use this water to control spirit force, which they use effectively to trick humans. They have the apparent ability to pull out someone’s soul through their anus and consume it. They are most numerous in Ippo, but have appeared in Mandaria, Soffur and the Pirate Hub. Despite their reptilian appearance, they are warm-blooded and thrive in cold snowy environments.
The false angels, also known as icarai; tengu or birdmen, are one of two species of avian beastmen. The false angels are the most hominid of the two species and only have a large set of bird wings on their back. Allegoyans have in the past mistaken icarai for angels, thus resulting in the name of false angels. Though having somewhat integrated into the human societies like the nekomimi, they keep mostly to their own villages and districts.
Harpies, also known as sirens or seavultures, are one of two species of avian beastmen. They have the torso of a hominid with clawed bird wings instead of arms and the legs and talons of an eagle. They live in Coastal cliffs throughout Amazonia and the Latsian Empire. They are known to distract sailors, with their songs, in hazardous waters in an attempt to sink their ships and feed on the remains. Male harpies are relatively rare, and will mate with several females who all lay one or two eggs in his nest that he then takes care off. The females will go out and gather food for the males and the chicks.
Deep ones are fish-like humanoids that sometimes trade with or infiltrate coastal villages around Tegai. They are mysterious and much of their society and traditions are unknown to the surface races. Even mermaids know little about the Deep Ones as they live in the deepest parts of the oceans and seas. Some scholars have linked them with the cults of Gersonisos, Acvelbekus and other Sealed Ones.