Moonicorns are equids that come in a variety of sizes and coat colors/types. The main distinguishing factor that separates Moonicorns from Unicorns is the three sets of horns growing from a Moonicorn’s head.
Female Moonicorns are usually fertile in early Spring, but some have gone into their reproductive cycle as late as early Fall. If a mating occurs during the time in which the female is fertile, she will carry the foal for about 11 months (provided her partner is equally fertile).
Birth – 4 (Infant)
4 – 8 (Youth)
8 – 12 (Young Adult)
12 – 16 (Cusp)
16 – 20 (Adult)
From the moment of birth until the age of 4, Moonicorns are considered infant and remain close to their family unit. They are eventually taught basic knowledge and reasoning as well as social mores and traditions.
At the age of 4, Moonicorns advance to the Youth stage. Their education becomes more advanced, and they get used to accompanying various adults to better understand different roles and abilities of adults.
At the age of 8 Moonicorns are considered young adults. They are not assisting various adults in their roles. This stage is not sedentary as most Moonicorns drift from one thing to another until they find something that suits them. The Moonicorn’s ‘ram’ horns begin to grow towards the latter half of this stage. This stage ends when the Moonicorn turns 12.
At the age of 12, Moonicorns are in a strange ‘Cusp’ stage. In this stage very little is required of them, however they are encouraged to read, exercise, and learn more in order to hone the natural abilities they possess. As such, most Moonicorns use this time to test their physical and mental endurance. The Moonicorn’s nose horns begin to grow in this stage.
Moonicorns are considered adults at the age of 16. At this point they are brought through a ritual ceremony which helps to jump-start the growth of their center spiral horn. The Moonicorn chooses one of the 3 general power focuses.
All Moonicorns possess a set of Ram-Like horns seated atop the head just beside their ears. This set of horns grows in tandem, until it curves back and thickens to protect the top and rear of the skull. These horns are used mostly do deliver blunt blows in order to discourage fighting.
Also, a singular thick spiral horn grows from their brow. This horn is in the center of the front of the skull about 2 inches above eye height. This horn is light to the point of feeling almost hollow. This is the horn which protrudes directly from the section of the brain which controls a Moonicorn’s focused powers. If this horn suffers any damage, the Moonicorn’s specific ability will suffer. The horn does regenerate albeit slowly and with much effort on the part of the Moonicorn.
The last set of horns sprout from the top of the Moonicorn’s nose. They are small and thick, but sharp. They stop growing once the Moonicorn reaches maturity. These are used specifically for fighting with intent to wound the opponent.
Control – The control or manipulation of physical materials. Basically all the Kinesises of the Kinesisi family.
Unseen – Enchancement/Manipulation or any ability pertaining to the unseen abilities. These abilities consist of mental, emotional, astral, or energy variety.
Enhance – Any augmentation or enhancement of physical abilities. These abilities are usually already possessed of the individual, but they could develop from other physical areas.
Moonicorns have cloven hooves.
Moonicorns are omnivores, and their teeth reflect it. Their teeth are placed in ordinary Equid places, but their front teeth differ greatly from the norm. Back teeth are molars for grinding, but front teeth are incisors, bicuspids, and canines for holding and tearing into meat. This helps them eat and process meat as well as vegetation. Individual diets and preferences vary.
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