Species: Jolvin

Jolvin

Summary

The Jolvin is a nocturnal, thick-furred carnivorous predator that rules the top of the food chain in the cold regions of Ourani.

Index

  1. Habitat
  2. Phenotype
    2.1 Coloring
  3. Breeding/Mates
  4. Diet/Food Chain Placement
  5. Temperament
    5.1 Families
  6. Jolvin Resources
  7. Certified Jolvin Repository

Species Rules

  • You may choose any colors for the Jolvin using its pose set in chat, but for custom characters of this species, it must fit the following guidelines. This is an open species.

  • By making a Jolvin, you are agreeing to respect these wishes and make adjustments to your character if requested.

  • You may not profit off of Jolvin adoptables, but may profit from premade or custom art of existing Jolvin.

Thank you for helping keep Ourani’s species unique and accurate!

Species credit: NVentous and luffy

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Habitat

Jolvin are found in Ourani’s colder regions. This includes taiga forests, frost-bitten plains, and mountainous regions, though they do not frequently climb into the higher reaches of the mountains. The surrounding plains and hills are much more comfortable terrain for them to traverse, and the density of their prey species tends to be higher.

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An example of a male Jolvin, owned by @luffy

Phenotype

Jolvin are very thick, sturdy and large canine-like creatures. On average, adults are 4’ tall at the withers, but can grow to be 6’ tall. They have a lackluster sense of smell and bear a canid-like nose, and dauntingly large teeth that are made enforceable by their strong, muscular jaws.

Their eyesight leaves room for improvement, but their hearing makes up for it; they sport large ears that are excellent at picking up even the faintest sound, making it hard for prey to sneak around. The vibrations caused by other creatures moving is picked up by their paws, which are surprisingly sensitive for how averagely sized they are. These paws are home to very large retractable claws that they used for general traction purposes and for climbing trees.

When climbing, their balance is maintained with their thick tails, which are usually a bit longer than their bodies. Strong legs and heightened agility and stamina allows them to travel at speeds up to 40 MPH.

Thick, dense fur protects the Jolvin from the cold and other weather including hailstorms and snowstorms. They have manes that start on the forehead, drape over their ears, and run down their backs, meshing into their tail’s fur. Running along the back of their front legs and connecting to the middle of their sides is long fur similar to their mane. This also occurs on their back legs, melding into their rear fluff.

Coloring

Sporting many vibrant, cool colors, they tend to blend in with most of Ourani’s cold-climate flora. Warm colors are nonexistent in this species. This means that they are only found with purple, blue, and green coats. Dull colors are common, but appear very sparingly throughout the animal’s coat, usually in areas such as the stomach, legs, or parts of the face.

Their colors are not limited to bright ones, but even their darker colors are vibrant enough to be very noticeable. There are very many different coat variations, and while Jolvin may be seen with any type of marking, it is rare to find them without dapples or other kinds of spots.

The males appear more vibrant than the females, and the females lack the whiskers that the males have.

Color Examples

Please note that the colors you can choose are not restricted to the ones below. These are simply examples of acceptable and unacceptable color ranges.

Acceptable colors, which are cool with blue-tinted purples:

Unacceptable colors, which are warm with red-tinted purples (only exception is skin, which can be pink/salmon):

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Breeding/Mates

The Jolvin breeding season takes place during Ourani’s fog season, to which they are immune. This season is particularly dark and cold, and so it suits the furry beast. The dank surroundings serve the unintentional purpose of making the males appear more attractive to females, their vibrant colors emphasized against their harsh grey surroundings.

Female Jolvin release a pheromone during this season that, when received by the males, make their whiskers glow a subtle cool color. This further emphasizes the males’ attractiveness by a female, but can also serve as an unfortunate deterrent. Males that do not encounter the trails of any females don’t have whiskers that glow, and therefore, when they happen upon their first female, they may lack the luster required to be selected as her mate.

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Diet/Food Chain Placement

Jolvin are strictly carnivorous and are an apex predator of Ourani. They hunt during the night, when they are active, and also tend to scavenge on whatever leftovers are available. They are not picky with their food as long as it is meat, and will dig up insects from the ground or even break open decaying wood to harvest the insects living there. Jolvin are opportunists and will hunt anything they think they can overpower.

Because of their physique, they are on top of the food chain for the colder regions. They are not afraid of any other species in this region; however, where the cold regions border the milder ones, Jolvin may come across the Kissa Karhu, a formidable bear-like creature that is also considered an apex predator. The Jolvin will not bother fighting and can generally outrun them, but will stand their ground when they confront one.

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Temperament

Calling the Jolvin audacious would be an understatement. They are not worried about whether or not other animals are aware of them except for when they are hunting. If you hear deep snarls and roars at night, it’s likely due to two Jolvin sparring for sport, especially during their breeding season. Due to this, they are commonly seen missing patches of fur and are adorned with scars that are a testament to past quarrels. They are not territorial creatures and prefer to roam.

Families

Mothers typically give birth to litters of two, and stay with their pups until they reach one year of age. During this time, the mother teaches her pups how to hunt, scavenge, and fight alongside other necessary skills. After a year passes, the pups leave their mother’s side and begin to live on their own, staying with each other until they are completely confident in their ability to survive alone.

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Jolvin Resources

RULES: READ FIRST!

Please ensure you read over the Jolvin species specs before designing your own out of respect for its concept and Ourani.

Each lineart is for free use by anyone. It cannot be used commercially (IE you cannot sell adopts off this base).

The .PSD will require GIMP, SAI, PhotoShop, or another program to open.

You may not remove any © from the image, but can remove the red warnings.

Thank you!

Male Linearts

jolvinlineart.psd (2.9 MB)

Female Linearts

jolvinlineartfemale.psd (3.0 MB)

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Certified Jolvin Repository:

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Renmaru

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