Ailidae adhere to a certain standard when they're created. Much like canines, they have a given build and common coat colors, but traits vary based on anything from class to their habitat. Ailidae are found all over the world and have adapted to different climates to suit their needs, though the basis of their species includes all of the same main components designed by the God of Dreams.
An Ailidae's luck traits spawn from the original Ailidae, Doom and Rapture. This allows there to be two luck traits for their magic to follow, and is determined at birth. Luck traits are unchangeable, but do not necessarily define the personality or temperament of the Ailidae itself.
No luck association is unheard of, excluding the single Ailidae, Null, that was an anomaly born of the overwhelming power of the two original Ailidae.
Ailidae are not directly comparable to any one canine breed. They carry a general set of qualities for the most common builds, though these occasionally vary depending on climate, upbringing, or other genetic factors.
Ears are always semi-tipped or floppy in some regard. They almost never stand to a direct point.
Ailidae have antlers comparable to deer. The most common types are nubs (underdeveloped in adults) and multi-pronged antlers. Rare Ailidae possess the gene to have smooth antlers with no prongs, resembling horns more than deer antlers.
Antlers come in various lengths, but are commonly less than 25cm. Rare Ailidae antlers can become elongated.
They are similarly sized to tamaskan dogs, with adult males averaging 60cm in height and adult females averaging in 53cm.
The most common coat length in AIlidae is medium, similar to border collies. This may vary based on climate.
The Ailidae world is one very similar to our own. It has the same 4 basic climates around the globe: dry, temperate, tropical, continental, and polar. Ailidae have spread to all far corners of their world and have adapted to each climate in order to thrive there. There are a few small differences in some of the climates they've taken to.
Continental and temperate zones are where the most common Ailidae are found. They generally have no major differences than the basic Ailidae due to the overall moderate climate found in these areas.
Dry zone Ailidae tend to have thinner fur to withstand the higher temperatures. They also more commonly have darker coloring under their eyes to prevent sun damage. They can appear slimmer and more long-legged than some Ailidae.
Polar zone Ailidae have much thicker fur than any others so they can protect themselves from the harsh winter or arctic weather. They also tend to have thicker builds and more compact features.
Accessories are seen as a symbol of power and respect in the Ailidae culture, as the original Ailidae were gifted various jewels and feathers by the people they protected. This is a tradition passed on through the generations.
Some of the most common accessories found on Ailidae are
Ribbons & Cloths
Antler tips are passed down from generations of fallen Ailidae as a mark of gratitude or importance. They are generally passed down through familial ties, though are occasionally given through ceremony. Antler tips are not often found on Bad Luck Ailidae.
Ailidae can come in three possible classes, determining how frequently specific genes are carried through each Ailidae.
Common Ailidae exhibit few special qualities or additional power, and are the most frequent types of Ailidae seen.
Uncommon Ailidae most often carry recessive coat pigment genes and are the likeliest to carry unnatural pigment in their coats. Most Uncommon Ailidae have one or more cases of discoloring in their coat or eyes.
Rare Ailidae carry estranged traits and recessive genes. They are the most powerful Ailidae, and are almost always the oldest as rare Ailidae's lifespans are longer than others. Rare Ailidae are able to grow antlers made of natural materials - stone, precious metals, wood, ice - and can have natural elements growing from their bodies. Ailidae of this class can have any number of strange absurdities in their genetics are still being discovered!
Anomaly Ailidae are incredibly rare anomalies amongst the Ailidae species and carry the absolute inexplainable and strange physical traits. These generally include physical mutations (bone structure, exceptionally unusual magicks, etc) but the limit to these traits has yet to be discovered.
Ailidae coats are typically natural in coloration, with few exceptions toward blue tones. Most, particularly common classes, will have coats of varying shades of browns, tans, greys, and slate-blues. These are always fairly muted colors, though, and would never be seen with any bright or neon colors except in the rarest of occasions. Bright colors are a very rare genetic defect, but even in these cases the colors would be subdued.
Their eyes come in any variation of colors as a gift from the God of Dreams. Discolored sclerae are uncommon, and solid-colored or glowing eyes are rare.
Their antlers can come in any range of colors, and can contain up to two colors. Antlers are almost always solid in color, though occasionally appear with a natural gradient from dark to light. Markings on antlers are uncommon.
The magical abilities Ailidae possess were a gift from the God of Dreams to aid them in their abilities to protect the world around them. This magic manifests in various ways. In most of the older Ailidae, or the closer the bloodline to the original Ailidae, their magical capabilities are strong in mental magic. They are the most powerful dream-walkers, and their magic thrives in the various magicks pertaining to the mind.
Ailidae have also developed further magic skills as their generations expanded and can have a large variety of capabilities with their magic. Their magic is always influenced by their luck.