Chuikhas have a centaur-esque body shape built for speed and covering long distances. Their body is usually matte, though there are many other textures with some individuals sporting a mixture of them. They’ve also been known to grow additional appendages such as wings and tails, or even protrusions such as exoskeletons and spines.
All individuals start off with horns, which are naturally ribbed and curve up then back. They grow at a similar rate to hair and can be styled in any sort of manner. It is common for Chuikhas who reach or surpass adolescence to style their horns by super-heating them, then shaping them while in that molten form. Their horns can sometimes break off in parts but are able to grow back. Some Chuikhas choose to completely shave off their horns, though they must be constantly maintained in order to keep up this no-horns look.
Chuikhas’ ears are batlike and curve upwards, mimicking a set of horns. The longer the ears are, the narrower or thinner they are and vice versa.
Their hair is coarse but can have just as many texture and style variations as human hair. It can also be found on more than just the top of the head, often sprouting from their necks as a mane or on their chest region around their core. The only place hair cannot grow is on their claw and pedal pads.
Chuikhas can have varying eye styles, as well, though there are three common variants. Dark eyes have colored pupils with matching irises, and dark scleras. Inverted eyes have colored pupils, dark irises, and light scleras. Eclipse eyes have dark pupils, light irises, and dark scleras. Of course, there are many other combinations available, they just aren’t as common and as such, do not have names.
A Chuikha’s core is usually centered on their chest. Their core is what powers them as an individual, essentially like a heart that’s visible from the outside. It is made of very hard, organic materials, with the most common being clay, and harder rock and brittle metals being less common. There is, however, no power difference between materials, only aesthetic differences.
✦ Hands & Claws
Chuikhas have an interesting body shape, with arms that are longer than their legs, that can usually reach the ground when held to the side. They are tipped with abnormally large foreclaws, though smaller ones are also possible. At the base of each foreclaw is a pad.
✦ Haste Chargers
Their chargers are located on their hind legs and are used to generate additional, species-specific energy. Chuikhas refer to their form of energy as “haste.” While they can recover stamina from food and rest, they obtain haste through performing physical activity. Because of this, they seem to be able to run for forever!
Chuikhas most commonly have four legs, with a pedal pad at the base of each clawed foot.