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A Marsh Kaasht's Personality
There are two 'types' of Marsh kaasht. The first consists of the Marshes that actually live in Tryne's swamps and marshes. These reclusive Marsh kaasht are much like wolves, living in Packs (not Clans) with a hierarchy based on strength. They are feral creatures, and though not inherently cruel, they are highly xenophobic and have little to do with other kaasht breeds. They often attack non-Marsh trespassers in their swamps, though calmer Packs may hide until the intruder has left. These untamed kaasht avoid Alcaine and other large cities like plague, though small towns and villages may attract a more tolerant Marsh or two.
The second variety of Marsh kaasht contains the more civilised variety that actually dwell in cities like Alcaine. Though they retain a Marsh's fiery temper and respect for strength, they are usually nowhere near as racist as their Pack-going kin. Some city-going Marshes are those that willingly left their Pack to become a city-dweller, but the majority are actual descendents of such Marshes.
The two varieties of Marsh kaasht have a strong dislike of one another, and do not willingly socialise.
Marsh Kaasht Society
What a Marsh Kaasht Looks Like
Marsh kaasht resemble Forest kaasht, albeit larger and much more muscular. Their legs are long to hold their bodies out of the swamps, but powerfully built to fight the suction of the murky terrain. Their fur is very short, thick, and exudes a greasy, waterproof coating to repel swamp water and muck. The fur of their tails is extremely short on both males and females. Their eyes are slightly larger than standard, and their ears are small with thickly furred insides so as to keep swamp water out. Females' ears do not have tufts. The manes of male Marsh kaasht are vastly different from the manes of the other breeds. It is zebra-like, being a short, scruffy line of thick fur following the neck and spine to end beyond the shoulder blades. Marsh kaasht cannot retract their claws, which are much larger than usual, and extra tough so as to resist breaking.
The defining characteristic of Marsh kaasht are their large, sabre-like upper canines. On males these canines grow extremely long, while on females they are much smaller, jutting at most an inch or two below the chin. These sabre canines do not grow until the kaasht is in its second level. Like snakes, Marsh kaasht can open their mouths extremely wide so as to use their deadly teeth in ferocious bites. They do not, however, dislocate their lower jaw to do so---the jaw muscles are simply very elastic.
Quick conversion: 2.4 kaasht years=1 human year. 1 level=10 human years. Read more about how kaasht age here.
Height by Level
Length by Level
A Marsh Kaasht's abilities fall into the range of poison and venom. They also have abilities that are common to all kaasht, such as a blade and a dragon form. Click on the links below to go to their abilities, or the abilities that any kaasht can have.
Marsh Kaasht Abilities
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