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 ====Shapeshifters==== ====Shapeshifters====
  
-Shapeshifters are people of any [[race]] who are capable of turning into one or a small number of distinct forms.+Shapeshifters are people with chimerical [[souls]] of any [[race]] who are capable of turning into one or a small number of distinct forms.
  
-Typically, shapeshifters have a humanoid form such as a [[human]] or [[elf]], and are capable of transforming into an animal and possibly an intermediate or related form. For example, [[werewolves]] can turn into a typical humana typical four-footed wolf, and a large hybrid man-wolf.+The ability to shift form is entirely based in the soul and does not require the use of channeling [[mana]] nor does it make the person a mage. Effects that normally stop the use of magic cannot stop a shifter from changing form. Shifter souls are [[Chimerical Realm|chimerical]], originating from the eleventh [[realm]], although it has been long-forgotten to ancient history how chimeras wound up in the [[Primal Realm|Primal]] and [[Planar Realm]]s to begin with.
  
-Shapeshifters are not necessarily simply a humanoid who can turn into an animal. Animals can be born shapeshifters, and are thus an animal that can turn into a humanoid. In an extreme and rare case of an abrupt [[inborn]] ability showing upit may even be possible for a shapeshifter to have two distinct non-humanoid forms, such as a wolf that can turn into a bird without having a humanoid form at all.+Shifters are not necessarily simply a humanoid who can turn into an animal. If a shifter mates with an animal of the appropriate species while in animal formthe offspring can be an animal that can turn into a humanoid.
  
-The ability to shift form is a hereditary [[Change Magic]] trait, insofar as hereditary magical abilities are normally inherited. Not everyone born into a shapeshifting bloodline becomes a shapeshifter, but shapeshifter [[souls]] can only be born into a shapeshifting bloodline, under normal circumstances. Occasionally a random inborn [[Talent]] my pop up out of nowhere, or a [[ritual]] may be used to convey shapeshifting powers. But for the most part, werewolves bear children who can be werewolves. +When a shifter mates with a non-shifter, the children tend to favor the physical appearance of the non-shifter parent. For instance, a [[human]]-appearing werewolf who mates with an [[elf]] will have children that look entirely elven rather than half-elven. However, most of the offspring of shifters and non-shifters on [[Lezaria]] will be non-shifters, while shifter offspring are more common on the [[planes]]. If two shifters of different types interbreed, the offspring might have either or both of the parents' forms. For instance, the children of a werewolf and a [[kitsune]] could be either a werewolf, a kitsune, or be both and able to turn into either a wolf or a fox. Shifters with multiple forms are very rare on Lezaria as their territories don't really overlap, while they're much more common on some planes.
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-When a shapeshifter mates with a non-shapeshifter, the children tend to favor the physical appearance of the non-shifter parent. For instance, a [[human]]-appearing werewolf who mates with an [[elf]] will have children that look entirely elven rather than half-elven.+
  
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