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Eyrin: The ruling and oldest species, the Eyrin are referred to as the 'Children of the Earth,' due to their origins. Human's modern myths of elves were once based off of these creatures. Usually standing around six feet tall, the Eyrin are characterized by their striking appearance; very pale skin with hair the same color as their flesh at it's roots, until it slowly fades into a dark copper color. The insides of their mouths are a dark shade of bronze as are the outlines of their eyes. The eyes of this species have no white to them, only a large pupil around a copper flecked iris that fades into a soft honey color. Their pale skin is marked with an assortment of scars, something each is born with. The mark varies per person, like a fingerprint [considering Eyrins have no fingerprints...] It is usually found disappearing into their hairline from their cheek bones and across their hands and torsos; the lines resemble vague leaves and etches of ancient symbols. This race lives for eons, their population being relatively small because their lives are so long; they are able to use magick and have super-enhanced senses/abilities in addition to long life. Occasionally, a few may develop unusual gifts based on their surrounding environment.
The Fey: The second most powerful group of supernaturals, the Fey are made up of sylphs, nymphs, aethern, and dryads, most of which could be considered 'elementals.' The Fey are usually described effeminate and diaphanous. All four species within the title closely resemble each other and are often seen amongst one another without much differentiation. Dryads are associated with the earth, nymphs with water [mermaids and nymphs have a tumultuous relationship], sylphs with fire, and aethern with air. They are often accompanied by a sort of small pet, almost always supernatural in origins; however, a few have taken a liking to the occult species of big cats. The Fey can live for thousands of years.
Goblin: Short and stout, goblins usually don't reach over four and a half feet. Their skin is often an ashy shade of gray or light brown and their eyes are characteristically beady and black. Most have scars on their torsos and arms from working in the forges, along with short horns on the tops of their heads. A different, very rare type of goblin differ by the fact they have no horns, and their long gnarled fingers; only a few still survive and are usually seen as sort of secretaries for the council. Both breeds have short, pointed teeth and live for a few thousand years.
Troll: Though the many different types have varying characteristics, most share a basic appearance including hulking size, wideset eyes, and a large nose. Most breeds of this race stick with a mate for life. Some have tusks, horns, or even fangs. Their skin is a range of shades and can sometimes have stripes or spots on their appendages. Trolls have earth-related abilities, can often detect lies and have a knack for discovering lost thing, though the powers depend on the type of Troll. They live for hundreds of years.
Witch: Resembling humans is almost every way, witches are gifted with the ability to harness and use magick, all types of it. They age very slowly and can often live up to 800 years or so, but their vitality is dependent on their magick; the less ability they have, the closer their lifespan is to that of a normal human. Because of this, witches are often in covens, a sort of family, and are constantly learning more about spells and whatnot. Witches almost always have a familiar, though the species of the animal depends on the witchs' preference.
Necromancer: Similar to witches, though these creatures' abilities resemble demons, as they get their power from the Fates, giving them a darker connotation. In addition to being able to raise the dead/communicate with spirits, Necromancers can take energy from the spirits they summon. Often times, necromancers will have scars on their arms of other body parts from giving flesh offerings in order to complete some difficult seances.
Shade: Shades are shapeshifting shadow creatures, often companions to Necromancers or Demons. They are able to blend in with/travel through shadows. They are tangible, but can change that usually whenever they choose. Most cannot talk, but instead use telepathy if there is a bond established with the person or through physical contact. Some of the more experienced ones can project their thoughts to anyone, without a bond or contact, along with being able to speak and appear human. Their lifespan is unknown and they are said to be created from the remnants of souls and dark magic
Demon: There are many different types, some including shape-shifters. Demons are characterized by their association from the Otherworld; they do not get their powers/abilities from the Tree, but instead from the Fates, giving their magick a darker nature. Demons are not necessarily evil, they just find themselves more comfortable with the shadier elements of the world around them. Appearance and lifespan is dependent on what kind of demon it is. Demons are highly diverse in appearance and in abilities.
Ophidian: Called 'snake-people' by the more modernized, slang speaking supernaturals. Ophidians have a human-like design, but are covered, from head to toe, in scales. Their tongues are split and their pupils closely resemble slits. Basically, they're snakes with a human skeleton. Not many are venomous, but the ones that are usually have indicative scale patterns, just like regular snakes.
Marked: Exactly like humans, aside from heightened senses, being stronger and faster, a slightly extended lifespan, and being born with dark, swirling marks over most of their bodies. They are unusual, but not quite rare and find it the easiest to blend in with the human race. They are represented in the occult council, but not given full council rights, as they are viewed as merely a better version of the human race instead of a full-fledged occult. On extremely rare occasions [it almost never happens] a Marked will be born with wings.
Merfolk: Not quite the creatures from Disney. These powerful people are humanoid with their lower halves resembling a fish. Their entire skin is covered by almost-invisible scales and their teeth/dagger-like nails resemble fish bones in their makeup rather than the usual human enamel and whatnot; their eyes are usually large with abnormally large pupils. Their lifespan, depending on their area, can sometimes exceed over 200 years.
Panes: Resembling a sort of human/goat or deer hybrid, Panes are ancient creatures sometimes called satyrs. They have horns that, depending on their breed, may be short and curled, or resemble something closer to antlers. Their lower half is usually covered in a fur, again depending on breed, that can be short and smooth, or longer and shaggy. Both types have speckles of darker colored skin, usually found on their forearms, cheekbones, ribs, and fingertips. These creatures can live for a few centuries.
Oracles: Descended from those of Delphi, the Oraclean race resemble humans in every manner, though sometimes their eye color has been known to be considered highly unusual in the modern world. These creatures experience extended lifespans [up to about 400 years old] and have psychic gifts, such as visions of the future [though some have much more specified powers], psychometry, visions of the past, and being able to see what is happening, but far away from them.
Sighted: Humans with the ability to see their surroundings as they really are...without glamour. This capability sometimes fades in and out, giving them mere glimpses of the Arcane races, though some are able to see through the disguises all of the time [with some practice.]
Stolen: Though they are technically illegal, a few occasionally pop up. Stolen are humans taken by a demon, shade, or magic user for their own personal benefit, it usually involves the disfigurement of the human and results with it's creator having a sort of warrior-slave that only obeys the person who produced it.
Humans: A considerably young and arrogant race, they are without knowledge of their surroundings or any remarkable magical gifts. Many occults refer to them as the 'Senseless.'
*Note: All species on this list include male and female, and their glamours, used if they do not already appear human, can vary ethnically from others in their species. Many supernaturals have immigrated to NYC and therefore add to the city's diverse nationalities.