It CAN be were-somethings, but I want to hear about the unique ones you created yourself. I like reading about similar fantasy races to my own and see how much the same or different we all make our own fantasy races.
My shapeshifting race
I have a shapeshifting race that lives in Elgana. They look like puffs of black clouds hovering in the air. They have red, pupil-less eyes. But they can shapeshift into any race and creature.
The only thing is that they can’t imitate color very well, so if they tried to turn into a blue-feline race, they would have black, purple, or black with indigo fur mixed in.
They can generate black pupils, two on each side or one on each side, whatever they feel like.
They used to be called the Shaa in my world building notes, but that will change Shaa is such a lame name. I just took it from “shadow” on a whim because I needed to call them something.
They know the language of the world and have their own language. It’s a guttural language of throat grunts and such. There’s a written version as well.
They don’t have limits to what they can become. Any living thing, big or small, they can change into. Those with stronger powers (in terms of hierarchy) can maintain their forms for as long as they want. Those with weaker powers can only maintain for a day.
They howl like wolves, but they are not wolves.
What else… They’re meat eaters, they are born from the shadows of lava kind of like elemental creatures, and most are born without a biological gender.
I can’t think of anything else to add to mine, so tell me about yours.
Now I have a question.
Question: How does one defeat/destroy your shapeshifter species?
For me, it is by the magick of the moon, Lunar Magick. It cancels out their Shadow Magick and is much stronger, so it can end up destroying them.