Iugishi are dragon and/or saurian like creatures. Adults are as tall or taller than humans. They have lightley scaled bodies and a thick leatherly skin, which sometimes is characterized by a strip pattern. The color of their skin is hereditary: there are clans with yellow, blue and green skin. There exist red skinned people too - but they mainly are extincted.
Tones of rose in the skin pattern of other clans indicate their blood relationship to the red skinned ones. Every clan has another color of skin.
These creatures are almost hairless. Everybody who still has some hair shows it very proudly. Hair sometimes still grows in a thin brush-like manner on the backside of the head. It is bent togehter like a samurai braid. Hair on the legs is very chic.
They have long pointed ears, and an elongate head with a bulged forehead and temples. Their respiratory system is sitting on every side of the neck - as little holes. So they don't have noses.
The pupils of their eyes are very voluminous. Like humans they have various colors.
Iugishis have overdimensional long arms, big hands each with five fingers and dark claws. Their feet have only four toes and one little toe on the backside of the heel, that is useful for stabilization.
Contrary to humans they have no fully developed spine. Their upper body is partly sitting in a bowl-like carapace that prevents a tilting-over. So the upper body is kept into a straight position.
On the point where humans have a rudimentary bone (at the end of the spine inbetween the butt cheeks), Iugishi have a little prolongation. The function of that one I will explain later.
Their name for their species:
Variing from clan to clan they have different names for themselves. In their language there exists a superiour name for the species in general, but every family defines herself as a subordinate race - and so every clan has another race name.
Currently the only race name that I know is that one of the yellow skinned people. That sounds a little bit like: Kîrrr-ak-tarr-urrr-rriktrii-ft.
If you imagine that their language is a mixture of currs, clicks and smacking noises, that name sounds like a melody.
They are mainly eating raw and unspiced meat. They spice it for the purpose to make the meat taste more intensive or to gild displeasing aromas.The amount of the food they consume is not so great as the one humans consume.
Family and kids:
Because Iugishi are a reptiloid species the women spawn. The fertilized spawn is collected and embedded into a basin. The babies first look like tiny black spots, surrounded by a collodial sweet tasting compound. While the little "polliwogs" are growing they eat the sweet compound, which is (like caviar) considered as a delicassy in the adults rows.
Now they are looking for how fast the kids grow - there are five stages:
- The "polliwog" surrounded by the sweet compound.
- The baby gets a tail
- The baby gets arms and legs.
- Now the Iugishi gets a burst of growth. The breast-carapace is formed and he can walk straight like humans. In that stadium it looks like a black "polliwog" with a cubic head that walks on his legs.
- During stadium 5 the typical Iugishi characteristics are come to shape: The tail is becoming smaller, the shape of the head is changing, and the typical skin color comes out.
Now the little tail of the baby comes to action: It moves the tail into a meatus of the mother, which is positioned beneath the spot where the human belly button is. On the same time the mother calls it with an individual melody. Now the mother-child relation ist developing. The little Iugishi will recognize his mother even in adult times - not only by her voice, but also by her body odor.
Every child listens now to another call of his mother, and they can only one after another be suckled. Otherwise they would fight each other. The little Iugishi goes quickly from one tit to the other.
Every adult Iugishi woman excretes a fragrance through body glands, which is a signature for fertility and her disposition to spawn.
The imprinted kids are special kids, because they will be situated in the top of the social hierachical structure.
The rest of the offspring become workers. They will act within the limits of a society which is structured like a caste system. Individual talents can only be developed within certain professions, which they are allowed to practice.
An army of child care workers look for these children. When they are getting older, the profession educator comes into the role of teaching them what is necessary to know.
These Iugishi can marry only within their caste. The higher a male is situated in the hierarchical society structure the more wifes he is allowed to have.
The knowledge is hierachisized as well. Every caste with its professions communicates a certain kind and amount of knowledge. The rules of social living together are part of every lesson.
All castes together form a rigid society with circular activities. Routine and constistancy are important social values. Everybody is to stay on his place and to serve the whole system. Only the upper class has more freedom of action.
Meanwhile there are revolutions in between the rows of the Iugishi pleading for a new flexible social system. Individuality is now a value, which is worth to get an important role. The Iugishi look what the humans do and want the same individual rights for their society.
The acenstors are highly worshiped. There are chants which record the long rows of important personalities within a clan.