Oh man those are GORGEOUS! Can we have some basic facts about them all? Or would you prefer we ask about each individually? :D
Let's start with the Tale boys:
Wander is a member of the beast clan, powerful shapeshifters that have, in his world, been hunted to near extinction through stigma and misunderstanding. Thusly, he spends most of his time among people in his monster form, to keep from being hunted down and killed. He is far too curious and attached to mankind to keep his distance entirely, though, and wanders his world as a merchant, peddling rare and magical trinkets throughout the land. The largest of the beast boys in his beast form, yet the smallest in his monster form, and the most powerful of them. Lonely, due to fear of being discovered for what he is.
Raven is a tengu monster and a VERY clever boy, easily able to dismiss people's fears of him being a demon with his charm, and is in love with the sky, flaunting in front of adoring crowds, and anything shiny. He has taken it upon himself to be something of a tour/travel guide, and takes his payment in precious metals. Supremely greedy, and extremely flirtatious. Fond of flings.
Cobalt is a legendary creature not often seen outside of myths, and is, unfortunately, a solitary being, through an accident that took most of his family from him an age ago. He is timid because of this, living deep in the forests of his world, but approaches human settlements to add to his collection of comfortable sweaters and blankets, which help insulate his cracked and sensitive bones from both weather and damage. He leaves gifts from his treasure trove to make up for his thievery. Longs for a mate but is too afraid to try.
Aqua is a siren, a rare male member of the largely matriarchal species. He is a traveler, loves to swim his way around the world to see every sight that he can, though he returns to his home waters once a year to assist in the continuance of his species. Not very intelligent, but extremely charming, especially with the aid of his magically enchanting song, and well known for wooing women off of beaches and into his arms.
Aranea is an ancient being, a son of Arachne, and the minor god of abandoned and abused women. Gifted with immortality so long as he has one soul to love, he has made a habit of rescuing women from terrible fates, abusive husbands or unwanted arranged marriages and the like, and joining them with his harem of beloved wives to ensure their happiness for the rest of their days. Devoted to his cause, his many loves, and his numerous children.
Next are the Fells:
Brutus is a member of the beast clan as well, but in his world, the beast clan have taken command and control of their homeland, where mankind have largely become livestock and possessions. Brutus is the king's most accomplished tracker and hunter, hunting down escaped humans to return them to their rightful place of servitude. Prized breeder and egotist.
Ash lives in his own personal kingdom among the sands, soaring over the plateaus and scrub brush on wide wings, scaring his prey into hiding just for the fun of hunting them down. His home is a beautiful oasis in the very center, which he guards jealously. A bachelor known for stealing women away to his oasis, a chain smoker, and a scoundrel in desperate need of a bath.
King is a hybrid lamia, composed of many deadly breeds to make him an almost unparalleled hunter, and a danger to any desert settlements he decides he wants to steal from. His trove is vast and legendary among any treasure hunters brave enough to attempt to take it from him, though none have thus far been successful. Monogamous, but often long outlives his mates.
Regin is a legendary leviathin, long-lived and written of in many ancient texts. The last true member of his breed, many of the others so old and large they have fallen into an eternal slumber. Responsible for the sinking of Atlantis, which he attacked to steal a remarkable treasure... a collar capable of letting him shrink his form to a more manageable size. Very fond of stealing women from cruise ships, and pretending to be caught in fishing nets.
Shale is a distant great great grandson of Aranea and a wanderer, traversing the world searching for new sights and the occasional mate. He is bitter, in love, disillusioned by the way his mother clung to his father and neglected her children, and has no trust for women, staying only long enough for his mate to give birth to his children before taking them and leaving in the middle of the night, to raise them on his own.
And now the Horror boys:
Cerberus is a member of the beast clan, and is the result of experimentation, inbreeding, and a great deal of abuse. Taken from his litter and placed in a circus for his mutations, he has lived most of his life in a cage, stunted in growth and almost completely incapable of speech. Each of his heads has its own personality: the green is kind and quiet, the blue intelligent and even-tempered, and the purple angry and protective. An expert at pretending to be a simple dumb beast, to avoid attention and too much expectation from the ringmaster. Refuses to mate, despite his keepers' best attempts to force him to.
Ghost is the guardian of a snowbound forest, a once kind and magnanimous protector to all who passed through his woods, most especially of the various villages dotted through it. A selfish hunter ruined that peace by attempting to kill him as a trophy, however, shattering his skull and twisting his mind, and left behind a savage, territorial killer in the wake of his former kindness. The woods are now a place of horror, hunted by a beast with nothing left but his instincts. He searches for a mate, but none thus far have been able to bear his appearance. Some say the wind that howls on the darkest nights are his cries of lonely misery.
Asper is the only survivor of his clutch, after they were cannibalized by his starving father. He wandered the land alone for many years, irreparably scarred by the occurrence and shunned everywhere he went. Out of fear of being killed for his shattered and scary appearance, he fled to the mountains and delved deep within an abandoned jade mine, and has dwelt there ever since, afraid of the sun and other monsters and anything that moves too quickly for his poor eyesight to keep up with. Desperate for a mate, but too ashamed of his appearance to attempt to find one, after being rejected and hurt so many times.
Nautilus is a kraken from the deepest depths of the ocean, dragged away from the crushing depths and into the sun by illegal fishing in the ravine he dwelt in. Hurt and confused and lost, he settled himself in a reef bedecked by many sunken ships, and slowly recovered enough to make it into a home, slowly hunting or scaring away all other predators in the area until only shoals of glittering fish remained behind. Has ultimately despaired of finding a mate in this area of the ocean.
Nox is the aberrant creation of curious scientists, taken from his nest at a young age and subjected to horrendous experiments and shameful mutilations, and eventually torn completely from his spider form and joined with the lower half of a giant scorpion. Furious, in neverending pain, and given far too much power, he broke free and destroyed the lab where he had been held, taking the lives of every scientist that had tortured him before escaping into the world beyond. He is possessed by an intense hatred of humans, convinced they are all cruel, heartless, and would only seek to harm him further, and has concocted a suitably, at least to his twisted mind, cruel manner of taking his vengeance. None thus far have survived it.
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