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The Leothin are an open species. The Locks are not.

There are a few more color families not pictured.

The Leothin

Various notes from tumblr:

- The Leothin are sentient, tribal, and fairly agreeable creatures. Their tech is crude and simple and they are just beginning to push those boundaries when they are discovered.

The latter part of the Leothins’ history is fairly unfortunate. Their system lies within the bounds of Empire Eutharius, and when they are discovered they are mistakenly identified as being part of the Lock family tree. The Empire’s limited understanding of and eagerness to get their hands on Locks only prompts an immediate flood of unwanted attention. Their small planet is overrun by outsiders with every sort of intent; scientists flock there in droves, legit and otherwise, and so do bounty hunters, Tse-Traders, and black market merchants. The creatures are harassed, hunted, and kidnapped, their skins and body parts and young sold on the Empire’s black market. By the time Eutharius’s bloated government takes action and declares the system private and protected most of the race has been wiped out or transported to untraceable parts of the Empire. As the hubbub dies, the remnants of the species scrape together a meager existence and try to rebuild their way of life, the desire to push for technological advancement and to eventually reach the stars effectively crushed out of them.

- Leothins are fairly unassuming, simple creatures. They are primarily fishers, they are known for their weaving, and on the whole as a race have very agreeable temperaments. They are generally not aggressive unless threatened or provoked.

- Interbreeding between color families was not unheard of in the early days, but it was unusual and infrequent given that the clans were pretty spread out and adhered to their home territories fairly tenaciously (note: interbreeding between clans of the same color family was common given the proximity of those territories). When the Empire stepped in and unleashed all of its terrible chaos the Leothins’ usual way of doing things was blown all to hell. During that time many clans were moving and dozens of them formed and reformed as they crossed through different territories and picked up members of other color families. While they still adhered in many respects to their own colors, cross-breeding between colors became a much more frequent occurrence and spawned several new color family subsets.

- Typical litter size is 3-4. They are born a desaturated pinkish color, with hints here and there of future markings and their head antennae curled up against their heads for protection. Their eyes open within a day or two and they usually find their legs a few days after that. They darken and their colors change to reflect their adult palettes along the same timeline, and their antennae slowly uncurl and floof out as well.

Leothin are big fish eaters. They are born with a full set of sharp teeth and young start on a shredded fish diet as soon as they’re able to eat.


Leothin & Art (c) Allison Theus :iconbeastofoblivion:
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:iconmy-kismet:
My-Kismet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I have to ask; would it be possible for there to be a birth defect where they don't have those two extra legs??
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:iconsshorty:
Sshorty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I was wondering that too
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:iconbrighty009:
Brighty009 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm going to create one day! They're gorgeous!
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:iconcelestialdrake:
CelestialDrake Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eventually going to make one of these, they are a badass species.


I love the little newborn :iconilavplz:
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Artist
They are free for personal use only, please do not attempt to make money off my designs, why people would think that to be okay is baffling.    
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Majungatholus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Oh god i MUST make one!

...if I may xD
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:iconchaoticda:
ChaoticDA Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Gonna make one
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:iconluludallasmultipass:
LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I am so making one of these. Hope I don't massacre it. Lol.....Might I ask..... What their language is?
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:iconluludallasmultipass:
LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Because I want to come up with a name.... Might be interesting.
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:iconsilenttalk:
SilentTalk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Can i make one of these? They're gorgeous and i want one
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:iconkiv4:
KIV4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
May I make one? *_________________*
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:iconnati11184:
nati11184 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NEWBORN :iconbegplz:
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:iconoguroxteos:
OGUROXTEOS Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
KYAAAAAAAA ME ENCANTAAAAAAAAA1
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:iconmillygirl02:
MillyGirl02 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is it possible that i can make one and it have a birth defect and it doesnt have his extra two arms behind his front ones???
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:iconlunarflower11:
lunarflower11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing creatures! i just have a question are there any color limits? like they cant be white or dont make them to bright etc
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:iconrawr-horse:
Rawr-Horse Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
[link]
Made one ;D
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:iconcaneage:
Caneage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I make one??
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Yes.
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:iconsevonite:
Sevonite Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh ;___; I can't believe this is an open species. It's really okay if my girlfriend and I make a couple for our personal use? We were thinking of making a couple for a roleplay we have. I wanna make sure that's okay though first since they're your species and I wouldn't want to do them injustice ;;

Beautiful species though, absolutely in love with them. Bravo!
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:iconaumari:
Aumari Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
are these still open? I'd love to make one!
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Yeah, go for it!
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:iconaumari:
Aumari Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!

are there any rules/guidelines on the markings/colors?

Those natural colors are simply beautiful
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:iconfoliopilli:
FolioPilli Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Y U SO CREATIVE?
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:icontsukikalynn:
tsukikalynn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry if it already says it somewhere >.> but how long do they live? what's an average lifespan?
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:iconishaddix:
iShaddix Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got round to making on of these beauties! So gorgeous. [link] Get a proper ref sheet for him done soon, but I just had the urge to do this. Hope he looks alright ^^
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Dread-Locked Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
so had to make one <3 [link]
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:iconscared2dream:
Scared2dream Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I've seen many majestic and gorgeous fictional creatures that looked so realistic, but your depiction of a newborn leothin is what topped them all! So kute!
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:iconhickoryl:
Hickoryl Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to draw one, they look amazing! :D.
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:iconxxmacoyxx:
xXMacoyXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just out of curiosity can these walk on to legs or have human forms????
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Artist
They do not.
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:iconxxmacoyxx:
xXMacoyXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok cool
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:iconcircuitdruid:
CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
storytime is the best time :) poor blighters, adorable though.
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:iconxxmacoyxx:
xXMacoyXx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i would love one of these :)
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Go for it, the Leothins are an open species. Anyone can make one.
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:iconvanitasvanitatos:
VanitasVanitatos Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
So I can try to draw one?

btw Amazing, amazing, EPIC Pics! D:
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:iconxxmacoyxx:
xXMacoyXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are these the only markings and colour scheme's they come i or are there other variations?...
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:iconxxmacoyxx:
xXMacoyXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome thank you I may make a pair so they have company lol
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:iconsekthmet:
Sekthmet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Wow ! It is okey if I can create my own Leothin ?:D
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CarrieMikkieLynn4142 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I create one of these beautiful things?? And what colours are allowed, if I can make one?
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:iconbatsqueaks:
BatSqueaks Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
THE BABY ONE OH GOD


It's about the size of an adult rat ; u ;
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:iconkiv4:
KIV4 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hello my english is very bad, but can I just create my own Leothin?
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Yes you can.
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:iconkiv4:
KIV4 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:la:
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:iconvbcnxm:
vbcnxm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wow... that's impressive
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:iconemeraldthewolf:
EmeraldTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
these are amazing. I love that little baby!!
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:iconerinhk:
ErinHK Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Could I create One of These Lovleys? :D
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Artist
You may!
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