OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To create a new GenPal for the ‘Personal Security' Line
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Name: Velox media, Floofasaur ™
Designation: Non Sentient
Homeworld: Morellia, GenPals Labs, Engineered Species
Average Lifespan: 15-18 years
Estimated Population: Scattered (Manufactured)
Description: Hip high repto-avians in a wide variety of plumage colours. Engineered through dormant gene work, Floofasaurs ™ are companion guards- affectionate, easy to train, and happy to rip out the throat of anyone not their owner.
Breathes: Type 1
Average height of adults: 1m
Average length of adults: 1.5m
Skin color: Pink, Tan, White
Feather color: Wildly varied. Available in both subdued hues such as white, black, dun, brown, and sandy, but also in an array of pastel and jewel tones in every colour of the rainbow.
Distinctions: With long necks and tails, these creatures come in either ‘sleek’ or ‘fluffed’ feather varieties, with the later looking decidedly plump and non-threatening despite being no heavier than their visually ‘sleek’ counterparts. With needle sharp teeth and wicked talons, Floofasaurs ™ have an oddly pleasant aroma, reminiscent of popcorn.
(+) Trainable: Floofasaurs ™ are clever and can learn a variety of commands and even tricks.
(+) Fast: They are light on their feet, agile, and quick. They are difficult to catch and difficult to hit.
(+) Strong: Surprisingly strong for their size and appearance, Floofasaurs ™ have a powerful jump and kick that can do significant damage to an unarmored opponent, as well as a strong jaw and needle sharp teeth.
(-) No true flight: Despite having wings, this animal cannot fly. It can’t even properly glide. Its wings can be used to aid in jumps, but that is all.
(-)Feathers not Armor: While they are strong for their size, they are still just feather and muscle. They cannot tank multiple blaster hits and certainly not a lightsaber.
(-)Teeth not blades: While teeth and claws can easily cut through flesh, they are useless against an armored opponent.
(-) Sterile: Like all GenPals animals, these are sterile to discourage irresponsible breeding.
(-) Proprietary: Like all GenPals animals, these animals require GenPals brand food to remain healthy.
Diet: Require GenPals brand Reptile food.
Communication: Squawks, warbles, chirps, hisses, and screeches. Body language.
Technology level: N/A
General behavior: Floofasaurs ™ are affectionate, friendly and cuddly- with one person. Not recommended for families or children, these animals form a strong bond with one person and do not socialize well with others. While they are not aggressive to other animals (provided they do not pose a threat or act too much like prey), people beside their bonded owner are at best suspect.
Floofasaurs ™ are happiest when they are with their bonded owner. They will cavort and scamper, making content cooing or trilling sounds. They enjoy treats (GenPals brand carnivore treats are available in stores now for your new friend!), scritches at the base of their wings and will happily curl up with a head on a knee. If they have a choice, they will choose nearness to their bonded owner. They enjoy playing games, including fetch and hide and seek, and will occasionally engage in social grooming if someone sits still for long enough, gently rearranging hair or fur as they see fit. An annoyed or disappointed Floofasaur ™ will chastise their owner first with an irritated chitter, and if whatever is distressing them continues, a sharp nip. They will not, however, attack someone they have bonded to.
A bored or lonely Floofasaur ™ can be destructive. GenPals recommends only dedicated owners choose this particular line for their companion. For the rare occasions they must be left parted for long periods, be sure to supply toys and a safe environment where your new friend cannot damage the couch or kitchen floor with their talons. Consider providing a blanket or old shirt that smells like you to help them remain calm and content until you can return.
Floofasaurs ™ can be easily trained as guard animals. In fact, training one to not act in a protection role would be more difficult, nearly impossible. For those times when out in public with your new friend, most local ordinances require a leash or harness for the protection of your pet…. And the people around you.
While the initial plans to make a specific order for a certain Sith fell through, GenPals was left with genetic samples of Tiss’shar. Months passed with no real plans or intents….. Until one Doctor Larry Fisher needed a project to keep him out of everyone else’s work.
Rather than splice avian genetics into the samples, he decided to unlock certain dormant genes and traits, returning the specimens to something more akin to ancient ancestors, long before sentience was gained on Tiss’sharl.
The result? Floofasaurs ™.
Cass hated the name. But it was better than the ‘Cassowarie’ one employee (ex employee) had suggested. Well, not everything could be as clever as Salafranders ™ , could they?