Each type of cat has its own distinct physiology and range of heights. Listed are the max heights and typical body sizes of the chume’taly types.

Lion
Males – tall and buff, standing at a maximum of 6’0’’
Females – shorter than the males but also leaning towards the buff side of things. They can grow to a max of 5’7’’

Tiger
Males – 5’8’’ and lean
Females – 5’9’’, lean to buff

White Tiger
Males – 5’6’’, lean
Females – 5’7’’, lean

Leopard
Males – 5’9’’, thin
Females – 5’7’’, lean, sleek

White Leopard
Males – 5’7’’, buff
Females – 5’5’’, lean to buff

Panther
Males – 5’5’’, slender
Females – 5’7’’, slender

White Panther
Males – 5’2’’, lean
Females – 5’2’’, lean

Cheetah
Males – 5’3’’, lean
Females – 5’, petite

A chume’taly’s average lifespan is approximately 37 years. The longest on record is 53 years.

The gestation period is usually around 4 months for most types and will sometimes be a little longer. Each pregnancy will produce from one to three cubs. The young have an accelerated development, roughly double the growth seen in human children.

Chume’taly music is mostly percussive in nature, utilizing drums and reed pipes. They are the only species on Keverynn that uses wind chimes as an instrument.
They have a form of ancestor veneration and have a great respect for the ancestors.
Jewelry is mostly made of polished wood, but metal work shows up on occasion. Such items are a mark of prestige as they must be imported in.

Leg types

Chume’taly legs come in three distinct variations.

Type 1 and Type 2 are fairly similar in appearance. Type 3 has a shorter shin.

Type 1
Lion
Leopard

Type 2
Panther
White panther

Type 3
Cheetah

 

 

 

Hands

Their hands aren’t at all like human hands but look more like animal paws. They have 5 distinct digits and have opposable thumbs, but their fingers and palms have soft pads. They have elongated fingernails that are reminiscent of claws. In their humanoid form, these claws are non-retractable. They aren’t as dextrous as the more humanoid races on Keverynn and they don’t feel as much through their hands as most. The pads are quite sensitive, particularly to temperature.

 

 

 

Whiskers

Like all felines, they have whiskers. They aren’t as functional as those you would find on full felines. They are only properly functional when they shift to their full cat shape, which isn’t something that many chume’taly do often.

Distinction

A wildform chume’taly is difficult to distinguish from a wild cat, but a careful observer can tell the difference.
Wildform chume’taly have five digits on their front paws instead of four. They’re larger than natural cats, and they have shorter tails.