The origins of the Satyr and faun in the world can be traced to Grecian culture, however, It should be noted that most Satyrs and Fauns are not Greek in apparent ethnicity. Nowadays it’s just as likely to see a Satyr that is Asian as it is to see one of a Mediterranean, European, or South American descent. Outside of place of birth, the other major difference is their hooven looks. All Satyr and Faun’s natural form has fur, horns, and hooves. Their half animal looks resemble their hooven counterparts of area they are born from. Therefore, an African based faun may have Gazelle features while a North American Satyr may have moose like features. It should be noted that fauns may have horns, however the horns on a Satyr will always be larger than a faun’s horns. Their coloration’s also resemble naturally reoccurring color combinations.
Satyrs and faun typically live several hundred years. The longest life recorded on the group was that of a Satyr that reached the ripe old age of 612, but that was a rare case. On average, Satyr do not exceed 500 years. Satyr and faun are not seen to reach a full maturity until the are approximately 50 years old, however they are considered ready to breed (their version of ‘adulthood’) when they are around 18 years old.
Weaknesses in all Satyr/Faun:
Wine Dependent: Satyr and Faun do enjoy to party and be wild. True to their playful and wild nature, all Satyr and Faun need to live on alcoholic beverages. This being said, a satyr and faun are literally inebriated to be drunk on life. A satyr or faun that goes more than 1 day without a full drink of something fermented (8 oz for regular alcohol, 16 oz for a mixed drink), will lose energy and fall into a lethargic and sluggish phase. Their health deteriorates as the days pass without a drink. Like water for humans, the Satyr and Faun cannot go more than three days without a full drink.
Inability to be Serious: While both satyrs and faun can focus on conversations and provide wisdom and deep thoughts, they cannot truly be ‘calmed’ as one would depict such touching topics would need. This in turn means it is difficult for their points to be taken with any real measure of sincerity. Satyrs or fauns that are pushed into the serious corner often fall into depression states and find it difficult to rise back up into a more jovial or highly mobile state. Simply put, let the Satyrs and Fauns be who they are!
Bad Eye Sight: All satyrs and Faun have poor eyesight. This varies from creature to creature, but it will always fall that they will be either nearsighted and or farsighted. Even with the aid of modern technology, the eyes of a satyr or faun is so unique, that using corrective lenses never works as well as it should. Many scientists speculate this has to do with the Satyr and Fauns dependency on alcohol, but the theory has yet to be proven as fact.There are rare cases where a Satyr or faun is born blind.
Strengths of Young Satyr and Faun (Those age 18 -50 years old):
Enhanced Sense of Smell: The sense of smell on Satyr and Faun could rival that of a bloodhound if they could focus long enough on it. However, at the young levels, Satyr’s and Faun can smell a great many things (within a 20 meter distance), they just lack the life experience to be able to pinpoint particular smells for their advantage, but they can certainly pick up a scent. There is also the fact that if a satyr hasn’t smelled something before, they won’t know what to look for. However, it should be noted that they cannot smell through closed doors or walls.
Musically inclined: All Satyr and faun can play one instrument excellently ( this does not include vocals). The satyr and Faun tend to pick woodwind instruments, but there have been cases of various string and percussion instruments being a chosen masterpiece of the type. They play this instrument of choice well enough to liven a party and make a living off the skill as well!
Enhanced Sense of Hearing: Similar to that of Scent, a Satyr or faun can hear a great deal, even in the heat of a party. However, they will not be able to give focus to any one particular sound. They will just be able to hear conversations spoken softly around them (within a 20 meter distance). It should be noted they cannot hear regular sounds and whispers through a closed door or wall. However, if its a shout, then they could within the 20 meters.
Strengths of Mature Satyr and Faun (51-500 years old):
In addition to all the skills in the Young Tier, Matured Satyrs and Fauns can also do the following:
Enhanced Sense of Taste: Years of partying have opened the Satyr to a great many tastes. They can pick out specific tastes better than other types. They cannot tell things like ‘species’, but they could state a gender, a primary perfume used, the taste of death ( rot has a taste that is not specific to a vampire), and the like.
Acute Sense of Smell: Here is when their bloodhound rivalry comes into play. Satyr and Faun cannot smell blood, but bodily hormones, scents of their favorite drink, perfumes, and the like can be traced over a 20 meter distance. This makes them good when tracking down a specific person… like say for the Rutting Season.
Quick footed: Satyrs and Faun are fast runners. Their speeds can rival that of a Matures shifter out in the open. This makes them difficult to catch, but as Satyr and Faun are a prey-like animal…. They need to be able to get away!
(Text by Nathyn Soothsayer)