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I am currently developing a race of rodent people called Rah'T'An for the Ska'Lah'Seh universe. They have human bodies and faces. However they stand about 4-feet tall, have the ears and tail of a mouse or rat, and have larger than normal eyes and buck teeth. They are very cunning and intelligent. Most are cowardly, however those among them who overcome their fears are among some of the bravest heroes in SKa'Lah'Seh.

I've got them pretty much fleshed out. However I am having one issue. All my non-human races have some power that is unique to them. Only members of that race can do it, but not all of members of the race know how to use their power. The Wol'V'An shape shift into animals, the Kah'T'An are telepathic, ect. I would like to know what special power, if any, I should give the Rah'T'An.

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Some possibilities:

Able to see in the dark.

Able to squeeze through small spaces.

Able to chew through most things, even steel.

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I didn't mention this before but all three beast men races already have the ability to see in the dark.

The ability to chew through anything was funny but not exactly what I had in mind.

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I second the 'ability to fit through small spaces' or perhaps a broader version the 'ability to change in size.' Unless that is too similar to the shapeshifting...

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Wol'V'An turn into mammalian animals.

The size change might be interesting, but I don't know?

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Their ears might give them the ability to hear things from far away, listen to conversations through walls, and that sort of thing. Their tail might be able to wield another weapon.

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I think them being able to change their size to the size of a normal rat would be neat. Maybe they can climb anything, even sheer vertical drops.

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I was thinking more along the lines of something mystical. Like the Wol'V'An's shape shifting and the Kah'T'An's telepathy.

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Perhaps levitation is more what you are looking for?

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What about the ability to become invisible?

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Know where talking!

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I assume you meant that to read: Now we're talking!

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Good. I thought so. Do you need any more ideas?

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Wow it got quite too quiet...

I have decided to just allow the race to produce altered like Hum'An and Mon'An. However I would like some suggestions for real world ethnicity and cultures that I could pull from to give them some more flavor.

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Could you expound on that a little?

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Could you expound on that a little?


^^Yeah. I'm not quite sure what you mean by altered human beings...

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An "Altered" is a Hum'An Mon'An or Rah'T'an born with psychokinetic abilities. Telekinesis, psychokinesis, ect...

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Moving with complete silence? The ability to sense intentions? Through smell perhaps?

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