Here's Thavi, who makes her entrance in my 2nd "Daggers of Darkness" novel. She is a Thabbani, one of the founding members of the Sol Federation of Worlds.
Full Name: Thavialasoona Anshathuaithsan (pronounced: thaVIA-laSOONa anSHATHU-va-ITH-san)
Age: 98 Std. Thabbani Years (?72 Std. Terran Years)
Height: 4 ft. 7 in. (139.7 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (54.88 kg) - Std. Terran Gravity
Hair/Fur Color: Black / light brown with creamy white
Eye Color: Hazel
The Thabbani are a warm-blooded, bipedal, mammalian species that prefer temperate climes, though can tolerate warmer or cooler conditions as necessary. Thabbani average 4 feet 6 inches (+/- 1-3 inches), are broad shouldered, muscular, and stout. Their bodies are covered with a short, fine, soft, light brown fur, with their front and underside of their tails a creamy white in color. A Thabbani's ears are long, hairy, and shaped similar to a lyre when viewed from either the front or the back. The hair on a Thabbani's head, the long hair on their forearms, lower legs and feet, and along the top edge and last one-third of their tail, can be black, dark brown, auburn, or red. The eyes of a Thabbani have a round pupil, and are typically dark brown, hazel, or green, with a golden brown being uncommon. Thabbani have human-like hands, with four fingers and an opposable thumb,ending with sharp claws; their feet are digitigrade with four clawed toes and tough footpads. A Thabbani's tail is two-thirds their height in length, and a flattened egg-shape in cross-section (wider at the top)--it is quite strong, being capable of knocking the legs out from under most opponents in a fight. A Thabbani's teeth resemble those of a canine. Thabbani see quite well in dimly lit areas to full sunlight, they have night sight, excellent hearing, and sense of smell.
The Thabbani are an industrious, hardworking people, though also fun loving. They are athletic, enjoying sports and competitions requiring strength, skill, and endurance. Thabbani are natural builders, and excel at heavy construction and stonework. While working, a Thabbani will often be found singing, and if other Thabbani are within hearing range, they will join in, and the rhythm of their work will flow with the song. Males and Females enjoy equal status in Thabbani society, which is based on an elected monarchy with a four-chamber parliament. Thabbani enjoy good food, drink, music, and dance. They are a hardy people with strong constitutions, and are not prone to excess. Materially, they tend to live simply, preferring well-made hand-crafted useful items (such as rugs, furnature, glassware, tools, etc.) over monetary wealth or extravagant lifestyles. As a general rule, Thabbani tend to be friendly, honest, caring, outgoing, and loyal companions. Thabbani speak their own fast, chittering language, as well as Terran Standard English and other languages as they may have learned.
Homeworld: Thabb (short form) / Thabbanannubachaniathon (pronounced: THAB-ban-annuba-chani-athon)
Length of year: 423 days (Thabbani calendar), divided into 9 "months" of 47 days each, further divided into 11 day "weeks" (the first and last two days of each "week" is analogous to our weekend).
Length of day (in Terran time scale): 15 hours, 36 minutes, 18 seconds
Gravity (% of Terran): +7.5%, 10.535 m/s^2
Atmosphere: Nitrogen = 69.0%, Oxygen = 24.0%, Neon = 6.0%, Trace Gasses (argon, helium, etc.) = 1%
Lifespan: 278-369 Std. Thabbani Years (?205-272 Std. Terran Years)
Age of Majority: 70 Std. Thabbani Years (?52 Std. Terran Years)
I drew this using a 0.5 mm mechanical pencil with HB lead, a 6B graphite stick, various blending and shading tools, a white vinyl erasure, on Georgia-Pacific's "Everyday Copy & Print" paper.
Art, character, and story © 2015 Ronald J. Lebeck (that's me).