The purpose of this page is
to provide information to the readers of my Shrean Universe. If there is
something you would like to see me add here, please drop me an email.
(Please note that this page is
under development. I don't really have a lot of time to work on it, so it's
kind of crude. I'm using MSWord as I'm tired of coding raw html in vi)
Current Books Available:
Works in Development:
I have an untitled work halfway completed, about a different
group of characters some distance away.
To get a little more specific:
Margaret was down by the reeds one morning
when she came across a very large cat, drinking from the creek, the cat had
been in a fight apparently, and was bleeding from several wounds, including a
rather nasty one on it's head.
And we'll just say it goes from
About the Shrean race:
Legend tells us that the Shrean
race was created some time after the Elves had been created,
as guardians of the woods and the wilds. It also tells us that their human
forms were given to them after the advent of Humans,
to help them both deal with Humans, and many of the things Humans did.
Wherever there are Elves, you will
often find Shreans, they often work with and for Elves, usually as fighters.
The relationship between the two races is a close one, with many strong bonds.
Friendships are common, and marriages between the two do occur.
All Shreans know how to fight
instinctively in their feline forms and begin training for fighting in their
human forms at an early age, even those who will pursue other interests in life
will know how to fight using weapons. They mature quickly, a twelve year old
Shrean is considered an adult, and appears as an eighteen to twenty year old in
human form. Most end up as fighters of one sort or another, as this is their
Shrean social life is different
from both elven and human in several aspects, shreans
can be quite promiscuous and even appear rather hedonistic after puberty, until
they find a mate. Once married/mated they normally settle down and do not stray
as they typically mate for life.
Shreans do not have the same
concept of 'property' that most races have. While they have personal possessions,
if they cannot carry it with them, it is rarely considered
important. They will share resources with other clan members as necessary,
including money. This comes back to their primary reason for being, which is to
be guardians of the wilds and the forests, as well as their base nature of what
they are. While shreans can understand greed, they are not capable of feeling
Shreans cannot fight each other,
except for competitions, or 'fun'. The only time two shreans might get in a
serious fight is to win the hand of the one they wish to mate with.
Shreans will never kill another
shrean, even unintentionally or unknowingly. This is one of the strictures set
down by their god at the time of their creation, and they cannot do it.
Physically it is not possible. As shreans can often be found
as mercenaries, if for any reason two bands should come into conflict, the
group that was there (or 'hired') first, wins by default.
Shreans prefer their feline form
over their human one, and cannot be prevented from shifting
into it. Most wear a magical necklace in human form, which stores whatever they
are wearing and carrying when they shift into cat form. This necklace appears
as a thin collar in that form and has limits as to what, and how much it can
Shreans are quick to trust elves, slow to trust anyone else,
they rarely reveal their true nature to those that do not already know it, and
are capable of holding grudges for a very long time. Befriending one can be
very difficult for anyone not an elf, but is well worth the trouble.
I may add these for the stories, I just have to draw them
first (and I'm not very good at that)
Email: vanstry at gmail dot com