- They can be any breed.
- If a Lavadoge died of an injury, that injury remains in its elemental form (i.e bullet wounds and cuts will leak while broken bones will cause deformation)
- Their lava is their life force; if it cools, they are dead (again).
- ALL lavadoges have at least one individually unique 'v' shaped marking, they identify each other with these.
- Said marking is individually unique, that means that NO TWO LAVADOGES HAVE THE SAME V MARK.
- stone:fur/skin/bone is rock, these elements have the least amount of leaks, slowest regeneration and deterioration period, most affected by water.
- wood: fur/skin is petrified wood while bone remains stone, moss often grows on their undersides where it is protected, these elements tend to catch fire easily but regenerate proportional to deterioration, moderately affected by water as the wood/plants absorb most of it.
- sand: fur/skin is hardened sand and stone, bone is a shell-like material, shortest deterioration period and rapid regeneration, leaks are often glassed over once healed and said glass is broken and reinforced constantly. Eye sockets, noses and lips/jowls. tend to be glassed as well, these elements are least affected by water.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES & DIET
- each element deteriorates and regenerates at different speeds: (slow-fast) rock>wood>sand.
LIFESPAN & STAGES
- Dormant - Lavadoge's core lava is not hot enough to burn through its shell, very little leaking occurs all elements emit smoke during this stage as their cores are much cooler. Lavadoges eat the most during this stage to produce more lava. They may become unstable if they encounter an outside source of heat (they'll overheat and burnout) or if their core becomes too cool.
- Eruption - Lavadoge erupts at the beginning of this stage, lava flows uncontrollably out of ears, nose, mouth and eyes, as well as any open wounds, This is a short lived stage. Lavadoges who are unstable may not make it through this stage and burnout.
- Active - Lavadoge is stabilized it can control most of it's flow and temperature. Longest lived stage.
- Coolage - 'death' stage: lava begins to cool and harden, they emit smoke in this stage as well. At the end of coolage the lavadoge will collapse and its parts will disperse and return to the land (aka a pile of rocks/dust/sand.)
- Lavadoges who have the same base element are less likely to kill each other in an encounter.
- Rock elements are the most aggressive while wood elements are the least.
- Each element has its own preferred territory; they are not restricted to these places:
- Rock- Mountains and caves.
- Wood - Forests and prairies.
- Sand - Beaches and deserts.
- Some lavadoges live around volcanos permanently, they may from small bands of three to five. They act as the 'guardians' of their volcano, they will not deny another entry to the territory but they will kick them out if need be.
- If a bond is formed, the pair will defend each other to the death. Should one die or be killed the other will never make another bond.
- Lavadoges are an open species. You may make one of your own but it would be great if you showed me so I can keep track of how many are out there.
- You MUST have developed at least your Lavadoges living area/habits (do they have their own territory? Do they roam? Live in a volcano band?)