The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Bovine were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Bovine are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. While the elves and humans are relatively new to Lunestriel, the Bovine are an old race.
Bovine are a race of stocky cow-like creatures. Weighing some two to three hundred pounds, Bovis are solidly built and stand at about 6’ to 6’5" feet tall. They are quite similar to minotaurs but are slightly shorter and smaller in size. The male bovine grow horns and are slightly larger than the females. Bovine almost always have large, brown eyes. They are also covered in hair, which ranges in color from white, tan and brown, gray and even black. Lacking feet, a bovis instead has hooves. They mature at about 15 years of age and generally live approximately 100 years.
While a Bovis and Minotaur share a distant common ancestry and several physical characteristics, they are quite different as both respective races will assure you. Bovine are quite peaceful creatures, though when they are forced to action they can be quite ferocious. They are generally laid back and reserved. However, they form close bonds with family and friends and are fiercely loyal to them.
Bovine tend to enjoy the farm life. Enjoying the open air, they prefer the open space of rural areas, though they are not necessarily adverse to cities. They don’t mind the other races, and generally work with and around many other races.