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  1.   1.  Speech
  2.   2.  Uses
  3.   3.  Types
    1.   3.1  Domestic Cat
    2.   3.2  Wildcats
  4.   4.  Notable 'Souls Individuals

While the smaller, domestic cat can be found throughout the territories, there are only three wildcats native to the region: the bobcat, the Canadian lynx, and the cougar. The bobcat is the most common and widely spread of the three, with the lynx being found more so in the northwestern mainland and New Brunswick areas. Cougars are the rarest of the three, and are completely absent from Prince Edward Island and areas northeast of the Halcyon Mountain. Felines are opportunistic, ambush predators and are generally solitary.

1.  Speech

According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks High Speech naturally. It is therefore able to communicate with Luperci -- however, keep in mind that speech can be complicated by differences in vocal sounds (e.g., a Whale will sound much different from a Bear, even when both are speaking high speech).

2.  Uses

  • Food: Wildcats can prove difficult to kill, and may even been dangerous to a lone Luperci. Risk of injury often makes them an undesirable food source, though, they are not above predation.
  • Pelts and hides: Killing a wildcat for its pelt is a far more likely scenario than killing it for its meat. The thick fur could be tanned, treated, and smoked to be used for clothing (for example), or sold!
  • Companionship:
    • Domesticated felines are common companion animals for Luperci.
    • Wildcats are less likely to become companions and/or pets due to them often having little reason to partner or rely on Luperci, having different social structures, as well as them often being viewed as a competitor for resources as well as a danger (particularly to young) in general.
  • Attacks on Luperci: While attacks on adult Luperci are not common, the caution is still there, particularly if a wildcat has cause to be aggressive. Cougars may even hunt and kill a lone Luperci if they are desperate.

3.  Types

3.1  Domestic Cat


Cat (Felis catus)

Useful Information
  • Behavior: ---
    • Predation: ---
  • Habitat: ---
    • 'Souls Range: Anywhere.
Quick Facts
  • Average Size: 4-5 kg (9-11 lb)
  • Activity Pattern: Generally Crepuscular
  • Social Structure: Mostly solitary, may live in colonies or among Luperci
  • Breeding Season: Year-round; though typically February-August
  • Birthing Season: N/A
  • Gestation: 64-67 days

3.2  Wildcats


Bobcat (Lynx rufus gigas), aka red lynx

Useful Information
  • Behavior: The bobcat is mostly active during twilight and dawn, about three hours before sunset until sunset, and then again from dawn until three hours after sunrise. Bobcats have well-defined territories, which will sometimes overlap. They are solitary, and males are more willing to be tolerant of overlapping territory, where females are unlikely to stray into another territory. It is estimated that there is one bobcat per five square miles2. (Note: this study encompassed much of the East US, not Nova Scotia) The Bobcat eats mainly cottontails and hares, but is an opportunistic predator and will hunt prey even as large as an adult trumpeter swan. The average lifespan of a bobcat is 7 years, rarely exceeding 10 years.
    • Predation: The adult bobcat has few predators besides Luperci. Besides that, it is more common for bobcats to lose their food to other predators. Kittens are likely to be the prey of owls, eagles, foxes, bears, as well as adult male bobcats killing off rival's young.
  • Habitat: The bobcat is very adaptable, and can likely be found anywhere. It prefers woodlands—deciduous, coniferous, or mixed—but unlike the other Lynx species, it does not depend exclusively on the deep forest.
    • 'Souls Range: Anywhere.
Quick Facts
  • Size:
    • Males: 6-18 kg (13-40 lb)
    • Females: 4-15 kg (8-33 lb)
  • Activity Pattern: Crepuscular
  • Social Structure: Solitary
  • Breeding Season: February-March
  • Birthing Season: April-May, sometimes a second litter may be born as late as September
  • Gestation: 60-70 days

Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis)

Useful Information
  • Behavior: ---
    • Prey: This lynx is a specialist predator, eating snowshoe hares almost exclusively when they are available.
  • Habitat: The Canada lynx is found in northern forests; it is absent in relatively treeless regions and cold northern coasts.
    • 'Souls Range: Lynx are found in northeastern mainland and the New Brunswick areas, seen primarily in the northeastern portions of the Northern Tides and Western Forefront regions.
Quick Facts
  • Size:
    • Males: 6-17 kg (13-37 lb)
    • Females: 5-12 kg (11-26 lb)
  • Activity Pattern: Generally Nocturnal
  • Social Structure: Solitary
  • Breeding Season: March-April
  • Birthing Season: May-July
  • Gestation: 56-70 days


Cougar (Puma concolor) aka puma, mountain lion, panther

Useful Information
  • Behavior: An excellent stalk-and-ambush predator, the cougar is a successful generalist predator; it will eat any animal it can catch, from insects to large ungulates. Cougars cannot roar, but they are very well known for their "screams." They also voice low-pitched hisses, growls, and purrs, as well as chirps and whistles, many of which are comparable to those of domestic cats.
    • Prey: Primary food sources include ungulates such as deer, elk, moose, and bighorn sheep, as well as domestic cattle, horses and sheep. It will also hunt prey as small as insects and rodents.
  • Habitat: Although the cougar was eliminated in most of its eastern range, it has returned steadily with the absence of man. Its numbers are not as great or strong as they once were; it is therefore a rarer predator of 'Souls territories. This cat prefers habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking, but can also live in open areas.
    • 'Souls Range: Cougars are uncommon and somewhat rare throughout the territories, and are completely absent from Prince Edward Island and areas northeast of the Halcyon Mountain. Because cougar size is bigger in northerly ranges, large specimens are the most frequently seen within 'Souls territories.
Quick Facts
  • Size:
    • Males: 53-100 kg (117-220 lb)
    • Females: 29-64 kg (64-141 lb)
  • Activity Pattern: Equally Crepuscular & Nocturnal
  • Social Structure: Solitary
  • Breeding Season: Year-round, though typically December-March
  • Birthing Season: Typically March-June
  • Gestation: 91 days

4.  Notable 'Souls Individuals

Note: Due to domestic cats being popular companion animals, only wildcats are listed here.

Bobcats & Lynxes
Non-Native Wildcats

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