Vulcanaur

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Vulcanaurs are a sapient serpentine species native to the Realm of Aqshy.[1a]

Biology

A Vulcanaur is a sleek, muscular serpentine being with an elongated neck capped by a draconic head, two pairs of fan-like wings sprouting from its back, and a whip-like tail. From end to end it is covered obsidian-like scales with lines of red running through them. These incandescent lines more than resemble heat lines, giving off actual heat and converging and widening to a point in their abdomen where the heat grows to the intensity of a godly forge.[1a][1b]

By using their wings to fan this fiery internal furnace, a Vulcanaur can create firestorms and gouts of fire. Though the energies to do so are limiited.[1b]

Communication

The Vulcanaurs communicate through fire clouds created with their internal furnaces and wings. By drawing patterns and curls of many-colored sparks, white and red and blue with wavering aspects of blue and violet, in the sky and before them they can convey complex conversations as easily as spoken languages. Sparkhorns are devices that let non-Vulcanaur communicate in the language.[1b]

Society

Members of a group of Vulcanaurs refer to each other as wing-mates, while children are called nestlings. They are fiercely loyal to their kin and those beings they consider friends. They are willing to allow other beings to ride them, in exchange for being tended to, but being forced to carry an unwanted rider is considered a great abomination.[1b]

Religion

Uncorrupted Vulcanaurs despise Chaos, becoming enraged if one of their own should fall to it, but are friendly to the followers of Sigmar. A group of Vulcanaurs were roosted in an eyrie of the Sanctuary of the Winter Sun, a Sigmarite temple in the Sorrow Peaks, where they were tended to by dedicants of the temple they considered friends and allowed the priests of the temple to ride them as mounts.[1b]

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Sapient Races of the Mortal Realms
Mortals Humanoids CreeperFimirFomoroidGrazHalfling (Rockwrist) • HumanMerkavethOgor (Rock OgorYhetee) • OgroidSkaven (Rat Ogor) • SankritSloggothTelantr
Aelf Aelf of the HollowsCity AelfGrey AelfIdoneth (CythaiNamarti) • KurnothiLuminethScáthborn
Duardin FyreslayerRoot-KingShadow DuardinValay
Gargantkind Dust-GargantGhurish GargantMason-GargantMega-GargantMere-GargantMoss GargantSky-TitanStorm GargantUlguan Gargant
Gor-kin Bullgor (CygorGhorgon) • CentigorGor (PestigorSlaangorTzaangor) • Ungor
Greenskins Grot (Bog-GrotCrabspiderGnoblarScuttling) • HobgrotOrruk (Black OrrukGorrukJunkarMorrukSavage Orruk) • Snotling
Seraphon Chameleon SkinkKroxigorSaurusSkinkSlann
Troggoth BileDankholdFellwaterMirebruteRockgutSourbreathSulphurbreath
Beasts AetarCatMagmadrothOchtarSphiranxPhoenixStar-EagleVulcanaurWarhawk
Dragonkind DraconithDracothFire-WyrmStardrakeStar-Wyrm
Centauroids Ba'halDragon Ogor (Shaggoth) • DrogrukhZoat
Spirits Eidolon
Elemental Aelementor (Cloud-SpiritSpirit of the MountainSpirit of the Wind) • FlamegheistLiving LandShadow DaemonSpite
Sylvaneth BranchlingForest FolkNaereidNoble SpiritsFree SpiritsOutcasts
Undead LicheMalignantMordantReanimant (Morghast) • WightVampireZombie
Daemons Daemon PrinceFamiliarFuryKhornate (BloodletterBloodthirster) • Nurglite (Great Unclean OneNurglingPlaguebearer) • Slaaneshi (DaemonetteKeeper of Secrets) • Soul GrinderTzeentchian (Gaunt SummonerHorror of TzeentchLord of Change) • Verminlord
Automata Cog-People of Odsin
Other AbholonGholemkindHomonculusJotunbergKelpdarMerwynnNaiadSilent PeopleVolc-giantWandering Mountains