Kin, for the most part, refers to human wizards – that is, humans with something else in them allowing them to do magic. However, the Kin are really any magical beings with mixed blood. This can be human and Seelie fey, The Shadow's Breath are among the People of the Darkness, and have successfully hidden most of their people's history from the world. They've been called many names: shadow-djinn, demons, nightmares, evil spirits, but most of this is honestly just humans trying to make sense of something scary, beautiful, and dangerous. A few actual facts: They have three hearts. Like most... and Bird-like beings who reproduce from the ashes of their parents. They have the ability to heal when they sing, and are deeply secretive. They have a gift for languages, but rarely speak, keeping their culture and history to themselves...., Shape-shifting members of the Guardians, these peaceful creatures originated in the British Isles, and transform from wolf to man, and spend most of their time fishing and hunting game to eat. Their protective instincts are what make them Guardians, but for the most part, they stay out of everyone's way. Like most Guardians, they are assumed - by many -... and Water nymphs who feed on negative emotions. Some people think of them as Mermaids. They look a little more like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but who are we to argue?... – absolutely anything. Beings fall into this category if they do not clearly favor one parentage.
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The most important thing about the Kin is they have nine powerful families. The Lin Family is the oldest and most powerful.
Kin specialize in use of iron in their magic, as well as potions and chemistry. Anything to enhance what’s naturally there.
The Kin are human-Mythos hybrids. This life-cycle is entirely unpredictable. They may inherit the long-lived nature of their The Mythos refers to six of the Seven Peoples of the Earth, i.e. the Sun and the Darkness, the Guardians and the Dream, and the Fey and the Kin. "Among the Mythos, who are you?" is the standard greeting, regardless of language. It's a polite way of inquiring the other's heritage, which then gives the one who asked some idea... parent, or their mortal bodies may be unable to take the strain and they die young. Generally, there are four times in People of the Sun, notable for their physique (buffalo-headed and human-bodied, though no human bodies are generally that in-shape or covered in such a tough, hyde-like skin) and their peaceful culture. They were once war-like, but over the millennia developed and grew until their focus is peace, within and without.... of Kin which are considered likely for death: in the womb; puberty; mid-twenties; menopause. Hormonal change tends to trigger the non-human powers, and so these are considered the riskiest times. After that, however, it’s anyone’s guess. For the record, Myrddin. Katie Lin's uncle, and one of the most important members of the People of the Kin. Being Kin is always a crapshoot; there's really no way to predict what any particular combination will create, and Merlin is no exception. His particular ancestry is unknown. He's Asian - possibly ancient Chinese - and thousands of years old. He's also the... is the longest-live Kin in history.
Note: the Kin have a unique position here. Their power and drive tends to be influenced by whatever Mythos is mixed into their blood.
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