Mammals

Bison/Ox/Buffalo/Mule

Provides increased stamina and an oddly strong herding instinct.

 

Wolf

Increases a rusher’s ferocity and overall body hair.

Does result is a strange fascination with the moon, and permanence.

 

Bear—Hulker

Rusher grows in both size and gains enhanced strength.

Extended use can cause ailments of the joints, a short temper, and the inability to discern between friend and foe.

 

Coyote—Scavenger

This shade enables a rusher to survive off a fraction of the food intake they normally would.

 

Horse

Increases stamina and top running speed.

Unfortunately, some rushers can develop hard, hoof-like growths on the soles of the feet.

 

Fox

Gives rushers improved night-vision, however this shade only lasts for a matter of minutes.

 

Ram/Rhino—Ironhead

Rushers have a thicker cranium for short periods. Resulting activities, such as head-butting, can result in extensive brain damage

 

Beaver—Axetooth

Makes a rusher’s teeth incredibly strong. This shade can turn permanent, if pushed.

 

Porcupine

Gives a rusher black spines on arms and legs

 

Skunk—Stench

Yet another shade which is as much blessing as curse. It makes the rusher able to emit a putrid stench from their pores. The drawback is the actual power itself.

 

Wildcat/Cougar/Lynx 

Rushers experience unstoppable savagery, as well as an increased sensitivity to noise.

 

Lion—Loner

An incredibly strong hunting instinct. With overuse, this shade can cause antisocial and violent tendencies.

 

Armadillo—Clinker

A very hard shade to stomach. Results in armoured skin in most cases, however it can result in thick and unsightly calluses.

 

Deer 

Increased awareness of nearby creatures. It can make a rusher skittish and nervous even when not rushing.

 

Elephant 

Rushers using this shade can carry huge loads with no trouble. Skin can become greyer with use.

 

Bat

Hearing becomes incredibly sensitive. For weaker rushers, this can cause temporary deafness or tinnitus.

 

Dog—Snuffler

Sense of smell is increased to outstanding levels.

 

Cat

Sense of balance and agility is heightened. Rushers have been reported to experience furballs...

 

Meerkat

Heightened reactions and sense of danger, verging on the precognitive.

 

Panda

Increased strength and the gift of very strong jaws. Unfortunately, use of this shade can result in a complete loss of libido.

 

Monkey 

Enhanced climbing skills and reactions. This shade will cause excessive body hair with overuse.

 

Tiger

Gives a rusher faintly striped skin and therefore a camouflage ability. Savage tendencies have also been recorded.

 

Rat

Rushers using this shade are able to withstand poisoning, and consume almost anything without harm. However, this shade can wear off unpredictably, causing trouble if digestion is not quite complete.

 

Squirrel/Chipmunk/Mouse—Bucktooth

This shade heightens the reactions of a rusher. With prolonged use it can cause the two front teeth to grow larger and protrude from the mouth, hence the nickname.

 

Ferret/Weasel/Mongoose—Flitter

Heightened agility and reactions.

 

Sloth

Gives the rusher sharp claws instead of fingernails. Can cause narcolepsy or extreme tiredness.

 

Mole—Milkeyes

Another shade that produces sharp claws in rushers, as well as better night-vision. However, claws can instead manifest in the feet instead of hands, and cataracts from repeated use have also been recorded.

 

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Fantasy Author & Consultant

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