The nomadic hen’yab are exquisitely suited for life in the rugged grasslands of eastern Aphora. Their large, triangular ears resemble those of the big cats that the hen’yab revere. Hen’yab also possess long, muscular tails, which grant them exceptional balance and maneuverability while running. Males stand about five feet tall, with females considerably smaller, rarely exceeding four-and-a-half feet. Having the shortest lifespans of all the major races, hen’yab are energetic and emotional, but always happy to curl up in the sun for a nap.
Hen’yab have a lifespan of about thirty years, and reach maturity at around five. If they do adventure, it is out of curiosity or the desire for freedom. For more than fifteen hundred years, the Hen’yab were enslaved by the Cas Nimans, and only gained their freedom a few generations ago. The experience has instilled an adventuring spirit in an already nomadic race.
(See template for “Nekojin”, BESM 3rd ed. p. 117)