Hi there! *is nervous*
I'm Praetori, a female college student who practices shamanism, loves animals and studying human nature, among other things. I am a forest cobra therian and, well, something else that I call guardian. This guardian part of me is why I'm here. I'm doing research trying to figure out what it is.
The guardian is associated with earth, water, and night. Dead things practically find me and I take an odd sort of comfort in them. In meditation, I get that same sort of feeling when I have shifted into the guardian (and I smell like something dead). Here's the odd thing- sometimes I have four wings (two bird wings and a pair of leathery wings) but sometimes I only have the leathery wings. My feet have talons and I walk on my toes (digitrade?). Long hair(or else thin feathers) start from the middle of my lower leg and 'feather' out to cover my feet like a Clydesdale. My hands are clawed, scaly, and webbed. I have a thick, long tail that ends in a vertical paddle shape. My chest is broad and thick, and I have an elongated neck. Usually I move on all fours but I can stand on my hind legs naturally. I have fangs and wide nostrils and some thing on my neck, not sure if they are horns or stiff hair or what. The reason I call this nature the guardian is that the number one instinct/purpose is to guard. What, I don't know. But nothing else matters except guarding the whatever-it-is. (I plan to use my guardian instinct by enlisting in the military this winter.) The guardian is also very, very curious. My thought is that the curiosity is what led it to be in a human's body. So I'm not sure if the guardian is a dragon with a purpose, some kind of demon or something else entirely.
Sorry for the length of this introduction post, I just wanted to give everyone an idea as to where I'm at and what I'm doing here. =)