Re: splits of necessity same species as original? why/why n
Well, I didn't split from my former headmate as a direct result of trauma, but rather because that appears to be how Asteroi reproduce. However, as a result, I ended up being a rather confusing conglomerate of different "species".
I consider myself to be both 100% human and 100% astero, since I've only existed in a human body, and since I split from another astero. However, I also have parts of me that are from different types of asteroi, some kind of reptile/dinosaur/dragon, and also some canine parts.