"Seeing the poor souls trapped in the grotesque form of some cow-thing did nothing but harden my heart further toward the invaders. The too-human origins were easily apparent to the eye once one was withing 60 paces of the things. No, no mercy would be granted these invaders, and these things will be put out of their misery...
The Bovinaform humanamorphs are the primary food source of the Rephatians and bred for their meat. As their name suggests, they are similarly sized and shaped to cows, with the exception that their heads are still strongly human-like, and they have hairless though tough human-like skin. Their jaws are much heavier then normal humans and have many more molars. They are deliberately very stupid and walk on all fours. Their hands have adapted for walking with extremely short fingers unable to grasp anything. Their stomachs have also been modified to be able to digest cellulose. This modification has been made effective enough that given enough passes through the digestive system, even wood can be digested.
The Bovinaform cannot speak, and can only understand the most simple commands. They occasionally low mournfully, as if despairing of their station in life.
"Out of a painful fog I awake - my last memory was the ground rushing at me as my warhorse threw me! We were charging the Rephatian lines of Trudges as the air flew thick with arrows, spears, and head sized rocks thrown by more massive creatures further back. As I neared the line - my lance lowered to transfix one or more of the front line troops, a ghastly troll-sized creature - mostly mouth - burst from the line and gave a hideous bellow. My horse, Damn it, was spooked and I was thrown..
Now I realize I am bound. And naked. To my ears there is a chorus of jeering laughter and jabbering in the incomprehensible Rephatian language. There is a hood or something over my eyes. Someone behind me pulls it up, allowing me to see. Before me is a small host of tiny human-like figures, though with exaggerated features and oddly bright hair. And with nasty looking daggers and spiked clubs. The hood is dropped back and I'm roughly pulled to my feet. One word is spoken into my ear, heavily accented, but unmistakable... "Fight!"
With the exception of the Jaggernauts, the Mites are one of the most extreme Humanamorphs yet developed. The mites average 10lbs in weight and are the size of a large domestic cat. They have brightly colored hair, with unnatural looking whites, reds, oranges and blondes common. They are used for a number of roles - as test subjects for alchemical substances, as taste-testers for poisons, as Canaries in mines and as food. They are also treated as pets and unlike most Food Caste humanamorphs are generally clothed similarly to the Rephatians. They are used in the Great Game, specifically by nobel children.
They are surprisingly intelligent for being so small, able to speak and understand Rephatian. No geniuses arise from their stock however, and they are subject to many genetic illnesses.
The Mites have personalities similar to small dogs - nervous and yappy. They are also terribly curious.
"The Rephatians did not expect the nighttime counterattack on their base camp. The complete destruction of Lord Urmor's heavy infantry earlier that day seemed to lull them into a false sense of security. We came upon their camp while they were in the midst of a ..feast. Though most of their common soldiery was surprised and easily bested, they had larger beasts - what they call Devourers. These huge creatures were like bipedal boars with vicious toothy maws and powerful claw-tipped limbs. Several fought on even transfixed by lances, and I saw one manage to disembowel both the horse and rider who mortally wounded it before it succumbed. It is best that they are quite stupid and small in numbers."
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The Devourers are large porcine appearing humanamorphs. They move similar to an ape and have massive, bone-crushing jaws.They are very bad-tempered and will eat anything once living. When used as food sources they are fed food scraps but little meat - given the usual source of meat in the Rephatian lands. Some occupy a role as disposers of food waste and the dead - similar to the Yird-Swine. They are also used as guardians and sometimes as beasts of war. Those used as disposers of the dead are generally considered 'unclean' by the more intelligent Rephatians, but many still partake. Those who do make this a habit have a higher instance of insanity and occasionally develop a fatal neurological disorder.