In Tashi's world, the inhabiters bond with a wild animal in order to spy and fight. This bond allows them to occupy the creature's body and access their memories.
But the animals choose the inhabiter. At the age of eight, inhabiter trainees are left in the woods by their instructors. During a night-long vigil, the children must wait until a wild animal selects them. While the exact reasons for an animal's choice are never fully known, certain personality traits lure specific creatures for the best possible
Fierce, intelligent and rare, the Gold Tiger favours independent souls with a thirst for adventure. While incredibly brave in battle, the tiger can lack empathy and earning its trust and loyalty takes work.
The White Wolf
The White Wolf
Often referred to as the Mountain Ghost, the white wolf is swift and deadly in battle. But they are deeply social creatures too, who crave the companionship of their pack. Loyal to the bitter end.
Hawks are intelligent and elusive -- they aren't warriors, but their ability to survey from above is unparalleled. The hawk gravitates towards other loners and those with a penchant for deep, reflective thought.
The social butterfly of the animal kingdom ... The Songbird does best with others who value companionship and happiness. They see brightness in the world around them and want to experience everything the world has to offer.
Timid but loyal, the doe values comfort, security and companionship. They are swift and athletic, but not natural warriors. They are also extremely sensitive to the feelings of other creatures and natural nurturers.