A Sphinx Queen - Vase Background
A concept piece of a northern winged sphinx.

Specie: Northern Winged Sphinx

Classification: Fey (Greater)

Subcategory: Pure Hybrid

Provinces: Feylands

Rarity: Rare.

Average Height: 5 feet.

Average Weight: 300 lbs.

Life Span: 1,750-2,100 years.

Diet: Omnivore with a carnivorous diet.

Description: Northern winged sphinxes sport a humanoid head, which blends down into a feline body with feathered wings. The front paws have longer digits than the back paws, and are a little more dexterous. Sphinxes sport rounded ears that are slightly mobile, and slitted pupils. The end of their tail has longer fur that the rest of their body.

Sexual Dimorphism: Males grow thick manes that continue slightly down their back, as well as heavier belly fur and elbow fur.

Colors and Markings: Sphinxes can be many shades of tan, from a nearly white cream to a nearly rusty golden brown. They also rarely come in white, grey, or black. Spots are common, and are a darker shade of their body color, black, or, rarely, a dark iridescent blue or green . Stripes are uncommon, but sometimes seen. Very rarely a sphinx’s feathers will be slightly tipped with iridescent blue or green. A sphinx’s hair and mane will usually be a shade or two darker than their primary body color. Their eyes are gold or brown, and very rarely blue.

Common Magical Abilities: Sphinxes are Greater Fey, and often have between ten to fifteen magical abilities. Geokinesis, aerokinesis, omnilingualism, and therianthropy are common for sphinxes. They can usually shape shift into ten or more different creatures.

Physical Abilities: Sphinxes can fly, although not particularly for long distances without breaks. However, they are incredibly agile and fast both on the ground and in the air. Sphinxes are incredible jumpers and excellent climbers.

Reproduction: With their rarity, it can be difficult for a sphinx to find a mate, and with their low fertility, have offspring. When they do reproduce, a female sphinx will have one to three cubs that will mature around 400 years of age. Southern sphinxes can breed with northern winged sphinxes, although these half-breeds are usually sterile.