Every animal in Ghaele Storm were gather by a Unicorn god one day. With the touch of its horn, it transformed each of them into biped, humanoid animals. They were intelligent as several other races alive and were capable of creating powers with the Essence, namly magic. The capability of using weapons is very limited though because of the amount of time it requires for them to learn and become stronger in magic. So most of the time they will travel in groups and may have no more than a dagger or staff as weapon. Few of them travel the world because they are not great defenders and intermixing with others is not... sanitary as they would say. But some do like to be different and 'handg' around with other races.