The Cogulluk are humanoid in appearance only in the most lenient of terms. The Cogulluk are more or less human in shape, but are clearly avian. Cogulluk average at around five feet and ten inches in height, and have typically muscular but lean builds. Cogulluk have taloned feet designed for all terrain, with three main talons and one larger, opposable talon. These are attached to long, humanoid legs. Cogulluk hands are similar in design, and come of slightly wing-shaped arms, although Cogulluk do not hate wings. Cogulluk have long necks that angle their somewhat long, slender heads to face forward. Their faces resemble many birds of prey in shape. Cogulluk have short, feathered tails.
Cogulluk typically have rich, silky feathers colored between white and black, with silvery shades of grey in between. Cogulluk sometimes have multiple colors present, running typically in streaks or large, symmetrical but generally irregular patches. Cogulluk eyes can carry any number of colors, and both genders possess a ring of tall feathers that move backward along their head into a slender sort of crown, with a variety of colors that are typically very distinctive.
Cogulluk give birth through eggs, which are kept warm usually through some method of incubation until they hatch, where they are raised by the parents as a group. Cogulluk mature at around twenty, and live to an average of seventy-five years of age – longer than humans, but hardly immortal.
Cogulluk are psychology very group oriented, but introspective, rational, cunning, and logical. Cogulluk are, however, very weak when acting alone, and often possess a degree of cynicism. They also have a fondness for innovation which, while often beneficial, is strong enough that they often attempt to do so when not necessary. Cogulluk also have a tendency to generalize other groups, which can make them somewhat racist.
Blessing of Unity - Cogulluk possess a sort of empathetic link with one another, which is applied between all Cogulluk within proximity of one another, with bolstered range between Cogulluk who are fond of one another. Lovers can detect basic emotions of one another from vast distances. This allows Cogulluk to work together with nearly unrivaled effectiveness, as they will be able to strategize with one another without talking and better coordinate, and when they do speak they will be able to convey information far more effectively than by speech alone. This also means that Cogulluk, who can feel one another’s pain, are much more empathic towards one another, and more able to hold a large, stable government because of their commonality. Cogulluk, while individuals, thus share a great deal more plurality than other contemporary races, and are more effective because of it.
Heightened intellect – Cogulluk possess a higher average intelligence than most races, which is most visual in that they have far fewer individuals below the average human intelligence, even if they do not have a significantly higher limit than humans for intellect. This makes them well suited to intellectualism, which is more celebrated in Cogulluk culture than in other races.
Curse of Unity – Cogulluk are not well adapted to functioning alone, and while together they excel more than any other races, Cogulluk alone will prove inept, and if kept alone will go insane rather soon.
Cold weakness – Cogulluk, while very much warm blooded, are adapted to warmer climates, and will struggle more than other races in the far northern regions of the world.