Figuring out my species as me and my dude go through our RP, good motivation and fun anatomy to work with. Sorry for the same face syndrome, just needed some quick lineart for future stuff. So here's some notes!
Caine's are close cousins to the simian species with a canine-like structure. All are quadrupeds that hailed from their own respective regions, a foreign land with Norse pagan values on life and death. Came onto the land of [our RP world has yet to be named] in their more primitive sea exploration to raid and settle on more rich lands and adopted many of the mixed in Celtic beliefs of the land. So the general populace of Caine's no longer hold onto most of their main traditions. But most tend to stick to fighting to death in valor and not dying of old age, so that they may live in the halls of Valhalla.
A lesser tradition that's not as practiced, but still favored by most elder clans is the rite of adulthood for the pups turning two years of age.
At that age, the pups are sent away, labeled as rouges, to travel the land on their own or in a group, and find masters to train under for about four to five years. Then they are able to return to their clan, if they so chose, as presentable adults and teach any new trade skills to their clan mates to further the productivity of the clan.
As the age of a full grown, mature Caine is sixteen years, this tradition is frowned upon because the current land is more dangerous, filled with slavers and all manner of possessive magical entities.
The largest of all caine's, they have thick fur and a bulky yet solid build, though, like the Northern, they are too top heavy to do little more than stand still while on their hind legs. Most suited than most for the cold, their fur tufts behind their ears grow along their necks and they are the most common throughout any specific region. But are mostly seen in cold climates, mountains, valleys and forested regions. Southern types are also the most aggressive, with their large stature and availability to weapons.
They are slimmer and have longer legs, having their fur tuffs not grow along their neck, staying just behind the ears, their also very common among groups. Northern types are just as aggressive as their Southern cousins. Mostly seen around humid, forest and arid regions.
Western caine's are the smallest, close to a regular wolves height and almost similar to the Eastern, having a more canine-like body, but they do not have figure-like digits and only flexible wrists, making them 'lesser-caine's' in the eyes of others. But they share their hairless ears, pseudo-prehensile tail, and facial features, though they are pretty uncommon due to the fact that they're ancestors rarely traveled across the sea with their cousins. Flexible and adaptable to most regions, they prefer to stay in mobile tribal groups, rather than joining or forming tribes, clans or kingdoms and are less aggressive overall. Mostly seen around great plains and forests in dry and humid regions.