Developing secondary characters for a story, most of the script notes just say “creature”, so now I’m going back and designing some of them.
Semi-aquatic mammalian creature related to seals. Comfortable with bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion. Digigrade, though the males are typically heavy enough to prefer to remain plantigrade when they stand on their hind legs. Carnivorous, prefering seafood-based diets to red or white meat. Typically live in packs, but will not remain loyal to an alpha they do not respect. Pack members with no desire to follow a particular leader or ambition to challenge them are accepted freely into other packs as long as they do not try to upset the social structure. Fashion gears away from loose fabric fronts, as it can drag on the ground when they run on all fours. Females are not socially expected to keep their mammaries covered, though many choose to for the convenience of keeping them stationary. Rarely found in urban centres, sticking more to coastal villages.