The brihoouki (pronounced Bree-Hoo-ookie) are an ancient wukai species found within some of the dense tropical forests of Wukrii that are wild and uninhabited by demimon or humans. They have a chimeric mixture of monkey, owl, and little rattlesnake in appearance, and are known for their insatiable curiosity, particularly the lesser brihoouki, which are the more commonly seen, if seen at all. This intense curiosity, while not always clear in terms of intent, can be both amusing and terrifying for those who come into contact with these beings.
The brihoouki are comprised of two basic types, the lesser brihoouki and the far less commonly seen greater brihoouki type. Both are known for their love of the local fruit that typically grows where they roam, called the “pomiifruit”. Little is known about their culture or origins, but they have lived among some of the tropical forests for as long as mankind has recorded such things. They are thought to be synonymous with the forests and are viewed as one of it’s native denizens, and therefor, caretakers.
Lesser brihoouki typically have the stature and shape of a small to medium size ape like mammal, and like their much larger brethren are known for the their piercing blue eyes which can be seen through the darkness. While not necessarily hostile, their glowing eyes can often be foreboding for cautious travelers who prefer to stay clear of their ghostly visage which can often leave travelers unnerved as if they are being closely watched should they enter. Both types of brihoouki have owl like beaks and plumage despite their mammalian shape.
Greater brihoouki, like their smaller counterparts, have a tail that rattles much like a rattlesnake, and is often the first and most obvious sign they are nearby to anyone or anything wondering through their home. This is interpreted by some as a warning, and by others as merely a greeting or show of interest, it isn’t always clear to the uninitiated. The greater brihoouki are known for their massive size, and slightly more expressive features. The larger types are said to be as tall as the treetops themselves, and despite their imposing size, are seen as kindly ancient guardian spirits of the forests, and the lesser brihoouki tend to defer to them in terms of authority.