dem tomato faces :U
with all their tomato glory *-*
*sigh* let’s just get this done.
The facial features found on Sith Purebloods can be categorized into one of three* things:
*Brow-Stalks are also a thing, but those are technically a subcategory of Spurs.
In the past, the ridges and spurs would have been bony and their shape could be seen in the individual’s skull. However, after hybridization, there is no true “bony facial structure” left. Instead, the Sith have excess cartilage that define and shape their facial features, which won’t be seen on their skulls.
Ridges: Indents, grooves, lines, or whatever you wanna call them. Common in males and females, can be on brows, cheeks, chins, necks, foreheads, nose, etc. Ridges can either use a cartilage base under the skin, or simply be a result of the epidermis hardening and folding onto itself on top of the dermis.
Spurs: Hardened, pointed edges that protrude out of a Sith’s face. Usually common on the chin, cheeks of males, or on brows in the form of stalks. Spurs always use cartilage as the base for its structure and support, and can be pressed and bent in the limited ways human ears and noses do.
Note how the spur turns into a ridge as it goes up, along the side of the face.
Tendrils: Found almost exclusively on male purebloods. They’re fleshy, they dangle, and are very sensitive to touch when compared to spurs and ridges. Because tendrils are fleshy and soft, they are filled with blood vessels and nerve endings. This means that you can either cause a great deal of pain or pleasure to the individual with tendrils… depending on what you do… obviously.
The tendrils are distinct from the spurs since the spurs are hard and immobile while tendril can be voluntarily moved by the individual.
Brow-Stalks: The brow stalks are technically another form of spurs. However, they are different in that the Sith can voluntarily move them. The movement of these brow stalks function much in the same way humans use their eyebrows: to aid in spoken and unspoken communication via facial expressions. This means that the cartilage in the brow stalks are much softer and more flexible than the ones found in other spurs.
The “spurs” on the brows can and will be moved at the individual’s whim, the spurs on the chin cannot.
It should be noted that brow ridges are just another form of ridge and do not fall under the brow stalk category. And although the brow ridges can also be moved to signal facial expressions, the ridges are formed just the same as every other ridge and does not protrude out of the face in a pointed manner.
Quick! Quiz Time!
Name the Facial Features on the Sith!
If you answered:
Ridges and spurs
Ridges, spurs, and tendrils
Ridges and spurs
Then congrats! You are now a tomato face expert! :3