Codru-Ji are four-armed humanoids, who are born as six legged canines before undergoing a cocooned transformation. Their civilization is based on political games; children of leading families are abducted, ransoms are paid, and children are returned safely. As a people, they are highly xenophobic, partially because the Cordu-Ji believe that outsiders may not approve of their ritualized kidnappings and may attempt to influence their culture. Despite having four arms, there is one dominant arm with the others serving as utility. Once a skill is learned with their dominant arm, it can be mimicked on their tertiary limbs. Due to their transformation from canid to humanoid, Codru-Ji have thick strong skin, supersonic hearing, and senses which allow them to scan their surrounding areas. They can also go many days without food or water.