Taheen are a race of humanlike creatures with animal characteristics.
They are mostly mammals and birdlike creatures, and most are in the service of the Crimson King. Taheen are long-lived and, allegedly, superior to humans physically and mentally. Most of them regard humans (or "humes", a pejorative term) as inferior, although some enjoy human arts, such as literature, and some human activities, such as basketball. They are not to be confused with the can-toi who are mostly rat-faced, wear human masks, and are admittedly inferior to humans. They have a culture of their own, with theological beliefs quite different than those of humans.