The Hangareka kernun are a race of creatures that appear half human and half stag or horse, with a single horn on their heads. They believe themselves descendants of the Kirin, brought to earth to serve the Spirit. They are fast friends with the human Hangareka cult, and will join in their musical revelries in worship of the Kirin.
The Hangareka are enemies of the Tiklabang, the mischievous horse-headed creatures that dwell deep in the jungles and prey on humans and carry virgins off to their lairs. Both the Hangareka and Tiklabang are descended from the Kernun, and are similar in many ways to the Lapith tribes that roam the steppes of the Shadowlands.