it seems like they forgot how to use their keyboard, but I'd assume it's not supposed to happen unless the code got updated, and the game guide wasn't updated. there's other old info in the game guide where that's the case, like the sanctuary time.
i've seen someone get a crystalline from a crystal x exclusive, still unsure if it was a glitch or a thing now.
These words were used to describe one pride of lions on the Savannah. The whispering between species, the hyenas told other prides and the gossiping coyotes told tales of them wherever they roamed. They were feared and honored by fellow lion prides. Tales of great battles and how the lions demolished their enemies with a great display of strength spread throughout the land. No one wanted to cross them - they only wanted to become allies with them to have protection. As the years past, the pride kept up this reputation with many of their leaders, though some notably fiercer than others. The Golden Age was when the mated pair - Mutapa, The Warrior Queen and Takunda, The Conqueror reigned over the pride. This was the pride to be in , the pride to envy, this was the Nguro Pride.
Mutapa and Takunda ruled with iron paws. They led the pride through a time of famine, when mange and Dog Madness ravaged the land, they survived a deadly wet season and a horrid dry season. Many prides of lions died out during these times - but no the Nguro Pride thrived and survived. It soon became that they were the only pride within the land. Things had calmed down, and the wet season was just around the corner - but then the unthinkable happened, Queen Muputa and King Takunda both died. Not of disease or battle scars, but of old age. They had both lived to the ripe age and unheard of age of 29 years old. And my did the Pride mourn the lose of these two wonderful leaders. However, hope was just around the corner. Their youngest daughter was the heir, her other siblings had left or fell due to the harsh times before. She was promoted and become Queen of the Pride.
Many saw how she led with grace and the same iron paw of her parents. However - an old rule stated that the Queen must have a King to rule with or she forfeits her right to the throne. And so, she elected a male to become the King. Many were pleased with him and he was a fine choice - he was handsome, intelligent, and well suited to defend the Pride. However a couple weeks after he was chosen he began to offend the Queen - eating before the huntresses and her, being overly dominant towards the lionesses, and then an unforgivable offense: he let lone lionesses into the Pride and promoted them. The Queen was not in the mood for an argument so she tolerated his offenses and didn't want to cause anymore discord within the Pride. However, these lionesses became insufferable - they disobeyed rules, offended higher-ups, and even brazenly disrespected the Queen. Rightly so the Queen evicted these parasites with a swiftness - however, the King allowed them back in and had the audacity to call her cruel and domineering for her actions. The Queen was not happy, how dare he, she gave him his rank and luxuries and now here he was squandering them, he was trying to challenge her for her birthright, her pride, the thing nearest and dearest to her heart.
And she was not about to take this sitting down. It's just a matter of who's side you are on. The rightful Queen or this disrespectful King?
Edited at September 14, 2023 11:52 PM by Spellbound
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Edited at September 14, 2023 11:28 PM by Spellbound
The true ruler of a pride, she is the ultimate law within in. This position is more stable, because a change in King does not mean a change in Queen. She is the one who decides whether someone is worthy of being within the Pride, and who should be evicted. This female is the one who makes critical decisions for the pride, whether someone should be punished or not, if they should move the densite or expand the territory. The Queen's authority can not be challenged and to disrespect her is a treasonous offense - one that is punishable by exile or death. She is to be obeyed and respected at all times. This rank is only earned through bloodline - however, cases of fights have been heard. This is called the Queen's duel - mostly blood related females challenge another but there has been one instance where a unrelated female challenged and lost. A Queen's Duel is when a lioness challenges the Queen to a fight and the winner becomes the New Queen and then the loser is either banished, demoted, or killed.
This male is the counterpart to the Queen - however, his position is more unstable. The King is a role easily challenged as males within the Pride and Outside it may challenge him for his position. This male acts as the protecter and guardian of the Pride - he is the strongest male within it, so therefore he is there to protect it. He has quite an amount of authority within the Pride, however his role is easily removed if the Queen and other Lionesses see him unfit to rule the Pride. This male is responsible for the constant patrol of borders, protection against attacks from Nomadic Males and reporting sightings to the Queen. The King reports any sightings of Nomadic Males or Females to the Queen and she will tell him how to act, and he is to obey her. Yes - these two may work together as equals at times but the King is expected to listen and obey the wishes of his Queen. An unhappy Queen means an unstable and rocky position for him.
This female is the most trusted lady of the Queen. Her authority is to be respected automatically - to offend her is to offend the Queen. This lioness is the Enforcer of the rules of the Queen and King -- she has the authority to punish you and report you the the Queen if not complying. This female is the one who leads in the Queen's absence - she also leads hunts at the order of the Queen. She is also an advisor to the Queen on matters of electing a new King or choosing her Heir. This position is not to be challenged for as it is handpicked by the Queen herself - only the Queen can demote her. There has been no instance of the demotions of Deputies, however if a New Queen is installed there may be a small chance of her being replaced but not always. The only way a Deputy may be demoted is through abuse of power, disrespect to the Queen, or she was found to be untrustworthy - other than that this position is relatively stable.
The Lieutenant Lion
This male lion is the most trusted lord of the King. His authority is to be respected as well - to offend him is to offend the King and Queen. This lion may lead patrols of the lands, assist in hunting if needed , and many other small tasks. He is the advisor and confidant of the King - these two are usually related or extremely good friends. This male is above the other male lions and the lionesses and has the authority to give them tasks and orders - he also may punish them if they disrespect him. If he spots any Nomadic Lions he is to report them immediately to the Queen herself. This position is also not easily challenged as the King chose him to be in this position - the King and Queen have the authority to demote him. A new King can mean a replacement in the Lieutenant- unless, the Queen objects. The only way for him to be demoted is along the same lines of the Deputy Lioness - however, if demoted for the above reasons then the Queen will chose the next Lieutenant since the King didn't make a wise decision. Otherwise this position is relatively stable as well.
These parasites lionesses are the bane of the Queen, Deputies, and other lionesses within the Pride. These unwelcomed guests were lone lionesses from a Fallen Pride and they wandered onto the territory and now these ladies are the jewels of the King. These lionesses have no respect for tradition or authority - they are not required nor expected to hunt per order of the King. They also don't have to respect the eating order, and are known for bullying the lionesses below them. They also have been bold enough to direspect the Queen and her Deputies, and get away with punishment, why? Because the King doesn't care they disrespect the Queen and saves them from it. In a way they are untouchable leeches to the Pride and are quite unwelcomed by the other lionesses. They are protected by the King himself and if they so much as complain against another lioness - it's always them who win the argument, even if they were clearly wrong. Talk about annoying.
These lionesses are the heart and bulk of the Pride. Any lioness aged two or above goes here. These are the hardworking mothers and respectable members of the Pride. These females are very hardworking and are expected to respect their higher-ups. They don't have a specific rank but do many jobs, whether it be hunting, scouting , cubsitting, or any other task. These versatile ladies are well respected and have a hierarchy amongst themselves. They truly are the real jewels of the Pride and should be treated as such.
These two males are the only other males within the Pride. They are the ones who help out on patrols and aid in defeating male Nomads if needed. These lions also may cubsit if a female is not available or go on a hunt if extra muscle is needed. They are treated well and to be respected as well. They also may provide cubs for the Pride as well.
The youth and joy of the pride. These are the creatures under two years of age. They are to be protected and properly taught and trained by mothers. To have a cub die on your watch is a high offense and to kill a cub is treason. The parents of the cub also have a factor in how well they're treated - cubs of the higher ranked females are treated extremely well. To be the son or daughter of the Queen, Deputy or Lieutenant is a high honor. Children of the King are respected as well however they don't have claim to the throne, only the children of the reigning Queen do.
Nomadic Males and Females
Edited at September 14, 2023 11:42 PM by Spellbound
This pride believes in mainly six deities, though there are many minor ones they also believe in.
Ruena, The Mother Goddess
This deity is the Mother Goddess, and deity widely respected by all lions. She is also said to be the Goddess of the Hunt, Hunt Chieftesses and Kings, and Huntresses. She is the Goddess who sends her 10 Guardians to protect prides from greedy and tyrannical Kings and Queen's along with guiding lionesses on their hunt. She is usually prayed to before a hunt, before a female completes her Huntress Exam, and when a Queen is installed.
Tiosis, Goddess Of The Storms and Rain
This deity is the Goddess of Storms and Rain. She is the deity speculated to bring the rainy season to the lands. Her refreshing rain well loved and welcomed by all lions, her daughter is Kitduna who helps her during the wet season. This deity is revered for her power and authority. She is said to also be the goddess of fortune, honesty, prosperity, and knowledge. She is prayed to when one wishes for the dry season to end quickly, for pleasant weather, for luck before Exams, to have many cubs, and many other small things.
Xola, Goddess of the Moon
This deity is said to be the Goddess of the Moon. She is also said to be the goddess of the stars, souls, death, wanderers, and prophecy. This female is a goddess popular with most nomads and is said to be a very compassionate and merciful goddess. She is also said to collect the souls of dead lions and bring them to her stars and that's why many pray to her in their dying moments if alone. She is prayed to for a swift and painless death, to be called to the stars, for her to light their path when traveling at night or in general, or for a sign of something.
Ytuna, Goddess of the Sun
This deity is said to be the Goddess of the Sun. She is the twin sister of Xola. She is also known as the goddess of war, wrath, flames, and chaos. Unlike her sister who is compassionate and kind, this goddess is a stern and fierce creature. Her flames are said to be the cause of the dry season , and they say if she is offended then the dry season is longer and harsher. She is prayed to for warmth, a honorable battle, or a short dry season.
Vokhena, Goddess of Famine
This deity is said to be the Goddess of Famine. This female is also said to be the goddess of pestilence, disease, conflict, misfortune, curses/hexes, and illusions. This female isn't a popular goddess because of this and mostly all fear her. She is said to be the goddess to bring plagues upon prides for offending any other goddess or being evil and bad, any misfortune is said to be related to her. She is painted to be evil when in fact she is not. This goddess is usually used when you want to offend someone like "I hope Vokhena curses your to stub your toe.", hope to curse someone, she is also prayed to when disease and other bad things happen to make it stop or for leniency.
Kitduna , Goddess of Life
This deity is said to be the Goddess of Life. She is the daughter of Tiosis . She is also said to be the goddess of animals, beauty, love, and bonded pairs. She is the youngest goddess and said to be the prettiest goddess as well. She is well loved for her infectious joy and brilliance. She is prayed to when they wish for plentiful animals in the wet season, to be beautiful, to find their true love or before a bonding ceremony to stay faithful to their bonded partner. She is also said to be in love with the Goddess, Vokhena.
________________ Huntress Exam
This exam consists of 3 parts. Only two lionesses will be tested at a time, as this Exam lasts for almost a whole week depending on how fast the Exam goes for the lioness.
Part One: The huntress must exhibit her speed, she is to be chased by the Hunt Chieftess continually through the Pride Territory until they return back. If she is caught before they reach the territory then she does not pass this portion of the exam.
Part Two: The huntress must show her skill as a hunter. She is given the whole day to bring three specific prey items, and she is to be watched under the eyes of other Huntresses and Hunt Chief as witnesses. As long as she does bring at least 2 out of 3 prey items she does pass. She may not bring already dead animals because that is considered cheating.
Part Three: The female is to fight the strongest Huntress in a duel and show her fighting skill. She must strike the Huntress at least six times without using her claws since it is a non-lethal spar, however the Huntress she is dueling is allowed to use her claws. This is in place to test the skill and wits of the lioness. If she gets at least 4 hits in she will still pass but 6 is the usual amount.
Edited at September 14, 2023 11:31 PM by Spellbound
Thoughts On The Events Within The Pride, Are You Loyal To The King Or Queen?
Banafrit hasn't formed much of an opinion as she is just a cub for now. Her views will likely be heavily influenced by who her parents are. She really just wants to learn more about the things that interest her for now.
Banafrit is fairly content with just being a cub at the moment. This will likely change in the future for her.
Banafrit is currently still extremely fluffy with the typical cub-fur. Her eyes are a dark mesmerising hazel. They are often wide with curiousity that is often displayed by cubs.
Banafrit has spotty dark-brown rosettes that often appear on cubs. These will fade as she grows older. The majority of her fur is the classic golden color associated with lions. Her underbelly is a lighter creme color. She currently weighs in at around 14.6 lbs. (This may be inaccurate, I couldn't find info on a 2 month old cub's weight) Banafrit's paws seem almost too big for her body in this moment, but she will grow into them as she ages towards adulthood.
Banafrit is a curious young cub. She's always investigating something she finds odd or new. She also has the tendancy to forget what she was meant to be doing after getting distracted by some sort of cool plant or object. This can get her in a bit of trouble at times. This may also cause problems in the future while hunting.
Banafrit isn't the most confident with meeting new lions, tending to stay close to those she does know, but will warm up to others eventually. Once she has, the other lion will have a loyal friend for life. She can be quite a bit of a goofball around those she trusts and will be fairly chatty.
N/A, too young.
Mate Or Significant Other:
Not at the moment.
Open for a mother, father and siblings.
Open for a friend
Banafrit's favourite mythical creature would probably be a Thunderbird.
Edited at September 19, 2023 12:04 PM by Crazydayz