Zee never intended on bringing the then-adolescent home, but the foal-looking juvenile refused to be left behind once he found the large, aged male was safe to cling to. He never spoke of whatever befell his old pride, or if it is still around at all, but from what little Zee gleaned from him, and the way he shivered while his eyes welled with tears told the Felix all he needed to know. Nobody much questioned Mercy showing up, most finding pity for the malnourished youth, while some simply kept their distance, waiting for their judgement of the young lion to grow naturally like ripe fruit.
Despite his lacking skills and poor health, Mercy hit the ground running with his new duties, and he has quickly won the entire pride over. His polite, quiet demanor and his warmth put the pride at ease, especially since he has made it a point to get along with the other males in the pride - Kich was particularly cagey, unwilling to let Mercy put a paw in the Hearth for weeks, but has since grown close to the newcomer. Kibtorootyaat is a little more reserved, ever prefering his solitude, while Hatua is happy to know that the lionesses and cubs have one more protector to rely on.
Lately, Mercy has returned from a patrol with a... Curious charge in tow. Blushing so hard his mane burned and with a thick stutter dotting his several apologies, he meekly presented a new friend he's found out on the plains - A curious lady called Jioni.
The pride has gathered at the behest of Felix Zee. To the lions, lionesses, adolescents and cubs of the Jungle, the old lion announces his heir. He has reached the ripe age of 15, and is ready to retire, to leave his family and friends in the capable lion he has trained and hand-picked to look after them. There were several surprised gasps and wide eyes when Zee called Mercy to stand by his side, but before anyone could object, Hatua, Kibtorootyaat, and even Kich rose to his side. They vouch for this lion, they have trained, hunted, sparred, and fended off threats by his side, and remind the pride of all Mercy has done to earn his stay, their loyalty, and their affection. With the support of the three candidates and one of the most powerful Cerberi, lionesses like Cheebitay, Void, War, even Artipides rose up to announce their support, and soon the whole pride was clamouring for and well-wishing their new Felix.
Not of Pan's Bloodline
Less than 500+ stats
MUTATED - PATCHES (FISSURE)
NOT A CANDIDATE