A forest with towering, pale trees that stretch far as the eye can see in every direction, blocking all but the most persistent of rays that dot the leaf-littered floor. Gellimar, the forest of ancient mysteries, is what the scent spray says upon entry. Mysteries lost with time. Lions that go in seem to be disoriented, not knowing where or when they are. Clear spring water fills the rivers and lakes, untouched by the rest of time. The forest, though plagued by ivy and overgrowth, as if from disuse by modern lions leopards, and other quadrupeds, seems very much alive. Birdsong fills the air around it, woodland critters and stray savannah prey nibble on the wild, old grasses from Lightening to Darkening. A modern lion might even see small herds of creatures similar to their preferred prey, but not quite what they're used to.
It is in such a forest, with an air of stopped time, that a lion from the modern world, might meet another lion, if one could call the lions that live in Gellimar so. They speak in an odd accent and seem to slip into a foreign tongue when they can't remember the common words for things, probably due to their large fangs. Their manes are either short and scarce or full, tails that end abruptly at a bobbed-like shape, and well-defined muscles and claws. They look fierce, ready to strike at any moment. What are they?
A modern lion might be afraid of these creatures, these lions within the ancient trees. But this is a two-way path, as the lion pride, though they insist it is a pack and not a pride, would be scared of the modern lion that has invaded their sanctuary. But then an obvious King would appear, a mighty lion that, though sharing his pack's appearance, has an air of tranquility about it. He would explain the situation.
"I am the resident leader, these are my females," he says, the lionesses dipping their heads, though some continue to snarl. "We are known as Primals in your world, and I suppose it is fitting. How did you stumble across our forest? It is not exactly the most prevalent of places to wander towards."
About the Player
+ 18 (Lioden is not a dating website, don't get ideas)
+ roleplayer (see roleplaying information here: --- )
+ School: 7am - 3pm | TUE + FRI
+ 1/-- college acceptance letters
+ +3 hours Lioden Time (EST)
- I've fallen in love with Primals (and leopons/tigons) and as you can tell, I've already written a wee bit of lore for them. If you'd like to help me develop the Gellimar pack, PM me with ideas :D
- Other than my mutation obsession, I'm a massive roleplay nut and I have a lioness dedicated to my roleplaying information if you'd like to have a look-see.
- I'm a senior in high school, planning on going to college (it's also applying season so... there's that.
- I love animals, namely cats. I have a fluffy ginger w/ white named Sunni and he is the cuddliest little cat ever.
Ranks and Other Lore
RANKS The Starborn | The leader of the pack, also known as the King. Primal legends say a Starborn is descended from the very first Primal pack, and has been gifted another life from their ancestors to continue the Primal way of life and pass along his genes to the next generation.
Lead Huntresses | The primary breeding females in the pack. They have their own hunting parties, their own separate dens, and they are treated with the HIGHEST of respect. Cross a Lead Huntress and death may occur. A Lead Huntress, among her hunting party, is clearly the strongest one. Fights can break out between similar-strength lionesses. They are often younger lionesses.
Dovo | The Dovo is a broodmother, very much trained from a young age to watch over pack's young. There can't be too many Dovos, as that would make the other lionesses think they can get away with having a romantic dinner with the Starborn and flooding the forest with cubs.
Rekki | Subordinate males. They patrol the territory and ensure that trespassers are taken to the Starborn before they get into trouble. Are often used as guards when the Lead Huntresses is having cubs.
Nei | The bulk of the pack are Nei, lionesses that aren't strong enough to be a Lead Huntress and are not trained to be a Dovo. They are separated into hunting parties and stick with their Lead Huntress until death. Their worth is in their ability to bring back prey to feed the rest.
Avvi | Adolescents and Cubs. Those that aren't quite old enough to take their place in the pack as a Nei or Rekki.
You can attack another lion for one of three reasons - skill, experience and territory. If you are successful with a skill attack, you will gain some experience and a small increase in skill. If you are successful with a territory attack, you will receive some experience and your territory will expand by 1 space. If you are successful with an experience attack, you will receive a big bonus to regular experience gains from a fight.
A lion can only be attacked for territory once per day, and can only be attacked once every 2 hours.
You cannot attack a lion who is more than 2 levels below yourself. The defending lion will receive a defensive buff, so keep this in mind before attacking.