Posted by The Poachers' Grand Prize...

Agryo [BLM] (#70050)


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Posted on
2017-03-15 05:56:46


...is us.


Random little thought that came to me earlier as my Alchemist was tearing through some of these squishy, nasty humans:

Most of the other animals we see in Explore are your usual African fauna; obviously many have value, hence the real-life abundance of the terrible things we see this month.

But stop for a second and think about how much a blue lion would be worth.

Or a stripped lion, or a wild-born Leopon, or pretty much anyone's King past the rolled ones. I'm certain that if this world is somewhat close to ours, word has gotten out about your King, this male lion who likely defies all logic and has a coat just as diverse as any domestic cat's, or perhaps the valuable females he protects.

Imagine what the rich and superstitious of the world would pay for such a beast; imagine what magical powers they assume we have[and kinda do, given how applicators can suddenly turn a ruddy brown lion to, well, Ice, or give a Tsavo a full Barbary mane]... or they think that a Piebald lion would make for a great trophy or rug, who knows.

Maybe these poachers are all looking for us, for our Kings, and are gathering spoils as they go along because WOW do these pink/black/white/blue lions do a good job of keeping a rich territory.

There's also the fact that, depending on the biome, you can very commonly find the usually-insanely-rare animals that these poachers are after.

Maybe it's just the sheer rich ecosystems that our lions inhabit, or maybe these guys are here to cut us down personnaly.


But eh, just thought I'd share this little nagging idea. =P



Discuss!

Lady Khajiit (Clean
Ferus) (#6408)

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Posted on
2017-03-15 06:25:05
I like this!

Almost hits it right one the dot.


Laila πŸ’°
(Gryffindor!) (#96222)

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Posted on
2017-03-15 09:46:20
Thumbs up!


Scottie (Lights ON!) (#87211)

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Posted on
2017-03-15 11:32:30
I was thinking this yesterday! My king is a manakbir, and I had an encounter where he slipped away from humans who were tracking him down. This makes sense.


greenoctober13[Super
naturalSea (#37241)

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Posted on
2017-05-02 14:03:46
This is brilliant


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Lavendernose (#112430)

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Posted on
2017-06-03 22:56:59
This is great. In addition to the strange fur patterns, the value of the king's pelt would only increase if it were a primal, hybrid, or dwarf.


LovelyInLace (#129426)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2018-03-09 20:15:37
Everything makes sense now. . .


Lia (#190815)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2020-09-02 10:25:09
This makes a lot of sense. Something else to consider: There's no ****ing way that the villagers could survive the various things that completely wipe out food in Lioden without having to get some super-rare lion pelts. 'Cause seriously, like a month after the great hunger, we have poaching season! It stands to reason that the villagers were still trying to get a little bit more stable, financially, before hunting lions.


🍣 Becka 🍣 (#213783)

Notable Lion
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Posted on
2020-09-22 18:58:15
makes sense! its cold so they want ur F U R


morii[blm] (#212942)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2020-09-22 19:03:41
oooh i've been thinking a lot about this!! it always struck me as how weird it would be to see lions like that, lions who clearly had their own manner of selective breeding in the wild, with traits that pretty much defied all laws of nature and even a coexistance between many species


Blair (#217717)

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Posted on
2020-10-09 00:58:55
Also remember, let's say..
FREAKING STARRY FUR...?


and green fur. yes.


Datrandomcat (#166891)

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Posted on
2020-10-21 00:07:36
This totally makes sense now.