Hi! I'm Frecklefawn, and I have brainrot for my king Tinteku. I've been sick for about a week now, and decided to abruptly make a whole forum post for him, because he makes me happy and I can compress things into a single post or two! (Plus I can possibly post comics I draw of him in here, which could be fun.)
This is just a cute goofy thing I'm doing to cheer myself up, but if you have any comments, don't be afraid to leave them!
Tinteku is a young king and big-name brawler during the championships in May! He's,,, hardly seen outside of that season, which is admittedly a bit odd, but he's a pleasant interaction when he is around! He's mainly known for his unnaturally short stature and distinctly fast, flashy fighting style. He was definitely laughed at for a while there, but after enough battling and proving himself, once he came out as the champion of multiple arena tournaments, his name was at least taken semi-seriously. (Even if there's definitely still a bit of making fun being done.)
What's he like?
Can himbos be super short? Are pocket-sized himbos a thing?
It's no secret jocks like Tinteku can be,, a bit dull in the brain category. He's absolutely no exception. Not a single ounce, he's a moron. That being said, I swear he means the absolute best.
He's exceedingly eager to show off this strength and know-how whenever it's appropriate, and he's nothing if not jovial when battling, putting every ounce of passion into it, and having as much fun with it as he can, even if he may lose on some occasions. He's just a playful and competitive guy who loves brawling and socializing. You might just need to squeeze past a groupie or two to reach him, though.
☀️ Honeybush grows in plentiful amounts on his prideland, and has been since he was a cub. He's always favored them over any other he's seen.
☀️ His favorite food is shark, and yes, he will lose his damn mind anytime he's given the chance to eat it. Besides the championships, winter is his second favorite season because he can get it in abundance. The teeth make him feel badass.
☀️ He does often join in on eating fermented marula fruit and getting wasted, though not to a very high degree like some other challengers his age. A single time he blacked out and ended up waking up with a smilus looming over him in a threatening, unhappy manner, and ever since then he's been too scared to overdo it and have startling shit like that happen again.
☀️ If he were a food he’d be a Lemon Poppyseed muffin, and if he were a drink, he’d be orange juice mixed with pineapple juice. This has nothing to do with lioden, it's just fun to think about.
☀️ Adding onto the little notes that have nothing to do with the actual lore but is just stuff I like to think about: Tinteku's favorite band if he could listen to music would be ABBA. I'm not even going to go more in depth with it or give context, because I don't have any, I just feel it in my bones.
☀️ He's the human equivalent of around 19-21 years old. Him being posed as an adol is mainly just because I don't like the adult male dorsal fur lineart much, and it ended up turning into an inside joke about him being really short. ....That became canon and actually lore relevant.
☀️ He has met the May event brothers! He's younger than Vash, but older than V'kai, and enjoys hanging around V'kai when he gets the chance, though they're not the closest. Tinteku and Vash on the other hand- ...Tinteku tries to keep his distance. He'd prefer to make his losing battles at least flashy instead of just getting straight up punted. He doesn't interact with those two too often, but when he does, it's definitely a bit wild.
☀️ Tinteku was born to king Na’Chinu the ruthless, an infamously territorial king with just as infamous fertility issues. By the time he was nearing retirement age, he still hadn't produced a single cub, and losing hope, opted to mass breed. His saving grace was Vaalah, a goddess fertility travelling lioness, who gave birth to a litter of one, that cub being Tinteku. And tiny or no, Na'chinu didn't exactly have much of a choice in heir besides him, so he did his best.
☀️ At first his father assumed his mother had lied and somehow given birth to a cheetah's cub instead because at the time, there were a lot of biological coincidences that made tiny Tinteku look strikingly similar to a cheetah cub. Thankfully that seemed to mostly wear off as he grew up.
☀️ Tinteku is extremely bisexual, but probably somewhere on the aromantic spectrum, most likely being cupioromantic. He swings both ways like a baseball bat, and while he refuses to admit it, his type is usually the primal sort.
More will likely be added soon!
Any comments are appreciated! <3 Don't be afraid to say hi!
"This tournament's Champion, Tinteku."
This is just a simple little comic I decided to make for fun- A majority of the effort went into the first panel, but I do like how it came out, even if it isn't my best work. May update to add speech bubbles at some point
- Tinteku's parents -
⚠️TW : Mild implied child abuse, (Not explicitly stated/described in depth), please skip if you're sensitive to those types of topics.⚠️
Na’Chinu the ruthless got his title for a reason. His temper was as short as his attitude was bitter. To put it more simply, he was an asshole. Unsurprisingly, he wasn't exactly the most nurturing father. Tinteku would never have been his first choice in heir had he not been looking to have one of his own blood and he hadn't been his only choice. Especially when it seemed Tinteku didn't exactly take after him in the personality department either.
He had been hoping for someone stronger, tougher, and not as... flowery and small. He did his best to try 'training' the theatrics out of him, but all that really did was leave lasting emotional damage. He tended to do that a lot under the excuse it was supposed to 'make him tougher', especially when he didn't do as well in combat training as he was supposed to. Thankfully, now that he's older, Tinteku is unlearning a lot of the harmful things he was taught, and that it's alright to be softer, and less conventional in the standards of self-expression. Now that he's been able to craft his own identity, persona, and manner of battle, he's been unbelievably happier, though he still has a lot of healing to do from his upbringing as a whole.
Tinteku never actually met his mother until he was an adult, but that isn't exactly either of their faults. Vaalah is a traveling lioness and an entirely free spirit. She's dabbled in shamanism, as well as things like poetry and art, but she's settled on being a humble wanderer lending a paw to those who need it. And in the case of Tinteku's existence, Na'chinu was one of those she helped.
That being said, by no means had she had any feelings towards him, much less any positive ones as a whole, it was just a rightful exchange of currency for even the possibility of him finally having an heir he had wanted. And once Tinteku was born, although she had wanted to be even slightly involved in his life, she was ushered away and sent back along her nomadic path instead of even being given a semblance of a chance to take care or lend help in the upbringing of the cub she had carried.
Nowadays, her and Tinteku occasionally spend time together whenever their paths are fortunate enough to intertwine, reconnecting after so long of being separated. It's quite sweet to see them walking the outskirts of Tinteku's territory together, especially since Tinteku is always so excited to tell her about his recent adventures and victories and listen to her stories in return. He doesn't always pick up on the meanings and deeper themes behind them, but he's happy nonetheless with his mom time.
Sometimes Vaalah feels a bit guilty about the situation she unknowingly brought him into, and that she didn't fight more adamantly to be there to help him avoid the hurt he had gone through as a consequence of things that weren't his fault at such a young age. Even if she knows it wasn't her fault either, sometimes it makes her heart ache. She did her best, and she really does love her son now that she's involved in his life even semi-often.
- I said he's short. He's short. -
I mentioned Tinteku was not only a young adult, but that he's extremely small for a lion in general, to the point he's commonly mistaken as some sort of young cheetah hybrid at first glance. But, I never gave examples of his (current) size, so here's a few height comparisons with, in order, Vashkartzen, V'Kai, and his father, Na'chinu.
NOTE - With the new encounters during the May event, there is a lioness that has a small posture and isn't able to compete in the championships due to weight regulations (Her name being Pei'Kat).
Regarding that, yes, I am aware that realistically, Tinteku wouldn't be able to be a brawler in the championships with this update, or honestly in general, much less one who goes against opponents I've established that he does. However, I'm electing to ignore that due to the fact I crafted his character and story before that was entirely established, and I love Tinteku and don't feel like changing his already fairly goofy character for a newly established bit of canon.
He is indeed, just a little guy, and nothing about that will be changing.
Interested in studding?
[Click on the image to be taken to his page!]
Tinteku is a g3, 900+ stat, Bushveld Dorsal fur, and is currently the only Bushveld Dorsal Fur lion and king in game.
Currently he is 9BO with a breed-only base, eye color, and mane color, along with six BO markings.
If you're hoping to have help in the punk breeding challenge in May, Tinteku not only has a chance at naturally passing his dorsal fur mutation but also his crested mane shape!