Player Group: Lion Prides

The Felnovian lions are unique in their characteristics, leadership and abilities and consequently have their own customs and approaches which differ greatly from the norm. This page explores the Mahdros pride, generally accepted to be largest group of lions Felnova; and the Faen pride, a smaller group far to the south.

Mahdros Pride

The Mahdros, currently under no governance, is the main lion pride in Felnova. Their territory extends down below the Myrlands ruled by the wolves and into the vast Exodus Desert, ending at the were's city bounds touched the parched sand. Stretching to the coast, most of their territory was dry grass and plains, with sandy dunes to the west. Their unique ranks follow as thus:



Raizyn;; Is the leader of the pride and almost exclusively male. While occasionally the Raizyn is female, this only occurs when there is no suitable male heir. The Raizyn is war-leader, strategizing and always commanding during battles, however rarely participates in hunts. When the Raizyn becomes too old or weak to lead the pride, they will either step down to become a normal pride member or be challenged and, if defeated, exiled.
Rahima;; Is the Raizyn's preferred mate and "sub-leader" of the pride, responsible for directing hunts and leading the pride when the Raizyn is otherwise occupied. All lions except the Raizyn and Rashidi defer to the Rahima.
Kokau;; Is the strongest lion under the Raizyn and the likely successor. This position is fluid and subject to change based on the outcomes of battles for dominance but is usually held by one of the Raizyn's sons.
Rashidi;; Is the pride healer, skilled in herbs as well as healing magic and highly respected by the pride. They are considered equal to the Rahima but rarely use their authority. As such, a lion cannot become the Rashidi until they are at least thirty years of age, except under extreme circumstances. The Rashidi is responsible for the health of the Pride and training their successor, which they begin searching for as soon as they gain the position.
Rhai;; Is the pride's apprentice healer, trained by the Rashidi to succeed them when they pass. The Rhai is a lion of usually magical ability - usually centered around healing - and is educated from a young age in the remedial arts.

Pride members who do not hold position are simply called thus; the elders and cubs are generally included in this group, as well as the hunters and any lions that are considered invalid but can perform duties like minding cubs.

Pride Members

Currently accepting: 3 more males.
Tolmiros
Position: Raizyn.

A rather goofy King, the Raizyn to the Mahdros is a powerful lion that holds the lightning element. He is exceptionally protective of his pride and its members, and is a kind king and a loving mate.


Kivliae
Position: Rahima.

A beautiful lioness with a pelt of shimmering silver, and the mate of Tolmiros. She is a powerful ice mage, though despite her arctic powers, is a warm and friendly individual to be around.


Kalahari
Position: Rashidi.

The tawny lioness with oceanic eyes has grown up a fugitive, only recently having begun to live without fear again. Accompanied by a young red river hog, the wandering healer seeks a place of stability, where she can use her talents for good, or even just a friend in all the Realms. She is tenderhearted and fiercely just, but is also stubborn, and afraid of upheaval and change.


Vaun
Position: Member.

While not a permanent member, Vaun is a lion xeriin who was raised along with other Mahdros cubs in his childhood; now a sky-pirate of some renown, he is bonded to the dragon Loki and visits from time to time. He is often seen with a quick smile and a joke, making his Bronze partner roll his eyes on numerous occasions.


Eleusis
Position: Member.

Grandfather of the late Atomos, Eleusis is covered not with sleek fur, but full scale armor. His lush mane is a forest of sharp-tipped black quills, and he is red marked with streaks of gold. He is a kind and gentle elder, very wise, and loves to look over cubs. Though getting on in years, he knew Aular well, and is still a formidible hunter and fighter within the pride.


Eva
Position: Cub.

Eva is the smallest of Aular's surviving cubs, but that has not gotten to her. The loss of most of her family has not softened the rough exterior she hides behind, although the gentle soul she had been toward even close loved ones has almost vanished. Trying to remain strong for Tama and Lishari proves difficult, but she's been able to do it with the help of a stranger within her mind.


Faen Pride

Located in Khankirae, the Faen pride is an offshoot of the Mahdros that fled hundreds of years previously from an unknown cataclysm. Though smaller than their father-pride, they are led much more traditionally, and hold governance over much of Khankirae. Allies with the veldryn, they often aid their allies in battle - though recent loss has made them wary and shy. Their ranks follow as thus:

King;; Is the leader of the pride and almost exclusively male. The King is war-leader, strategizing and always commanding during battles, however rarely participates in hunts. When the King becomes too old or weak to lead the pride, they will either step down to become a normal pride member or be challenged and, if defeated, exiled.
Queen;; Is the King's preferred mate and "sub-leader" of the pride, responsible for directing hunts and leading the pride when the King is otherwise occupied. All lions except the King and Shaman defer to the Queen.
Prince/Princess;; Is the strongest lion - or lioness -under the King and Queen and the likely successor. This position is fluid and subject to change based on the outcomes of battles for dominance but is usually held by one of the King or Queen's offspring.
Shaman;; Is the pride healer, skilled in herbs as well as healing magic and highly respected by the pride. They are considered equal to the King and Queen but rarely use their authority. As such, a lion cannot become the Shaman until they are at least thirty years of age, except under extreme circumstances. The Shaman is responsible for the health of the Pride and training their successor, which they begin searching for as soon as they gain the position.
Mender;; Is the pride's apprentice healer, trained by the Shaman to succeed them when they pass. The Mender is a lion of usually magical ability - usually centered around healing - and is educated from a young age in the remedial arts.
Guard;; A small group of mostly-male lions who protect the pride, patrol the borders, and keep the lionesses safe from attack. It's said that the Guard was founded to stave off deathcat attacks many years ago. Generally, the Guard will have around three to four male lions in it.

Pride members who do not hold position are simply called thus; the elders and cubs are generally included in this group, as well as the hunters and any lions that are considered invalid but can perform duties like minding cubs.

Pride Members

Currently accepting: 2 more males.
N'uavu
Position: King.

A king well befitting his title, N'uavu is a relatively young lion who inherited the throne from his father, Noctis. Once Noctis was killed by a rogue veldryn gone mad underground, N'uavu took leadership, though he was far from ready. Now, through discipline and no small amount of courage (plus the wonderful guidance offered by the pride's elder lionesses), he leads them surely into a bright future, where all may find peace.


Scythe
Position: Guard.

A member of the Faen's Guard, and its leader. A flirty, egotistical lion who would rather use his abilities over crystalline structures to make jewelry to woo the ladies, he is nevertheless a dependable protector and a good friend of N'uavu.


Zilar
Position: Guard.

As stalwart a guard as a pride could ever hope to have, Zilar is a prime example of what a pride guard should be. Unwaveringly loyal to his pride, and unfailingly courageous in the face of danger, he is always ready to stand between them and danger. Outside of his duties, he is quiet but warm-hearted towards those who have managed to befriend him.


Isadora
Position: Member.

A horned lioness who loves looking up at the stars and gazing into the beautiful night sky. She is fond of her pridemates and longs for cubs, and can cast mental projections - images that she may change and alter at will with her mind.


Lutea
Position: Member.

A bright young lioness who excels in hunting; she is just discovering earth abilities, and the power to manipulate how quickly or slowly a plant may age. However, as her power is just budding, others realize she has the potential for much, much more... She 'sees' energy, and calls the eb and flow of her special vision the 'fae'.


Zanna
Position: Member.

The Faen's odd trader. Zan is fascinated with other species, especially humankind; she regularly visits a nearby village, studying their ways and habits. Living thus, she's gained many human friends, and has even begun to learn other languages as well - such as elven and drow. Some say she holds the spirit of something far more than a lioness... but that has yet to be seen.


M'kali
Position: Cub.

Kivuli's older sister. Though of the same litter, she often mentions that she was born just a few seconds before her brother - thus making her the elder. She is very protective of her brother, and is much more stern than any of the other cubs. Unlike Kivu, M'kali dreams of a life of freedom away from the pride - where she can roam when and where she likes.


Kivuli
Position: Cub.

N'uavu's and Sinekka's firstborn son. Kivuli idolizes his father more than anyone, and often mimics his mannerisms and pretends to rule an imaginary pride of his own. He loves to watch whenever there are pride meetings, and is one of the most playful cubs in the pride.


Rogues/Wanderers

These lions are part of no pride.

Lions

Tanadhar
Position: Rogue.

This mighty lion is destined to spend much of his life wandering on his own. A living conduit of reiatsu with a strong affinity for earth magics, his strength and power outmatch even the Aurum, although his personal code forbids he use his power lightly. Level headed and easy going, if a bit melancholic, he has a rather philosophic outlook on life due to being locked outside of the normal flow of time for his kind.


Tamarisk
Position: Rogue.

Tamarisk is one of Aular's only surviving cubs; after the deaths of his elder brother and sisters, he fell back on protecting Lishari and Eva, his remaining siblings, with all he had. He now leads a pride of dreadlions as their King in the middle of Nimravus, and seems to be eying the territory of the Faen with great disdain...


Zamahali
Position: Rogue.

Queen of the Aleoaurum Pride, a relatively unknown and minor pride located in Yorijie, she only cares for herself and her family. She will sacrifice herself and anything she has to so her family lives, even if that means murder. She has sleek, golden fur that is impenetrable, with green and blue mixed eyes.


Syndarra
Position: Rogue.

A real firebrand of a lioness, literally as well as figuratively. After losing the rest of her pride to the blizzards Scylla unleashed them, Syndarra was left on her own. But her mercurial spirit wasn't subdued for long, and she has set out with a burning determination to find somewhere she feels she can belong.