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PostSubject: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:39 pm



The winds blew throughout the yellow plains. A lion slithers in the tall grasses. It was evening and the sky was darkening, it was raining... A few Gazelle grazed upon the grass just about ten meters away. It was at that moment when Dyna shot forward at one of them. She pounced into the air as the prey began to scatter. Using her great and powerful legs she finally caught it but was just as soon swiped away. Something tackled her. A Hyena held her against the ground with yellow slime oozing from its grotesque maw. Three more Hyenas emerged from the bushes along the trees. They found her to be quite tasty looking.

"What are you doing out here, so far into our territory?" the leader who was walking in a circle around Dyna and her catcher. She had a scar on her right eye and this same eye had a blue film over it. She had snaggletooth and a long tongue that flickered from her lips. Her ears were long and pointy and her nose--keen with smell.

"You know this belongs to Ridge Pride!" Dyna shouted.

"These lands belong to King Saber! You have no right to hunt here!"

"These plains have never belonged to your boss a day in his life! The Spirits as my witness, he will never have them!" Dyna protested, kicking the Hyena off of her and getting up. This leader Hyena was a fearsome warrior named Scarfang. She and the Hyenas had devoted their entire gang to some fellow from the River Pride called Saber. He was said to have overthrown the old leader of River Pride, Jabus. He's assembled Hyena patrols in the farthest reaches of Kenya. They claim that the territory along the river belong to River Pride. This is wrong, only a small portion of territory by the river belongs to River Pride.

"Spirits know indeed that you are trespassing! This act of aggression must be met with punishment equal to the severity of this situation. You are going to his majesty, King Saber!" Scarfang laughed. "Come on!"
The Hyenas closely surrounded Dyna and pushed her along the plains towards the river...

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Welcome to The Pride Days! This is an RP in which you will enter any animal that lies in Africa, Kenya to be precise. I highly recommend you enter either Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, or other large cats of that family--or Hyenas, Crocodiles, Elephants, etc. Just don't enter as something that would be weak or could not defend itself. Survival is a vital part of this RP.

We'll go through several antagonists and plots, the first one involves a jealous King Saber, leader of he notorious River Pride. He now has the Hyenas at his command, they've agreed to obey him in return for half of the food the Pride makes. Lately many of the Ridge Pride members have gone missing and he leader, King Star is becoming worried.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:43 pm

Lion Prides

Prides and leaders outlined with red are deceased.

Sunset Pride
Leader: Jali
Location: protected by forests, near a huge lake.

River Pride
Leader: Saber
Location: Along the River and throughout a piece of a forest.

Cheetah Prides

Skywalk Pride
Leader: Kadir
Location: Next to a small creek on top of a large plateau. The camp surrounds an extremely large baobab tree, and the location is protected by dense thickets of Jasminum abyssinicum Jasmine bushes, and spiny pyracantha bushes, which conceal the cheetah's scent, and also prove difficult barriers. Among prides, the Skywalk Pride's home is a fortress.

Marsh Pride
Leader: Moral
Location: Undetermined


Hyena Clans

Nightstone Clan
Leader: Zanita
Location: On top of a large hill with a strange, shiny black boulder in the center. A spring creates a river and comes from a cave in the mountain. The hill has a large amount of black nightshade plants growing around it, a plant with extremely toxic black berries that grow in clumps. There is also multiple African Juniper trees that have a very dark green coloration, much like the thick underbrush. The overall appearance gives the area a dark, intimidating aura that wards off enemies, and the top of the hill cannot be seen through the trees, concealing the camp. However, those sitting on the hill can see the entire area around it.

Smother Klan
Leader: Scar
Location: Near the river, this clan is merged peacefully with the River Pride of Lions.

Grass Clan
Leader: Arba
Location: In the grasslands

Forest Clan
Leader: Hiru
Location: In the forest to the east, next to the mainland.


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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:44 pm

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Name: Jali

Gender: Male

Age: 7

Species: Lion

Personality: Jali is a wise and noble lion. He is son of Star, the former ruler of Ridge Pride before his untimely end at the hands of enemy King Saber, ruler of the now obliterated River Pride. Jali has gone through the death many of his family members over time and now all he has left is his brother, Taru. Jali is a great asset to the pride, once being a prince he is now king. Jali is very peaceful and diplomatic. He believes all creatures should have a chance, however this rule he sometimes tends to violate in territorial frenzies or when disaster has broken out, which essentially is one of his flaws.

Appearance: Jali is a typical lion, although he has an unusually long mane which is goldish brown. He is proud and tall. He is very muscular and an excellent fighter. Jali has light green eyes and a very white chin like most lions.

History: Jali was born before his younger brother Taru. When he was a child, he and his father, Star, used to go out into the fields of Kenya and play and hunt. It was only a matter of time until Taru was born and he began to come with Jali when they got a little older. Eventually they discovered the border between Ridge Pride and River Pride. During that time they discovered Queen Narissa, mother of Prince Saber. Star however managed to rescue them and soon Narissa was killed by Star. Years later the two prides made a truce, however Saber secretly slaughtered Ridge Pride lions who hunted near the border. Later this was discovered resulting in a battle which led to the death of King Star, and Jali's reign beginning.



Name: Naus

Gender: Male

Age: 9

Species: Olive Baboon

Personality: Naus is very territorial and distrustful of lions. It all originates from his dark past with large cats. It is rare that you'd find him in a happy mood during a serious day. He's not at all optimistic and looks at all the bad rather than the good. He sometimes however, becomes loopy from fruit juice during parties.

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History: Naus was as a child, loved greatly. It was this very fact that he was crushed when his mother and father died, both of disease. Later in life he was attacked by a lion, luckily he survived. This is what has given him his hatred for lion kind and gave him a huge scar on his forehead and across the right side of his face. He later became chief of his clan when he killed their leader.

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Name: Zanita
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Species: Hyena

Personality: Zanita, like all hyenas, is an opportunistic hunter, with a powerful digestive tract and set of jaws that allows her to digest and obtain nutrition from any form of animal matter, even bones. However, compared to everyone else in her clan, Zanita is incredibly brave. She is not afraid of scavenging leftover carrion from lions or other predators, and does not appear to fear punishment if she is caught in another predator’s territory. She is so brave (or reckless, as her friends might say), that she will even go near crocodile infested waters. It is this courage (or rashness), coupled with being the largest female that has made Zanita the leader of the Brushland Clan. However, despite being considered to lack common sense, Zanita is well aware that she is doing dangerous stunts. However, she is capable of avoiding lions, and cheetahs, and isn’t afraid to fight them if they try to chase her away. She is also able to locate crocodiles hidden in rivers and lakes, allowing her to stay out of striking distance.

Zanita and her clan are also not hostile towards prides of lions or cheetahs, contrary to the popular belief that the species are mortal enemies. Zanita is often willing to negotiate with lions and cheetahs, without violence being involved, on the grounds that if the hyenas were permitted to eat whatever the other species does not, then there would be no need for fighting in the first place. She possesses a great respect for other creatures, due to the simple fact that life is easier without arguing amongst one another. Although her clan is territorial, they do not try to invade the territory of others. They typically keep themselves and avoid political squabbles.

Appearance: Zanita is a large spotted hyena that always towers over other hyenas, regardless of if they are from her clan or not. She is about 65.3 in. In body length, and weighs 153 lbs. She can run for hours without tiring at a constant speed of 60 km/hr. making her possess greater endurance than that of a crocodile, lion, or cheetah. Unusually, her fur is much different in coloration compared to other hyenas, even those of her clan, who are known to be a greyish color, rather than brown. Zanita’s fur is incredibly dark, to the point that her spots are almost invisible, her pelt being nearly black in coloration. This makes her stand out to others, unfortunately, which is bad in a group that tries to match in appearance. Aside from this, her hindquarters are rounded, like all hyenas, making it difficult for pouncing predators to keep their grip, and her ears are highly sensitive, allowing her to detect sounds from distances of up to 6 miles away. She also has a strong sense of smell, but typically uses her powerful eyes to track prey. Despite having excellent night vision, Zanita and her clan hunt regardless of the time of day, but night remains the preferred time.

History: Zanita was originally born a very weak young cub, and was often thought to be the runt of the litter, often failing to fight her siblings or other cubs for dominance. For the longest time, the Brushland Clan was betting on how long it would be before the young hyena died. However, at the age of three months, when the other cubs began losing their black coats that are present at birth, Zanita became significantly different. She stopped feeding on milk, unlike the others, in preference of solid food (As she was capable at such an age of eating it), and did not appear to change collar. She began to rapidly grow, and quickly became the most powerful, stand-alone hyena in the clan. She later became the clan Alpha, and has remains so since then.

Other: Zanita is easily identified as the clan leader, due to possessing a black pelt that is normally present only in juvenile hyenas, and her large size.


Name: Unati

Gender: Female

Age: 20

Species: Ostrich

Personality: Unati is a very caring, motherly ostrich, who often tries to assist friends in times of need. She offers advice to those who are lost, and tries to help anyone who is hurt. However, aside from this, she is almost always suffering from anxiety or worry. Being a female of a species that is often hunted, she is always afraid of being seen as prey. She can’t stop panicking when dangerous creatures are nearby, and even the slightest creatures frighten her. However, it appears often that she does not realize her own power. She can run up to 43 miles per hour, and her kicks are lethal, and could easily kill a lion with one blow. However, when it comes to conflict, she prefers to flee.

Appearance: Unati weighs about 220 lbs. and stands at a height of 6’ 7”. Much like females of her species, she has thick, greyish pink skin on her powerful legs, and the two toes on each foot, tipped with large nails, resemble hooves in a certain way. Her face and neck are covered in fuzzy, cream-colored feathers, and the feathers on her body are a rich brown, the tips of her tail feathers and primaries being white. Her beak is a pinkish-orange color, and her large eyes are a dark shade of brown.

History: Unati spent much of her life in a small flock of female ostriches, ever since she had hatched. Much of her life was spend in this flock, which often stayed close to a herd of zebras, for safety, and she often tried to avoid being eaten by predators. Even fully grown, she was still paranoid. This anxiety grew worse after she found her mate, Shen, and established a nest. This was when a terrible occurrence happened. Wild dogs invaded the nest, and killed Shen, and smashed the only egg they had. Unati, with no other choice, was forced to flee.

Other: Unati is very skittish, and even a small sound can scare her.



Name: Kadir

Gender: Male

Age: 9

Species: Cheetah

Personality: In comparison to some species, Kadir might be considered young. However, among his own kind, he is actually a bit older than most cheetahs, but still retains a great amount of speed and power that makes him seem more youthful. Known for his great wisdom and strength, along with a deep bass voice that makes everything he says echo with power, and his handsome looks, many who do not know much about him are unable to guess his real age. It is because of these many admirable traits, along with being born into a line of rulers, that has made Kadir the leader of the Skystone Pride. Kadir is very responsible as a leader, capable of locating safe places for females to rear cubs, and finding ways to protect the injured. He is also very reasonable, and is often willing to negotiate peace or an alliance with other clans and prides. However, being protective of his own subjects, he remains suspicious of outsiders. Those who interact with him will not be treated cruelly, but crossing him is not an option.

Appearance: Kadir weighs about 160 lbs., and is about 7.7 feet in length from head to tail, measuring at about 3’1” in height at the shoulder. Although he is larger compared to most cheetahs, it is not Kadir’s size that identifies him as the leader of his Pride. Instead, he possesses a rare fur pattern, that of a ‘King Cheetah’. With this fur pattern, his main coloration remains a yellowish-tan, but his spots are far different in comparison to any other. His spots are much larger, and are a darker, more solid shade, almost approaching the size of a leopard’s markings, although they are not hollow rings. On his back, these spots fuse, merging into three stripes that run straight down his spine to his tail, which has thicker bands than a normal cheetah. The scruff on the back of his neck where the stripes go is completely the shade of the stripes. His face, however, does not appear to have any change in regards to markings, although the black tear marks beneath his amber eyes appear darker. Kadir speaks with a deep bass voice.

History: Kadir was destined to be a king from the very day he was born. However, nobody expected him to be such a good ruler, as princes were born into their role, and not chosen. He was also not expected to possess a rare pelt pattern, but he was born with one. Despite the strangeness of his birth, and the requirements he was required to meet, Kadir proved to be a good prince. He was outgoing and friendly, and had a good sense of humor. He was greatly respected by his Pride, and it was not long before he was able to do his father’s jobs for him, albeit on occasions he made mistakes. Eventually, though, Kadir’s father died, and he was no longer able to afford making mistakes. Upon his father’s death, a great change came over Kadir. He became more serious about issues, and his sense of humor, normally enjoyed by many, seemed to evaporate completely. Many state that some part of him that had been present while the previous king had been alive had died within him, and among the females, who pass their knowledge on to their cubs, it is believed that his heart has been torn, never to be mended. However, despite his more brooding personality, Kadir has always been respected, and has always looked out for his Pride.

Other: Kadir is a ‘King Cheetah’, meaning he has a unique coat pattern that can be distinguished from others.

Name: Gamba
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Species: Tiglon

Personality: Gamba is a very confusing creature, due to being a lion-tiger hybrid. At times, he may behave similar to a nomadic lion, wandering about with steady strides in a patient manner. He may also lounge on a rock, or in the shade of a tree, relaxed. However, at other times, he behaves much like a tiger, a big cat not native to Kenya that comes from a distant land. Gamba may at times behave in a way that is not recognized among leopards and lions. He may seem to possess limitless energy, or a great ferocity that is barely contained. It is easy to tell that he is not a natural creature, due to the amazing variations in his behavior. However, he does not mean any harm to anyone. Having been raised by Zanita the hyena as a cub, he knows many different words of wisdom that he calls upon to make decisions. However, though he is quite smart, and willing to learn things, most creatures turn him away. He often wonders if he was just a mistake, because he is not a creature meant to exist in the wild.

Appearance: Gamba, being part tiger, exceeds the size of a fully grown male lion (8’2” in length, 4’0” at the shoulder). He is about 11’0” long from head to tail, and stands at about 4’0” tall at the shoulder, making him larger than lions, but of equal height. His fur is mainly a tawny color, much like a lion’s, but there is a very distinct orange cast to it. He also has faded tiger stripes on his fur, and his belly is covered with white fur. The fur under his chin is also white. He has incredibly thick, dark bands on his tail, the very tip being patterned with a black tuft. His mane, while easily considered to be like a lion’s, is shorter, and appears more like a longer version of a tiger’s ruff. His eyes are a bright amber color that seems to glint more fiercely than a lion’s. He is very muscular, and his claws and teeth are very powerful. His strength is easily shown by his appearance, but he is easily identified as not being a true lion.

History: Gamba’s past is a great tragedy to all who hear it. A long time ago, a wild tiger that had been captured by humans was transported to Ethiopia. At first, he was easily kept, but one day, a foolish human juvenile tried to pet the tiger, and it escaped from imprisonment. Wishing to escape, the tiger fled, eventually crossing paths with a beautiful lioness. Despite all odds, the tiger and the lioness fell in love, and secretly chose to become mates, without telling her pride. Later, the humans found the tiger, and he revealed his affections for the lioness to the pride, before attempting to flee. He was killed by the humans, however. The pride, aghast that the lioness would fall in love with a creature other than another lion, scolded her, but did not punish her too severely, as the tiger was dead. This peace was short-lived, however, when the lioness’ pride discovered that she was pregnant. Because she had refused to choose another mate, it was immediately obvious that the unborn offspring she carried was that of the tiger. Angry, the pride declared her actions unnatural, and sent hunters to pursue her as they chased her away. The lioness, desperate, fled into Kenya, and later, encountered the Brushland Clan. It was here, that she gave birth to a single male cub, before fleeing to places unknown. The cub was not even named upon his birth, and Zanita, who had served as a midwife to the lioness, named him Gamba, and raised him as her own, teaching him the hyena way of life, before he eventually left the clan at the age of three years.



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Name: Gustave

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown, Old enough to be an adult, but young enough to be a healthy and agressive male.

Species: Nile Crocodile

Personality: Gustave is a very intelligent, very aggressive crocodile that has taken up the position as 'alpha' of the river. Crocodiles, although they are no pack or army, are a very prominent feature of the African waterways. Gustave gives an order to any specific crocodile, and if that croc doesnt follow his or her order, he or she could very well be killed, eaten, or both. Because of Gustave's half-leadership, crocodiles have quite literally taken the river for their own. Nothing gets a drink without them knowing, and if you do, better be quick, a croc might just be hungry.
Despite his rather tyrannical persona, Gustave is also a rather negotiable crocodile. He wont send a crocodile that caring for her eggs out to go or do anything. Gustave has alias with several reptiles of Kenya, namely the Monitor Lizards and snakes that inhabit the savannas.

Appearance: Every once in a while, there is a crocodile that is larger than the others. Larger than the already massive sixteen footers. Gustave is that crocodile. At a length of twenty three feet long, and nearly a ton and a quarter, making Gustave a monster of a crocodile.

"When I first saw him, I thought he was just a massive piece of the sand bank, but sure enough, when he listed his head, I was sure I wasn't looking at any normal crocodile."

History: "He is rumoured to have consumed as many as 300 humans from the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Though that number is difficult to prove, Gustave has attained a near-mythical status and is greatly feared by people in the region. Scientists and herpetologists who have studied Gustave claim that his uncommon size and weight impedes the crocodile's ability to hunt the species' usual, agile prey such as fish, antelope and zebra, forcing him to attack larger animals such as hippopotamus, large wildebeest and, to some extent, humans. According to a popular local warning, he is said to hunt and leave his victims' corpses uneaten." -Excerpt from Gustave's Wiki

Other: Gustave is a real crocodile. He is not just a creature I came up with. Gustave is a man-eater. So stay out of the water...

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Name: Waceera

Gender: Female

Age: Six years

Species: Serval

Personality: A loner quite literally by nature, Waceera instinctively mistrusts any creature capable of besting her in a fight. She does not, however, loathe the company of other creatures, and enjoys travelling with other animals that are either small or willing. This number being very small, Waceera has grown to be quite social, even in the least appropriate of circumstances, though she rarely dares to intrude upon the territory of large prides of animals. Her preferred company is the (occasionally) solemn and indifferent personalities of the African bush elephants.

Appearance: There is a reason that no white Servals have ever been documented in the wild. Small for her species, Waceera nevertheless possesses some of the longest legs of the animal kingdom. She measures barely three feet from the tip of her pointed, unmistakably feline nose to the bushy conclusion of her short tail. Her strong shoulders and slender body help her to move at great speeds through tall grassland and dense forest. Her white coloration, however – speckled with gray blots as if one had spilled a can of ink – serves her not to hunt at night, as it stands out like a beacon when struck by even the dimmest ray of moonlight. Serval, therefore, hunts most in the daytime, flattening her large ears to her skull as she creeps forward, short fur twitching in anticipation of the chase.

History: Being solitary animals, Waceera set off from her mother’s side at a fairly young age and has since been roaming in search of territory to call her own. Though she did manage to settle upon a satisfactory swath of forest some two months ago, Waceera was quickly exiled by the advance of human loggers in the area. She searches simply for a home.

Other: She’s very fast and agile, and thus would rather run than fight. This is probably why she can’t hold territory for very long.

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Name: Hasira

Gender: male

Age: 30

Species: Hippopotamus

Personality: Hasira is an angry fellow. He is normally very grumpy, and believes that the river is the property of his family. He will fight anyone who tries to enter the river or claim it for themselves, and prevents people whom he doesn't like from drinking there. You have to be in with Hasira to be allowed to cross the river, though he likes the lions because they keep those stupid mangy hyena poachers at bay. He has an endless hatred for Gustave, that stupid croc who thinks that he is the boss. They have a big rivalry over the river; Gustave controlling the Hyena's half and Hasira controlling the half closest to the lions. In the whole scheme of things, Hasira allies himself with the group that packs the most punch ie, the lions. Though, honestly, he couldn't care less about their whole debate so long as they don't get any blood in his river.

Appearance: Hasira is one big, pissed-off looking hippo. He is massive, nearly 8,000 pounds, 16 feet long, and five feet high. He dwarfs most other animals except for Rhinos and Elephants. His skin is a dark plum color and he has long grey whiskers, as he's an older hippo. One of his most defining features is the long scar running down his back from where he got in a fight with that stupid Gustave.

History: Hasira was born farther up the river, in a place called "Nile" by the humans. He grew up there, but eventually moved to a different river after his father was killed by a human with one of those death shooter thingies. When he got to the river, an older crocodile saw him and though he'd make a good snack. So, the croc (who isn't Gustave) went after Hasira, but Hasira's mother stepped in the Croc's way, and they fought mercilessly. Both died in the end, and the crocs kept away from Hasira since.


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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:09 pm

Hey, Grox, noticed an issue. I had a bit of a liking for hyenas a while back, so I researched them, and Hyenas are not, in any way, related to big cats, or dogs. They all belong in the order Carnivora, but that's it. Also, Males aren't dominant at all, Hyenas are Matriarchial, meaning females grow much larger than males, and are considered dominant.

I know this is a fantasy RP, and I may join with a hyena, but it appears you didn't research the animals in it, and it's bugging me severely.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:14 pm

I've not done much research on Hyenas, most of the research I have ever done in big cats has been towards Lions.

I find that disappointing, I was looking for a really scary Hyena to work with. If it pleases you, I'll remove it.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Well, I do want to join, but it's just that I'm a really big fan of big cats, and hyenas, so I do a lot of research on all the species mentioned. It's okay to have a mean hyena leader. It won't be any less brutal if it's female. I can help with making the species more realistic without disturbing the fantasy part.

The fact is that I want to help bring in the cheetah and hyena groups who are 'good guys' so to speak, but are more isolated, so that you have to gain their favor. Hyenas aren't always bad guys, I've watched nature videos and truly felt sorry for them after lionesses bullied them while scavenging. Cheetahs can work together to bring down some pretty dangerous opponents, too.

You can remove the hyena leader, or you can just change it to female, that would actually fix the whole problem.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 pm

I might actually join as a crocodile, considering that they are THE predators of Africa (Eating virtually everything if given the chance, they even grab elephant trunks, although this is rare)


Perhaps I could take the form of a large croc controlling an important river system, which could lead to a water shortage everywhere else... Negotiating with a twenty foot three thousand pound crocodile would be quite interesting, especially when it's not afraid to attack other predators.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:29 pm

A female would work too I guess.

And not all of the Hyenas are bad, just the one gang that became associated with River Pride.

I'd like that, thank you.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:00 am

Well, a normal Nile Crocodile would actually fit the RP perfectly. Hyenas, despite swimming to hide or obtain food, will carefully avoid crocodile infested waters. I am sure the same applies for most cheetahs and lions. A crocodile is already exceedingly powerful compared to the three species we're supposed to use to create characters, a cheetah can't outrun a crocodile once it's been caught, and neither can a lion or hyena. If it drags them into the water, they're doomed, most likely.

A normal crocodile as a result is already exceedingly strong compared to others, and if you make it a 30-40 ft. long dinosaur, going against creatures a measly 5' long, well, that's OP, because there's no way any fight will be fair. If a crocodile like that allied, we know that whoever he is with, that team is going to win. At least with normal ones there's a slim chance of survival.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:23 am

Fair enough Vipera.




Name: Gustave

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown, Old enough to be an adult, but young enough to be a healthy and agressive male.

Species: Nile Crocodile

Personality: Gustave is a very intelligent, very aggressive crocodile that has taken up the position as 'alpha' of the river. Crocodiles, although they are no pack or army, are a very prominent feature of the African waterways. Gustave gives an order to any specific crocodile, and if that croc doesnt follow his or her order, he or she could very well be killed, eaten, or both. Because of Gustave's half-leadership, crocodiles have quite literally taken the river for their own. Nothing gets a drink without them knowing, and if you do, better be quick, a croc might just be hungry.

Despite his rather tyrannical persona, Gustave is also a rather negotiable crocodile. He wont send a crocodile that caring for her eggs out to go or do anything.

Gustave has alias with several reptiles of Kenya, namely the Monitor Lizards and snakes that inhabit the savannas.

Appearance: Every once in a while, there is a crocodile that is larger than the others. Larger than the already massive sixteen footers. Gustave is that crocodile. At a length of twenty three feet long, and nearly a ton and a quarter, making Gustave a monster of a crocodile.

"When I first saw him, I thought he was just a massive piece of the sand bank, but sure enough, when he listed his head, I was sure I wasn't looking at any normal crocodile."

History: "He is rumoured to have consumed as many as 300 humans from the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Though that number is difficult to prove, Gustave has attained a near-mythical status and is greatly feared by people in the region. Scientists and herpetologists who have studied Gustave claim that his uncommon size and weight impedes the crocodile's ability to hunt the species' usual, agile prey such as fish, antelope and zebra, forcing him to attack larger animals such as hippopotamus, large wildebeest and, to some extent, humans. According to a popular local warning, he is said to hunt and leave his victims' corpses uneaten." -Excerpt from Gustave's Wiki

Other: Gustave is a real crocodile. He is not just a creature I came up with. Gustave is a man-eater. So stay out of the water...

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:41 am

I finished making my clan and my character. Please note she still has the pelt of a juvenile hyena, so she doesn't just look like a normal one.


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Leader: Zanita
Location: In a green scrubland area, past a small stream. Clan borders are indicated by the scent of burned soap.

Name: Zanita
Gender: Female
Age: 15
Species: Hyena

Personality: Zanita, like all hyenas, is an opportunistic hunter, with a powerful digestive tract and set of jaws that allows her to digest and obtain nutrition from any form of animal matter, even bones. However, compared to everyone else in her clan, Zanita is incredibly brave. She is not afraid of scavenging leftover carrion from lions or other predators, and does not appear to fear punishment if she is caught in another predator’s territory. She is so brave (or reckless, as her friends might say), that she will even go near crocodile infested waters. It is this courage (or rashness), coupled with being the largest female that has made Zanita the leader of the Brushland Clan. However, despite being considered to lack common sense, Zanita is well aware that she is doing dangerous stunts. However, she is capable of avoiding lions, and cheetahs, and isn’t afraid to fight them if they try to chase her away. She is also able to locate crocodiles hidden in rivers and lakes, allowing her to stay out of striking distance.

Zanita and her clan are also not hostile towards prides of lions or cheetahs, contrary to the popular belief that the species are mortal enemies. Zanita is often willing to negotiate with lions and cheetahs, without violence being involved, on the grounds that if the hyenas were permitted to eat whatever the other species does not, then there would be no need for fighting in the first place. She possesses a great respect for other creatures, due to the simple fact that life is easier without arguing amongst one another. Although her clan is territorial, they do not try to invade the territory of others. They typically keep themselves and avoid political squabbles.

Appearance: Zanita is a large spotted hyena that always towers over other hyenas, regardless of if they are from her clan or not. She is about 65.3 in. In body length, and weighs 153 lbs. She can run for hours without tiring at a constant speed of 60 km/hr. making her possess greater endurance than that of a crocodile, lion, or cheetah. Unusually, her fur is much different in coloration compared to other hyenas, even those of her clan, who are known to be a greyish color, rather than brown. Zanita’s fur is incredibly dark, to the point that her spots are almost invisible, her pelt being nearly black in coloration. This makes her stand out to others, unfortunately, which is bad in a group that tries to match in appearance. Aside from this, her hindquarters are rounded, like all hyenas, making it difficult for pouncing predators to keep their grip, and her ears are highly sensitive, allowing her to detect sounds from distances of up to 6 miles away. She also has a strong sense of smell, but typically uses her powerful eyes to track prey. Despite having excellent night vision, Zanita and her clan hunt regardless of the time of day, but night remains the preferred time.

History: Zanita was originally born a very weak young cub, and was often thought to be the runt of the litter, often failing to fight her siblings or other cubs for dominance. For the longest time, the Brushland Clan was betting on how long it would be before the young hyena died. However, at the age of three months, when the other cubs began losing their black coats that are present at birth, Zanita became significantly different. She stopped feeding on milk, unlike the others, in preference of solid food (As she was capable at such an age of eating it), and did not appear to change collar. She began to rapidly grow, and quickly became the most powerful, stand-alone hyena in the clan. She later became the clan Alpha, and has remains so since then.

Other: Zanita is easily identified as the clan leader, due to possessing a black pelt that is normally present only in juvenile hyenas, and her large size.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:30 am

Now this is a bit short, if that's alright. >u<;

Name: Waceera

Gender: Female

Age: Six years

Species: Serval

Personality: A loner quite literally by nature, Waceera instinctively mistrusts any creature capable of besting her in a fight. She does not, however, loathe the company of other creatures, and enjoys travelling with other animals that are either small or willing. This number being very small, Waceera has grown to be quite social, even in the least appropriate of circumstances, though she rarely dares to intrude upon the territory of large prides of animals. Her preferred company is the (occasionally) solemn and indifferent personalities of the African bush elephants.

Appearance: There is a reason that no white Servals have ever been documented in the wild. Small for her species, Waceera nevertheless possesses some of the longest legs of the animal kingdom. She measures barely three feet from the tip of her pointed, unmistakably feline nose to the bushy conclusion of her short tail. Her strong shoulders and slender body help her to move at great speeds through tall grassland and dense forest. Her white coloration, however – speckled with gray blots as if one had spilled a can of ink – serves her not to hunt at night, as it stands out like a beacon when struck by even the dimmest ray of moonlight. Serval, therefore, hunts most in the daytime, flattening her large ears to her skull as she creeps forward, short fur twitching in anticipation of the chase.

History: Being solitary animals, Waceera set off from her mother’s side at a fairly young age and has since been roaming in search of territory to call her own. Though she did manage to settle upon a satisfactory swath of forest some two months ago, Waceera was quickly exiled by the advance of human loggers in the area. She searches simply for a home.

Other: She’s very fast and agile, and thus would rather run than fight. This is probably why she can’t hold territory for very long.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:15 am

I am always surprised by the characters you choose.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:47 am

Thanks! I think? ouo

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:33 pm

I just want to say that hyenas are not feline nor canine in any way and are actually more related to mongooses than cats or dogs. However, they are still considered as placental mammals. Fun fact: while hyenas are known as scavengers, they also possess great intelligence and skill on the hunt. One strategy is for a single hyena to cause confusion in the herd, while the others in the pack pick off an older or weaker member and chase the rest away. [1] Disregard later texts, the Hyaenidae branch is closely related to Helogale pervula, common dwarf mongoose.

Just to add, I'm just a bit concerned about The Operator's tenacity on having a super-mega-awesome-ultra predator that is super-mega-awesome-ultra powerful. Three thousand pound crocodile my CENSORED. Typical Nile crocodile weight is from 500 to 1,500 lbs.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:32 pm

Well, I agree that there's a lot of issues with realism. I actually was a bit of a hyena fan awhile ago, so I know a lot about the species. I already mentioned the relations that hyenas weren't related to cats or dogs. They actually have acute hearing, up to six miles away, and have been proven to rival chimpanzees in intelligence regarding teamwork. They can digest bones, and have powerful jaws. Like I said, I know a lot about them and their mannerisms, and the fact that their laughing is actually used to express aggression. The females also tend to be dominant over males, which is why the hyena leader in Grox's plot is now female instead of male.

I didn't see the extra weight on Operator's sheet, though, I hardly noticed, but yeah, I've studied Nile Crocodiles, too, and they get pretty big, but don't weigh 3,000 lbs.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:41 pm

No need to tell me. Smile

Oh, nothing on the sheet (though I honestly doubt the intelligence of average crocodiles), but his sudden urge to make a monster; the most powerful predator the African plains can hold. He said it himself, though not in my specific dialogue.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:10 pm

I dunno, really, except for my crazy death-defying hyena clan leader, I doubt anyone would go near the water if they knew a crocodile was present; to begin with, my character walks a fine line between bravery and a lack of common sense, I guess, since hyenas are pretty careful about crocodiles.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:45 pm

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Just to add, I'm just a bit concerned about The Operator's tenacity on having a super-mega-awesome-ultra predator that is super-mega-awesome-ultra powerful. Three thousand pound crocodile my CENSORED. Typical Nile crocodile weight is from 500 to 1,500 lbs.



Your argument would be sound if it wasn't for the fact that Gustave is a real animal.


On your case with the weight, I probably should change that a bit. Gustave, when he was last sighted was at the very least a ton. I overdid it a bit on the weight, my mistake. However, you also haven't taken into account that a female crocodile can be 500-1100 pounds. Larger males can go upwards on 1700 pounds. The largest male Nile Crocodile sighted (Gustave) weighs a whopping 2400 pounds. You can see that, right here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nile_crocodile


Originally, when I put a ton and a half, I made the mistake of thinking a ton was 1000 pounds. Being the idiot I can be at times, leads me to somehow think that a ton and half somehow equaled 2500 pounds.

If there is somewhat of a problem with me using not only a overly large animal, but an overly large animal that is REAL and alive today, then please do tell. Crocodiles are a creature feared by almost all animals in Africa (Excluding Elephants on most occasions), but they are in now way a super-mega-(insert the rest of the Greek alphabet here)-predator. They are reptiles, cold blooded, meaning they have a slow start, can move at a sloth's pace on land (A ton and a quarter croc isn't going anywhere fast on land), and tends to stay in the water, for a good three-fourths of it's day. I did not try and make a superpredator croc that can run around like a cheeta on land. Hippos kill three hundred people A YEAR. Gustave's killings are cumulative. Elephants kill 250, heck, BEES kill over a thousand. Maybe I should go in as a wasps nest. Surely then I will be the one you describe me as.

However, if you do provide a good case argument then I'd be glad to obligate in either revoking or editing my sheet to your liking.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:08 am

Gustave being the one time rarity that he is, you're not doing a very good job convincing me whatever you're trying to convince me with. Of course, I'm SURE there are miracle gators crawling ALL ACROSS Africa. Not really. Anywho, you are completely missing the point. The problem I have is not the character you're wanting to use, it's you and your mindset.
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I might actually join as a crocodile, considering that they are THE predators of Africa (Eating virtually everything if given the chance, they even grab elephant trunks, although this is rare). Perhaps I could take the form of a large croc controlling an important river system, which could lead to a water shortage everywhere else... Negotiating with a twenty foot three thousand pound crocodile would be quite interesting, especially when it's not afraid to attack other predators.
"I want to be so and so because he is SO big and strong and nothin' can beat him!"

I'd like to ask you to do some research on the Sporum on a specific user. His username is Colossusepic01.

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PostSubject: Re: The Pride Days (OOC)   Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:25 am

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"I want to be so and so because he is SO big and strong and nothin' can beat him!"

I'd like to ask you to do some research on the Sporum on a specific user. His username is Colossusepic01.


I would think it's a matter of people not wanting to beat him. Tell me, why do elephants get so big?

The answer is to keep predators from attacking it, meaning it has no natural predators.

I can see how my mindset goes both ways, and in truth, it kind of does. The reason I want to be Gustave, is by doing that, I dont have to worry about something coming and fighting me, because I dont trust myself in a fight. It's like the king snake that looks like a coral snake. Nobody wants to go after it because nobody's quite sure if it has venom or not.

However, I can see a potential argument with my aforementioned strategy: "What if someone did come and fight you." Which would be rather one-sided.


Please, tell me, do you have any suggestions on how I should change my attitude on the character?


I will look up Colossusepic01, and get back to you when I find anything.

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