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Visu has a minion!

Aramis the Speckled Tacak




Visu


The Glacier Jollin
Owner: Nayona

Age: 5 years, 4 months, 4 weeks

Born: April 22nd, 2014

Adopted: 5 years, 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Adopted: April 22nd, 2014


Pet Spotlight Winner
July 6th, 2016

Statistics


  • Level: 2
     
  • Strength: 18
     
  • Defense: 10
     
  • Speed: 17
     
  • Health: 11
     
  • HP: 11/11
     
  • Intelligence: 0
     
  • Books Read: 0
  • Food Eaten: 0
  • Job: Stock Worker


Tundra Tribe


Name: Visu
Age: 26 in human years
DOB: May 11th
Sex: Male
Height: 5'11
Hair: White with some blue near the ends
Eyes: Light purple
Marks: ice like crystals on his face, tail, ears, back
Other: Gold bangles around his horns, hands, and base of the tail
Species: Arctic Fox
Abilities: Skilled hunter, fighter, and gatherer
Orientation: Unknown
Status: Single
Location: The Arctic Tundra
Job: Hunter
Likes: Fish, Hunting, Spring, fire, the smell of the forest.
Dislikes: Winter, war, losing.

Legends Of Old

The world was once harmonious. All the living being knew not evil nor good. There was no such thing as war or peace it was just life and death. As the world progressed each species took it’s own path. The world became divided by humans and beasts. But there was a small sect of beings that were neither human nor beast, stuck in between the two with the ability to take the form of both. Though in their ‘human’ form they often had outward expressions of their animal characteristics. Whether it were their eyes, flesh, appendages, they were easily distinguished from a normal human.

Much like many of the humans and beasts this small sect of beings spread across the world making their homes in all corners of the earth. Learning to adapt to their new surroundings and making tribes of their own. Regardless of their surroundings each tribe had their own stories of where their kind came from, their gods, and reasons of being.

Each year the major tribes had a festival in which they celebrated life and death as well as making relations amongst themselves living in such a hostile world. Each tribe would take turns hosting the festival and all the others would make the long journey to the others land. The hosting tribe would put aside their differences and provide a safe haven for their friends and enemies alike, offering food and drink as well as festivities for the week long event.

Their differences pushed aside for the festivities they took part in many specific rituals, some different depending on who was hosting the festival that year but in the end they all followed the same guidelines.?

Spring Festival

The festival officially began once every tribe had reached their objective. The week long celebration didn’t begin until the heads of each tribe had met and drank a ceremonious drink made from the sap of the tribe’s most sacred tree or plant. The first night consisted of a large feast, dancing, drinking and storytelling to welcome the other tribes and enjoy each others company. The eating went on through the entire week but on the first and last night was the most extravagant meals they could provide. The women all wore their best clothing as did the men, they adorned their bodies with paints and jewelry as well as masks that often depicted their spirit animal or so they called it. They gifted the heads of each tribe with beautifully made goods from their land.

On the morning of the second day started a fast. The day was spent making masks and sharing clothing, getting ready for the night's festivities. There was a stage made in the middle of the city which was usually blanketed in black fabric in which appointed dancers would offer up their dance to the skies. Honoring those whom had died and celebrating their life through native songs and dances. Candles would light up the streets, each person was to have one, hand carved usually. Some were sent up to the skies in makeshift balloon like contraptions and others were placed on graves and left to burn out through the night. Showing their gratitude for the lives lost and respecting their memories

The third day was also filled with sharing cultures between the tribes. The home tribe took time to make paint out of flowers and bark and anything else they could get their hands on. That night being the first of two mating ceremonies, having celebrated the death of their loved ones now properly able to welcome new life into the world and strengthen the bonds between tribes. The children were taken care of by the elderly and strictly confined to their homes as soon as the sun began to set. Until sunrise there was open mating between species, tribes, and genders. A special drink was made from aphrodisiac inducing flowers and fruits and drank by anyone participating.

The fourth day was used as a rest day. The heads of each tribe met to talk over treaties, trade, and war. The people were given the day to enjoy the homeland of the hosting tribe. Having time to make trades for goods, hunt among them, as well as learn some of their trades. Often called children's day. Children were free of the restraints and rules of the first three day’s celebration and they made the most of it.

The fifth day was a day of giving. It was customary to make a gift for someone and give to them that night after the sun set. There was eating, dancing, singing, and storytelling through the night. Sharing stories of their ancestors and beliefs. The gifts were given through the night, even children took part giving gifts to siblings or parents. It could be jewelry, bowls, masks, clothing, toys, anything.

The sixth day was another day of mating. Following the same customs of painting themselves to signify their mating freedom. Some preferred to mate within their own tribe while others had less stipulations. Often the color of the pain could indicate that. The last night to create life amongst the tribes for this ceremony.?

The last night was a feast much like the feast from the first night. Only the best meat and dishes were served to see off the tribes the next day. Providing them the best they had to offer before they made their trip home. It was extremely rare but there were occasions of people staying in the hosts tribe, the day time having been the opportunity for them to have met with the elders and asked permission if they wanted to stay. Making a new life often with a loved one they had made a connection with during the festival. Even rarer was someone from the host tribe choosing to leave with another tribe after the end of the celebration.

The Arctic Tundra

Tundras are among Earth's coldest, harshest biomes. Tundra ecosystems are treeless regions found in the Arctic and on the tops of mountains, where the climate is cold and windy and rainfall is less than ten percent a year. Tundra lands are snow-covered for much of the year, until summer brings a burst of wildflowers. The average temperature for the Arctic tundra is usually 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer season, which lasts 50 to 60 days, the sun shines 24 hours a day. Below the soil is the tundra's permafrost, a permanently frozen layer of earth. During the short summers the top layer of soil may thaw just long enough to let plants grow and reproduce. Since it can't sink into the ground, water from melting permafrost and snow forms lakes and marshes. There is barely any vegetation that can survive in this type of ecosystem. The plants and animals that make their home here must adapt to survive or die.

This harsh cold wasteland was the home to the Tundra tribe. Through the years they have evolved into what they are today. With white fur, light colored eyes, thicker coats, horns, and wings. They have thicker coats to protect them from the freezing cold winds and deadly winters. The bottom of their paws have no hair so they can get a better grip on the ice and snow when they run. Their paws are also very thick to prevent them getting cold or getting cut on the ice. Their wings are sometimes used as a barrier from the winds. Somehow they developed small horns on their head and something like crystals along their backs, under their eyes, and along their tails. They are quick like arctic foxes with slender bodies and thin legs.

Because of the harsh weather conditions it was safer and more practical to keep the tribe together to keep each other warm. At their most vulnerable during winter storms the death rate had an extreme drop when they were together than when they were separated. Through the winter season they take their animal form to keep warm rather than their human forms. Staying in their animal form until spring.

Once spring hits the activity starts as they emerge from their dens. The spring season is short and quickly turns into summer. During the summer they take to their human forms and the males spend most of their time hunting while the females attend to raising the children. But they still do many of their daily activities together and mate starting in spring till the beginning of summer. The occasional winds and summer snowstorms have a tendency to interrupt any agreeable weather from lasting to long. Though when winter comes around many of the offspring do not live through their first winter.

Their mating season is a critical time, they know many of their young will not survive their first winter and the more offspring the better.In the Tundra tribe many of the members mate for life. Others choose to mate with different members each mating season. The goal of this being to make the strongest offspring that will survive the harsh winters and turn into essential parts of the tribe. Their spring and summer months are the easiest months for them. It’s something they look forward to every year.?

When it’s their turn to host the festivities it’s particularly hard for them. Spring coming right after their harshest of months to survive they immediately start the hunts, even the women would sometimes partake in the hunting to maximize their hunting capabilities. Especially to get enough food for the amount of people they would have to entertain. Luckily the events took place two weeks after winter's end giving them time to gather enough for the time being. nter. ?

The Tundras Turn

Visu sat on top of the cave which they had all huddled in this past winter. He was sharpening the head of his hunting spear. Attached to it were two of his own feathers dangling from the rope that bound the spear head to the wooden staff and some beads one of his younger sisters had made for him. It was hunting season already, most of them men would be taking the first few days of the new spring to go out and hunt. Bringing back large portions of food for the rest of the tribe, mostly the women and children, who were setting up human like camp. Tents made of animal hides and bowls made from rocks and wood. Fires were being made in the melting snow and he looked down at his tribe. The winter had been unkind to them all. Twenty of the pups had not made it to see their first spring. That left ten pups that survived, now running around in the snow in human and animal form. He smiled softly and looked off into the distance to see some men calling to him. He jumped down from his perch.

They all wore their warmest clothes along with their hooded shawls. Even though it was spring it was still cold and to be hunting in the snow it was harder than most would think, to lay on your belly and feel the ice burning any open skin. He did not mate last spring, but miraculously enough his parents did, one of the pair that had vowed to mate for life. Giving him two new younger sisters, both had survived their first winter. One of his other younger sisters who was with child late in the mating season and close to winter did not live, the one who made him the beads for his spear. She had wandered outside the cave with her mate and a few other tribe members early in the winter to try and unearth some hidden food in the snow. To every ones surprise they were attacked by a male bear, a bear who should have been hibernating, she did not make it nor did two other members. Her mate and another member escaped back with their lives, they lost three lives to the bear and the food frozen under the snow.

It was their year to host the Festival of the Stars and they only had a week to gather enough food to feed themselves after such a long winter and then another week and a half to gather food until the other tribes started to arrive. The hunters had their work cut out for them this year. Usually it was just one week of intense hunting before the hunting became sporadic and as needed. The gatherers would also be working twice as hard, usually one or two women took the children (mostly the young girls) to gather berries, leaves, spices, wood, anything they would need to make the paint and banquet. Visu was mourning for his sister and at the same time more than happy he had two little sisters that were strong enough to survive. He trotted off to his hunting group and they went off. Three groups of ten. The older men and some of their warriors stayed behind with the tribe. Their warriors from the war would also be returning home soon, seeing as the war is put on hold during this time. To see who would come back and who wouldn't is a painful time that must be masked with smiles as the other tribes are welcomed.

Art & Credits

Credits: Profile by Ringo

Profile art: Awkward

Overlay by: mei

Pixel by: february

Story: Me

Pet Treasure


Empty Spice Basket

Basket of Turmeric

Basket of Star Anise

Basket of Cinnamon

Basket of Cardamom

Basket of Caraway Seeds

Bag of Cranberries

Homegrown Sacred Lands Vanilla

Homegrown Riverside Vanilla

Homegrown Omen Islands Vanilla

Roast Rabbit

Mysterious Drumette

Scavenged Seal Meat

Slab of Raw Meat

Raw Pork Chop

Raw Sirloin Steak

Salt Pork

Raw Boneless Chicken Thigh

White Meat Turkey

Dark Meat Turkey

Raw Boneless Chicken Breast

Raw Chicken Leg

Raw Chicken Wing

Roasted Vermin

Squid on a Stick

Roasted Crown of Lamb

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

Raw Duck Eggs

Raw Chicken Eggs

Raw Quail Eggs

Salted Fish

Uncooked Fish

Freshly Caught Grilled Fish

Charred Fish on a Stick

Side of Smoked Fish

Salmon Steak

Nontoxic Snowberries

Tundra Berries

Cranberries

Stuffed Tomato Tulips

Yangmei

Guava

Kumquats

Mangosteen

Santol

Longan

Blueberries

Blackberries

Strawberry

Scurvy Prevention Orange

Apple Pear

Red Anjou Pear

Red Apple

Pomelo

Jackfruit

Noni

Breadfruit

Dragon Fruit

Water Chestnuts

Young Coconuts

Whole Vanilla Beans

Aonori

Shichimi Togarashi

Sansho

White Sesame Seeds

Black Sesame Seeds

Pearl Sugar

Pile of Spice

Buckwheat Groats

Millet Groats

Oat Groats

Ginkgo Nuts

Wheat

Oats

Whole Cinnamon Sticks

Tamarind

Whole Nutmeg

Whole Allspice Berries

Wood Apple

White Truffle

Chanterelle Mushroom

Spinach

Eucalyptus Leaves

Fig Leaves

Whole Sage Leaves

Garlic Scapes

Nappa Cabbage

Bok Choy

Plantain

Okra

Snow Peas

Fava Beans

Ramps

Lemongrass

Persimmons

Roasted Corn on the Cob

Eggplant

Taro Root

Daikon

Burdock Root

Parsnips

Lotus Root

Fingered Citron

Roasted Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash Soup

Wild Garlic

Roasted Palm Hearts

Matsutake Mushroom

Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

King Trumpet Mushroom

Shiitake Mushroom

Oyster Mushrooms

Broad Toadstool

Simmered Kabocha Squash

Village Salad

Roasted Potatoes

Caesar Salad

Brown-N-Serve Roll

Wood-Fired Pizza Fuel

Kitty Bonanza Basket

Triple Arrow

Broken Arrow

Bone Handled Skinning Knife

Grassland Warrior Sharp Bloody Stone

Hand-honed Miniature Sica

Stone Carving Chisel and Hammer

Primitive Merfolk Knife

Professor New Witching Hour Raven Skull

Skull Candle Holder

Rat Skull

Goohund Skull

Gourd Witch Skull

Wood Nymph Decorative Gourd

Gourd

Scrimshawed Flask

Marez Ashar Gold Paint

Marez Ashar Powdered Gold

Tribal Fisher Body Paint

Large Gourd Paint Pot

Small Gourd Paint Pot

Dark Shaman Wolf Totem

Carefully Crafted Deer

Carved Bee Totem

Carefully Crafted Rabbit

Carved Jade Chelon Trinket

Wooden Bead Necklace

Wooden Bead Bracelet

Shaman Wolf Pelt

Rreign Tamer Pelt Shawl

Brown Leather Ankle Boots

Madder Print Fabric

Walnut Print Fabric

Natural Print Fabric

Spinach Print Fabric

Sumac Print Fabric

Purple Satin Fabric Bolt

Pink Satin Fabric Bolt

Blue Satin Fabric Bolt

Red Satin Fabric Bolt

Gold Satin Fabric Bolt

Ornate Green Bottle

Ornate Hazel Bottle

Ornate Red Bottle

Ornate Blue Bottle

Ornate Black Bottle

Ornate Brown Bottle

Ornate Purple Bottle

Floral Dark Blue Vial of Cologne

Floral Green Vial of Cologne

Floral Rose Vial of Cologne

Floral White Vial of Cologne

Small Glass Vial of Faded Blue Cologne

Small Vial of Red Cologne

Small Vial of Green Cologne

Small Glass Vial of Faded Blue Cologne

Small Vial of Blue Cologne

Bongo Drums

Dancer Arm Drum

Lemon Teacandle

Blackberry Teacandle

Cinnamon Teacandle

Vanilla Teacandle

Cranberry Teacandle

Fireside Apple Cinnamon Leaf Candle

Fireside Banana Bread Leaf Candle

Fireside Vanilla Leaf Candle

Fireside Blackberry Leaf Candle

Fireside Chocolate Leaf Candle

Fireside Coconut Leaf Candle

Fireside Pumpkin Pie Leaf Candle

Ebony Ornamented Fox Mask

Bold Ornamented Fox Mask

Navy Ornamented Fox Mask

Monochrome Ornamented Fox Mask

Mineral Ornamented Fox Mask

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