Tribe of Crowded Water
These cats rule the water in the forest. They were built to swim with short sleek fur and strong legs. They like to swim when the weather is hot and there are also trees to block out the sun.
Tribe of Sunning Rock
These cats rule the rocks. They are lean cats who have hard paw pads to jump from rock to rock. They like to bask in the sun on the rocks during the cooler seasons such as Spring and Fall. But beware: some of the rocks might home some snakes!
Tribe of Crooked Tree
These cats rule the crooked trees that grow in the grasslands. They have long legs and sharp claws for climbing trees. Here, there are not as many trees as in the forest, but there are enough for some protection from the sun.
1. Tribe members cannot have mates from other Tribes. The punishment of both cheetahs is the Chiefs' decisions.
2. Tyros must be at least six moons old before they start training.
3. Hunters and Hunter Tyros must give what they catch to the Elders, Queens, and Cubs before they can eat.
4. Do not hunt or trespass on another Tribe's territory.
5. Tribe members must thank the Council of Keepers for every meal.
6. If a Chief dies or retires the Token takes his/her place as Chief.
7. If a Token dies or retires the Chief must choose a new one before the dawn of the next day.
8. A cheetah cannot be made Token without having mentored at least one Tyro.
9. A true Tribe member does not kill to win his/her battles, unless it is for self defense.
Zebra dung, it's hot out here! The land is scorched under the flaming summer sun, the grass withering and turning brittle, along with the trees and undergrowth wasting away to a moldy yellow, their leaves shrived. Intense heatwaves are a common occurrence, and it is advised to only leave the cool shade at dawn and dusk for risk of collapsing from heatstroke. Flies are abundant, irritating both the cheetahs of the land and the other animals, and tails are lashed furiously in an joint attempt from every species to chase away these tormentors. Water levels are running dangerously low, the rivers and waterholes mostly dried up from the blazing heat. As well as the risk of running out of water, the animals that use the rivers and waterholes daily, such as the crocodiles and elephants, have been forced to squeeze together in what little liquid remains, making them aggressive and unpredictable. Watch out of charging elephants, and make sure you have a clear path to flee from the water's edge if the need for it arises. Sometimes the Keepers seem to clash in the heavens, and violent thunderstorms rage across the land, often without rainfall.
The only good thing to come from such weather is the fact that the traps placed by humans are a lot more visible, both the ones that were hidden in the now withered grass, and the ones that gleam in the sunshine.
Poachers are targeting the land, using both rifles and traps. Cheetahs are amongst the ones the poachers are hunting for. More information can be found here, whilst a chart on the traps can be found here
A battle as broken out between all three of the Coalitions over lies spread by the Zamani Dhambi Leader! The blog can be found here
Tano of Crowded Water has vanished. The she cat's scent trail suddenly disappears, replaced by that of toxic smoke and humans.
Nge of Crooked Tree hasn't been seen for several days, vanishing after wandering off from her mentor's side whilst they were searching for herbs, and following her scent gives the same results as Tano's trail.
Kijini and Nyasi too have both vanished under the same conditions, with both cheetahs from Crooked Tree. Fear of who will be taken never is running rife through the Tribe.
Joka of Sunning Rock has disappeared under the same circumstances. It seems clear now that the vanishing aren't limited to one Tribe
Farashuu of Sunning Rock has mysteriously vanished without a trace other than the vile scent of humans
Matone of Crowded Water has not returned from her quest. There's much speculation that she has also gone missing by humans, considering the scents around the area she was last seen in
Vumbi, Chief of Crooked Tree, has been slain in battle with lions while protecting a group of Healers. In tradition, Fumo has taken his Vumbi's place as Chief and will uphold the stripes to start a new era.
Kivuli of Crowded Water has joined the list of missing Tribe cats. Strangely, no trace of humans have been found around his disappearance and it is believed he had left the territory of his own will. His tracks were found along with another, unknown cheetah's towards the edge of Crowded Water territory.