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What does C'bana'Siaco mean?
A long time ago, before the humans came, a small band of Earthly creatures stumbled through the Portals to Pegorn, then called Aeort. These animals came in their packs, prides, and herds. Though the original creatures kept their natural shapes(for the most part), the offspring born on this strange new planet were not born looking like their parents. Mutations were abundant, and still are. The effect of Pegorn's magic on any species is the same. A quick evolution of sorts. The borderline between species is thin hybrids are formed easily, and are rarely sterile. C'banae, for whatever reason, keep three important traits. When they no longer have these traits, they are no longer C'banae. But it has not happened... yet. The three traits are: 1)Equine head and neck, 2) No canine traits, and 3)at least two feline paws.
The C'bana'Siaco are descendants of the earliest Equines to Pegorn who grew and developed into one of the most prominent creatures on the planets, due to their great diversity and sense of adventure. When humans came to Pegorn, their influence on all the creatures of Pegorn quickly became apparent. Their ideas of mating for life are apparent in almost all Pegornish creatures, except some of the lone Desert C'banae Tribes, who still sometimes form "mingling" herds, and other, smaller creatures prominent in highly deserted areas, such as the kittle.
A century or more ago a greedy human mage(wizard) attempted to take over Pegorn. The War that ensued is known as the Silver War, named after his corrupt silver unicorn who led the many battles. Though he failed to take over the world, the slaughter he led killed more than half of the Northern C'banae. The Warriors and Warrioresses that lived are identified by a tear-shaped jewel they always wear just beneath each of their eyes.
Though they still love their home, many of the younger ones are drawn through the portals, where Pega, if she catches them in the act, leads them to a good home.
C'banae can be named anything you want to, though they are usually named by their mothers, as long as it's approved of by Pega, and isn't something like "Bob" or "Joe." Naming after foods or plants is fine, in fact, recently many C'banae have taken to naming their children after candy, as most C'banae are very fond of it. But for the most part they are named in Pegornish, the language of most of Pegorn, which is a rough mixture of French, English, Spanish, and anything else you can think up. The accent of most C'banae has that French "r" though, that sounds roughly like the American "air" with a kind of almost hissy-scratchy thing at the end. ((O.o Don't ask me, that's how it was described to me in French class.))
If you'd like a name translated into Pegornish from english, Pega can do so for you. A version of the dictionary will soon be available here, as the Lady Pega finds time to do so.
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Habitat, culture and types
There are many different Climates and habitats in which C'banae are found, and more still where they'd be quite comfortable. The major types of C'banae are as follows:
The majority of the C'banae that venture away from home. These usually come in the more natural tones of earth, sky, fire, and water, but also come in the many shades of the rainbow, as any C'banae. The herd of Morning Mists contains mostly Northerns, with the exception of Skittles, the Desert treaty Stallion, Amazon, Chikhann, Aubuk, and Strawberry. The C'banae of this type are well suited for colder weather, and the warriors wear feathers and beads. They believe in a single, almighty God who is kind and loving.
Have the least tendency to wander, as they love their home so much. They usually come in the brighter, wilder jungle colors. Amazon, Chikhann, Aubuk, and Strawberry are Rainforest C'banae. These usually don't wear jewlery of any sort, and are very peaceful creatures. They tend to have hair that stands up in messy spikes and are well suited for the warmer, more humid habitats. They usually also believe in one God, though some wilder ones have multiple, warring gods, similar to those of the Desert type, but usually in the form of more jungle-type creatures.
The second highest percentage of wandering C'banae come from here, as battles are constant between tribes, and superstition is at a high. They wear many forms of jewelery and cloth to protect their hides from the harsh desert sun. Warriors, of which there are many, wear metal helmets or masks and often use leather to tie extra weapons onto their legs and tails. Most suited for the dry, hot weather of Pegorn's deserts. They traditionally worship the Old Pegornese gods, The Dragon and Unicorn Gods, who are, like ancient greek and Norse gods, liable to and often personify human flaws and feelings such as jealousy, pride, and fear.
The Tribe of Desert Dreams and most of the other desert C'banae who travel are outcasts and most do not follow the traditional gods, but instead follow the One God of the North, who is much kinder in their eyes than the warring Gods of their homeland. Plus, if they are caught Traveling by Pega, they are confronted by one of their own gods, and one of the most peaceful. Pega travels often to the desert, and as she's a unisus, many of the desert Tribes worship her as the Godess of Change and Seasons. When they see her, she can usually change that, tho. (^^;)
They can live almost anywhere, though, provided they are safe and have food.
Eastern C'banae are well known for their dealings with the Magic of Pegorn. These specific Eastern C'banae are endowed with a sight-- each with his own specific gift. Their eyes glow, and their minds are very intellegent. Like the Greecians with their Library of Alexandria, their greatest purpose is to gain knowlegde and to bring this knowledge to the whole of the universe. Those C'banae of the Troupe of the Rising Sun wish to spread it to all the galaxies--- by granting a select few the joys of harboring their children.
Include lands between and adjacent to those previously mentioned, such as Plains(that area of flat grasslands between the Northern and Rainforest areas), Savanah(the same, but south of the Rainforest and north of the Deserts), Aquatic(those C'bana confined to water because of mermaid-like fins and tails), and most rare, the Eastern, who's ways are a mystery, but also apparently worship one God.
Food is a central part in most C'banae's lives. They are very fond of pastries and sweets, but their staple food is, of course, hay, though they aren't too fond of it. They are also fond of oats, and on a cold day look forward to oatmeal. They also love fruit and vegetables. Clover flowers are addicting to them, though, so... try to keep them away from those. They also love potatoes and plant and dig them up with their paws.
In short, they're herbivores and eat anything that doesn't move.
As stated in the History section, C'banae have a tendency to mate for life with only one mate. In the event that one should die, they may re-marry, but not very often. Marriage is considered sacred and for all eternity by most, if not all C'banae. "Herd" or "tribe" is simply the word used to refer to a local group. But, if your C'bana desires to, he or she may form a mingling herd. The more traditional C'banae will -not- approve, though. Desert C'banae have a greater tendency to form "mingling" herds than the Northern, Rainforest, and other types of C'bana, whilst the Eastern C'banae NEVER form mingling herds.
Because C'banae are still "evolving" constantly, sometimes traits occur in a new foal that are not in its blood. This is not unusual, and any C'bana with a new trait is highly thought of. But these new traits are rare and recessive. If the same couple breeds often, the trait has a better chance of appearing in their offspring. The reason is the Magic's secret.
Finding a mate-
When your C'bana finds a mate, please e~mail Pega and give her the name of the mate. The mate's "owner" must also e~mail her.Also e~mail me for permission to start a mingling tribe/herd.
The Heritage Project is Pega's project to make more C'bana babies! (XD) What does this mean? If you want to make your C'bana Pair(s) available to Newbies or other people who don't have pairs of their own, Please form an open herd, tribe, or troupe. Or, you may start a closed herd, tribe, or troupe, thus requiring permission, but still allowing other people to recieve your babies. On a closed herd, you must supply at least your e~mail, and the e~mails of all other owners who would like to know before their C'bana are bred.
Contact Pega if you have any questions regarding breeding or herds. You can PM her at any of the following Message boards:
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You then ask...
"Can I meet the others?"
"What do I need to do to Adopt?"
"Who else has adopted C'bana'Siaco?"
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