Story of the Generation (Plot)
Ages of tradition and flowing royal blood, lions have always been the ruling animals of the Pridelands. That has not changed in centuries-- and may the ascended Monarchs of the land forbid that ever change. Starting from King Jelani, his descendants would continue to rule for generations. Rather his male descendants he would deem worthy. However, as his bloodline flowed down, one king would come a standstill. Blessed only by daughters from not one but three consorts, the king known as Zaire faced an undeniable circumstance of his time. To give up his dynasty's rule was no option, not when no lion dared challenge the peace it brought them. Thus the decision was his, and his alone; to allow the Prideland's first queen, his first born, to rule. It gave birth to a new era. From then on allowing for the first born of each monarch to rule, whether they be male or female. Now the reign of King Jabari ticks closer to its end. He has named his heir, his precious daughter Sanaa. Yet... not everyone seems to anticipate her rule. One in particular, her own kin who threatens to fight for it. Just who will succeed, it will only be a matter of time...
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The Pride's laws may vary upon the current monarch, but these are some of the more traditional laws.
➢ The Monarch's word is law.
➢ The Monarch's first born is the rightful heir, and must be crowned within three weeks of birth. If the the heir was born before the Monarch's succession, they will be crowned three weeks after the new Monarch's ceremony.
➢ Anyone may take a mate, but it must be approved by the Monarch. Only the Monarch, however, may take more than one mate.
➢ Cubs must remain within sight of Pride rock until they reach a year old.
➢ A male lion must leave the Pridelands once he is three years old, unless he is a prince or has been recruited as a warden.
➢ Question all trespassers.
➢ Do not kill unless it is necessary for food or for defense.
key: male  female  non-binary 
Monarch is the leader of their pride and reigning sovereign of the Pridelands. This position is an inheritance, passed down from the previous monarch onto their first living cub. They are the only lion of the pride that may take more than one mate, and are the ones that may approve of mated pairs. Their primary duty is to enforce the laws of the pride and to preserve peace in the land. Other responsibilities may vary depending upon the current Monarch's gender; a male monarch (king) is in charge of the Wardens and defending the Pridelands from invaders, as a female monarch (queen) is the leading huntress and is expected to produce strong heirs for the throne.
Consorts are the current Monarch's mate(s). There may be more than one, that depends upon the Monarch alone if they decide to take two or more. Traditionally, this position was for females, resulting in their default responsibility to produce and raise suitable heirs. However, with the change of time, their duties will vary as much as the Monarch's. If they are female, they will be the lead huntress(es); this is while male consorts will head the Wardens.
Crowned Heir is usually the living first born and future successor of the Monarch. From a young age, they are to learn the etiquette and duties of their predetermined role at birth. As they reach maturity (three years old) and the current Monarch still reigns, they will often accompany their future predecessor in respective responsibilities depending upon their gender.
Prince/ess are other offspring of the Monarch and their consort(s). Though their may be a crowned heir, they too are also eligible to succeed the throne. However, once a new monarch ascends the throne, they must will no longer be of this rank, though still members of the royal family. Princesses of this rank must join the lionesses rank while the princes will join the Wardens if their are open positions. Though either are free to leave the pride on their own, even if before a new monarch ascends.
Medic is as it seems. They care for the wounded and the sick primarily. However, depending upon their gender, they may also share duties with the Wardens or lionesses. They are also charged with sitting the cubs if the whole pride is absent.
Lionesses are the other female lions of the pride, though those who identify as non-binary are also eligible for this position. Their primary duties involve hunting and providing the pride with food and caring for the cubs.
Wardens are the essentially the guards of the pride, and firstly of the royal family. Most Wardens are usually male, but lions who identify as non-binary are also eligible for this position. Their duties include guarding members of the main royal family, chasing away and interrogating intruders, and defending the pride and the land.
Juveniles are all lions of two years old. Female and some non-binary lions will join the lionesses on hunts while males and other non-binaries are sorted in with the Wardens guard patrols, as they learn the ways. Once a lion has reached three years of age, they then must choose to either accept a role within the pride (if there is an opening among the Wardens, of course) or to leave.
Cubs are just the members of the pride younger than two years who are not princes or princesses.
Rogues are all outside lions and lionesses that do not belong to the pride.
Young Cub :: 0 days - 11 months
Preteen :: 1 - 2 years
Teenager/Juvenile :: 2 - 3 years
Young Adult :: 3 - 4 years
Adult :: 4 - 8 years
Senior :: 8+ years
* Note that lions in the wild only life about 10-14 years.
Jabari .. 12y. bookkitten
Crowned Heir 1/1
Sanaa .. 5y. bookkitten
Imari .. 5y. bookkitten
Iniko .. 5y. tigress.
Amara .. 4y. evie.marie
Akoko .. 11y. stormy !
Ashanti .. 7y. bookkitten
Imka .. 5y. SpiderPolka
Yuri .. 5y. midnight.
Kambui .. 5y. SpiderPolka
Aziza .. 1.5y. KagomeMoana
Sabra :: Iniko's mother & Jabari's consort
Imari's mother & Jabari's consort
Jabari's children; Sanaa & Imani's siblings/half (including Sanaa's rival)
Nomusa :: Ashanti's mother & Jabari's sister
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age: 12 years
history: Jabari was the first born of the late King Zuberi and one of his consorts, his sister born only minutes afterwards. Such as, he was then crowned as rightful heir. He grew up with a normal childhood with all the preparations as future king accounted. He'd find his first mate while still prince at 5 years old. As he neared six, King Zuberi would pass away, leaving him to assume position. Yet, his first year as king was nearly threatened without the ability to produce an heir early. It wouldn't be til a year after his first mate would birth their daughter Sanaa. Since things have become peaceful with his pride's future secured. However his time is nearing as his body becomes tired and old.
love interests: Raziya, Sabra, OPEN
official mate(s): Raziya, Sabra, OPEN
kin: Zuberi (father), mother unknown, Nomusa (sister), Sanaa, Iniko, Amara (daughters), Imari (son), Ashanti (niece)
other: He's plotted to pass away near the peek of conflict.
age: 5 years
rank: crowned heir
history: She is the first born of King Jabari, through his first mate and consort. Sanaa was born a year into her father's reign, soon afterwards her half-brother Imari whom she is closest to. Everyday the princess prepares for her coming ceremony. But there have always been threats... and from her own kin, who wish to replace her.
love interest: open
official mate: open
kin: Jabari (father), mother open, Imari (half-brother), Iniko (half-sister), Amara (sister), Zuberi (grandfather), Nomusa (aunt), Ashanti (cousin)
friend(s): Imari, open
other: She's the destined future monarch, but faces conflict with a rivaling younger sibling/prince or princess.
age: 5 years
love interest: open
official mate: open
kin: Jabari (father), mother open, Sanaa, Iniko, Amara (half-sisters), Zuberi (grandfather), Ashanti (aunt), Ashanti (cousin)
friend(s): Sanaa, Kambui, open
other: He has no interest in being monarch and openly supports his half-sister. He's also very protective of her.
age: 7 years
love interest: open
kin: Nomusa (mother), father unknown, Zuberi (grandfather), Jabari (uncle), Sanaa, Imari, Iniko, Amara (cousins)
other: She opposes Sanaa's future reign, favoring the rivaled prince/ess.