A large cat-like humanoid race in the Rahnian Sphere.



Most Katzan people believe in an eternal cycle of energy and life. Within the cycle there is nothing that is done without a purpose. All of the actions, feelings, work, and thoughts that the Katzan people have are for a reason. It’s not to say that the Katzan people are immoral or lawless, but they are lenient with many ideas of controversy among other races like means of enjoyment, sexual orientation, etc. When people do wrong, they are punished because the cycle maintains balance to continue in equilibrium. Katzan people do not believe in a higher being such as a god as a person or a creature, but the cycle is often personified to create better understanding. Along with the idea of the cycle there is the idea of destiny which one chooses as a part of their role in the great cycle. To most destinies are separated by gender. Males should have destinies including manual labor, physical fitness, fighting prowess, and other masculine ideas. Females usually have destinies dealing with care-taking of the cubs, gardening, textiles, service occupations, arts, and other feminine ideas that have little to do with manual labor. In most cultures it is acceptable for a person of one gender to have a destiny leaning to the other, but is not completely accepted in all areas of Katzan. Destinies are to be known early and life and expected to be chosen by 120 (earth) years of age. Seeing as most females take care of cubs while the men are away to fulfill their masculine duties for their destinies, females usually bond together, and in some cultures get involved romantically. The romantic connection usually fill in for the lack of the male’s presence while the females take care of cubs, mostly in groups. This is perfectly accepted in most cultures of Katzan.

Katzan Breeds

With all breeds there are color variations due to genetic abnormalities. Completely black ones have the name Nyeusi, “Black,” added to the front of the name. Albinos have Nyeupe, “White,” added to the front of the name. Crossbreeds are rare, but take both or one of the names of their mix. For example a Mpya Simba would be a crossbreed of a lion and a tiger. All variations are very rare.

  • Kubwa Simba (just Simba for short)-Lions: “Great Lions,” the major group of the Katzan world. They live in areas that are like Africa, the Middle East, and Western Asia. They group in large prides and follow the main ideas of the cycle and destinies listed above.
    Males look like this and females look like this .
  • Mlima Simba-Cougars: “Mountain Lions,” Live in areas like the Americas from the Canadian Yukon to the Andes Mountain in Peru. As the name says, they live in mostly mountainous areas. They are very adaptive though, in many ways. These Katzan people believe in more equality in genders than most breeds. Mostly secluded to small family groups, if that. Mostly there are care-takes with cubs and the adults only meet to mate mostly.
    Males look like this and females look like this .
  • Mpya Paka-Tigers: “Lined Cats,” The white ones live in Siberian areas and the Rust-colored and orange ones live in jungle areas. The most strict as interpretation of destiny goes. Females are forbade to have masculine destinies and vise versa. They are also extremely territorial.
    Males look like this and females look like this .
  • Doa Paka-Jaguar: “Spotted Cats,” live in rain forest areas. They are mostly solitary too, but sometimes live in small groups. Many are very well sculpted physically and most believe that fitness is a main part in the cycle. Other than that their beliefs in the cycle are like those of the Simba.
    Males look like this and females look like this .
  • Shimo-Doa Paka-Leopard: “Hole-Spotted Cat,”live in areas like Africa, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indochina, and China. Body proportions of these Katzan are off—they have longer torsos and shorter limbs. They are more muscular than most, but not like the Doa Paka. These people are very good at climbing, better than all other Katzan people.They are mostly nocturnal unlike most of the Katzan. They are individually secluded; interaction between individuals is infrequent. Their beliefs are between the Kubwa Simba and Mlima Simba.
    Males look like this and females look like this .
  • Kasi Doa Paka-Cheetah: “Fast Spotted Cat,” live in areas like Africa, Saudi Arabia, and India. As the name says, they run faster than any other Katzan breed. These have a special variation in coloration and have a subspecies called the Mfalme Kasi Doa Paka, or “King Fast Spotted Cat.” In addition to spots they have stripes running down their backs and tufts of hair on their heads and backs, unlike other Kasi Doa Paka.These are sociable and promiscuous Katzan people. Females usually have many cubs with many males, and in turn the males mate with many females. Males of this breed are very close, sometimes like the Kubwa Simba females in the way that they sometimes are romantically involved as well. These females, however, do not interact with each other much. Males group together at young ages with primarily family males, but if they are the only male in their family, they group with close friends. Groups of males own more territory than lone males, but own it for the same periods of time. They move frequently as food resources move. Females do not own territory, but have general areas called home ranges. Home ranges overlap in females of the same family, but the males can not look after so much land, so they choose key points to defend. Their beliefs of the cycle are the most lenient of all Katzan breeds.
    Males look like this and females looks like this .
    And Mfalme Kasi Doa males look roughly like this and females look like this .

Note: Katzan years are twice as long as Earth years. This means that the average lifespan for a Katzantian is about 600 Earth years.


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