Yváypa

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Significance
  3.   3.  Culture
    1.   3.1  Species
    2.   3.2  Lifestyle
    3.   3.3  Structure
    4.   3.4  Religion
  4.   4.  References

Territory Statistics

StatusOpen ?
CreatorRaze
Name Meaning“fruit lake”
Name OriginGuaraní
Primary SpeciesDogs
Luperci DominantYes
Population~20
ReligionCatholicism, Guaraní Mythology

Yváypa is a small village in eastern Paraguay, settled by a Catholic dog population and a frequent stop on the travels of lone maned wolves.

1.  Description

As it was originally constructed by indigenous Guaraní people, the original village has not survived the tests of time. However, the luperci population has sought to emulate the old design, and so many of the shacks look as they did in the time of humans. Otherwise, there are few traces of “modern” humanity left.

The area surrounding the lake is largely a mixture of swamp and grassland, though there are some forested areas at the edge of the village. Famously, the wolf’s apple plant (a large food source for maned wolves) grows abundantly in this area.

2.  Significance

Yváypa is at the heart of a region with a healthy maned wolf population. It is also notable as a place where maned wolves have a lot of contact with luperci.

3.  Culture

3.1  Species

The Domestic Dog is the predominant species of the Canis genus in Yváypa. Obviously, the population has consisted of mixed breeds for several generations, and most of the specimens are examples of landraces. The secondly most-sighted species in the village is the Maned Wolf, which is of the Canidae family but not luperci-compatible. As they are mainly solitary creatures who do not form packs, it is rare for one to actually be part of the settlement. Instead, they pass through the area while foraging for fruit, and many have learned to take advantage of the luperci.

Luperci

All native members of the village are Luperci Ortus by this point. They make great use of their optime form in their day-to-day lives, emulating the indigenous tribes that once lived there. However, some do use their four-legged forms for hunting, and others might use them when interacting with maned wolves.

3.2  Lifestyle

Language

Spanish and Guaraní are the two primary languages spoken by the canines in the area. Most dogs can speak both, and often the languages are blended.

Residence

The dogs live in the village, mostly in wooden shacks created to mimic the old indigenous humans’ settlement.

Technology

Most technology has to be built from scratch, but they do make use of simple stone and wood tools.

3.3  Structure

All members of the settlement are very familiar with each other, and so any “structure” is largely informal. Often, the head of the most distinguished family (subject to change, depending on the family’s actions) will act as “judge” or the final word during any disputes.

Relations

The dogs of Yváypa are very cohesive, although every family has its black sheep. Most acts of rebellion result in the member (usually a youngster) being chased out, but they generally welcome these individuals back into the fold once they’ve learned their lesson.

The Yváypa dogs are also fairly warm toward outsiders, although the older and more traditional members tend to reject said outsiders unless they agree to convert to their religion.

Their view on the maned wolves varies from individual to individual; some are glad to barter with the strange beasts and hear their stories, while others see them as troublemakers and fiends.

3.4  Religion

All permanent residents of Yváypa are publically Catholic, many of the older dogs having been missionaries to the region. However, it’s a badly-kept secret that many dogs sprinkle the local mythology into their beliefs and rituals, such as converting the Guaraní gods into angels. Generally, the younger members are more lax in their beliefs.

Creation Legends

Other than the Abrahamic creation myth, there is the local Guaraní creation myth. Canines are usually directly substituted for man in these stories.

Deities

The Christian God is the main deity in the village, but there are many gods in the Guaraní mythology.

4.  References

Please note that the culture, mythology, and other details of this settlement are largely fictional, and more inspired from the following references than actually researched! There will be mistakes and discrepancies, as I am not an expert on any of these subjects.

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