Amara

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  1.   1.  About
  2.   2.  Members
    1.   2.1  Name origin, pre-souls generation
    2.   2.2  First Generation
    3.   2.3  Second Generation
  3.   3.  Features
    1.   3.1  Physical
    2.   3.2  Beliefs/demeanor
    3.   3.3  Religion

Family Statistics

Total Members27-30
Living Members13-17
Active Members2
LocationAniWaya
OriginThe Great Tribe - Minnesota
Duration2000 - current
First memberDawali Amara

1.  About

The first played Amara on the board was Dawali Amara, though the family name goes back to his grandparents. The majority of the bloodline remains in the Great Tribe, somewhere around Minnesota. Dawali's daughters and a niece are so far the only ones to make the trip to visit the branch of the Great Tribe that AniWaya is. They are all pure red wolves, with the exception of the latest generation, which also holds some hybrids. They live strictly by the AniWayan code of ethics, and holds spirituality high. Family members follow no particular tradition when it comes to professions, though two sons have taken after Dawali's father and become craftsmen. The Amaras do not hold any special esteem in the Great Tribe, nor are they lesser than many other families. They are an old, but not very large, bloodline among the many bloodlines in the Great Tribe, and have a rich history. Dawali is the first family member to have achieved Master rank in their profession, as well as Chief, although both points could be debatable, seeing as Dawali was unceremoniously promoted to Chief without the spirit guides' choosing, which breaks with strong traditions in the Tribe. Holding the rank of Chief when becoming Master, Dawali has literally announced himself as Master, which lessens the weight of this fact somewhat. The Great Tribe has a new Chief chosen by the Spirit Guides, which also casts doubt on Dawali's position.

Amaras all have bird spirit guides, with the exception of few. It is unknown why their guides seem to almost exclusively don bird forms: perhaps it is a prank from their side.

2.  Members

Note: Family members named "Oya Amara" were stillborn; their name simply means "without a name Amara". Name meanings for characters where this is available are marked — (such as this). The individuals who are bringing the surname on are marked in bold. As is quite obvious, the name follows females stronger than males.

2.1  Name origin, pre-souls generation

  • Paytah Amara x Ahiga Amara; Born July 12th, 2000.
    • Udanvdi "Agitsi" Amara [M]
    • Peta Amara [F](Golden Eagle)

2.2  First Generation

  • Udanvdi "Agitsi" Amara x Uhusti "'Doda" Amara; Born October 22nd, 2003.
    • Songan Ohiteka Amara [M] — (Strong and Brave)
    • Muraco Amara [M] — (White Moon)
    • Sitsi Wyanet Amara [F](Beautiful Daughter)
    • Oya Amara [M]
  • Udanvdi "Agitsi" Amara x Uhusti "'Doda" Amara; Born April 24th, 2004.
  • Udanvdi "Agitsi" Amara x Uhusti "'Doda" Amara; Born May 4th, 2006.
    • Sanye Amara [F] — (Red Cloud at Sundown)
    • Mochni Nitis Amara [F](Talking Bird Friend)
    • Kohana Ashkii Amara [M](Swift Boy)
  • Udanvdi "Agitsi" Amara x Uhusti "'Doda" Amara; Born May 13th, 2007.
    • Ayashe Chitsa Amara [F] — (Little Fair One)
    • Lagundo Wematin Amara [M] — (Peaceful Brother)
    • Oya Amara [M]

2.3  Second Generation

3.  Features

3.1  Physical

Most of the Amaras are 100% red wolf, and carries the standard markings of the species. Eye colors vary, though there are no Amaras so far that has sported purple or red eyes. Notable is their adornments and markings; many Amaras mark their furs with dyes and tattoos. They also ornament their mane with feathers and beads, and may wear clothing. Clothing among the Amaras is usually used for adornment purposes only, and not for concealing their bodies, though some wear clothing that has particular uses, such as belts or rucksacks. All mated Amaras own a particular ceremonial vest & wristbands that they will will wear for ceremonies, depending on the significance of the ceremony.

3.2  Beliefs/demeanor

Amaras are kind-hearted people, though naturally there is diversion when it comes to demeanor. Respect, hospitality and spirituality is promoted, however, and most Amaras take these things very seriously. Some are more sociable than others - the males have been known to maintain only small, but strong, social ties. Amaras are generally to be trusted by the 'Souls standard of wolves, and they will likely help out and behave properly. Children and old are especially revered, and great respect is shown any elder of the tribe or elsewhere, regardless of any illness or mental disorder.

3.3  Religion

Coming

Various other customs

Naming conventions

There are no special customary way of handing on a name, however litters usually get the same surname, either the one of the father, or the mother. In the case where a mate lives with the other mate's family, it is considered custom that the "outside" mate takes the family name, and gives it to the children. When it comes to genders, AniWayan surnames more strongly follow the mother's surname than the father's, but this depends on living situations, and the decision of the couple itself.

Horsekeeping

Most of the Amaras can ride, and know how to handle horses to some extent. There are more interested members that have investigated this profession deeper, but all the members can ride.

Professions

Almost all adult Amaras have taken up a profession. The diversity of professions among the family members makes the family quite self-sufficient, and they rarely have to consult non-family members for help. This goes for the family members who live in the Great Tribe only - currently (March 4th, 2011) Dawali is the only Amara at 'Souls, and is naturally dependent on others.

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