I am so happy to share this tribe with you guys, especially since I really struggled in designing them for so long. I knew I wanted a tribe of coastal Alecani and Pylura, ship builders who live in a biome close to that of Scotland. I tried messing with various sea bird designs and was never happy, until I just went with my heart; gingers! I LOVE ginger cats (and ginger people), and it seemed to fit really well with the idea.
Pylura and Alecani live in an integrated society, and have been for so long that they've evolved similar looks for their adaptations to each territory. Alecani are the winged canines you see here, more information can be found on their species profile. ( http://tea-feathers.tumblr.com/post/110264204849/who-are-the-alecani-currently-alecani-are-a ) The Pylura are the cat people you see here. Though not winged, they are highly intelligent scientific minded animals, who value curiosity and knowledge (species profile pending). The word "Dimali" means "people", a word separate from their species identity to denote they're part of a specific group. There are ten primary tribes that control the continent this story is set, each one with unique cultural and physiological traits!
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