Hyena Lore n just general talkin
So Hyena has always been a graceful killer, always very fluid in her motions and just overall BEAUTIFUL. She’s always a master in multiple forms of martial arts because I wanted an OC who was VERY unpredictable when it came to actually fighting her. She could use one set and move on to the next depending on your own sets and skills (always evolving) AND LOOK WHAT I CAME A CROSS FROM GRAY ON THE DISCORD (I found the rest HERE btw give it a look!)
OKAY I know this sounds corny but Hyena has been the first OC that I actually put so much time and myself into that she really came out being actually almost super canon to the ttrp and all that itself, so I am super fucking proud of that.
I’ve always thought about her leaving NC for a year and just.. leaves literally to find herself and I believe I want her to join with these Angels! She would blend in perfectly!
It also says “Several prominent Solos” so if Morgan knows about them then he would already know about Hyena, making her a super strong rival against him on her own (explains why Hyena would not be there during the fight, she was with The Angels).
ANYWAYS Here’s my talk for the day. I’m still adding together her entire skillsets and cyberware but I am so fuckin proud of my girl.
arthur ties his scarf a little tighter around his neck today. devin’s riding on his shoulder. they’re both talking, joking. arthur makes a comment, & devin gives his scarf a sharp but teasing yank in retaliation. devin doesn’t weigh anything, but arthur still feels the slight pressure against his throat. it makes him pause mid-step, frozen in place. he even stops breathing.
“arthur…?” devin’s brow furrows. they lean around to try and look him in the eye. he’s staring straight ahead, but his cheeks… have a familiar redness to them. devin’s cheeks flush just the same. they don’t know what’s got him worked up, but it’s infectious.
arthur swallows, then clears his throat. “‘m fine,” he says. he slips a finger under his scarf and gives it a tug. “just had a thought. ‘s nothin’.” like trying to play it off, he keeps walking. the blush, however, doesn’t go away. nor does the flutter in his chest, or the butterflies in his gut.
i’ve seen a few mentions of throat pouches lately… very good
Ongoing Study of Demon Hyenas
Another story transmits. A mouth-to-ear infection. It is shared by the fire, at the meal table, between rounds of drink. It is the story of the Ga-Gorib - the spotted one - the beast of the pit.
Ga-Gorib Hyenas, by contrast, appear to be the more offensively oriented of the two varieties, possessing the ability to scatter small bursts of energy across a wide area as well as
Ga-Gorib kept near to his pit, tricking mortals into falling into its depths. Like the barker of a crooked game, Ga-Gorib goaded mortals to have a throw at him with a rock. But his hide was too thick. The rock would always bounce off, hitting his victim and sending them tumbling down and down and down. And so it went until the hero Heitsi-eibib wrestled the monster and hurled him into his own pit.
I'm not entirely sure how to describe it. Some kind of blessing of the Morninglight? It protects them somehow, makes them more agile and aggressive so long as the golden light surrounds them. A stranger that comes in from the dark cannot harm them, until all is laid bare before the Morninglight... Or something.
Ongoing Study of Demon Hyenas
There is a noticeable distinction between the Kishi and Ga-Gorib in regards to their abilities - Despite the story of the 'original' Ga-Gorib, the Kishi seem to be the ones favoring more defensive magic, even reflecting attacks thrown their way. Catching them on fire seems to work consistently though, as there is nothing for the damage to reflect to.
They're also the ones capable of producing the most brilliant light displays.
They may be more common as well? Groups of 3 Kishi to 1 Ga-Gorib seem to be the standard when not in pairs
The kishi has a human face - the better to charm, to woo, to lure you. On the back of its head, the kishi has a hyena face - the better to rend you. Teeth like steel, jaws like a vice. Nothing breaks free from the kishi's bite. There is no sneaking up on a kishi. They are always facing you.
ALSO I SEE YOU RANDOM ANTHRO CHARACTERS IN THE BACKROUND IN HE MAN REVELATION!!!
Ruggie : you okay Elyon ?
Elyon : I couldn't sleep much today so I'm a bit out of it
Ruggie : and how much did you sleep ?
Elyon : only 14 hours
I will now force your attention away from the fact that i have not written a coherent thing on this blog in about months now by subjecring you to th--
In light of recent developments on our favorite blue hellsite I wanted to offer some reassurance here -
hyenas will never be behind a paywall because that’s fully ridiculous and also these images are very much not mine
in the event this site gets shut down over some lawsuit or other, it has been an honor hanging out with you all and I hope we may meet again somewhere some day
🌼it's a lazy warm afternoon🌼
A bunch of birthday gifts, literally all of them belated. Me? Getting things done on time? Im-fucking-possible apparently. Brown wolf is for Manguydude, non-binary platypus is for Taffy, blue aardwolf for @sketch-shepherd and yin-yang phoenix for Ryder Phoenix.
[ID: Four digital art drawings of bust/headshots of various characters. The first is a drawing of a brown wolf with a darker right side of his face and green eyes against a green background. The second is a very cartoony platypus with colors of the non-binary pride flag posed against a dark purple background. The third is a blue aardwolf wearing a black eyepatch over her right eye, posed against a peach-colored background. The final drawing has a pale teal background and is a drawing of a black-white phoenix with a red eye.
kuroo im in love with youuuu
Ya know, aside from being cool animals, spotted hyenas would be a really interesting and kind of odd daemon form based on the combination of traits that represent.
First of all, hyenas are heavily stigmatized in Western culture - I think the symbolism around them is pretty much entirely negative (I can’t say anything informed about cultures in their actual native range - from the small amount of research I did it sounds like at least some African cultures also stigmatize them but they’re distributed over like half of a large continent so I’m guessing there’s a lot of diversity in cultural perceptions). There’s a lot of bad stereotyping of predators but most species still have at least some positive symbolism associated with them - e.g. foxes representing cunning and the positive aspects of a trickster, stoats representing purity in their winter coats, snakes representing cunning and patience. And I don’t think daemons just settle in forms that hold no positive meaning to them - like, someone’s soul isn’t going to just go “Oh yeah we’re a horrible person,” so for someone’s daemon to settle in this form it would have to be based on the actual nature of a hyena, but at the same time I think daemons settled forms are affected by social pressure.
Anyway: Hyenas are highly social, and they’re really good at cooperation by animal standards but their society is also very competitive and hierarchical. They’re very effective predators but are also very good at scavenging. Studies have found that they actually get their kills stolen by lions more often than the other way around, and often then take it back - i.e. driving off another social predator that’s three times their size.
And this combined with the stigma against them makes for such a weird and seemingly contradictory combination of traits. People with spotted hyena daemons are extroverted, highly socially intelligent people, but they don’t care what others think of them, or at least they refuse to change or hide who they are to fit in. They’re competitive, but I guess at a certain level expect to not be appreciated and to have others take credit for their achievements and leave them with the scraps. But they’re adaptable, resilient, and touch as fucking nails.
It’s like... I think all large predator forms tend to be associated with intense personalities, with solitary species being introverts, loners, and noncomformists even if they’re charismatic and socially adept like Lord Asriel is, and social species like wolves, lions, and painted dogs being more group-focused, but spotties are kind of an odd mix of those traits. I think they’d be really intense and probably kinda difficult to get along with for a lot of people, but also good team players and quite possibly the member of the group who’s not afraid of confrontation and gets designated to tell people to Fuck Off on everyone’s behalf. Someone who will go to bat for their friends and loved ones not just in the metaphorical sense but in the taking a bat to someone’s kneecaps sense.
@horseyneigh2002 i have a few beeg boyes :>
smh rude fan managed to sneak into the training room while isao was practicing & caught him without his face paint 😱😱😱 that’s a lawsuit for sure
Need some fuckin help, weasel?