Day 1: Basics and cosmetic: Age? 39 Hair color? Brown, styled in messy unkept dreadlocks Eye color? Also brown Skin color/nationality? Her tribe is a bit more influenced from the southern areas of africa than the middle east/northern deserts. Accent (if any)? Hmmm… She leaves off the ocasional letters, her words being a bit open. Height? 5'11’ Weight? 150 lbs Tattoos? Nope Piercings? Also Nope Birthmarks? No Disfigurements? None yet Scars? All of her wounds healed properly. Do they have any nicknames? Where did they come from? She doesn’t have many nicknames, but a popular one is Ayo, since, Ayotunde gets cumbersome to say after a while. She’s from a tribe that was situated somewhere between the yellow and pink sands, but the tribe doesn’t exist anymore after a horrible attack.
so dhivya and I wanted to do that thing to our friend ayotunde that goes “come closer…closer..*whispers* you lil bitch" BUT SHE ALREADY KNEW WHAT WE WERE DOING. this is the downside to having friends on tumblr. fuck you ayo
(((You know what? Here we go. Just so that you guys know who these guys are… actually on the blog. B/c I keep forgetting to post this. Sorry it’s uncolored… :I but I am still getting used to getting my stupid computer to transfer this from RIFF to PNG (which is a freaking processssss harrrrgh.
On the far left we have Ayotunde. She is a self-appointed vigilante who tries to keep down the crime in the Sunken City. There has been a rising number of villans, creeps and all-around-shady folks in the settlement and Ayotunde tries to keep them in check. She origionally lived in a small tribe, but it recently disbanded. She is the last of their warrior-class, and continues to wear her traditional robes in honor of an era passed. Ayotunde is very blunt and very confident. She doesn’t try to impress anyone and it is difficult to earn her respect.
In the middle is Nafis, a quick-footed thief that often gets into trouble. He is about 12 years of age, and was seperated from his family about two years prior. Ayotunde tries to keep him out of trouble, but is often too busy to keep a good eye on him. Nafis is a bit over-confident and often tries to hit on women about twice his age. He doesn’t really realize what he’s doing, however. He’s extremely thin, partially due to his fast metabolism, and mainly due to the fact his meals vary on how much he can grab at the marketplace unoticed.
On the right is Kunchen, an ex-monk from the temple. He was expelled from the temple due to some scandal of sorts, and was thus forced to wear black robes. He would change them, but he continues to wear them with pride, claiming the religious order was actually doing unjust things and he merely called them out on their crimes. Kunchen enjoys making others happy and will try to help others when they are in need. He often meditates, but doesn’t try to confluence, saying that him and his ancestor do not get along. Kunchen has recently tried to take Nafis under his wing, but hasn’t been very successful. Kunchen has a bit of an affection towards sweets, and almost always has a surplus wherever he is camping.)))
Igbo Cultural Dancers by Juju Films Via Flickr: Igbo GirlsIgbo New Yam Festival a yearly harvest by the Igbo people in early august at the end of the rainy season. Yams are usually the first crop harvested and a very important crop to the people. All yams from the previous years harvest are eaten or thrown away before the New Yam Festival a symbol of abundance from the new harvest.
The first yam is eaten by the oldest man or the Igwe of the kingdom. With offerings to the ancestors and gods.