As the Arcadian saying goes, “Give a Leoni a way to “save face”… and you just might save your own face.”
Leoni are prideful above all else and offending one (which is easy to do) can be deadly. As the Arcadian saying goes, “Give a Leoni a way to “save face”… and you just might save your own face.” Because of their fighting ability, Leoni have become highly coveted, highly paid, and world-renowned soldiers. The elite “Gold Claw” mercenaries can be found across Lyra and in the Skylands.
From the sunny islands of Leon, the Leoni believe there are six things that matter in life: food, naps, music, romance, fighting, and looking good. Leoni love to eat, a lot, and prefer fish over all other foods. The only food they don’t eat are vegetables. Famous for their luxurious fashion and high culture. Leoni are known for being amazing opera singers, flamenco guitar players, and flashy ballroom dancers. Though Leoni have many qualities found across the entire species, the residents of each Isle of Leon have unique characteristics, for example: while most Leoni don’t like water, the Tigroni love to swim.
Bloodline, lineage, status, and perception are everything in Leoni society. The Royal bloodline, and the dozens of great or noble houses just beneath them, have been in charge for thousands of years. Within this Leoni ruling class is a culture rife with constant scheming and assassinations. Siblings have no qualm with killing siblings for a place in the line of succession, while Kings and Queens will kill any threat to their status – even babies.