Animal Care
J'adore Austral, by Nat

With AniWaya's growing stables, this profession path is particularly important to the tribe. The Animal Carers make sure that the tribe's animals are healthy and well, and may collaborate with the Medics to attempt to heal any ailments the animals might get. They are expected to keep them fed, and to supply new horses to the tribe. Additionally, the Animal Carers collaborate with Warriors and Hunters to train the horses for use in war or big hunts. They make simple repairs to the stables when needed, fixing up fences or even building some with the help of the Craftsmen. When Skilled or higher, the members of this profession participate in breeding and caring for the youngest animals in the tribe.

Beginner rank

Elan Soquili

Five characters
Translation: Horse friend

Those of the very bottom of the Animal Care tree. Elan Soquili is a starting title and requires no other title to be held.

Main tasks
- Basic care of the animals kept in AniWaya, including light exercise, food & water supply, and clearing the stable floors of dirt and excrements.
- Maintain usable status of the stable & surrounding fences, and either makes simple repairs themselves or contacts a craftsman to do so.
- Studies under the higher ranked Animal Carers.
- Often joins beginner warriors or hunters when they are being guided in how to train horses for these purposes. - Expected to collaborate with the agricultural path's members in various tasks, as the two paths are co-dependant.

Skilled rank

Adeloquasdi Nata

Three characters
Translation: Animal speaker

The members of the tribe who are largely responsible for the care & well-being of the tribe's animals. To become an Adeloquasdi Nata, one must first hold the title of Elan Soquili.

Main tasks
- Responsible for maintaining the stables, feeding and exercising the animals.
- Work with the tribe hunters and warriors to train horses for use in battle and hunting parties.
- Supposed to always keep an updated tally on the animals currently held by the tribe.
- Responsible for trading with other packs for new animals, or food/other resources relevant to their path.

Master rank

Nadie Tadita

One character
Translation: Wise runner

A member who has proven to be a Master of their trade. To become the Nadie Takita, one must first hold the titles of Elan Soquili and Adeloquasdi Nata.

Main tasks
- Top authority on the holding, caring for, and supply of animals in the tribe.
- Skilled rider and animal trainer, and responsible for teaching the lower ranked Animal Carers these things.
- Oversees training of the animals of the tribe, and may partake themselves.
- Responsible for making sure that the animals have enough food, and adequate shelter/living areas.
- Responsible for overseeing that any equipment used with the horses are in sufficient numbers, and in usable condition.

Mark and relic

Characters who reach the Master rank also receive a master's brand in the form of a dyed or tattooed color pattern either on their chest, face or an arm (or similarly visible place), as well as a relic, to symbolize clearly their ranking and powerful position in the pack hierarchy. In the case that there are more than one master in a profession, the most prominent one keeps the mark and relic, and the rank can be challenge for.

Mark: The majestic Wild Horse, symbolic of the freedom of life and the Master Animal Caretaker's ability to cooperate mutually with nature's wild spirit.

It's color symbolizes many things:

  • Prosperity and prestige: The more animals--and the higher quality thereof--there are, the richer the tribe. Those of the Animal Care tier have a special job in caring for the assets of the tribe that enable a dependent richness.
  • Wisdom: For there must be this quality to know the ever-temperamental nature of beasts.
  • Kindness: Those of the Animal Care tier must have an inherent aptitude of this trait in order to benefit from the return kindness of the animals they care for.
Relic: The relic of the Nadie Tadita is an elaborately stitched cloak, with an inner layer of leather as reinforcement. Clearly made for use, the cloak's neckline also has a hood attached to it. The patterns stitched on the cloak's outside in part match the mark's color, and can be seen from large distances because of their vivid colors.
Last updated on Sun, 14 Oct 2012 at 07:24 PM by Marit