War

The Warriors of the tribe are the main peacekeepers. They patrol (along with the scouts) the borders of the tribe and maintain order. Should crime be reported, it is the warriors' job to maintain order and take the accusations to the Chief and his/her council. Additionally, it is the Warriors' duty to execute any punishments upon criminals found to be guilty. Warriors are skilled in numerous fighting styles, but most have specialized themselves with a weapon or style, or have favorite ways of fighting. They escort important members of the tribe on missions if they are asked, and will also aid the Hunters on pack hunts or if the manpower is needed. They work with the Craftsmen to create the needed weapons, and are responsible of holding a more-than adequate stock of weaponry, in case of war. They are to be alert and ready for conflict. Warriors also work with the Animal Carers in training horses for war.

Some history: After the AniWayan conflict with Cour des Miracles and Crimson Dreams came to an end, the two packs' leaders demanded AniWaya do not train warriors, for as long as they deem necessary. Thus, the Warrior profession, and any level in it, was unavailable for players for almost a full year. This "ban" was lifted in September 2012, as Claudius approached Cour des Miracles with a request that AniWaya regained full sovereignty. Crimson Dreams had since then disbanded, and Claudius was granted his wish. As such, the warrior ranks were reopened, and AniWaya's profession paths were complete again.

Beginner rank

Ayastigi

Five characters
Translation: Warrior

Those given this rank are just that - warriors are the very bottom of the Tribe forces. Ayastigi is a starting title and requires no other title to be held.

Main tasks
- Guarding the borders.
- Crew on small missions, such as escorts.
- Practicing their fighting abilities with their weapon of choice (specialization).
- Escorts any hunting party.
- Aiding any Craftsman with collecting materials for weapon creation/repair.
- Doing other small tasks given them by higher ranking warriors of the tribe.

Skilled ranks

Danua Ihesdi

Three characters
Translation: War Keeper

Members with a higher skill of fighting than the lower Warrior rank. War Keepers, in essence, are the 'authority' within the tribe. To become a War Keeper, one must first hold the title of Warrior.

Main tasks
- Patrolling and maintaining order within the tribe (as far as this is necessary), and seeking the true story behind crimes.
- Holding and guarding captured criminals/war-prisoners.
- Carrying out punishments for crimes committed, within and outside the tribe
- Guarding the sacred relics that are kept in the Town Hall.
- Aiding Animal Carers in the training of War Horses
- Maintaining the condition of the weapons available to the tribe.
- Aiding the Master Warrior in the training of the lower ranked warriors.

Galonv Adagatiya

Unlimited
Translation: Raven Guardian

Members with a higher skill of fighting than the lower Warrior rank. Some may be as skilled as the Master Rank. Warriors who take this rank show absolute dedication to their Chief, and often do not proceed to the Master rank, though they are able if they desire to do so. The Guardians answer only to the Chief, and to whom the Chief may decide that they should answer to. They often guard council members as well as the Chief by request of the Chief. They may accompany the Chief on journeys, execute orders elsewhere, spy or otherwise perform tasks the Chief asks them to do. To become a Guardian, one must first hold the title of Warrior.

Main tasks
- Execute all orders given by the Chief
- Protect the Chief and anyone else they are asked to protect
- Maintain their warrior skills
- Maintain their riding skills

Master rank

Katakanehi

One character
Translation: War Chief

The most trusted and skilled Warrior of the tribe. The War Chief is the sole member in charge of battle tactics when the time of war comes, often planning out intricate offensive and defensive strategies to present to the Kalona. The Master also aids the warriors in executing such plans. Note the Master does not have any authority over the Guardians (but everything else in the War path). (S)he is responsible to aid the Guardians in their training, but cannot command them unless the Chief orders that (s)he can. To become the War Chief, one must first hold the titles of Warrior and War Keeper.

Main tasks
- Organization and training of warriors in times of peace and war
- Aiding Animal Carers in the training of War Horses
- Overseeing that the tribe has enough weapons, and that they are are in good condition
- Delegation of work to the lower ranked warriors of the tribe.

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 black crow.
The crow is the symbol of the warriors not only for the bird's appearance on battlefields, but also for the bird's intelligence. Its mind is strong and can outwit many; a skill needed when using tactics to overcome an enemy. In this sense, the crow represents the brain over brute force, and balances the warrior path. Muscle is not all that is needed, and a true warrior will strive to overcome obstacles using intelligence as their weapon of choice.
Crow was also seen by some Native Americans as the left-handed guardian and keeper of the sacred law.

Its color symbolizes many things:

  • Mystery, power and fear: for their authoritative role in the AniWayan hierarchy
  • Evil, death and anger: for the many unspeakable deeds they must perform at the Chief and the Council's bidding
  • Elegance: for the artistry and dance of the fighting warrior
Relic: The relic of the Katakanehi is an elaborately crafted wooden mask with war paint. It uses two sets of straps to fasten it. The tribal paint around the eye holes enlarges the facial features of the wearer, aiming to intimidate opponents in war. It covers the forehead and eyes, and stretches to curl around the top of the base of the snout, opening up below to enable the jaws to open fully. Its outer rim is ornamented with vividly colored feathers.
Last updated on Sun, 14 Oct 2012 at 07:33 PM by Marit