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{Makani} Frequently Asked Questions

Discussion in 'Makani' started by Niah, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Niah

    Niah The Awkward Staff Member Moderator

    Ask and ye shall receive!

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    Bring on the heat. Relatively speaking, since like you say, birds have little problem with capsacin. They're going to win all the hot pepper challenges.

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  2. Michcat

    Michcat i'm the wench if you're the cake ;) Retired Council Member

    Birds are more or less immune to capsaicin - they don't taste it as hot (Capsaicin has no negative effects their taste receptors). How do the Makani function when presented with spicy spicy things?
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  3. Niah

    Niah The Awkward Staff Member Moderator


    "Can I make a chicken makani? Do they eat chicken?"

    Someone asked Warwolf and Warwolf asked me. So-

    Makani are avian, but they are not a bird. It's like saying can I make my human be chimpanzee or ape based. It's really just a matter of feather colors. I get that asking to make a chicken is probably something cheeky, but there are hundreds of chicken breeds and some have Po colors and some have YaVei colors. Using bird refs is a good way to show colors, but using a chicken reference doesn't mean you've made a talking chicken. It just means you have a makani with a certain set of colors. You could say you're making a penguin makani, but you've really just made a black feathered Po with a white stomach.

    As well, yes they can eat chicken. Their small island and their people are no stranger to famine and starvation. They will eat what they need to survive, provided it won't kill them. :)

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    "How would a makani react to a gryphon in Groundling captivity?"

    The gryphons are seen as guardians that kept the groundlings at bay, but also temperamental creatures that had no qualms with attacking makani as well. They are dangerous brethern, especially since the concept beyond A'keiyah is that they were the ones not ripped apart by gryphons at birth. The gryphons are a necessary danger that the YaVei proctected their people from when the beasts were temperamental, but also fed and managed to try and keep happy.

    A makani would react in a way that is specific to that character, I'd imagine. Some makani are probably afraid of the gryphon if they are not Yavei. Some makani probably see it as an insult to their brethren to cage it. It would just depend on their opinion on the creatures.

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    "Do they know what beds are?"

    Yes. Their 'roosts' are literally just communal houses. Several large, soft pallets made of various materials. They'll sleep on their side or stomachs.

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    Keep the questions coming as you have them. :) It's hard to answer FAQ's if folks don't ask them.
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  4. Baron

    Baron Skeletorama Retired Staff

    Character Name:
    Vorar-Elem Polvur (Baron)
    In-game Town/City:
    Vera Vigi
    House:
    Polvur
    How does a Makani sleep on its side with them big wings? Seems like they'd be more apt to sleep in a forward reclined sitting position so their wings could drape down, or in a backward reclined one so they could rest against the wings.
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  5. Niah

    Niah The Awkward Staff Member Moderator

    See these three lpictures for wing mobility refs. (I know I said I did not want to make angels, but when planning for wing physiology, sometimes you have to use angel refs... *swet*)

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  6. Niah

    Niah The Awkward Staff Member Moderator

    "Can they cry?"


    They have the very large stationary eyes, with a third eyelid that blinks across. The human concept of crying, with emotional tears, isn't something they can do. Their tear ducts are mostly used for keeping their eyes moist with the eyelid blinks across. They can however vocally cry out, and feel the same emotions. It's one of the challenges of a race with extremely limited facial capabilities.
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  7. Legendary Fiction

    Legendary Fiction Loyal Servant of Altera

    Character Name:
    Truce Soresta
    In-game Town/City:
    Emyn Arnen
    When is the Bright Moon? Is it considered the full moon, or is it similar to when the moon is closest to the world, and therefore larger? How will the Bright Moon be timed in a world that has weird timelines/wibbly wobbly?
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  8. Niah

    Niah The Awkward Staff Member Moderator

    Bright Moon is the full moon. Though, it's not a very bright moon sort of time since it's now a purple moon every day.
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  9. Narvendel

    Narvendel Lord of Altera

    Character Name:
    Desmond Ward
    Alt Name:
    Tei
    Race:
    Human
    Do Makani react in the same way as their more avian cousins to theobromine, the toxic part of chocolate? That is to say, do Makani also have a low tolerance due to a lack of adaptation in digesting it well?
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  10. Niah

    Niah The Awkward Staff Member Moderator

    They react badly to the vegetables listed on the lore. Everything else is fine.
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