Hiya! So its finally time for a new legend! Enjoy!
The only sound that could be heard was the rustling of the lazy summer wind across the long blades of grass in the savannah. There was an oryx peacefully grazing, not knowing it was surrounded by a group of lions, gazing at it crouched behind the grass.Suddenly a young, strong and healthy female jumped across the air and landed skillfully near the oryx, who, alarmed, try to run away, but the lion took aim, and, with a perfect leap, killed it by biting it acurattely.
The rest of them helped her carry it to their home, next to a few trees, protected by the precious african shadow. There, there was a male who sat there with great majesty, with his mane drifting with the breeze. He congratulated the hunters for getting such a good prey, and all of the pride came to eat it.
That was more or less how every day was in that pride.
So they kept living their lives, year after year. But one cloudy day of October, diasaster struck.
As añways, the lions were hunting. But all the animals that normally were their prey were hiding. The oryxes, the gazelles and the zebras in particular were the first to notice the phantoms.
In a moist, misty spot, some phantoms who had left their land near the mountains around Jamaa were trying to make their territory bigger, as their king had ordered them. The leader of the small group, a red phantom (all phantoms are black, but some shoot blue rays and some red; the red ones are more powerfull) had a piece of paper suspended in front of him. Phantoms don´t have hands, they can only use their legs to help them shoot rays and to help them move to the air, but they have a lot of dark magic, so they levitate things instead of holding them. "So?" one of the blue phantoms asked. "What instructions has he given you?" The paper magically unfolded and the red phantom read out: "Thanks, phantoms, for volunteering to take over this land. it is mabey a bit too hot for us, but as we are reproducing we need space. The phantoms from the other group of conquerers did extreamly well taking over that icy land with the hairy wolves, and I except the same of you. If you do well, you will be rewarded with a piece of land and I will probably ascend you all to a higher charge in our society. So do well. Sighned: King of the Phantoms."
The phantoms, excited and impaicent to be rewarded, flew over the land, a savannah similar to Appondale but much further away from Jamaa than it. The leader started giving instructions. "Okay, so to conquer a land you basically just have to make those animals run away. That will be easy with a little battle and a few spells."
After saying this, he shut his eye and started invocing a storm, the perfect conditions for phantoms because of the confusion that they cause and the great amount of electricity that is in the air. The sky went coal black and lightnings corrupted the sky, while all the animals, panicing, ran away to hide in the seccurity of their dens.
But the lions stood there. The male lions were worried becaue they aren´t very good hunters, but the group of females stood there, looking at the sky. The phantoms started shooting rays, but they were amazed of how easily the lions dodged them, hopping, crouching and rolling over.
One of the blue phantoms, the bravest, or maybe the craziest, dived across the air to fight closely, but one of the lions simply hoped, opened her mouth and with a crunch and a puff of smoke, the phantom was dead.
After seeing how talented these animals were at fighting, the phantoms went away. Then the pride got together for a chat.
"You must leave" a female said to the males. "No offence, but only we are strong enough to defeat those creatures. So, sorry if I sound mean, but you must leave this land and find somewere else to live, for your own seccurity."
So the next day, the sad moment of saying goodbye came. The males went away on their journey, after making sure the females would look after the land.
After many moons, the group of male lions reached Jamaa. They found peck, who was painting a picture of Sarepia forest.
So, after a few talks with Mira and the other alphas, everyone decided that lions could live in Jamaa.
So that explains how lions came to Jamaa, and also why they arent female lions, although I think they might be a few disguiesed as tigers :D.