They favour females and the females are always above the males. More often than not their fur is white or very pale. The manes are black or brown, other colours are rare and only show up when an outsider mixes with them.
They favour females and females are only there to reproduce. Though sometimes females defy the rules and start their own female dominated pride, but after a couple of generations that pride is non exsistant, mostly unless the first leader was a princess, or the niece of the king and queen, then pride becomes stable but after sometime even those prides fade away.
This empire is plit because almost all of the lions showed difference in looks so they found their own lands that suited them.
These are the groups/lands (most of the lands are in finalization):
The Lion Guard:
These were created a couple of generations after the Middle Empire split itself up. When the North and South Empires started to come a little too close, the groups decided to create a barrier, filled with skilled lions and lionesses. They named themselve sthe Lion Guards, and sometimes they even protected the lands of each group of lions, but never for long and only to complete their training. During their training a pawprint is placed on their left shoulder to show their status of a guard in training, when they've completed it, a paw print is placed on their right shoulder. Princes and princesses who don't want the throne and rogues are very common to join the guards so they have other lions to help them out.
The Stormlands are lands where there are storms everyday, ranging from small to deadly. The lions here have grown accustomed to the weather. Now, the lands are whole but there are small groups, 10 adult lionesses and their cubs (about 10 or more), that are female dominated. Males join the prides but are chased off if they show more dominance that the ‘queen’ of the group. Males are chased off anyways when the oldest male cub is a teenager, unless another group of males take over. Killing cubs, or other lions, is against the code of the lands.
It's actually split into North and South but it's the same for both prides. They live in harmony and never quarrel as the leaders grow up as cubhood friends, though sometimes they may not get along.
It is land taken over by swamps. These lions are bigger built to help trek the murky waters. there is only one main pride with many smaller groups acattered across the lands. The main pride asides in the middle of the land, where there i smore flat ground. During the war that I'm going to touch on, the two prides join as one to help build their forces.
You know a lot of the Pridelands already. They come in third for best organization, depsite what you see in the movies. They also come in fifth for strongest lions and lionesses.
it is a fairly new pride, that is surrounded by desert so no prides can reach them properly.
A quick summary of the lands, depsite some of the lands in the Middle Empire are under construction. I'm trying to make them unique and not like lands that others have made, or with very similar summaries.
This story that takes place in the future, about 8 or so generations after Kiara and Kovu. Maybe even longer.
This story takes place 7 or so generations after Kiara and Kovu. It's about a battle between the three Empires, the first one that I'm actually going to go into detail with XD. It will go for about 3 generations, 4 technically but last only 3. It revolves around the cubs, desendents of the kings and queens of the generation that this war started in.
Mahari - Jungle lander. Forgiving. Selfless. Smart. Can rush into things. Can be snarky. Hates war, despite growing up with the constant threat of war reaching his home.
Mahdis - Grows up in the High Valley. She has an inner fire that causes her rebillious nature. Stealth is a majo thing with her. Quiet but isn't a push over. She's the one that wanders into the North Empire, depsite the distance.
Palsea - North Empire Princess. Bold. Insecure. Can be very careful. Somehow becomes best friends with Mahdis. She takes a liking to Mahari when the two meet later.
Xola - South Empire Princess. Shy. Nervous. Careful. Later gains a fire thanks to Palsea and Mahdis. Humble. Great planner. Quiet. Patient. Can lose her temper when pushed too much.
Ulan - South Empire Prince. Cocky. Curious. Pushy. Thinks highly of himself at first but changes when he sees his relationship with Xola dwindling. He isn't the smartest and often says Xola should be heir and not him.
Uwais - South Empire cub. Ulan's best friend. Bit of a show off as he is the oldest 'main' cub. He likes Palsea, but realizes she likes Mahari, but doesn't feel jelaous. He's the one that lies to the king and queen of the South Empire where the three of them are going.
Some spoilers in there, but might change. I can't actually wait to draw them out and actually start the story. I'm so excited