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My preset's public viewing file is also included in this download
The symbols that cover his body are explained in detail in the description section of my Ac'hati Shaman preset display...the images on display are slightly older than the image above.. they were taken and uploaded some time before I added the final textures to his eyes and tail...however for those who prefer the original look...both the completed and incomplete tail textures are included...but the image displayed here shows Ma'kaiu with all of his markings as an adult at an age 3 1/4 human years
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Preset Display & Marking Description =^.^=
** His Personality Profile for use in Role Playing **
Appearing most often to have a nearly stoic, monk like persona Ma'kaiu actively studies the world around him in a subconscious form of meditative focus that he has developed progressively throughout his life. Having been born practically blind with an effective visual range of roughly 3 feet with anything beyond 10 feet forming into a solidified indiscernible blur.., Makaiu was forced to develop his other basic senses in order to hunt and defend himself if the need arose.. Ma'kaiu lived in this state for the majority of his younger years until a hostile band of tribal head hunters stormed through his village amidst a massive summer monsoon, and brought the centuries old peace loving Ac'hati civilization to a sudden and violent end.. Not long after the destruction of his home Ma'kaiu was wondering blindly through the African scrub-lands when he was discovered by Prince Kovu's long forgotten older brother " Ohlu " who was exiled several years before his brothers birth for his unprovoked killing of human intruders in the Serengeti..... an unforgivable act that has placed a mark of death upon every large feline in the kingdom that remains to this day.. Since his exile.. several other warriors have joined his merciless crusade.. and after learning the gruesome details of Ma'kaiu's assault against the warning tribesman.. they set aside the fact that he was raised by humans.. and soon adopted the young feline into their family of outcast and trained diligently to hone, sharpen, and combine the skills he learned from the Ac'hati hunters and warriors with those now provided by his new segregate family.. Regardless of his inborn disabilities.. these grueling training regiment's would soon transform the once meek, and mild mannered young feline.. into a powerful war hardened adversary not to be taken lightly... by either man.... or beast...
Although In this image here, it appears that he is staring blankly out into the distance, his gaze seemingly fixed to nothing but air... what he is actually doing here.. might surprise you.. He is actually feeling.. smelling and listening... and is aware of far more than most who have perfect eyes can see or even know to be happening.
Sounds strange im sure.. But take time to observe how his eyes fail to react to most environmental actions around him.. and notice that his paws are fixed to the ground.. his toes spread slightly apart as he senses the movement of those around him by their vibrations.. his paws softly kneading the earth below him as he walks, the pads of his feet working like radars relaying where others have been before him, as they glide gracefully across the terrain.. feeling and searching for abnormalities in the soil and grass with every step.. and take time to notice his ears twitching in the direction of even the slightest sounds,. his head tilting and turning in the direction of major interest such as loud voices or sounds of other animals and potential prey.. and how he lightly sniffs the air with every passing breeze..
These movements.. having been repeated so often throughout his existence.. have overtime become so subtle and natural in their appearance that they are easily overlooked, and often go unnoticed by those who are not specifically looking for them.. otherwise unless he came out and told you he was blind.. it would be very very difficult to deduce that anything unusually was happening at all..
Ma'kaiu just sits there, gazing blankly into dead empty space, his body still as a statue and then suddenly his paw shoots upward from the ground.. taking a passing dragon fly by a single wing stopping it in mid flight.. trapping it snugly between his forefinger's without ever moving his head or looking in that direction... with the only other indication that he is aware of its existence being the subtle twitch of his ear toward the insect as he releases it unharmed allowing it to escape.. the rest of his figure remaining still as stone as his paw slowly returns to its highly disciplined seat on the earth below him..