Headcanons/Facts/Need to knows about Goha and Dar-Mar

Goha’s gangster name is Black Sythe, but he no longer goes by it (outside of gang meetings/fights) because he’s “retired.”

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Goha is a huge racist, and is also slightly homophobic. This won’t stop him from making cock-sucking and gay jokes/comments, however. He especially enjoys comments related to the fact that he’s “hung like a horse,” because he finds the pun/irony incredibly funny.

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Goha is a black Arabian stallion, and his wife is a palomino Tennessee Walking Horse.

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Goha’s body modifications are based off of the Jesus Lizard (Basilisk), and have changed over the years. He used to look almost lizard-like from ages 25-40, however over time he’s gotten rid of his mods slowly until he looks like he does now.

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Body modifications in animals are directly linked to the ECC. They cannot, and will not be used when the animal is in quadruped (“natural”) form. However, when in bipedal (“anthro”) form, any body modification (so long as they can afford it) is provided. Yes, this means there are animals out there who look close to, but not exactly like, humans.

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To keep anthro animals from breeding, the humans who engineered ECCs for intelligent animals decided to program a permanent body modification into it. This mod keeps any animal, while in anthro form, from having a physical sex. No sheathes/penises, no vulvas, as well as no breasts. Telling sex apart isn’t difficult for animals, since they can scent each other, however it’s degrading and humiliating when dealing with humans and it strips them of a part of their identity.

Females may get breast implants to show they’re women, however any males who identify as women are not allowed to simply because humans won’t let them.

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In Dar-Mar (the continent), intelligent animals are prominent and populate most of the area. In the 1980s, Marinia was discovered, and earth made a small base in Dar-Mar for discovery purposes. However, once the information of a new young planet was released, ONU (One Nation United; modified UN) was quick to force their way into the continent and populate it.

While the debate of intelligent life is still in effect, humans have taken over Dar-Mar by force for themselves to try and find a way to populate the new planet since earth is dying. Marinians aren’t as violent as earthlings, so there was no struggle when the humans started flowing in. In fact, intelligent animals and humans partnered together to help engineer some of earth’s technology for the animals. Trade was prominent, as was growth and learning.

However, earth humans inevitably took advantage of the animal’s naivety and began building cities, destroying the surrounding wildlife and habitats. When the animals tried to talk to them, they oppressed them and tried to “tame them” for slave labor. The animals wouldn’t have this, and there was a war established between humans and intelligent animals. Humans overpowered the animals and colonized almost all of Dar-Mar, forcing animals to either integrade into human society (become bipedal and work for humans; “domesticate” in other words) or die.

This war still goes on today, silently in the underground, ghettos, and slums, but domesticated animals now run more rampant than wild ones. Almost all the animal populous has an ECC and works for human kind somehow, and those who can’t find jobs are sloughed off into the worst pits of society.

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There is a caste system in Dar-Mar due to the war. It is segregated depending on your species, and goes as follows (in general):

  1. Humans
  2. Canids (canines), Apes (also includes monkeys), Birds
  3. Crocodilia, Rabbits, Rodents (minus rats)
  4. Felines, Marine Animals
  5. Most other aquatic animals, Amphibians, Fish
  6. Reptiles (except snakes), Foxes
  7. Eels, Sheep, Bovines,
  8. Most hoofed animals (Except bovines)
  9. Working-class animals (exclude any in previous listed castes)
  10. Marinian animals that don’t fall under previously listed castes
  11. Rats, Snakes, Dragons
  12. Arachnids, Insects, Dinosaurs

In general, if you don’t know what species someone is, assume they are a rank higher than you. If it turns out they are lower than you, it is socially acceptable to remind them of their place (in various ways) and dominate them (“if that’s what your species does”). Cruelty to lower castes is constantly overlooked by police, and complaints from low-class citizens are often time ignored unless they plead to an officer’s morals (since most police men are human). 

Jobs are also segregated by species, and if you’re not deemed worthy of being in a job, you either work almost to death to get into it, or you go on to find a more caste appropriate job.

Gangs are often made of a certain few levels of castes. Goha’s gang consists of mostly hoofers (hoofed animals), with some dejected others from various other castes (he has felines, canines, snakes, insects, Marinians, humans, and various others in his gang as well). There are species-specific gangs, such as one of the higher-ups which is an all canine gang, and there are human gangs as well (although humans are often treated very poorly by all animals due to their oppression). Due to a severe height in poverty, gangs are extremely popular and almost run without opposition, however humans have somehow kept gangsters from taking over and still rule over the animal population with an iron fist.

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Goha runs the largest gang on Marinia (over six thousand members; most are unregistered. Not counting those who consider themselves in the gang who aren’t, and those who are supporters). The second largest gang is run by a popular/famous canine Doberman, who is a businessman and is very trusted by humans.

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Animals can somewhat understand each other in their native languages (in english, it’s called Ancient; as in, “he’s speaking Ancient.”), however it’s mostly based off of body language and unspoken signals. Animal languages are just like ours, even inside specific species (like birds, canids, or cats), meaning one animal cannot understand all (if any) other animals outside his own species. In example, Goha can understand horses, however he can’t understand cats if they’re speaking in Ancient.