Hi everyone! I am celebrating my status as a new member by trying out writing a story. I have been reading the Amazon stories of @Marialein
that have inspired me to try this challenge, as I love the different rules of this one.
Thanks to @lovejess2
for creating the Sims 4 version of the challenge, adapted from a Sims 3 version. For details, click here: The Amazon Challenge
For a quick description of the challenge, this is a legacy challenge set in a world where women rule and men are slaves. There are strict guidelines about the relations between men and women and the place of sons in a society where all men are slaves, including those born to the rulers.
To start off, I would like to introduce you to my tribe members and their backstories:
Creator - Alina Dahae
Alina is a younger daughter of the creator of Tribe Colaxis and was not destined to be a creator. As she grew, it was clear to all that she would be a strong creator. She had many accomplishments in raids and contests, while her older sister was weak of body (although strong in spirit). Many encouraged her to fight for the leadership of Tribe Colaxis, but Alina knew that her sister would not do well anywhere but her home tribe, and that she would be a wise and just creator of a strong and established tribe, with loyal Amazons and slaves around her.
When new lands were acquired by treaty, Alina petitioned the Queen to start a new tribe there as creator. Her petition was granted and she is ready to begin building her tribe, named Dahae after the name of her new lands.
Gatherer - Aleah Dahae
Aleah is the daughter of the Scholar of Tribe Colaxis. She grew up with Alina and they have been close friends since girlhood. She did not want to be a Scholar like her mother, and there was not room for another gatherer in Colaxis, so Aleah has come with Alina to be the Gatherer of Tribe Dahae. Alina is grateful to have a close friend with her, as all of the other tribe members are new to her.
Scholar - Ani Dahae
Ani was not born an Amazon. She was born into Clan Zamora, the clan of nomadic herders that once populated the Dahae lands. Their tribe was dying out and so, a treaty was struck that traded the fertile lands of Dahae for wandering and grazing rights on barren lands that the Amazons did not use, as well as protection from hostile raiders and certain other agreements (which will come clear through the story). As part of this treaty, Ani has stayed in Dahae to be scholar for this new tribe. She has studied the Amazon ways and will continue to study them and help provide diplomacy between the nomad clans and the Amazon Tribes.
Shaman - Shanna Dahae
Shanna was born with the markings of a child sacred to the Moon Goddess - fair skin, pale hair and gray eyes. As such, she was raised by the Hermit deep within the mountains, learning the ways of herbalism, healing, interpreting visions and communing with the Goddess. She received a vision from the Goddess that connected her to this new tribe, and has come to serve as their shaman. She has not not been a part of society since she was too young to remember, so returning to normal life may be an adjustment for her.
Master Slave - Ahmad Slave
Ahmad is a gift of Alina's mother, in thanks for her decision not to fight her sister for control of the tribe and in pride for her accomplishments and strength. He is the best of slaves, strong of body and loyal of spirit. His breeding has resulted in the best of traits for a slave and he is ready to serve his new Creator and her tribe to the best of his abilities.
Breeding Slave - Zayden Slave
Zayden is a gift of Alina's sister, in thanks for Alina's great gift to her of not disputing her right to rule Tribe Colaxis and as a measure of her love for her sister. Zayden is the perfect breeder, with excellent health and strong body, a handsome face and a gentle and loving spirit. He was chosen for all of these qualities and for his violet eyes, which set him apart from other slaves and marks him as courageous in spirit among Amazon lore. Alina hopes to breed this into her line, although she only gets one chance!
Now you've met the Amazons, stay tuned as Alina will greet her tribemates and explain the rules of her tribe, and everyone settles into their new roles.