Lanai

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Home Planet: Ahch-to

Designation: Sentient

Classification: Avian

Size & Shape: No more than 1 meter in height. Round and stocky upper body with distinctively skinny legs.

Appearance: Large, round head with bulbous nasal region above a long, wide mouth. Forward-facing eyes. Four appendages; two upper appendages with three digits (one thumb like digit, and two large, pointed fingers); two lower appendages, skinny and scaly with three forward-facing digits and one backwards-facing digit (traditional avian-shaped foot). Body with counter-shading, dark blue on top and white below. Skin smooth with frequent wrinkles.

Clothing: Females wear plain white habits, woven from plant fibers, often with an apron and simple necklace. Males wear similarly simple outfits, but often with more color (dyes added to the plant fibers?), including blue frocks, vests made of shells, leather belts, and a variety of styles of hat.

Habitat: Well adapted to island life, found throughout. Females live primarily on the island while males live on boats on the water, returning to the island occasionally to share their haul and participate in ritual celebrations.

Diet: Consists almost entirely of fish, collected by the male hunters while at sea. Females prepare and preserve the fish once it has been returned to the island. Infrequent observations of female lanais hunting crustaceans on the beach or collecting variable plant matter to crush for seasoning and spices.

Reproduction: No data at this time.

Behavior and Culture: A sociable but hard-working species. The females spend their day spread around the island and completing various “caretaking” tasks, including preparing meals, washing linens, cleaning the huts, and maintaining the trails. The males live at sea, hunting for fish. Further observation of male behavior while at sea is required.

Language: A combination of vocalizations and gestures. Vocalizations are quick and chattery.

Other Observations:

  • There seems to be a great reverence for music in the lanais culture. The lanais played much music together, which including many intricate dances, during the festival celebration I observed. I have seen a great many instruments, including bagpipes made of fish organs, a horn made of wood, a drum made from a gourd, and a large stringed instrument held together by the spine of an unknown ocean creature (needs more research).
  • The Lanais appear to have a strong spiritual culture. I have many theories about some of the ancient structures on this island and how they may have been used by societies long gone, but these are too outrageous and require far more wild speculation than I am comfortable recording in this otherwise factual observation log.

 


(Vyrdaw’s posts are translated by Danny, with sketches by Zan Morris).