Oppression on Ferzona
...under pressure...that burns a kingdom down...splits a family in two...
The sapient peoples on Ferzona had been the Forsaken and the Shifters for hundreds of years. The Shifters, with their heightened senses and abilities, subjugated what they saw as the weaker species.
Neera's kind, the normal ones--Forsaken, they'd call her and hers--were prey to the usual orders of beasts and brutes and inhumanity, the two-legged hunting cats, bears, wolves . . . really the whole damned planet if one were being honest. Her kind fought for survival in a stewpot world, slowly cooked until they were devoured or worse: chained.And then the Hunters crashed to the ground, breaking through the sky in a streak of fire. Aid would have been offered, but the Hunters took to the air again, in ships like clouds. They gutted Shifter cities by slaughtering the Forsaken workforces in each, a tactic that meant they had very little to do to take down the Shifters next. Between dominance battles and Shifters' inability to do what was needed to run their kingdoms now that their workforces were gone, the infighting between Shifters helped chip away at previously solid governments, softening the fight for the Hunters and devastating kingdom after kingdom almost overnight.
Tiger's Catch by Cera Daniels
Luridity contains mature content. This article includes the following content warnings: mentions of attempted genocide, subjugation, war. Also a naked tiger-man's torso on a romance book cover, avert your eyes lest ye be scandalized! *clutches pearls*
This article is a WIP created during World Anvil Summer Camp 2023 and may contain incomplete sections. It probably also lacks pictures and proofreading. And it most certainly was written frantically by a caffeine-fueled, sleep-deprived author. No worries--edits are a future me problem!