Children of Zumbi
The Children of Zumbi is an activist organization founded by Octavia Calixte Taio of the Buffalo Clan.
Background and HistoryThe Children of Zumbi was founded in 994 AL when Octavia was seventeen years old. The Buffalo Clan is one of the smallest Totem names in Sikel City and Octavia's family lived in one of the poorest neighborhoods. At sixteen, her mother--along with two other community members--were killed in a blast of Brane as a result of illegal use by a prominent member of the Rooster Clan. The man behind the attack was not immediately apprehended by the Phasmatum Peacekeepers. Octavia spent months advocating for his arrest and trial. When the Peacekeepers finally relented, the man was judged without guilt. Although Octavia had always known about the stratification between the clans and the disparities between neighborhoods, this was the first time she understood the true dark underbelly of Sikel City. Inspired by the stories of old that her mother had told her about the world before, Octavia formed the Children of Zumbi as a way to fight back against oppressors in Sikel City. In particular, the Rooster Clan, the Peacekeepers, and all who were complicit in the disparate justice. The original members were some classmates; however, Octavia began giving impassioned speeches in public spaces. Her oratory skills, along with the truth of her words, resonated with the lower class and the organization's numbers expanded rapidly. Although the Children of Zumbi originally operated in public, they were forced to go underground after Peacekeepers branded them as a radical terrorist organization.
- Equal Representation of all Totem Name Clans
- Blind mercy and justice without regard to Totem Name
- Disbandment of the Paramount Chief
- Removal of the Peacekeepers from Sikel City and surrounding Ginen Region
- Equal distribution of illegally-acquired wealth from the Rooster Clan to all forgotten communities