We are all just SMALL, OUTDATED, WORTHLESS, LITTLE PEOPLE. There is nothing we can do to change that. We have no reason to live, we have no reason to me here. YOU have no reason to be here. And you never will.
In a world where all humans have their own animal form, and wild animals are humans turned feral, the industrial civilizations are on the brink of a new age. Train tracks are being placed all around the land and electricity is upgrading cities left and right. It’s an age where money is cheap and there is more to investment than ever. But not all is prosperous. Marina is still recovering from their war with Neuva and new laws are causing problems amongst the people. This world may not be divided by what you are, but even just a little love is hard to come by.
Neuva cut off trade with Marina about three years ago, and while, at first, it seemed that both nations may prosper from this decision, Marina is now in an economic depression.
Marina is running dry on jobs and several small businesses are disappearing. Many citizens flee to Neuva or cross the Highlands and venture into the unknown territories beyond them in hopes of finding salvation. Many are suffering and dying due to malnutrition and even more are dying of exhaustion from the hard labor that is needed to build railroads, houses, ships, and pull carts of wood and steel for said production.
Neuva on the other hand is booming with work with the discovery of rare jewels and gold in their Hazel Mountains. However, this doesn’t mean that Neuva is prospering. In fact, the discovery of the rare materials in the mountains has caused only the rich to become richer and the poor to become poorer.
Both countries are suffering from their poor judgments and are on the brink of collapse. The railroad business is the best way for anyone to get a decent pay check now a days, but even then, many are forced to work more than two jobs to help their families. The banks are running out in
Marina and the law is cracking down hard on thievery. Thieves are charged by how much and what they stole and some can spend from anywhere between a few months to almost fifty years. Neuva is just as hard on thieves but unlike Marina, who are trying to equalize the field and help the poor by ensuring that everyone has the ability and right to make and grow their own goods and sell them to benefit their communities, Neuva has a specific law against such practice. Without a permit you are not allowed to sell anything of any sort, causing a greater divide between the Upper and Lower classes.
The people have little say in the matter. Neuva is run by a King or Queen who is elected by birth. And while Marina’s King is elected by the people, few can actually read or know who’s running in the election, preventing them from voting, often allowing the richer of the two to win.
The world of Kaysen, everyone is suffering. But, even in the worst of worlds and the harshest of times, just a little love can be found amongst the wreckage. Rowboats
Decide your animal form. You can choose not to use it at all, but it is there. Only using or never using your animal form may help or harm you, seeing how certain jobs only hire certain animals (not cuz their racist, but cuz the labor is hard)
Hard Labor (railroads, transportation, ex.): Large Grazers, Large Carnivores, and other large mammals.
High Officials (business, police, office): Large, Strong, and often scary mammals. Occasionally Birds of prey, humans, and large reptiles.
Fishing: Most water based mammals (dolphins, orcas, ex.), sharks, reptiles, and most mammals.
Modeling (only in Neuva): Vibrant birds and mammals that either are rare (foxes, polar bears), have antlers (bucks, moose), or have pattern (zebras, leopards).
Racing: Large, fast mammals but small mammals (cats, dogs) can race as well
NOTE: Racing winnings are based on what place you came in and how much gamblers bet on your win.
Medicine: Reptiles, most mammals, humans, and some birds.
Farming: Large grazers and working animals (animals that you would find on farms today, you find working the farms of Kaysen)
Hunting: Most carnivores (Large and small, birds of prey, and reptiles)
ROYALTY: Large, majestic mammals (deer, tigers, foxes), birds, and reptiles
Small businesses and Trade can be run by any and all walks of life
Fight Clubs, Thievery, and the making and selling of alcohol outside of breweries and pubs are prohibited in both countries, but are some of the highest paying jobs :3