While most leo-kin belong to dignified prides with their respective houses, the jungle tribe are a race who chose to shun the lives of the nobles whom they deem as weak and domesticated and often derogatorily call house cats. The members of the jungle tribe who have reached the age of maturity undergo a rite in where they enter a trance induced by the local tribe shaman. In their trance, a spirit animal visits the cub and the youngling in turn must hunt down the said beast in the wilds. A hunter either comes back with the beast's hide or not come back at all. Those who succeed in this endeavor are branded with the talon of their prey and welcomed into society as esteemed warriors ready to defend the tribe with their lives.