My entry for
's latest concept contest! (been ages since I got to say that! ^_^ ) This round is an environment round, and the theme is "tribal shacks".
This one was interesting, because I don't do too much in the way of tribal stuff, unless you count postapocalyptic raiders as tribal, and I wanted to try something out on a limb for a change. So naturally when taking the opportunity to branch out, I made a tribe that lives, well...you know.
The people of the Nai'leth tribe are inhabitants of the largest rainforest in the world of Lea'tio, known as the Sea of Leaves. They are, in fact, the only truely permanant residents of the forest counted among the sentient races. This is not surprising, as the Sea of Leaves is well known for its staggering array of lethal predators and equally dangerous herbivores. From the lumbering feet of the Ten-Horned Ghunth, to the swooping talons of the Forest Roc, to the disturbingly efficient coordinated strike of a Singing Rat swarm, there are countless ways for the unwary to meet their end in the Sea of Leaves. The Nai'leth have learned to understand and embrace this land, however, and have become famed as peerless hunters, survivalists, and masters of the healing and biological arts. One of the most interesting aspects of their culture is their practice of constructing their villiages in the canopy of the forest, safely and comfortably suspended far out of the reach of the vast majority of the dangers of the forest- and the promenantly placed roc skull totems serve as ample deterent to the rest.