Smonqui (plural: Smonquis) pronounced Smon-key
Tropical Rain forest of the eastern half of the central continent. It's also partially temperate, and there are a few large caves. It's connected to a river, and the coastal waters of the sea.
Early Civilization(Discovered Archery, Bronze, Stone working, etc)
Large, hairy, and colorful. The Smonqui has a body similar to a Human's, but with more hair. They have four toes and five fingers, which are connected to their two legs, and two arms. Their heads are an olive color with a white stripe going across the back. This stripe crosses the three ears the Smonqui possesses. Two ears are on each side of the head, and one is on the far back. Smonqui hair is dark brown for boys and creme for girls. Plus the two eyes are blue for males, and green for girls. Males have much more hair than females, and are known to grow long beards at old age. Also, the Smonquis have shiny silver stomachs. The mouth of a Smonqui is very complex. They have large jaws and teeth for eating. Smonquis are Omnivores, so they have a mixture of teeth spread throughout their massive jaw. A giant cyan tongue can extend all throughout the mouth of the Smonqui. Right above the mouth is a tiny nose. It's just a tiny stub with one small nostril, but it can detect many widespread scents. Overall, the Smonqui is about six feet tall, and weighs around 150 pounds. It has thick bones, and large muscles too. They are quite unique and mysterious.(Normally I post spore pics, but spore is completely destroyed on my computer at the moment.)
Large and strong, but possess many health issues. They can climb well, run at a decent speed, hunt strategically, and swim for a short time. Also they are very vocal, compassionate for their kind, defensive when strangers approach their territory, and cultural. Smonquis have a great sense of smell, average eye sight, and very accurate hearing. A small amount of Smonqui have even started exploring nearby lands for strong materials to improve their weaponry. This is because Smonqui have always loved crafting different kinds of rocks and such.
The Smonqui culture is quite vibrant. The people in the two cities have designed numerous styles of architecture and jewelry. Buildings tend to have curvy lines near the doorways, and swirly gray points on the top of houses. Jewelry is made from colorful rocks, gems, and sometimes metals found nearby the cities. The Smonqui capital is called Aukzahqui, and the secondary city is named Qiavchitqui. Although there are only two cities, many towns and villages surround the cities and stretch upstream. Aukzahqui is located in a tropical rain forest along the northern side of the river. Also Qiavchitqui is along the coast. As said above, many small villages are spread out up the river, which brings exotic kinds of resources into the Smonqui trade network. This important river was named Nabazaqui by the Smonqui people a while ago. The Smonqui believe they must name all settlements after their god. Qui. This god is supposedly their god of everything except life. The god of life is Yekatenke. These two gods share power and are in a forever lasting friendship. Smonqui cuisine is all based on surrounding farms, fishing, and hunting. They eat numerous kinds of meats, tropical fruits, and seafood. When it comes to warfare, the Smonquis will aggressively defend their home cities and towns. However, they prefer peace to war generally. Smonquis respect the environment as much as they can, while taking what they need to survive. Plus, the Hunters praise animals after they are hunted. The Smonquis are a monarchy. Their king, Zyenvaii is very strict. He lives in the great Aukzahqui Palace. Kings must pass down power to a female relative when they die, and viseversa for female rulers. King Zyenvaii is looking into enslaving foreigners to build a ginormous temple in the nearby mountains, which would honor himself. Although many people dislikethis idea, he is building up forces to invade nearby tribes. He believes this will advance the Smonqui culture greatly. Although the Smonquis have great potential to expand into a thriving empire, they prefer to take it slow, and spread their species the way they have been since their cities were first constructed. This is why there are only two cities, and small villages so far.
King Zyenvaii is 35 years old, which is about the same age as a 35 year old human. Women have no rights except for those in the Royal Family.
I'll be RPing as a small group of citizens, who are each skilled in a different area. One is a 17 year old boy, who is very skilled with spear fighting and hunting. The second one is an 18 year old girl, who is an excellent archer. The third person is a 21 year old boy, who is really good at operating boats, and using axes in a variety of professions. The fourth person is a 15 year old girl, who is a skilled healer. Lastly, there is a 68 year old man. He is very wise, and was trained his whole life in the art of taming animals. He has many different animal companions, which have helped him often in his daily life. Dart blowing through tubes is another skill this man uses every once in a while. He prefers not to hurt others with his darts, but he knows a lot about the different kinds of darts available, and how to customize them using poisons, parasites, and such.
I may add more to this.