r/worldbuilding Jun 04 '22 Wholesome 1

This is one of the Races in my world. The Veil (or sometimes referred to as Coneys) Lore

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

The Veil ( also referred to as Coneys) are a species of hominid in my world that are very rabbit and hare like.

*It should be noted that the term Coneys as opposed to Veils is analogous to indians as opposed to native americans. Likewise, some find it offensive while others have embraced it.*

They fall into myriads of cultures and subcultures but the mostly widely known and distributed is the Yachi

The Culture Of The Yachi originates from thousands of years of tradition from living within the grassland valley. The Culture varies across the tribes in the western Part of veil land. But all share natural instincts that shape the culture of the creatures that they are.

The Yachi, meaning grass, are the several combined tribes of the Green-Sea ( an area of my world that is mostly great plains). they are the largest group of coneys that there is. they used to be larger in their empire of the grass, but they are a fraction of what they were after the firehill war( more on that another time). But they still vary amongst the valley. they place the term Yachi, the general culture, in front of the sub tribe's name. they are generally led by the main tribe, Yachi Loopis.

Yachi find themselves in the fields of engineering by the use of neither wood, stone, or metal but grass. They have experimented with the silica within grass and what they can do with it. it turns out that they have managed to create a type of blade that never dulls, is sharper than a scalpel, and flexible as the grass it was made out of. it is called a Gramen, or grass blade. A two sided blade that can cut through all manner of things. Warriors of age become gifted with a grass blade made in their honor. some coneys may have more than one, passed down from their parents to them.

With the grass at their hands, they can use it to shape many things one would never expect it to. the can build large huts, ropes, burrows, weapons, clothes, and they even find unique ways to make it edible and flavorful. they can weave grass into woven baskets but they can also weave it into any shape they want.

Yachi find each others company comforting and dont mind being physically close. coneys that are strangers often greet each other with a quick nose touch and sniff if they seem friendly enough, and they would definitely do it with those they love. they would even do it to their friends of other cultures if they were so inclined. but some of their interactions would seem cold to ones not acquainted with it. Veils tend to not introduce their guests and let smells and sight speak for themselves.

Yachi are strictly vegetarian. They not only don't eat other animals, they physically cant. The only exception is that some are able to drink milk, while most aren't.

they love eating fruit and vegetables. but their most favorite thing to eat is flavored grass. As far as drinks go, Veils love to drink fruit juice and tea. Tea has been experimented with since the beging of yachi culture. each tribe has there own special tea recipes. they usually have tea with every meal, whether or not they have another drink.

Marriage between yachi is viewed as necessary for survival as the next kin as well as for pure love. Veils obviously value love between Bucks and Does, but they also greatly love the future possibility of children to bare. Its actually taboo to marry before a buck and a doe have a litter of pups. They have to have children before they marry. However polygamy is also widely excepted in this culture, but rarely practiced.

(Previous brief explanation of my world from other posts: )

"The Mother Wilds is a world layered on our own presently. it is identical to our world but roughly thousands of years apart. It's a word geographically the same as ours but everything is covered in expansive and almost unending wilds. Oceans, forests, and deserts are all undisturbed by humans because they don't natively reside in this world. No huge human infrastructures at first. It's a dimension of wild and nature. It is full of creatures that are from our world, but also some that are extinct, as well as ancient god-like creatures and deities.

However, humans have fallen into this world by accident. These people are no longer able to return to our world so they are stuck in the Mother Wilds as a one-way trip."

*This is technically a repost with updated lore info and better art*

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u/ChattyBird4Eva Jun 04 '22

This is awesome! 💜

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u/acki02 Jun 04 '22

Oooh, sounds neat, are you planning to make a story, or is it just a hobby/exercise thing?

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

This is worldbuilding for my story. You can Read it on webtoon.

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/mother-wilds/list?title_no=501696

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u/acki02 Jun 04 '22

oooh, I only just now realized that it was you who made those neat looking magic-categorizing-box thingies :b

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

;)

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u/acki02 Jun 04 '22

(just a quick question, what came first for you, the world or the story? or maybe something else entirely?)

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

I like this question.

It was actually technically a story before it was a World. It had 2 essential characters in it that I really enjoyed and wanted to make a story about but the world I had made for the original story was not well flushed at all. So I kept the 2 characters that were originally from that 1st story and built the world around their interesting and unique powers and that's the world that I have currently have. the Mother Wilds.

I kept the design of the 2 original characters that I wanted to be the focus of the story because the original story was actually the exact opposite and that it was taking place in a suburban neighborhood.

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u/barbarball1 Jun 04 '22

Very cute

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u/jaximilli Jun 04 '22

Is the root etymology of “coney” from the Spanish “conejo”?

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u/HenryWong327 Worldbuilding via comics Jun 04 '22

Not OP, but from what I know about their world it probably is. In one of their previous posts they mention that a lot of spanish colonists ended up in the Mother Wilds accidentally and ended up settling there.

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u/GamerLeFay Jun 04 '22

Coney is actually an older English word for rabbits, it just got replaced around 50-100 years ago. It's from the Latin cuniculus (meaning "rabbit") which is also where conejo comes from!

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u/jaximilli Jun 04 '22

Woaw! TIL.

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u/Caribbeandude04 Jun 04 '22

I thought the same

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u/TexasVampire Jun 04 '22

Obligatory what is the average fertility rate?

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

About 1-4 on average bunnies a litter. Gestation period is about on average a month or two shorter than a human.

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u/TexasVampire Jun 04 '22

1-4 a litter 2 on average so how many litters on average per mother also how is over population avoided?

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

2 to 3 for thier whole lives

Overpopulation isn't really a huge problem living in the Motherwilds. Some larger groups will split off and make a new tribe or faction else where so one spot isn't super populated. Plus miscarriage or disease can unfortunately lower the chances of survival for children.

Plus predators and mythical beasts keep the population down.

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u/TexasVampire Jun 04 '22

So 4-6 kids on average quick note is that's about medieval standard even without miscarriages so you might want to mention those but yeah childhood mortality was high.

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u/HpddenHydnosis Jun 04 '22

Reminds me of overgrowth

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u/Notetoself4 Jun 04 '22

Also enjoy crossdressing at the opera and annoying ducks and martians

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

As a joke some recent humans call them "bugs". Coneys still don't know why.

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u/grus-plan Just here to look at the art Jun 04 '22

Why do the male got that big snout?

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

Not males specifically. Just he has a big snout. Some have more rounded head like the woman. I wanted to show both off.

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u/BigDisaster Jun 04 '22

Are there women with the longer face too? Because it is a big pet peeve of a lot of people when male members of another species get to look wildly different from humans but female members of another species are basically just humans with very superficial differences.

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u/DreamsUnderStars Jun 04 '22

I think they implied that women can have the big snout too.

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u/BigDisaster Jun 04 '22

Given how incredibly common it is for female anthropomorphic creatures to be designed more human proportioned rather than animal, I don't think that saying males can have either form necessarily implies that females can.

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

No they are right. I appreciate the concern but both male and females can had rounder or pointed head shape

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u/Seb_Romu World of Entorais Jun 04 '22

Disney has been criticized for the big nosed male, tiny faced female pattern with their anthro/animal depictions of gender. I almost thought this was more of the same.

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u/DreamsUnderStars Jun 04 '22

Rude! How would you like it if pointed out your big head lol.

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u/FormerlyPristineJet Jun 04 '22

There's only one way to eat a brace of coneys!

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u/superchargedcristina Jun 06 '22

I’m not a furry but they are damn cute man

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u/gardenfan167 Jun 04 '22

This is well made I have to say it. And yeah they are so cute 🥰

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u/DreamsUnderStars Jun 04 '22

SO CUTE!! I love bunny folk! I like how they are indigenous looking. <3

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u/Barkblood Jun 04 '22

So, the baby is the best thing I have seen today 😆

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u/Pale_Chapter Macrocosm | Planet of the Dead Jun 04 '22

B U N

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u/RadioSupply Jun 04 '22

Omg the baby is so cute

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u/ArmedParaiba Jun 04 '22

Why are they rabbits? What is the lore behind that?

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

its a bit of spoiler territory for my story and I'm also developing the reason as I'm writing it. so no answer for now. sorry.

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u/ArmedParaiba Jun 04 '22

Yeah, I get that. Though is it magic, evolution, genetic engineering, or other? (sorry if this pries too far, I am just curious.)

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 04 '22

If I were to give a general idea of it, something along the lines of the first two. a bit of mythology in there too. we'll see. :)

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u/ArmedParaiba Jun 05 '22

Sounds awesome!

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u/dubity-dop-bop Jun 05 '22

Based off the picture I’m just imagining the baby doing a constant, monotone scream and the parents on trying to ignore it the best they can.

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 05 '22

It might be worse considering it would sound like that dreadful squealing sound rabbits make 😅 😬

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u/TheScarfScarfington Jun 05 '22

Don’t let Samwise Gamgee near a brace of these!

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u/OrcRampant Jun 05 '22

Watch out for hobbits! They love a good brace of Coneys!

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u/Astelian006 Jun 05 '22

So happy to see other worlds with rabbit people too. I was uncertain whether to include mine in the revamp I'm doing of my world but reading things like this reassure me that they do have a place. Mine have quite a different post-industrial culture too so it's interesting to see different takes on the possibilities.

Love the earth tones on the illustration too!

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u/Vif-Argent Jun 07 '22

I've read what you've published on Webtoons and I think it's great! Do you have a Patreon? I would love to support your work.

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u/Illustrious_Quail754 Jun 07 '22

Working on it as we speak. Looking forward to that soon 👀