I haven’t done any real work on the website lately, but have been working on the sculptures, paintings, drawings and writing work!
So this month I am giving you a little preview of the sculpture work again, and a snippet from The Jinimaru Chronicles: Alpha (also known as the Jinimaru Guide).
That’s the sculpture preview, now it’s time for a snippet from a book!
Spain, South-West America and Mexico: Zu’maru
The Zu’maru (roughly translated to ‘despised cat’) is one of 3 Jinimaru breeds with obscure behaviour and body features; the tail-tip and mane of the Zu’maru is comprised of three colours, and is one of the shiniest furs in any breed, that when light reflects from this fur it appears as if the Zu’maru mane and tail is on fire. Zu’maru also behaves more dog-like and can be heard ‘barking’, though genealogical testing has ruled out any chance of the Zu’maru being in the same boat as Ta’nuhk and can safely be called Felines.
Individuals within this breed are only seen in red, brown or orange, with spots in a slightly different shade to the base fur colour. The mane and tail-tip of all Zu’maru is a blend of gold, orange and red though some individuals may be born with full-brown manes and tails. Zu’maru also exhibit genetic abnormalities more than any other breed, such as albinism (total whiteness of fur and mane, with red eyes) and heterochromia (one eye colour that is different to the other eye).
Whilst many cultures find Jinimaru a nuisance the Zu’maru is seen as one of the most hated breed of the species due to its behaviour around Humans and their settlements. Maru of all types have been known to kill livestock for food should Humans build too close to their territory, however the Zu’maru is known to simply kill domestic animals for sport instead of satisfying its hunger, and are infamously known for attacking Humans on sight.
Fact: N’iota from the Compilation book is a Zu’maru.
~ Thomas Edwards