Cattlekind are a nomadic race who roam the grasslands of their nation, The Prairie. Constant travellers, they have no permanent homes, and instead house their vast herd in wooden, covered wagons that they pull across the nation as they look for fresh grass to graze upon. Cattlekind believe in keeping life clean and simple and have a constant faith that the land will provide for whatever they may need. They are a sturdy breed, hard-working, down-to-earth, and ever grateful for all that Mother Fœnum has provided them. And having seen so much of what The Prairie has to offer - the flowering fields, the rolling plains, the golden sunsets - the cattle have developed a deep love of their country and are intensely patriotic. So much so, they can be a little judgmental of other “extravagant” cultures, not quite understanding why others would not lead lives as simple and happy as theirs. Still, they are known throughout the world as trustworthy, kind folk who only wish that all others could be as content as they.
Illustrations by Omari Smith
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