Marsoke was born as the second son to the King of the EastSkies Pride, and, after his brother's untimely death due to sickness, Marsoke eagerly inherited the throne. His father, while not necessarily cold, took his duties as King seriously, and above all. The only time he ever spent with his son was during his training, and the rest upkeeping the Pride. As result, Marsoke got a taste for mischief, the only way he sought fit to gather his father's attention. It often would work, but Marsoke was rarely satisfied and soon turned into a loathsome and often cruel cub. The King worried, but was assured he would grow out of it. The young Prince never did, and when it came time for his rule after his Father's death, he only got worse. While he did look after the Pride, he interacted with them rarely, leading to not only the lack of a 'close-knit' effect most Pride's have, but also the lack of skills in many things other then hunting, as it was the duty of the King to teach such things. Marsoke spent most of his time relaxing, or otherwise secretly flirting with passing females, despite the fact that he had a Queen. So, naturally, when he met Ordana, a passing loner at the time, he was smitten by the pretty lioness, and flirted with her as he did many others. It is that that eventually led to his downfall.
Ordana had never had a Pride, and was born instead in a small family consisting of herself, her sister, and her mother and Father. The four were nomads, and traveled from territory to territory, often following the herds. It is a humbling, but effective way of life, and the family was quite happy and satisfied. However, in the two's early teens, Ordana's sister, Maisha's back was broken in a hunting accident. Ordana's mother was devastated, and, with a grief stricken heart, lashed out at anyone who tried to get close to her. She blamed her mate for her daughter's death, and over time the family split apart. Ordana went her separate ways rather then go with her mother, determined to make her own way in the world. She kept up her nomadic lifestyle until she met Marsoke. The lion was obviously no good, but Ordana never the less found herself spending time with him. However, when she found herself pregnant with his cubs, he cast her aside, bidding that she not come back. Confused, she had her cubs in solitary, a healthy boy and girl. However, a lone lioness cannot hunt much, let alone one taking care of two cubs. She went back to Marsoke's Pride and demanded they allow her to stay. Eventually Marsoke agreed, but their life was in no way peaceful. No one would accept her, or her cubs, seeing her as the one who had caused their King to be unfaithful, while in reality it was no more then the other way around. However, she tried her best for her cubs, and always did her best to make sure that they were loved, at least, by her.
Kondo, the male cub of Ordana, had life in the EastSkies Pride particularly harsh. As a male, he posed a possible threat to the King, who wouldn't accept him as an heir. However, when he was little, Kondo didn't understand any of this, nor why his father didn't like him. He would often tag along after the King, following him around, and asking many questions. When the King still refused to show any affection to his so called son, Kondo turned to the other lions in the Pride. They too, were just as bad to him, often growling at him if he came too near, or giving him a swat if they were in a foul mood. Even the other cubs, while at first played with him readily, soon became aware he was different, and made games out of chasing and bullying him. He found refuge only in his sister, Nasrin, and mother in particular. As he grew older, he became more and more angered by his Father's actions and prejudice towards him and his family. He and the King would often get into long arguments, but Kondo never came out on top. Ordana always reassured him he should stay, hoping that the King would come around, and fearing for her son's safety in the wild with little training. Kondo stayed because his mother bid him too, and that was it. However, one day his mother did not come home from a patrol, and the next morning the King announced she was dead. Kondo and Nasrin were too stricken with grief over the loss of their mother that they never really questioned the cause of her death. It wasn't until a full year later that, in another argument, the King let slip that it was in fact him who had killed Ordana. Enraged, Kondo attacked the king, but he was young and had never fought before, and the King easily overpowered him and exiled him. Kondo left the Pride alone, bidding Nasrin to stay, as she had been accepted more then him and would do better in a Pride anyway. He sought out to make his own Pride, and, ultimately, take revenge on his father's Pride.
[SPLIT OFF- This is where the story takes a turn in a Private Roleplay. This is not necessarily official, and is only in the case of
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Nasrin, in contrary to her brother's lifestyle, had life much easier in the Pride. While she was in no way treated equal, she was easier accepted being a female, and also bearing less resemblance to her father. Nasrin grew up having a few more friends, but was always there for her brother and mother. When her mother died, she was just as heartbroken as her brother, the two ever only having eacother from then on. She didn't find out of the fight between her brother and father, as well as her Father's treachery until after her brother had been exiled. Fearful of loosing her last remaining family, she ran after him, eventually catching up. However, after a long argument (in which she gave Kondo a characteristic smack more then once) she agreed to return to the Pride, where her brother hoped she would be more accepted in his absence. Reluctantly, she returned to the Pride, pledging she was more loyal to her Pride then her brother. Marsoke allowed her to stay, and her life did in fact become easier. Lions soon stopped treating her differently, without Kondo or Ordana to remind them of why they had hated her in the first place. Nasrin soon became bored, however, and eventually decided to leave the Pride herself. She had heard stories from her mother of the Nomadic life, and decided to give it a try. So, one night, Nasrin ran away, and she's been running ever since.