Lore of Lugaru
This page is for all ideas or stories regarding the lore of Lugaru Island and surrounding islands (i.e The Wolves island before they invaded Lugaru). Feel free to add stories, myths, legends and any ideas.
All the stories on this page are Fanmade, and are not necessarily canon.
The stories of each race will mainly provide small snippets of backstory from around the time of the events in Lugaru. Most will not involve Turner or other main characters but will instead focus on the inhabitants of Lugaru and it's surrounding islands.
The Story of Jounquil Terbouchet
(This first story is just to give an idea of what a story should be like, it's not supposed to be anything special)
Not so many moons ago, on an island to the south of Lugaru, there lived a young rabbit called Jounquil Terbouchet. Jounquil was a simple rabbit, a farmer with a modest cottage and crops. Jounquil sold his crops to other rabbits, and sometimes dogs, at the local market. He made a decent living and was well known and respected all over his island.
One day, while tending his crops Jounquil was approached by a young rabbit who had been watching him for some time. Jounquil straightened up, using his hoe for support. The young rabbit introduced himself as Javern, a representative of King Hickkory of Lugaru. He asked Jounquil how long he had been running his farm, Jounquil told him that it was the family farm, passed down to him from his father, and his father before him. Javern asked him how much money he made when he sold his produce. Although Jounquil thought this young rabbit was acting a bit strange, he told him that he made enough. Javern repeated his question, this time asking for the exact amount. Finding the young rabbit extremely rude, Jounquil raised his hoe to Javern, telling the rabbit to state his true purpose. Javern stepped back, warning Jounquil that he wa making a mistake. With this, Jounquil lost his temper, striking out at Javern.
Javern, sensing that Jounquil was not the country simpleton he appeared to be, backed off. He gave Jounquil one more warning, before leaving his farm.
Jounquil ended up traveling to Lugaru and becoming a raider. He never encountered Turner but he joined the Guards at Rock Hall after Fiver took control. He served Fiver well, fighting in several battles with the wolves. He retired from Guardship at the age of 57, settling down in a small settlement near a dead volcano
Myths will be ancient stories that revolve around a particular person or event, but not necessarily real ones. Myths will be the most common form of story, and be the most freely written. You can write about whatever you want, but nothing too rude, and nothing offensive.
The Myth of the Whale-Man
If you ask any regular sailor if they believed in the Whale-man, they'd obviously reply "No", laugh nervously, and go about their business. That is because any sailor that does completely believe in the Whale-man, is not a sailor anymore due to their intense fear of the ocean, and has moved far inland due to their Thalassophobia. The rumors and theories regarding the Whale-man's intentions and origin vary greatly depending on which paranoid pedestrian you parley with over a pint, but one common theme amongst every speculation is that he is brutal, unforgiving, and craves destruction for one reason, or another.
Some believe the Whale-man is a religious figure, once worshiped by a cult as the god of the sea, but after some mysterious incident, the cult disappeared. The Whale-man now seeks revenge for the loss of his subjects and demands tribute from all lowly mortals for their crimes against him. He assaults ships for the fear and respect he deserves, and lives off of the agony of the infidels.
Others believe that the Whale-man was born under a group of whales, but had the hideous deformation of arms and legs, and that he was cast away due to his grotesque appearance. The then Whale-boy never knew right from wrong, and out of its probably teenage whale-angst began to attack both whales and denizens of Lugaru alike. Anything that was large and floated in the water reminded him of his kind that had betrayed him over his appearance, and in strife, would lash out against it with his blubbery flubbery whale arms, trying to break it in two and eat the remains.
An interesting possibility is that the Whale-man is the next step in, what many feline biologists call: Whale-volution. The whale species would benefit greatly from the addition of limbs, and perhaps if the Whale-man has offspring, he could easily conquer Lugaru. Although this is a very wild conclusion to reach, it has struck fear into the hearts of many people, and there have been cases of hunting parties hired by cats for ludicrous sums of money to kill the Whale-man before he can breed with a Whale-woman. One such party was headed by a rabbit named Retsae, but that's another story for another time.
In the end, it's all just rumors, theories, and speculation. There's no hard evidence any ships were lost because of a whale-like individual. The people of Lugaru can be quite split on the subject of the Whale-man's existence. There was one such instance of this when two drunkards began a debate about the Whale-man, which escalated into a fist fight about the Whale-man, which escalated into a town wide riot about the Whale-man, which escalated into a full scale clan war, all because of the Whale-man. In the end, no matter which side you choose, the prospect of a gargantuan, whale-like being lurking in the depths of the ocean should send a chill up your spine. Unless you were Retsae, but Retsae was totally bonkers.
Legends will be sort of a cross between stories and myths. They revolve around real people, the person can be unbelievably powerful or strong or charming or anything, but Legends will have an element o truth to them.