Relations: many unnamed siblings and parents, Reesha (best friend), Rafiki (carer)
Affiliations: The Mtombi Zoo (former), The Defenders (current)
Appearance: Elegant and immaculately groomed, Katlego has long white feathers and stunning blue eyes.
Personality: Fiercely loyal and protective, Katlego is loud, demanding, and was raised in a very spoiled manner. After her time in the wild, the peahen becomes very empathetic and displays less of her originally spoiled nature.
Story: Born into the Mtombi Zoo, Katlego was the only white peahen out of all her many siblings. She was revered far and wide for her simple but rare coloring, and she relished the attention. One day, she was stolen in the middle of the night by some thieves. Katlego tried her best to escape but couldn’t. On the way to wherever they were taking her, the car of the thieves tumbled into a ditch. Her cage door was broken open, and Katlego took the opportunity and fled.
Being a zoo animal who had never faced the dangerous of the outside world. Katlego nearly perished a number of times, whether from predators or lack of food. She was found by a kindly old baboon by the name of Rafiki, who took her with him to his tree where she made her home for many months, rarely daring to leave the safety of the tree. Wanting to repay the baboon for his help, Katlego one day ventured out to the pride lands, attempting to find a particular herb that Rafiki had been seeking.
Just as she found the plant, a raging fire broke out around her. Katlego was trapped, and her wings couldn’t carry her very far. She screamed for help, and it came in the form of a courageous lion. The lion threw himself into the pit she was stuck in and pulled her out, resulting in his own flesh being burned. Katlego rushed to find Rafiki, but the old baboon could do nothing more to help the lion.
Katlego swore to be for the lion. After his recovery, the newly named Reesha became very uncomfortable with speaking. Katlego is the only animal to hear him speak more than a few words, as they often whisper to each other in the dead of night. Katlego takes up a spot upon his back, and there the peahen continues to reside, speaking on behalf of her rescuer. The two later travel to a hidden land of lions who call themselves the Defenders.
Relation to TLK: Lived with Rafiki for a time and was rescued by the son of Scar and Sarafina in a fire.
Defenders © Tea
Art © me
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