Hunters bond with their Imperavi at a young age. The pups are gifted to all young children and they become lifelong companions. There is no special ritual and not all snakes gifted with a pup do follow the path of the hunter. It is just a coming of age gift, given when parents choose and for meanings usually unique to each family unit, bloodline, or various intermingled traditions.
Imperavi litters are usually only 1 pup, so there are almost never excess pups. Parents will usually pick the candidates for parents they like best and barter breeding agreements. Desirable Imperavi usually have higher breeding prices, and so the most impressive of the domesticated Imperavi are usually only kept by families in highly respected professions, such as the chief bloodline, witch doctors, and religious/political figures.
Here, a 4 year old Viper is meeting Quetz for the first time. She's obviously as enamored with the appearance of the little creature as it is with hers!
6 years, 10 months ago
25 Oct 2011 04:29 CEST
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