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Another preview of Requiem, this time of another country aside from Equestria. :3 This one features a few from Zebrica (name parodied from Africa, obviously).

So, about this particular country in the Requiem AU:

Zebrica is a country that sits in-between Collambia and Saddle Arabia, all of which are oversea neighbors of Equestria. Like Equestria, this land has a widely diverse range of sapient inhabitants, but the majority of them are zebra, antelope, and wildebeests, along with elephants, rhinos, giraffes, and hippos. Their country is one that's filled with several tribes, but they all are ultimately branches of the strongest and smartest tribe (this being Zecora's tribe). Zecora herself is a high-standing zebra shaman of her tribe, so her words has a lot of weight to them.

As for the zebras themselves, in my headcanon I see them being sort of similar to ponies, but not quite. Like several sapient beings in this world, they would have some level of magic in them, but their magic is something of a hybrid between Earth Pony magic and a tad bit of Unicorn magic. As such, they can make excellent alchemists. The species itself, however, are a tad taller than the average pony and have skinnier legs. There are also Pegasus zebras and Unicorn zebras, but this occurs very rarely and these zebras are often considered mutants. The inheritance of a horn or wings becomes more likely if the zebra in question is a hybrid, or in other words, had a pony parent.

Now, for the characters featured:

-Zecora, Shaman and renowned representative of Zebrica and, as such, met the Princesses on several occasions. She's doesn't differ all that much from the cannon Zecora, aside from occasionally breaking her tendency to rhyme when she's getting extremely serious. While not big, she plays a relatively important role in the story, so expect to see her. :3

-Meshindi, zebra leader of the band of warriors sent to aid Collambia in their war. Serious, cynical, and strong, he's a damn good soldier, but not that much of a good leader. (personality may change) I don't think he'd have that big of a role in the story, but I wanted to show off what a soldier from Zebrica could look like. His warrior garb is loosely based off of the Zulu.

-Cebile, Gerenuk antelope doe whom is often considered royalty (considering she's the chief's niece, it could be true). Probably won't show up in Requiem, but if all goes well, she WILL end up being featured in short-stories that follow up Requiem. Spoiled, very self-loving, and a bit of a diva, but she doesn't really mean any harm. She's mostly shown here to give you guys an example of the other inhabitants of Zebrica. She currently has ceremonial paint on.

I'm a tad tired so I may have missed something. But as usual, if you have any questions about the story and such, ask away. Other than that, though, I hope you all like these. ^.^
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Lunmina Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love the idea that you used the African symbol of strength for Meshindi´mark ^^
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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CrimsonandShadows Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZULU buffalo horn formation attack, great history ref there earth!
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FursonaKittenMittens Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Meshindi is seeeeexyyyyy ;D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank ya! I think I'll end up redrawing him though since this is pretty old. o:
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FursonaKittenMittens Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oooooh I can't wait to see it ;D
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CreepyWarriorPony Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Cool! I also made up a little zebra country! It's called Zabraca.
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SoliDeoGloria1999 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Do you do requests 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No.
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SoliDeoGloria1999 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh too bad :(
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stargirlstan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   General Artist
awesome! You have a really beautiful style!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Artist
What of Zebrica's predators? Are the lions sentient or just deadly beasts?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Deadly beasts. However they can be seen as a source of meat for Zebricans due to their intelligence and weaponry.
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Artist
Got it. Do you think ponykind originated in Zebrica, the same way humans evolved in Africa?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It all comes down to what people think is true. Some will, some won't. If you think so, then they do.

To be honest though, where ponies originated and evolved from will not parallel with humans because they are a completely different species, thus a completely different origin.
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Artist
True.
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5winterwolves Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
i wish i can draw like you.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I'd like to contest that "Only hoofed creatures are sentient". See: gryphons, and dragons.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm talking about in general. As in, animals that actually exist in our world. Dragons and Griffons are obviously sentient and don't have hooves, but they aren't exactly real either.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Ahhh, true.
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LizzysMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this idea, especially you using the MLP rule that only hoofed animals are sapient, but I think the name Zebric is a little cheesy (I’m my pinioning, just my opinionFluttershy - Free icon for ~Crystallyna ), try using Zebafrica instead of Zebrica.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think I'll stick to Zebrica.
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LizzysMind Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I wasn’t being mean, just exchanging ideas.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Never said you were being mean. Zebrafrica's a cool name, but I simply prefer Zebrica.
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LizzysMind Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just making sure :)
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furryfrappe Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing i love your art work
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YOu did a very good job with keeping the African look to the Zebricians. Nice job.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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Comickook Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Very good sketchwork and info.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
the one to the right looks lovely to me.. nice detailed work!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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MosiKitty Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can't wait to see the story *w* it sounds like it's going to be absolutely phenomenal!
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I can only hope I write to the expectations. c:
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MosiKitty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm quite sure you will ^^
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
The drawings of these zebras are well done, we can see that you had a lot of fun.
Wish you lots of fame and glory when you write your story.
Just took a shot to stop my rhyming and the stuff throws off one's pacing.

Looks great.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, good rhymes. x3 And thanks! c:
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Was rhyming like Zecora but folks wanted no mora.
Now I take Norhymaril and its has stopped the rhymes cold.
Side effects include a desire to wear dark pants and worries
about becoming pregnant or was that a desire to become pregnant and panting?
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zecora! :D
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed! 8D
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work on her. :)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch, dude! c:
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SonicHomeboy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D Also, I'm back in town. =P Just so you know.
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Freefox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Great anatomy
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. c:
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The-OMG-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Oooh nice ^^ I could see they had Zuulu influences:)
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :3
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