Basics: Of all the strains, Cats are one of the hardest to contract. The rarity of it makes smaller scratches and scrapes less likely to cause a human to be infected. The most likely method of infection for lions in through a brutal attack from a fully shifted Lion, as is the case for most cat strains.While not being predominantly Patriarchal, Were-Lion society is very Male dominated of a Shifter group. One (male or female) can lead without the other, though again, it is a means of strength for lion shifter and typically Males are stronger than the females and tend to lead.
Bond: The Pride bond through a ritual fight called ‘First Blood’. First Blood occurs when any two lions within a circle blessed with by their Rex or Regina's blood, in the four 'corners' referencing to north, south, east and west. This not only shows the Dominance one has over another, but it bonds the two lions together. Fighting OVER the first blood destroys the bond and the ritual circle, making the pride weaker as a unit. Because of this often a Rex, regina, or appointed Alpha will stand watch and pull the fighting lions appart to prevent a break of the ritual after the first blood is drawn. The one that draws the blood will be named the Dominant of the pair. In that case of a Rex or Regina, if someone draws first blood over them, then the one that does can formally challenge them for their position as Rex or Regina and not break the bond or ritual.
Rex/Regina – King/Queen
Consilario – Advisor/Second in command