First, the names I've decided on belong to my two jaguars. That's right. I have two of them now. The most recent, the rare black jaguar was acquired during last night's stream. At the end of the stream, their names struck me. Ladles and jellyspoons, I'd like to introduce you to Aztec and Maya:
All of this leads me to believe that the Izila are, in fact, the developers' imagining of the proto-Celtic culture that came to Europe in the late Palaeolithic. At least, I will contend that they did, as I am a subscriber to the Upper Palaeolithic Continuity Theory (now pretentiously labelled the Upper Palaeolithic Continuity Paradigm).
You have no idea how much I was geeking out about all of this last night. I mean, viewers of the stream would, because they were there, but my anthropologist heart was in a flurry, and my anthropologist brain was exploding.
Anyway, headcanon accepted. Takkar's tribe, the Wenja, must be anatomically modern humans/early modern humans, with the Udam being Homo Neanderthalensis, and the Izila being the more modern Homo Sapien Sapien. They all existed together at one stage in history, why not here?
Now, I have it on good authority that there is an unofficial Ubi-verse, and that the Assassin's Creed universe and the Far Cry universe are the same. With Takkar being the beast-master, all the pieces lead me to think he's the ancestor of the assassins (who form strong psychic bonds with eagles... hawks? One of those birds of prey... and can control and see via those animals the way Takkar can with his horned grey owl). Perhaps, due to a lot of mixing with the Udam and Izila, the beast master abilities were diluted until it was just the eagles?
If that's the case, I greatly wonder then if the Izila are not the ancestors of The Templar, or at least their ideology? I don't know. I haven't had much interaction with the Izila in game yet, beyond several clashes and I'm not certain what their motives are (other than the typical inter-tribal conflict). With the Udam, at least, it has been established that these poor people are dying off and they don't know why; they're scared and confused, and fighting against their own extinction. I feel quite badly for them, to be honest.
Alright, alright. I'm geeking out too much, I know. I do have things to do, too. But it's all so damned fascinating. I should let you go then.
Don't forget to help me name my new pets.