Meet the clans of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora


    Avatar: The Frontiers of Pandora introduces three brand new clans to the Avatar universe: the Arana, Zesua, and Kami Tyr. Each clan calls one of the three biomes of the Western Frontier – Kingler Forest, Upper Plains, and Clouded Forest, respectively – home. Learning the ways of each and ingratiating yourself with them is an important step in your journey to reclaim your Na’vi culture, as well as garnering enough support against the rogue RDA’s exploitative mining. Is.

    To learn about what to expect as you try to warm up to each tribe, here’s a culture and personality breakdown.


    The first tribe you encounter lives in the Kingler Forest. Like the Omatikaya clan from the first film, the Aranahe live in a Hometree and have a symbiotic relationship with the Kinglor, a giant insect-like creature. This is because the tribe consists mainly of weavers and artisans, so the Na’vi depend on the silk of the Kangalors to make extravagant and intricate clothes. The strong silk fiber is also used to manufacture weapons, such as making powerful bowstrings. In exchange for these gifts, Arnah serves as the Kingler’s caretaker.

    Unfortunately, the presence of RDA in the area upsets this balance, and your first task is to restore this lifestyle. However, rallying the clan to fight back won’t be easy. Arnah’s refined taste means he has a proud, somewhat superior attitude. When you initially meet them, their leader, Kananth, is a bit in denial about the dire situation and distrustful of you and the resistance, burying his head in the sand in grief for his wayward daughter, Etowa. Buries.

    However, the Arana are a peaceful and orderly tribe that values ​​consensus over individual needs.


    This colorful, flamboyant, and fierce warrior tribe roams the hilly grasslands of the highlands. Their eagerness for battle means that, unlike Aranhe, they enlist the player’s help in fighting the RDA. You can easily spot their settlements thanks to their large, colorful kites that float overhead thanks to the consistently windy environment of the highlands.

    The Zeswa are nomadic due to the fact that they travel with large, docile creatures called Zakro. These peaceful, elephant-like animals produce milk, which is the basis of the Zeswa’s diet. Zucchini rarely move and survive by burying their trunks underground to feed on bacteria in the soil. Zeswa’s tents are placed over and around their still bodies to protect them from the strong winds of the highlands. When Zakro finally moves on, which developer Massive describes as a once-in-a-generation event, the clan follows them.

    According to narrative designer Chela Ramanan, Masio looked to the Maasai tribe of Kenya as a primary influence for Zeswa. This is reflected in the Zeswa’s red and yellow clothing and their beautiful braided hairstyles that sometimes resemble horns. These Navis love to have fun as much as they love to fight. According to Raman, they will also welcome you with a party once you prove yourself to them as a worthy warrior.

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    Search well and you’ll find this secret tribe hiding in the misty depths of the cloud forest. Lonely, conflicted, and as mysterious as their home, the Comtyres are expert apothecaries and herbalists. Their deep knowledge and appreciation of plant life is also reflected in their organic clothing. It includes the art of imposing armor produced by wood carving, softening wood and sculpting in various forms.

    True to the clan’s nature, Massive was the most cagey about sharing Kame’tire’s details. We know that no one has seen the tribe for some time, as they have chosen to live in seclusion themselves. In terms of personality, Ramanan describes the Kam Tyr as “moody”, “suspicious” and “a bit brutal” compared to the other two clans, and they are not eager warriors. They will hide the things they value rather than physically defend them. Above all, the Kame’tire are well-known caretakers and, despite their wariness of outsiders, will make valuable allies.

    Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora launches on December 7 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Be sure to subscribe to the magazine to read the digital edition now, and visit our Cover Story Hub by clicking the banner below to find more exclusive features and videos this month.


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