Kokou is a powerful shape-shifter from southern Africa who can become a leopard, of the Shape-shifter people who resemble jaguars. More people. He’s wise for his youth, and has inherited the task of watching over those who live off the land south of the equator.
He’s sometimes considered war-like because of his readiness to fight and his strong (and easily offended) sense of honor, but he’s a worthy ally. Unfortunately, earning his trust can be difficult due to his strict code of honor and dishonor.
Kokou has worked hard to keep his people from being classified in the The Great Wheel the conventionally accepted method of organization for all magical and non-magical sentient inhabitants of planet Earth. More, and so far, he’s managed. That means the others considered him among The Lost.