The Kekunan are the most skilled ikranä maktoyu (mountain banshee riders) of all the clans. Lightning fast reflexes, cool composure and a courageous heart help them command the magnificent aerial predators.
This daring clan makes its home at the base of sheer and dangerous mountain cliffs. The Kekunan love nothing more than to leap and dance from one floating mountain to another and urge their Kekunan brothers and sisters to further feats of daring.
The Kekunan dress in bright, boisterous colors, a symbol of their unbreakable confidence and a tribute to the creatures that surround and sustain them. Riders often select shades that match the vibrant patterns of their ikran mounts. As a tradition, the Kekunan make copper-colored battle bands called masat for riding ikran in battle. They also wear visors made from leaves and feathers to protect their eyes from wind while flying at speed.
Kekunan youngsters train for Iknimaya at an early age, developing the reflexes and nerve the Kekunan people are famed for. Children and youngsters use banshee catchers and ikran toys, for use as educational tools. Clan elders use them to demonstrate the dynamics and physics of flight. They teach their children specific maneuvers that mirror the behaviors of real mountain banshees, such as diving, gliding and turning. This develops concentration and quick reflexes—two indispensable traits of highly skilled banshee riders. This is part of a wider focus on banshee riding prevalent in the Kekunan Clan.
Legend tells that a Kekunan hunter named Taronyu was the first person to bond with an ikran, and invented the banshee catcher, a tool still used today by all Na’vi who attempt Iknimaya.