The Cat People of the South, Dark Pishyakan
Deep in the southern forests of Andiran, during the period of the Great War, a group of humans began to participate in a dark demon ritual. They were mostly low class citizens who were upset with society and sought a means of gaining wealth and power. They found a ritual that would summon a powerful demon djinn and grant them their wish. When summoned he granted their wishes for wealth and power, but demons never give anything away for free. There was a price to be paid. Either death or cat peopleness. The humans chose life and were forced to live a life of exile in deep in the jungles with all their wealth.