Throughout the Celestial Seas, horns of some kind growing from the head is a common sight. Such a widespread feature is bound to have importance assigned to it, and so many people take time to paint, decorate, or even carve the horns that crown their heads as a means to express themself or shown pride in their accomplisments. Even masks, while not as commonly found on other creatures as they are on painted satyr, hold a similar amount of importance to the ones who bear them.
✦ For Browbirds, horns are held in high regards and is a core part of their traditions. Horn carvings for browbirds are often only granted to someone who has accomplished a great feat, and thus their story will last forever as carved pictures. Their horns are naturally very sturdy and known for being difficult to break, thus special tools or specialized magical spells are often needed to carve or modify horns. A horn simply snapping off is practically unheard of for a horn to simply break, outside of the very young having a clumsy accident. Thus, a broken or cracked horn will draw attention and cause concern, due to being such a rare sight, as well as the negative symbolism it holds.
In places that follow traditional practices closely, if a browbird were to fail at an important task bestowed upon them they would be punished with one or both horns, depending on the severity of the mistake, being broken by a weapon made for the task. The same fate could happen to those who betray the trust of their people for personal gain, or suffer a great defeat in battle against a great foe. Not only would this serve as a symbol to all of one's failures, but for those with horns carved it could mean a devastating loss of history engraved upon them. Horns broken through these means as the mark of someone is untrustworthy, dangerous, or rightfully outcast and may result in the bearer of the shattered horns being turned away or shunned by the place they once called home.
✦ When it comes to Kitbulls, injury is very rare, practically unheard of. Kitbulls are beings made entirely of magic, rather than flesh and blood and normally when harming one they will explode or regenerate. However, when a kitbull absorbs magical energy full of negativity they can sometimes become sick and weak, causing their horns to become brittle and easily crack and snap off if they were to be injured. A kitbull with broken horns could very well be a sick and struggling kitbull.
Regular injury is possible for kitbulls as well that can cause their horns to break. The can be possessive beings when it comes to their magical item hoards, so a lone adventurer attempting to rob a kitbull will likely find themself in a fierce battle. There are also other reasons a kitbull could fight, entire wars between large groups of kitbulls happen often right under everyone's noses, and there have also been whispers of a secret place where kitbulls fight brutal battles in the Centuary sewers.
✦ Painted Satyrs have horns that break often and easily due to being soft and plant-like rather than hard and sturdy, every satyr will break their horns at some point, and once broken they will quickly regrow. Masks on the other hand are a central part of their culture and beliefs as they are what holds a satyr's soul. A crack across the mask of a painted satyr, however small, is a clear and visible sign that causes concern and stress for all who understand the meaning behind it.
Masks are not capable of cracking at all without something deeper at work, so even blunt force to the face alone will not cause any sort of break. Those with cracks have suffered something drastic and terrible in their life that has affected them to the point where their soul itself is damaged. This could be an injury, trauma, failure, a great burden, or something else entirely. Over time, the crack will gradually grow if the satyr represses what caused it, however they are always able to heal from these cracks if steps are taken to recover.