I’m pretty sure now that the way hexarts work is this.
There’s just one hexart species, Hexartus multipotens. Being a hardy invasive species, it’s distributed almost across the entire globe. But there are many distinct populations, many of which have earned a subspecies name due to being around a long time and maintaining a few consistent traits.
There’s H. m. hinotoriae, which tends to be slender and fuzzy. It may have whiskers protruding out of its snout and/or front legs.
Today I stumbled onto a sale at my university bookstore where there happened to be coloured fountain pens. They might not be that hard to find, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a bright pink one.
I then pretty immediately drew what I wanted to get done on the fifth (and fourth, and…). It’s a start to a revamp of Red!
I quickly drew this at one point last year when a friend was not feeling so well, but then decided not to post it because probably they were already over it. But, seeing as how they happened to be down again I thought, well I could dig that up again. So here you are.
The creature is a cervoptere (SER-vo-tair), a Grævonian animal related to hexart dragons, though this was a rough design for it; I still haven’t designed them properly. It’s usually associated with Compulsion but I wanted to give a hopeful vibe by pairing it with the colour and symbol of Faith instead.
I didn’t have a Synthesis Mascot species ever, I just never made one yet
And I just realised
If you take apart “chimaera” it turns into Xima-Era
Era could maybe be the Incongruity half of the mascot while “Xima” could be the Synthesis half; instead of a separate monster and mascot there’s just one with two halves
The “chimaera” could be a common creature that takes traits from Xima-Era the same way flarefowl are a common echo of the Hfenix and hexarts and monoceros are nonmagic flaredrakeicorns. It could be, like,
Races. Ok. This is a good subject because I have half of it solidly nailed down in such a way I won’t pour over it for two days like the geography one, and half of it is kinda open but again I’m not gonna pour over it for two days like the geography one.
I’d brainstormed winged horses as a possible Hexartiform and tentatively called them ‘cœlhips’ but never really given them any significance/ecology. It could be they’re like this, a running animal with hound-like traits that might or might not be used sort of like the zenra.
Not sure where they should fit into the world. My first thought was they should be Hinotorian considering the zenra parallel but that makes Hinotoria feel kind of crowded, inclining me to put them in Aeterna. Then again as a running animal they could be from Mitrokh? Yeah dunno.
First pic: man, I love it when I put completely unrelated things on the same page but they look like they might maybe be related and it looks like some kind of completely surreal story.
The “French Eridan” narration was one thing from an attempt to illustrate a conversation I had with Cleverbot about its version of Homestuck, the fishy things below it were a brainstorm of a new idea I had for Tyrian and the mechanics of how its Chayavana worked (in short, that Chayavana had taijitu-like swirling combos of darkness and light inside that represented the two sides of their personality and…