"The Equine Expedition travelled further into unknown lands, out to find anything useful for the Empire. While attempting to cross a large open clearing, a sudden thick fog rose up out of nowhere. Sounds of something flying beyond it grew stronger every time the fog grew thicker. Blurs of shadows swooshed overhead from every direction, which quickly disorientated the group who had nowhere to go.The Shadow Conduits
Suddenly a shadow struck down through the fog..."
Fierce, intimidating, and mysterious, these conduits, although smaller than most others, still tower over any regular Gryphon or Equine. Conduits are ancients of the Gryphon realm, most of them are single entities in the world. The Shadows exist in larger numbers. However, they're very secretive which also makes them very protective. Most gryphons try to avoid them.
Conduits are regarded as highest entities within the Gryphon Realms. Because of their mysterious and ancient history they're often seen as deities who roam amongst them. While they acknowledge the "normal" gryphons they never interfere.
It's not until the Equine Empire, a force threatening the entire Gryphon kind, when the Conduits come into play again. If the Gryphons can convince them of their threat.
Part of my First Contact War
This almost became a short comic, but I couldn't properly figure it out, so I went with my original plan. Striking down with fury!
I remember the poll, from a while ago, which had "Reasons of Conflict" as the top vote. Equines were second, though. This piece is perhaps more revealing about the Gryphon.
Used the style that I also used for my recent Applejack piece
Rough in most areas. Did have a bit more fun with the Gryphon head, though hehe.
Anyhow, my Saturday FCW update
Approx Time: 7-8 hours?Time Lapse: youtu.be/D9TrLDAeFscSome of the other conduits: