HAVEN’T POSTED ANY STORY CONCEPT STUFF IN AWHILE, stuck in one of those brutal self-conscious periods, whoops.
Some quick refs… These guys are actually part of The Pursuit! I’ve always mentioned that monsters played a big role in the story from the very beginning, but I haven’t really… Drawn them that much. All of the last drawings I’ve done of these guys are in my original DA gallery, goddamn.
Anyway, most of Bezrien’s natural fauna is comprised of monsters like these (and there are more species than this). Collectively, they’re known as ‘The Beasts of Bezrien’ (because it sounds good, check out that alliteration). All of the cities in the Santian Empire are completely enclosed, and the supposed reason behind that is to keep the hellish wilderness of Bezrien outside.
AS FOR THE NAMES uh… Luce named them. (Of course.)There aren’t any official names for these critters since Santians aren’t much for studying the natural world. These guys play one major role in mainstream Santian society; a deterrent for anyone thinking of leaving their city. These creatures are indeed nasty fuckers, but there awfulness is exaggerated to an extreme in Santian society and further amplified by the fact that most people have never seen them in the flesh.