;A; This is the first thing I've been able to sit down and finish after everything that happened last week. It's simple but it felt so nice being able to concentrate enough to work on artwork again. Hopefully over the next few days, I'll be able to clear out the amount of stuff I've let pile up and get some more artwork finished. c: You've all been awesome for waiting on me btw! Thank you
Now come on? You didn't expect me to NOT make a cheetah character for my own group, did you? I really didn't want to make her a king cheetah, since everyone made their cheetah characters king cheetahs, but it was the only thing that really worked with her design. I'm really happy with the way she turned out though. <33
Everything you need to know about her should be on her application/ref sheet, which I'll finish updating after I sleep! D:
Another new EBC character! His name's Ryusei and he'll be a cub of Fire Empire. I won't ramble on a ton of stuff about him right now but you can always go read his profile if you're super interested.
This art is a couple months old~ I think I drew this back in September so it's not new. c: I'll have new art up in the few days hopefully. School's been a pain now that we're nearing the end of the semester.
Valon sat quietly on the night chilled rock, lifting his head to point his whiskers into the western breeze that tickled his fur. He heard his mate softly shift her paws as she settled down just behind him, her face turned in the direction of the rising sun. There the two servals sat in silence for several moments before the leader finally spoke.
"You know what they say, right? Red skies in the morning, felines take warning. Change is on the way." Valon paused and glanced up at a golden cloud, "I have a feeling it's more than just the weather this time."
Valon's assignment for this month. Scouting good hunting spots is important and since Air Empire is full of high rocks that provide good vantage points, Air cats scout often. So here's Valon and his mate Avita scouting the early morning to decide which way their hunting patrol should travel later in the day. However, Valon seems to have a lot that's on his mind.
Traits: Dominant: serval spots [AA]; tone-toned nose [Aa]; large ears [Aa]; orange eyes [Aa]
Recessive: white ear dots [aa]; two-toned pelt [aa]; lighter paws [aa]; white paws [aa]
Carrier Blond hair tuft [Aa]; blue eyes [Aa]; white chest [Aa] [['Carrier' traits are not shown! They are the combinations that could have been but weren’t]]
Personality & Background
Personality [Cautious] [Patient] [Dreamer]
[ C a u t i o u s ] Caution is this serval's middle name practically. Unlike his father, he actually thinks before he jumps head first into any situation, weighing out every possibility before he acts. In the future, this will prove to be a gifted asset.
[ P a t i e n t ] Nero has patience and lots of it. He can put up with the most annoying of felines from any Empire without saying a word. It takes something major for him to get angry and blow a cork but once you do, back off! He may know how to hide his emotions well but he won't let himself be stepped on either.
[ D r e a m e r ] Nero shares the same dream as his father: to be the best. While he's not as ambitious as his father and doesn't share his dreams out loud, he's still driven to reach the top of the social latter. It doesn't matter how long it'll take him to get there either. He knows he's going places.
Biography: Nero is son of Valon, Air Empire's leader, and Avita. He is more cautious and shy than his more outspoken brother Vulcan, though he's not the kind to let others step all over him either. He'll speak up for himself when he needs to. Nero has an air of authority to him, even as a young cub, and is always able to handle a tough situation when they arise.
Even though he spends a lot of time with his mom with Valon takes care of his leadership duties, Nero learns a lot from his father and what it takes to run an Empire. He dreams of growing up one day to become just like him. However, he does tend to boast he's the son of the leader quite often and usually tries to use that as an excuse to get out of trouble.
History: Nero was born as a free serval to parents Valon and Avita. He knows nothing of the struggles both his parents or the other of the Empire have had to face into order to gain their free status, however, he'll learn to fear and fight against Bounty Hunters just like his parents.
Random Facts, Quirks, and Fears
- Yet to be developed!
Training, Mentors, & Apprentices
Past Mentor(s): ---
Current Apprentice: ---
Past Apprentices: ---
[[Training]] Nero will receive training as an apprentice in Air Empire when he's old enough.
Alive; Cub in Air Empire Other family ties:Nairo; distant relation Jenga; distant descendant [[Relationships:]] = Neutral = Friend = Close Friend = Crush = Love = Dislike/Hate = Family/Mate = Jealous = Respect Air Empire: / Valon"Did you know I'm the son of a Leader? Yep! Valon's my father and he's the leader of Air Empire! I know he's usually busy taking care of the Empire and everything and I hardly get to spend any time with him but I know he has a super important job. I really look up to my dad and I hope to grow up to be just like him some day." / Avita"Avita's my mother and I couldn't ask for anyone better. I always spend a lot more time with her since dad's always busy with Empire stuff and all but I don't mind. Avita is a lot more patient with me and my brother." / Vulcan"Hehe, I love my brother Vulcan more than any other cat in Air Empire besides my parents! He's a lot like Valon in that he tends to rush into things without thinking them through a lot of time but that's okay, as long as we don't get into trouble. I know we'll always be together." / Velafor"My dad says my uncle Vel is a troublemaker but I think he'll be a lot of fun to play with. He tends to jump right into things like my dad does sometimes but overall I like him!"
Valon's assignment for June/July! The Air Empire leader gathered up several apprentices accompanied by a couple gladiators and went out for a quick training session. Valon's obviously showing off his fighting techniques during a sparring match between him and Jace, hoping the young cats will learn something in the process.
What a lot of felines don't know is that Valon was the master of defeating opponents a lot larger than him back during his days in the Coliseum. He was trained to be a self reliant, ruthless killer and earned his owner a lot of gold by being so. He's certainly not as blood thirsty now, especially since he's Air Empire leader and all, though it's been extremely hard for him to abandon all the habits he learned by being a prized fighter.
After a long while of being kept in check, these traits are just now starting to resurface during the current rps, making several cats really suspicious of Valon and his motives.
Ugh, this was one of those pictures where the more I worked on it, the more and more I didn't like it. D| I'm not sure why! alkdjkf but Valon's assignment it done and I can move onto more commissions now. c:
*CookieMonster9810 asked me nicely if I'd like to take on a leader spot in her roleplay group #The-Empty-City and of course I couldn't say no! xD So meet Crow, the black-winged, oriental shorthair that'll act of my leader (or high asten) of Tribe Dugan.
This guy's a no-nonsense type leader that won't take any shred of weakness for an answer. He's got a bit of a thing for causing trouble for the other Tribes and tries to show everyone that Dugan is the city's superiors.
His complete profile/application will be posted sometime tomorrow. D| It's late and I have class tomorrow. I just wanted to get this up.
You probably won't see Crow around as much as my EBC characters but he'll be around.
With me already back in school having to do homework again, I truly feel like summer is over, even if the weather outside doesn't show it. Don't get me wrong! I like fall with all the leaves changing colors and stuff. It's just, I could live in summer forever and I always hate when it's over. </3
This was also inspired by *kitchiki's recent vent piece too. [link] Ugh, her and I are pretty much feeling the exact same atm. :/ I had an issue at school where my college adviser pretty much forced me to drop a class I was really looking forward so I could take one I apparently needed for my major. This class was the only one I was really eager to take this semester too. I was not happy and I'm still not.
A quick little Valon clipart I did to update his ref. His last ref just bugged me and since we're trying to get that group back up and running, I figured a nice new pic was needed. xD
I ended up taking away his shoulder armor. It always made him look a bit wonky before, but I'm really happy with his design now. I love servals. <3
If anyone wants to join #EmpiresBeforeClans, we're desperately looking for new members! A lot of spots were opened after the last activity check and now we barely have enough characters to keep empires going. If you like roleplaying, at least check it out for me please! It'd mean a lot. <3