A Gryphus Conduit
The legends of the Gryphon lands. Ancient creatures, preserving all that which is Gryphon kind."Gryphons continued to encounter an unknown intelligent civilization, bearing banners marked with sun and moon. As their awareness of the power these creatures posses, with situations ending in grave disaster, the Gryphon high command sees no other option then to approach the conduits of all Gryphon kind.
Entities of the old worlds, wielding great knowledge and mind, standing above all. They however do not take on a leader position, acting more as guides, prophets, gurus. Many of them are spread across the lands, living in desolation for they are not fit to walk amongst those lesser.
It has only been in the most dire times and desperate needs that the Gryphon leaders ruling the banners and lands have chosen to approach the Conduits for a greater cause. One that extents across all Gryphon lands. The threat of assimilation or even extinction by the Equine Empire is not one they take lightly. Threatening all that their kind has build, the pride and honour in the blood of all. Thus they seek guidance with the only creatures that might wield words to unite them under one wing, to fight for survival not as one, but as Gryphons."
Finally this piece finished hah! Fun, although I wouldn't have mind if it did take even longer.
Wanted to do a high detailed piece again for a while. I guess I succeeded, although still a lot of it is just on the Condor. Exploring my alternative MLP world "First Contact War"
Depicting a desperate move, deemed necessary to preserve Gryphon kind in their encounter with the Equine Empire. They carry marks of the Equines (which are easily gather-able ones) as proof for the conduits about their existence, and threat.
I imagine the Gryphon species being divided into individual lands. Proud to be a Gryphon, but not willing to succumb to the word of others. That is, with the exception of the Conduits. The only ones who's words hold more power for them than anything else.
Eventually I do want something equivalent in the Equestria Equine Empire in terms of major characters. They already have Celestia and Luna to fill the same role the Conduits have.
I've been thinking about all the different bird species there are and combining them into the traditional Gryphon/Griffon formula. From Old world birds, to Owls, to maybe even smaller species. Imagine a tiny Sparrow Gryphon.
On the other side there's plenty of Felines to go with as well from all sizes.
Went with a mountain lion/Cougar/Puma/Panther/Catamount idea for this one. Although slightly white, perhaps they're just old hehe.
Approx Time: 30 hours
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