Here's update preview #3. Once again, took some liberties with the backstory of Abyssinia, but they seem plausible to me. A catfolk bard or rogue is the perfect "face" character for any party.
When most ponies think of a cat, they imagine a cute little ball of fur that likes to chase mice or bat at yarn. They’ve probably never met the cat-folk of Abyssinia. At first glance these kitties look just like the house cats of Equestria, except for their enormous size--they’re as large as a full-grown pony. Once they stand up on their hind legs though, the average abyssinian easily stands a head taller than even a large stallion
Here's the 2nd update preview. There are a few liberties taken with the backstory. We're not really certain how long the hippogriffs have been exiled to Seaquestria, but it seems to be a minimum of 15 years based on Silverstream's history. The entire concept of additional colonies and a home continent is headcanon as well.
Now that true-blooded hippogriffs are an established species entirely separate from griffons and ponies, I may eventually split up the hippogriffs into a couple of subraces. Maybe there's an arctic hippogriff subrace with cold-based magic, or a desert subrace with fire-based magic. What do you think?
Hey, your vectors are amazing. Do you consider suggestions? Cause seeing your vectors based on comic characters gives me hope of seeing show accurate versions of all the pop culture crystal ponies from Friends Forever Issue 4.