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?
Ready to start pushing some long-overdue updates to MLP:45e. Some will be posted here before the final update. Here's where the new changelings are at. This does not replace the changeling orphan race, which will continue to be the traditional black changelings who have not experienced Thorax's revolution.
Unlike other changeling hives, the former hive of Queen Chrysalis underwent a rebellion, led by Thorax, Starlight Glimmer, Trixie, and Discord. The changelings of this hive learned that they could feed off each other’s’ kindness without needing to cause them harm. In her weakened state, Chrysalis was unable
Here's a couple of more from a series of special items themed around the princesses:
Weapon (shortbow), rare (optional attunement)
In the early days of Equestria when danger still lay around every corner, both the royal sisters recruited their own personal cadre of trained specialists. Princess Luna established the Sagittarii Lunae, the Crescent Moon Archers. Leaders among the Sagittarii were typically druids, rangers, or clerics. Those who were worthy were gifted by the princess with one of the Implements of the Moon. These included the Arcas Lunae: magical shortbows that exemplified the powers of nature, moonlight, exploration