This one took a long... LONG time to finish. I started sketching designs in the Spring shortly after the 8th season started (introducing us to these new characters), didn't touch it through the Summer (mostly due to me working at a Cadet Summer Camp up island), and just finished it off now. Mostly the reason why I went with such a slow pace was that I was kind of holding my cards to see what the show would do with these characters. Just like how I waited to see how Starlight Glimmer would develop before I added her to the Mageverse. Going with how the show progressed, I added Cosy Glow into the background there doing a little something that you would need to see the leaked finale to get.
The races represented here are as follows:
Pony = Mage
Reformed Changling = Light Elf
Hippogryph = Aasimar
Dragon = Dragon
Yak = Orc
Griffin = Harpy
By the way, I anticipate a few people bringing this up, but the reason why I kept dragons as they are only making them quadrupedal was for two reasons: way back when I started drawing My Little Mages, I made Spike more animalistic, so I am keeping things consistent here. The second reason is that it is sort of a funny role reversal since dragons in the show are one of the very few bipedal creatures shown.