Hi everyone ! I'm back with a... concept art, is this what it is ? of my universe, the Alkunn.
This drawing was supposed to be a Ghibli-like scenery buuuut my mind dreamt a little too much and it happened.
So ! Now that I am happy with myself because I finally drew something after months, time for the STORY. If you aren't really interested or lazy, here's the summary: this is a cave in the ocean Aqir, belonging to the god Aqir, the great leviathan. And this is in a cave. As you can see. Right. And also, bioluminescence.
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So, yes, the ocean Aqir belongs to Aqir, the biggest leviathan alive. A real legend for the sailors out there. Aqir is the guardian of the seas and of the sailors. He protects them from many dangers (including themselves sometimes). But the greatest of all is Ivish, his worst enemy, a giant Kraken which gave its name to another ocean. Those two are the most famous legends for the sailors. Ivish is known for destroying everything and for trying to kill Aqir to conquer his territory, but they never stopped fighting. They are very secret, very mysterious, and seeing one of them is never a good news (even though seeing Aqir can be reassuring during a storm since it will protect you... probably, legends are true, right ?).
This dragon may or may not be Aqir. All we know is that he is really, really big and has many children remaining hidden. Ivish was seen for the last time killing a human soldier named Ismar on the edge of a cliff, now named "the Death of Ismar". The man became a hero for humans.
Yup, that is also interesting (at least for me) ! Bioluminescence summarise it pretty well but you don't know everything. THE SHELLS. The shells are great. You see those blue and purple little dots ? Those are the bioluminescent shells. Their light is their mean to recognize each other in the colony. One colony has one color and one "smell". The colony with the biggest shell (which also has the strongest smell and luminescence) has the right to expand itself the most. If another colony tries to attack them, they better be prepared, because the "smell" is in fact a poison they throw to their enemies. Tiny colonies rarely survive that kind of battle...
Jellyfish are not very original, they are... jellyfish. Basically. And mushrooms are mushrooms. I'm really not an expert of underwater wildlife so, forgive me, maybe my shells aren't original at all after all. xD But I did this without any documentation nor reference so I'm pretty happy with myself rn.
AND BIOLUMINESCENCE MIGHT BE HARD TO WRITE BUT IT IS THE GREATEST
Thanks for reading if you did ! Let me know if you want further information, I'm always happy to talk about my world