Why do the vampires, witches, humans, and himehorns (and I suppose the beastmen or whatever they are) all look so similar? Is there an in-universe reason for it, or is it just because that's what you like to draw?
The witches appear as humans to the humans - their true form would instantly shatter the mind of any mortal that gazed upon them. The witches and their apostles look different to other kinds of creatures.The vampires look like humans for obvious reasons...The wolf girls look like humans because they're the offspring of a wolfman/human woman couple. There are various other creatures that look less human, like the fuzzy tentacle monsters, big whaleslug creature, etc. You can see some of 'em walking around Enna's domain.As for the himehorns, well, their look is based on a Japanese oni, so that's why. ;w;
Himehorns don't have that many biological variations if every smallhorn that's just a bit different is thrown out. All you need is the right disease and the Himehorns will fall like dominoes. On a totally irrelevant note, have the Templars ever thought about biological warfare?
True! But bioweapons are dangerously unpredictable and besides, the Templar have a tried and true method: just rush in there and hack them apart with axes, one by one. It's The Pact that prevents them from taking action -- but its for their own benefit, too. They can't spare any resources in their fight against the vampire, the living space is unusable to them as long as the vampire exists anyway, the price of breaking the pact will be very steep, and so long as the pact is obeyed the Templar have a small safe zone where they can travel and attempt redevelopment on the surface.The himehorns are in a tight spot. Under the present state of affairs, they're bullied and their movements are restricted. If the nohorns wipe out the vampire, they're next on chopping block. If they vampires eat the nohorns, they'll be eaten next. Their only hope is that the nohorns and vampires somehow kill each other off... but even then the surface is still frozen and there are other scary things out there now... why_this.png
Glad you're looking forward to it, anon! =w=I'm also looking forward to doing a a really straight-forward character story... and drawing lots of warm and fuzzy reaction shots as Snowhorn experiences lots of things for the first/last time. ;w;
Is the Penny (PNNY) from On the Subject of Witches related at all to Penny Tribute? There's a mysterious queen, strange rules to the world (girl offered up to repeal taxes?), and weird bird-familars/people, so it seems like there's something there! Then again, who knows?
You'll have to wait and see for that one... kukuku....
Being much more about the long game than the Templars, how concerned are most Great Witches about entropic decay on a universal scale?
Bikky's own view of the situation (based on her training and first hand observations) is that the witches seem to have their own long term plans which extend far beyond the end of this universe. Bikky takes some solace in this, since it means the end isn't really the end... but she's also filled with fear and trembling. Occasionally, when she's with Enna, feels like a tiny child floating helpless on the surface of the ocean who has suddenly become aware of the presence of an unimaginably vast creature in the waters below. The feeling passes as suddenly as it came, but it's distressing nonetheless. Just what kind of creature is a witch, really? What are they really doing here?... Bikky has her hunches, but she tries not to think about it.