Commission sketch concept done by *Valkyrie-Girl.
This is my non-MLP related story idea that I'm writing up, based roughly on the concept of the 'Lords of Midnight' game. The story is centered around Lord Sovereign Celeste and her quest to recruit the various Lords of the Free Kingdoms - legendary heroes who each possess a magical weapon or artifact as symbol of their office and position.
The story is mainly told in 'animal form' (for ease of illustration), but shifts to human form when fighting/combat occurs. All the characters transform for these sequences (though the characters themselves of any change, as it's meant as a more stylistic narrative device).
Illustrated above is Baron Blood, one of the Five Nobles of the Eastern Fringe and the boldest and bravest of all the Lords in the Free Kingdoms. He rules over the Fields of Blood and wields a powerful and unique battleaxe known as the Bloodreaver.
Name: Baron Blood
Domain: The Eastern Fringe - Fields of Blood
Legendary Artifact: The Bloodreaver (battleaxe)
Animal Race and Class: Warhorse