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 'Lords of Midnight' game. The story is about a hero (or heroine, haven't decided) who must recruit the various lords and ladies of the lands to fight the Dreadlord and his foul armies. Each of these lords and ladies (besides having small but elite cadres of troops) are legendary warriors in their own rights. The story is mainly told in 'animal form' (for ease of illustration) but when combat or fighting occurs, the characters all transform to humans for those sequences (and the characters themselves are unaware that it's anything special).
Illustrated above is Lady Dawn, of the Realm of Light. Together with Lord Day, they represent the best of the Light faction and she is one of the first heroes recruited to the cause against the Dreadlord. She is a swift and graceful Valkyrie warrior, armed with the "Dawn's Light", a legendary spear that illuminates itself as brightly as the sun when she strikes.