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 Evening, one of the two most powerful figures in the Free Kingdom of Night. A dedicated practitioner of martial arts, her movements are graceful and swift; much like the moon which she dances under. Her legendary weapon is Moon Fang, a magical blade that grants her swiftness and the ability to strike at her enemy's most vulnerable spots.