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 Lord Day, the oldest and most powerful of the Archsages of the Old World. One of the two principal figures from the Free Kingdom of Light, he serves as advisor to the Crystal Thrones of the Lord Sovereigns at the Crystal Spire.
Name: Lord Day, Archsage of Light
Domain: The Inner Kingdoms - The Tower of Day
Legendary Artifact: The Staff of Light
Animal Race and Class: Wizard Pony