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 one of the strongest villians serving the Dreadlord, the infamous Witchqueen. Tasked with taking the cold, northern reaches of the Old World, she is a powerful witch-mageknight - formidable both in melee and with her powerful magic. She is also one of the Fel - magical beings similar to the Fey (the good variant) who possess powers and longevity greater than humans (normal ponies and animals).
Name: The Witchqueen
Domain: The Cursed Lands
Legendary Artifact: The Gauntlets of the Icesword (Plated Gloves)
Animal Race and Class: Wicked Fel Unicorn