The Carbuncle Picture

The Carbuncle are a race I am currently working on for my as-yet-unnamed story. Though they were not designed with any particular real world equivalent in mind, it would appear the race shares characteristics of canines, felines, and equines.
In Mythology the Carbuncle are a species of creature mentioned in various texts from Latin America, most often characterized as having a gem somewhere on its body, such as the head. Not a whole lot is known about the species beyond this, though there are other details. My Carbuncle have their gemstones located just above the small of their backs, as well as on each palm. Their gems come in many shapes and are colored corresponding to whichever elemental Kith an individual might happen to be a part of.

The Kiths are primarily divided by the five common basic elements; Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Wood, as well as Aether. More Kiths are included by the elements representing the fusion of these primary elements; Steam, Magma, Plasma, Ash, Radiance, Clay, Cloud, Sap, Elixir, Sand, Petrification, Crystal, Pollen, Pressure, and Feral.

A number of these Kiths sound a bit out of place or confusing, and I will explain the details of each of them, as well as more details about the Carbuncle as a whole at a later date.

Suffice it to say they're pretty cool.

Above are pictured two Carbuncle by the names of Sha'dii and Cisep.

Sha'dii is a one of the military leaders of the Fire Kith, and has a tough, determined personality.

Cisep is a member of the Pollen Kith and caught the eye of the main character of my story, Kadence Riders, who offered to allow Cisep and his brothers (Jera'gashin and Korda) to join the Ataraxia. He's shown himself to be a calm and diligent individual while maintaining a strong familial bond with his brothers, to the point of being a little overprotective when a situation calls for it.

Lazy Coloring at its Worst
The Carbuncle