Part of a series - I'm trying to get drawings done of all the races featured in my novel, set in a worldscape called Meridia. This fellow is one of the gold-scaled Izbani. Distantly related to the Tarsere, the Izban are fast runners, using their feathered appendages to steer. They also have superb telescopic vision and are famous for their ability as archers. Once, their home nation of Izban was fertile in resources and knowledge, boasting museums, libraries, universitys, and a rich tradition in art and architecture. Unfortunately, the entire place was cursed more than a hundred years ago, and it is now a parched wasteland.