Silent Ones are a race of beings that were _made_ by a human-like species. They are not alive but neither are they dead, having what others inhabiting the same world call 'unlife'. Their creators left the world one day, heading out to the stars, leaving their creations to fend for themselves.
Unfortunately for the Silent Ones, the world experienced a new coming of magic and mythos, which released dragons, phoenixes and other mythical creatures back to the world. Themselves full of life, the magical beasts waged war against the Silent Ones, resulting in the Silence Wars, when most Silent Ones were destroyed. There are few that still survive in hiding.
Coloured pencils on paper.