So I ran a game set in the world of my novel, with two players (my friend Jen, and my boyfriend Jeff). This is Jeff's character. This is an earth ten'gai ... so in a way he is related to Ca'rer, the little boy in this gallery, but I don't really want to spoil too much about the story. Think of him as an earth elemental person. In this, the forest he has lived in and the village he has taken care of as a protective 'forest spirit' have both been burned to the ground, and several of his pet humans were killed trying to protect their home. He knows that the village was destroyed because zealots were trying to get to him, and that the villagers were dying for him ... so he is filled with grief, guilt, and a little rage against the men who have cruelly harmed innocents. An oekaki doodled a little while ago. I'm so bad with oekaki.