Bahamut, whose Stride Spans the Horizon

I was having a hard time illustrating Bahamut, so I needed to figure out its physiology. Were one to back up against the Vault of Heaven, this might be what you would see far below, somewhere. How this beast manages to hide is a deep mystery. It surely does not want to be found.

Note the rough composition for the final page in the lower right! I couldn’t have done that without working out where its bones and eyes are.
What are heroes like in The Fifth World? Absent sedentary, agrarian life, how do their culture heroes demonstrate the values of their society?
The idea that our musical instruments and music would survive millennia into the future is kind of ridiculous. I doubt the Fifth Worlders would know what an ehr-hu was; or, if they do, I’m certain that it’s not much like our contemporary one, as the available materials and tastes have changed a lot since the 21st century.

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