finally! i get to introduce characters other than Willowtail and Sydri.
starting with the white elf: Orafnir/Ori, Kydera/Kydi, Iavar, Reanin, and Oronic/Nic (Ori's twin bro). Reanin, Iavar, and Reanin's two dogs are in the bottom part running through the woods. the dogs' names are Au and Ie (and yes, if you say them together it sounds like "owie!"). the thing flying in the backround is possibly the funnest character to draw ever.
does anyone besides me think the top part of the page turned out amazingly well (esp since it's a backround!!) and could probably be the cover on its own? *stares at it happily* if things go like this, the Twins will by far be the easiest to color, and Reanin or Kydi will be the hardest. ah well. on to Chapter 1, page 1!!