Willowtail fulfills the basic requirement of having a violent-when-angry villain. XD
About the characters mentioned but not seen: Vare is a musician/playwright friend of Merovek's. A rather nervous sort who is infinitely more talented than he thinks he is. Jaben is a head editor for the Kazim Sun, Kasimitia's most widely circulated newspaper printed in Kazier. Merovek occasionally writes critiques of various things that Jaben sticks in there (that's how Vare got his big break, actually). Jaben and Vare are pretty good friends of Merovek's. As for Z'dut- he is an evil being and Ciuda's rival. Any phrase involving him is a pretty steep one (on a side note, Willowtail has a potty mouth. Shame on you, Willowtail).
Thanks, Theorah! And yeah, Cat's Don't Dance was ridiculously cute and optimistic. I liked it. :)
lol bad willowtail! I love how animated this page is <3
Speaking of Willowtail, an old friend of mine took much notice of that cool picture you did of Willowtail on DA. She's a big fantasy fan, she geeked out over him, thought he was really cool! XD