Grakes, tribal reptilian beings mainly from the Grake Forest Kingdom but have stretched out to other territories. They have three eyes and one leg. Their species are better suited for life in the trees and though they can stand and move well on the ground they are vulnerable to enemies like the Divine Empire as all of their species have two legs. Grakes have adapted surprisingly well on the ground and on the battlefield. Though there are foot soldiers, most Grakes fight on cavalry. Depending on the village and the region, each culture adapts to taming particular animals as beasts of burden, pets and companions, and for riding into battle. They have long created a balance with animals of the wild and to the wilderness itself by showing them respect and reverence.
The Orange or Plains Grakes live in villages on the grass plains not far from the Forest Kingdom. There they have succeeded in hunting fierce beasts of all shapes and sizes as well as taming a particularly infamous animal in their lands. The animals they ride upon into hunting and into battle is the Horned Rampage, a three-horned rhino species with tough hide (slightly spiked on the thighs). They can move fast, cause devastating damage to enemies, and are tough to kill. The riders are called Rampagers and wear feathers representing the three horns on the rhinos.
Original images done in pencil and ink, then cleaned up, colored, and arranged in CS5 Photoshop.