This is an original species created by Zed Shirogane, modeled after a night fury from HTTYD.
Elasmo is a shortened version of Elasmobranchii, a subclass of fish that covers sharks, rays, skates, and sawfish. Some of the defining features of Elasmobranchs are: 5-7 pairs of gill clefts, rigid dorsal fins, small placoid scales, series of teeth, and a lack of swim bladder that is compensated with high oil content within the liver. These aspects are also included into the Elasmo Fury species.
Much like the name inspiration, Elasmo Furies are found across multiple oceans around the globe. They range from tropical reefs to deep depths, with variations in size and shape to accommodate their ecosystem. Some are so large that they aren’t often attacked by other dragons, thus they don’t need any protection. Some are incredibly fast and streamlined. Some use their tails as whips to slice fish apart. Some work in packs, some as solitary creatures, and some even work with other dragons.
The diet ranges widely, depending on the region. Some Elasmo Furies are equipped to eat crustaceans, some small fish, some larger fish, some larger animals such as sharks or other dragons. Some even filter feed for krill. They have an amazing variety that leads them to filling many different niches.
There is a general slight difference between males and females across the species. Males tend to be a bit more extravagant: with longer whiskers, fins, etc. They also tend to be a bit more roughed up, with torn fins and wings from fighting with other males over territory and females. Females also tend to be a bit smaller, but that can depend on the ecosystem: the richer and productive the region, the more elaborate and larger the males are to their female counterparts. In colder northern climates, the females are actually larger than males as they burn through a lot of calories creating and raising young.
This is an open species, feel free to make as many as you like. All colors and patterns are allowed, although I encourage you all to use real life elasmobranchs as inspiration to your designs.
Make sure all elasmo furies have:
- Large ray-like wings
- 5-7 gills along the neck
- Antennae above the eyebrow
- Long fins at secondary hip wings
- Shark like tail (shape can be different)
- Outside of those restrictions: go nuts!
Please credit Zed Shirogane for the species design when posting your elasmofury on social media.
Free To Use Bases
Original lines by Haskiens, edited by Zed Shirogane: Link to DropBox with transparent lines.
Original lines by CheckersTheArtist, edited by Zed Shirogane: Link to DropBox with transparent lines.
Original lines by AriaAngelWing, edited by Zed Shirogane: Link to DropBox with transparent lines.
Original lines by Raining Mint, edited by Zed Shirogane: Link to DropBox with transparent lines.
Original lines by Bottii, edited by Zed Shirogane: Link to DropBox with transparent lines.