This is the reference sheet (hopefully final rendition!) of my main personal "sona" who is the culmination/conglomeration of all of my previous incarnations of myself starting from the very beginning! (I haven't decided on if I'll even render an anthro- version.)
Older "sonas" will be considered "non-main" and/or "retired" but will still be around!
This design is including all of my past personal characters:
kirin/qilin, musk-oxen, mule, mule-creature, all-dem-horses, nilgai, and "the beast"
Phew! I wanted to combine them all, or at least the aspects I loved from all of them into one form. (But tried to also keep relatively streamlined!)
Personality: Generally very placid, empathic, gentle, very curious, with a human-level consciousness/sentience. Sometimes seems melancholic and/or depressive (see notes). (They can communicate.) Going with the Qilin/Kirin lore, they are very, very protective of victims of unnecessary/unmerited violence/abuse and sometimes righteously (arguably self-righteously!) enact punishment to beings/behavior/events that they deem to conflict with their personal moral values. Which this can be considered pretentious, but hey!- personality "flaws" are important too.
-Pronouns "They/them" (Gender orientation is Agender. Biologically the being can only be classified as intersex.)
-21 hands at withers (or 7ft at shoulders)- Think "extinct Irish elk" size. So very tall!
-Can also be rendered with lots of scarring/old wounds/ old arrows sticking out of them. ("They've" been through some stuff and can't die". which I guess you could say is what makes them depressed/melancholic.)
-Can manipulate things/create tools. HOW?! Magical horns?! No one knows! (debated adding 2nd dexterous arms and/or making front hooves/feet dexterous but decided concept to be kinda too..complicated? Still debating/looking for alternatives.) So...probably "magical horns"...
-Home is taiga forest, but wanders everywhere.
-Omnivorous: Mostly vegetation, sometimes fish, rare occasion hunts animals and even predators. Yes, I said predators.
-Kind of acts like a forest "keeper" and not above hunting creatures/people that become a great detriment to the local ecosystem.
-They "fatten up" and bulk up in the late summer. Over the course of winter, they lose their fat stores. If an anthro version is made- those forms would very much reflect this. (Cuz' important personal reasons!)