The Karwen Islands were long thought to be uninhabited, until a Chiran battlecruiser stopped at Karwen-Mihan to take on fresh water. Investigating an unfamiliar scent, a pair of Chiran sailors found a young ottergirl carving a model of their ship while hiding in a patch of long grass, a meeting that would ultimately lead to the Karwen and Chirans becoming strong allies.
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Almost done with this now, just need to finish redrawing the palm tree leaves and tidy up the vegetation a bit more :)
Useful note to fellow artists: don't forget to scale things like binoculars to your character's face rather than just using a reference.
Subsidiary note to fellow artists: don't draw binoculars because they are evil.