Some of you may recognize this on page 12 of Anthrocon 2011's conbook. The theme was "Anthropomorphic Institute of Magic," and Auras are the closest thing to magic Raikonia has. In Ri'kinto's case, his aura allows him the benefit of multiple talents he can summon at will, rather than being tied down to a single power. Both he and Tekari are apprentices, but it appears the skunk is getting the hang of his unique gifts as his friend looks on in awe.
Ri'kinto Valez & Tekari Aia © Aelius (me)