"He was the oldest of the lot of them, and so I thought it was suitable to call him Anundr. His features were aged by white fur, heavy eyes, and a wizened gaze. Still, he was more ferocious than half of the creatures at the Median, and by far the stubbornest. Apparently until only a few years ago, he refused to learn the human tongue, so his speech was a muddy mix of growls and words. I loved the way he said his name, Anundr. It was like a soft growl, but with an ancestral power behind it, like something from beyond this world."
Lol a ref with an intro quote
ORIGINALITY POINTS PLS Notes on the design
His fur is very long at his belly, neck, mane, tail, and paws. The mane does still follow the 3-tiered layering shown here
The white areas are NOT markings, but are signs of age. Their location does not vary, but the pattern (if there is one) is not consistent.
Anundr is OLD so he's not going to be springing around like a giddy little school girl... not that a bear-wolf would do that anyway!
If he is being drawn at a younger age, his fur is more like the length of Bjorn's:
and the white areas are not present
He has a big nose and big paws
Any other anatomy concerns can be found here:
Anyway, here is Sidhe and Bjorn's father, Anundr. Sam sort of named Anundr during their second reunion, the name meaning "Triumph of the Ancestor." He is old, even for bear-wolf standards
HE LIVED BEYOND THE PRESET LIFESPAN
He originally didn't have a name... none of the animals did, but Sam sort of gave them names to be able to tell the difference between them.
He named Greleth because he thought the name sounded unpleasant
Sidhe and Bjorn were two of the few who had names prior to Sam's appearance. Who named them
Teehee, I know
Anundr is Sam's mount in a massive LotR style battle near the end of the book
I dunno about you, but if I saw a woof THAT big with a screaming barbarian on its back, I'd pee myself and run for my life!!!
Ahhh Anundr is so handsome
I'm glad that his design resembles both Sidhe's and Bjorn's
Their mother is quite beautiful too, as she has the same blue eyes as Sidhe, but she is almost golden in color
Idk if I'll ever draw her... she's dead by the time the story takes place
SO YAY NEW CHARACTER FOR PEOPLE TO DRAW