This has been a bad month for me, production wise, but I finally got the next page of Eromugen out. I’m rather happy with this page. It has some flaws, sure, but I think it gets across what I want it to.
This is the first time we’ve seen Siat’s mother (Uwora) and sister (Asuka, who was designed by a friend of mine, so I can’t take credit for her). It’s also the first time I’ve used the term “Ikimimi” and, since I’m not positive how much detail I’ll go into in the comic itself, I’d like to take a moment to explain the way Ikimimis (and Ikimonos, which haven’t been introduced yet) work in this universe.
An Ikimono is basically what most people would refer to as a furry. They’re anthromorphic creatures with human enough bodies, but animal fur, faces hands, feet, tails, etc. In this society they aren’t considered sentient (though they are) and live in tribal communities outside the cities. Ikimimis, however, are a magically-created half-species between humans and Ikimonos. This is what Siat is. Ikimimis also don’t have any rights in this society, but are considered domesticated and are raised as pets. Ikimimis are often used for sexual pleasure, though it’s considered perverse it’s not illegal to sleep with them. Hopefully I’ve explained this coherently, though I imagine most of this will become obvious by the end of this chapter.