The Befthar Dragons



The Befthar are a FREE, OPEN SPECIES.

Please read below before creating one!

The Befthar were created by Bornes and the original lineart is by JerkCentral
Permission was obtained to use the lineart in this way.

Rules for UseHistory & CulturePhysical Attributes


    Adopts, colors, character design, etc. Trades, gifts, etc. are fine. But no money exchanges hands. Not even fake currency like DA points, gaia gold, etc.
    They weren’t designed so please don’t design your own and put it in your art.
    Credit the Befthar FA Account, or Bornes for creation, or Jerkcentral if you used the free to use lineart. Or do all three if you feel especially good that day.
    It’s open to interpretation and you can feel free to diverge from it, but at least read it once. Thank you.
    Don’t ever say “befthars.” If you really want to put an ‘s’ on something, call them “befthar dragons.”
    Generally the easiest way to plural befthar is just calling the species “the befthar.”
    A befthar will never have wings. If it has wings, it is not a Befthar anymore.
    Befthar should not have a desire to fly.


The Befthar are an incredibly rare dragon, said to have been the bridge between the spirit realm and humans, having taught shamanic practices to The First People.

As the “more civilized” world began to look down on magico-religious practices, the Befthar became hunted for the magical properties of their body parts.

Every Befthar has an elemental magic theme in their design– this is the element they specialize in. However, all Befthar are able to do any sort of magic to a lesser degree than their specialty.

Befthar come in all different sorts of colors, personalities, and designs. However, they are a species that is close to the ground and in-tune with nature. Their beliefs vary but fall in line with many of the stereotypes of witch doctors and/or native people. They mostly subscribe to the Gaia Theory.

Generally, they stay out of physical confrontation. They are only ‘dragons’ in the vaguest sense in this regard. They use their magic to fight for them, often in very out-of-the-box ways. For example, one unlucky man tried to kill the last remaining Befthar. That Befthar decided the man would be cursed to slowly turn into a Befthar himself, becoming the last Befthar after the curser’s death.

Befthar are very open to interpretation, so I’m eager to see what you can come up with!
In my timeline, Befthar are rare, and this is how they act. But if you have another timeline– say before humans became truly ‘civilized’– who’s to say they would behave the same way? Perhaps they stayed in herds, fought wars, or partnered with medicine men?


The Befthar are about the size of a grizzly bear.
They have scales over most of their body, except for their “hair” which is all feathers.

Befthar have compound eyes (bugs eyes). They can come in any (number) of colors and designs, but keep in mind the lens shape and texture.

Their faces are very flat. If they stand on their hind legs and look down at you, the head can take on a vaguely human appearance and may be were aboriginals got the ideas for their masks.
If viewed from the side, the flat-ness becomes a bit more obvious.
Try not to give the head proportions you are used to. Try to draw a kite instead. That is the best example I can give. It is supposed to look very odd from a profile view.

Ears are soft, formed of mostly down feathers.

Tongue is long and prehensile.

Feet are based on an anteater’s.

Their main diet is termites, but also other types of bugs.

The free line art is of a Befthar from an arid region. Designs for other Befthar may differ, but they NEVER have wings.

Befthar can create illusions to appear as another thing, but cannot truly transform themselves. They can, however, transform others.

Greysond / Garett DeLorte

greysondLeft lineart by Jerkcentral colors and horrible sketch on the right by me.
Eventually I’ll get art of the human… sweatdrop

Garrett DeLorte is 30-something customer service agent with Adobe. His life is fairly boring, which is why he escapes through the internet.

Online, he is Greysond, a “Grey Hare” which his name for the hare-goat hybrid. He has an eclectic personality, frequently wears cloaks, and has an affinity for disco.

Go here for the artist reference.

Bornes & B.

In a secret laboratory, an unknown man created human-dog hybrids. The first one worthy of keeping alive was Bornes. A bit stocky, he was raised in seclusion. His vocal chords were not fully developed and he could not speak human language. He did have intelligence, however, and over time was able to communicate using American Sign Language.

Bornes was the subject of many experiments, and as such became a very angry, untrusting person.

After much study, the second iteration was created: Bornes B., or simply B for short. Being raised more like a child rather than an experiment, B developed a loving and trusted attitude more in line with his tamed canine heritage. Able to speak English, he is much more reminiscent of a human than the first Bornes ever was.

Eventually, Bornes escaped the facility and kidnapped B. They lived together, where Bornes attempted to mentor B. B is able to read and sign ASL, but his preferred communication is still spoken English. Since Bornes is not deaf, the conversations between the two of them are often littered with B’s frequent code-switching.

Bornes does not trust humans and has developed a mild case of agoraphobia due to this. He believes he is alone in the world and tries to convince B that all people are evil and will treat them terribly. B, having not experienced the same troubles past as his older “brother,” does not feel the same way and there is much contention between the two.

Eventually B leaves Bornes and tries to live his own life. But as he is ignorant to many things, he frequently becomes the brunt of many jokes when unable to complete simple, common-sense tasks (such as cooking, laundry, or dog-oriented mannerisms like barking or howling).

B is on a journey to find more “people” like him and experience the world as humans do. Bornes, on the other hand, hates the world and would like nothing more than to see it burn.

Zahir Keen

In another world, there exist humans, animals, and the Ferift. The Ferift are animals with the ability shift into a humanoid form. The only difference between a Ferift’s human form and a pure human are the eyes. Ferift have a much larger iris and a pupil the shape of their animal form (e.g. a horse ferift would have rectangular eyes).

In this world, humans enslave the Ferift, believing them to be of impure blood. The slaves have many uses, but a popular one is the fighting ring, where humans bet on which Ferift will kill the other first.

One day, a rogue Ferift Wolf by the name of Trinity escaped from the fighting pits and started a resistance to free the Ferift slaves from the humans. Zahir was part of a traveling zoo at the time Trinity freed him. Zahir, having been kept in a tiny cage in his feral form, not allowed to change out of it, was put on display as an exotic exhibit as one of the last of the Maned Wolves left in the world. This caused him to associate much distress with his feral form. After being freed by Trinity, he changed to his human form and never returned to that of the Maned Wolf’s.
He has remained in his human for at least 10 years.

As part of the resistance, Zahir is a scribe, keeping track of everything that happens within the group, but mostly dealing with birth rolls. Since he makes a convincing human, he will also sometimes go to the pits to spy for the Ferift resistance.
Zahir is very secretive of his past and his maned wolf form. Outside the founding members of the resistance, none know what his feral form even is or why he avoids it. Secretly, Zahir wishes he were human. One of the few reasons he sticks with the resistance is because he’s not sure he could pass as fully human all the time.

He is 31 years old.

Ao the Maned Wolf

character-sheet-4Ao is an explorer. His purpose is to travel the world and write his own encyclopedia, hoping to record much of the nuances of cultures, magics, and anthropomorphic animals around the globe. He’s 30 years old.