CHARACTERS

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CROSS

Cross is the name of the player character. They are a silent protagonist and gender ambiguous.

Cross has grown up in the Gondur side, despite being a hybrid. They live with their biological father and stepmother, two squirrels, while their mother (an anole) was banished from their household during the divide.

As such, they have a primarily squirrel upper half with anole legs and tail, as well as some subtle lizard features on their face.
 

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CONCEPT ART

Concept art by

CT ROGERS

@takaalive

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MODEL

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ALT

Alt is the twin brother of Tab and older brother to Shift. The three live on their own in Crescent Bluff.

 

Alt, besides Cross’s parents, is the first character the player meets. While he does face occasional nagging from his teenage brother, he is generally calm and friendly, and happy to assist the player.

 

It is unknown what Alt does for a living, though he does express strong interest in stock investment and shows some impressive mathematical skills.

 

He gets quite embarrassed upon being misgendered, but understands that there are some people not used to his pronouns yet. He will introduce himself to Cross solely as male.

MOODBOARD

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CONCEPT ART

Concept art by

CT ROGERS

@takaalive

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“Hello! You’re that kid from next door, right? I don’t often see you without your parents, is everything alright?”

MODEL

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ESMEAR

Esmear and Kleffe were the youngest of the friends growing up, and the two often clung to Nika, Esmear’s older sister. While his relation with Kleffe has since separated, he and his sister still communicate via text.

Esmear is a passionate and talented painter, using his flexible tail as a paintbrush. He is a bit of a pessimist and has strong emotions.

 

While he can change his coloration at will, he generally will default to a green with a gradient to red on his tail. He will turn near fully red when embarrassed and will have more blue tones when sad.

 

His initial feelings toward Cross are those of uncertainty, as he doesn’t remember much of the incident which separated his friends, due to his age at the time. But, he will generally dislike those of the other clan, and, learning that Cross grew up on the other side, will treat them the same.

MOODBOARD

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CONCEPT ART

Concept art by

COLORS GIRALDO

@ColorsOfDoom

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“Mmm, yes, I did hear you were coming… To stop our ‘vandalism’ of your precious ruins that we as Vondurs call home now. This is simply because it’s too close to Bluffington, now isn’t it?”

MODEL

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Speed Sculpt - Esmear, Chameleon

Speed Sculpt - Esmear, Chameleon

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