5 years, 8 months ago


The Befthar are a FREE, OPEN SPECIES.
Please read below before creating one.
The Befthar were created by Jy (me) and the lineart is by JerkCentral.
Anyone is free to color the lineart, and permission was obtained to use the lineart in this way.

Rules for use

  • Do not sell this lineart.
    You can sell Befthar adopts and such as long as you use your own lineart. You cannot sell adopts made on this particular lineart, nor can you modify this lineart and then sell it.
  • No genitalia
    No porn of these creatures.
  • Place credit somewhere
    Although crediting both of us appreciated, it's not mandatory. If you're using the lineart, please credit JerkCentral.
  • Keep the history in mind
    It's open to interpretation and you can feel free it diverge from it. But at least read it once, thank you.
  • The plural of "Befthar" is "Befthar".
    Don't say "Befthars." If you need to use an 's', say "Befthar dragons" instead. Generally, the easiest way to pluralize Befthar is calling the species "The Befthar."
  • No wings.
    Befthar will never have wings. Befthar should not have a desire to fly.

History & Culture

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 world became more industrialized, and 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 are commonly animistic. They usually 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 industrialized– who’s to say they would behave the same way? Perhaps they stayed in herds, fought wars, or partnered with medicine men?

Physical Attributes

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 where 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.

You can get the unwatermarked large lineart and see this info on the other page here ->