This is another interior illustration from The Pale City, I prototype book I recently created. Here we see a pair of travelers (A Lotharian named Vorkaa and his many attendants accompanied by their human companion, Trowin) traversing the barren wastes beyond the Sea of Sage in search of the Pale City.
“As they drew nearer to the city each day, the color was gradually bleached from the rock they trod upon, and the shrubs in the landscape around them grew twisted and sickly. Soon, there were none at all.
Despite the occasional hill they were forced to ascend, the land around them seemed to slope ever downward, and Trowin Imagined they were falling into the mouth of the world.”
Wait, those are attendants?
So that in-bred look is intentional?
uh.... that's really weird and a little disturbing.