A commission for
, who gave me this background to post along with the image:"This is Travis, a main character in a book series that I plan on writing some day.
Travis is a grizzled veteran soldier. Fitting with this occupation, he's gritty, serious, and tolerates no mistakes, though he does have reason for this: when he was younger and more headstrong, a hastily-done spell went badly wrong, killing his master and blowing off one of his arms, hence the prosthetic. Since then, Travis has resolved to always be methodical and thorough in preparations for anything, be it spellcasting or some other pursuit.
Hare magic is focused around the use of circles and runes. Each circle has a series of runes in it that essentially are the blueprint of the spell: The runes inside of a circle are what will happen when the spell is cast. The magic isn't perfect though: One small mistake can be disastrous. Since it's not very practical for a hare to draw out an entire circle and runes in the middle of a fight, many hare magi tattoo or paint circles onto their arms. This way, the only things required are a clasp of the paws and a quick, muttered word to cast the spell. Travis himself prefers lightning spells.
In the universe of the story, hares are the most advanced of the civilizations of the Underground. They've had gunpowder for centuries, and are the most prevalent race above-ground as well, having split into various smaller nations as their numbers multiplied after being banished to the surface by the wombats of the Empire of the Underground."