The Great Betrayer
The final version of Ryuu-jin, the first Wretched One to be illustrated! This comes from the famous Jonah Lobe, the creator of the vaulted dragons in Skyrim. The way the earth seems to come off the dragon and circle it is just awesome.
This piece is just amazing. Needless to say, Jonah is a BEAST.
From World Anvil:
When the second sun, Adume, cracked open, it revealed something horrifying. The Elementals were no more. In their place were now horrific and powerful dragons. Each of them monstrously sized and seemly ready for battle. Some with enormous wings and tails, others with razor-sharp fangs. Each of them changed from an innocent Elemental to a brutal Dragon. Beasts which would become known as The Wretched Ones. Their abilities as Elementals often fueled what their new and dark abilities were.
Almost as an affront to what made them special on Tikor, it’s what made them the planet’s greatest enemies from that moment on. Whatever personality and essence the former Elementals had was gone now. The re-programming into thralls of Xavian had been a part of the dark energies of Adume. Now remade into soldiers of The Withering King, they had little choice but to follow his orders.
Former Earth Elemental. Ryuujin betrayed his brood during the battle for the Tikor. He reconnected with the earth, causing his memories to come back. His whereabouts are currently unknown, he disappeared shortly after establishing the Republic of Vinyata.