So! A smaller unveiling before I unveil the big
thing. These guys are called Wollypogs (clever, isn't it? *cough*)
Anyway, at first glance these larger-than-usual size frogs might look like your typical frogs, but there are a few unusual physical traits that separate them from your usual Equestrian frogs. First and most obvious, their size. The fully grown adults typically reach the size of a filly, standing about as tall as one of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Their colors range from bright lime green to darker colors, sometimes light brown. Their colors tend to fade with age, as seen here.
Often the second thing you'll notice about these creatures are the plantlife that grows from their backs. Tiny trees can be seen on top of their backs, the size of which depends on their age. The types of trees depend on their abilities and their paths in life, often visa-versa. The Wollypogs are highly intelligent, and are able to harvest the trees to use in medicinal projects. Highly adept alchemists, the Wollypogs have often been known to assist those training to become herbalists and other similar pursuits.
For many, many years, the Wollypogs have taken it upon themselves to document history. Unbeknownst to most, Equestria wasn't always "Equestria", and the Wollypogs have been around long enough to know this. The "world that came before", they call it. The planet was a very different place in that age, as well as the age that came before that. The Wollypogs have been there through it all, documenting and recording history as it unfolded. Now, as Spark Storm's destiny starts to become clear, he'll need every ounce of courage to accept the thoroughly complicated mistakes of the alicorn known as Celestia has made...and what he'll have to do to correct them. The Wollypogs will be there to document that, too.
This absolutely gorgeous original drawing was made for me by Rawri-Tea
Â Thank you so much! This ^ is in big part what you've helped me to develop here.