This is my initial impression of where I want to go with the design this week...
It's basically an avian/reptilian based alien creature with clawed suction-cup feet and a long tail with a fan end like a kite. It can walk and fly like one would expect, but has an enlarged pineal gland which allows it to bend space-time, effectively allowing it to travel at faster than light speeds when it wants to. It is carying a 2-headed alien galactic sheriff bareback with just a bit and reins.
I am certainly open to design suggestions at this point.
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