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Cassira the Wolf (Anthro Reference) by DanSyron Cassira the Wolf (Anthro Reference) by DanSyron
Well, hasn't it been a while :D.   I'd like to welcome my primary 'female' character back (and not as a sonic character anymore, because that's silly).  Faulkner will get his soon i swear!

I deconstructed her design and retooled it in the same manner as Syron was retooled 2 years ago.  This is the up-to-date model as of 2014.  Please use this for future commission/drawings of Cassira.  Gotta love the space pirates, aye? 


Cassira Archaia Solarov
Age: 20
Gender: female

Species: Wolf
Birthplace: Orbital colony Pasiphae 04 (inverted sphere world prototype)
Alliance: Hero

 Power: Light Manipulation (photokinesis)
Theme Song: Great Divide (Seven Lion’s Remix) -…

Backstory and origins

Cassira Solarov was born on the Fourth outlying colony of the Pasiphae Legion on the 04 station orbiting Alaria. The Pasiphae Space Pirate Legion was once a grand empire, established more than 1000 years ago in the pursuit of wealth, power, and a way to anchor their existence and culture for future generations all across the galaxy. However, the legion is one of the more respected pirate legions as they hold respect, honor, and tradition very high in their eyes, allowing them to form strong trade alliances with several nations on Alaria, being able to import offworld and extremely rare materials and artifacts at the proper price while providing a mercenary-like army at an allies disposal. The Legion revolved heavily around the zen-like art of Lightcalling (psychomanipulation of light using the powers of a Soul Prism.)

When a Pasiphae child is born, they are bestowed with a Soul Prism, carefully selected by the colony elders to best match their psychological build and the children are taught to take care of these prisms as if they were their own children. The prism then grows, becomes responsive to their thoughts and actions. At the age of 13, the caretakers of the prisms (the children) take part in a ceremony/right of passage in which they are unified with their prism. However, the caretaker must chose to sacrifice apart of themselves in order to accept the prism as part of their soul (literally and symbolically). Usually, Pasiphaeans sacrifice a finger (using a rather painless procedure in which an elder uses an aura of light to phase the digit out of existence).  Because of this, it is quite common to see a Legionnaire with a missing finger. Cassira chose to sacrifice her right (dominant) eye as she saw that greater sacrifice would make her stronger as an individual in the long run. She is one of 3 Pasiphaeans to ever consider this, the other two becoming galactic admirals in the Pasiphaean Legion long ago.

After this Ceremony, the caretaker of a Soul Prism can now partake in the practice of Lightcalling, in which they can bend light to execute very complex maneuvers and attacks. These can include focusing beams to create lasers, creating walls of light to serve as defense measures, surfing on lightwaves by use of their Shieldlances, or nullifying light entirely, creating shrouds of darkness in which to hide and ambush.  Cassira chose to embed her prism into her Shieldlance to increase the power output and connection to the weapon.

1000 years after the inception of Colony 04 (which remains in low-Alarian-orbit), the Legion has become near extinct as the empire has since fallen/fractured into smaller legions. The station of Pasiphae 04 is now on the brink of shut down and remains in an incredible state of disrepair, life-support systems being barely operational as the station teeters on disintegration in orbit. While most of the fortunate have been able to depart, some are stranded, keeping the station at the bare minimum of operation.  Cassira chose to remain on the station to assist in its operational duties as well as scavenge for a potential solution for the ringworld.

The station itself is a giant sphere in which all the buildings and structures are located in the inner surface of the sphere (serving as protection from space debris and radiation). The skyscapers (now in disrepair) all reach toward the center of the sphere and artificial gravity is maintained using a "push reactor". This drive (rather than pulling objects toward it), forces everything away from it, therefore allowing consistent gravity for the inhabitants inside the sphere while pushing away debris just outside the colony. The drive has considerably weakened and is in danger of a catastrophic failure.

Cassira first met Syron at the age of 12 (Syron being age 11 respectively) through the friendly trade relation the colony had with Kaius Grey, who at the time was one of the most prestigious scientists of Alaria. He often ordered materials through the fleet to advance his Metaneural discoveries.  During the period of peace, Syron and Cassira grew very close, both taking care of Cassira’s Soul Prism. Just after Kaius stood trial for high treason/endangerment of Alaria for the discovery of the Hylex element and its potential danger of being weaponized, Cassira gifted Syron with a gold pendant on his 14th birthday, showing the importance of their relationship....


24 hours later, Syron disappeared. Cassira was fully aware of Kaius' exile to the Lunar Outbounds Facility, but was unable to contact him or Kaius despite her best efforts. She searched endlessly for him, but was continually blocked by an unseen source (presumably a 3rd party) upon any attempt to gather data on his whereabouts, the progress of the Hylex project or any further information surrounding the Grey family.

She thus joined a very elite taskforce (dubbed the Pasiphae Special Operations Division) with hopes of being able to find clues to Syron's fate via top secret missions and confidential data access, as well as further assist the Pasiphae colony.

The division thrived until the other 7 members of the Infiltration division were reported Missing-in-action after a mission to recover a distress beacon deep inside the moon.  Cassira was unable to partake in the mission due to her inexperience and newness to the taskforce. The cause of the team's demise was unknown, but Pasiphae, as well as several bases around Alaria found that a gravitic anomaly occurred 100 km under the moon’s surface directly under the Lunar Outbounds Facility.  However, further missions were hindered due to collapsed passageways surrounding and inside the installation.  All further mission efforts were abandoned. 


Cassira re-established herself as the new sole member of the division, using her special training to become a freelancer.  She continued her search for Syron.


However… after an emergency assault was lead on the Outbound Facility by the Alarian Military, rumors arose that a synthetic gem had been created (under the pseudo name ‘Calamity Diamond’) that could be used as a potential powersource to bring Pasiphae 04 back to full operational status.  Cassira began investigating the locations where she presumed, according to her acquired information, the diamond fragments were protected.

4 years later, during an infiltration mission to an isolated stonghold in the Great Sea to recover a fragment of this gem, she ran into someone else trying to steal the diamond first.  Unable to recognize the thief, she pursued and attacked him, unsure if he was hostile due to his crystalline appearance…


Cassira is a Pasiphaean, and thus capable of Photokinesis (lightcalling). She chooses to do most of this in conjunction with a Ordinance-issue ShieldLance. These Pasiphaean shields double as a defensive and offensive weapon, capable of using the light from its user to power the shield, deploy walls of light to reflect attacks, channel photon power into the lance blade, or throw the shield similar to a boomerang, utilizing its internal cooling turbine as a propulsion method to glide around and return to the user.  The shield also doubles as a light-powered hoverboard, in which the user uses Quantum Trapping to lock to the board, and propel themselves through the air.  The shields are not designed to surpass 600 miles per hour, and attempting to go faster than this can cause a catastrophic failure in the device that can seriously injure or kill the user.


As with all Pasiphaean weaponry, the device is not self powered, but powered by the user’s photokinesis.  Therefore, only Pasiphae Legionaires can operate the ShieldLance.


Cassira is a very passionate individual and is very strongly motivated by her emotions.  However, being military personnel, she is very level-headed in combat, making logical calculations and calls with very little hesitation.  While she strongly cares for Syron, she (and he alike) understand that letting such actions interfere with a fighting scenario is not allowed.  Due to this, the interactions between Cassira and Syron are often more of friendly comradely rather than romance.  While Syron proves to be more of the ‘spontaneous risk-taker’ and Faulkner serves to be more of a smart-alec (Tony Stark personality), Cassira proves to be the voice of deep calculation, analysis, and wariness.  While she does enjoy a good fight, she would rather pick ones she will win, and she often berates Syron for his lack of caution. 


            Cassira, on occasion, is jeopardized by underlying emotional build-up due to the events surrounding the Hylex Project and Syron’s 5 year disappearance.  This is most often seen in confrontations between Kaius Grey and Mathis Crowe, who play at it as a way to compromise her combat skill and capitalize on her mistakes.  This is not to say that Cassira is malleable or easily manipulated, but more a glimpse at the level of manipulation that both Mathis and Kaius posses. 


While Cassira is mostly a composed, serious woman, she is quite fond of her leisure time as well, tagging alongside Syron and Faulkner in non-combat situations.  She enjoys sushi, sake-bombs, and the rare occasion there’s a formal dance.   While she isn’t as fast as Syron, she doesn’t mind taking a few stabs at his delivery records for Datastorm any chance she gets. 


Improvement?  I think so.  Leave me some feedback ok nubs?

Cassira 'The Wolf' Solarov © DanSyron
Art (background, template, everything) © DanSyron 2014
3 days.  Cintiq in teh Photoshops
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CheerioBagel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love the way you draw anthros
TheSevenRodarons Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
man, all your work is so creative and awesome! if I had even an iota of your skill in coming up with cool and unique weaponry, I'd...I don't know...make cool and unique weaponry,i guess...anyway, on a scale of awesome to awesome, this is AWESOME! Love it, and your other one about Syron. You inspired me to try and make my own character more unique and out of the whole Sonic story. Well, that's all i really have to say. keep up the great work.
SoulStormHNS Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems like my blue-Hog isn't the only one who uses Photokinetic powers, But unlikely he doesn't use a Device to manifest his own powers and needs to absorb Ether & photons to maintain a balance between ''quantity and quality'' on his own techinques, I would like these two have a meet someday Meow :3 
JifftasticGhozt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeauh... Fricken awesome c| . I love that writing, too~
JifftasticGhozt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonnah have to watch you man x3
9LivesToGo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
space waifu. 
DanSyron Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
yes <3
Mr-Some-guy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Attractive woman + pirate costume + kickass powers = one really awesome girl!
SellyTheLucario Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
emerald-song Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design! :D
Demon-Soul-Bearer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Wow dude about time! Awsome! XD
Grimmstein Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Personally I prefer this design.
But yet You got better at anatomy.
arcadunato Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How about a space pirate to go against her?eh? Probably one that has photokiknesis
Bi0Hero Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Artist
So much Awesome!
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
awesome character.
AshiroKei Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
OMG, amazing remake, i loved it!
I love your art!! :dalove: :+fav:

Lucain24 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap dude...that's insane with the detais xDD Nicely done. *____*
truedragon5374 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Holy $#^$% This is amazing! I can't wait to see here in a comic format, or at least in a mid-combat action shot.

Love the shield lance; offence, defence, and transportation all in one!

Does she carry a sidearm or other backup weapon? Like a mono-knife that shoots lasers?
eliana55226838 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooo wonderfull!!! and beatiful!!!i lovet them!
this llok is amazing! and sesy!!
you are my hero jsdfhjksdhfjkdf
PrinceOfQueer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I envy your ability to create outfits for anthros, I'm trying to make an assassin/thief outfit for two of my characters but just can't do it! It looks so unoriginal! Yet you make yours seem so complex and work so well for them.
nxgnetwork Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
FINALLY!! :D This is legions above her previous look, in my opinion. You've outdone yourself once again :XD:
Toughset Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Dangit man, I'm pretty sure you're making 99% of character reference sheets on the net miserably under-leagued. Looks friggin' fantastic! I like the rendering in this one a lot more than the one you did for Syron himself! My only issue is that, even when the file expanded, I couldn't read the text you put on there. Might be best to repost it in the description, if it's not there already. Otherwise, fantastic work!
Lubia193 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Love her!
esmashwey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
urtheart Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
She could so have someones Eye out with that.... too soon?
Loving the action pose, and overall a nice piece (ask me for more comments when I haven't just woken up =P)
silvermaxus253 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Wouldn't say too soon, since she did give up her eye willingly. I mean, talk about hardcore devotion! She definitely seems like a badass yet loyal and caring character. ^^
dantiscus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
...Epic epicness...
daQUIET-1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

and overall ...outstanding job sir. however the eye-patch comes across as a bit uncomfortable and cumbersome for its purpose. For some reason i imagine it splitting from the bottom corner and forming more of a halter or a sort of y-shape around her muzzle and then reconnecting behind her cheek. .... but that's just me ^^;
KetaniaVahltae Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that pirate look!
FPSF Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Holy smokes, she changed a lot! (Besides the obvious style change ;P) I'll be sure to read the rest of the description soon! :D
AmericanWolf016 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
LancerWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty sick design dude! Lovin' the concept! Keep it up bro <3
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Improvement? You are gawddamn rightamundo about that man! Cass looks so marvelous and so gorgeous in her new design,I especially love that space knight/pirate-ish outfit she's got on and that huge futuristic shield/weapon she's wielding,I also adore the pic on the far right with that dynamic pose and the details on that eye too <333 So all in all this looks mighty magnificent man :iconthumbsupplz:
Haleythecat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
she has an awesome and lovely design well done drawing her
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