I have touched lightly on the subject of 'essence' and what it means for the residents of Almaca's planet in the past. When it comes down to it essence is not a 'visible' substance or mist, its more of a 6th sense that only the races of Ephomeris possess. One can feel it, and one can even almost touch it with their own essence. However it is impossible to touch essence, one can reach for it but it would be the same as trying to catch a ghost. It would just go through their hand. Most commonly the aura cannot effect the physical world except in rare instances where the essence itself is extremely strong. In those highly uncommon scenarios some essences are able to smother other essences near it or seemingly cause a gust of wind. Essence itself can be made to attack another's soul, however doing so is extremely difficult to master and a feared power to possess. For when you attack someones essence, you are attacking their soul, the very essence of their being in its rawest form.
You can tell a great deal about someone from their essence, you can determine a vague idea of how their personality is. You can even grasp a reflection of how they are feeling at the time by how it bends and twists depending on their state of mind.
You can relate an beings essence to a area, environment, or creature depending on the attributes they display. Someone whom is described to be like a mountain can be unbending, and strong. A mighty being, whom holds themselves higher than most, but holds a sort of almost core depending on the individual. Another example would be someone with the essence of a pool of water, tranquil, soft, and kind. The surface quiet and still until disturbed sending ripples to all the edges of their being.
A more specific example being a direct relation to this image with Almaca. His essence is very similar to that of one of the mightier creatures of their world; the dragonfly.
(However my partner in crime Joydroid
and I have yet to make a proper name for the creature and just refer to it as a 'dragonfly.' Whether that shall remain its title now or change in the future is yet to be determined)
Alma's soul/essence is strong, but blows easily with whims like the wind, carried where the currents take him, however he is able and wiling to fight against any storm that he may face to protect what he cares for.
I have explained a few times in the past how Almaca's people believe that their markings can foretell the future and destinies of their kind. The dragonfly is refereed to as a 'regal' creature, those whom are selected to take the position of King for his race are requiring to have marks similar to the said beast due to this great respect they hold for the main predator of their planet. The species itself becoming rarer by the year.
Art and Almaca belong to Octeapi
All ideas and concepts written here belong to Joydroid
and Octeapi Other Images of Almaca/Meridians: