What is a Levanant?
Lord Froylan is a recurring enemy/antagonist/sometimes a good guy in An Ominous Book. It seems to be common knowledge by everyone that he's a fire mage, but not everyone knows which beast he summons.
Here is a small excerpt from An Ominous Book when Spaulding speaks to Froylan.
“So am I under arrest, Lord Froylan?”
“Not at all, much to my chagrin. Get on my phantom beast so that I can sleep for a couple of hours before the morning meeting.” Froylan summoned a phantom beast that resembled a large lizard with two tails that was constantly enveloped in flames.
“I didn't know you could summon a Levanant Froylan-suits you perfectly.”
“Stop wasting my time and get on it already.”
Spaulding shrugged his shoulders and sat on the back, whereas Froylan flapped his black cape on Spaulding's face as he sat down in front. Spaulding was certain he did it on purpose with the sole purpose of annoying him. He turned around and frowned.
“Froylan is sure having a ball annoying me. Why did he order so many guards to summon their phantom beasts to chaperone us?”
The Levanant ran past the gigantic bridge and across the stone paved road. Spaulding’s face was constantly being hit with Froylan's cape which annoyed him to no end as the beast ran up the road that eventually took them to a large stone courtyard surrounded by one hundred Äimite. The group of guards riding behind with their phantom beasts dismounted and stood at a safe distance.
The books don't delve much further about the beast. Froylan usually kills his enemies with his sword or burns them alive. However, we do get the chance to see him drop his Levanant into an active volcano in the third book in order to move the lava at free will!
I always have a lot of fun writing scenes where Froylan appears. He's just a really appealing good for nothing crook with a plan under his sleeves. I never drew his phantom beast before, but I think my drawing came out close to how I always imagined it.