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so Gapon here is a giant sky whale, a very rare species of creature. giant sky whales live for a very long time - a certain specimen was believed to have lived for over 450 years. they will sometimes fly into clouds with their mouths agape, feeding on the small cloud-dwelling creatures within them, such as the Lesser Striped Cloud Krill. when giant sky whales start to die, they will lay down in a mountainous area and stop feeding completely. it can take up to 50 years for their dead body to fully decay. it used to be believed that their yawn would bring good luck.
Gapon is a very famous, modern-day sky whale, and many people have devoted their lives to following him wherever he goes in order to study him further. he is estimated to be around 300 years old.
i dunno maybe i should just stick to drawing instead of creating lore. whatever at least i'm pleased with how he came out =)