Blighted Kargyle is the result of me wanting to do something different for the Kargyle line; most have flat faces and horn ornamentation, but nothing that stands out, really--as soon as the contest was announced I just knew that I had to make something weird and/or gross for my favorite familiar type, so I went with a pointy-faced, diseased felldrake.
Born of blight and disease, this Kargyle has harnessed its sickness, honed it, and then weaponized it. With rotting hair/flesh, protruding boils pulling thinned flesh taut, cloudy, blind eyes, and yellow-green bile constantly dripping from its jaws, this beast is like a walking(or rather, flying) embodiment of pestilence. The flesh has all but rotted away from its face, exposing flesh as thick as its scales used to be, and yet shiny--coated with mucus. A pronounced keelbone holds even more muscles than its cousins; it is fast, powerful, and deadly.
Flies buzz around its mane at all times, like they’re attracted to the festering flesh beneath, eager to feed on it as if the beast were a corpse. When it moves, some trail behind. Where it steps, it leaves bile in its wake.
(Assume the base Kargyle-type scales where the skin isn't light/thin--where the boils have grown, the scales have rotted away, revealing thick, shiny, mucus-drenched flesh.)