Adrian... I need your speed, you MACHINE I love some of the clothing pattern detail you are incorporating, let's be sure to get that into the finals, too.
Sentinel, I said so on MSN, but I also think the top left is PERFECT, the composition is stellar. Excited to see how you work out the rest of this.
My thoughts on composition for the Evil Human Knight (the King) based on traditional royal portraiture. His robe would be all trimmed in animal furs and his throne will have various skulls and monsters carved into it and a deer head mounted on the top. And the Good Arachnea Assassin... in a church! The evil clergy doods will have a bound lynx or some other animal they are about to molest, and the spider assassin is coming to the rescue all quiet and stealthy-like.