"Breaking news (though not as broke as our bank accounts) from The9 garage radio broadcast. There has been a reported trainwreck on Emb3r. What started as a minor derailment has escalated into mayhem. No kittens were harmed in this incident. Just the ones in our kitchens."
When I saw the sneak peek, I took a guess that those things were a part of a headdress of some sort.
It could still be some kind of headdress ... just made of metal instead of feathers or holographic.
I'm LOVING the artwork so far! <3
I'm curious if these tech-enhanced kaiju are more tech than flesh. Or maybe the stronger forms have more tech in them and are barely organic anymore. If they have to chain certain forms to rein them in, then it would make sense for them to use technology to pacify their more feral brethren to a degree, so they can control them better.
So, they don't have ranks, but certainly some variants of the Tsihu will be far superior to others in terms of power and experience.
Speaking of experience...I imagined this ability, where they'd encase their own allies in some sort of time-bubble, and artificially accelerate their growth within the bubble, even causing mutations and then the forms those altered specimen would emerge in would be the beast-forms, several different forms even, which may or may not need some control to keep on task, so they don't go completely crazy and feral and start attacking their own. Which could be possible. Take out the ones holding the leashes and the kaiju (however big or small) could turn on their own. And when that would happen, they could get buffs to speed, resistances...etc. (maybe not to damage and hp...or anything spongy), as they'd become more wild and more dangerous, without someone holding their chains.