then protectorate is more likely i agree. unless if he is the "king in..." (a rare title once held by the Prussian Kiza to not draw hostilities with Austria (they viewed themselves the true rulers of the German people at the time))
However with the complaints in question from King alvion it seems that the Griffins have less then soveron status.
(my own head cannon is that the Griffins (both a kingdom and republic) are independent) tho the show rariy shows the "foren" species (only ONE zebra in the hole show, and two griffins and only 4 donkeys.)
I'ts not a stereotype, griffins are creatures from the greek mythology. So are hippogriffs. Isidore of Seville- "The Gryphes are so called because they are winged quadrupeds. This kind of wild beast is found in the Hyperborean Mountains. In every part of their body they are lions, and in wings and heads are like eagles, and they are fierce enemies of horses." He said that Griffins are fierce enemies of horses (Brought the quote from the Griffin wiki page)And, if you look at the hippogriff wiki page, it says "The reason for its great rarity is that griffins regard horses as prey. It has been suggested this idea was strong enough in medieval times to produce an expression, "to mate griffins with horses", which meant about the same as the modern expression, "When pigs fly". The hippogriff was therefore a symbol of impossibility and love." Understood?
Oh, I get it! What I meant by 'stereotype' is that we are only ever shown one griffin in mlp fim, and she completely hates ponies (with an exception of Rainbow dash)so that gives us a view that griffins hate ponies, but that view is unfair (and therefore a stereotype) because it only one in a race of thousands ^_^. I didn't know about the mythology behind it.
A recommendation on Luna's colouring: For the outline on her hair, I suggest using dark blue instead of purple. Other then that, AMAZING AS USUAL! (I'm ticked at myself right now, I was looking at Luna stuff ((as you can see by my favourites!)) when My inbox changed, but I didnt look to see what the message was, Wish I had looked earlier!) And on a side note, SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER AS OF TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only reason I pointed that out was because I found the colour very . . . distracting, It led me away from the rest of the comic. (Then again, I'm attracted to purple like moths are backtracked to light!)