The illustrated guide to pretty much everything.
The phoenix on the sword. Not the one you're thinking of, though.
If you're struggling to parse "Houou Mochizuki", read it as 'the sword Houou, by the smith Mochizuki.'
For all intents and purposes, the patron saint of the Arts in Realmgard.
You thought it was Realmgard, but it was me, a new map of Porthaven!
Giving digital painting a go. Liking the results so far.
Note: Blue is Water.
Two great tastes that taste great together.
The legacy and reputation of the Black Rider is not up for debate. What is debated is why exactly he's called either Black Rider or Red Rider when he is attested to and almost universally depicted as wearing a suit of blue armour.
I remember Gargoyles, but I'm amazed at how little I remember about Gargoyles.