#how he got that image from that we’ll never know
I’m pretty sure he was hearing whispers straight from the old gods into his brain, and they were telling him exactly how they wanted to look.
"You know what’s cooler than being a griffon? Being a robot.”
"So to recap, you’re going to make me a robot and a griffin. Also, give me different forms that require knowing the song of my people to activate. Only the worthy shall call upon the mecha-griffin.”