Many years ago, I read a comic/graphic novel/manga, and the main theme was about war in a fantasy world (think of Final Fantasy, maybe). I believe the war was between multiple parties (i.e. more than 2), but I only remember that one of the parties was an established colony with blonde hair and armor, and another party/tribe had darker skin and rode big birds(?).
In addition, there was a special feature that one person from each tribe had... they all had some tattoo representing some element. I cannot remember if it meant they had control over the elements, or if it had some other greater meaning.