Here's a drawing I did around 1978. I did the pencils and inks and the coloring was done by Mari Hersh-Tudor.
You nailed Ekuar ... open eyes, open mind and open heart. And such a winning smile ...
Rayek, self-confident and slightly patronizing ... tho on the nice side.
... definitely no "rats"
And Chot - he made me snicker. His expression turned out just perfect! Love how he hides behind Rayek.
Extra kudos to Mari Hersh-Tudor - I love to see traditional coloring.
I think Chot is the closest any Elf got to being like a Troll. Rayek was a "rat" at times. Characters change, which is part of good storytelling.