So funny story: After I moved on to the antlers I realized my UV maps were not set up in such a way that would allow me to get the detail I needed.
To remedy this I ended up redoing about 85-90% of them.
But the result is much better and! I have progress to share that is considerable. All I've got left in terms of fur rendering is the back legs and hooves, and then I can move on to antlers and crystals. Once I finish the textures I'm hoping I can finally pose and render this literal beast.