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KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG is the story of the modern heirs to the legacy of the PENDRAGON. Read more

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KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG is the story of the modern heirs to the legacy of the PENDRAGON.

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Knight's Legacy: Awakening of The Pen Ddraig Book I. Wraparound Cover by ART GUTIERREZ.
Knight's Legacy: Awakening of The Pen Ddraig Book I. Wraparound Cover by ART GUTIERREZ.

A soulless man in search of his identity in the world of man and a selfish man in search of the place where he comes from in the world of magic must find their missing senses of justice and virtue if they are to stop an ancient Druid order from conquering the modern Kingdoms of Camelot.

Update 5: The Importance of Knight's Legacy.

Update 9: Special $500 Dollar Reward.

Update 10: New Reward & Revised Reward Starting today, all $15 pledges (The Chronicle of the Pendragon) will entitle the backer to TWO physical, print copies of Knight's Legacy Book I rather than the currently described one. Also starting today, exclusive to the United States is a new $8 dollar reward that entitles the backer to ONE physical, print copy of Knight's Legacy Book I with free shipping.

KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG BOOK I is the 48-page first issue in a three issue miniseries created and written by MICHAEL SACAL (with PASCAL SALZMANN and ADAM FERENZ), penciled by J. ANDREY PORTILLA, inked by KEVIN LEVERETT, colored by ROBERTO TORRES and lettered by E.T. DOLLMAN. Cover by ART GUTIERREZ.

Are you uncertain about donating to the Knight's Legacy Kickstarter? Download "Knight's Legacy: The Essential Guide" and learn all you need about this series before you decide.

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KNIGHT'S LEGACY Logo by KARSTEN KLINTZSCH & MARK CORPSE
KNIGHT'S LEGACY Logo by KARSTEN KLINTZSCH & MARK CORPSE

LAURENCE GREY is the Chief Executive Officer of CARMARTHEN INTERNATIONAL, a global research and development corporation located in WATERFORD CITY, IRELAND. He is a soulless man whose lack of self makes him indifferent to the pain his tyranny causes the people of the European Union.

ETHAN MCBRIDE is the manager of the TOWER MILL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, a place where the people of HAWICK, SCOTLAND reinforce their ties. He is a selfish man whose determination to find out where he comes from drives him to only act expecting a reward for his efforts.

The emergence of AVALON - the fabled resting place of king ARTHUR PENDRAGON - propels Ethan on a journey that takes him from the world of man to the world of magic to learn where he comes from, and sends Laurence on a journey from the world of magic to the world of man to find out who he is.

Throughout his journey, Ethan faces the trials of chivalry, a series of tests that teach that virtue overcomes avarice, while during his quest, Laurence encounters the knightly virtues, seven traits that teach that only might applied to a just cause makes right.

Should either fail to embrace their birthright and regain his missing sense of virtue and justice, it would bring about the birth of a DRUID MECCA built atop the ruins of the member states of the EUROPEAN UNION - the modern-day KINGDOMS OF CAMELOT.

For more about Laurence, visit his entry in the Majestic Universe Encyclopedia.

For more about Ethan, visit his entry in the Majestic Universe Encyclopedia.

Knight's Legacy: Awakening of The Pen Ddraig is a sweeping Arthurian saga that gives previously accepted facts about Arthurian lore a fresh interpretation, which allows it to stand on its own merits alongside other tales inspired by the same source material.

KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Page I Proof of Concept by Penciller J. ANDREY PORTILLA.
KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Page I Proof of Concept by Penciller J. ANDREY PORTILLA.
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In exchange for your pledges, we'd like to offer you the following rewards.

Prints

(pencils and digital inks by J. ANDREY PORTILLA; color by ROBERTO TORRES)

These prints are part of a series prepared for the fundraisers necessary to raise the funds to produce this three-volume series. More prints will be unveiled after we reach our goal in the form of stretch rewards. Otherwise, they are on hold until the two fundraisers to finance the remaining two issues launch.

“UNVIRTUOUS BEHAVIOUR”
“UNVIRTUOUS BEHAVIOUR”
“OPPRESSIVE MIGHT.”
“OPPRESSIVE MIGHT.”
“ESCAPE FROM CARMARTHEN.”
“ESCAPE FROM CARMARTHEN.”
“THE ORDER”
“THE ORDER”

This print with digital coloring by ROBERTO TORRES is an example of the quality you can expect once these prints are colored. It is not currently a reward. It will become one once we exceed our initial goal.

"ETHAN ET LA FONTAINE DE JOUVENCE."
"ETHAN ET LA FONTAINE DE JOUVENCE."

The Siege Perilous

The Siege Perilous Black & White Sample
The Siege Perilous Black & White Sample
(pencils and inks by J. ANDREY PORTILLA; color by ART GUTIERREZ)

Using a photograph of the donor as reference, J. ANDREY PORTILLA will design a character (male or female of any ethnicity) garbed in full knight regalia in their likeness. Subsequent to the completion of the pencils and inks, ART GUTIERREZ will color the image. This reward level turns the donor into a character from the age of CAMELOT that becomes part of a future KNIGHT'S LEGACY story set in that time period.


KNIGHT'S LEGACY is the flagship title of the MAJESTIC UNIVERSE, a shared science fiction/fantasy universe that tells a vastly-ambitious, yet consistent saga told across seven interconnected series that tell a unique story with a beginning, middle, and an end.
 
Our approach begins with introducing realism into what are two inherently unrealistic genres, which makes THE MAJESTIC UNIVERSE unlike any other shared universe.

THE MAJESTIC UNIVERSE is a verisimilar world with a rich history that forms a complex tapestry inhabited by average men and women that find themselves in unusual situations that help them to find the heroes within.

Our universe is a place of heroic knights and oppressive sorcerers, frail mortality and painful afterlives, captivating tyranny and illuminating freedom, rampant science and fatal phenomena, blood-thirsty revenge and heart-wrenching redemption, vengeful Gods and forgiving mortals, and peace-seeking warriors and warmongering fanatics.

THE MAJESTIC UNIVERSE has been a passion project ever since I conceived the original concept in 1998. Since then, I've worked tirelessly in developing the characters, arc, and story until I felt ready to pursue its publication.

Support for this Kickstarter campaign will help us achieve a goal 15 years in the making.

MICHAEL SACAL - WRITER & CREATOR
MICHAEL SACAL - WRITER & CREATOR

MICHAEL is the president and founder of HEROIC TENDENCIES STUDIOS, and the Creative Director of the MAJESTIC UNIVERSE. His work as a writer has appeared in FASTER THAN LIGHT from ORANG UTAN COMICS, Sky Watcher, The Leaf, and Red Leaf Comics Presents from RED LEAF COMICS. Michael is also a creative consultant for VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT. He provides creative services for concepts like ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, ETERNAL WARRIOR, X-O MANOWAR, HARBINGER, NINJAK, and SHADOWMAN.

J. ANDREY PORTILLA – PENCILLER
J. ANDREY PORTILLA – PENCILLER

Andrey is a Colombian comic book artist. His first work appeared in Delirium, a comic published in his home country. In an effort to project the national narrative graphics, he has worked as an illustrator designing characters and developing illustrated children’s material for Colombian publishers. His work also includes the Dragon Tamers comic book from Bronco Ink Publishing

Andrey was one of 12 Colombian authors displayed at the 2012 Fumetto International Comix in Lucerne, Switzerland with his SUPINAUTA underground comic book strip. He is currently working for MTG, a publisher in Spain, on a soon-to-be-released comic book about demons and vampires. His contact email is andreyportillaart@gmail.com

KEVIN LEVERETT – INKER
KEVIN LEVERETT – INKER

Kevin is an inker/illustrator from Dallas. He has been working in the comic field for about three years. His work appears in books such as Death Fox from What The Flux Comics and Son Chasers from Pilot Press. Kevin has also contributed to various other anthologies. He is a member of Cornerstone Creative Studios. His contact email is kevin@cornerstonecreativestudios.com.

ROBERTO TORRES – COLORIST
ROBERTO TORRES – COLORIST

Roberto is a freelance illustrator. He’s worked for several indie comic publishers in Florida, like Con Artist Entertainment in Zombie Squad and various inking and coloring jobs, like the cover for Project: Overwatch) and Creature Entertainment in Bubba The Redneck Werewolf as artist/inker.

E.T. DOLLMAN – LETTERER
E.T. DOLLMAN – LETTERER

E.T. is an alien letterer and writer. He has lettered comics published by Image Comics, AC Comics, Markosia, and written stories for Heavy Metal Magazine, Zuda, and Femforce. His email is e.t.dollman@gmail.com, and you can find him on FacebookHe likes humans.

ART GUTIERREZ - COVER ARTIST
ART GUTIERREZ - COVER ARTIST

Art is a digital artist and designer from Mexico city. He has a background in architecture having majored at it before realizing his real calling. He has worked on several projects as a freelance concept artist and illustrator and he's currently working on a comic book project called Team Genesis as the lead concept artist. The genres he likes to work with the most are science fiction and fantasy. You can see his work on DeviantArt at artgutierrez.deviantart.com and Facebook here www.facebook.com/ArtGutArt, or contact him at art@farcornersstudios.com.

KNIGHT'S LEGACY is copyright © MICHAEL SACAL FERTMAN. All Rights Reserved. [Personal Information Protected Under Current International Privacy Laws]. Year Of First Publication: 2012. Country of First Publication: United States of America. Form of First Publication: One Page Ad in MEGABOOK, an anthology published by Comic Enterprise Publishing Group. All characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related indicia thereof are trademarks of MICHAEL SACAL FERTMAN. All stories, characters, and incidents featured in this publication are fictional.

Risks and challenges

Once this fundraiser reaches its goal, production will begin on the first issue of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG and all related rewards.

At present, the first draft of the script is 100% complete. In the time between the launch and end of this fundraiser, and the time it will take the artists to pencil, ink, color, and letter the pages, Michael will continue to make additional corrections to the script to ensure its quality.

At present, Andrey, Kevin, and E.T. have finished six of the 48 interior pages from the first issue. Once we reach our goal, Roberto will color them. Simultaneously, Andrey and Kevin will start the remaining 42 pages.

Andrey estimates he can deliver five pages a week, meaning he should have the finished issue in eight weeks following the 14 days Kickstarter needs to collect and process the pledges made to our campaign. Kevin estimates he can deliver five pages a week. Afterward, the colorist and letterer will do their part.

In terms of rewards, all the prints are finished except for the coloring, a task that will start once the campaign ends. Andrey and Art will pencil and color the Siege Perilous commissions parallel to the production of the interior pages. Andrey estimates it will take six hours to finish each commissioned piece. Art estimates it will take three hours to color each piece.

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    World of Digital Magic --

    One PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. Includes access to previews and updates.

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    Awakening of The Pen Ddraig -- One print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. US EXCLUSIVE. No shipping charges. Includes access to previews and updates.

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    Tundra of The Pen DDraig -- One print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. US EXCLUSIVE. Canada exclusive! Free shipping. Includes access to previews and updates. CANADIANS ONLY PLEASE.

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    Chronicle of The Pen DDraig -- One print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. Includes access to previews and updates.

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    World of Printed Matter --

    In addition to the PDF copy, you also get one printed copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Tomes of The Pen DDraig -- Two print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. Includes access to previews and updates.

    UK Exclusive ! Free shipping to the UK!

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    Great White of The Pen DDraig -- Two print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I with a wraparound cover by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. US EXCLUSIVE. Canada exclusive! Free shipping. Includes access to previews and updates. CANADIANS ONLY PLEASE.

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    Vision of the Pen Ddraig --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you also get your choice of one 11 inch x 17 inch prints by J. ANDREY PORTILLA, and ROBERTO TORRES printed on archival 100# print stock. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Mantle of The Pen Ddraig --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you also get one white t-shirt with the Knight's Legacy logo. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Omen of The Pen Ddraig --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you also get your choice of two 11 inch x 17 inch prints by J. ANDREY PORTILLA, and ROBERTO TORRES printed on archival 100# print stock. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Augur of The Pen Ddraig --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you get your choice of three 11 inch x 17 inch prints by J. ANDREY PORTILLA, and ROBERTO TORRES printed on archival 100# print stock. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Treasure of The Pen DDraig --

    One PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, one PDF copy of KNIGHT' LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, and one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, all with covers by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Fortunes of The Pen DDraig -- One PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, one PDF copy of KNIGHT' LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, and one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, all with covers by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. This price includes shipping within the United States. Includes access to previews and updates.

    UK Exclusive! Free shipping to the UK!

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    Visage of The Pen Ddraig - In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG, you'll also be drawn into the first issue as one of five characters. This price includes shipping within the United States. Includes access to previews and updates.

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    Riches of The Pen DDraig -- One PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, one PDF copy of KNIGHT' LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, and one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, all with covers by ARTURO GUTIERREZ. Canada exclusive! Free shipping. Includes access to previews and updates. CANADIANS ONLY PLEASE.

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    Sign of The Pen Ddraig --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you also get your choice of four 11 inch by 17 inch print by J. ANDREY PORTILLA, and ROBERTO TORRES printed on archival 100# print stock.. This price includes shipping within the United States. Includes access to previews and updates.

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    Shards of The Pen Ddraig --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you also get one original page of interior art pencilled by J. ANDREY PORTILLA and inked by KEVIN LEVERETT. This price includes shipping within the United States.

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    Siege Perilous --

    In addition to the PDF and print copies of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, you get to sit on the Siege Perilous, a vacant seat reserved for you at the Round Table (using a photograph of the donor as reference, J. ANDREY PORTILLA will design a character (male or female of any ethnicity) garbed in full knight regalia in their likeness. Subsequent to the completion of the pencils and inks, ART GUTIERREZ will color the image. This reward level turns the donor into a character from the age of CAMELOT that becomes part of a future KNIGHT'S LEGACY story set in that time period).This price includes shipping within the United States.

    Includes access to exclusive previews and updates.

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    In addition to one PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one PDF copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, one PDF copy of KNIGHT' LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book I, one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book II, and one print copy of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG Book III, all with covers by ARTURO GUTIERREZ, your name will be listed as an "honorary editor" in all three issues of KNIGHT'S LEGACY: AWAKENING OF THE PEN DDRAIG. This price includes shipping within the United States. Includes access to previews and updates.

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