Welcome to the Realm of Toryn, home of Orcan(Uruguhk) Clans, Bloodtusks and Grotskulls. A land mixed with beauty and savagery, where the dwellers live for the lust of power and by the laws of vengeance. In the stillness of the dark where the heavens meet the land, a stranger to this world would be deceived by the quiet and the beauty of the surroundings. The majestic darkness hides the savagery, deception and betrayal that are all too common traits of the inhabitants of the Northwest region of the realm where our story takes place. The night wind carries whispers, instead of the screams of the innocent who are caught up in the brutal battles of those who reside in the vast mountainous area to the north, the deadly swamps and marshes of Xidia to the South, the vast desert region in the east whose sand is soaked with the blood of this violent race and in the West where the evil Bogmarshes hide the signs of the dead.
In the realm where power is the true Ruler, the Orcan clansman, fight against the human barbarian clans and the grunnar (dwarves) for the right to rule the Savage lands. The hungriest of these blood hunters is the Urughukai King Obberoth Mok’Dar, who has sworn to avenge his father’s death at the hand of the dwarves he so despises. Obberoth fights to steal their power and the legendary Stonefist castle and kill the king of the mountain, King Rolfgar, ruler of the last clan of the stone dwarves. Obberoth vows to rule the kingdom that lies among the mighty mountains of Galrog’s Peaks.
But as Obberoth lusts for power and vengeance against the dwarves, his sons also battle for the Orcan throne. Par’Oublar, second in line to the throne, battles his older brother, Par’ Ugreth for the rightful claim of Mok’Dar. Par' Oublar has vowed to destroy his brother and their father who forgave him for the birth of his son’s forsaken child , a bastard who is half human and half orc(uruguhk). The once mighty clan of united Bloodtusks has been torn in two because of the child’s forbidden birth. Par’Obular wants his brother and his half-breed child along with the human slave to be put to death and he will use manipulation and deceit to achieve his goal.
In the midst of the savagery, our main character is born, a half-breed orc named Grond, born from a human barbarian slave named Valara and her master the Orc prince Par’Ugreth. Grond’s birth defies all laws and boundaries of the Uruguhkai culture and traditions, he is a disgrace. He was saved from death because of his father’s status as next in line to the throne and also by a sacred pledge called Rom’gara which is an Uruguhkai oath of peace. This oath that is pledged between clansmen, to never bring harm to one another, and if broken would suffer the severest form of punishment;death. Because he is half orc, half human, Grond, shares in this oath and has not been harmed but is hated by his own people. Knowing only the love of his human mother Valara, the young warrior tries to fit in with his people. The young barbarian/orc is thrown into the family turmoil sets brother against brother in a decades old feud for power of the throne and for his grandfather’s lust to rule the Savage lands and defeat the dwarven king.
Grond must find a way to save himself and his mother from the family feuding but still prove his worth as an Uruguhk by joining the fight against the dwarven army. He longs to be accepted,respected,to be called "Kallok" by his clansmen for his warrior skills in battle. He vows to be called "worthy" despite the tainted blood that flows through his veins. Please follow us into the savage land hidden deep in the corner of the realm of Toryn to join Grond as he battles to find inner peace amidst the chaos all around them.
The story starts here....
It is dusk on the first day of Dhak'suula( The Blood Moon). Obberoth Mok'Dar and his two sons, Ugreth and Oublar are strategizing their first attack against the Urughukai's most hated adversary, King Rolfgar Stonefist. Dhak'suula is the most favored time of year to attack according to the Urughukai history. They believe that the Great Galrog's spirit, the Urughu god of war, will join them on the fields of battle to claim victory against the grunnarian race. Meanwhile, the young Grond is training vigorously to prove to his fav'aak(father) that he is ready for battle. Grond will have one chance to earn the title of "Kallok"(warrior) and prove his equality to his clansman or die. Taurok, Juug'la (judge) of the Urughukai and Head Chief of the horde of Clan Bloodtusks is responsible for training and preparing Grond for battle. Par' Oublar, Ugreth's brov'aak(brother) has emancipated from clan Bloodtusk to began a new clan by the name of Clan Grotskull. Oublar has not forgiven his father for the decision to spare his brov'aak's(brother) life for the treacherous betrayal to his father and his clansman for breaking the oath of Grum'vlak, the sacred mating tradition only between the Urughukai. Oublar will get his opportunity to enforce justice now that his father has summoned him and his army to join him against the Fists of the Mountain, the grunnar. Oublar will soon realize that his servitude to his father will be more rewarding to him than he expected. Back at the mountain, King Rolfgar, is fully aware of the fight that ways against him from the powerful Obberoth Mok'dar. He pledges victory once more against the orcan filth and looks forward to seeing Obberroth's head mounted next to the head of Ukklok Mok'Dar, his father.
BOOK TWO: PRESENT!!
Obberroth has slain the grunnar king Rolfgar. Now he must claim the prize that his forefathers have died for; the mountain. The ceremony of Dhak'suula has begun. Grond will have to honor his king with a gift worthy of victory. Ugreth will finally see his son earn the title that he has been yearning for his entire childhood, Kallok. Valara will also see her son win the respect of his clansman as well as the peace that she has longed desired.
Oublar's humble deception might prove worthy to his cause when he uncovers a secret that might earn him his biggest victory yet. Will Obberoth Mok'dar's reign be long and prosperous or end by war and death, the answer lies within the petals of the Sacred Forest.
The first 30 backers that pledge $10.00 or more will get the FREE surprise Variant C metal trading card.. ACT NOW and be one of the lucky 30 to get this awesome card..
Here is the final pencils for the MAIN COVER for book 2 of GROND by artist Verlei Batista..
Here is the Variant Cover A for Book Two.. There will be only 100 of these made numbered and signed first prints only... Once they're gone, they're gone!!
Here is the Variant Cover B for Book Two..This was a CROSSOVER COVER that I wanted to do between The Draconis Project and Grond. There will be a limited numbered and signed first prints made... Once they're gone, they're gone!! This cover will be offered as stretch goal!!
VARIANT BOOK C...SURPRISE!!
This Variant will be UNLOCKED as our first stretch goal when we reach $3000.00. Everyone one will receive this book and a metal trading card of this cover once the stretch goal is met... Good Luck!
**** STRETCH GOALS ****
LOCKED: 2700.00..(( VARIANT B DAVON/ORC)) EVERYONE WITH A PLEDGE WITH SHIPPING WILL GET THIS COVER AND METAL TRADING CARD OF SAME COVER.
LOCKED: 3000.00.. (( VARIANT C DYING ORC)) EVERYONE WITH A PLEDGE WITH SHIPPING WILL GET THIS COVER AND METAL TRADING CARD OF SAME COVER.
I want to thank all of you who have followed me and supported my first ongoing comic book series called " The Draconis Project".. This next project is one that will be sure to captivate you as well as excite you. You will finally get to see and read about the savage world of Toryn and what races and monsters dwell in the mountainous regions known as the Savage Lands. I have been working on this story since 2011, and also had the pleasure of gaming with these characters as well. It has taken me quite sometime to finally get this project on Kickstarter, and now the wait is over. I have employed many artists; some good and some not so good, in trying to find the perfect look for my characters, and now I have succeeded. Here is a quick look at the credits for the book, along with a mini glossary of some new words from my new language called the Savage Tongue.
I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all of the artists that worked with me to make the AWESOME video; Leo Gondim, Gergely Devenyi, and Matthew Pablo for his musical medieval score.. Thank you all for helping make this video a reality..
I have the pleasure with working with a true professional illustrator by the name of Henry Peters from Germany who was very excited to do these illustrations for my metal book marks. He truly brings the imagination of fantasy to life with his talented skills..Here is a sample of his work.. He has completed all of the characters for my metal bookmark set. So I hope you try to collect them all.
These are the final SEVEN collectible metal bookmarks by Henry Peters for you to choose from..
((( REWARDS )))
!!! METAL TRADING CARD SET !!!
Here are the 4 metal cards that you will receive in the set with your pledge.
I will be making new cards for this campaign. I will have 3 new cards made for every new campaign. They will be the Main Cover, Variant cover A and the ICBR cover. I will send new updates if there is a new card being made so you can get a chance to add that to your collection.
Here is a look at The Draconis Project 114 pg. trade paperback that you will get with your pledge from the "MidCity Comics Special " tier.
!!! Custom Character Sketches !!!
When you pledge for the 60.00 Tier, " CUSTOM CHARACTER CREATION", You will get a full body character sketch of your fantasy character with some background. My friend Vagner Fernandes will be doing these commissions on 8x11 cardstock paper which will give you that authentic fantasy feel of your character to show and frame. Here is a pic of Vagner and some pics of his work. The dwarf character is what you will receive with your pledge.
!!! "OUBLAR" Sculpted Resin Bust !!!
I had 12 of these statues made from the first mold only. This is it, there will be no more made, EVER!! I have sold 6 between the Kickstarter campaign and the conventions I have attended this year. I have 6 left before the next wave of conventions begin.. I am offering these for a great deal for this campaign. I hope they are pledged for before next campaign. Once these are gone I will be starting a new statue, it will be OBBEROTH!!
I am now offering a new 110.00 TIER for anyone who loves to collect statues to place on their desk or shelf.. Here is your chance to get one of my limited numbered edition die cast resin bust of the infamous " OUBLAR" .. This piece is phenomenal and it will arrive in a colored picture box with graphics.. My friend Wu has finally created a masterpiece. Here are some pics of him creating this awesome piece. Here is the sculpted resin version that comes with the full body bust and all extremites and sword are separate in the box. Everything is packaged in foam and sealed for safe shipping. Here is what you get..
((( "OUBLAR" PAINTED Resin Bust )))
You will also get a chance to get your " OUBLAR bust painted under the 200.00 TIER. This will be limited to 3 only. I have teamed up with Mike Swisstack, a great artist and painter of Cthulhugizzards Customs to paint these awesome busts. Here are some pics of him painting OUBLAR with awesome painting skills.. YOU WILL GET FREE SHIPPING ON YOUR COLORED BUST IN THE U.S......
Here is the final finished piece!!
((( ADD-ONS )))
These are items you can add to your selected pledge tier.. These prices will include shipping for these add-on items. You will still have to pay for the shipping cost that goes with your tier. Please send me message when you do an ADD-ON, so I can add the note to your name. Thanks and enjoy..
* Metal trading card set+3 cards from book 2. You get the 4pc set plus the three new cards made from the covers from this campaign. $15.00
* Variant Cover A (Obberroth's face)first print signed and numbered to 100. $15.00
* Art Print set- You get the collectible three 11x14 print set to frame. $20.00 incl. ship.
* Original artwork interior page from book 2, penciled and inked. $ 70.00
*Original artwork interior page from book 1, penciled only. $ 60.00
* DROWNING POOL signed variant cover from Draconis Project, book one. $25.00
* Breast Cancer variant(Charity) Cover from Draconis Project, book 6. 10.00
( 11x14 ART PRINT SET)
Remember that 50% or more from the sales of this cover book will go towards the final charitable donation that I will be sending to the breast cancer society.
I will also donate a percentage of this project to my two favorite charities which are very close to my heart !!!! To all my friends and family, I Love You!
Thank you again for your support !!!
Sincerely Mike Phillips , Writer/Creator of The Draconis Project and GROND.
Risks and challenges
THERE ARE NO RISKS!!!
There are many challenges to this project but the hardest challenge is meeting the goal. That is why I am asking for a small amount to make sure that we get this project started.
The risks are NONE, ZERO, ZILCH!!! Once the goal is met I will have the books printed and all rewards being shipped out by June of 2017. GUARANTEED.....Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (20 days)