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 Krul'suu'luna( The Second 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. Suu'luna (the blood moon) is the most favored time of year to attack according to the Urughukai history. They believe that the Great Galrog's spirit, the Urughkan 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 Obberoth's head mounted next to the head of Ukklok Mok'Dar, his father.
BOOK THREE : PRESENT DAY
Obberoth is dead! A peaceful gift for a king turns out to be the death of him. Valara has been accused for the death of Obberoth and is outraged and is now fighting for her life.
Oublar demands Taurok, Juug'la of the clan to hold a clan trial for the sentencing of Valara. Oublar's plan has now been set in motion. Only Mok'dar can grant her freedom.
But the oath of Rom'gara has been broken, and the punishment for that is DEATH. Grond is shocked to see what is about to happen next.
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 TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF GROND and the realm of Toryn and what races and monsters dwell in the mountainous regions known as the Savage Lands.
Here is a pic from the last successful campaign of BOOK TWO, "OBBEROTH'S REIGN " of the Grond series.
Here is a quick look at a mini glossary of some new words from my new language called the Savage Tongue. The language of the Urughukai.
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 for a great video!!
Here is a SNEEK PEEK of the Main Cover for BOOK THREE " Oublar's Revenge". This is the original artwork that is penciled by the artist ERIC BLAKE..
I am excited to say that DAVID LIMA will be doing the Variant Cover.. Everyone who pledges for Morvada's Tomes will get a FREE copy of this cover!!
THIS COVER WILL BE COLOR ILLUSTRATED BY HENRY PETERS. THE ARTIST THAT ALSO IS DOING MY BOOKMARKS..GREAT STUFF..
HERE IS THE ICBR VARIANT COVER B, THAT WAS PLEDGED FOR BY ONE OF MY LOYAL BACKERS ICBR.. THIS IS MY NEW "CROSSOVER COVER" FROM DRACONIS PROJECT AND GROND.. Malena and Valara with UGRETH. It is called " The Best of Both Worlds "...
I am very pleased to be 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 and covers. 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.
((( METAL TRADING CARD SET )))
Here are the first 4 metal cards from BOOK 1 that you will receive in the set with your pledge. There will be a 10pc set for this campaign which includes all 9 covers from the series along with the BIG ORC FACE card as the topper..
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.
((( MORVADA'S TOMES )))
I am proud to offer my new LEATHER COVER REWARD TIERS!! These Tiers will be called " Morvada's Tome of Flesh" and "Morvada's Tome of the Beast". Here is the pic of the Leather covers. This cover will be able to hold 3 comic books and a TPB.. These have been handcrafted and painted by my good friends Ben and Cristin. Their unique talents and expertise in Leather working and make-up special effects gives these covers their AWESOME effects.. These covers will be made from REAL animal LEATHER AND FURS and bone teeth that they acquired from their local taxidermist. CHECK THESE OUT!!!
THERE WILL ONLY BE 5 OF EACH OF THESE MADE FOR EACH TIER. THEY WILL FOLLOW THIS LAYOUT WHEN CREATING THEM BUT ALL OF THEM WILL BE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE UPON CREATION. SO I HOPE YOU ENJOY THESE LIMITED ONE OF A KIND HANDCRAFTED BARBARIC LEATHER COVERS.
((( MIDCITY COMICS TIER )))
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 along with the complete metal trading card set from The Draconis Project series.
((( Custom Character Creations )))
When you pledge for the 70.00 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 Fernandes working and some pics of the commissions from the last campaign.
((( "OUBLAR" Sculpted Resin Bust )))
I had 12 of these statues made from the first mold only. I have sold 7 statues between the first Kickstarter campaign and the conventions I have attended last year. I have 5 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 the next campaign. Once these are gone, There gone!
I am now offering a new 100.00 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 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..
The FINAL SCULPTED STATUE !!
NOW THE PAINTS !!!
You will also get a chance to get your " OUBLAR bust painted under the 200.00 TIER. This will be limited to 5. 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 PAINTED STATUE!!
We have also started working on a limited number of OUBLAR PAINTED SKULL HEAD Keychains to offer for the first time for this campaign. I only have 10 of these made which are stamped and signed by Wu and Mike. These are sculpted and hand painted and look AWESOME!!!
((( OUBLAR SKULL HEAD KEYCHAIN )))
((( STRETCH GOALS )))
All stretch goal rewards apply to all backers who pledge for physical copy of the book and more..
UNLOCKED: $2400.00..( FREE BOOKMARK).. Everyone will get a FREE bookmark of their choice.
UNLOCKED: $2500.00..( Art Print SET )- You get the VILLAS collectible 8x10 print set to frame.
UNLOCKED: $2600.00.. ( 3pc Metal trading cards).. Everyone will get a three metal cards of all covers from BOOK THREE for their collection.
UNLOCKED: $2700.00.. ( Variant Cover A).. Everyone will receive a signed numbered first print copy of the Variant Cover A .
LOCKED: $2800.00.. ( Morvada's Leather cover) ALL BACKERS who have pledged for a printed copy of book three and above that requires a shipping address will be entered in a LIVE DRAWING for a chance to win your choice of MORVADA"S Leather cover.. (Tome of Flesh or Tome of the Beast)...
LOCKED: (100 Backers).. If we reach 100 backers , I will be doing a FREE Auction Drawing with something GREAT!!! ( Let's hope we hit that mark)!!!
LOCKED: 3000.00..( FREE " LIVE " ARTWORK RAFFLE ).. All backers will be entered into a Drawing to receive a collectible Original Artwork Page from Books 1, 2 & 3 and an 11x17 METAL print of the Cover of your choice from the series along with the( 3pc. 11x17) print set by VILLAS.
LOCKED: 3300.00..( FREE "LIVE" Leather Cover/Oublar Keychain)..All backers will be entered in a FREE raffle for a Morvada Leather Cover of their choice along with a free Oublar skull keychain.
LOCKED: 3500.00..( FREE " LIVE " PAINTED BUST RAFFLE).. All backers will be entered in the raffle drawing to win a painted bust of OUBLAR. This bust will be shipped in the US for FREE. International winner will pay $25.00 shipping.
NEW STRETCH GOALS WILL BE ADDED!!!
ALL AUCTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER ALL PLEDGES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO GET A FINAL COUNT OF PARTICIPANTS.
((( 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 (10pc) You get the complete GROND set from all three campaigns.. $15.00
* MORVADA VARIANT COVER A .....$10.00
* ORC ART PRINT SET...15.00
* ICBR Variant Cover SET (ALL THREE COVERS)... $20.00
* ARTHUR ADAMS (GROOT) sketch card ...$45.00
* JOYCE CHIN ( RED SONJA) sketch card...$40.00
* MICHAEL GOLDEN (CAPT. AMER) sketch card...$40.00
* MICHAEL GOLDEN (IRON MAN) sketch card...$40.00
* TOM COOK ( HE-MAN ,SKEL, THUNDARR SET)...$50.00
* DAMON BOWIE ( DR. STRANGE ) sketch card ...$45.00
* KEN KELLY ( KISS/SIMMONS ) sketch card... $40.00
* Original artwork interior pages from any book GROND or DRACONIS, signed,penciled and inked. $ 70.00 incl. shipping..
I will 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
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 September of 2017. GUARANTEED.....Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)