Created by Saul Kramer, this story takes place on a fantastical and magical world known as Erridose. The first issue of Spell Warriors follows our heroes as they use their might, wit and magical abilities to join forces and defend the fortress of Ferrous Keep against an army of evil mutated Skab people. If the Spell Warriors are defeated then the Skab people will be free to enter the continent of Soodaria and wreak havoc and terror as they do the bidding of their dark overlord, Balki. Can the Spell Warriors learn to work as a cohesive team and use their unique skill sets together before it is to late?
Help bring this graphic novel to life to find out!
This story revolves around a group of misfit heroes who decide to take on the task of destroying a terrible place known as the Black Pit, the source of great evil in the world of Erridose. The warrior Dar-Pan first sets off on this bold quest alone, and throughout his journey he encounters many friends and foes along the way. As he makes his journey to the Black Pit, Dar-Pan comes across his fellow companions, who join him on his quest one by one, as they each have their own reasons for wanting to join Dar-Pan and help bring an end to the Black Pit and the evil within it.
As the Spell Warriors make their way to the Black Pit, they will face many trials, and their journey will eventually take them all across the world of Erridose, including visiting the massive continents of Soodaria, Yankona, and Terakesh. Our heroes will face much danger, as their goal is to not only reach and destroy the Black Pit, but to also bring an end to the army of the Skab People, defeat the 5 Pit Lords who are the rulers of the Black Pit, and finally, to bring down the supreme evil known as Balki, the most powerful Spell Caster in existence, who is the one who brought down the meteorite that caused the formation of the Black Pit, many years ago.
Graphic Novel Variant Covers
(Work In Progress)
Here are some of our variant covers we plan to have for the graphic novel.
Graphic Novel Pages
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Here are examples of some of the graphic novel pages we already have in development.
The leader of the Spell Warriors, last surviving member of the blue-skinned warrior race known as the Feytins.
The second to join Dar-Pan on his quest, Rayhana belongs to the pale white-skinned and telepathic race known as the Seyers.
A massive brute of a man, Aksel is a human who comes from the Kelfazar warrior tribe, and is the third companion to join the Spell Warriors.
Secretive and cunning, Seline is the 4th member to join the Spell Warriors. Seline is a trained assassin, belonging to the feline-like, pink-skinned race known as the Minkx.
The 5th member to join to Spell Casters, Sallister is a superior thief with a heart of gold.
Very wise and mysterious, Senvoo-Chay is of the green-skinned Venjoon race, and is the 6th member to join the Spell Warriors.
The seventh member to join the Spell warriors, Relic is a human, hailing from the fortress-city of Ferrous Keep.
The final member to join the Spell Warriors, Croggs is a giant automaton robot, known as a MechaKnight.
Other Reoccurring Characters
Malin-KI is a bounty hunter, one of the most notorious throughout all of Erridose.
Soka “the queen of assassins”, is the fearsome female leader of the Guild Of Assassins, formally known as the Crimson Claw.
Rainn “the king of thieves”, is the twin brother of Soka, and leader of the cunning Guild Of Thieves, formally known as the Dark Shadows.
Our vision is to make the concept of Spell Warriors in to a franchise. Our first goal is to make it in to a graphic novel series. We have an entire story arc planned out, a story which takes place all across the world of Erridose, challenging our heroes every step of the the way.
The graphic novel is only the beginning. With your support, we hope to develop this concept in to many other things, app games, video games, action figures, animated series, movie series, clothing line, table top games, card games, etc.
With your help in donating, we strongly believe we can achieve all these things, and more!
Spell Warriors Game & App Concept Art
These are samples of what a potential app game could look like. You would take on the role of one of the Spell Warriors, and gather items, weapons, and gear, in order to defeat enemies, gain experience, and become even more powerful!
Here is an example showcasing what a character sheet could look like, how collecting different types of gear and weapons can improve your stats, thus causing your character to gain more experience, making them stronger.
Here is an example of a quest log, here you can keep track of all the quests you have done, the quests your are currently doing, and the quests you must unlock for later on. On the side, it shows the contents of all the items you have collected so far, for which you can use in various situations, or sell at the market to earn coins.
This is an example of buying talismans at a shop. As you move along your quest, you will encounter and obtain different types of Wisps. Each different Wisp type you obtain, will allow you to conduct new and exciting types of magic. However in order to recharge your Wisp after it's energy is depleted, you must recharge it within its corresponding talisman. For this, when you reach various cities and towns along your journey, you have the option to enter shops and buy talismans. The more rare of a Wisp you have, the higher it's talisman cost, but it is well worth it, because the more rare the Wisp, the more devastating and powerful its magical properties are.
Here is another example for a character sheet.
And this is another example for how a character sheet could look.
As we work on our graphic novel, we have a specific art style dedicated to that. However, since we envision this concept as a whole franchise, we have come up with alternative art styles for the same characters. This art style is more suitable for video games, action figures, animated series, and movies. With this art, we can really show the direction in which we want to take this concept in.
As our heroes make their journey through the world of Erridose, they encounter many foes along the way, including the heinous Pikins! There are many types of pikins, they live all across the world, and have adapted a tribal mentality. Pikins have the unique ability to adapt to their surroundings, thus increasing their chances of survival no matter in what environment they take residence in.
Balki, the most powerful Spell Caster in existence, is the one who brought down the meteorite which caused the Black Pit to form. Balki is ruthless, and knows nothing but malice and pain. His goal is to obtain all Wisps in existence, thus becoming practically a god.
The Skab People
The Skab people were not always like this, at first they were normal people and races just like any other. However these people were unfortunate enough to happen of been living in the vicinity of where the great meteorite fell. As the meteorite crashed down on to Erridose and formed the Black Pit, it brought with it an otherworldly dark magic, in the form of a spreading green fog. This fog spread throughout the surrounding area, and those who were not killed by the impact of the meteorite, were left to an even worse fate than death. Breathing-in this poisonous fog, the miasma caused these people to mutate and merge with nearby insects. From these mutations, the people became human-insect hybrids, thus becoming the Skab People. Because there are so many types of insects, there are equally many types of Skab People. Our heroes encounter these hideous monsters throughout their journey from time to time.
Beyond Pikins and Skab People, many other hostile foes live across the world of Erridose, and our heroes encounter these foes from time to time. Here is but a slight sample of some of the many beings that populate Erridose.
My name is Saul Kramer, and our story begins all the way back in my high school days. I came up with fantastical ideas involving magic, monsters, and heroes. It was then when I first came up with the idea for Spell Warriors, and soon enough it became my main occupation, where's I was writing about it in nearly every class I had. Even back then, I realized at that young age that this concept I came up with the Wisps and Sprites, it was a cool idea, and I realized it had the potential to become something big one day, so I made a deal with myself. I kept all my original high school notes regarding the Spell Warriors, and I told myself that one day when I'm older, wiser, and have a bit more funding, I would work on this concept, and try to make it in to a real franchise.
I am happy to say that I kept true to my word. I always remembered the promise I made to myself, and I waited for the right opportunity to get back to working on the Spell Warriors idea. That opportunity arose last year, when I moved to New York, and realized it was time to finally do it. I gathered all my original high school notes, and I knew I had to assemble a team.
With your help and contributions, this team plans to make Spell Warriors the most epic and fun fantasy franchise yet!
Your donations will be utilized to cover several production costs:
- Supplies and Labor - finishing the graphic novel
- Printing and Goods Manufacturing
- Shipping and Distribution
- Marketing and Events
- Product Research and Development - games, toys, apps, etc
- Travel and Transportation
Risks and challenges
The good news is, the script is written and the art is underway for the graphic novel and we will reach print. The biggest challenge we face is brand awareness for Spell Warriors. We think we have crafted a well rounded and intriguing adventure story for all to enjoy. Something that can be translated from print, to animation, to app, to board game, to merchandise and so much more. Something to help keep the imagination alive and well across the globe. Something to provide positive role models with diverse backgrounds to help inspire those that face challenges everyday. Something to provide an escape from reality and a pathway to a magical and mystical realm to live out your most epic and wildest of dreams. A place where you can be the hero of your own story. However in this era people are constantly absorbing entertainment and information through a multitude of screens and pages at any given time across the globe. Can Spell Warriors break through and find its own audience in this competitive sector? We have diligently worked to ensure that that answer is yes. Join us on our quest, and become a Spell Warrior today!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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