THE UMBRA

THE UMBRA

Creating original stories and illustrations.

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The Barmaid - Tip Tier

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$3
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"Tips are great ways to show your appreciation for a job well done. Or for the massive cleavage on display here. I mean, come on! You could get lost in there! A silver or two will do, but gold will do better." - Chelsea, Barmaid of The Slippery Tentacle

Dig The Umbra and want to show some support? The Barmaid is happy to accept any and all gratuities. Keep it in yer pants, though. She's not that kind of lady!
  • Full Access to all Story and Illustration Posts.

The Unseen - Sticker Tier

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$15
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"The Unseen are the single most potent deterrent to any who would consider opposing The Firstbourne. Our kingdom, and the kingdoms of our allies, are protected by their unmatched prowess in battle and defense. True to their name, our enemies will never see them coming unless they so desire it. The battle is won before it has even started." - High General Oraa

If there is anything that will stick with you the remainder of your days, it is the sight of an army falling to the might of The Unseen. Also sure to stick with you are the awesome stickers you'll get for pledging at this tier. 

Made of high grade vinyl, these stickers promise to please. Each month you will receive one new sticker based on characters from The Umbra. 
  • Full Access to all Story and Illustration Posts.
  • Sticker

The Arcane - Original Art Tier

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$50
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"We weave our spells from arcane energies present all around us. Our minds and spirits are the conduits for this energy, and our bodies are the vessels for their power manifest. The arcane is power unimaginable." - Archmagus Ti'derius

Just like mages use their skills to weave thoughts and desires into reality, so do artists fashion images out of the aether of their minds. That's just a really fancy way of saying that if you pledge this tier, you'll get a new piece of original art every month. Images are 5"x7" and painted in watercolor and ink. You cannot request a specific character, but I can promise to make them cool and interesting no matter whom you might receive.
  • Full Access to all Story and Illustration Posts.
  • Original Art

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About THE UMBRA

The Darkness was contained to the territories south of the borderlands where it first appeared. Recognizing the threat that this new evil posed, the southern kingdoms were charged with the task of watching and repelling the growing chaos of this darkness they named The Umbra; a vast and powerful evil that corrupts, devours, and births new evil wherever it goes. For five thousand years, The Umbra was held in check by the most powerful and costly of magics, where it eventually dwindled to almost nothing. Believing The Umbra to have finally been defeated, the kingdoms slowly began to relax their arcane wards, and lower their defenses. Six hundred years passed without a single sign of The Umbra, and its existence then passed into myth and legend. Life between the north and south flourished once again.

That is when The Umbra struck.

The Umbra grew more powerful than ever as it hid from the world, feasting on the tensions between kingdoms, and the malice in the hearts of the inhabitants of the south. Its terrifying return began with the Fire Rains, a caustic downpour that could immolate entire battlefields in minutes. The Denizens of Shadow followed, unspeakable creatures made of the darkness itself, making short work of any survivors. The Umbra steadily moved uninhibited to the borderlands where it was finally met by the combined power of the north and south. Though there were many casualties, the armies eventually succeeded in repelling The Umbra's attempts to return in it's full power. Sealed away once again with powerful magics, the kingdoms of the north and south vowed to eradicate The Umbra once and for all, whatever the cost.

Another thousand years have past since that battle. The northern kingdoms are still safely sealed away from the threat of The Umbra, and the southern kingdoms are vigilant in their watch for its return. But the wards are weakening, corruption is building, and the darkness is growing.

The Umbra is waiting.


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The world of The Umbra is a vast fantasy world where the familiar blends with the surreal. There are tales of reluctant messiahs, bravery, love, corruption, and loss. Told in pulp-like short fiction, the world of The Umbra is explored in prose format, and accompanied by illustrations. A continuously evolving and growing story, it is best enjoyed with a glass of your favorite spirit, and a heart of adventure.
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2 of 100 patrons
At 100 patrons I will create five 6" x 16" full watercolor paintings from the world of Umber, and will send one to five random supporters. Tell your friends! 
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