THE UMBRA

is creating original stories and illustrations.

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The Basics

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This is the basic entry point for The Umbra. Subscribers at this tier will have full access to all story and illustration posts, as well as any other entries on the page. Sketches, reader polls, contests, you name it! It's all here for your perusal and consumption!
  • Full Access to all Story and Illustration Posts.

Print and Sticker

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$15
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In addition to full access to every story and illustration post (as well as all contests, polls, questions, comments, etc.), patrons will also receive an exclusive postcard and vinyl sticker each month.
  • Full Access to all Story and Illustration Posts.
  • Postcard and Sticker

Original Art Tier

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$30
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Still want more? Well then, in addition to full access to all story and illustration posts, the monthly postcard and sticker, you'll also receive a  piece of original mini-art each month featuring one of the characters from the world of Umbra. These can be anything from detailed sketches in pencil, to full on watercolor paintings. Regardless of the medium, they will be cool as hell.
  • Full Access to all Story and Illustration Posts.
  • Postcard and Sticker
  • Original Mini-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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6 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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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts
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8
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 27 exclusive posts
49
Images
8
Writings

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