Quinn McSherry is creating the Shards of Etheria universe of stories and illustrations
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Welcome to Shards of Etheria
 an original, shared universe of stories.

After generations of consumption, the Illyrian empire had drained this reality of Etheria. A plan was hatched to open a portal to another reality, to infuse a new source of Etheria into the empire. the Illyrian Empire thought it had solved the greatest crisis of their generation, but instead, they opened a breach into an abyss of utter darkness and despair. The shadows and their spawn came from the great breach, the demon lords, the soul eaters, and countless other creatures of darkness and decay flooded into the Illyrian empire. Illyria fought with all it had, but even the Knights of Illyria and their swords of power were not enough to hold back the tide. Eventually, inexplicably, the shadows fell dormant, their black hunger sated for a time. They have lain in a slumber longer than the span of known history. Only dim fragments and relics of the once great empire of Illyria still remain.

The shadows are stirring once more, the soul eaters and shadows of madness returning. A darkness is touching the universe, and heroes are needed once more.

Shards of Etheria is a community of Fantasy and Science Fiction fans centered around the expansive Shards of Etheria universe of stories.
Funded through Patreon by readers like you a subscription at any level will help to continue the stories of Etheria, written and Illustrated by Quinn McSherry, edited by Kevin Rempfer. The ever-expanding universe of stories incorporates the best of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and horror into an original and unique shared universe. You will meet many protagonists that you can follow through a host of worlds, some ruled by dragons, some at the height of technology. Some characters we will follow for years to come and some will be a short acquaintance and not return.
The beauty of Shard of Etheria is that you will get to decide who we follow. As a subscriber, you will have access to monthly polls and questions to determine what you like best and this will shape the future of the worlds we travel.
I have created this series out of my own personal love for Fantasy series like Shanara, the Wheel of Time, and cross-gen where a world of great breadth and possibilities holds host to epic stories; and sci-fi television like Stargate, Farscape, Andromeda and countless others I devoured in my youth. Shards of Etheria is a return to everything I loved to read and watch growing up in the nineties and noughties and I want it to be a community for people who also loved these things. I will be sharing exclusive process videos and photos here as I paint illustrations for the series, for any of you fellow art nerds joining us on the adventure.

Shards of Etheria has officially launched in 2018 with the release of my first book, Blackened Knight, which introduces the core history of the Shards of Etheria universe in a sci-fi horror story.
I want to keep exploring this universe with new worlds and new stories, and your pledge will help me. I can't do this without you. the full Shards of Etheria series is free to read at shardsofetheria.com with fully illustrated versions available for purchase or through subscription.
So Welcome Traveler to the worlds of Etheria I look forward to knowing you.
Tiers
wanderer
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and have my thanks for joining on this journey through the worlds of Etheria. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed where I will be sharing early looks at upcoming stories, art, and exploring Etheria. But most of all you will receive the monthly Shard of Etheria E-Mag.
Warrior
$3 or more per month
Welcome warrior. For joining the adventure at the Warrior Tier you have the opportunity to weigh in on the stories to come and help decide where I focus my efforts, as well as have early access to Etheria through my Patron-only feed.
Adventurer
$10 or more per month
Journey the worlds of Etheria and get the monthly Shards of Etheria E-Mag delivered to your inbox every month, this is a more comprehencive versiion of the stories released through Patreon and the website including more Illustrations and interest stories not available throough other sources. You'll be one of the few fine people that has access to email polls and determine where our adventure takes us, plus all previous rewards. When new books are published your name will appear in the credits as a sincere thank you for your help along the way.
Emissary
$20 or more per month
as an Emissary of Etheria you will have access to all the previous tiers, you will also be entered in a monthly drawing for Etheria Merchandise (prints, books, etc) if you are the one selected this month you will have the item shipped to your address free of charge.
Witness
$50 or more per month
Witness of Etheria you will have all previous tier rewards. At this tier you will also be shipped a 5x7 print once a month.
Knight
$100 or more per month
greetings Knight, and Welcome. buy joining at this tier you have unlocked all the previous tiers as well as a special ability exclusive to you. your $100 a month will be considered as payment toward original paintings. All of my work is done in traditional medium primarily oil paint. These paintings are understandably a little expensive, by joining at this tier you will be paying towards owning original paintings. when you have a large enough bank of money saved you can put it toward purchase of any available piece of original art. 

as a special thank you upon joining as a Knight of Etheria you will be shipped a 5x7 painting free of any additional charge.

Goals
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my main goal is to make $1000 per month. this would allow me to focus more time on both painting a writing. Currently, I split my time between teaching and my personal work. this goal would allow me to spend less time working as a teacher and more time working for you to expand the Shards of Etheria universe of stories.
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Welcome to Shards of Etheria
 an original, shared universe of stories.

After generations of consumption, the Illyrian empire had drained this reality of Etheria. A plan was hatched to open a portal to another reality, to infuse a new source of Etheria into the empire. the Illyrian Empire thought it had solved the greatest crisis of their generation, but instead, they opened a breach into an abyss of utter darkness and despair. The shadows and their spawn came from the great breach, the demon lords, the soul eaters, and countless other creatures of darkness and decay flooded into the Illyrian empire. Illyria fought with all it had, but even the Knights of Illyria and their swords of power were not enough to hold back the tide. Eventually, inexplicably, the shadows fell dormant, their black hunger sated for a time. They have lain in a slumber longer than the span of known history. Only dim fragments and relics of the once great empire of Illyria still remain.

The shadows are stirring once more, the soul eaters and shadows of madness returning. A darkness is touching the universe, and heroes are needed once more.

Shards of Etheria is a community of Fantasy and Science Fiction fans centered around the expansive Shards of Etheria universe of stories.
Funded through Patreon by readers like you a subscription at any level will help to continue the stories of Etheria, written and Illustrated by Quinn McSherry, edited by Kevin Rempfer. The ever-expanding universe of stories incorporates the best of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and horror into an original and unique shared universe. You will meet many protagonists that you can follow through a host of worlds, some ruled by dragons, some at the height of technology. Some characters we will follow for years to come and some will be a short acquaintance and not return.
The beauty of Shard of Etheria is that you will get to decide who we follow. As a subscriber, you will have access to monthly polls and questions to determine what you like best and this will shape the future of the worlds we travel.
I have created this series out of my own personal love for Fantasy series like Shanara, the Wheel of Time, and cross-gen where a world of great breadth and possibilities holds host to epic stories; and sci-fi television like Stargate, Farscape, Andromeda and countless others I devoured in my youth. Shards of Etheria is a return to everything I loved to read and watch growing up in the nineties and noughties and I want it to be a community for people who also loved these things. I will be sharing exclusive process videos and photos here as I paint illustrations for the series, for any of you fellow art nerds joining us on the adventure.

Shards of Etheria has officially launched in 2018 with the release of my first book, Blackened Knight, which introduces the core history of the Shards of Etheria universe in a sci-fi horror story.
I want to keep exploring this universe with new worlds and new stories, and your pledge will help me. I can't do this without you. the full Shards of Etheria series is free to read at shardsofetheria.com with fully illustrated versions available for purchase or through subscription.
So Welcome Traveler to the worlds of Etheria I look forward to knowing you.

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Tiers
wanderer
$1 or more per month
You're officially a patron and have my thanks for joining on this journey through the worlds of Etheria. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed where I will be sharing early looks at upcoming stories, art, and exploring Etheria. But most of all you will receive the monthly Shard of Etheria E-Mag.
Warrior
$3 or more per month
Welcome warrior. For joining the adventure at the Warrior Tier you have the opportunity to weigh in on the stories to come and help decide where I focus my efforts, as well as have early access to Etheria through my Patron-only feed.
Adventurer
$10 or more per month
Journey the worlds of Etheria and get the monthly Shards of Etheria E-Mag delivered to your inbox every month, this is a more comprehencive versiion of the stories released through Patreon and the website including more Illustrations and interest stories not available throough other sources. You'll be one of the few fine people that has access to email polls and determine where our adventure takes us, plus all previous rewards. When new books are published your name will appear in the credits as a sincere thank you for your help along the way.
Emissary
$20 or more per month
as an Emissary of Etheria you will have access to all the previous tiers, you will also be entered in a monthly drawing for Etheria Merchandise (prints, books, etc) if you are the one selected this month you will have the item shipped to your address free of charge.
Witness
$50 or more per month
Witness of Etheria you will have all previous tier rewards. At this tier you will also be shipped a 5x7 print once a month.
Knight
$100 or more per month
greetings Knight, and Welcome. buy joining at this tier you have unlocked all the previous tiers as well as a special ability exclusive to you. your $100 a month will be considered as payment toward original paintings. All of my work is done in traditional medium primarily oil paint. These paintings are understandably a little expensive, by joining at this tier you will be paying towards owning original paintings. when you have a large enough bank of money saved you can put it toward purchase of any available piece of original art. 

as a special thank you upon joining as a Knight of Etheria you will be shipped a 5x7 painting free of any additional charge.