We have a BRAND NEW Kickstarter campaign upcoming for HEIRS OF ISILDUR - THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS: Book 1. This is an apocalyptic sci-fi story arc set in a steampunk world. The launch is only a few days away (TUESDAY February 8th 2022 - bookmark it HERE), and we are super excited for it! We've had many questions asked about this story in relation to previous HEIRS OF ISILDUR material. We're gonna answer THREE of the most asked questions here.
IS THIS A NEW STORY OR A PREVIOUS ARC'S CONTINUATION?
SHORT ANSWER: Both. So how can that be?
THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS is designed to be a perfect jumping in point for anyone wishing to envelope themselves in an apocalyptic / sci-fi story arc set in a steampunk world.
Previously, HEIRS OF ISILDUR (The Crossroads Conundrum and Nightmare Scenario) focused almost exclusively on professor Mykal Isildur, and his exploits, after an unexplainable event changed his existence forever. Through it, he brought together a host of wayward characters to form their own tribe under his leadership. All were strangers in a strange land, with his guidance the only barrier standing between them and chaos.
Those stories end, cliffhanger style, with a major catastrophic event that changes EVERYTHING for these characters and, most certainly, the world around them.
THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS STARTS right where TCC left off, focusing on the effects on the greater world at large, especially the unsuspecting folk in the puritanical mountain enclave of Shadow's Haven.
WILL MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS BE IN THIS STORY?
Of course! MURK, SHIVER, REMNANT, SYNDROME (and even MYKAL) will all play huge roles as this story arc is unveiled - but just like the events unfolding are greater than anyone could imagine, this story arc (and its potential resolution) is much larger than our group of HEIRS alone.
We'll talk more about who you might meet along the way in the coming days.
I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY AND LORE. HOW CAN I DO THAT WITHOUT READING EVERYTHING THAT'S COME PREVIOUSLY?
We've got just the thing for you! HEIRS OF ISILDUR has a metal music side. Our most recent album, HEIRS OF ISILDUR vs TALES FROM NOCTURNIA, starts off with a three part trilogy:
THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS OF SHADOW'S HAVEN
THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS OF THE PORTALS
THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS OF THE TIMEKEEPER
These songs talk about the three main foundational points of the universe - the town (...Shadow's Haven) and it's puritanical, tyrannical history, the origin of the portals (...Portals) and the group that tried to harness their power, and lastly how Professor Mykal Isildur, the artisan and curator at the Father Time Emporium, fits into all of this (...Timekeeper).
OF COURSE you could still read all of the previous literature, but these songs will give you the foundational start that you'd need. We actually have posted articles with the lyrics for all three here: Lyrical Look in: THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS OF SHADOW'S HAVEN
So there you have it. We hope that this gives you confidence in the universe and lore that precedes THE PERILOUS PROSPECTS, and gets you EXCITED to see how it all unfolds. We hope you'll join us on FEBRUARY 8th when the APOCALYPSE ARRIVES IN SHADOW'S HAVEN! BOOKMARK HERE: www.tinyurl.com/HEIRSTPP1
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