About the story
After the dark sorcerers of the land of Inikis were defeated in the Battle of Souls, their country was broken off from the continent and their evil was sealed away. Nine hundred years later, the seal is deteriorating, the magics to maintain it have long since passed from memory, and the sorcerers have had nine centuries to prepare their revenge…
His home thrown into chaos, the young heir of Tamuran must carry a message far across the wilds of his country before all the land succumbs to a terrible curse. But the heir soon finds that the legacy of his own ancestors may be just as deadly as any Inikan magic, and even his chosen protectors must face down demons of their own.
About the comic
Tamuran launched online on January 5, 2010. The story is adapted from a chat roleplay written by Ann “Chezhnian” Kennedy (she/her, the main storyteller), Aron Fitzgerald (he/him, writes Varony and Effire), and Tressyem/Chandrey (she/her, wrote Kip), which started in August 2008. The world and story belong to Chezhnian. Characters belong to their respective creators and are used with permission. The script for the comic version is adapted and edited by Chezhnian and Aron. The art is done by Aron, with some design input and assistance by Chezhnian.
The comic is drawn mainly using traditional media, supplemented digitally with lettering, perspective rulers, and some 3D-modeled background guides. Through Chapter 16, the comic was shaded in pencil, with alcohol marker shading for flashback scenes, and inked with dip pens and India ink (Chapter 16 was inked digitally in Clip Studio Paint). As of Chapter 17 the page-creation process involves: page layouts done in pencil, rough sketches drawn digitally in Clip Studio Paint, final sketches in pencil, inking with dip pens and India ink, and shading done in watercolor ink.
Tamuran currently updates on Fridays.
Tamuran is rated Teen+ (recommended for older teens and up) for violence and language. It may contain: blood and gore, body horror, death, fantasy prejudice (racism/xenophobia), harm to animals, profanity, and trauma. It may also contain characters employing questionable judgment and/or poor communication skills.
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