Through Oneshi Press, Jayel Draco is giving away the introduction to The Great Nations of Rendaraia as a free sample!
As many of you already know, Jayel Draco has been working with Chris Covelli on designing the universe of Children of Gaia (or COG) since the early 90s. Around 2012 their efforts were joined by Laure Bersig, Lynsey G, and Peter Lampasona to help flesh out the main narrative, as well as develop new side stories and further design the characters and worlds within the COG reality.
The Great Nations of Rendaraia is a side project with a bit of a meta-referential bent in that the book exists in the main COG narrative as a work being developed by one of the characters. It’s a pleasure to share with you the introductory chapter of Great Nations for free as a .pdf download. Please feel free to leave your thoughts or questions as comments on this post or on Oneshi Press’s social media: @OneshiPress or facebook.com/oneshipress.
“Rendaraia is a world where magic, civilization, and nature have long coexisted, but it has come under attack by foreign invaders who are laying waste to its many cultures and peoples.
The Great Nations of Rendaraia is an art book both written and illustrated from the perspective of Jan’Ka’Zian, a character within the greater Children of Gaia reality. As an aspiring scholar, he traversed Rendaraia, visiting each of the Great Nations to study the countless tomes kept within their respective, vast libraries. After the Great Nations fell mysteriously, one by one, preserving their memory became his obsession. Detailed drawings and descriptions catalog their history, social structure, daily life, and culture. It is Jan’Ka’Zian’s solemn hope that perhaps, by preserving their memory in this book of art and text, he can shape the future for those who still have one.
With beautiful illustrations and imaginative text by Jayel Draco, this book is one of many to come from the greater universe of the Children of Gaia. It is a work in progress, but we are so excited about it that we wanted to share some of it with you ahead of schedule! This sixteen-page .pdf file includes the cover as well as the complete introduction to the book, written and illustrated by Jayel Draco. Click the image above or the link below to get your copy!
We’re excited to hear what our fans and subscribers think of the sample! Please let us know your thoughts about Jan’Ka’Zian and the world he lives in. We are so proud to have built it for you to explore.
Only our subscribers at Patreon will be able to see more of the book as it progresses, so please donate to subscribe if you can! The more subscribers to Oneshi Press, the faster we’ll be able to make the book, and the sooner you can have your own copy of the complete Great Nations of Rendaraia.”