About the Story
A zealous paladin struggling to stop what she's been taught is the ultimate evil. A flippant yet brilliant energy harvester from a race of world-hopping nomads. And a spiky haired tinkerer brimming with curiosity outside the confines of her former world. These three travelers set off on fantastic adventures through the strange, surreal, magical and mystery-riddled Myriad Worlds of Sombulus.
The story starts with these three quasi-dysfunctional characters travelling from place to place, having adventures and leaving each slightly more ridiculous than the last. At the same time, they learn to trust and rely on each other and grow into larger-than-life roles as deep secrets from their past slowly start to unfurl around them to shape their destinies. Sombulus is one part One Piece, one part Alice in Wonderland, and one part Doctor Who.
Sombulus launched on May 16, 2010. It updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, typically at midnight Pacific Time, but sometimes later in the day.
Arc 1 - The Kingdom of Tirani
The Kingdom of Tirani is a thriving land of proud military tradition. The immortal king Rygus Ferran Tirani has ruled for 700 years, and would like nothing more than to die. Would-be successors collaborate and compete to assassinate him, directly and indirectly. But as the King's time finally seems to be unravelling by the powers of a magic wielder, Astyr, so does his very kingdom. It will take the efforts of the ever-optimistic tinkerer Rana, a paladin named Sydney, and the entire royal family to keep the kingdom from falling to pieces.
Arc 2 - Welcome to Wart Post
Essence is currency in the Myriad Worlds, and when Astyr runs short, the three travellers pay a visit to Tenge, Astyr's uptight serious brother. Their quest leads them into the tiny town of Wart Post, where travelling Demshul whet their thirsts at the Tavern, make shady deals for blackmarket goods, and get their gear fixed before their next jump. Astyr literally falls into the set of the Demshul Drama Network's latest soap opera miniseries, who may be more than just B-list actors taking advantage of a cheap shooting location. Meanwhile, Sydney comes upon a Kanite trinket that might hold the key to her escape.
About the Creator
Christina Major works full time as a web/graphic designer and illustrator. She currently lives in the Los Angeles area in Southern California. She's been working as a full-time freelance graphic and web designer as of late. Her primary form of daydreaming is doodling and her horoscope is always wrong.
Christina uses a variety of digital mediums and methods to create Sombulus. Key programs in her creative process include Photoshop, Manga Studio, and Blender.