Wednesday, February 26, 2020

What is the Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia?


Welcome to the Grand Bazaar!

For over four thousand years, the Grand Bazaar has been a nexus of culture and trade on the planet of Kiervis. Created by the mysterious traveler known as Ethra VanDalia, the Grand Bazaar is a massive city-sized market that is ever-expanding and ever-changing to meet the needs of the millions of beings that call it home. For Kiervis is a world of monsters, and the thousands of races and cultures seek out the Bazaar as a neutral city to buy and sell, live and grow, and to plot and scheme.

For nothing is as it seems under the tenting of the Grand Bazaar. While the hand of Ethra is no longer visible in the Bazaar, others, including Shaper, have stepped in to seize power within the Bazaar, and beyond. You must always be careful, for there are dangers to be found, and a quick and gruesome death is nearly as easy to find as roasted fwern hen stew. Chief among these dangers is the corrupting presence that has awakened beneath the Bazaar that lashes out with its destructive servants. This presence may even be beyond Ethra's great power.

The Books

The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia is a collection of art and interconnected stories. Ethra has gathered research, correspondence, anecdotes, stories, and even children's rhymes to better present an accurate impression of each entry as well as the Bazaar itself. Ethra provides their observations as well to give information and context that is beyond the understanding of the Bazaar's population. What is fact and what is fiction is left to the reader as they travel further into the Grand Bazaar.

As the first book in the series, it provides an overview of the Grand Bazaar as it explores some of the beings and beasts that live under the tenting. You will be introduced to the metal-bodied Yote, who have shed their organic forms for perfection, the scheming Shaper, and their array of living tools, the researchers of the Impure Husk, who seek to document everything, and many more.

The Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia measures 9x12 and is 246 pages. The book features a faux leather cover with gold foil and a book ribbon.

The coloring book measures 9x12 and is 84 pages. It features one-sided art with solid black on the reverse side to allow marker use and to limit bleeding.

The 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons compatible stats book measures 5x8 and is 84 pages. It is set in the world of the Grand Bazaar and gives full D&D stats for the monsters from the book while presenting some insight into the psychometricians and their research. The book features a faux leather cover and gold foil to match the Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia book.

The Clamshell is available in the collector's edition and is sized to hold all three books and the pin. The clamshell features a faux leather cover and gold foil to match the Grand Bazaar of Ethra VanDalia book.

All three books are 100% COMPLETE and ready to go to the printers at the completion of this campaign.

The ART!

Do not forget about the art. A selection of the art from the book will be available as part of the Kickstarter. Each piece is offered in its own reward tier and includes a collectors edition set of the books. ALL other remaining pieces of the art from the book are available NOW!

As I have mentioned, the books are done. All the art is made, all the writing is completed, and all the layout finalized. All we need now is your support starting Saturday, February 29th, at 10am EST. Together we can see this book a reality! The Grand Bazaar is almost here!

That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here soon, the next week is going to be CRAZY! Until then...

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