19 May KotW- Tales of Alethrion
Our backers choose the tales!
Each day we will send out a voting sheet to all the new backers by mail!Put a vote on your favorite character(s) and follow the proces on the Tale Chart underneath.
As you can see, Amerath – The Backpacker Lady is the on the lead for the next episode while Epic Vito and Wilhelm so far will be the ones featured in the comic. Many things can happen during the last days!
Our ADD-ON list is dedicated to brilliant, helpful and talented artists, who have done their personal takes on characters/elements from The Lands of Alethrion. Check out these incredible items, which you can add to your pledge!
What is The Reward – Tales of Alethrion?
– The Reward is a non dialogue short film created by Mikkel Mainz and Kenneth Ladekjer back in 2013 and Tales of Alethrion is the fantasy webseries based around the universe of The Reward
– The pilot webisode was funded through Kickstarter and now we are here again going for the whole season!
For each stretch goal, we’ll be able to make an extra episode.
The Reward (2013) is the bromance fantasy film that started it all. We follow Vito and Wilhelm on a life long journey guided by Alethrion´s treasure map!
Tales of Alethrion pilot: “The First Hero” (2015) Many years before the series takes place we see how the mysterious map was created by Alethrion and what awaits to be found at the X on the map.
We are happy to introduce to you the colorful and wide aspect of characters who will be your guides in the lands of Alethrion through their personal journeys. Make sure to learn more about the different characters before you vote through update videos and text! A huge thanks to the epic Even Mehl Amundsen for the beautiful new portraits!
Young Vito & Wilhelm
Epic Vito & Wilhelm
Amerath & Alethrion
Sylvia & Tatiana
Ken & Mik
The Thugs: Mira, Uruth & Zit
Tira, Uruth & Zit
Blenn & Jarna
The World of Alethrion
During the Kickstarter we take you on a tour through the six main areas of the map where the stories will be taking place:
Tocha – The common grounds where low leveled adventurers usually start their journeys. The first half of The Reward took place here and it is also here where the windmill city of Draloque high up in the mountains.
Sireena – A warm and beautiful area where nobles, museums and high forests can be found. Some people turn into magical and beautiful creatures if they stay for too long in the forest of inspiration. It also here where Alethrion kills the dragon in the Prologue episode.
Ralix – Swamps with lizards, frogs, smelling dragons and witches, castles surrounded by clouds, dead woods and villains. Retired heroes usually choose to settle in a little paradise called mol hidden in the middle of this foul area.
Alethrion´s Nest – A strange and mysterious place that most people do not know about. The X on the map is located here.
Kartoffal – The moving desert to the south. It is so big that the world and civilizations on the other side has been forgotten. It is said that gnomes know their way through desert though.
Tolkan – Dungeons and underground communities lure underneath these cold rocky lands. The gods who have survived are living in protected mansions drinking their tea and living sophisticated around here.
Reactions / Quotes
Tomm Moore (Director of Song of the Sea and Secret of the Kelts)
“The stories told in the universe of Alethrion are full of visual invention and action as well as lovely character moments, the viewers eyes are constantly dazzled by the next scene as it unfolds. Knowing the guys behind The Reward, I think a series would be an instant classic, with a unique personality all its own.”
Catsuka (Marc Aguesse)
“The Reward was an epic student short-film, full of adventure and bromance and I was very impressed with this new project, Alethrion has a strong background story, and you can feel how much the staff enjoys making this. I love such animation and design where I can feel mixed influences. This is both indie and entertaining, which is rare in animation”.
Kickstarter gives us something that we can´t get anywhere else – an engaging audience who wants to join us on our journey. We need your help to make the series come to life without being limited in our creativity. An ambitious indie project like this is really hard to finance because most broadcasters are looking for straight forward children´s content with no surprises and no violence. We want love, fantasy, exploration, crazyness and mysteries to be available for everyone on the internet.
We want you as our bosses! Kickstarter offers us that rare opportunity and it makes the long process of making animation so much more fun, inspiring and worth it knowing that we have people around the world believing in us.
Creating a webisode