KotW- Tales of Alethrion

KotW- Tales of Alethrion

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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!

Close to the end!
Close to the end!

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.

Previously!

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.

Main Characters

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

Vito and Wilhelm are best buddies and have been through many adventures together. Wilhelm is a focused and serious warrior while Vito is a spontaneous and flighty wizard.
Vito and Wilhelm are best buddies and have been through many adventures together. Wilhelm is a focused and serious warrior while Vito is a spontaneous and flighty wizard.

Epic Vito & Wilhelm

Epic Wilhelm and Vito have become legendary heroes travelling the lands... yet one major event still awaits these old high-fiving bros - An evil has spread across the lands and many other heroes have failed to stop it.
Epic Wilhelm and Vito have become legendary heroes travelling the lands… yet one major event still awaits these old high-fiving bros – An evil has spread across the lands and many other heroes have failed to stop it.

Amerath & Alethrion

Alethrion and Amerath were lovers back in the days. After breaking up Alethrion had to confront his own greed as a monster. Amerath travels the land to become a fair heroine of justice
Alethrion and Amerath were lovers back in the days. After breaking up Alethrion had to confront his own greed as a monster. Amerath travels the land to become a fair heroine of justice

 Alethrion’s Greed

Alethrion's Greed is a monster trapped inside of Alethrion's Chest of Holding. It grands power to people who get easily tempted by desires of power, gold and fame. Will this demigod ever see the light again?
Alethrion’s Greed is a monster trapped inside of Alethrion’s Chest of Holding. It grands power to people who get easily tempted by desires of power, gold and fame. Will this demigod ever see the light again?

Sylvia & Tatiana

Tatiana is the smart one and Sylvia is the one who takes action. They are travelling the world of Alethrion looking for artifacts. Their worst enemy is when they get jealous towards each other.
Tatiana is the smart one and Sylvia is the one who takes action. They are travelling the world of Alethrion looking for artifacts. Their worst enemy is when they get jealous towards each other.

Ken & Mik

Mik is feminine and brave where Ken is sneaky and curious. They are dreaming of power and have received Alethrion´s map from Vito and Wilhelm... maybe they will discover the dark secret behind the mirror.
Mik is feminine and brave where Ken is sneaky and curious. They are dreaming of power and have received Alethrion´s map from Vito and Wilhelm… maybe they will discover the dark secret behind the mirror.

The Thugs: Mira, Uruth & Zit

Because of a hard and unfair life Mira became a bandit leader with her team of the outcasts, Uruth and Zit. She gave birth to Tira before she was killed by Wilhelm. This episode was made into a comic, but will become animated if voted into the series.
Because of a hard and unfair life Mira became a bandit leader with her team of the outcasts, Uruth and Zit. She gave birth to Tira before she was killed by Wilhelm. This episode was made into a comic, but will become animated if voted into the series.

Tira, Uruth & Zit

Tira is the daugther of Brühn and Mira who was killed by Wilhelm. She grows up and becomes the new leader of her mother´s gang - thirsty for revenge. Her sadness has turned into anger and already as a teenager she becomes wanted and feared.
Tira is the daugther of BrĂĽhn and Mira who was killed by Wilhelm. She grows up and becomes the new leader of her mother´s gang – thirsty for revenge. Her sadness has turned into anger and already as a teenager she becomes wanted and feared.

 Bruhn

Brühn is a narcissistic hero who loves himself so very much. His royal siblings fight for the greatest treasures but Brühn prefers to take a tan in the delicious sun and date some okay-ish girls. Destiny grants him a daughter and Alethrion´s map.
Brühn is a narcissistic hero who loves himself so very much. His royal siblings fight for the greatest treasures but Brühn prefers to take a tan in the delicious sun and date some okay-ish girls. Destiny grants him a daughter and Alethrion´s map.

Blenn & Jarna

Jarna is a lizard trained like a soldier to work in the lizard society. Blenn is only half lizard and half human, the sensitive son that Vito secretly got. Blenn and Jarna are forced to leave the safety of home when their lizard village is destroyed.
Jarna is a lizard trained like a soldier to work in the lizard society. Blenn is only half lizard and half human, the sensitive son that Vito secretly got. Blenn and Jarna are forced to leave the safety of home when their lizard village is destroyed.

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:

Map of Alethrion
Map of Alethrion

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”.

Rewards

Backer Rewards
Backer Rewards

Why Kickstarter

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

Process of Making a WebisodeThe 5 steps of making an animated webisode:

1) We do the storybeats and scripts. We are testing animation and making the designs.

2) We make the storyboards and put them into an animatic with music to find the rythm and feeling.

3) We make animation keys (most important drawings to tell the story and acting) and layouts (In order to see if the characters fit before making the actual background).

4) We start making the music, clean and color the animations and make the backgrounds from the layouts.

5) The last step is compositing – which is where the shots are made beautiful. We make the effects, lights, shadows and color grading. The last details is polished.

History and team of Sun Creature Studio

Sun Creature Studio
Sun Creature Studio

Sun Creature Studio was founded by Mikkel Mainz (director), Bo Juhl (Producer) and Kenneth Ladekjer (director) whom you met in the first Kickstarter. We started out living together in a small flat working hard to be able to make the sequel for The Reward. We had a dream of being able to make it into a series with a great team.

The studio has grown and we are now 7 people along with our awesome musicians Mathias Winum and Johan Pedersen. Our producer Charlotte De La Gournerie plans the process and does the budgets behind the creativity. Simon Lee is the background lead on Tales of Alethrion, Thibaud Petitpas is an amazing animator who loves morphing and Guillaume Dousse is our visual warlock.

We would also really like to thank The Animation Workshop, Andreas Lund Andersen who is making our Alethrion Roleplaying system. Then there is Jesse Destasio, our merchandising agent in New York. He is also working with Frederator who we also would like to thank. Thanks to Ross Bradfield from Texas our Excecutive Producer and Kasper ShclĂĽter helping out, Even Mehl Amundsen for some beautiful portraits of our characters – and of course a huge thanks to everybody else who has helped us on this project!

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