And in the other corner...
From a planet not far distant - "distance" referring to how much energy it requires to get there - a giant of a young man, raised from birth to die for the Empire, but with a secret past that may push him beyond the destiny chosen for him - or completely destroy him.
Kail ip ibak*
(*of the untouchable ibak caste, which supplies the Emperor with plenty of warm bodies to use as cannon fodder in his endless interplanetary wars.)
Kail stands out in a crowd - not a good thing on his planet. Above average in intelligence, size, and strength, he has ambition and initiative that, sooner or later, is going to cause the wrong person to look bad in comparison.
Find out a bit more about the world Kail comes from in Penance Copper - Special Issue #0 : the Origin of Kail available with your free subscription to the OtherRealm Studio News.
First up, Penance Copper - a graphic narrative about a girl with superpowers trying to turn her life around.