Now this is what I mean by a more traditional comic book style - Don Edwards has updated and enhanced Kail's design and he looks the part of the cocky, ambitious soldier ready to plow through any obstacle in his way.
Kail thinks he can game the system he's been raised in and battle his way to a higher station in life, but what he doesn't realize is that the only way of life he's ever known is entirely corrupt. From the Emperor down, every person in authority knows to watch out for signs of ambition and initiative – and stamp it out. It isn't about the good of the people. It's about ultimate power for the Emperor.
Drawing attention in this kind of society is never a good thing.
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.
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