DEEP IN THE FOREST, A MAGICAL eXPERIMENT LIVES
This story is about the power to discover your own purpose in life
FROM MARSUPIAL TO AXOLOTL
I first created 'the combat wombat' — which would later evolve into The Familiar's protagonist,
Ambra — in 2005, in the library of Canberra College.
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Deep in the forest lives the familiar, Yipka. A long time ago they were created by the mage Yombo, Wizard-liege of Alstra castle. But on the night they were made, a fierce storm raged, and many of the experiments in the mage’s lab turned evil, though some the lightning simply freed from their cages. Along with the others Yipka fled, and found a place deep in the woods to start their new life. On their fifth ‘birthday’ though, his friends ask him about his origins, and he decides it’s time to go and discover them. Gretchka, Yipka’s (spoiler) true mother, named her after his grandfather, who crossed the Necrogorge long afore and survived to tell the tale! In the ruins of the ancient kingdom of Zoaphia, Yipka meets the petrified rat-like warrior Indrish, who agrees to help him on his origin-finding quest, which as he goes along he realises how much his personal journey is inextricable to the fate of the wider world. Lobber and Nynn are Yipka’s best friend, a male crab-like creature and a female badger-like being respectively. They each have their own peculiar origin stories, goals and paths that they’re on. Corporal Ullbin lets Yipka and his friends into the castle after they discover that Yombo’s life force was used to create the force field that protects it. Glurch, the guardian of the castle’s catacombs, waylays the group, separating them in the labyrinthine fort. seal, it seems the grip of the mind is stronger, that 'the heart came 'round easier...'
Leliond - Flower-dragon-lion hybrids.
The Ard-e-Ách - an ancient seer tree.
Albert Chessa is the creator of the Quantumyth.
The Quantumyth is a series of 100 stories told across 100 years.
Quantumyth Studios, a subsidiary of Albert Chessa Media within Chessa Creations, is dedicated to bringing Quantumyth Stories to life as interactive art experiences.
Story by Albert Chessa
written by Albert Chessa
Illustrated by Albert Chessa