Welcome! I started working on this comic series as a hobby years ago and as of January 2021, is now seeing print via Kickstarter in a newly remastered edition.
Here in the archive, you will find the original version of issues 1 – 5 as it was uploaded years ago. It varies slightly from the new Kickstarter editions with the new edition featuring tweaked artwork, retooled dialogue, and of course, in FULL-COLOR!
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Now forced to face an unknown, outside world, Egoraven and Amadaeo wander the realm in search of any opportunity to return to Edinrahn and restore the Valley to its former glory.
EGORAVEN: Heir of the First Unicorn is a fantasy drama created, written, and illustrated by Daphne Lage in a multi-issue comic series in the style of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Witcher
EGORAVEN is recommended for MATURE READERS for fantasy violence, and adult situations.
Arias (AH-REE-AHS): The First Unicorn – According to legend she is the first creature created by Helo, the Sun God. She was created to protect the first humans but when the willful creatures decided to live their lives on their own terms, Arias disappeared into the celestial world but not before leaving her mark with the Arisyans.
Arisyan (AH-REE-SEE-AHN): Unicorns – Direct descendants of Arias, the First Unicorn. They only exist along with the Elves in Edinrahn. They are both revered and feared by the outside world. Not only have unicorns come to the aid of humans in the past, but they are also known to kidnap them for the insatiable appetites of the Elves. The word Unicorn is the Human word for the Arisyans.
The Coal Horse: A foundry and stable with a room to let when it allowed. It is located in the city of Doornham in the Kingdom of Ternam. It is run by Daniel, a human blacksmith, Johar, a horse-man, and Morgan the fox. Daniel and Johar work the metalsmithing while Morgan cares for the horses, keeps the accounting and boarding, and also helps in the forge when needed.
Doornham: A medium-sized city of Ternam ruled by Duke Mercer under King Jason the Second.
Douban (DOO-BAHN): Animal people – This is the old-tongue human word for any mixed human/animal being or any animal that has human sentience, especially the ability to talk. Doubans are not that common in the realm. It is believed they are the result of stray magic from Edinrahn although Doubans do not exist in any form inside the Valley so it is actually unknown where they come from. Because of this alleged connection to the ancient magic, Humans tend to look at them in suspicion. The word is also shortened to “dob” however this usage is mostly used as a slur.
The Dreamspace: A pocket of space and time where Miraon, Arias and the gods reside. Somehow Egoraven has access to this place but has no control over when and how to get there.
Edinrahn (EHD-IN-RAHN): The valley where the Unicorns and Elves live. It is an area with deep magic and any mortal who crosses its borders becomes trapped for eternity, much to the delight of the Elves. All humans who know better steer clear of Edinrahn’s borders and no roads even dare come near it. Only the Unicorns have been known to venture outside of the Valley but they are not known to stay very long away.
Eihdans (EAYH-DANS): Elves – Although they look like the traditional elves of lore, the Eihdans, thanks to their obsession with humans, have become basically humans themselves. They are in deep denial about it though. Generations of interbreeding have dwindled their magic to near nothing, but enough for the Valley to keep them prisoner. Elf, elves, and derivatives are the Human words for the Eihdans.
Helo (HEE-LOW): The Sun God aka The Creator – worshiped by Humans especially. Although the Elves and the Unicorns know of him as being more than just an object of worship, they do not revere him.
Kingdom of Ternam: The neighboring human kingdom surrounding Edinrahn. Ruled by King Jason the Second of Varcyn
Leda (LEH-DAH): The Moon Queen aka The Night Goddess – worshiped by Humans although not in equal fervor as with Helo although no one considers Helo complete without her.
Miraon (MIH-RAH-ON): The First Dragon – she was created by the jealous Leda, the moon queen after she saw how Helo treated his new world and new pets. Miraon wanted the sun god’s attention as well but her dark nature kept that from ever happening. Instead, she went after Arias. A great battle occurred between the dragon and the unicorn, with Arias emerging as the victor. Legend has it that the magic of Edinrahn is a direct result of Miraon dying in that valley, which is why Edinrahn is so valuable to the Dragon Lords who view Edinrahn as their birthright.
The Otherlands: The worlds beyond. This is where it is believed the Elves came from and where they and the Unicorns leave to when they’ve stayed too long in one place.
The Pull: A powerful, magical force that is thought to bind the creatures of Edinrahn to the Valley, keeping them from leaving. Humans become completely enchanted while magical creatures, once they have been caught in it, go through untold suffering the longer and further they are away from the valley, forcing them to return. Although Unicorns have been known to have enough magic to leave the valley, the Pull always brings them back.
Raikashans (RAYH-KAH-SHANS): Dragons – Humanoid dragons believed to be direct descendants of the First Dragon Miraon. A vicious and jealous race kept alive by the magic they possess, which is just as well since oddly enough, there are no female Raikashans. In the Human tongue they are known simply as the Dragon Lords.
Rakans (RAH-KHANS): Raptors – a slave race of half-dragons that were allegedly created by the Raikashans. Fierce but not very intelligent which makes them even more dangerous as they are prone to impulsive attacks even on each other. The word Raptor is the Human word for the Rakans.
Varcyn (VAR-SIN): Varcyn is the main city of Ternam. Not only is this where the King resides, but it is also the center of all human magic in the Kingdom. All mages and sorcerers of all types come to Varcyn to train and study. It is also the home of the mysterious Tower of the Sun, an ancient tower rumored to have been created by Helo himself. Even with all this concentrated magic, it is still not as powerful as Edinrahn.