Our pals at Spy Monkey Creations have got a new installment, the Golden Age, in the story of the Weaponeers of Monkaa running this week, in advance of new figures in the line becoming available next week. Once again, Nate Baertsch, aka Baena, is contributing the artwork for each of the chapters running daily. Enjoy!
Chapter 1: A New Era
It is a time of great tribulation for Monkaa. In the nearly decimated once great Gearo Citadel the battle between Empyreus, Lord of the Gearo, and Umbreus, the Bloodlust Tyrant, reaches its climax. Across Monkaa rifts are opening and closing at a fevered pitch. The native Gohlem, many creatures, and very fabric of the planet are thrown in and out of these dimensional rips in the space-time, changing the face of the planet forever. All is silent at the foot of the Great Spire, the highest peak on Monkaa, in this calm before the storm. Suddenly and violently a rift opens above the mighty mountain and a halo of light emerges. Within the light an object becomes clear. A helmet. No, not a helmet…. a crown. The Crown of Light. The very crown worn by Empyreus. It hovers for a moment, still and seething with energy. In a streak of blinding pure light it is drawn like iron to a lodestone, rushing to the foot of the mountain.
Drawn to a modest unmarked pile of stones, to the grave of The Great Gearion, Lord of Light.