When each chapter of Fatebound completes, all pages of it will be made available here. These are presented in their original publishing order and exclude filler art, announcement posts, and other errata. In keeping with themes elsewhere, the chapter descriptions are written from an in-world perspective, usually that of a researcher compiling the information for use. Exceptions are included as Editor's Notes. Chapters predating Rage of the Agnar were originally published on ComicFury, while all others are available here.
Quite possibly the oldest legend on Khadaka, this brief account tells the tale of Herot, said to be the first human to master Fatebinding. This particular copy of the story is notable not only by its visual format, but by the addition of the ending held as canon only by the Sylanthal. This suggests that someone in that order produced this edition, but the author is unknown.
Chapter One: The Epic of Hadral, Part One
Few texts are as controversial as the Epic of Hadral; to the point where the Orthodox Phaelist theologian Lendaris is credited with stating that, if he could, he would "see every copy of the text used as fuel to burn the heretics who honor it". While this particular sentiment is limited in the modern day, continued animosity between Orthodox (those who reject this text) and Reformed (those who accept it) Phaelism has spawned a host of wars, laws, and property disputes across western Khadaka. While there is some question about the original author of the epic poem, this presentation of it was self-published in 1996 (Reformed) by Sladen Wolthip. It is here split into two parts, as was Wolthip's original publication, to allow a brief retelling of the birth of Kelcid as described by Lophael, going so far as to put those words back into Lophael's own mouth. While understandable, it is not the only bit of artistic license taken by Wolthip, and as such, this copy has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years - a fitting life for a text received as this one has been.
Lore: Excerpts from the Book of Lophael
The aforementioned aside produced by Wolthip.
Chapter Two: The Epic of Hadral, Part Two
Below is the second part of Wolthip's 1996 edition of the Epic of Hadral. It contains the ending of the story, beginning with Hadral and Elyse's visit to Vortex.
Lore: Excerpts from the Book of Lophael
Sladen Wolthip began producing a visual edition of the Book of Lophael in 2003 (Reformed), but died before it was completed. What follows appear to be his notes on the portion of the story in which Lophael learns of the origin of the universe. It is heavily abridged, and the art is incredibly rough. There is significant debate among collectors over whether this was his intention, or if what we have now was simply an outline. Either way, it is included below without alteration.
Chapter Three: By Light of Tattered Moon
By Light of Tattered Moon is one of the few texts used by adherents to the religion of Oolbatism, as most of their teachings come directly from the Oolbat. What sets this text apart is that it is the only one that describes the universe as it is during a time when the Oolbat is unable to know or describe what's happening. The text, in its original form, delves heavily into metaphysics and the author's contemplations on her world, experiences, and the beings she encounters in the Age of the Seeker. This has largely been removed to facilitate the visual representation of the story here, though her grasp of reality breaking down and the things which prompted those reveries have been included as faithfully as possible. It is unknown whether the Seeker herself was the actual author, as she gives no indication to her identity in the text and it was published without attribution. Most Batsi simply accept it as a first-hand account.
Lore: War of the 438 (Abridged)
The War of the 438 was a brutal conflict that began the long, heated rivalry of the nation of Enrelisha and the Order of Branu, extending to the Order's later home in the nation of Pran. Many representations of this war have been made, often focusing entirely on one aspect or another. What follows is a faithful, if limited, attempt at the same. Editor's Note: To provide a brief overview of this war, Alonzo Pippenger created this chapter while I was on hiatus after my son's birth. Remember to check out his own comic, Weavers at the Black, and show him some love and support!