Project Altara

Project Altara is a pet project of mine. I’ve been developing the world and its characters since I was a child, but it still has a long way to go! The current, final iteration of this project is to release a webcomic that follows the adventures of the Guardians, a secret group swore to protect the world from danger. But in a world where technology can match the powers granted to them, how useful are they really?

As this is still in development, certain details are likely to change and previous information may become outdated. This page will remain up-to-date, but information not written here (and found in posts under the Project Altara tag) might be outdated.

The Guardians

Zan
Species: Deity
Gender: N/A
One of the twin deities of Altara, Zan has many names and depictions throughout different cultures. He is often associated with Life.
Zyre & Benu
Species: Pomeii/Familiar
Gender: Male/Male
Zyre is chill, friendly, and surprisingly fatherly for a pomeii. Benu, contrarily, is anti-social.
Powers: Summons creatures from drawings he makes
Crystal
Species: Humon
Gender: Female
An eternal optimist who sees the world with a childlike innocence, often getting into trouble because of this.
Powers: Understanding of most languages
Taru
Species: Peku’Zai
Gender: Female
A loudmouthed, short-tempered mercenary with a burning hatred for dragons.
Powers: Shapeshifter (often assumes a demonic form)
Saewin & Shade
Species: Pomeii/Familiar
Gender: Male/Male
Saewin tends to flirt with anyone he meets, so Shade has to keep him in line. Has a good memory for random facts.
Powers: Empathic abilities.
Azo
Species: Deity
Gender: N/A
Like Zan, Azo’s depiction varies by culture. He is often associated with Eternity. Despite their deific status, they squabble like mortal siblings from time to time.
Vivvia
Species: Humon
Gender: Female
“An independent woman who don’t need no man”, that keeps the team together. Likes to keep things politically correct.
Powers: Controls plants that grow out of her
Tennio
Species: Humon
Gender: Male
Vivvia’s half-brother. Feels more comfortable around animals, but is quick to make friends.
Powers: Creates animal companions made of water
Kat
Species: Humon
Gender: Female
Hyper and happy-go-lucky–she’s either your best friend or the most annoying person in the world.
Powers: Avian aspects, wind powers
Ante
Species: Peku’Zai
Gender: Male
A skilled assassin, but pretty socially awkward. Hates small talk, likes doing a good job.
Powers: Uses the ‘void’ to store items, teleport, or mask his presence

Other Characters

Xahsan
Species: Humon
Gender: Male
Xahsan was the last solo Guardian of Zan before the twin dragons increased the number of their protectors. He was Crystal’s adoptive father.
Powers: ???
Vohia
Species: Deity
Gender: N/A
Vohia, who created balance in the world, fled after the twins unintentionally started a war over her. Like her brothers, she can change her form at will.
Aon
Species: Deity
Gender: N/A
Aon dislikes and avoids interacting with mortals. She’s at odds with Azo and Zan, who like these short-lived creatures.
Aiashia
Species: Deity
Gender: N/A
Aiashia is a minor deity, with no legends to her name. She is mischievous, often playing pranks on mortals. She often takes the form of a young girl.
Maezui
Species: Cat
Gender: Male
Kat’s cat. He ‘woke’ up one day to find he possessed the ability to speak and think rationally. His eyes change color based on his state/mood.
Dato
Species: AI
Gender: N/A
A robotic AI, in service of the Guardians, created by [TBD]. Dato can be uploaded into different physical bodies to perform different tasks.
Onno
Species: Myrsaur
Gender: Male
A giant, timid ‘marshmallow’ who’s been banished from his underwater home. He does his best to live with the “island dwellers” now.
Barrai
Species: Humon
Gender: Male
A hopeless romantic who’s a platonic friend of Saewin’s. He horrible at dating, so Saewin designated himself as his wingman.