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As this is still in development, certain details are likely to change and previous information may become outdated.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Project Altara tag) might be outdated.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.