A young boy named Kidale is anointed with the power of a reincarnated Solar Exalted and becomes the catalyst for conflict and heroism in the glittering glass city of Chiaroscuro. In a world where the gods have turned their attention away from mankind and incredibly powerful exalts stride forth to remake Creation in their image, legends will be forged and sacrifices will be made.
Issue #0 - Prelude: Relics
Issue #1 - Part One: Rebirth
Issue #2 - Part Two: Grave Goods
Issue #3 - Part Three: Bonds
Issue #4 - Part Four: Deals
Issue #5 - Part Five: Hunted (+Epilogue)
Publisher: Udon Comics
Writer: Zub Gally
Pencillers: Greg Boychuk, Roberto Campus, Noi Sackda
Letterer: Studio Caffeine
Editors: Carl Bowen, John Chambers, Erik Ko
Cover Artists: Christine Choi, Espen Grundetjern, Noi Sackda
Based on the Exalted RPG by White Wolf Studio
World & RPG ( http://www.white-wolf.com/exalted ):
Exalted is a game of epic fantasy set during the Second Age of Man, a time before our own.
It is an age of magic and adventure, when heroes of legend are reborn into a time of woe.
At the dawn of the First Age, the gods gave power to men that they might slay the gods' Primordial enemies. Anointed by the gods, these beings were thereafter known as the Exalted.
The greatest of the Exalted were the Solars, the Chosen of the Unconquered Sun, the mightiest of the gods. So great was their power that, when a Solar died, his power was quickly made manifest in a new individual - a reincarnation of sorts, but into a mature adult rather than a newborn.
The Exalted triumphed over the enemies of the gods, and in reward, the gods gave the Exalted dominion over the Earth. For a timeless age, the Exalted ruled justly over Creation, and their kingdom was invincible.
But the enemies of the gods had pronounced a terrible curse against the Exalted. This dark magic ate away at the hearts of the Chosen. The benevolence of the Solars turned to tyranny, and peace turned to civil war. It was prophesied that the madness of the Solars would bring about the destruction of the world. Seeing no other alternative, the lowliest of Exalted, the Dragon-Blooded, murdered the decadent Solar Exalted and locked their souls away.
And so, a Second Age descended upon Creation.
The greatest of the gods' servants no longer walked the earth, and the Realm of the Dragon-Blooded was but a shadow of the lost old Realm. Solar Exalted whose power escaped to be reborn were slain by Dragon-Blooded inquisitors known as the Wyld Hunt, and the Realm claimed dominion over Creation. For more than a thousand years the Solar Exalted remained imprisoned and defeated - until now.
The Scarlet Empress, the Dragon-Blooded ruler of the Realm and controller of the Wyld Hunt, vanished five years ago. Without her might to enforce order in the Realm, the Great Houses of her Scarlet Dynasty have fallen to squabbling over the reins of power. And in this time of crisis, the Solar Exalted have returned. It is as if a gate was opened and the heroes of old rushed through it and returned to the world.