Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login

Mature Content

This content is intended for mature audiences.


or, enter your birth date.*


Month

Day

Year*
Please enter a valid date format (mm-dd-yyyy)
Please confirm you have reviewed DeviantArt's Terms of Service below.
* We do not retain your date-of-birth information.
Dark Chronicles - Issue#1 - The Journey Begins
Created by Bernd Höllen

Dark Chronicles is a Steampunk/Fantasy story about a man who had lost almost everything. Full of hatred and agony he is willing to take down a whole empire but the gods have other plans.

Be sure you check out the previous prologue.
Fear. Hatred. Darkness. Full of bold illustration and written text. A Motion book like any other.


Credits:

Artist & Writer: Bernd Höllen
Translation & Rephrasing: Bernd Höllen & SlappingMachine 


Don't forget to watch the prologue:

Dark Chronicles: Prologue by DarkChroniclesCom

Dark Chronicles: Prologue
Add a Comment:
 
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad that you liked it. I was a bit too busy with private stuff so I couldn't continue the story in a while but the next Issue will be online soon!

In the meantime you can check out Vincent's early days at the academy by reading the prequel. It's a bit diffrent in style and storytelling, but I hope you'll like that, too:

Dark Chronicles: Redemption - Prologue by DarkChroniclesCom Dark Chronicles: Redemption - Episode 1 - The B... by DarkChroniclesCom
Reply
:iconalex-reiden:
Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!

That was a good read too! Hard to imagine the bright-eyed boy in The Beginner is the same Vincent as the fierce fighter in The Journey Begins. Hehe.
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah that's true but it's still him. Perhaps Vincent isn't that badass at all ;)
Reply
:iconalex-reiden:
Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Guess I'll have to keep reading to find out. :)
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah you do ;) but the next episode of DC: Redemption is online now!
Reply
:iconalex-reiden:
Alex-Reiden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Cool,I'll check it out.
Reply
:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, that was really a great read with 36 pages of awesome storytelling accompanied by eerie but entrancing background music. A magnificent motion book, this is.

The plot kind of reminds me of the anime/manga Akame ga Kill where the Empire is rotten to the core and there are rebels fighting for a better future. It has a similar feel to your story since the protagonists are similar to Vincent -- highly skilled killers.

I am totally rooting for the next issue. I'm digging your background music! The plot is nicely conceptualized too. I appreciate the presence of maps and illustrations; these just suck readers deeper into this motion book. 
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
btw I don't know the manga you're talking about, cause I'm not really a "manga guy", but it sounds great ;)
I hope to present the next issue as fast as I can do.
Reply
:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take your time, sire! Rushing is good but may comprimise quality. But I'm sure that the next issue is going to be spectacular :)
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'll bet it will be ;)
Here's the cover so far...

Dark Chronicles - Issue#2 - Cover by DarkChroniclesCom
Reply
:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, dang! This is so cool!
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ;)
Reply
:iconpeper-moth:
peper-moth Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ok, so I've noticed I haven't really commented much and I've a lot to say but I'll begin with this icon accompanied by weird fangirl noises:
OMG

SO, what can I begin with...
I should probably point out there seems to be some kind of an error with the part with the sewers... After Vincent takes off his helmet, the next page is completely black. And then on the next page it's a bit further on in the story.
Also, I'm not sure about German grammar but (this is something that took me a while to learn Dx) in English, when there's dialogue and the speaker changes, you skip to a new paragraph. But then that does create problems; fitting in all that text, and you probably know all of that so I dunno...


Okay, now that that's out of the way...
The ending left me craving for more! Usually, intriguing characters in a story is enough to immediately catch my attention, and this has that and more. (Usually a story has to be really good for me to like but on the other hand I'm not really picky...Also not good at criticism... xD)
I'm getting the urge to do conspiracy theories and character analysis..

I think Vincent's need for revenge/anger is going to backfire at him at some point in the story. But I suppose that depends on whether he's going to become more of a dark, villain-ish sort of character or change for the "better". I noticed that he never really stated that he blames himself for... Err the events that took place, to avoid obvious spoilers. That's what people usually do in tragic cases like these even if they know it's not their faults, but here he blames the Empire entirely. It's a subtle thing that tells you a lot about Vincent's character. It's also interesting because it makes characters more realistic and complex, whereas usually it's just a case of 'goodguy vs badguy'. Y'know what I'm saying..? :V
Sorry I'll stop writing now.
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for your honest crittigue.
I will fix the bug after the sewer page...shouldn't be hard to do that ;) (just a checkbox or something like that xD)

About the conversation thing. Yeah, I know that it should be written in different paragraphs but that looks so bad that I decided against it.

I think you got almost everything right about vincent. But there will be someone (or better something, remember the screaming when he got the materia?) that will lead his character in two different ways. On the one hand he wants to save the world from the upcoming threat of the Empire but on the other hand his alter ego that he will develop through the issues will destroy almost the entire world. So you're right about that good guy/bad guy thing. but of course he won't be allone all the time, so perhaps there is someone that will show him the right way to deal with that situation.

I really appreciateyour support by the way ;)
Thanks a lot!
Reply
:iconpeper-moth:
peper-moth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, yeahh. I have looked over the second issue...Somewhat understanding it.
You're welcome! Btw, would you like it if I advertised the novel a 'bit? :V
Reply
:icondarkchroniclescom:
DarkChroniclesCom Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I like the second and third Issue. I think they are more intense and darker than the first one.
Of course I would appriciate your suggestion. Do as you like ;)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 




Details

Submitted on
September 28, 2014
Image Size
21.6 KB
Resolution
150×200
Submitted with
Madefire Motion Book Tool
Reposted from
http://www.madefire.com/motion-books/22f1afcd264c4132a7f3c6be9ccb22a2/
Mature Content
Yes
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
358
Favourites
11 (who?)
Comments
17