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The Withering King Emerges

The name Xavian is one you hear often in Swordsfall but hasn't been seen yet. That is until now! I tapped the famous artist, Chris Cold, to draw the corruption god for the cover of Drift of Dreams.

When it comes to creepy, horrifying art, Chris Cold is THAT dude. I wanted Xavian to have a weird feeling. Something not of this world. For this one, we have two different concept pieces to check out!

In the end, I went with the second one with his fist clenched. It has an epic feeling to it.

THE END BRINGER

It’s hard to imagine any sentient being would willingly create an entity as maleficent as Xavian. If a supreme deity had such power why construct something so destructive? This line of speculation has caused many on Tikor to believe the sinister god came from something else, from somewhere else. That perhaps, for example, the Withering King was born from an unnatural set of cosmic events. A number of researchers have even suggested its conceivable Xavian appeared from the void itself or, more absurdly, created at the heart of a Black Hole. Ultimately though the origins of Xavian are just as unclear as they are for the creation goddess Ishvana. But while the inhabitants of Tikor celebrate Ishvana for her strength and kindness, Xavian is a dark cloud that hangs over the world, ready to rain cruelty on the globe at any moment’s notice. A mighty essence that seems to revel in devouring the cosmos.

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Swordsfall

Creator and Author of Swordsfall. He's a longtime omni-nerd who grew up during the classic days of Toonami, TechTV, and Transformers. However, as a black man in the hobby, he found himself longing for more stories that told the adventures of people that looked like him. Creating Swordsfall has not only been an effort to be the change he wanted to see but also as his own personal journey.

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