Written by Lynsey G. illustrated by Eldkrind.
“The children of the Keetsunekesh of Sylvanakaia know nothing of the war that rages far beyond their lands, its causes or the desperation it spreads. For these kits, simply coming to grips with themselves, and getting along with one another, is enough of a challenge.”
“COG: Trinkets” was originally published as part of Oneshi Press Anthology #09, and may be featured in future COG collected works.
In the wake of the Great Nations’ demise, Rendaraia is ravaged by war. Marauding Terran armies spread throughout the lands, driven to conquest by the rapacious demands of their politically divided home. “Children of Gaia: Trinkets” takes us to a far-off region known as Sylvanakaia. Here, the people can feel desperation rising—the ripple-out effect of a distant war.
In Sylvanakaia, intertribal conflict has been a time-honored tradition. The Keetsunekesh have always proven themselves by stealing corrateradda calves, tools, and even trinkets from Maezterrakesh farmers, who in turn have paid the Honeshukesh to keep the sneak thieves at bay. This system has kept Sylvvanakaia in harmonious balance for generations. But now, that balance is threatened. As trade with the outside world dwindles, belts tighten and fear rises. The region’s growing desolation adds blood to these customary skirmishes as they shift from harassment, to outright violence.
The children of the Keetsunekesh of Sylvanakaia know nothing of the war that rages far beyond their lands, its causes or the desperation it spreads. For these kits, simply coming to grips with themselves, and getting along with one another, is enough of a challenge.
Children of Gaia is a vast universe; the backdrop for an epic, ongoing story told across multiple media. Works in progress include art books, dime store novels, comics, and many others.