This book is in its very rough development stages, so nothing is yet set in stone.
The origins of Thulian Blue
Thulian Blue was inspired by a series of dreams Thomas had early in his childhood. The exact year is not known of its first appearance, however, the first drawings made of several of the characters appeared in 1998 in a series of paper-cards accompanied by a Bestiary with small samples of information about each creature and character. The story was previously known as “Apocalypse Blue” before 2020.
The character with the most dramatic changes since his first drawing in 1998, Hydra, stands as the original stories iconic and most recognisable character. Hydra no longer features in the story but his design has since influenced the new characters.
The story was originally drafted in 2015 but was scrapped in 2018 after Thomas once again had a new series of dreams which had a far less complicated story to tell, using the same characters. It’s original concept told the tale of several Humans working together with the Animals of the Zodiac, that once lay trapped in statues, in stopping the corrupted Snake Spirit from destroying the planet in his quest for power, after he ate a statue belonging to the Dragon Spirit.
The new story, Thulian Blue, still features the same Humans aiding the protagonist, alongside making use of the Animal Spirits.
Story Brief (Release Date TBC)
One Trans-man and his friends’ lives are changed forever after they survive a plane crash, and remain stranded on a desert island together. On the island, they find a strange shrine, adorned in mythical creature statues, and dismantle it in order to build a raft. The spirits of the shrine awaken from the duos disrespect, and curse them; their bodies, one transformed a second time, are turned into those of a dragon. The spirits tell them they have one year to appease them, or will lose their voices and remain Dragons forever.
With no clue as to what must be done to appease the spirits, they find themselves struggling to survive, pursued by Humans who wish to either keep them in a cage or cut them open.
Can the duo lift their curse, or will they be doomed to remain as Dragons?
– This story is written in third-person.
– No knowledge of Jinimaru is needed, as they are not involved in this story in any shape or form.
– Thulian Blue is considered suitable for ages 15 and up.