KEYSTONE | COMPANION ART BOOK
A collaboration between science fiction writer, Dominic Hull and featuring the art of Trent Anthony Francis.
Keystone takes place in Australia, after an extinction level event wiped the world's biosphere clean. Oceans have stagnated, forests burn and cities are all but destroyed.
Centuries after, a small group of Humans have migrated into a vast walled city known as 'Citadel', living off scavenged technology and the recycled dead. Beyond the walls, feral populations of humans lurk beneath the ruins of distant cities and an ancient battle between two forces threatens to crush what traces are left of Humanity.
Within the walls of the Citadel, two groups of soldiers clash as diplomacy begins to fail. The Sentinels that guard the walls against threats from outside and in; and the Rangers, who use their expertise to salvage resources and expand the Citadels influence.
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.. “That, thing, is the reason the Earth died. It wiped the biosphere clean off the surface of the planet.
If it even glances at the Citadel, all that would be left is a crater a hundred kilometres wide, and you want to kill it?
“At our height, Humanity could do nothing against it. I’ve seen the records. We shot it, bombed it, nuked it, dropped thousand tonne pillars of osmium from orbit straight down on to it, and it. Did. Nothing.
It killed countless billions in a matter of days. Melted cities into piles of slag. Crumbled mountain ranges that spanned countries and turned continents into barren wastelands of fire and ash. We aren’t even ants to it.
And you think you can kill it?
“It is fire and it is death. The power of a star bound to flesh. And it was the First.”..
- Concerning the Pyroclast, KEYSTONE