MAWAK – In this fresh new twist on the
Epic Fantasy Genre, the Conquest of the New World is re-imagined
with the myths and fairy tales of Europe invading the myths of
South America. Set in the ancient era that the Mayan Calendar
calls the First Age of Man, this is a tale of the island continent
of Mawak, a tropical paradise filled with amazing creatures,
ruled by the Child Goddess, Hia. The peaceful world is shattered
when three ships come from the distant northern land of Uranwar
with the intention of conquering Mawak and enslaving its peoples.
At the dawn of the First Age of Man, the Gods
of Light created a Blue Planet covered
by vast oceans and sent the goddess, Hia to watch
over it. Hia traveled across the stars in a twinkling crystal sphere,
which landed in the oceans of the Blue Planet. When the sphere of
Hia touched the planet’s surface there was a burst of light
and life. Massive roots grew up from the sea bed and formed the lush
continent of Mawak. From the plants and the trees,
Hia shaped the creatures of Mawak. She formed the Crocodile
Men out of the swampy marsh grass. She wove the Monkey
Folk from the tangled jungle vines. She molded the Ant
People from the deep tree roots. And from the tall golden
rows of corn, she made her favorite creatures, the Race of
When Hia was done with her creation, she asked the Wizard
Quetzal to watch over the New World. She gave him her
Laws and her Prophecies. And she gave him Four Keys that
would allow him to reach her in times of need. Then she sank beneath
the waves of the vast Lake Tilcan to rest and recover her power.
The Gods of Darkness witnessed the glorious
birth of Mawak and they grew jealous. They sent the twisted creature
known as Karkan in a ball of fire and destruction
to conquer the Blue Planet. When Karkan reached the surface,
lava burst forth from the Blue World like blood from a wound
and formed the corrupt continent of Uranwar.
From the embers and the flames of Uranwar, Karkan molded an army
of horrific monsters to vanquish the people of Mawak.
Quetzal must now raise the Twins, train them to be heroes and he
must do so quickly. The Armada of Uranwar has
set sail. The Black Ships are coming to conquer the Land of Mawak,
enslave its people and steal the Golden Light of Hia.
Deep within her sphere, Hia sensed the threat of Uranwar. Though she was still
weak, she knew she had to help. When her priestess, Xochi prayed
to the Goddess for a child, Hia sent the girl Twin boys, Unak and Izbal.
Karkan sends a hurricane of ash and smoke to kill the Twins. Though he destroys
the village the Twins are rescued by Quetzal who flies them away on the back
of a giant Condor. The Twin’s parents, believing their children to be dead
and overwhelmed by grief, leapt from the highest peak in Mawak. They did not
die, however. Hia gave them wings and they become the first Eaglemen.