Black Moon Chronicles

The Black Moon Chronicles ( French : Chronicles of the Black Moon ) is an epic dark fantasy French comic series.

Publication history

Written by François Marcela-Froideval , The Black Moon Chronicles is an epic story offset by liberal doses of irreverent humor and the use of contemporary colloquialism.

The series first published in the late 80s. Following its long-lasting success in France, spin-off series were created to give more details on the background of some key characters.

Episode 5 was the last volume by Olivier Ledroit , who was replaced by Cyril Pontet for the rest of the series. Ledroit was still kept on drawing the remaining album covers.

The 14th and final album of the series was released on 21 November 2008.

Key characters

  • Wismerhill (from “Whispers Hill”) – The main character, half-dark elven, with an unknown past and an extraordinary destiny.
  • Haazel Thorn / The Black Moon – An archmage, claiming to be a god, who extends his power through his own religion. Plots to destroy the Empire of Hagendorf.
  • Hagendorf – The current Emperor of Lyhnn, warned by The Oracle about the coming of the “Metal Hound” who will overthrow him.
  • Frater Sinister (also called Fratus ) – Leader of the Order of Light. Also plots to overthrow the Emperor.
  • Prince Parsifal – Commander of the Knights of Justice, devoted to God, allied to the Empire.
  • Methraton – The Ultimate Mage, enemy of the gods and ally of Wismerhill. Subject of its own spin-off series, Methraton .

Associates of Wismerhill (more developed in the Black Moon Arcanas spin-off series ):

  • Hellaynnea – A female demon (succubus), who becomes Wismerhill’s new lover.
  • Gorghor Bey – A gigantic half-ogre, an impressive mass of muscle and brutality.
  • Pile-or-Face – An elven warrior with two magical, intelligent swords (Nepher and Bepher).
  • Murata – A samurai.
  • Shamballeau – A mage.
  • Pepette – A girl, only person who can control Goum.
  • Goum – Pepette’s enchanted (and powerful) brother.
  • Feidreiva or Fey – A female-elf archer, 1st love of Wismerhill.

volumes

0. In a cruel game (2011)

  1. The Sign of Darkness ( Sign of Darkness , 1989)
  2. The Wind of the Dragons ( Dragons Wind , 1990)
  3. The mark of demons ( Mark of the Demons , 1991)
  4. When Whistling Snakes ( When Snakes Whistle , 1992)
  5. The Scarlet Dance ( The Blood Dance , 1994)
  6. The Crown of Shadows ( Crown of Shadows , 1995)
  7. Wind, Jade and Jet ( Of Wind, Jade and Jet , 1997)
  8. The Sword of Justice ( Sword of Justice , 1999)
  9. Songs of Negation ( Songs of Negation , 2000)
  10. The Thundered Eagle ( Struck Down Eagle , 2002)
  11. Ave Tenebrae ( Ave Tenebrae , 2003)
  12. The Door of Hell ( The Door to Hell , 2005)
  13. The Prophecy ( Prophecy , 2006)
  14. The End Times ( End of Times , 2008)
  15. Terra Secunda (Book 1/2, 2012)
  16. Terra Secunda (Book 2/2, 2014)
  17. Ophidian Wars (2015)
  18. The throne of Opal (2017)

Spin-offs

Black Moon Arcanas ( Arcana of the Black Moon )

Each album tells the story of one of the key characters in the main series. Story by Froideval but each artist has a different artist.

  1. Ghorghor Bey (with Ledroit , 2001)
  2. Pile-or-Face (with Fabrice Angleraud, 2007)
  3. Parsifal (with Fabrice Angleraud, 2010)

Methraton

Spin-off dedicated to the mysterious Ultimate Mage helping the hero of the Black Moon Chronicles by Froideval and Fabrice Druet.

  1. The Serpent ( The Snake , 2001)
  2. The Crane ( The Skull , 2003)
  3. Pharaoh ( Pharaoh , 2006)

In other media

The saga is also the subject of a miniature game [1] and a RTS videogame [2] both of the same name. A massive online role playing game, Black Moon Chronicles – Winds of War , was canceled before finishing production. [3] The Beta customer testing game is available for free on Fileplanet . [4]

In January 2007 the Company AmalGame-Online Inc. restarted developing on Black Moon Chronicles – Winds of War . Official Homepage The open beta started at the end of February 2008. The game was officially launched on May 14, 2008. [5]

In March 2012 Amando Blasco from Bruma Acquired “BlackMoon Chronicles – Winds of War” from Amalgame-Online, restarting the development of the game and opening a public beta server. [6]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Chronicles of the Dark Moon: The Return of the Gods” ArchivedJuly 9, 2009, at theWayback Machine. (in French). Asmodee Editions. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  2. Jump up^ “Black Moon Chronicles” ArchivedMarch 20, 2016, at theWayback Machine. MobyGames. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  3. Jump up^ “Black Moon Chronicles: Winds Of War” ArchivedMarch 8, 2007, at theWayback Machine..GameSpot. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  4. Jump up^ “Black Moon Chronicles: Winds of War Client”. Fileplanet. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  5. Jump up^ “Official Launch of BlackMoon Chronicles -Winds of War” ArchivedJuly 8, 2011, at theWayback Machine.. BlackMoon Chronicles Forums – Winds Of War. May 6, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  6. Jump up^ [1]Blackmoon Chronicles – Windows of War Acquired by Amando Blasco from Bruma Studios

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