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The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths

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The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths is an original graphic novel hardcover series by Archaia Studios Press based on the world of The Dark Crystal. The series delves into the origins of Aughra, urSkeks, Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself.

The first volume tells the story of the birth of Aughra and later of her son, Raunip, and their witness of the arrival of the urSkeks on Thra and the subsequent creations and knowledge they brought with them. In the second volume, The Great Conjunction is at hand. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while Raunip leads a team of emissaries to the Castle of the Crystal. There they will bear witness as the visiting urSkeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corrupt the world to its very core and transform the urSkeks into two distinct races: the gentle urRu and the cruel Skeksis. In the third volume, following the events of the Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the UrRu. Only Raunip and Aughra know their true origins, but in the aftermath of the Great Conjunction, the Gelfling will have to decide who they can trust if they hope to keep their world together.

Concepts, character designs and cover art were created by Brian Froud, who served as concept designer for the original Dark Crystal movie.


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