We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we’re always excited to promote fantasy in new mediums. We’ve worked with people who are part of radio plays, interactive storybooks and crowdfunding opportunities. Today, we’re here with another really cool change of pace, and we’re hopeful that you’ll really dig it.
Portalz is the work of Alicia R. Norman, the winner of the New Animation International Film Festival’s Best Director award. Her newest fantasy series is what you’d classify as new media—a whole show on the web done by a single person. And you know what? It’s pretty darn good.
What would you do if someone you loved could cause the destruction of entire universes in the blink of an eye?
This is the dilemma Triad Guardian 36 faces when she zeroes in on a suspected covalent, a sorcerer whose majik grows to become so powerful that it could be used to unravel time itself.
After an alien race known as the Dreali gave humanity access to forbidden nanotech style magic transmitters called the pulse, there arose, in time, a dark mage. This black sorcerer is often corrupted by a malfunction pulse tech that the Triads duly dubbed Entropy. As Pulse Tech rarely malfunctions, they are able to hone in on potential threats, killing them before the entropy fully blossoms.
Magic student and co-probable suspect Aaron Crawford certainly doesn’t fit the psyche profile of previous covalents. He is mild mannered, kind, and has a keen interest in Isabella Krauford, the lovely counsellor at the Sci-Magick university he attends. Little does he know that the woman he has fallen for is none other than Triad 36—whose mission is to kill him should he carry the deadly, corrupted energy.
Things hit a snag when the jaded guardian finds herself charmed by Aaron’s good nature and she begins to return his feelings. Should a choice between love and duty arise, the choice is all but clear—but can Isabella “36” make it or will the immortal warrior opt to devise a dangerous plan to spare his life before the Entropy Pulse awakens?
While Portalz isn’t exactly the kind of work we’re used to promoting here, I’m comfortable in saying that if you’re a fan of urban fantasy books, you’ll probably come away from Portalz feeling satisfied as well. You’d never believe that the experience could be done by just one person! If you’ve got Amazon Prime, you can watch it right now by clicking here. If you want to find out more about this series, and all of Norman’s Luv Multimedia production house, check out her site.
Mike is the GM and host of podcast, Looking for RPG: Tellest and former co-host of the podcasts That's Entertainment and OuaT: The Unofficial Once Upon a Time Podcast
Mike also is the creator of Tellest, a world full of fantasy and super heroes!