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The Apocalypse Maidens

A project in Troy, NY by Ryk E. Spoor

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Sequel to the _mahou shoujo_ novel Princess Holy Aura
Backers: 146
Average Pledge Per Backer: $70

Funded: $10,221 of $10,000
Dates: Nov 1st -> Dec 6th (36 days)
Project By: Ryk E. Spoor
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Latest News

Final Update before the close....

December 5th - via:
We made it; it's obvious we won't make the stretch goal, barring ANOTHER miracle (i.e., another person or persons who have incredible faith in my storytelling... and a very large budget), but we aren't done until that last second ticks over! I'll do... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL: Theme Music for The Apocalypse Maidens!

December 5th - via:
I was trying to think of a reward appropriate for everyone -- digital -- and it occurred to me that one of the things I love the most about  movies, shows, and games is the music.  So for a stretch goal, at $2000 more (12,000 total) I will contract... (Read More)

HOLY CRAP! It really is a Saint Nicholas Miracle!

December 5th - via:
Last night the Kickstarter was at 68%. We have just hit the goal!!! I am half-crying and speechless, because I had accepted that this was going to happen much later. Thank you so very much!  (Read More)

6,666! It's a hell of a number!

December 3rd - via:
Less than three days to go, but hey, still going up!  This is the complete version of the image of Princess Holy Aura that's partially seen on the cover. I love this picture and wish it could have been clearer on the cover.  Morinekozion image used... (Read More)

Not impossible, even on the last day...

December 2nd - via:
... but at this point we'd need to pick up a thousand per day or so in order to hit the goal. I won't give up hope for such a minor miracle, but at this point I'm assuming I'll have to re-try this one in March or April. If you're considering donating... (Read More)

Less than a week to go...

November 30th - via:
... so we'd need quite a surge to make it. But not impossible. Keep spreading the word and maybe, just maybe! Good thing is that you're not charged unless it does work out. If it fails, we try again in March or April. :) I'd rather get it going now,... (Read More)

D20 Modern Character Sheet: Owen Marsters

November 29th - via:
Last member of the Field Team, and their gadget expert! ----- Owen Marsters, OSC Agent, Local Field Team 053 Character Sheet - D20 Modern Species: Human Classes: Fast Hero 3/ Techie (Metawave) 1 Occupation: Physicist/Engineer HP: 35 Defense: 19 (10... (Read More)

D20 Modern Sheet: Agent Josephine Morales

November 28th - via:
Every team like this needs someone who understands psychology as well as science, and Josephine's their go-to person for that! Over 62% today ! ------- Josephine Morales, OSC Agent, Local Field Team 053 Character Sheet - D20 Modern Species: Human... (Read More)

Character Sheet: Agent Warren Gilbert

November 27th - via:
Still hoping for an approaching-Christmas miracle! Next up in our D20 Modern list, Warren Gilbert, one of Team 053's main techies! ---- Warren Gilbert, OSC Agent, Local Field Team 053 Character Sheet - D20 Modern Species: Human Classes: Smart Hero 3/... (Read More)

Almost at 60%, and second D20 Modern Character Sheet!

November 26th - via:
... which is really not too bad. Yes, we may not make it (only about 9 days left, or a little more than 1/4 of the time), but I think this indicates that if I were to re-do it at a better time of year, we have a good shot at making it. Remember --... (Read More)

D20 Modern Character Sheet: Agent Dana Kisaragi

November 25th - via:
Still behind but we haven't stopped, past 53% now... Here's the first of the character sheets for OSC Local Field Team 053, run by Agent Dana Kisaragi herself! ----- Dana Kisaragi, Agent-in-Charge, Local Field Team 053 Character Sheet - D20 Modern... (Read More)

Over 50%!

November 24th - via:
Hey, that's a significant milestone! We may not have TONS of time left, but there's still some, and we've passed the halfway mark! Tonight I'll start posting the character sheets for Agent Kisaragi's team, as were used in the convention RPG game... (Read More)

Not giving up! Almost halfway!

November 23rd - via:
And I won't give up on this one until it's over; it doesn't take that many big backers to change failure to success of a Kickstarter, even on the very last day. And yes, I'll try this one again, if it fails, next year, probably around March or April... (Read More)

Finishing the Crossover: The GODSWAR heroes take their leave!

November 22nd - via:
Yes, if we fund, we'll see this crossover from the other points of view; as you can see from the prior sections, there are several points where we'll get to see new material, not just a rehash of these chapters. On to the chapter! ------ Chapter 23.... (Read More)

The Crossover Continues: Comparative Magical Study!

November 21st - via:
Continuing the posting of the chapters in which the heroes of GODSWAR: The Spear of Athena encountered the Apocalypse Maidens! When one of the heroes crossing over is a wizard, and their host is one as well, it's inevitable they will end up talking... (Read More)

Crossover Post Continues! Epic Fantasy Protagonists Stuck in New York!

November 20th - via:
We continue the look at the crossover in _GODSWAR: The Spear of Athena_ between GODSWAR and the universe of _Princess Holy Aura_!  They'd just been confronted by someone... ----- Chapter 20. Victoria spread her hands to indicate that she was no... (Read More)

Crossover Chapters: The Spear of Athena, Chapter 19

November 19th - via:
In _The Spear of Athena_, the four main characters (Ingram Camp-Bel, Urelle and her aunt Victoria Vantage, and insectoid Iriistiik named Quester) are having to use a complex series of universe-hops in order to get through a very small flaw in an... (Read More)

The World: Connections

November 18th - via:
Anyone who's read most or all of my work will see some general parallels between the world of Princess Holy Aura and that of my main universe. The latter currently comprises the Balanced Sword trilogy (Phoenix Rising, Phoenix in Shadow, and Phoenix... (Read More)

How the Universe Works: "The Battle of the Memes"

November 17th - via:
Over 41% since yesterday, so we're not dead yet! Keep spreading the word! Those who read Princess Holy Aura know something about the rules and assumptions guiding the way the world works in that universe, but I thought it might be good to give some... (Read More)

It's not impossible for us to make it still, but it's a challenge.

November 16th - via:
About halfway through the period and we're not halfway there -- about 40% at this point. Most Kickstarters that succeed are well over half their funding by now.  But it's not impossible. There's still almost three weeks to go. If you want to see The... (Read More)

Character Profile: 10-2197

November 15th - via:
10-2197 biding his time... Little is known about the being called 10-2197, or just 2197 for short (in OSC nomenclature, the prefix number denotes the level of threat; 10 is "world threatening"). What is known is bad enough. He was summoned by a cult... (Read More)

Remember -- keep spreading the word! PROFILE: Queen Nyarla

November 12th - via:
Lady Nyarla all dressed up and ready for world-conquering. Nyarla's story is a tragic one, even more so than Silvertail suspected. Haleisinia Zithalan, usually called Halei by her friends and teachers, was a brilliant young woman, recognized from... (Read More)

Character Profile: Agent Dana Kisaragi

November 11th - via:
Agent Kisaragi actually having a GOOD day... Dana Kisaragi was a newly-licensed private investigator looking into a cult, who discovered almost too late that the cult in question actually HAD something real behind them... a monstrous alien patron... (Read More)

Profile of the Day: Dexter Ward Armitage/Prince Twilight Dawn

November 10th - via:
Prince Twilight Dawn and Dexter Ward Armitage by Drachea Rannak Generally called "Dex" by his friends, Dexter Armitage is pretty much your classic geek; the above image is more dressed-up than he usually gets.  Unlike the others, Dex got his... (Read More)

Character Profile: Cordelia Ingemar/Princess Tsunami Reflection

November 9th - via:
Princess Tsunami Reflection and Cordelia Ingemar Cordelia, usually called "Cordy", runs a close second to Devika in the athletics department -- possibly is first in some areas, as she is a cheerleader; modern cheerleading has become more an... (Read More)

Moving on, and Character Profile: Princess Tempest Corona!

November 8th - via:
We're now over 33% after stalling at about 22% for a few days, and that's almost certainly due to some of you spreading the word. It really, really does make a difference! You people are the key to this Kickstarter's success! Profile: Devika Kaur... (Read More)

We broke 31%!

November 7th - via:
Thanks all of you who've backed so far! Keep spreading the word and we can make this happen! Character profiles restart on Monday with Devika Kaur Weatherill/Princess Tempest Corona!  (Read More)

Over 20%, and a new character profile update with Tierra/Princess Temblor Brilliance!

November 5th - via:
Make sure you keep spreading the word on this Kickstarter! Profile: Tierra MacKintor and Princess Temblor Brilliance Tierra MacKintor and Princess Temblor Brilliance Third of the Apocalypse Maidens to awaken and also the third member of the group... (Read More)

Character Profile: Princess Radiance Blaze, AKA Seika Cooper

November 4th - via:
Seika Cooper and Princess Radiance Blaze Seika Cooper was a classic geek when Holly first met her -- isolated by her intelligence, interests, and shyness. But inside the nerdiness was a young woman who loved the ideals of the heroes she followed,... (Read More)

Second Character Profile: Princess Holy Aura

November 3rd - via:
Slowly going up, but please keep spreading the word!  Today, it's our title character from the first book: Holy Aura herself! Montage of Holy Aura, Holly Owen, and Steve Russ Princess Holy Aura, AKA Holly Owen, AKA Stephen J. Russ. Central figure of... (Read More)

Character Profile: Silvertail Heartseeker

November 2nd - via:
Silvertail in both his default and Trayne Owen forms The true action of Princess Holy Aura is kicked off by a little white rat -- wearing a tiny crown -- speaking to a freaked-out Steve Russ.  But appearances are deceiving, which is a common event... (Read More)

An addition I've done, an addition I'm looking into, and a plan for other stuff!

November 2nd - via:
15% of the way there in two days! Not too bad, but please keep spreading the word; after the first few days most Kickstarters slow way down, and this is an all-or-nothing platform! I added in a new tier -- Souvenir Seeker -- which is just the ebook,... (Read More)

A little teaser chapter to get us started!

November 1st - via:
We're now off and running! I know this is generally a bad time for Kickstarters, but this is the time I've ended up with.  But to give just a little more incentive... here's the prologue for The Apocalypse Maidens, featuring our favorite agent for... (Read More)

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