About This Manga...
~What is Tovera Chronicles About?~
Tovera Chronicles is a character driven urban fantasy universe/storyworld, most of which is hosted online for free! It is inspired by josei and iyashikei comics, as well as character dramas and character driven stories. As such, it is aimed at older teens to adults, and is slowburn.
The title includes the word "chronicles" because the stories told take place over a long time and are usually somewhat connected, as they often take place in the kingdom of Tovera, and events from one story heavily impact the others. From freelancing mages in the countryside being dragged into a national conspiracy, to a group of teenagers living and working in a town made for spirits, the world of Tovera invites you, the reader, to watch the making of a new era of myth and legend, to bear witness to and to continue to chronicle the stories hidden from plain sight.
~What's The Little Guild on the Hill About?~
Set in a mid 1900's setting, Luana Hoapili is a working class changeling woman that wants a peaceful, mundane life despite her affinity for magic. In order to achieve this, she goes overseas to Tovera, which has a variety of mundane and magic resources. Once she finds a mage mentor, she'll learn how to master her wild magic, and settle down into normal mortal life.
After she moves there, however, a terrible event casts a shadow over all life in Tovera-secrets come out, the fair folk go rogue, the people of the land cry for help, entropy begins to rule supreme, and much turmoil, both politically and emotionally, is unearthed little by little. To protect her new home, Luana starts a guild named Fairy Knoll and is forced to dive deep into the world of magic, utilizing her link to the other side to help the troubled citizens around her, all while dealing with her own inner turmoil caused by the past.
As the fairies on the hill live out their lives as freelancing mages, fixing the arcane and mundane problems of their clients, they find that the tragedy, the rougue fae, the local's cries for the their help, and for Luana, her own personal hurt, are more connected than they think. Follow the protagonists, their friends, and their antagonistic yet well meaning adversaries as they survive the world's demons, their own demons...and each other's demons!
What about the rest of the site?
Links to where to read The Little Guild on the Hill. Most of it is up for free on this site's homepage, though print paid versions of the comic, manga styled, are being planned, and will be linked on the front page when the time comes. The comic will always have a free way to read it via the site, however.
You can find the character list on the site version and on the ComicFury version. It will update as the manga goes along.
The site's encyclopedia goes over a few folklore staples to help readers unfamiliar with the subject matter, and to explain the author's conceptions/magic system based on it. The comic's author notes (located under each page of the comic) will also have citations, links to folklore-specialized sites, and tidbits for the unfamiliar or curious, as to not overflow the page's content as the comic goes along. Most of these things will be explained in story, but this serves as a good page to refresh your memory.
~Hanging with the Fairies~
A collection of character design notes and pages, smaller illustrations about inspirations and background information about the world/worldbuilding, and extra 4koma-esque comics about what the characters are doing when they aren't on page.
~Donate to the author, or Download art!~
If you enjoy the comic, feel free to tip the creator on their Ko-fi! There's no content locked behind it-it is simply a way to show some support for the webcomic/manga. However, if you want to download covers and splash pages, you can go to Ko-fi for that as well!
As the author is a college student, scheduling will be spotty, though they aim for Saturdays.
For the safety of all readers, there will sometimes be trigger warnings before some chapters. This work does contain themes concerning child abuse/family dysfunction, suicide, addiction, toxic relationships/relationship dysfunction, racism/xenophobia/genocide/colonialism, some discussion of SA, and poverty. Please read responsibly!
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