I've had this story/setting thing rolling around in my headspace for a couple years now and in my old dA account I may have uploaded a piece or two regarding it. Originally, I conceived creating a web comic out of it but life as well as my own personal standards kind of hamstrung those ambitions with a rusty cleaver. So I shelved it.
Now though, I'm giving it a good dusting off and revisiting it and have already made big changes, completely reworking, rewriting, or simply removing characters, places and events. What I have now barely resembles what I had just a few years ago. But you know what they say, "It's the journey, not the destination."
The setting is a sort of sci-fi-meets-fantasy thing. An advanced spacefaring civilization encounters a primitive medieval-style society, one consisting of numerous species as well as access to what can only be described as 'magic.' Obviously the advanced civilization, which is purely science and technology driven, wants to get their hands on it, I mean, it's magic. Real magic. Who wouldn't want to get their hands on that? But rather than going the dickish, cartoonishly evil route a la Avatar/Atlantis/Pocahontas/etc. they go about it through a long, drawn out process of endearing themselves to the local peoples and integrating themselves their society to the point that they'll simple give them what they want.
Don't worry, the story isn't nearly as saccharine or idealistic as it seems as things DO inevitably go pear shaped and tits DO most definitely go up and that's where the story proper takes off from.
I'll just leave things there for now, don't want to go into TOO much detail. For now though, just enjoy these concept pics I've been working on. More info to come. Join us, won't you?