Kuro: A Land in Eternal Night
When the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-ōmikami vanished a thousand years ago, she left the land of Kuro blanketed in eternal night.
Mina is an orphan in the Utter Darkness, forced to beg and steal to sustain herself. When she falls captive to a band of Marauders, she is forced to reveal a secret she has hidden her entire life: one that lies in a most unusual ability: the power to manifest Sunlight... More
What would a world without the Sun be like?
When the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-ōmikami, vanished under mysterious circumstances a thousand years ago, she left the land of Kuro blanketed in eternal night.
Over time, the people of Kuro have learned to harness what remains of Amaterasu’s power: the precious resource known as the Goddess Essence. Kurokyuu Orbs, miracles of modern technology, harvest the Goddess Essence and provide light and power to all.
But there is a problem: the Goddess Essence is running out. And it couldn't have come at a worse time.
Whispers abound of a growing evil in the North; stories of shadows that can only be harmed by the light of the sun.
From out of the darkness rises Taiyou-Shi, City of the Sun. Light Spires shine through all twenty-four of Taiyou-Shi's hours, providing artificial sunlight for all. Everyone that is, but the residents of the Utter Darkness. In this forsaken place, Mina, a young orphan, is forced to beg and steal on the streets to sustain herself in the hardscrabble way of life.
In the darkest corners, Marauders lurk, hunting little girls, searching for the one known only as “The Maiden”.
When Mina falls captive to a roving band of Marauders, she is faced with a life-altering decision: reveal the secret she has been hiding her entire life or stay silent and risk losing her already meager existence?
When people die as a result of her inaction, Mina realizes her secret is no longer hers to keep. A secret that lies in a most unusual ability: the power to manifest Sunlight...