In Mark of Odin we have never been oblivious to the present and, although the fictional world of the saga is quite different from the real one, it has been influenced on numerous occasions. Currently, the entire team and the author Xavier Marcé are experiencing the invasion of Ukraine ordered by Vladimir Putin with anguish and anxiety. But, at the same time, we feel deep admiration and affection for the courage of the Ukrainian people.
That is why we announce that we want to contribute with our particular grain of sand by producing an extended story of Mark of Odin: Ragnarok that will serve as a tribute to Ukraine. The details of this content are still confidential, but we can tell you that it will be inspired by current and real events and characters, adapted to the alternate reality that is lived in the Mark of Odin books.
"The #MarkedbyOdin are aware of my habit of introducing cameos and easter eggs in my stories, both of people, stories and influences of real events," said author Xavier Marcé. "It is impossible to stay unmoved by what the people of Ukraine are going through. I hope to be able to bring their fighting spirit and resilience into my universe so that they can be a part of it forever. Something as terrible as war should belong exclusively to history books and fiction."
We cannot confirm a publication date, but we hope that this tribute story will be ready in the next few days, as soon as possible. In the meantime, the whole team conveys its encouragement and support to the Ukrainian people in these very difficult times. Slava Ukraine!