This is the top half of the front piece for the first chapter of Covenant, “The End of the World Never Happened.”
This unnamed character is one the recurring protagonists from the illustrations. The idea being that a story is implied by the series illustrations, but you can decide what it is for yourself. As to the sanctum he’s walking in on, well, you’ll have to buy the book to see…
Here’s a snippet from the introductory chapter, to give a taste of the feel of the game’s setting:
For five thousand years, the secret society known as Covenant prepared for the apocalypse. Insinuating itself into every government, bureaucracy and religion. Preparing for a day it knew would come. Armageddon.
On January 1st 2000, they awaited the sign that would herald the end of the world. It didn’t arrive. Soon the society that had manipulated governments, built ideologies and overthrown religions was in turmoil. It split into a whirlwind of warring factions and conflicting opinions. Why had prophecies failed, where before they had succeeded? Who was to blame? What does the future really hold?
Here’s a bit of Covenant preview material for you to admire. This is the top left part of one of Cliff’s excellent illustrations. I asked for a tense hostage situation on an Eastern-European rooftop, and that’s what I got.