Rory and Amanda Webb are the husband and wife team behind Legends of Aukera and the weekly fantasy webcomic, The Ascendants. Married since 2006, they both graduated from Grand Valley State University, Rory with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Production, and Amanda with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design. They reside in Grand Rapids with their three children, cranky old dog, and basement full of old action figures, eccentric movie props, and vintage video games.
Legends of Aukera was inspired by the many Dungeon and Dragons campaigns Rory and Amanda played. Instead of using well-known and copyrighted settings, they decided to create their own world, and Aukera was born. The Ascendants, the first of multiple planned comics, is illustrated entirely by Amanda, and is co-written by both Rory and Amanda. It tells the story of Felosial, an elven mage living in the port city of Dagruum, who finds herself caught up in an adventure she hadn’t intended on having. With the help of her dwarven friend Bakar and the flamboyant thief Dilavo, she discovers secrets about the city and its inhabitants that may change the course of her life forever.