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Chapter 3: Page 24

Chapter 3: Page 24 published on 15 Comments on Chapter 3: Page 24

Are you surprised? Even a little?


…And hiatus over! And now that it is, I am happy to unload a huge welcome to the first batch of new members of SpiderForest!

Week 1: Sword-Swinging, Spell-Slinging Fantasy

Monster Lands – A fantasy/dramedy story that focuses on the axe-wielding, monster-riding adventurer Othera as she battles against the tyranny of the evil queen Eren Lorry!

HELM – Embark on a journey across the dark and dangerous world of HELM in search of the legendary Bastard King.

Saffron and Sage – Saffron and Sage is a comedy/action comic about a group of adventurers trying to rescue a kidnapped Prince while learning valuable life lessons.

Sell Spell – When Sedo, an illegal spell-for-hire, is tasked with “retrieving” a mysterious artifact, he cons a gullible Mage’s apprentice and his motley crew of bodyguards into helping him. However, as simple treasure hunt turns into treacherous cross-country journey, Sedo gets the sinking feeling he is being hunted… and more importantly, underpaid.

Week 2: Space and Unseen Worlds!

The Dad Brigade – Brandy is a young girl being trained under the protection of a group of highly skilled mercenaries. Among these mercenaries are the assassin, Crucible Jack, the marksman, Jean d’Arblast, and the warlock, Hergin Pride. Dale O’Dawn, a noble knight, tries to keep them in order, to little avail. Together, the men must put aside their differences to raise Brandy into a warrior fit to stop the apocalypse.

Dreamrise – The setting is the year 2515, when most of the solar system has already been colonized and terraformed. A motley ensemble cast must work to fight things like Magic Terrorists, Corrupted viruses from alternate timelines, and EMOTIONS.

The Empathy Drive – The promised golden age was lost before it began. Humanity reached for the stars, remaking fledgling civilizations in our own image. When the unthinkable happened, we fled – riding a cascading wave of xenophobia back to Earth. These are the stories of those who were left behind.

Of Conquests and Consequences – A teenage aristocrat from the North finds himself a prisoner of war and is assigned as a servant to the young heiress of one of the clans from across the desert. His captor will take him far away from his homeland and further still from his comfort zones. How will he adapt to the new culture?

Realm of Owls – A parliament of owl people have raised a grand city in a lustrous turf. These are the records of two owls who have decided to document the history and antics of their silly people in a whimsical comic strip form. Everything from the ever-shifting sovereignty to ice breaking to pigeon flinging is depicted here!

  • Mike South

    Yes I’m surprised! They just became the Power Rangers! I was NOT expecting that!

    • Mike South

      Hah hah but seriously, yes, this is awesome and unexpected. I see from looking back that the power of the stones is activated by guilt.

      • Hmmm… Guilt, eh? Interesting theory…

        • Mike South

          OK but seriously my “but seriously” didn’t get past the end of the sentence. The “I see from looking back” line was a joke referring to the last panel on the previous page. But NOW you’re making me think seriously about it and it looks like everyone in the group is united in being willing to give up the stones or at least in agreement about where they need to go. Maybe that’s what activates the magic, like in the Mirror of Erised where the user had to have a particular motivation to retrieve the item. *Very* suspicious invitation to hold hands there, too. Anyway, it’s awesome, the anticipation is awesome. You’ve done a great job getting us here!

          • I’m glad that I’ve gotten you excited about what unfolding 🙂 You’ve got some good ideas here!

      • To me it looks like:
        1. They all have to be together
        2. They all have to know the mission (Juniper has just found out)
        3. Each of them has to have their diamonds in their hands at the time.

        • Remember there are supposed to be eleven diamonds…

  • Dim Light

    “….are they supposed to do that?”

  • So the stories about unlocking powers are just legends?

  • Alterna

    woo something is happening! It was tough waiting for this page, with all the set up happening before XP

    • Oh yeah it was not the greatest place to have to leave you all on hiatus! I’m really excited to get things moving here 😉

  • Bobbi Blackcat

    Insert Captain Planet reference here.

  • Kat

    Oooh this is such a pretty page! Also Juniper has pretty hair 😀

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