Comic 327 - It made no sense

6th May 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
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327 - It made no sense
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)

Author Notes:

rufiangel 6th May 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
Three weeks left for pre-orders!
(Note: please check this DA journal out to help me promote the novel and maybe get a freebie bit of art out of it~)


Here, have a kitten!



Hope you enjoyed the update. See you guys on Friday!


mjkj 6th May 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
So, the silver mage did influence the death of her parents...?

*hugs Kylie*

...awww, her mother sacrificed herself for Kylie? No, her mother did this to her? to sacrifice her? for what???

Awwwwwwwwww Kittteeh!!
rufiangel 6th May 2015, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Diversion has successfully worked ;D

Hahaha, indeed, what is going on? >_>
Nef 7th May 2015, 12:25 AM edit delete reply

I have no idea, but you managed to portray her confusion well, with the panel being so disorganized. I'm assuming you did that on purpose.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, yes, I did my best to fragment the page as far as possible without messing up the coherency of it. XD;
mjkj 7th May 2015, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, it worked - especially with teh kitteh...

So, what I believe is: abel is mind controlling her to put Kylie under and sacrifice her - resulting in Kylie attacking those people and finally her LCF...

rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Abel must be behind everything, yes! XD Who else would there be, indeed? :P
mjkj 7th May 2015, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Well, it was not Madou - since he needed to investigate it - so, only abel is left...

...and if it were ren, then it was on abel's order...

mjkj 8th May 2015, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, controlling sounds also like leela with her puppets - but she is still alive so, it could not have been her (because range)

PS: Thanks for tha kitteh!

Matt Knab 6th May 2015, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Woah, Kylie's own mother was behind her going berserk? Or perhaps it was some sort of illusion?
Either way, being used as a weapon to kill a bunch of innocent people is pretty worth blocking out.
rufiangel 6th May 2015, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Kylie sure hopes it was some sort of illusion! >_>a

But yes, I think it's not something Lethian Knights are ever taught to do - on the contrary they are charged to protect the innocent... :<
MST3KFan 6th May 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Wow. I almost get a kind of Fullmetal Alchemist vibe out of all this now. O_o

Kylie's mother seems to have a hand in things...dang.
rufiangel 6th May 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Yep, she wasn't an ordinary NPC it would seem!

Hahaha, I get a lot of comparisons with FMA and I like that since I love FMA so XD <3
Mother complex, mother complex~~~
Headgamer 6th May 2015, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Didn't see that coming. o_o
rufiangel 6th May 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe ;D you're welcome! <3
CiciEnixa 6th May 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
I think we both know I'm gonna say it anyway:


(though thinking about it, if her mother managed to control her with a spell, it's actually just as likely that she only thinks it was her mom that cast that on her, her mom could actually be puppet-ed around just like her by someone else behind the scenes)

(or Kylie's mom is Zepar, because Zepar would totally pull this kind of trauma-inducing BS so he could have something nice and red to paint with)
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha Ciciiii! XDDD *pap*

How mad would people be I wonder if this turned out to be a puppet controlling a puppet controlling a puppet controlling a puppet controlling a puppet scenario... XDDD

and Zepar is so ebil ;___; Kylie mama wouldn't be like that, right?
Seabiscuit 6th May 2015, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
...W-wow :c Did not see that...coming. Holy shit, Rufi!
Wow, her mom was evil, or something? Holy shit, no wonder Kylie is so messed up, damn!D:
(I love the way the panels are put together, it reminds me of a broken mirror or something :D)
(Sacrifice? Cain interrupted a sacrifice didn't he, too? Hmmm...)
mjkj 7th May 2015, 3:03 AM edit delete reply
Maybe that was the sacrifice he interrupted???

Lukkai 7th May 2015, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
Hardly. The sacrifice he interrupted ought to have taken place at the capital.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
There is that, too. XD
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
Okay, no one is going to bother trawling through the archives and party page for this one so I'll just give it to you Mjkj XD

Kylie is currently 21, and her flashback here happened when she was 18. That means it was 3 years ago, from the present.

Cain is currently 24, and Ren says it's been 4 years since his banishment from the Holy Capital. That means that the sacrifice he allegedly desecrated happened 4 or more years ago.

So logically... time machine required XD sowee! It was a reasonable guess, though!
mjkj 7th May 2015, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Ah, I overlooked that detail - sowwee, Rufi... :(
rufiangel 8th May 2015, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha don't be sowwee XD it's totally normal to not keep track!
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Ahahaha I did take things for a bit of a turn here didn't I? soweee Kylie definitely has reasons for blocking this whole memory out!

And thankyew, I am happy to hear the panel layout works ;w;* <3 (a comparison to a broken mirror is yayyy <3)

Technically, Cain didn't interrupt a sacrifice but desecrated it, according to Ren. Though arguably that could have been the same thing, depending. ;)
JustNoPoint 6th May 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Brilliant page! Very cinematic! And the way you have memories and narration flow flawlessly and help guide the reader's eyes around the chaos well.

rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
O_O <333 Awww, JnP, thank you!! Such high words of praise and encouragement, I am so honoured!! ;w;* <333 I did my best to have this page look the way I wanted it to, so I'm really glad it works!! *hug* THANK YOU!
Chris the Blue 6th May 2015, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Oh my God, this is so dark and weird, and that kitten is adorable.

I am having a sensory overload.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Your comment cracked me Karda, ahahahaha XDDD <3

It gets a little darker and weirder before it gets any lighter and not-so-weird, I'm sorry... XD;; hold that kitten close!
kelverse 7th May 2015, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
This is getting so intense I don't know if I can handle it aaaah
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Awww Rinkel! XD;; *hug* Here, hold the kitten!
Jarvi 7th May 2015, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
That's a nice kitten. Really, really nice kitten. I like it. It's so nice, I didn't even notice any bad things going on the page. Nope. Nothing wrong on the page. Just some happy Kylie. Yes.

... Rufiii .T____T.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
XDDD It IS a super adorable kitten isn't it <333 ehehehehe

... sorry Saari-nii XD;;; *covers Saari-nii's eyes* just don't look!
TheD-Wrek 7th May 2015, 4:02 AM edit delete reply
Awww, Kylie. C'mere. *hugs* X)

I didn't see this coming! :O
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Yep, she definitely needs all the hugs! >_>

Ahaha, seems like I caught a lot of readers off guard with this one... *fist pump* YUSSS XDDD
Crestlinger 7th May 2015, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
'Mama says Knock you out!'
Geez no wonder she blocked it. Would the result of this also have anything to do with her ease of creating that brother-tracking bloodstone awhile back?
As well, three related scenarios:
-Kylie's mother is some sort of Blood Mage of the Dragon Age variety.
-Someone was controlling her.
-She Knew someone was controlling her and did this whole circle thing as a means of protecting Kylie (from her memories of this event or from herself).
Liking how the denial voice is slowly colour shifting too.
Lukkai 7th May 2015, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Not just shifting colour (good catch!), but also to the background more and more.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Good catch! :D
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Ehehe, thank you Crestlinger XD I am happy that you picked up on small details like that! <3

Indeed, Kylie had good reason to block this memory >_< and man, blood mages are freaky from DA~~ >.> though you could become on yourself if you wanted to XD;;...

Lots of things could have been happening! All your theories are legit! @_@
Proxy170 7th May 2015, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Oh my gosh.... O.O Why would her mom do that?? D: I have a feeling that there is soooo much more of this puzzle to reveal!
Lukkai 7th May 2015, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
Well, after looking at the page before and this one again, it kinda looks as if her mother was suddenly running on some kind of automatic program or under control herself.

Of course that might just as well be wrong and Kylie just misinterpreted the look on her mother's face. Or I misinterpreted what that meant.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
Ahaha, interpretation is a subjective thing indeed! Did you think Kylie-mama looked horrified? XD;
Lukkai 8th May 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
She could very well have been horrified. But whether it was because of Kylie appearing or something else is a completely different story.
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha aww Proxy! XD

I do think that this flashback answers a couple of questions and then raises a bunch more, sorry about that XD;;; but hopefully it'll be fun picking the puzzle apart!
Lukkai 7th May 2015, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
And since we're not getting enough voters in my opinion, I'll just leave this here:

Vote! And not just because I've got a (badly drawn, but I'm mostly just good at maps) entry in the race.
Though you should vote for my entry of course. ;)

But seriously: Take a look. Make up your mind. And VOTE!

I should add: The actual entries often hold additional information about the characters. So you might want to quickly look through the thread (you can easily ignore the text only messages and just check the ones with pictures, the character info is all in those). Might make it a bit easier to decide.
HeSerpenty 7th May 2015, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Oomg....what's going on here??? Is her mum a...VILLAIN? No..there has to be a reason...

Egads. Rufiii!!! Prompt PM with all the answers, please! THANKIES! <3

Alsoo..DANG girl what's the page have like...14 panels?? (HehedidyoucatchanastycaseoftheSerpies?:P) I love the layout of the panels looking like broken shards of glass too!
rufiangel 7th May 2015, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Awww Serpy! Sorry, this one may not have quite the answers you'll want to hear... ;D

I totally have a case of the Serpies, tomorrow is a double-page update too >___> WHATHAVEYOUDONETOMEEEE (srsly though this page had me rolling around going like 'rawrgh' XDDD)

Glad you like the layout btw ;w;* <3 I did my best to make it look like glass! Thankyew for being so encouragin' dear <3
KAM 7th May 2015, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Damatris 10th May 2015, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
OH DEAR! This is getting worse and worse! DD:

You're heartless, aren't you Rufi-chan?
rufiangel 11th May 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Apparently my heart is indeed locked up somewhere in a safe >.> ahahahaha XD;;; *slinks away*