Comic 306 - Kylie versus Madou

13th Mar 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
306 - Kylie versus Madou
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)
rufiangel 13th Mar 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hmmm, Madou can cast without disruption? That sucks for Kylie. Anyway, happy Friday! :D

I got a super kickass fanart from the super talented Matt Knab of Twilight Trust and Feloran Chronicles fame - Cain and Kylie decked out in high-level gear, being all cool and stuff! :D Check it out!
<333 Thank you so hard, Matt :D <333 Be sure to check out his webcomics because this guy is crazy and does TWO at the same time, multiple updates a week, and dayum he is a master storyteller! XD <3

Alsoooo, a certain OC I created for the excellent Serpents of Old webcomic by the lovely Serpy debuted in the most recent strip :D Riiight over here! If you're wondering which one is my OC, he's the very pretty silver-haired boy. His name is Kyle. :D What? He seems familiar? I don't know what you're talking about.

And with that, this update is done! Thank you for reading, everyone :D <3 Have a lovely weekend, and see you on Monday!

(Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :) There are also side-by-side panel comparisons in this journal if you'd like to see the difference between the old and redrawn strips!)

TheD-Wrek 13th Mar 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
OMG, noooooo~ Kylieeeee~ *tries to cast heal himself* Heaaaaaal~ D:
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Awww Deeee! Lol, seeing you standing there now calling out 'Heeeeeaaaaaal' with a D: face XDDD;;
TheD-Wrek 14th Mar 2015, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
I was... lol. XD
HeSerpenty 13th Mar 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

Omg and she doesn't even have Cain's little "heals" around to help her bounce back ;____;
I feel legit concern now---gosh darnit its only friday! Why can't it be monday already XD

(Also EEE I LOVE Kyle I can't wait to draw him more in the comic! <33)
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
With your current avatar Serpy, that first line is hilarious XDDD

Kylie didn't get a heal after the first Lava Burst either, so she's getting pretty banged up now, yes... >_>

(<333 I am excited to see Kyle whenever possible! :D But of course, now we must see what Hizruk-baby is up to...!!)
CiciEnixa 13th Mar 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply

*reads alt text*

RUFI THAT IS A BAD JOKE, NO! D,:< Cain, somebody, anybody, save Kylie!!!
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Sorryyyy~~

Cain is too far away to be of any use at the moment~ oh noes~ :<
Jarvi 13th Mar 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
:OOO <closes eyes> Everything's gonna be alright, everything's gonna be alright .>__<.
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
XD;; aww Saari-nii!

*whispers* things will never be the same again after this chapter... ;D
Jarvi 14th Mar 2015, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
That sounds even less good :<
mjkj 13th Mar 2015, 6:58 PM edit delete reply

Poor Kylie - and no Cain to heal her....

I wonder what the others are doing... ^_^

Edit: @alt text: 1d100 says 43 ^_^

TheMentalist 13th Mar 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
Oh my, I rolled 98. That's one fire resistant Kylie!
mjkj 13th Mar 2015, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Yeah :D
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
[98 panels of Kylie getting roasted by Lava Burst, commence!]
Lukkai 15th Mar 2015, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
The "Endless 98"?
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Yep, looks like Kylie's on her own for this one!

Wow, a d100? That's generous! XD;
Headgamer 13th Mar 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
I'm wondering if she'll be forced to use her Lethian which is almost certintly what Madou wants... But why? Will he cause her to go out of control, or teach her how to control it? I'm still routing for Madou to become good (or at least not evil).

Also: Fire > Ice? Or do they cancel out?
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
Madou's interesting, eh? :D <-- pleased XD! His intentions become more clear as the chapter progresses...

Ice might have a slight disadvantage against Fire, yes. Though whoever casts the stronger magic in the end wins, really. XD;
KAM 13th Mar 2015, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
*puts on chef's hat* Lava Burst are a poor use for cooking. All you'll do is burn the outside while leaving the innards raw. You want a constant even temperature, typically 400°F for perhaps 6 hours or more, depending on her weight... ;-)
TheMentalist 13th Mar 2015, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
True Kam, except that certain meats done just like this are what certain people enjoy. *Not my personal taste, but I know plenty of these people.*

Actually, depending on it you want the skin too, you may want to roast in a bath, or to baste regularly. As for temperature, anything from ~250 up will roast nicely for just about any meat... it is merely a function of time to cook that increasing temperature helps with, and I've found that the thicker the meat the less it matters (the juices tend to carry heat from the bottom up, meaning that most of the heat reaching the center is because of juices that boil and leave the surface at a given temperature regardless of the oven temperature.)

Poor Madou, he's been vastly out-chefed already, and here I am making it worse...
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Hahaha, he's not really into eating humans anyway. Unlike most of my readers, it would seem. ;;;
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Wow, does it take that long? Dang. >_>
TheMentalist 14th Mar 2015, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
If you want tender meat you roast it slower... if you don't care you roast it to done only.
ptmc 13th Mar 2015, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Weren't you gonna take a break Monday?

@alt text: hopefully more than it takes for her to finish Madou? (what is Madou's gender anyway? I forgot if it was already mentioned...
mjkj 13th Mar 2015, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
Nah, not this monday, monday in a week though
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Yep, as Mjkj has said, I am taking a break on the 23rd. :)

I believe I did answer this before but to clarify again XD; Madou is a dude.
Seabiscuit 13th Mar 2015, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Oh shit! He has a phen card?!

*pffthahaha* That alt text.
...It's probably absolutely terrible that I'm rooting for Madou, hahah. Sorry Kylie but he's got the max swag!

He looks so cool here. "Oww" And still looking all trolly and stuff! Best character ever.>D
It's so awesome seeing Madou fighting...:D

Ohhh! I saw that SOO, but I didn't realize that was your OC. Pfffthaha "Kyle". That's awesome!:D
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Re: Phen card - ahahaha! Yes, something like that! XD

I don't mind you rooting for Madou, at least he has someone on his side XDDD I'm so happy you like him, lol! He's fun to write :D <3

And re: Kyle, ehehehe, thank you! XD; Kyle ended up growing into his own, so he's really not a genderbend anymore. :3 But his roots will always be here~ XD <3
Allzephyr 13th Mar 2015, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Let's see him cast without a head. *bloodlust*
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Wouldn't it be just the creepiest thing if Kylie lopped off his head, and his head still kept on casting? XDDD
Allzephyr 14th Mar 2015, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
I wonder what kind of emoji that would warrant.
rufiangel 16th Mar 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
One of these mask things, I think?
Spellodello 14th Mar 2015, 12:24 AM edit delete reply

The action on this page is lovely and it straight up shows where Madou's priorities are but AHHHH my bby Kylie ;o;...
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
Awwww Spellu I'm sorry XD;;;; *pat pat console*

And thank you, I'm glad this page works! :D
MizuNoRyuu 14th Mar 2015, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
Wow. I agree, I'm stunned by the page's layout. :3

Poor Kylie. Everyone seems to be getting their asses handed to em everywhere. I have no idea how they're getting out of this one... less Headgamer is right and Kylie just kinda... obliterates things on her Lethian use...
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Yay! :D Thank you Mizu, I am happy to hear the layout works!! <3

Kylie having an LCF is a pretty popular theory so far, though I'd wonder how on earth THAT would get resolved if it happened >___>;; Go back and grab Seia and come back so he can calm her down? Maybe?
Headgamer 15th Mar 2015, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
Well if she did have one it would stop the fighting. Able would GTFO and then Madou could use whatever he found out to stop her OR teleport the party away. Then he'd preferably tell us what in the world is going on here and join the party. :D
Chris the Blue 14th Mar 2015, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
The red and blue colour scheme in the panels is pretty cool.
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Oh yay, thank you! :D It's a very blue chapter so far, so Madou's magic helps bring some contrast, much to my relief. XD;;
Matt Knab 14th Mar 2015, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Hrm, looks like he prepared some "buffs" to help get through Kylie's attacks. That, or he has a crazy high "concentration check".
Lukkai 14th Mar 2015, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
My money's on that potion before doing something in that regard.
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Mmhmm, that potion definitely did something...
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
Could be! :D Ahahaha, 'concentration check' sounds pretty cool XD Or he might have on a seal... ;)
MST3KFan 14th Mar 2015, 4:38 AM edit delete reply
Well, that certainly didn't go well. O_o Definitely going to be a problem for Kylie if that magic spell at the end didn't put her down for the count already. >_O
Lukkai 14th Mar 2015, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
Madou's actually treating a thin line here.

Obviously he doesn't want to simply slay Kylie. He could've done so without first whisking her away.

So he wants her for something else.
(Get your mind out of the gutter, I'm not talking that!)
Probably, as was speculated above, for her attempting to use her Lethian.

For that to happen however, she needs to be alive and capable of acting and moving, yet hurt and desperate enough to go for such a last resort attack.
Lukkai 14th Mar 2015, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Her Lethiace, not Lethian.

Although now I can't help but picture a nearly beaten Kylie pull a full-fledged Lethian Knight out of her pocket and throwing him at Madou.
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Everyone said 'Lethian' and not 'Lethiace' in the comments this page, so that image has been perpetually everywhere for me XDDD
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
I like this analysis! :D
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
Kylie's probably pretty darn annoyed, yes. XD;; He should've gone down like a bowling pin! Mages are squishy! But then this one is buffed up like mad thanks to Ren, so...
kelverse 14th Mar 2015, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Looks like the battle's heating up quite a bit, ahahahaha! Not funny?
Alright, I'll go sit in the Terrible Jokes/Puns box....
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Rinkel! Ahahaha, and I've been so good avoiding that punnage, LOL.

Here, put this Goldra in the pun jar. XD
kelverse 14th Mar 2015, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
I will make all the terrible puns.

*slam dunks the Goldra into the pun jar*
HapyCow 14th Mar 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Ahhh! Quick, someone use Blastoise! >.> Or another water pokemon.....I've been playing too much pokemon..
rufiangel 14th Mar 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Wouldn't that be water damage on top of fire damage?

[HapyCow has defeated Kylie!] XD
TheMentalist 16th Mar 2015, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
That's likely to lead to a nice steamed Kylie, with that perfect red color associated so often with lobster.
Crestlinger 14th Mar 2015, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Red Mail (Chrono Trigger): For laughing off All the fire spells.
Her armour should be heating up from that second blast by now as well so all she may have to do to win is just Fall on him.
KAM 14th Mar 2015, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm... they're still under that aqua, aren't they? Hmmm...
mjkj 15th Mar 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Wow, true, KAM.

What would happen if either mad heats it up or Kylie LCFs it? Steaming Ice Storm™ ▲_▲ or Icy Steam Storm™ ▼_▼ ?
rufiangel 16th Mar 2015, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
Yes, they are still under that aqua... ;)
Outlaw 16th Mar 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Dang... She's in for one HEATED encounter....!

Get it? It's a pun cause he used a fire attack....?

...I'm sorry.

JustNoPoint 21st Mar 2015, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
Dang, I got behind this much already?! The effects on this page rock!