Comic 337 - Unconscious but alive

29th May 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
337 - Unconscious but alive
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 29th May 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Friday, guys!

Not much longer now before the end of the chapter! During the two-week break I'll be working a lot on The Lethian, so I'm not sure I'll be doing anything too extravagant here in the meantime.

Would you guys be interested in a simple Q&A for the characters during the two-week break, or something similar? Let me know :)

Have a great weekend everyone, and see you on Monday!

P.S. There is a Pirate-themed Prom Crossover Exchange going on right now, and I took part in it too with SF :D hop on over for some great arts and comics <3
mjkj 29th May 2015, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
Yayy, reunion :D

Glad they all are ok.

*lol* Michael as carry-all - first Nemi and now Kylie :D up: madou catching up with them...

Thank you, Rufi <3 *hugs*

PS: Q&A would be nice - though I can not think of any questions right now...

mjkj 29th May 2015, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Ok, I think I might have a question after all...

Nemi, Michael, when is the wedding? '^_^

rufiangel 30th May 2015, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
Lol! XD
mjkj 1st Jun 2015, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
Oh, and can we get an invitation, too, please?
Apvogt 9th Jul 2015, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Not sure if I'm late or not, but I second this question, and would like to extend it to Kylie and Cain.
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, so you want Madou to join them? XD;

Michael has the highest strength and vitality stat. If you need someone to carry your luggage, he's your guy!
mjkj 31st May 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Yup, I thought so... :)

though where is Kylie's clothes/armor?

Well, I guess it is almost inevitable for him now to join up...

MST3KFan 29th May 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
The gang's all together again. Though how screwed up might Kylie be from this experience?

A Q&A involving the characters might be cool. I know I was thinking of doing that for my own comic, but wasn't sure if enough people would care about it.
Nef 29th May 2015, 11:10 PM edit delete reply

Me too!

I actually posted requests for an "Ask Erik" (my main character) feature in my comic, but no one asked anything, so I dropped it.

Maybe if you just start with asking expected questions, (like having one character ask another) the fans will open it up. I actually posted an episode where I appeared as "Executive Producer" and was interviewed by a reporter.
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Ah, that's not a bad idea :)

Honestly I'm just asking in case readers actually have questions. If they don't, I'll just drop it, too XD;
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Hmm yeah, Kylie... We'll seeeee!

It's not the first time I've opened up the floor to questions, last time I got three questions total and I consider myself extremely lucky for that XD;
Lukkai 1st Jun 2015, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
It might actually have helped her. But that remains to be seen.
KAM 29th May 2015, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
So did she pass out from the LCF or did Cain hit her over the head to get even for the ice stabbing? ;-)

Thinking about it healers would seem to make good torturers. Stab! Heal! Stab! Heal!

Man I've got a warped mind.
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
LOL! Dude that IS warped XDDD But yanno, heals hurt in Archaeia...

And Cain might've off screen, who knows ;D lololol
KAM 29th May 2015, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
Questions, hmmm...

For each of the main team, If you were trapped on a desert island and could only have one of your teammates join you, who would you pick?

Leela, does being an evil bitch come naturally, or do you have to work at it?
CiciEnixa 30th May 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
LOLOL who knows, she might take it as a compliment ;D
KAM 31st May 2015, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Cici, have you been reading the same comic I have?

Does your version of Serpamia Flare feature a kind, wonderful, caring person named Leela? ;-)

(The question is also a variant of one I used in my own comic.)
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, they're a pretty small party so their choices seem rather limited XDDD thanks for letting me know what kind of questions you'd ask, though!
Jarvi 29th May 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Okay, now that everyone is safe I can finally ask the most important question ;D

Why Madou played a little perv and took Kylie's armor off? Would it interfere with the spell or something? :P
Headgamer 30th May 2015, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
The ice destroyed all her clothing; she's actually naked the black is just one big sensor.
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
LOL you wish, Headgamer!! XDDD who's the perv now ;D
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Saari-nii, I didn't know you were curious about that! XD I didn't know it needed an explanation :P
Jarvi 31st May 2015, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
It's not like super important for me what people wear. Actually I haven't realised the thing till the moment when Cain was approaching her, and I was like 'wait, didn't she have an armor back then?' so I thought it was shattered with ice, but then I moved some more pages back and realised she didn't have it on when she was tied to her sword so I that excludes ice magical destroy, and leads to Madou is being pervy ;)
So i decided to ask how it was ;)
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Ahahahaha! Oh, Saari-nii. XD I will answer this in more detail later then! :D
Headgamer 1st Jun 2015, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm curious too. ;)
Seabiscuit 29th May 2015, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
(Ohhh my gosh a Q&A yes!:D:D)

Woo! The party is hurt, but victorious! To be honest, I kind of expected them to lose! I needa have more faith!:D

But where did Madou sneak off to...?!
rufiangel 30th May 2015, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
(ah, would that be interesting? :D)

I'm glad the outcome wasn't so obvious~ XD though certainly the party had suffered a bit.

We'll find out soon enough where Madou went~!

Prayformercy 30th May 2015, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
awww crap, getting the whole wrapped up feeling from these pages. Incoming 2 weeks of sadness with no nemi ;_; (Great job on the strip rufi, bet it feels good to finally just do a single page again ah? :D )
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Awww mercy XD I still have a week of strips left to do before the chapter is over! We'll see how things go! Lol.

And thankyew for being so encouraging ;3;* I'm glad you liked the page!
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
Oh, and yes, single pages are generally less stressful for me, correct XDDD
kelverse 30th May 2015, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
This whole fight scene has been so stressful aaah I'm glad they're all back together.
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Awww Rinkel XD *hugs, wraps fluffy bkanket and gives hot choco* Thankyew for staying with me the whole time XD <333
Crestlinger 30th May 2015, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Have to wonder about the aftereffects of this on Ren.
For good or ill everyone Lives (scarred in various ways but Alive for good or ill). How's That for a turnaround from the chapter's cover.
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yes... Ren was affected somewhat indeed. We'll seeeee. ;D

And I'm glad that it's clear everyone got affected by the events of this chapter one way or another. It wad a fairly intense chapter to write and a turning point in some ways so I'm happy to know that's been communicated! :3
HeSerpenty 30th May 2015, 12:11 PM edit delete reply
Rufiii I just love the dynamics of this group soooo much! <33
This chapter has been AMAZING and I envy ur talent of capturing action, effects, AND emotions to make this scene so real <3. I can't wait to til Kylie wakes up and the group can recuperate!
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Awww Serpy-kins! <333 ;_;* *glomp* thanks for being so encouraging as always!! I really appreciate you taking the time! <3 this was a pretty challenging chapter for me so I'm glad to know it's being received well! ;3;*
Digi5 30th May 2015, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
Those first 2 -or 3- panels are pricelessly precious. ^U^

rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehehe, aww, yay :D happy you like those panels, I struggled with the first one a bit so always happy to know when results work XDDD
Matt Knab 30th May 2015, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Yay, the party has reassembled!
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yep! :) though Kylie is technically out for the count atm... XD;
Zophah 30th May 2015, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
There should still be a hole in Cain's shirt unless his magic can fix that as well.
mjkj 31st May 2015, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
It still is there: in panel one it is covered with Cain's arm, but you can see pieces of fabric hanging down beneath it.
TheMentalist 31st May 2015, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
And a spike above the arm.

Still, magical mending isn't exactly unheard up in such environments. It might just be possible to salvage that coat. Which would be nice, considering it could (relative cost) feed several villages for a few years...
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
XD True, Rob. Well, not that much money (LOL) but it certainly is an expensive coat!

And like you said, magical mending is a thing in Archaiea. Cain has demonstrated before that he knows how to cast a clothes restoration spell. This spell doesn't work for every mend/tear/burn and it only works for certain kinds of materials (particularly things that aren't too rare or adversely too crappy) but it covers most equipment worn by adventurers in Archaeia. It wasn't shown but even though Kylie's dress and Cain's borrowed-set-of-clothes-from-Seia had all kinds of holes in it after the fight with Sho in Chapter Three, Cain just fixed the clothes up and they returned to the ballroom without looking too worse for wear. XD;
TheMentalist 31st May 2015, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
I was pretty sure it was enough to add up to a crying ton of Opa fruit and Choco herbs! Something in the millions, if I remember numbers right...
I guess that would get boring after a while.
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Hello Zophah! :)

There is still a hole on this page (as Mjkj and TheMentalist have pointed out), but it will be mended by the next page. XD; Cain has demonstrated before that he knows how to cast a clothes restoration spell.
Prayformercy 31st May 2015, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
i really hope this hole has nothing to do with madou trying to join the group. The guy who has lit this party on fire several times, spied on them in the past and infiltrated their group once already to further his own means, and even gone as far as abandoning his own allies at the time to die, on nothing more than a whim to further his own goals. Not exactly traveling companion material =p
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Wait, what? XD;;; Did you just take a literal hole in the clothes and apply it to the party in a figurative sense?
Prayformercy 1st Jun 2015, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 1st Jun 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
Well, I can tell you that the hole in Cain's shirt has nothing to do with Madou trying to join the group. XD;;;;
TheD-Wrek 31st May 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
I'm all up for a Q&A session! :D

I'm worried... this wrapped up rather nicely all things considered. O_O
rufiangel 31st May 2015, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Aww, yay! Thanks D! :D glad to know there's interest!

And the chapter isn't over yet, D... Three pages to go! ;D
Lukkai 1st Jun 2015, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... A Q&A...

Kylie: How do you picture your brother looking like or being like characterwise?
What do you think might be the job he is working/is learning towards?

Cain: If you were offered full pardon. Would you go back to live in the capital?

Madou: What's the most stupid/funny thing you've ever done?

Oh, and for Ren: Did you use some magical help to carry your two unconscious partners or are you that buff under that coat of yours?
rufiangel 1st Jun 2015, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Aww yay, Lukkai, those are some cool questions :D thanks so much for thinking of them!

That one for Madou, though... lololol I am concerned by what he'll answer :'D