Comic 410 - Not Human

16th Dec 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
410 - Not Human
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)
rufiangel 16th Dec 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete

Happy Wednesday! Oops, there was just one more update before Chapter Six could be concluded. Silly me... ;) NOW Chapter Six is done and dusted!

Lethian Knights are resistant to most poisons. Lethian Knights don't seem to have problems giving large donations of blood. Lethian Knights have moments their eyes seem empty. Hmmmmm.... how human are they? ;)

I said I have a major announcement to make, so here it is - I literally only confirmed it around an hour ago XD;;

I'll be starting a full-time job early January! :) It's completely irrelevant to art-ing or writing fiction; it's a financial research management position. I know, completely different from my usual thing, but I'm excited to learn something new. :)

What does this mean for Serpamia Flare? Well... hopefully, it won't affect it too much! I won't know how much it'll affect things until I give it a try, but I've decided to try my darndest to keep both Serpamia Flare up alongside the job. Things might get a little crazy, so I ask for your patience and grace over this transition period. I'll be able to speak more details into the new situation once I actually start work in January. :)

Financially speaking I wasn't able to 'make it' with The Lethian or SF, but I don't regret trying, nor do I think I could have done things any differently. I'm extremely grateful for my readerbase now, and I'm so happy to have been able to finish up to Chapter Six within the past 3 years! It's been an amazing freelance journey, and now we'll see if I can keep it up while working.

As I said last update, the next comic update will be in February, and the in-between omake material will start from around Christmas-time. Until then, I'll be taking a break! Thanks so much for understanding. :)

AND NOW! I have ANOTHER AMAZING piece of fanart to share with you guys, from the incredibly talented Centcomm (of Datachasers fame!):


I was just so blown away by this piece! It's SO cool!! *__* Kylie looks gorgeous! A bigger version can be found in the gallery <333 thank you so much, Centy!!

Re: giveaway - still have people who haven't responded to me! Please respond! *_*

I hope you're having a great middle-of-the-week, guys! :) And seriously, thank you so much for reading. See you guys again at Christmas! ♥

Jarvi 16th Dec 2015, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Yay! Seia is alive! x)
Hahah that's what you get for trying to stand against The Untouchable! Sorry Ophelia, no sympathy for you, as you just came to murder him x)
Lukkai 16th Dec 2015, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
I'm not quite sure whether that's the right term to use for Seia.

Ophelia's question does bear merit.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, I'm happy you're happy Saari-nii <3 X3

No love lost for Ophelia... :'D lolol~
Visvires 11th Feb 2016, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Awwwwww yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

Excellent use of tension. I was really feeling this one. The spike from nowhere was beautiful.
rufiangel 11th Feb 2016, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
<333 thank you!!! ;_;* I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know how you found this whole sequence! It encourages me to no end! *hug* <333

And hello and welcome! <3 X3
Matt Knab 16th Dec 2015, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Yay, surprise page!
Oops, she was too confident and let her guard down. It may very well be her last mistake.

Congratulations on the new job, Rufi!
Lukkai 16th Dec 2015, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I'm pretty sure unless he wants to interrogate her (she's pretty high up in Zirconia, good source of information therefore), I don't see her staying alive for more than the next about 15 seconds.

Probably not for much longer even if he decides on interrogating her. Just quickly take all he can by torture and then off her.

That is if he's even capable of thinking about a possible interrogation now. We do remember how Kylie was acting when she showed eyes like this.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, surpriiiise <3

And thank you very much, Matt! X3 I hope it'll be a fulfilling one! :D
CiciEnixa 16th Dec 2015, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
*is delighted anyway because this is a good thing* Seia don't make the same mistake as her and just kill her dead.

Take a good long break, you evil tease, you XDDD
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Nyaaaahahahahaha XDDD <333

To be fair, Ophelia was probably going to bust his body up some more to double-confirm before going through his things, but he bust her up first before she could :'D

And yes, I shalllll muwahahahaha <333
KAM 16th Dec 2015, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Hehehe! :-D

I was checking those links and scrolled to to the comments and saw this response of yours to one of my smart aleck comments "Hahahaha!! XD; Oh man, wouldn't that be a crazy twist? I'm not clever enough for that, sadly... :P "

Riiiiiiiiiiight... ;-)
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply

I do try my best not to let on too much in my comment responses... ;D
mjkj 16th Dec 2015, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Yayyy, surprise :D

Great - Seia is not really toast =)

...but poor Ophelia... =S

rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Lolol, yes. XDD I seem to have turned the sympathy tables around!
mjkj 16th Dec 2015, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
...and congratulations on the new job - I hope you will have fun with it or at least enjoy it *hugs*

...please start with trying to update twice a week before you get full in with job and comic...

*many huggus*

rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much, Mjkj! <3 I'm hoping for the same, too! :D

I'm going to test my comic output abilities in the latter weeks of January, while SF is still on break. I'll let you guys know the results; it could be anywhere between 1 to 3 updates a week, depending on how it goes. :) Hopefully not 1! But I won't overestimate myself just yet :'D

*many huggus back!* <3
mjkj 23rd Dec 2015, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, Rufi. That is really appreciated. :)

*returns many huggus*

mjkj 16th Dec 2015, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
mjkj, and great fanart, CentComm =D
Lukkai 16th Dec 2015, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
That ice storm effect alone must have been one pain in the neck to put together that way! (0_0)
mjkj 17th Dec 2015, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, CentComm is great in doing visuals...
Centcomm 17th Dec 2015, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Thankys MJKJ .. I read all of SF in like 2 days .. twas a awesome read .. I fell in love with Kylie.. and that LCF thing just seemed .. so awesome. So had to do something with it ..

The Ie storm was actually easier that it seems but I am very pleased with the over all effect I just wanted to do her Justice :D
mjkj 17th Dec 2015, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
You are welcome :D

...and wow in two days??? O_O
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
;___;* <333 Thankyew Centy, you're awfully kind and sweet and BRILLIANT AHHH XD <333 thankyew for gracing SF with your talent!! ;3;***

(@Mjkj: Centy is a SUPER fast reader >___>)
Lamelle 16th Dec 2015, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Okay, this is an even worse last chapter page.. Because how am I now gonna survive waiting for the beginning of chapter 7 XDD

I have previously assumed that Lethian Knights must be different... I just wasn't sure how different O-O I'm intrigued!

Also! Congratulations on your new job! Hopefully it'll be a lot of fun to try :3

ALSO! That is an awesome piece of fanart *-*
Lukkai 16th Dec 2015, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Survival by way of archive binging, Lamelle. It's an old, but working technique. ;)
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Awww Lukkai <333
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Lolol Lamelle! XD *squeeze* <333

Lethian Knights are kinda special ;) we'll get into it as the plot progresses, pinky promise! <3

And thank you so much! ;3;* <3 I hope the same, too <33

AND! Yesh, I feel super blessed ;3;* <333
MST3KFan 16th Dec 2015, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Ice Lethian Knights are undead beings. Calling it right now. Kylie actually died back in her village, but was revived to be what she is.


Have a good rest, and good luck with your new job!
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Zombie Ice Knights <333

(... Possibly! ;)

Thank you MST3K! X3 It's been a good break so far, and I'm looking forward to the new season~!
Headgamer 16th Dec 2015, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
Lol, knew it.

Yay! Sort of... He's still far from help and barely alive.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Lolol, I'm glad some people called it! XD

Definitely questionable, though, as to how long he's going to last after this page... :'D
Lukkai 24th Dec 2015, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Probably as long as he can stay concentrated and has power left to use. Nightfall might help with lower temperatures.
Digi5 16th Dec 2015, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
I think this is a better conclusion to the chapter than the previous page. Seia's alive! :D

Now I'm not so sure those other ice lethians were actually killed...
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, I'm happy you think so, Digi! X3 <3

Ophelia seems to think she definitely killed the last one, so we'll wait and see how things panned out and are panning out. ;)
TheD-Wrek 16th Dec 2015, 10:20 PM edit delete reply

(Congrats on the new job!Lol, mixed feelings during this post. X'D)
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, D! XD <3

and lolol awww D XD *pat pat* There, there...
sketchdoll 16th Dec 2015, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Awesome page as always! And congrats on the job! I find having a full time job makes me more structured and I actually get more work done lol. So hopefully the same will go for you :)
Lukkai 17th Dec 2015, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
A full time job can be both boon and bane to a webcomic artist.

The most obvious boon however is that you're out of any direct financial problems. And that's a whole lot of stress gone from your personal live!
Moneys are important after all. They keep you fed, clothed, groomed and housed.

Most obvious bane: Well, it cuts heavily into the time available for working on the comic, of course.
Whether that makes a visible difference for the comic does mostly hinge on how long you usually need to get a page (the actual art) done. Scripts for the pages are something you can think up during work breaks just as well.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Good points, Lukkai! >_<

Yeah, we'll have to see how I manage in January. I'll keep you guys updated on how that goes!
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
Aww! Thank you so much, sketchdoll! ;3;* <3 It's great to know that that can happen, too. I have often found that the difference between having a full-time job and freelancing is that the line between personal and work life becomes more defined with the former. And I think that does help! @_@
Seabiscuit 16th Dec 2015, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Aw, what a surprise! In two ways!:D
Yay! He's alive...But D:
W-woah! I'm starting to agree with Madou, Lethian knights are HELLA scary!!

Wow! Congrats on that job! How exciting!:D
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Surpriiiiise! ;D lolol!

Mmhmm, there's something really creepy about them knights... :'D

And thank you so much seamuffin! <3 ;3;* I'm excited about it too! <33
Stever 16th Dec 2015, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
BBBRRRR! Freezing my insides means that I'd need more scotch.

Congrats on the new job, I hope it works out great for you!
Lukkai 18th Dec 2015, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
Actually, when I was in Scotland the first time, I found something better than scotch.

Ginger Tam.

It's a liquor made from scotch with honey and ginger.

If that's not gonna warm your insides, nothing will.
Stever 19th Dec 2015, 3:28 AM edit delete reply
MMmmm. That sounds good. I've never heard of Tam before (even when I was in Scottland), but you can bet I'll be on the look out for it now. Cheers!
Lukkai 21st Dec 2015, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
The label is a yellow with a black cat on it:
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Btw Lukkai, if you don't mind terribly, I'd like to ask if you could kindly edit this comment so the link doesn't break the page for mobile phones or tablets? :'D it looks fine on my pc but is being a bum on my phone lol
Lukkai 24th Dec 2015, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
Sure thing. Second link was not all that necessary and the first one is short, so it should work on phones as well.
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
<333 thankyewww ;3;*
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Stever, I really appreciate it! ;3;* <3

And lol, scotch without ice, I take it? XD 'Cause Seia probably always takes his on the rocks... ;D (though either way I suppose it'll warm you up kinda XP)
Lukkai 17th Dec 2015, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
"No human could live..."
I'm guessing the same goes for most Lethian Knights as well.
But any of them obviously is at least partially immune to any negative effects from his element. And someone with the precision and skill of Seia to be able to pull this off... It's not unfathomable. Of course trying to use it on someone else is sure to kill them, still.

By the way: I think someone actually called Seia using his ice powers inwards to save himself. Not sure who it was and he didn't call it to be this way, I'm sure. But he was pretty close, I say.
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Yep! And yep! And yeppers! XD

Someone did call it very similarly, you are correct! XD; Crestlinger suggested it in a range of possibilities on this page~
Lukkai 17th Dec 2015, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Okay a bit off topic for this page, but in regards to Jinn and him being somewhat hated:

Jinn actually comes around as for Nemi and he and Mikey end up fighting over who gets to propose to her!
Meanwhile Nemi is completely stumped and can't figure out why they don't just share.


Well, not really. But then, who knows? ;)
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
LOL Lukkai XDDD I'm already imagining the storm of anger I'd get for pulling a (very weird) love triangle, after all the 'love' Jinn has been getting as of late :'D

... that said, anything is possible. ;)
TheMentalist 17th Dec 2015, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Congrats on the job Rufi!

Aw, man... you're spoiling the surprise far too early there Seia!
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Robert! ;3;* <3 I really appreciate it <3

And lol, Seia couldn't wait! He just *had* to pull that popper ;)
HeSerpenty 17th Dec 2015, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
LOL Serpy-kins! XDD <33 I'm glad you're happy about the outcome! I do feel badly for D, though. Sorry, bruh... :'D
Jarvinski 17th Dec 2015, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Woo, update!
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
<3 X3 Yayyyy!
Centcomm 17th Dec 2015, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Yeeeeessss! Seia is alive .. Hey wait maybe these guys are part terminator? The knights that is! Daaaamn! - And your welcome Rufi! Glad you liked the piece it was fun to do :D
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
<333 *hugs Centy again*

Ehehehe, terminators, huh...? ;) We'll learn more in time, but that guess may not be entirely off the mark, lol! (Or it might be. Nyahahahaha)
MizuNoRyuu 17th Dec 2015, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
I was hesitant to say that Seia was my favorite character out of the secondary cast... But he definitely is now. Holy... flipping... tables.

Grats on the job! D: If you figure out balancing everything, I hope you have some tips for other artists. @_@
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
Hey Mizu~~~! X3 Ehehe, I'm happy you like Seia! <3 he's definitely an interesting one...

And thankyew!! ;3;* I do hope I figure out a decent work flow. If I do, I'll be sure to share any "secrets" ahahaha XD

(btw I have been sitting on a fb message you sent me for ages, just trying to think of how not to answer it with a 5k word essay XD;;;; sorry for the lack of response there, it's coming! Just wanted to let you know I saw it XD)
Headgamer 17th Dec 2015, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Where did her talking stone go? I wonder if they hear this on call.
Lukkai 19th Dec 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
I've got a hunch he might actually have waited until after she finished the call on purpose.

Either that or she dropped it in panels one or two. Which wouldn't be surprising considering she just got frikkin skewered!
rufiangel 23rd Dec 2015, 11:46 PM edit delete reply
I did think about whether to portray the communication crystal or not, but I wanted the passage of time to be more ambiguous for various reasons~ what Lukkai says may also be true ;)
Allzephyr 17th Dec 2015, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
For once I actually did not see that coming. What a twist! Both in comic and irl. I'm glad to hear you've got a solid job now, and I hope that it'll work out great for you. I will be diligently awaiting your triumphant return come February.

In the meantime though, it seems that our dear assassin friend is about to get slaughtered. Oh well.
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
Lolol, a plot-twist IRL? XD Thank you so much, Zeph!! <33 I really appreciate it ;3;* I hope it'll work out great, too!

And yayyy, I'm pleased I caught ya off-guard re: comic ;D we'll see in Chapter Seven what results from this little encounter... ;)
kelverse 17th Dec 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
I knew Seia would make it, just not... quite... like this.... ......................

Congrats on the job!! I know how hard starting a new job can be so I hope it goes well for you! <3
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Awww, Rinkel-cupcake <3 he still made it somewhat... right...? ;D

And thankyew so much!! ;3;* <333 I really appreciate it <3 I hope it'll go well, too! X3
Steel166 17th Dec 2015, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
You know maybe your first clue that he might not be dead is that he is still in one piece after you supposedly caused his innards to explode. Always follow up with a double tap to the head...something I feel our Magical Super Solder ISN'T going to forget.
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
Hellu Steel166! :)

Ah yes, she probably should've double-checked BEFORE doing anything else... :'D these lackeys never learn!
Crestlinger 18th Dec 2015, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
*Grins. Miracle Achieved: Warcraft level internal Iceblock.
Looks like option three from July 10th was correct.
'Do ya wanna BE a snowman...'
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
Lolol Crestlinger! XD That's right, one of your options called it! ;) Well, we'll see just what it all means.... X3

And lolol, indeed :'D I didn't think of it like that before, but I suppose that's what being made out of ice is...! A snowman. :'D Seia Snowman.
Outlaw 18th Dec 2015, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
Daaaaaang, I know there's magic in this world... but I don't see that wound healing easily... if at all.

He's such a freakin' beast. I really love to see magic powers used in inventive ways and this is a prime example of good usage! As always... top notch work, my friend!
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you, Outlaw! ;3;* I'm really happy you feel that it comes across as a good example! <333 Yayyy <333 you are always so kind, sire ;3;*

For sure, this wound isn't a very common affliction, so we'll see in time how it affects things...! @_@
SkyblazerTalonfire 19th Dec 2015, 3:33 AM edit delete reply
Yes! She's still alive :)
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 12:00 PM edit delete reply
Hellu SkyblazerTalonfire! :)
And Ophelia is still alive by the end of this chapter, yes XD Though how long that'll stay the case has yet to be seen :'D
Damatris 20th Dec 2015, 7:49 AM edit delete reply
HE LIIIIVEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 Maybe my denial made him survive... Also, Rufi-chan how am I supposed to go to sleep now that I'm celebrating Seia's comeback?

And CONGRATULATIONS on getting that job! <3<3 *hugs*
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
Dama-nee <333 XD *checks date* Okay, I'm sure by now you MUST have slept! :'D LOL! <3 I'm really happy you're happy though! X3 <333

And THANK YOU! <333 *hugs back with all the love* <333 I really appreciate it ;3;***
LittleImoutoSis 20th Dec 2015, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
Darn it, I have mixed reactions.
I really expected him down too, though I'm happy he's alove :D
But....he's got the same look Kylie did when she lost control of her Lethiace...ugh, can't wait what will happen >w<
Btw, congrats on the new job!
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Nehehehehe >3<*)~ I'm happy you're happy for now! ;D but yesh... what could this mean for later? Muwahahaha~ >:D

And thank you very much! <3 ;3;* <333 I appreciate it!
Proxy170 24th Dec 2015, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Somehow...this revelation isn't as happy as I'd hoped D: Has something terrible happened to his soul or body or something to be so immortal? I'm happy but I feel this has a darker implication...
rufiangel 24th Dec 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Proxyyyy <333

Mwahahaha! >:D YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE RIGHT! *cackles into the distance*
Fangirl 2nd Jan 2016, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Seia is baCK
rufiangel 2nd Jan 2016, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
So it would appear! :D
rufiangel 13th Mar 2017, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad you're cool with that XD <3
rufiangel 13th Mar 2017, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
Aw no, I wouldn't harp on you for that, I'm an ice person ;D
Loose Cog 8th Jul 2018, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Loose Cog
This has to be one of the most badass pages in this comic