Comic 412 - Saeren in Distress

10th Feb 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
412 - Saeren in Distress
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)
rufiangel 10th Feb 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys! :) Happy Wednesday!

Fufufu, I can't take credit for the saeren character that appears in the last couple of panels... <3 I'll talk more about him next update! ;)

I'm on Chinese New Year break until the end of tonight! It's been really busy what with spring-cleaning and art-ing and stuff, but it's been a productive break and I'm glad for that! :D

As a book-end note, I finally created a consolidated 'support' page for Serpamia Flare for people to see the numerous ways the strip can be supported. I'm extremely grateful for all you supporters out there, I hope you know!! ;3;* Hopefully this makes it easier for new readers. :)

Okay, I think that's it. See you guys... on Monday! Gosh, that feels like ages away... :< But you can check out the forums and the fun V-Day Crossover Exchange that's gonna happen on V-Day this weekend! :D (Yesh, I took part!)

Alright, stay warm and healthy, and see you guys next week! X3 Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed the update!

MST3KFan 10th Feb 2016, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Wow. Talk about an unbalanced party.

Time to go out and grind some levels people!

And I see Jinn's still being mean to Nemi... Bad, Jinn, BAD!
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Yep, unbalanced is right! XD

Well, to be fair, everyone is referring to their past certifications, and anything could have happened in-between. Kylie, for example, is stating a cert she got before she had to rest in Camden, which was years ago. Michael and Jinn have the most recent cert out of the group~

And Jinn... well, we'll see XD
mjkj 10th Feb 2016, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Oh, Jinn, be civil - no need to hurt or anger Nemi...

...Uh-oh, trouble is brewing...

...Noooooooooooooooooooooooo, it is a cliff-hanger and we have to wait until monday....!!! *cries*

mjkj 10th Feb 2016, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
PS: for the SAD exchange - SF is missing there at the group photo...
HeSerpenty 11th Feb 2016, 3:35 PM edit delete reply
Psst.. not to comment stalk X'D.. but I agree! If Rufi were to SOMEhow see this.. if she wants to add a SF character to the cover even now.. I could make dat happen <33.

Ya here that Rufi? XDD. ALSO oo... what's going on in those last two panels >__> hmmmm...
mjkj 11th Feb 2016, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Woah, Serpy *hugs* that would be great... =) for what is going on in those last panels - it seems like slave abuse and molesting in progress... =S

rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
LOL awww Serpy-kins!! XD;; It's okay, comment-stalking is a legit practice in CF. I believe. XD;;;

That aside, I really, REALLY appreciate that you were willing to do this for SF!! ;3;* That is so sweet of you!! <3 *hug-tackle-glomp*

But yeah, I feel like since I missed the deadline I should suck it up XD it's not really fair on the others who *did* make it! But thank you Serpyyyy ;3;* <3

The last two panels... we'll seeee XD (in today's update actually lol!)
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
*laughs like an idiot at 'SAD'*

Serpy put up a call for group photo images, actually, and gave a deadline that I missed. There were over 60 participants, though, so I think it would've been pretty hard on Serpy to include everyone if they'd all submitted! XD;;

Thanks for noting SF's absence in it though, Mjkj, I feel honoured <3 X3
mjkj 16th Feb 2016, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, SAD: Single Awareness Day =(
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
To be fair, Jinn didn't really call her any names or nothin', right? XD

And woo, it's Monday over here! Update should be up in less than 12 hours! :D
azureXtwilight 10th Feb 2016, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
Jinn is asking for a punch in the face :') You sure know where to put the cliffhangers at!
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Aww Azure! <3 I'd like to pretend it was totally intentional, but... no, let's say it was XD ahahaha <33

Jinn seems to be *always* asking for a punch in the face, which makes the next update especially funny now that I think about it XD (you'll see XD)
KAM 10th Feb 2016, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
I think the Guild would certify Jinn's Jerk Level as over 9000.
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD

Jerk Levels, huh... >_> I guess this would fluctuate depending who you're talking to! XD
Matt Knab 10th Feb 2016, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Is it a group/teamwork thing, or each one on their own?
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
The World Guild Level Certification they're talking about is on an individual basis~ :)

Got all kinds of stuff for group/teamwork on a separate thing, though! X3 Mostly thinking of Guilds and stuff in that regard, however...
CiciEnixa 10th Feb 2016, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
Part of me is actually hoping Jinn/Mikey has problems with his cert because the peeps can't confirm his identity XD

Dangit, save the Saera! Kick him in the gonads!!!
mjkj 11th Feb 2016, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, save her - and steal him blind...
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
@Mjkj: I know it's hard to tell from this angle but it's a boy XD hopefully it'll be more obvious next page!
mjkj 16th Feb 2016, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, it is, thank you for the clarification :)
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
We'll see about the Minn/Jike situation in this chapter XD ahahaha <333

For a second I thought you meant save the saeren by kicking him in the gonads, I was like 'wat' XDDD
mjkj 16th Feb 2016, 4:19 AM edit delete reply
Nooo, do not kick the Saeren...
Seabiscuit 10th Feb 2016, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, poor Cain, newbie until the bitter end~~
Ohh, I bet all their questing and grinding paid off~
...Hnnngh, those pretty pretty wings *-*
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Ohhhh, seamuffin XD that first line... ahahahahahahahaha in this chapter... let's just say I'm going to refer back to this comment some point later in this chapter! XDDD

And we'll see how much their general adventuring has netted them in terms of experience ;D

<3 and yayyy, so happy you like the wings! <33
Crestlinger 11th Feb 2016, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
Then it turns out Cain is level 70, but has a constant rez. sickness debuff due to his chains.
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Crestlinger, we'll see... ;) Cain's level... fufufu
kelverse 11th Feb 2016, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Oh my goodness, such a wide variety of levels in the party XD
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Yep, Rinkelle-cupcake! XD Well, right now they're all recalling past certifications, so the levels might be more 'level' now (hurr hurr) ;) we'll see~! <3
kelverse 15th Feb 2016, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Haha I see what you did there XDD <3
Lukkai 11th Feb 2016, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure that Madou can perfectly remember, but doesn't want to tell.
Also I get the feeling that Kylie's and Mikijinns registrations are most up to date. So Nemi is probably a bit closer to them that it would seem from this. Still definitely lower in level, obviously.

Cain... is a peculiar one. He's still quite the newbie. And his chain curse is putting a damper on things. Literally. On the other hand, he seems to bring quite high a natural talent into things. And has had a good teacher. He's definitely able to cast high level, we've seen that happen.
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Madou probably has a less-than-vague idea, but he's being, you know, Madou. XD;;

Mikijinn's cert is a bit more updated than Kylie's; otherwise, yes, you are correct in all your estimations re: Kylie/Mike/Nemi. :)

Cain... hahaha, well, he's certainly learnt a lot over the course of the past six chapters. Hopefully it means something! ;)
Centcomm 11th Feb 2016, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
This is awesome levels and everything :) bet they find out hes like max level!!
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
<3 X3 Levels are important in RPGs, right? ;D thankyew Centy! <3

And ahahaha, we'll find out in this chapter! ;D
Blissarda 11th Feb 2016, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
This is a beautiful page like always :)
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
Hello Blissarda! :)

Aww, thank you! ;3;* That is so super sweet of you to say! <33

(the orange filters are workinggg mwahahaha)
Jarvi 11th Feb 2016, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
How can they tell their level? :)
Is there some kind of test for that or are they aware? ^^
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
You mean like, innately aware? XD I guess that would have been more classic JRPG like... <3

In SF they have to do the boring thing, though, and go take a test. Like GCSEs. XD;;; Poor them...

The World Guild gives a certification after they test them, and the level they get will get marked onto a pass that the characters can carry around. The wards will automatically admit anyone with a pass that has a high enough level on it~ <3

Hopefully I'll manage to squeeze in this explanation as we go XD
Proxy170 12th Feb 2016, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
Hehe I love moments like this, that bring it back into that video game fourth wall breaking :)
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:41 AM edit delete reply
X3 <3 Thank you Proxy!! I'm glad you're liking this start to the chapter so far <33

A lot of SF is me translating video game RPG logic into what I think it could actually look like in the story <3 XD
just_IDD 14th Feb 2016, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
First I'm a crossover from DataChasers thanks for the linkover @CentComm. Also no one commentted on the new head at the bottom of the next to last panel. Why else did the perspective suddenly shift form horizontal to nearly vertical?
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
!!! Welcome just_IDD! :D Thank you for coming over to check this out from DC, I'm super honoured! ;3;* (Thank you so much Centyyy! <333)

I'm wondering if you're talking about the head of the statue? XD;
Outlaw 15th Feb 2016, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
I'm curious now...
What are the main party's current levels?
If it's not too spoiler-ific!

Great page, my friend! Hope you enjoyed the Chinese New Year!
rufiangel 15th Feb 2016, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Ah~ the main party's current levels... will be revealed eventually! ;) Lol, it's part of the 'fun' <3 XD

And thank you! <33 ;3;* I certainly did enjoy it - it was a very productive week in terms of spring cleaning and moving things about XD;; Feeling much fresher after the holidays!