Comic 430 - Sympathy

18th Apr 2016, 6:00 PM in Chapter Seven
430 - Sympathy
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 18th Apr 2016, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys! Happy Monday! :)

As usual, barely scraped by with getting today's update on time! XD; (Uploading this before work in the morning, as usual~) I think this is going to be a thing from now on... :'D

There have been two mentions of Aen Luce so far in the comic, the first one here and the second one here. The scope of this mess may be a little too big to capture just yet, but hopefully you guys can see hints of what's to come. :)

That's it from me for now! See you guys on Wednesday!

mjkj 18th Apr 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
*lol* that face =P *grins*

...and Seia looking cool as ever =)

(...and he is such a softie when it comes to family - even if it is not his own...)

@alt text: so, he did have duct tape...

PS: Ophie really should be thankful to Mio <3 ...

PPS: My favorite panels here are panel* #6 (Ophie just looks soo nice and pretty there), #5 (wow, Ophie's hair...) <3 and #8 (those eyes - and her face!!! hilarious!!!) <3
(* counted with the first row being four panels...)

rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, I'm glad you find Seia a cool guy XD

It's not really 'duct tape' but... ehhh it's close enough I suppose XD;;

I can see you're taking a liking to Ophelia! :) Thanks for letting me know which panels you liked best, it's good to know when I'm doing something right~ <3
azureXtwilight 18th Apr 2016, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
You are such a charming young man, Seia! :'D
Making a girl follow you obediently without violence (almost) and all!
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
LOL, to think Seia could be called 'charming' even in this situation! XD;;;

So long as Ophelia doesn't provoke him too much, Seia will probably be perfectly civil. I think. >.>
MST3KFan 18th Apr 2016, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Seia has such a way with the women I tell ya. XP
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
You could say he's just super chill about women. ;)
Kat 18th Apr 2016, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
LOL Ophelia's face xD
What's a dischold, though? (Did you explain it before? I might have missed it)
kaiki83 18th Apr 2016, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
It's the pouch she carried which 'holds' all her summons. Basically without it she cannot summon
Kat 19th Apr 2016, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
Ah! Makes sense!
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Yep! XD Thank you unni <3
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Ah! Sorry, definitely one of those instances I forgot to really explain in the author's notes for further clarification XD;

The green mages in Serpamia Flare contract with their summons by recording their contract onto a 'disc'. The disc gets held in a metallic container called a 'dischold', which is worn around the waist and is marked with the summoner's unique symbol. Each summon bears the symbol somewhere on their person when they are summoned.

If you take a look at Ophelia and Lenna, they both have discholds around their waists. :)

I didn't really explain it in-comic because I thought the white markings in the third-last panel indicated enough what Seia was referring to, but I understand it may not have been that clear. Sorry! :'D
Kat 21st Apr 2016, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
Nonono, you did fine! I definitely got the general idea that she was missing something essential to summoning, and the white markings in the third-last panel did their job perfectly.
I was just over-curious, and was wondering what EXACTLY a dischold was and did xD
CiciEnixa 18th Apr 2016, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Omg Ophelia just got Mimura'd XD And she has such purdy hairrrr <3

Seia, this is why I like you, you actually take away the enemy's weapon! Ah, your way with the ladies~
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
Yep, I knew you'd get it! XD <333 And lol thank you, I had fun drawing her hair too <3

And wait, who doesn't take away their hostage's weapon(s)? XD;;; (And he's a lady-KILLER eh? EH?)
Amarok410 18th Apr 2016, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Ok this guy gets blown half way to hell and still has hair and eyebrows. Truly a magical world.
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
LOL Amarok XD yep, that's definitely magic at hand! ;)

He seems intact, right? XD;;
TedGrendelis 19th Apr 2016, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
And lo did the shippers see a chance for a new pairing. Good strip though, I can't wait to see where this whole thing goes. ^_^
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
Lol Ted! XD; Eh, I'll let shippers do as shippers do... XDD;;;

Thanks very much <3 I'm really glad you're looking forward to what these will be getting up to! :D We'll seeeee~
Lukkai 25th Apr 2016, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Shippers gonna ship.
Visvires 19th Apr 2016, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
Seia, what does the eyepiece say about her compliance level?
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Lol Visvires XDD

Not over 9,000... yet ;D Seia has to activate his Power Overwhelming code, first!
Glade 19th Apr 2016, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Is it me or does Seia look really different with the new monocle?(what do you call it again? a rune?)

Oh well, looks like Ophelia has no choice, especially with Icicles over there. Quite the smooth talker he is. Ophelia was scared even without him putting on his scary face XD. I can't wait to see where this pair goes.

Maahnn Ophie with long hair looks hawt O_O
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Hellu Glade! X3
Seia probably does give off a different feel with the eyeshield instead of his monocle. (Is the word you're looking for 'seal'? :)

'Icicles' is a rather endearing nickname for Seia XD

And I'm really happy you're intrigued by where these two will be headed! <3 It'll hopefully be interesting... ;)

(And thankyew, I'm glad you like Ophelia with her hair down XD;)
Crestlinger 19th Apr 2016, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
So I guess with the monocle he made he gets a +5 bonus to an icy stare.

For a funny moment when they get to the discussion of her past guild member kills have him learn that she was systematically targeting the most annoying members in it.
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, is it less effective with the eyeshield Cresty? XD

That would be an amazing moment; Ophelia might have to get some kind of anti-petrification seal to avoid the consequences of THAT glare... XD
Centcomm 19th Apr 2016, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
Very cool ! score for duct tape medical use! "D
Panels 2 and 6 are my favs here .. don't know why yet ! :D
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Centyyy~~ <33

Aww, thank you! XD I'm so happy you like those panels <3 and the 'duct tape' use lolol! XD I wonder if I checked off an item on an invisible list somewhere for that... XDD
Seabiscuit 19th Apr 2016, 2:14 AM edit delete reply
...Ahhh, so that's how it is, hahah. I figured she can't have been totally off the hook~ ;)
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
Yep, seamuffin XD she's definitely not completely off the hook - she tried to murder him (and apparently murdered someone from his guild already) after all! :'D
Chris the Blue 19th Apr 2016, 4:41 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Alt Text:
Seia taped her back together.
I read that in two different ways, and it works for both!
1) her "back together"
He used the tape to fix her wounds.
2) 'her back' together
He used the tape to fix the wounds specifically on her back.

I like over reading things.
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Chris XDD I can see how both readings work!! Thanks for the clarification ;) (I still got it before you edited though <3)

'Over reading' is my favourite kind of reading XD <3
Slim Kittens 19th Apr 2016, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
Slim Kittens
Dah-yum. Looks like duct tape really WILL fix most anything.
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Especially if it's magical duct tape! ;D
Proxy170 19th Apr 2016, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
I still wanna know how he got outta zombie mode O.O
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, Proxy XD <3 that's a very good question! I promise it all gets tackled eventually ;)
KAM 19th Apr 2016, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
She had a lot of hair tucked up in her previous hairdo. Looks sexier with it down.
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
It's just very fluffy hair, it's not that long XD

I suppose it does give her a different look with it down!
TheD-Wrek 20th Apr 2016, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Oh man, poor Ophelia. Shells looking great though. X) <3
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Lolol, and that's the important thing, right D? XD
Nef 20th Apr 2016, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
"Y-You come quietly with M-Me???"
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Lolol XD Sounds like a suitable continuation :'D

Seia is rarely very loud so I think he'd agree, yes XDD
Sarah 20th Apr 2016, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Hey, I finally posted a review of The Lethian on Amazon! I am so so very absolutely sorry that I took so long! I'm a slow reader sometimes, even when I really like a book. I'm not sure why, but anyway....yeah! I reviewed finally! I hope it's not too short or lame. I might add more to the review in the future but for now this is all I had to say, and I hope it's alright! :)
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
;A;****!!! *tackle-hugs* <333 Thank you so much for the review, and for being so kind!! It really, really makes me so happy that you spent the time and effort to leave a review! ;3;* Thank you so so much! <333 I'm so glad you enjoyed it, too ;3;* <333
Matt Knab 20th Apr 2016, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Like many adventurers, she's nearly helpless without her gear!
rufiangel 21st Apr 2016, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
Ahaha, yep! XD; Even more so than most, I think, because she's a summoner. At least a brawling type would be able to make some show of force even without gear, likewise a swordsman with a makeshift weapon (like a stick). XD;;
Lukkai 25th Apr 2016, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
There's a reason I tend to give my chara's some kind of brawl skill.
Lukkai 25th Apr 2016, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
She does look good with her hair down!

And if there's anything Nodwick has taught us, it's the ambivalent use of duct-tape in a fantasy setting. ;)