Comic 622 - The Hall of Peace

27th Aug 2021, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
622 - The Hall of Peace
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
rufiangel 27th Aug 2021, 6:00 PM edit delete
Ahhhhh, it's been 500 years! Welcome everyone to Serpamia Flare!

Today, I brandish a new scene at y'all: the Truce Talks at Aen Luce have begun! Jack and Gwen are the representatives of Fel and Nines, the Kijin (read: kitty) and Danrir (read: doggo) territories in Archaiea. (You can read the Jack and Gwen conversation again starting from the comic link above to get a refresher course on how things between Fel and Nines stand, and you may also check the A/N for the cover page of this chapter to get some links on the Truce Talks and Aen Luce prior to Chapter 9~)

There's a lot of talking (as you can imagine in something called Truce Talks) but I hope you'll bear with me, dear readers XD;

To tide you through until next Friday's update, I've got some content to recommend! Mylandah has been uploading more episodes of our playthrough together of It Takes Two (playlist link here!) if you guys enjoy watching a good co-op game and Rufi being awful at video games. XP


If you guys aren't already reading it, I'd like to also gently point everyone towards Cici's beautiful second webcomic Soul Food for her special flavour of slice-of-afterlife meals of feels. :3

CiciEnixa 27th Aug 2021, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Welcome baaaaack rufi hahaha 🎉

Gwen’s so teeny tiny, especially in this lovely new Hall of Peace place (very pretty <3). If there’s gonna be a bit of talking, I don’t imagine this will be a smooth truce talk. We can maybe hope it stays as a talk and not actual fistfights in the room.

(Re:A/N “slice-of-afterlife meals of feels” that’s so good hahaha thank youuuu)
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
Thank youuu <3 I'm happy to be updating again! ;v;*

Gwen is in fact very smol XD;; I'm glad you like the Hall of Peace because it took me 5ever to do :'D lolol

If things come to fisticuffs I pity the fool that faces Gwen, as you can't say it's below the belt if that's all you can reach :P

(I'm glad you like that XD I felt it was apt LOL)
Headgamer 27th Aug 2021, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
Welcome back!

I’m looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds.
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
Thank you!! :D I'm glad to be back and updating again~

I hope you enjoy this chapter, it's somewhat of a slow one with all the chit-chat but there should be one or two fun bits in there. I hope. XD;
sigpig 27th Aug 2021, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
You know, working at keeping what amounts to a long-lasting border skirmish (in the grand scheme of things) from spilling over to other territories is rather...civilized...don't you think?
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
Hi sigpig! o/ And they're certainly been... managing (if that's the right term) this conflict for a loooong time now. The involvement of other parties and mediation through a worldwide organisation is relatively new compared to the history of of both regions, and arguably happened because the skirmish kept spilling over and causing domino effects in supplies, trade routes, social stigmas and so on. As to how effective this intervention has been so far, well... we'll see? XD;
megados 28th Aug 2021, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
Awesome! You're back! How are ya?

You mention that a few pages would be sort of wordy, but I think it'll help clarify some details about the conflict. Right here, it explains that although a blockade might have a regional effect, conflict will take the path of least resistance, and, like a stream, will spread and find an alternate path.

Looking forward to the next pages!
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 12:48 PM edit delete reply
Thank you megados! X3 I'm doing pretty good these days, just gotta keep at it~

Re: the conflict, you put it into words so much more eloquently than I could have ever XD; Thank you for that! I do hope you enjoy the rest of the chapter ;v;*
DLKmusic 28th Aug 2021, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
wooohooo!!!! Rufi's back, this calls for a celebration!
we got champaign, tea cakes, party blowers and ...
Wait a minute, where's the marching band... I SPECIFICALLY ORDERED A MARCHING BAND!!!

(sigh) competent party planners are so hard to come by these days....
Archangel Daniel 28th Aug 2021, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
I can sing reasonably well, maybe we could improvise?
DLKmusic 28th Aug 2021, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
ps, I normally don't make plugs for other comics in the comments section anywhere, but I really really REALLY want to second your plug for Cici's Soul food!!!
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
>x< Thank you for such a welcoming celebration! Maybe better we don't have the marching band, the neighbours might complain... :P

I'm all for Archangel Daniel singing though XD <3

I'm happy to be back! Thank you all for being such lovely readers <3 ;v;*
Archangel Daniel 28th Aug 2021, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
Archangel Daniel
*Loud chants of "Welcome back!" for Rufi in the background* So, peace talks. Really excited to see where this goes.
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Thank you X3 <3

I do hope the rest of the chapter lives up to expectations! It'll be a bit talky-talky, but hopefully no less interesting than the stabby-stabby...
melaredblu 28th Aug 2021, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Oh boy, debate time! Let's see if they can keep it civil. I mean, normally I'd say that's a stretch, but this *is* a fantasy story.
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:24 PM edit delete reply

May the civilised pawing commence!
Gilrandir 4th Sep 2021, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
Speaking for no one but myself, I am okay if you want to have Jack and Gwen start genteely grooming each other ... in the interest of interspecies amity, of course. ^_^
mjkj 28th Aug 2021, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Welcome back, Rufi *many guggus huggus* ♡♡♡

Oh, no - scene switching...
poor Nemi has to wait some more...

Beautiful set there... ♡

...I agree, Soulfood is adorable...
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
guggu XD I know what you meant though! And thank you mjkj <3 X3

Nemi's definitely up for bat pretty soon, don't worry~ just gotta get through a wee bit before then ^-^*

And I'm glad you like the set ;v;**

Fun fact: Soul Food and Serpamia Flare share the SF shortname ;D
mjkj 4th Sep 2021, 4:41 AM edit delete reply

...oh no, no SF without ambiguity now...
KAM 28th Aug 2021, 5:24 PM edit delete reply
Caramaram 28th Aug 2021, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
Hurrah hurrah! Welcome back! I have been missing your updates so much :)
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
Ahhhh thank you Caramaram ;v;** <3 I appreciate your very kind support! I hope the updates coming up are enjoyable to youuu~~~
Evervigilant 30th Aug 2021, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Welcome back! The wait has been worth it.
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you Evervigilant ;v;* I'm happy to be updating again! And I certainly hope the wait has been worth and that people enjoy Chapter 9 >3<**)9
Wido 2nd Sep 2021, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
Hi!!! Welcome back!! I gotta confess, I kinda forgoted about SF for a while. Thank god your RSS still works and I catched the update!!!
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
No worries Wido! XD; There are a handful of webcomics I can think of that would have dropped off my radar had my RSS not reminded me of their existence, lol. (Hurray for automatic RSS integration on ComicFury!)

I hope you enjoy the updates! ;v;**
Anonymouse 2nd Sep 2021, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
You're back! Fifteen cheers! (And glad that things seem to be doing a bit better now!)
rufiangel 3rd Sep 2021, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Thankyew very much for all fifteen cheers ;v;** <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

Things are definitely alright at the moment, and I'm very thankful for that. And for dear readers like yourself still reading despite the huge break!