Comic 599 - Sword's got personality

14th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM in Chapter Nine
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599 - Sword's got personality
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rufiangel 14th Aug 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete
Heya folks, happy Friday! :)

What Kylie is referring to is basically their first meeting; it's kind of funny how I forgot to actually explain how Michael knew she was a Lethian Knight from just looking. XD; This is a very belated explanation for that roughly 565 strips later, lol. (There is a side-story I never quite got around to drawing where Mike and Kylie go shopping in Spherea Village for Cain's coat, which was where I was planning to slip in how Mikey knew Kylie's Lethian Knight identity by her sword. That side-story hasn't materialised yet, but I might slip that in whenever I get a print or PDF version of the comic up for grabs...)

"Stiles Originals" are not confined to just weapons, for the record~

IRL: It's been pretty crazy time for me lately with all the packing, so I beg your patience in regard to the next update. Given that it's #600 I'd like to prep something or the other in commemoration (as I tend to do every 100 strips :P) but it's pretty hard to do that with everything going on! I'll try though. If I don't think I can update in good time, I'll be sure to holler here beforehand.

Thank you all so much for your understanding and kind words <3 ;v;* I really am blessed with such great readers, thank you for reading! <3


KAM 14th Aug 2020, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
So it's a weapon that can gain new powers should the writer write themselves into a corner? Okay! ;-)
mjkj 14th Aug 2020, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, let us hope they are compatible...

...I guess the sword would gain ice-powers... =)

@alt text: I hope it will find her worthy...

@a/n: well, now we know (...and I really hope you will get to that side story eventually - and thank you for the link) <3
Oh, wow... #600 ahead... :o
*many huggus*
megados 14th Aug 2020, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
The smiths have basically arcane skills to be able to do that. It seems akin to the Harry Potter paradigm with wands: you don't really choose it; it chooses you. Or am I interpreting this wrong?

Good luck, and smooth sailing on your moving endeavor! I hope the craziness works in your favor! Take care and stay safe!
DLKmusic 15th Aug 2020, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
When Kylie was first given the sword I cracked a joke about talking blades, and you mentioned the sword getting abandonment issues.... If it develops new abilities depending on the user, this personality would actually make sense!

Sword: "Don't leave me, I can CHANGE" ***Lightning strike*** "SEE???"
DLKmusic 15th Aug 2020, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
speaking of abandonment issues...
CiciEnixa 15th Aug 2020, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
So Stiles isn't a specific person, it's a title! He doesn't mention it being a family thing so... maybe it's a talent that someone is born with or a talent that a Stiles can pass on to a worthy successor?

These weapons make me think they're kinda like the type of gear you would win from epic boss fights with absurd stats and abilities.

Your note about Stiles Originals not being confined to weapons mildly concerns me, though, because I wonder if there was just a time when a Stiles smith just... made socks. All the time. But they were like the best socks ever XD
A. Moose 15th Aug 2020, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
Apparently just about the only transport available is to walk. That makes socks quite a lot more important that they might seem at first glance. I'd also imagine the market for socks is bigger than for, say, swords.