Comic 323 - In fear of you

24th Apr 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
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323 - In fear of you
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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rufiangel 24th Apr 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
(Note: please check this DA journal out to help me promote the novel and maybe get a freebie bit of art out of it~)

Happy Friday, guys! :D And we're back to Ren and Cain and SOME MORE talky-talky. Sorry for the walls of text here and there! Hopefully it's interesting enough! >_<

By the way, the ever amazing Cici-muffin of From Dust to Ruination fame (and various shenanigans) sketched this Abel the other day and it's wonderful :D <3


I've been holding onto it so I could upload it today for a timely update with the accompanying Abel-related strip, ehehe. Thank you Cici-muffin <3 :D (I requested Abel, by the way. No one would actually WANT to draw the dude it would appear XDDD)

AND I have another double update for the redrawing campaign - strips number 14 and 15 are now done and up, on both DA and Tapastic! The images link to the DA pages.

You can check out the Tapastic links for strip 14 here and strip 15 here~!

EDIT: Gosh I actually forgot to say - have a great weekend, everyone! And see you next Monday! :)

(Man it feels so abrupt if I don't outtro! XD)

(Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :) There are also side-by-side panel comparisons in this journal if you'd like to see the difference between the old and redrawn strips!)



mjkj 24th Apr 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Oh, more insight...

Poor Cain...

Hmm, Renologue... where do you come up with that stuff? =)

rufiangel 24th Apr 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, you know Cain says he did try to kill Abel, right? XD;

Lol, I get it from wherever chocinspiration comes from XD
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
*lol* chocinspiration - that is the best =)

It might come from dreams inspired by enjoying much choci... =D
Lukkai 27th Apr 2015, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
There's no such thing as too much Schoggi.
There's only the opposite.
mjkj 27th Apr 2015, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
There is indeed no such thing as too much choci...

And if you read it carefully I never said differently...
Lukkai 27th Apr 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Indeed you didn't.

I'm tired.

Must be lack of Schoggi! ;)
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
I have not forgotten that. Meanwhile I think Cain might have been on to something:
it seems that he found out something disturbing about the silvermages and wanted to protect his lil' bro' from that (it might even be that infamous allergy to bacon...) ^_^' and when he found out abel became one behind his back he took measures in his own hand to prevent him from becoming mad like he is now - but abel's magic was too strong already so it killed their father instead...

rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Interesting, Mjkj... ;) We'll see in time how accurate this theory of yours is...!
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Yes, I believe we will...
MST3KFan 24th Apr 2015, 7:20 PM edit delete reply
Touched a nerve there with Cain at the end. O_o He is NOT happy.
rufiangel 24th Apr 2015, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Yep! >_< Seems so. Must've been something Ren said...? Maybe?
Headgamer 24th Apr 2015, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
Don't interrupt him Cain, he was on a very informative rant. After all I don't think Ren would lie so if he says Able is in fear then Ren beleaves Able is in fear (wheather or not he really is).
rufiangel 24th Apr 2015, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Ahahaha Headgamer! Cain had to interrupt or else Ren would give it all away ;D
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:35 PM edit delete reply

So, ren is spoilerish? Gah, Cain shut up! We want to know more! ...and go, throw a heal to Nemi and Michael!!!

Seabiscuit 24th Apr 2015, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Ew, back to Ren.
Hmmm? Did he interrupt a sacrifice...?
was it a sheep ;D
Gosh if that's the case his crimes can't be that bad, huh. I guess we'll see, and I just can't wait!

Hmph. I hope it's fear making Abel sick!
(Very lovely Abel fanart, though, hahah!)
Gosh, Ren just gets more and more unreasonable...
Get angry, Cain! You have all the right to be!;~;
(Ohhh more re-done pages yay, ohh it's that flashback!)
rufiangel 24th Apr 2015, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
LOL seamuffin XDDD (@ your 'ew' XD)

Remember, seamuffin, that Cain says he tried to kill Abel XD;;; and then actually ended up killing a bunch of other people including his father instead? That is his major offence, I would think XD;;; so Ren... may not be too unreasonable? Maybe XD (though obviously I'm rather happy on Cain's behalf that he gets so much sympathy from you LOL)

Abel has pretty hair ;D <3

And yep, the dream sequence :D it was fun to redo that one! <3
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
So, the silvermage's strength is manipulation of the mind / mindcontrol? so, he had Cain kill the others that were in his way? and made the others, like ren, believe it was all Cain at fault?

rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, who knows what Silver Mages can do? XD; I don't think I've put it in the comic yet!
Headgamer 25th Apr 2015, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
They were sacrificing a family of coco and Cain just couldn't stand it! XD
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
Damn, that would be pretty evil!! ;w;*
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:40 PM edit delete reply

Poor Cocos
HeSerpenty 25th Apr 2015, 1:08 AM edit delete reply
YESSSSSSSS some more Cain and Abel insight! I WONDER.. if maybe Abel is the one who has everyone fooled. Cuz... i remember Cain doing these sweet nice things when he thought no one was watching (i think lolol I could be imagining it XD)... but Abel has been slaughtering innocent people >__>
It would be really clever play on the true biblical story to have Abel the true villain and Cain misunderstood. .. hmmmmm mm *is trying to figure out rufi's thinking* lolol
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD I'm happy you like the page! I admit I tweaked it for more basic exposition based on reader comments, LOL. Hmm, how much the biblical premise and this story has in common, we shall seeee... ;D (though it'll take a while lol XD sowee, blame my elves)
kelverse 25th Apr 2015, 1:51 AM edit delete reply
So much talkinggggg.

Just kick the bad guys' butts already! Nemi's already been fried, I don't even want to think about what could happen to everyone else! >.<
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
LOL! Sorry for the super long Renologue! XD But yeah, I don't know whether Cain considers Ren a bad guy. Yet, anyway. XD;;
Jarvi 25th Apr 2015, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
I guess psycho Abel has put up quite an act before others :x
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
Ohohohoho, has he been? ;D I wonderrrr....
a Drop of Beauty 25th Apr 2015, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
a Drop of Beauty that a little bit of old Cain I see coming out in the last panel?
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, "old Cain", huh...? ;) maaaybeee...
Prayformercy 25th Apr 2015, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
Ren plz, Just focus on your narration, pay no attention to the guy with a hammer sneaking up behind you ( i hope) or your 2 friends dieing on the ground.
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Lolol sorry, Michael is too busy holding Nemi off screen XDDD

Besides he has like no points in stealth at all XP lol! He's too polite for it maybe?? XD (sportsmanship max!)
Matt Knab 25th Apr 2015, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Though I hardly see why it's surprising that Cain left after being banished. Isn't that the point?
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I did think it wouldn't be very clear what he meant but I didn't have much space to elaborate XD; ah well. But yeah, Abel tried to use sources to locate Cain's general location outside of the Holy Capital but couldn't locate him. That's what is meant. XD; this will probably be elaborated upon much much later!
TheD-Wrek 25th Apr 2015, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Despite what happened, whatever Cain did I'm sure he did for a reason. Things just didn't go according to plan... right? Right? @_@
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
Cain said himself that the attempt on his brother's life was from hatred. So unless Cain is lying... That would be his main justification for trying to kill his own brother. ;) you guys are free to believe otherwise though!
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
Oh, so it was abel who stole Cain's bacon not vice versa...

...and that is why Cain hated abel and tried to kill him... '^_^

Lukkai 27th Apr 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
No, nononononono.

Abel was sick of always getting his bacon taken away from him. So he made his parents ban bacon alltogether in the palace. Cain was experiencing withdrawal symptoms in no time.
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
So... when Cain finally gets his hands on some bacon again, he'll eat it and transform into the Super Cain he always was but couldn't be without his spina-- I mean, bacon?
Lukkai 28th Apr 2015, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
The story basically writes itself.

I think we've got a seller here!
CiciEnixa 25th Apr 2015, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
... What if this was like Fatal Frame 2? What if Abel was the sacrifice and Cain didn't wanna kill Abel so in his attempt to stop the ritual thingy he ended up killing everyone else including his dad and omg Abel wants him back so Cain could kill him properly and appease the lord or whatever it is they are sacrificing to :O

<~ #SkepticConspiracyTheoristMode
rufiangel 25th Apr 2015, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
Ooh, I've never played Fatal Frame 2 (or 1 XD). Hmmmm... I won't say too much now XD just that, the Day of Atonement seems to require a sacrifice of some sort... Something Cain desecrated somehow, which is still messing something up in the Holy Capital... ;D...
Lukkai 25th Apr 2015, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Hm... Ren doesn't necessarily sound unreasonable to me.
But his view on things does seem to be rather onesided.

That probably can't be helped, seeing as he probably didn't talk to Cain a lot between incident and banishment and had no chance to do so afterwards. So he'd only really gotten Abel's side of the story.
And we do not know how honest Abel is with his comrades. We have seen different faces of him after all.

Of course that doesn't mean that Cain's view is any less onesided. We don't know that yet. The next few pages might be enlightening about that.
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe Lukkai, have I mentioned how much I enjoy reading your comments? They're always so thoughtful and insightful :D <3

I think the next page is going to elicit some interesting reactions, but somehow I think most people will still believe in who they want to~ lol...
mjkj 26th Apr 2015, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Yup, I believe in Nemi!!! ^_^ <3
(storywise that is...)
TheMentalist 25th Apr 2015, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
I guess Cain's brother isn't... fearable.
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Robert! *shakes head* XD;
Damatris 25th Apr 2015, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
I like this talky-talk. Tell me EVERYTHING!
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha Dama-nee! XDDD I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the talky-talky though! <3 phew XD;; just a little more!
ann13angel 25th Apr 2015, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
I still believe in cain..;3; Dont guilt trip him, ren. that is the oldest trick in the book jfc.
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, yeah, Ren is definitely reminding Cain of all his crap on purpose. XD; though Cain seems to only really hold issue with that last statement for some reason...
Thanks for believing in Cain~ XD;;
KAM 25th Apr 2015, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
Alt-dialogue for Ren: "How dare you hurt the man that I love!" ;-)
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
Hahahahaha!! XD wellllll.......
Proxy170 26th Apr 2015, 4:37 AM edit delete reply
Oooh...your writing is raising a perfect level of suspicion! One of these sides is not being honest with themselves...
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, thank you Proxy! :D I just hope no one flips too many tables by the end of this scene XD;;;;
Prayformercy 27th Apr 2015, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
┬─┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)
Nef 26th Apr 2015, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Ooooh... Guilt trip. Not like he needs it or anything.
rufiangel 26th Apr 2015, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
Oh yeah, Cain doesn't blame himself enough already~ XD; *cough*
Outlaw 27th Apr 2015, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
The look in Cain's eye is making me think he's about to snap... Go all rogue white mage, bust out the holy type spells, and whoop these dudes so hard their boss pees himself.

Wishful thinking?
Prayformercy 27th Apr 2015, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
With cain? All signs point to very very wishful thinking.
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
I know, right? Why is he so lame :P
rufiangel 27th Apr 2015, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
XD;;; Well, he certainly snaps! ... something. XDDD;;;; Next page, Outlaw! XD Lolol.
Sarah 29th Apr 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
People will see through you eventually, Ren. Better be careful.
Of course Abel would disappear after banishment. That's kinda what it means to be banished. Did Cain try to stop some bad ritual once? If he did then he's even braver and more good than I thought first, and I thought he was good to start with. People can't fake for very long before they start to act like they really are, for better or worse. In the case of for worse...I'm looking at you, Ren.