Comic 347 - Insidious

8th Jul 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
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347 - Insidious
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)

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rufiangel 8th Jul 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
Hey guys, happy Wednesday! :D

The book launch went really well on Monday, thanks guys for your well wishes. :) It would've been impossible without everyone's support and I'm very grateful <3 Once I do a little wrap-up of the book launch event, I'll post a link to it so you guys can see :D

In the meantime, sorry for my general AWOL-ness, it's been hectic sorting out book stuff and webcomic stuff at the same time, but I think it can only get better and less crazy from here now that the book launch is done. Phew!

I hope you guys enjoy the update! See you guys on Friday!

(P.S. I have gone back to update Monday's update to make it more obvious that Rua and Silyk are going back home. XD;)


mjkj 8th Jul 2015, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
Heeh, flammable gas...

that will bring Seia's blood to boil... =P

rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
XD Indeed it will...! lolol
CiciEnixa 8th Jul 2015, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
Insidious, you scary, scary fairy. And this other Lethian Knight... anyone we uh, anyone we know? (dontberincepleasedontberinceicannotacceptthatafterknowingthegasisfrigginflammable)

Speaking of Insidious, there is 'kind of' a flaw in the whole 'your insides are now flammable' thing. Technically, Seia can just encase himself in airproof ice before Huarin hits, so unless Huarin can keep it up for longer than 1. Seia can breathe or 2. Seia's ability to keep an airproof ice thing up, Ophelia's plan is pretty close to being a glass cannon of sorts.
mjkj 8th Jul 2015, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
Well, easier would be to contain Huarin in an ice-case...

...or freeze/kill/unsummon him.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
It's interesting how many people are suggesting Seia attacks the summons in the comments, actually. XD
Prayformercy 8th Jul 2015, 8:34 PM edit delete reply
i doubt it was rince unless she had an ice trick. Madou all but gave up on the idea of fighting him just for the fact that he had all fire spells and rince was a fire lethian. So i couldnt see him being lit on fire hurting him much.
Jarvi 8th Jul 2015, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Nonononono it can't be Rince, <nervous laughter>, Madou said they're after ice lethians first and Kylie is the last one and Seia, so that must mean it's about other ice lethian, besides fire vs fire wouldn't work RINCE IS TOTALLY SAFE!!

Yes. Rince is safe. or else. yes.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Aww Saari-nii, I didn't know you cared about Rince so much ;w;* *happily pats Rince on the head* yay someone cares about you <333 XD
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
XD Insidious is a scary fairy indeed <3

The other Lethian Knight... we'll see, eventually ;D

And you are right, assuming Seia has time to actually cast anything. XD Though if Seia did encase himself in ice, there's nothing stopping Ophelia from waiting it out. XD;;;
CiciEnixa 10th Jul 2015, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
... he could plug up his nose with little icicles? :,D *imagines Seia with little icicles sprouting from his nostrils*
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Seia: Stop that right this instant.
Digi5 8th Jul 2015, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
And that, Ladies and Gents, is how to make Seia display the emotion "shock".
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Set his insides on fire, yep! XD
Outlaw 8th Jul 2015, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
I'm glad the book launch event turned out so well! You're really taking huge leaps and bounds as an artist here! Pretty soon I imagine I'll be watching Serpamia Flare on Cartoon Network... Or more likely adult swim considering how action packed and mature your comic can be at times.

All and all, what I'm trying to say is... Keep it up, my friend. Someday I hope to emulate your success too! Hopefully someday I see you at the top!
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Aww, thank you Outlaw!! <333 XD Ahahaha, that is too kind of you! But I am very touched by your encouraging words. <3 Thank you!!

And I am the one looking up to you and IKTH, Outlaw! XD <3 But I am happy if we can spur each other on :D wooooo! let'sdoittt
MST3KFan 8th Jul 2015, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Heh. Well, Seia is surprised. Though I imagine more for the fact that this summoner was able to come up with a plan of sorts on the side than what will happen next.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
Seia is definitely surprised. He's never heard of a flammable poison before. Insidious is a unique summon. :)
LeRenardRoux 8th Jul 2015, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Ew ew ew this is too scary!! Please be ok, Seia :c
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
Awww Roux :'D I'm sorry... no promises >_>a
MizuNoRyuu 8th Jul 2015, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
*squirms thinking about it*
Maybe if Seia turns the water in his blood to ice he'll be good cuz the fire would spend the energy melting the ice?
No no... the ice would rupture all his veins and he'd be screwed either way... T_T

Surprised there's no red/hot veins on the last panel showing it on fire... but I guess that'd be too morbid. *squirms more* T_T
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
Sowee to make you squirm Mizu :< *pat*

Ahahaha, she called Huarin, but the attack hasn't happened just yet, that's all. XD Next page, we'll see the fireworks...
Seabiscuit 8th Jul 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
...Oh. Oh no. Those last two panels. I felt a chill. OH NO.D:
(That look on Seias face tho is great, heh!)
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Seia definitely felt it too :'D lolol

(Thank you, it's a rare face on him indeed XD;)

*hugs seamuffin* <3 ;w; i hope you're doing okay dear
TheD-Wrek 8th Jul 2015, 10:53 PM edit delete reply
Go Ophelia, go! XD
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Yep, she's a-going~ XD
Jarvi 8th Jul 2015, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Okay so she is sure to win with this trick because it worked on other Lethian so this won't work... hopefully.... <cheers for Seia furiously>
Lukkai 9th Jul 2015, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Would have worked if she didn't explain it to Seia. But she got cocky.

Not saying there's no chance it will still work now. But she gave him a fighting chance.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Indeed. Assuming he comes up with something in the 1.87 seconds she gave him to do something about it. XD (She just had to see the look of horror on his face, LOL)
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Saari-nii LOL *spins with the logic*

Wellll... :'D Seia does need all the cheering he can get...
Nef 8th Jul 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
The infamous villain monologue, where the evil plans are described in detail, showing impenetrable logic and a hopeless hero while allowing the reader to understand the plan. Sadly for the villains, it usually also gives time for the hero to plan a counterstrategy.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Yepppp, villainous monologue activated! ;D
Allzephyr 9th Jul 2015, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Oh fu-

-Everyone's last thoughts, Serpamia Flare July 8 2015.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:36 AM edit delete reply

Seia's, too. :'D
Crestlinger 9th Jul 2015, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
What a gas, now she's going to try and blow up Seia's ass.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
:'D Oh dear. Poor Seia. His ass may not be as coveted as a certain red-head's, but it's still important to him...
The Chessmaster 9th Jul 2015, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
The Chessmaster
Whoa... that's a really good strategy, actually. I knew there was some reason Insidious wasn't being used, but I wasn't expecting something this horrifying.

Considering this, I hereby give this lady the most terrifying villain yet award.

rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
XDDD Oooh my, what an honour for Ophelia! <333 I'm so pleased for her!! LOL Thank you for bestowing this honour upon her ;D

...that award looks pretty terrifying :'D
kelverse 9th Jul 2015, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
What a dirty trick. I like it.

Come on Seia you can beat her!
Prayformercy 9th Jul 2015, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
XD Awww mercy.

This may or may not be very appropriate. :'D
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
XD Ahahaha Rinkel <3

Everyone has such faith in Seia! It truly warms my heart ;3;...
Lukkai 9th Jul 2015, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Good to hear your launch went well!

Now as to Seia and Ophelia here: I say he's got a chance to counter this due to her arrogance. Aand could be rather safe if he gets to draw a few breaths of fresh air somehow. (Doesn't matter that some gas in his organs is flammable as long as the fire does not reach there. And if it does reach there, he's got an entirely different set of problems that overshadow any fire damage.)

My question in all this is: If Insidious gas is an area effect. And now she's planning on setting it on fire.
How safe is she in all this? Without her shield summon, it seems quite likely that she'll roast herself that way. Or she might rob her surroundings of so much oxygen that she'll drop unconscious after the attack.
It hinges a little on the desperate side, that attack. Powerful and frightening, but desperate. (And rather flashy. ;) )
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Thanks Lukkai! :) I'll post a link to the wrap-up for the launch in today's update~ :D

It's definitely flashy XD and I guess I hoped it was clear but my usual habit of not drawing a lot of long-shots bites me XD;; Seia is quite far away from Ophelia. You are correct in thinking that she'd hurt herself quite a bit if he was close enough, but he's actually quite a bit away on his lofty ice-pillar platforms at the point Ophelia is pulling her villain monologue XD;; sooo... yeah. *points to the emergency kitten above*
Lukkai 9th Jul 2015, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Oh, and as a reply to your question from two pages back: I've found amazingly few pictures with me "in action". These two from a few years off are somewhat decent:
This was after we qualified for the final in the finals tournament in the national group championship in 2011. I'm the one with the grey cap.
This is during a Kantonales Sch├╝tzenfest in the same year with my trusted Haemmerli 280. Pretty much my favourite weapon.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Oooooh Lukkai, you so cool! XD Thanks for sharing! It's very cool to see how ya look, and even cooler to see ya in action! Next time you should totally pose with your Haemmerli 280~~ XD
eldestdawn 9th Jul 2015, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
He isn't called untouchable for no reason, my suspicion is he already froze the summon she is trying to call upon. he probably suspected there was something unusual about the gas anyway since it's supposedly a well known fact that most lethians are immune or highly resistant to paralysis. so he probably figured she knew about that and thought the gas had a secondary effect. Now that he knows her intention, he is probably going to kill her now and try to purge the gas from his system so it can't be ignited at a later time.
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Awww eldestdawn, I am super touched by your faith in Seia <3 X3

We'll see soon if he's worthy of it :'D... lolol (sowee :'D)
Matt Knab 9th Jul 2015, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Hope ya've got an ice shield ready!
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Oh, he'll do his best :'D...
KAM 9th Jul 2015, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Oh, Seia... don't tell me you skipped "Not Breathing 101"?
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

Maybe he was too busy taking "Be a Boss 101"
JustNoPoint 9th Jul 2015, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
Yeah that might be problematic! Eeep!
rufiangel 10th Jul 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Yeppers! Just a wee bit :'D.....
Damatris 10th Jul 2015, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Well. I knew something was gonna go wrong but this is on whole another level. :'D Don't burn to death Seia! ;w;