Comic 293 - Senseless Attack

9th Feb 2015, 12:05 PM in Chapter Five
293 - Senseless Attack
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 12:05 PM edit delete
Happy Monday, folks! :D

EDIT: (I just saw this XD) GUYYYSSS go check out today's I Killed the Hero - someone from SF got a cool cameo~! <333 Thank you so much Outlaw, I feel so special ;w;* (The worlds of our comics collide pretty well actually XD)

During the weekend I did a couple of quick pieces of extra art, just because I needed to blow off some steam, so you can check that out in the gallery if you like. :)


Thank you always for reading! See you on Wednesday~ :D

(Please click to go to the DA journal entry that describes this in more detail :)

Outlaw 9th Feb 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Woah. I like the way this page flows alot. I also love the rune effect on the glyph circle. For what it's worth, I'd buy the volumes of your comic when you print them.
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
Aww, Outlaw!!! ;__;* That is super sweet of you to say! Thank you!! *hug*

I was glad with how the glyph turned out, too, so I'm really happy to hear you like it!! :D <3 There's going to be quite a bit of 'senseless attacking' in this chapters so hopefully this page has warmed me up XD;;
Matt Knab 9th Feb 2015, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Bring on the action!
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Hehehe, will do pretty soon~! XD;
Ghostforge 9th Feb 2015, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Wow. that picture of Nemi, when I look at it all I can think of is the DVD cover for A Clockwork Orange
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
Oh, hahaha XD; must be the hat!!
Seabiscuit 9th Feb 2015, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
I love that magic effect in the top panel...:D
Kinda interesting that they attack Renault over the rest of 'em!
Ohh, some Madou coming up?! I'm excited for that possibility.;D
Ahhh boy. I must not forget the chapter cover. Must not forget the chapter cover...Alright, I'm worried instead!
(HNNGG adorable extras arts!! Dat Cain)
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yay! :D <3 Happy to hear the magic effect works!

I can tell you that... at least Leela is definitely in the entourage greeting Kylie's party XD

I'm half glad the chapter cover worked so well in foreshadowing events, and... also half-kicking myself because what if people find the result lame XDD

And thank you <33 :D I guess I wanted to get some cute art out of me for some reason, I just couldn't focus on regular strip art-ing until these bits were out XD;;;
Seabiscuit 9th Feb 2015, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
Oh please! Nothing you do here could possibly be lame.;D
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Next page, the bad guys realise they got the wrong party - they really meant to fry someone else - and after apologising, the party goes on to Jem Citadel without incident and Renault goes home. XD
Prayformercy 12th Feb 2015, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Prayformercy 9th Feb 2015, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
Triggers a rune (trap) down a shortcut that he lead everyone to , still say hes madou and just waiting to catch them off guard.
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
XD;; Wow, that's... a pretty masochistic move, if you're right XDDD LOL!

I'll say this much: Renault's back is to everyone in the party in the first couple of panels... take from that as you will. :)
Prayformercy 9th Feb 2015, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
i dont count it as masochistic if hes an adept fire mage, odds are hell have ways to lessen the damage from the trap. All i know is the party has encountered these people before and they know it would be hard to take them on straight up, so foul play wouldnt be out of the question. And planting one of your own to lure + launch a sneak attack is very realistic.
HeSerpenty 9th Feb 2015, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
O noooo!!!!
okay.. i was thinking he wanted them to go to this shortcut u know.. ON PURPOSE.. lol but this makes me wonder. THEN could still be a trap! he could've expected that to happen to him! Ooooo this is so ominouuus! how we're hearing the bad guys talk but don't see them yet. eeegADS....... I need the next page, stat!
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Serps! <3

I'm glad you find it ominous and not too annoying we can't see the 'bad guys' yet XD;;; I hope that in the long-run seeing the pages in sequence will alleviate that sense of 'agh'-ness XD;;;

(Poor Renault, he gets burned into a crisp and people still think he's some kind of mastermind LOLOL I'm not going to say ANYTHING! XD)
CiciEnixa 9th Feb 2015, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Oh noes D:

... Still think Renault is ebil XD (my Ebil Radar hasn't stopped going crazy, so either it's broken or Renault is ebil) And you know, while I could be seriously wrong about this, part of me still thinks Renault is Madou and that the Madou being named here is a decoy of sorts. I should get the cleavers ready, because no way I am letting them take anyone away to Abel.
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh gosh. XDDD;;; That is complicated!! LOL. But yeah, uhm, get those cleavers out, yes. XD;;; Cain isn't going quietly!
mjkj 9th Feb 2015, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Wow, superearly update :D

Ah, the real madou has arrived.

So, me still thinks rennie is hiding something important.

...but that trap might be set up by his former bodyguard...

rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, remember, I do try to get it out earlier on Mondays? :) (It's probably still a lot of people's Sundays when I upload though, haha.)

'Will the real Madou please stand up?' :P
mjkj 9th Feb 2015, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
more like midden in the night - something like 4 or 5 or so... (you are 7 hours ahead of me...)
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
Oh, that works out great then! :D Yayyy!
mjkj 10th Feb 2015, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai 10th Feb 2015, 12:22 PM edit delete reply
Obviously the same for me, Winterthur and Nürnberg aren't that far apart after all. I'm actually awake at that time every now and then.
mjkj 10th Feb 2015, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Well, I am usually still asleep at that time :D

...and every update being up before me *is* superearly ;)

Lukkai 11th Feb 2015, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Never said I was up already. ;)

Yeah, I'm working odd jobs sometimes now. And that means odd times.
KAM 9th Feb 2015, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
Who wants barbecued Renault?

BTW the link on the gallery page to Nemi's Mint Choco pic has a period at the end that needs to be removed so people can see it. (Nice pics!)
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
Awesome. XD;;; Thanks KAM, you always catch my silly mistakes. I had some issues uploading Nemi's mint choco pic for various reasons so I'll go back and try to fix it again. Gwah. XD;;;
Jarvi 9th Feb 2015, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Oh nonono... don't hurt poor cute Renault :<
rufiangel 9th Feb 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Sorry Saari-nii for roasting him... XD;;; Blame the 'bad guys'!
Headgamer 9th Feb 2015, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Well this confirms that he was indeed leading them to a trap. The only question is how. Is he evil, or did they simply plant the knowledge in his head and dump him in the parties' path hoping they'd find him and he'd lead them astray?

Leela used the magic not Madou. Maybe he prepared it for her, but she triggered it. Or atleast that's what's implied.

You know what would really stink? If he IS Madou and Madou IS one of that last race yet to be introduced and thire ability is to drain MP and this was all to get Cain to run over and heal.
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
Hehehe, me likey reading your theories so much Headgamer :D <3

Man, readers are going to get so mad at me if it turns out Renault is dead on the next page, huh? >_>
Headgamer 10th Feb 2015, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

We are dealing with a necromancer so if he is dead that could be interesting.

I wonder if Jinn is there; that would rub salt in a few wounds.
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
LOL!! XD Disturbing x cute!

I won't say anything ;)
CiciEnixa 10th Feb 2015, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Oh Adachi, you~ ;D
Crestlinger 10th Feb 2015, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
They come in Glyphs!?. Do Not tell Kleeyo.
Reminded of This:
from the webcomic Sara and Kleeyo.
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Oh yay, another fantasy RPG type webcomic :D

Honestly, I didn't really want to call it a 'glyph' but I looked up the terms and determined it was the best for what I wanted. It was either that or... pictogram. XD;
Lukkai 10th Feb 2015, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
Yeah... Pictogram is nice for an linguist for example to use.
But for a storyteller... Not so much. Kinda lacking in the epic department.
CiciEnixa 10th Feb 2015, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Rune is also an option
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, for some reason 'rune' makes me think of tiny little characters >_>a
TheMentalist 11th Feb 2015, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
Might I suggest something like combining similar words? I have used the tactic in the past when nothing really fit what I wanted.
For example, in this case I might combine Glyph and Emblem to get Glymbel. *I'm also playing on Symbol here, by rearranging the letters, although that is not required in all cases.*
Another tactic I use is similar origination. For instance Glyph comes from a Greek word meaning 'To Carve.' Similarly, in another old dialect 'cleofan' means something similar. Thus I might use Cleofane or Clefant to indicate the idea.
In either case it becomes a unique word which merits an entry to explain it if used in writing, and which can (if not overused) add depth to how people perceive a world (personal experience, people love these little touches unless they are a constant barrage of painful 'looking up x because I don't remember it either!')
rufiangel 12th Feb 2015, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Wow, that's cool! :D Neologisms are awesome! Though as you've said, I guess I should resist the temptation to go overboard with it. XD;; At the moment, I don't think a glossary is required just yet for SF... though I could be wrong >_>a ... but yeah, glyph works for now I think, though next time I stumble across a word I don't quite like I'll take your advice into consideration :D
Lukkai 10th Feb 2015, 12:48 PM edit delete reply
Caine I somehow see as strawberry white chocolate. At least in his current state. Mint, as awesome as it is and even though the colour fits, I'd not necessarily given to Nemi. Seems more like a Kylie taste to me. Nemi could have Marzipan instead. Or more likely shortbread. Yes, definitely the latter (somewhat like this:! Michael could be dark chocolate with not too high a percentage. Strong, yet smooth, refined and somewhat reserved. No thoughts about the villain group yet.

Also: I dropped you some monies. Turns out I had some left to burn from last month.
mjkj 10th Feb 2015, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
Comic fury uses bbcode, so to make a url work just type [url][/url] ;)

(Disqus though seems to use html...)
Lukkai 11th Feb 2015, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
Thanks mjkj! I'll try to bear that in mind.

And I'm now craving some Serpamia Flare styled chocolate. Ah well, I've still got some Frey Branché lying around. That'll do.
mjkj 11th Feb 2015, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Lucky you :)

...and you are welcome
rufiangel 10th Feb 2015, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Haha, I was totally being superficial and just taking the aesthetic colour scheme out for the choco-themes. XD;; I kinda agree with your assessments! I really like what you wrote about Michael XD <3

And... O_O omigosh. Thank you so much!! That is really nice and so generous of you!! *hug* ;w;* Thank you!! (*elves are cheering in the background*) *hug*
TheMentalist 11th Feb 2015, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Yep, I have now revamped profiles specifically for this site due to earning a title. Please do feel free to continue referring to me as Robert, although I will answer by title here as well!
Chris the Blue 17th Feb 2015, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Renault? More like Re-No-Way-He-Survived-That.