Comic 316 - Trapped

8th Apr 2015, 6:15 PM in Chapter Five
316 - Trapped
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 6:15 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 Wednesday! Re: the strip, I'm pretty sure you guys can figure it out even before I post the explanation on Friday, lol.

Strip number 11 was just done and uploaded onto DA and Tapastic!

You can check out the Tapastic link here if you like.

Alright, that's that! :) Have an awesome week and see you on Friday!

(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 8th Apr 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Yayyy, update :D

...and Cain you are a genius... :)

Edit: does that have something to do with yesterday's stream? *points at Cain and barrier*

@alt text: the question is: how long...

rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Hahaha, I'll definitely say that Cain used his brain a bit for this one.

It was a complete coincidence, actually, that I happened to be redrawing the strip Cain uses the Barrier for the first time while this current strip was happening. :) Weird, huh?
mjkj 8th Apr 2015, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
Indeed; super weird ^_^
mjkj 8th Apr 2015, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Now I wonder if Cain trapped the soulstone also inside (and therefore can pick it up)?
mjkj 8th Apr 2015, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, at least that gives Nemi some time to catch her breath - erm, overcome her penalty...
MST3KFan 8th Apr 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, things have changed in the fight a bit with this.
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Hehe, maybe just a bit! ;D
TheD-Wrek 8th Apr 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Cain can still surprise ya every so often, haha. I'm glad he did in this instance! Go, Cain! :D
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehe, yay! XD He earns your approval! *cheers*
Prayformercy 8th Apr 2015, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
HOLY CRAP.. Ill brb, need to check and see if hell froze over, i think cain.. did something productive!!!!
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
Hahahaha, he does manage every now and then!
Headgamer 8th Apr 2015, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Go Cain!

Is there something about Leela being around that brings Cain in to his prime? Last time she appeared he cast Holly Palm and forced her to flee and now he has a legit plan.
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 7:44 PM edit delete reply
I think it's probably the fact that Leela happens to be a part of the group causing the most dire of troubles to the party. XD;

That, and Cain is arguably always in his prime. XDDD
KAM 8th Apr 2015, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
Cut the puppet strings?
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
They need a Lethiace for that! XD;
Seabiscuit 8th Apr 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
Meanwhile Sho only ever seems to get his ass kicked, bwahha.

Just lay down and accept death all of you, especially you Ren

(Hahahha oh gosh the last page of that remade page...Poor Cain!)
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, Cain is surprising everyone!! XDDD lolol! And yeah I know, right? poor Sho. XD;;; *pats him*

(At your words, Ren gets an inexplicable chill up his spine. XDDD)

And I had fun redrawing that last panel XDDD It's strange revisiting the pages and realising... oh wow, Kylie is terrible XDDD
CiciEnixa 8th Apr 2015, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Yay I can see the page now lol

The Jinn puppet can't move... is it because Cain is tempting it with bacon from the inside lol? Is it because Cain is nomming on the bacon and Jinn puppet is ;__;? (yes I am going with these I have a headcanon to uphold you can't stop me lol)
rufiangel 8th Apr 2015, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Dangit Cici

Now I must confess the TRUTH if you zoom in close enough to panel 4
mjkj 9th Apr 2015, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
*lol* Rufi, you are too much <3
Prayformercy 9th Apr 2015, 2:52 AM edit delete reply
this.. this is amazing.
TheMentalist 9th Apr 2015, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Who wants some bacon? Have you been a good boy? Stay...
*Looks at both Jinn and Mike staring.* Darn it Mike!!
Lukkai 9th Apr 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply

That's the true reason Abel wants Cain back at the palace after all. He wants his bacon back.
mjkj 9th Apr 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
This is spa... BACON CANNON...
rufiangel 10th Apr 2015, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
... Bacanon?
HeSerpenty 8th Apr 2015, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
Ugh I've been such a loser about commenting lately... but AAAHH I'm so proud of you, Cain!!! YOu smart lil quick thinkin lil white mage you! <333

Yay finally these guys are making some headway! :D NOW LETS GET KYLIE BACK AND OKAY..o andI suppose FINISH dealing with these guys X'D
rufiangel 9th Apr 2015, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Hahahaha Serpy-kins, doncha worry about commenting! XD I love your comments but I know you're super busy and follow a ton of comics, and I update more frequently than the average so you can feel free to just comment when ya feel like it! XD *hug*

Ehehehe, Cain kinda pulled through like you thought he would, ne? XD he had to panic for a good few pages but he got there eventually, lol!
Matt Knab 9th Apr 2015, 3:26 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
The tide is turning! Keep it up!
rufiangel 9th Apr 2015, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Ehehehehehe, yep! The situation is suddenly not as dire for the party, maybe
? ;D
kelverse 9th Apr 2015, 3:45 AM edit delete reply
Woooo go Cain! Yeah! You can do it whatever it is that you're doing!!

I really like the green barrier. I love green. Therefore I love this page a little more than I love all the others.
rufiangel 9th Apr 2015, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Ooh, I didn't know you were a lover of greens :D yayyy, glad it pleases you Rinkel XD <333
Crestlinger 9th Apr 2015, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
Bubble bubble toil and trouble, soul gem burn and soul line bubble.
rufiangel 9th Apr 2015, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Oooh. Catchy XD
Proxy170 9th Apr 2015, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Oh m'gosh, so much awesome content to get caught up with! Ahh I hope they can pull it off! But someone better get back to Kylie soon! D:
rufiangel 9th Apr 2015, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Aww Proxy! :D *hug* Thank you!! I'm kinda glad you read it all at once, it's probably best that way XD
Lukkai 9th Apr 2015, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
Plans. They are working.

Well, with Sho and Nemi currently out of the fight and the doll blocked, that leaves cleric and close combat tank on one side against cleric and necromage that just lost her prime mode of attack on the other.
Usually a clear advantage for the cleric-tank team.

HOWEVER: Madou might suddenly stage a comeback and change things around. Then again, Ren is stronger than Cain to at least some degree. So if the two start duking it out, Michael is on a timer to get Leela down and help Cain before he gets overpowered. Of course Ren might counter with a barrier to buy his team more time.
Of course the problem with that is that this would allow Nemi to get back into the fight. While Sho will have troubles doing the same as long as she is around to send a just reviving Sho right back down. A solution to that would be to take out Nemi now, while Cain has to focus on the barrier. Would have to be Leela of course, with Ren busy holding Michael away with a barrier. Would also mean that if Nemi recovers before Leela can go through with it, they'll have a way too quick for them opponent right on their backs.

Last option I can think of? Ren casts barrier, separating himself and Leela from all other characters. Then Leela moves around so that she can free Jinn. Don't know how feasible that is though.
Prayformercy 10th Apr 2015, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
The look on rens face screams... Ok time for plan B leave sho and get the fuck outta here.
Damatris 18th Apr 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Good job Cain! <3