Comic 339 - Package deal

3rd Jun 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Five
339 - Package deal
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
rufiangel 3rd Jun 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete
Happy Wednesday~!

You can check this out if you want to see my dumb sense of humour :'D

MST3KFan was the only one who guessed what was on the paper correctly ('chains', 'curse' and 'Alvonce' would have all worked as keywords)! XD; Please request a free character sketch, MST3K :D Thank you for playing, everyone!

Alright, that's the end of the chap-- huh? Oh, wait. There's one more page left for this chapter! XD; After that, I'll be taking a two-week break before the start of chapter six~

I asked Cici-muffin to help me out with drawing something specifically for this strip. XD;

;D (You'll want to leave your mouse over this image for a few seconds, by the way...)

(but in all seriousness I'm sorry if this development has you tearing your hair out XD)

To balance this out, I am also posting the fantastic potato art of Madou the lovely Spellu drew a while ago, but I felt it was appropriate to save for this moment XD


Btw, I also have a super cute doodle from Cici-muffin again. I got to request art from her a lot this week (XD) and got this when I asked for one of Dust and Cain hanging out:

XD Thank you Cici-muffin for wonderful and motivating me throughout the week with your loving talent <3!

By the way: magical muffin motivational art. If you want it, the muffin has just opened up commissions ♥ (I'm sure you guys are pretty familiar with how talented she is, she graces SF a LOT with her talent X3)

If you didn't catch the crossover pic SF got for the Pirate Prom Crossover Exchange, check it out here 'cause it's super cute! X3

And that's a wrap for today's update. Wow, that's a lot. XD; I am so blessed, thank you so much guys ;__;* <333 I'm so happy to have such awesome readers!

See you guys on Friday!
Prayformercy 3rd Jun 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Promising exactly what cain wants, not suspicious at all ( Great update btw, always love seeing the wide range of emotions you can draw :D )

Still rather have him as a stalker then close by as a supposed ally, worst case when they restock and wake kylie up they can kick his ass to the curb then =p

They went from mad and suspicious of a guy who tried to kill them, magically into to weirded out staring at some sort of a creep within 1 page like well i guess we HAVE to take him along. They seem to be treating it more like the guy kept flirting with the party rather then just tried to murder them. And now hes joining >>
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
It's actually a lot more suspicious if you think about whether Madou is telling the truth or not, regarding whether he was responsible for Alvonce's death or not. How did he get his hands on the research otherwise? Hmm.

The party's opinion at this point is along the lines of, if we can't chase the wasp out of this room, might as well keep it somewhere we can actually see it.
Prayformercy 4th Jun 2015, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
Im the last person you need to convince that madou is suspicious as hell :D Id still rather kill the wasp at my earliest convenience instead of giving him time to build a nest, but i suppose for now well see what happens!
Lukkai 5th Jun 2015, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Trust is certainly not an option here. But who knows? Wasps actually do have a certain use, after all. Maybe so will he.
Prayformercy 5th Jun 2015, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
If the past is any indication hell have lots uses for the party, and lots of thing to do to them, wouldnt hold my breath on him being helpful though.
kelverse 3rd Jun 2015, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
My god those fanarts.

I feel like Madou's nose is somehow sharper/pointer than everyone else's.

This was such a great intense o_O chapter I'm sad it's (nearly) over but I'm soooooooooooooo excited for the next one! <3
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Rinkel, you are right, his nose is. XDDD

And thankyew! ;w;* I'm so glad you've enjoyed it! The next chapter is prooobably a little less intense. I think. Maybe. XD;;
kelverse 4th Jun 2015, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Oh good, I don't think I could've handled another one like this so soon. *clutches chest and calls for the nurse*
Chris the Blue 3rd Jun 2015, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
Final Fantasy has drilled into my head the idea that parties can only be four at a time. So Madou joining is kinda weird for me.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Ahaha, actually, from FF6 onward, you have a large roster but only pick three or four at a time to fight, right? XD;

That said, SF has strong MMORPG influences, and there is a much larger limit to how many people are in a party in that system. ;)
Prayformercy 4th Jun 2015, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Oh god.. those rules. FF4 as a kid scarred me after you kill the fake king and you have Cid enter the party. Was like.. hmmm we have 6 people here wonder whats up.. OH SHIT NOOOO!!!! RiP Palom / Porom ;_;
rufiangel 8th Jun 2015, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Belated response but yeah, seriously T_____T (though they're fine later that moment was still very like WAT NOOOOO QAQ)
mjkj 3rd Jun 2015, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Oh, curse braking...

Gah, no secret service license... :(

Package deal indeed ^_^

*lol* @alt text :D

Edit: I hope Kylie will now get her armor back...

rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, he could always brandish his secret service license another day XD

Even if Kylie does, she won't don it again. :P Kylie's armour design changes every chapter because she follows the traditional JRPG rule of changing armour every new location they visit. XD;
mjkj 4th Jun 2015, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Ah, I hope she gets an armor that is even better than her previous one ^_^
Matt Knab 3rd Jun 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
I think it may be good for the party to have a little built-in conflict. >:)
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
I think so, too! XD; It'll teach them not to take peace for granted, that's for sure... ;D
MST3KFan 3rd Jun 2015, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
Welp, they're stuck with him it seems no matter what. XD

And I won the guessing game? XD Woo-hoo! Um... Kay...

Well, you did an awesome piece with Charlotte way back in the Valentine's Day Exchange... I think it'd be cool to see a sketch of maybe Sheryl from POW! Right in the Nostalgia.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Seems like it, unless they manage to somehow ditch him off a cliff while he slips on ice or something XD

And sure! I'll send it to ya whenever it's done! X3
rufiangel 8th Jun 2015, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
Sorry it took a few days! XD;
Sheryl so purdy XD; hope you like the sketch! Thanks for playing! XD;
TheMentalist 3rd Jun 2015, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
You... don't give up. You're my stalker...

*Hums song quietly.*
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Is it bad I don't know which song you're talking about? :'D
TheMentalist 4th Jun 2015, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
Probably not... they didn't really make it that big. (Broke up after the first album due to creative differences.) Here's the song on youtube:

Digi5 3rd Jun 2015, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Annoying/dangerous -and possibly HELPFUL- party member vs. annoying/dangerous STALKER ... Madou has a way with negotiations XD

Cain and Dust hanging out... to dry! XD
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
I know, right? XD We'll see how it goes...!

And omg, you took the pun one step further :'D lololol
Digi5 5th Jun 2015, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
I like puns :P
Lukkai 5th Jun 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Always pundering new ones, ey?
Headgamer 3rd Jun 2015, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Ha, anti-curse notes. Nice!

On that note dose Madou know what happened to Cain and why Ren was so angry? Despite both of them supposably knowing what happened there seemed to be a big dissconet. (Part of me still wonders if Cain will become evil when he gets his chains off. XD)
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Yep! Well, something about curse breaking anyway... ;)

I can't say exactly how much Madou knows, but I will say that he knows enough to understand why Ren and Cain haven't been getting off the right foot so far.
LeRenardRoux 3rd Jun 2015, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
"Even if you say no, I'm gonna stalk you guys anyway."

good grief.
Lukkai 4th Jun 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I was pretty sure of that from the very start of this conversation. Just didn't think he would actually spell it out loudly.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
Frankly I didn't think so either until he said it. XD;;;;;;
Lukkai 5th Jun 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Yeah... Those frikkin characters never really staying true to the script. I know the feeling.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
XD;; He's just making sure they understand that rejection won't deter him :'D
KAM 3rd Jun 2015, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
Worst part of breaking the curse? The spell has to be sung like a Broadway tune.

"Curse breaker, curse breaker, break me a curse..."

rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Egads, it would suck to be cursed and be tone-deaf :'D (or at least suck to be around said person)

(Cain is not a bad singer though)
Prayformercy 4th Jun 2015, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
cain is also a hell of a dancer ^.~
Seabiscuit 3rd Jun 2015, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
(HAHAHAH that edit)
(That fanart! Yes! Realize Madous greatness! Dat potato...!)
(Omg I just realized it was a gif thats amazing)

Ahhhhh! So that's what he has. Perfect! He's such a great guy.:D
"Package deal"...Heeeheee.

HAHAHA that stalking line! YES! YES! MADOU IN THE PARTY


I'm so excited for the next chapter. The wait will be hard, but I know it'll be worth it :'D
Jarvi 4th Jun 2015, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
<Brings confetti> Madou's in the party! Now we can party too! :D
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
XDDD Lolol seamuffin, so happy you like the update! (It's actually two PNG files with a mouseover code btw XD; just to clarify~)

And yes, MADOU IN THE PARTY~~ most of you guys called it ages ago XD;

And thank you seamuffin always, for reading SF, leaving wonderful comments and just being generally awesome and supportive ;w;* <333 *hug*
CiciEnixa 3rd Jun 2015, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
... wait... Madou stole that paper under Abel's nose... but he didn't have plans of giving them to Cain or even joining the party...

... unless he DID! He had this whole party dynamic planned from the very beginning o__o CONSPIRACY!!!
Headgamer 4th Jun 2015, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
I was kind of wondering this myself. Why did he have that page anyhow?
The Chessmaster 4th Jun 2015, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
The Chessmaster
Looking back at the test he put Kylie through, I think he'd always planned to go to her side if she passed.
Headgamer 4th Jun 2015, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
True. And he was being a creepier up in that tree watching there last intimate moment at the inn so I guess he could have planed on helping Cain to get to Kylie... Maybe.
Lukkai 4th Jun 2015, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
And even without them possibly being useful, he probably simply wanted to keep them from Abel.
I mean... By now it should be obvious that he's at least partially been working against Abel for quite a while now. If not the very start.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
I dunno Lukkai, mercy seems pretty convinced otherwise XDDD
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, he wasn't trying to listen in on the intimate stuff on purpose XDDD though I suppose he has fun doing that, too...
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Or maybe he wanted to put Kylie on his side. ;)
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:20 PM edit delete reply

You'll notice that Madou says he'll give Cain the relevant papers only... ;D

But yes, it's always a possibility that Madou had this all planned from the very start :P a man of contingency plans, perhaps?
Jarvi 4th Jun 2015, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
Gonna stalk you anyways.. omg, he's just getting better and better :D
(and he proved before to be pretty good at stalking, so better accept the offer ;D)
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
AHAHAHA that line made you like him more?? XDDD Oh, Saari-nii. XDDD <3

Technically, the party doesn't know that Madou's been tailing them for a while now... >__> (wait 'till they find out hahaha they are gonna find him so creepy)
Lukkai 5th Jun 2015, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
You mean even more creepy than they do already? ;)
Nef 4th Jun 2015, 4:56 AM edit delete reply

"I have the solution to your problem but will only give it to you if..." Does that count as a bribe or as blackmail?

I don't trust overly friendly creeps...
mjkj 4th Jun 2015, 5:21 AM edit delete reply
I guess it is both...
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
That's good, no one should trust overly friendly creeps! :P
Crestlinger 4th Jun 2015, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Up the ante Cain! Ask for All of Alvonce's notes, well all that Abel won't notice missing at least.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Good catch, Crestlinger! XD <3

Cain might ask about that later... we'll see ;)
HeSerpenty 4th Jun 2015, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
This pleases me!! I'm looking forward to seeing Madou's dynamics with the group XDD-- I have a feeling there's gonna be some good laughs XD (but i'm also dreading a certain thing coming up next chapter don'tthinkIforgotwhatyoutoldmealongtimeagoI'vebeendreadingiteversince!!)

Hahha butseriously great page and great chapter. I'm intrigued by this growing possibility that Cain can get his curse removed! Abel.. that insane little membrane will surely be PIIIISSED if he finds out Madou stole that and gave it to Cain. But could all be PARTOFTHEPLAN TOO! D:
Well now I'm concerned XD
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha Serpy-kins, I'm glad that this pleases you! XD (And lolol it'll still be a few months before I can crack THAT nut open so don't worry XD)

Thanks so much for always being so super supportive Serpy-kins~!! ;3;* <333 I am super happy you've enjoyed the chapter! *hug*

Hmmm. I think the next chapter will make it more clear just what Madou is up to, though... I can't say how clear it'll get XD lolol
Guest guest 4th Jun 2015, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Grah! And I was so convinced that I would win!
... Well...I think Madou's cute... Hehe.
rufiangel 4th Jun 2015, 6:32 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha, you are indeed his literal number one fan XD

(And sorry you didn't win :P)
Damatris 30th Jun 2015, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
That IS a good bargaining chip.

Oh, lolol that sketch! xD <3