Comic 403 - Unnatural Degradation

30th Nov 2015, 6:00 PM in Chapter Six
403 - Unnatural Degradation
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
rufiangel 30th Nov 2015, 6:00 PM edit delete

Hey guys, happy Monday! :)

So... uh... wow, this is the first time in a while I've gotten a strip up on time. Gosh. :'D I'm so sorry that it's become so consistent for me to be inconsistent... OTL

It's already the end of November, and I want to do that Christmas giveaway thing I mentioned. So here it is!

[Note: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation! :)]

If you fill out the form above, you will be legible to win stuff. We'll call it a Rufi mystery packet for now XD

It will contain:
- The Lethian if you haven't already gotten it!
- SG Stickers!
- Free DLC!
- Prints!
- Other stuff yet to be finalised! XD;

I'll be collecting answers this week (basically, until December 6th), and will announce winners next week. Yes, more than one winner! :D In fact, maybe everyone will be a winner... ;) Just give it a go and I'll let you know! <3 Thankyew~~!

Finally, just so you can start your Monday off right, here's an adorable little doodle Cici-muffin drew of Abel and his little fluffy friend (?) for me that I had to share wtih you guys <3

fwuuuuuuu ♥♥♥

And with that, it's a wrap for today. See you guys on Wednesday!

Matt Knab 30th Nov 2015, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
*Ishi hugs*


Hrm, we saw what those things can do to a town. We should probably stop them somehow...
rufiangel 30th Nov 2015, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
XD Ishi is getting all da hugs! lolol <3

Yes, it does seem like it'd be a good idea, for the general safety of the world :'D
mjkj 30th Nov 2015, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
Oh, Cain knows Archaian?

I hope we will learn more about the keys...


rufiangel 30th Nov 2015, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
Everyone knows Archaeian XD; it's the 'common language' of Archaiea! It's what the readers see as 'English' on the pages.

If you view this page, Cain refers to the common written script in Archaiea as 'Archaeic script'. You can think of it as 'English' as well, since this version you are reading is in the English language. ;)

(Or maybe you knew all this and you're just being mean to Cain XDDD)
mjkj 1st Dec 2015, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Nah, that comment made me insecure - I thought Cain meant that Ishi spoke a different language (maybe one that we read as German...) than all the others - one that Cain also knew - but it seems he was just wondering Ishi was able to speak the common language at all...
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Ohhhh XD you'll notice that when a different language is being spoken, like Jihan (the language used on Alvonce's research papers and black magic circles) or Laifen (the language used by Lethian Knights before they cast) then I use script that readers can't identify as 'English' (i.e. Archaiean). :)

I don't have any language guides so I understand it can be hard to notice XD;
MST3KFan 30th Nov 2015, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
I'm going to guess Leena is not part of the party, just tagging along from this major plot point.

Though it would be funny...or maybe cruel if she was tagging along, teaming up with Madou on things. XP
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD well, we'll see about Lenna...! ;D
Prayformercy 30th Nov 2015, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
The sadness in nemi's eyes on that first panel, goddamn Rufi. Did you steal all her fish or something to get her in character?
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Lolol XD stole all her fish and fun indeed ;D if she doesn't look sad enough I just sucker punch Michael, that does the trick XD
CiciEnixa 30th Nov 2015, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Elder: And of course we still have yet to know who or what is doing all this-
Cain: Abel.
Elder: ... What?
Cain: It's Abel. Abel's doing the sabotage thingy.
Elder: ... Are you su-
Cain: Pretty sure.
Madou: I worked for the guy, I can confirm lol
Elder: ...

(As a side note, I'm guessing summons that speak Archaiean are pretty impressive/rare)
Lukkai 1st Dec 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Not sure, but I think it might be their mother as well. Trying to grow something in that garden that would heal Abel.
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Lololol XDDD if I made it too easy then this comic would be over too soon :'D

Also, yep, you are absolutely correct X3 Ishi, you special!
KAM 30th Nov 2015, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Panel 6: (cut to Archaeia's Aquafall Protection Center)
Curly: Hey, Moe, look what happens when I pull this lever!
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Ahahahaha XD gosh they'd get beaten black and blue if they turned out to be the "mastermind" and the party went through hell and back for their little pranks :'D
Seabiscuit 1st Dec 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Oh gosh that doodle :'D :'D

Oh gosh no not the aquafalls...! D:
...Is that someone Abel? I would not be surprised! That little snot!
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Ain't it just cute? XD does it warm you up to Abel any? XDD

Also: maaaaybeeee ;)
Lukkai 1st Dec 2015, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
re alt text: As long as she doesn't put on sunglasses between sentences...

Also where is Cici always getting those ideas from! :D
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Lukkai 1st Dec 2015, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
By the way: First thought when starting to read this page?
"Hm... already know what to comment on: 'I wonder how many people are trying to zoom onto panel three Lenna!'"
mjkj 1st Dec 2015, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
Why would anyone want to zoom in on her...??? ...oh. >_<'
Lukkai 2nd Dec 2015, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, I might be partly responsible for Prayformercy's posting in the WIP-thread. XD
Prayformercy 4th Dec 2015, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
didnt even see your post here honestly. Great minds just think alike i suppose :D
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
.... Geez. Guys. XD;;;

Mou. XD;;;;
Crestlinger 1st Dec 2015, 8:36 AM edit delete reply
'It's dangerous to go alone...'
'But we're a team.'
'Oh, Ok then, here's your quest...'
mjkj 1st Dec 2015, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
*Lenna joined the party*
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
XD We'll see!
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Awww, they don't get the kitty item? XD
kelverse 1st Dec 2015, 8:45 AM edit delete reply

I really love that last panel, it's just fantastically intense and foreboding.
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Yeppp! >:D sabotaaaage

And aww yay, thank you Rinkel-cupcake <3 always happy to know when stuff like that works, since it's mostly experimental! XD;; <3
Lukkai 2nd Dec 2015, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Great. Now I'm hearing Beastie Boys in my head.


Okay, that's not too bad actually.
Jarvi 1st Dec 2015, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
That Abel with sheep xD I simply must know the story behind that little thing xD

Oh, is Lenna staying with the party? :3 That would explain why you said I'll see the little summon a lot more <^__^> yays!
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD it's just biblically speaking, Abel took care of animals, while Cain took care of crops. That's what led to the doodle from Cici~ XD;;

Also... maaaybe XD we'll see about Lenna~!
TheD-Wrek 1st Dec 2015, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
When do we get an Ishi plush for sale, Ruuf? XD
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
Whenever someone finds me who can actually make 'em, I suppose! XD;;
Chris the Blue 2nd Dec 2015, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
I can't believe how much I love Abel now.
rufiangel 2nd Dec 2015, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
That is the Magic behind Cici Doodles™... XD

(And seriously that's some major magic considering Abel is the most hated character in SF, next to Jinn, so far XDDD)
Chris the Blue 3rd Dec 2015, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
What? People hate Jinn?
Is it because of the racism thing?

(it's probably because of his racism thing. Poor Nemi.)
rufiangel 4th Dec 2015, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
I'm sure people would have found Jinn blah even without him being mean to Nemi, but I have this hunch that because it's Nemi who is on the receiving end of his vitriol, it seems to have earned him extra bonus hatred with a 3x multiplier XD;;;
Digi5 2nd Dec 2015, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Boy, it's been about 2 weeks since I looked at webcomics! I guess I needed a break from all of them (plus, I was visiting family and catching up on books I haven't read in awhile- the kind that are all words, no pictures)... But Serpamia Flare is definitely one of the comics I caught back up with first! <3

Congratulations on making 400+ pages! The idea of SF becoming a video game is awesome; I would love to pre-order it when it becomes available!

Cici is so creative and makes awesome stuff! <3

I will have to check out the forums and check out the game(s) that the other commentors have started. :)
rufiangel 4th Dec 2015, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Awww Digi! <333 I'm really happy to hear you've had a good, solid break :) we definitely all need those! And it means you got to catch up a bunch of pages at once, which is always fun :D <333

Thank you re: the 400 pages!! My sister and I definitely have a ton of fun working on it, so -- will definitely let everyone know when it becomes available to actually play for everyone XD <333

(and yesh I am always blessed by Cici-muffin <3)

And please do! <33 The forums are awaiting! :D (In case you haven't already participated XD)
Allzephyr 2nd Dec 2015, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
For a second there I was afraid they were getting evicted for their racist shouting tangents. Phew.
rufiangel 4th Dec 2015, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
LOL XD Phew!

Probably because they were just, you know, yelling. XD; Only verbal violence... so far. >_>a