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chris-tar 7th Nov 2020, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Your art would fit great in a fantasy RPG video game.
Also, did the wizard plant a tracking device on her!?! What is that orange glowing smoking thing on her neck!?!
Rocktopus 7th Nov 2020, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Take a look at Chapter 2, page 4 for your answer!
chris-tar 7th Nov 2020, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Ah, the "arcane Mark"! Now that is some serious foreshadowing!
Plus my memory isn't that great either or maybe I would have remembered.
Anyway, cool! Cannot wait to find out what is going on.
melaredblu 7th Nov 2020, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
melaredblu
Huh. Some kind of spying spell, or...? Guess we'll find out.
Rocktopus 7th Nov 2020, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
It's her tattoo. See the beginning of chapter 2 for details
Product Placement 8th Nov 2020, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Product Placement
So, what? He's checking to see if she's adventuring in Marble gate, since only those people would be using the arcane tattoo?
Centium 8th Nov 2020, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
Could be signs of a powermove from the mages, they basically control the means of escaping the dungeon through those marks and are the only ones who know exactly what those marks do.
BUMBLEBEE 7th Nov 2020, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
These angles are great!
Rocktopus 13th Nov 2020, 2:49 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Thanks! I was happy with this page
BornOnTheNinth 7th Nov 2020, 6:56 PM edit delete reply
If there's a chance Colleen would punch him then it literally would hurt to ask.
Rocktopus 13th Nov 2020, 2:49 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
lol
Guest 7th Nov 2020, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
He's an Archmage, of course he'd see something as simple as an Arcane Mark. So he knows she's been into Marblegate and back out, at least.
Sturzkampf 7th Nov 2020, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Let us join her group? Might want to ask Ox first.
Bookeater_otaku 8th Nov 2020, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
Ozzie show some good thinking here. Location is important.

And it seems the head mage isn't done with her or is checking something. Perhaps the tattoo does more than simply marking her location. Maybe there is a Status Check spell in it too. Would make sense with how careful they are with people and things coming out of the Dungeon.
padanew 8th Nov 2020, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
padanew
He might want to ask the high priest if he can help mend fences with her. I bet she would be more willing to listen to him and the priest then just him.
Bookeater_otaku 8th Nov 2020, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Doing a re-reading and I spotted something on page 4-2. That lady dwarf with the horn helmet was there and I believe I spotted the dwarf Ozzie gave the drinks to in another page where he was done shopping at the caravan, he was packed like a mule. Oh and there was also those town guards we always see around and that duo of adventurers we often see in the background, the knight with the blue armor and mustache accompanied by that witch/wizard lady in purple. And I think that waitress we saw in this chapter was the one who gave Colleen her room key. Spotting them is really fun and it make me wonder what his their name and their story. I could easily see a scene transition where Colleen is chatting with any of those before Ozzie or Randulf come up to her to ask something.

I love that you are re-using the background character like this rather than making up just some generic one everyone. It's a great attention to details like this that make the town feel real. You are carefully crafting a world and it show how good you are at it. Keep it up.

Oh and once you are done with the main characters character sheets, including Ozzie asshole group, in your Patreon rewards, you should totally do the background characters with a bit of text explaining who they are, where they come from, their goal, relationships and who they are in teams with!
chris-tar 8th Nov 2020, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
UpVote +1
charlesw81 8th Nov 2020, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
That arcane mark tattoo thing. Supposedly it was to get back through the portal. Always wondered about that thing, I mean, why don't the enemies ever storm out of the marble gate? Supposedly because you need one of those to get out... But how'd they ever figure it out?

Even then, I don't think we've seen someone simply exit back through the gate. I wonder what the procedure is. They have a set of people to thoroughly check anyone who portals out. Does leaving through the gate somehow ensure you're clean and safe? The gate itself cleans you of evil and infection and whatnot as you pass back through?
Oldarmourer 8th Nov 2020, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
and if you need the mark to get out of the dungeon, did we just see hers get erased because she knows too much ?
curiouser and curiouser...
someone 8th Nov 2020, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
It didn't get erased, it's still there. It's just invisible (to normal vision) after the spell casting is completed. Just see the previous page (2-3) for the explanation that it's compatible with the church ban on tattoo since it's invisible and can be removed easily (dispel magic or equivalent). Also on the page even before (2-2), Randulf calls it specifically a locator tattoo.
charlesw81 9th Nov 2020, 3:45 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I wonder what the "locator" name is about... Locate the body?

Alternatively, there's nothing ominous about the mark right now and he's just looking at her with an eye for any arcane enchantments and seeing only the mark... Maybe he was looking for something to do wither her divine channeling.

Whatever the case, it's strange that he's taking an interest in her.
Utzad 8th Nov 2020, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's probably best not ask her when she's tired. When people are tired they tend to have short fuses. Perhaps grab her before her next dungeon delve.
Sen 8th Nov 2020, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
Ooooh. Omnious!
Guest 11th Nov 2020, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
I kinda feel like if the story is going up to higher power levels Colleen is gonna be this worlds Martin Luther.
berdhers 11th Nov 2020, 7:15 PM edit delete reply
berdhers
The somber atmosphere is just divine.
Rocktopus 13th Nov 2020, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Thank you!
Bookeater_otaku 12th Nov 2020, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
You know what? Wouldn't it be funny if Ozzie missed Colleen at the church because she went into the Dungeon or he simply has to wait for another reason, so to kill time and and be proactive, he go through the same people searching for groups that Colleen did?

I mean, he has that option and sitting doing nothing isn't really productive. There are also groups that recently lost a member and are looking to fill the spot. It would give us the chance to see more interesting/funny/crazy characters and Ozzie trying to go with the crazies lurking around the Marble Gates. 😆
Inlaa 13th Nov 2020, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
I just realized... He hasn't aged a day for all the 75 years that have passed. Are Archmagi something beyond mortal men? Are they ageless? ...Is this part of why the world fears making him mad so much?
Rocktopus 13th Nov 2020, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Powerful mages in this world have the ability to extend their lives and slow down (but not halt) their aging process. He's only aged about ten years in the last seventy-five. More on that in a future chapter.

That being said, I might go back and alter his design a tiny bit to make him look a bit younger back in the prologue chapter, since I don't think it quite came off as intended.
Inlaa 13th Nov 2020, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the lore drop! I like that a lot. Looking forward to that future chapter.

As an aside, I found this comic just today (which I'm surprised I'd never heard of before) and I told a couple friends about it. Hopefully you get a few more readers. You deserve more attention!

Definitely looking forward to seeing how the final adventuring group shapes up. I have *super huge concerns* for the well-being of Ox. Something keeps nagging at me, saying there won't be two dwarves in the final lineup. I WANT HIM TO LIIIIVE!
Patrick-Leigh 15th Nov 2020, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Go talk to her, man. She might still be angry at you, but if you're honest and don't try to avoid responsibility for your actions, I'm sure she'll forgive you. Oh, and maybe recruit the Elf chick, while you're at it. I don't know what her abilities are, but I'm sure she's more reliable than those loser back at the tavern.