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Rocktopus 14th Nov 2020, 7:03 PM edit delete
And we're done Chapter 7! Finally, after over a year of work, and a seemingly endless amount of issues getting in the way, this long chapter is finished! As always, if you are enjoying the comic, please consider sharing it around. With your friends, gaming groups, on social media, with other creators, or wherever you think people might like to read it. I'm really proud of it, and I'd really like more people to hear about it!

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Hooves 14th Nov 2020, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Not the list... anything but the list... Wait what list?
Nutster 15th Nov 2020, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
So long as it is not Sydney's List, you should be fine.
charlesw81 17th Nov 2020, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
That was the first list I thought about. Pitty Sydney's list hasn't come up for quite some time.

Anytime someone says "The List" and leaves it ambiguous it always feels foreboding.
Product Placement 14th Nov 2020, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
Product Placement
the list
chris-tar 14th Nov 2020, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Superb art and story!
I really love the wizard and his chamber.
Arcadian Knight 14th Nov 2020, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
I have to say, that is a good reflection!
Bookeater_otaku 15th Nov 2020, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Shame there wasn't something wrong with it to raise our suspicion. If he appeared in a Hawaiian shirt and swimming trunks in the mirror, I would have asked a lot of questions...

Uh... that sounds like a great dungeon floor idea! Full of mirrors that show you distorted reflection but also image of you from another dimension or you but a different background than where you are. It could be a great excuses to show the characters wearing outfits they usually wouldn't.

Bonus if they find how to gain the clothes and gears their reflection have!
Landvaettr 15th Nov 2020, 10:56 PM edit delete reply
You mean something looking a bit like that?
Bookeater_otaku 16th Nov 2020, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
Yup, exactly like this or at least similar enough that you would believe both him and Merlin could meet on the same beach at an Hawaiian resort for wizards.
Packless1 14th Nov 2020, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
...the LIST...
...perhaps for a crack-team of elite dungeoneers for a special-mission...
...mission impossible/deadly/otherwise special...? excited to see more...! :D
Gabrielli 14th Nov 2020, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
The list:
melaredblu 14th Nov 2020, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
Intriguing! Also, I never considered it before, but when you take into account how hazardous the dungeon is and how new Colleen is to this, four expeditions *is* impressive. There are probably a lot of newbies who get killed on their first try.
Bookeater_otaku 14th Nov 2020, 10:17 PM edit delete reply
4 successful dive is impressive? I... can see why. The mortality and quiting rate must be steep. And he said successful, by whatever criteria he base himself on so surviving isn't the only thing you judge a dive by. And it was done as a duo.

She made the right choice, Randulph experience with the Dungeon paid for itself since she is still going. Even if he is quite hard to get along with.

And a list? Interesting, I wonder what kind of list it is.

Next page will be the chapter titles page or are we getting a,surprise? I guess we are due for a new vote intensives too.
Guest 14th Nov 2020, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
The list of very cool adventurers who deserve a cookie for all their hard work.
Andrew_C 14th Nov 2020, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
As some day it may happen that a victim must be found
I've got a little list — I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground
And who never would be missed — who never would be missed!
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs —
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs —
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat —
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that —
And all third persons who on spoiling tête-á-têtes insist —
They'd none of 'em be missed — they'd none of 'em be missed!
padanew 15th Nov 2020, 4:24 AM edit delete reply
+1 upvote
Bookeater_otaku 15th Nov 2020, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
Tattoo 1394? For a Dungeons that has been open for so long and has such a mortality/quiting rate, I am surprised that the number is so low! Do numbers get re-used?

I wonder what Randulph name tags err, tattoo says. What is his number, how many time has he dived in the Dungeon. Etc.

And this page kind of confirms that the Wizard Academy are closely monitoring who enter the Dungeons as much as they are monitoring who or what comes out. Who is in which team, who dies, how many dives, success, etc. Statistics can be important but I don't think this is the end goal here.
Varyon 19th Nov 2020, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Assuming they started tattooing - and numbering the tattoos - pretty much as soon as Marblegate appeared (75 years ago), that works out to roughly 20 new delvers every year (18.587 per year). Given sequential tattoos probably started a good while later, that boosts that number up. That's low, but I don't think insanely so - there probably aren't a lot of adventurers there at a time (there's only one tavern, after all).
Oldarmourer 20th Nov 2020, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Randulph's tattoo doesn't have a number...
When he started going in they all knew each other ;)
padanew 15th Nov 2020, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
Well, Hes a old guy. Check. There are three very attractive women. Check.

Is this going to be a d and d Charlies Angels?
Sturzkampf 15th Nov 2020, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Colleen, Stella and Marigold? I foresee certain difficulties...
padanew 16th Nov 2020, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
I was thinking about the Waitress and not Marigold.
Sturzkampf 17th Nov 2020, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Don’t tell Marigold that. :-)
BornOnTheNinth 15th Nov 2020, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Is that list going to be "10 Adventurers You WON'T BELIEVE survived the Marble Gate!"?
Patrick-Leigh 15th Nov 2020, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if it's the nice list or the naughty list. Could he be up to something sinister or is he trying to find people with the right skill set to help him solve a problem? He could be a good person who does bad things because he thinks that it's necessary. Or he could be evil and somehow working with those beings we saw observing the activities of adventurers in the dungeon. Regardless, that's a nice hook to keep the audience interested in the next chapter. Well done!
Landvaettr 15th Nov 2020, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the chapter Rocktopus! I find the story engaging.
Blackwing 16th Nov 2020, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
If you wanted to assemble a crack team of the best of the best from across the known world, then monitoring who does well in Marblegate would be a good way to find them. Chances are good that the kind of people you are looking for are going to end up going there at some point.
Packless1 16th Nov 2020, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
...yes, but o.t.o.h. a bunch of good experts doesn't make a good team per se... seen on the last chapter...! ;-)
Sen 17th Nov 2020, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
Oh. Foreshadowing! Might he have sinister plans and only act nice? I hope not. I like him.
Chris 17th Nov 2020, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
At least she's not being added to THIS list:

Don't tell him Colleen!