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Comic 303 published on 160 Comments on Comic 303
Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here. And thus, we flash back to the present day.  What will become of Xhianil now that she’s in the slammer?  Stay tuned… Those of you looking for a soundtrack for this page can pull up “Let It Die” by the Foo Fighters. I’m rather pleased with this page, overall, particularly on the depiction of Red‘s desk.  It’s one of those instances where the picture in my mind translated very well to what I was able to draw.  It’s the little victories that make my day.  ^__^ In case you missed the Convention Calendar, just to the right of the comic, I’ve got not one, but two separate convention appearances coming up next month, and I hope you can make the trip out to at least one of them.  First up, it’s NekoCon, in Hampton, Virginia.  Not only is NekoCon in my home area, but it also holds the double distinction of me having been to every single NekoCon, since their inception in 1998, and me having held a table in each one.  Fifteen years, baby!  I’ll be there selling my usual swag, including preorders for the 2013 Draconia Chronicles Calendar, along with fellow Katboxers Sage, the creator of YOSH!, and Nekonny, the creator of Caribbean Blue and iMew.  Yes, you can meet ALL THREE OF US at NekoCon this year!  Get your asses out there! If you miss me there, however, the very next weekend, I’ll be appearing as a guest at Anime USA in Washington, DC.  It’ll just be me, but, hey, it’s still me!  And I am not chopped liver! So if you’re anywhere within driving or flying distance for either of those conventions, I’d love to see you this November.  Come on out and say hi! Until then, it’s back to the comic grind to produce the next page.  Every Monday, like clockwork.  Take care, fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading! =RazorFox.
  • silvermoon383

    Awww…don’t look so sad Xhianil, if you’re really lucky you’ll be turned into Lady Red’s personal angel of death.

    Or you’ll get barbequed. Either way it’s a party. ^^

    • Both interesting options. There’s more story to tell, though. Hang tight. ~__^

  • MaveriKat

    Fire Dragons and Lightning Dragons Sleeping Together, MASS HYSTERIA!!

    • Look out for the swarm of locusts. I suggest citronella pyres.

      • MaveriKat

        Yep! But I must admit, this was very interesting… so Xhianil and Flare got through on the mere technicality of, “Whatever! I’m too busy!”

        • Yup. Elektra mentioned a few pages back that Red’s hands were pretty full these days.

          • MaveriKat

            And that leads us to the here and now… darn, but the way you did the sound effect in the last panel, it gives me the impression that Lady Flare is grasping that bar VERY tightly.

  • silvermoon383

    Awww…don’t look so sad Xhianil, if you’re really lucky you’ll be turned into Lady Red’s personal angel of death.

    Or you’ll get barbequed. Either way it’s a party. ^^

    • Both interesting options. There’s more story to tell, though. Hang tight. ~__^

  • Hiorou

    I bet that Red sure dont like paper work and leave it for the last XD … LoL…

    Recomendation leter in a napkin, how in hell she even accepted that? for the angle can`t see much but I will laugh as hell if it were dirty XD

    • If it made Jiva, the intruder, go away, then she would’ve accepted anything. ^__^

  • Sojourner

    That dragon on the scroll between red’s first two speech bubbles in panel 2 looks like one I know quite well…

    • Oh? You think so? ^__^

      • Sojourner

        Especially considering the whole context of what happened on the last page, it looks a lot like Page 32, during a certain dragon’s backstory…

        • Page 32 does have a connection to it, but if you think it’s for the Dragon I think you’re thinking of, then you might be off. Right page, wrong Dragon. Think smaller. ~__^

          • Sojourner

            If the answer is Lumina, the image doesn’t resemble her. If 32 has a connection, what about 37?

          • It actually is Lumina on the sheet. Remember that she was lost as an egg. No one’s actually seen her, so there are only artist renderings based on speculation as to what she might look like. It’s like those somewhat creepy age-progression images on those missing persons flyers you get in the mail.

  • Wolfheart811

    Aww, poor Xhianil. I don’t know what I would do if I lost my best friend.

    …And is that Sombrana on the scroll in panel 2?

    • It’s not, but good guess. A hint was given on the last page. ~__^

      • Wolfheart811

        Oh! It’s Lumina, isn’t it?

        • Ding-ding-ding!! Good work! ^o^

  • Crazymerchant

    So, the tatoo on Xhianil is to remember her best friend who died?
    Sad story indeed.

    I wonder what will happen next?

    • Good eye on the tattoo bit. You hit the nail right on the head. ^__^

  • MrAMP

    Well, I can’t say that I blame Lady Red for putting Xhianil behind what I’m assuming is those magick resistant bars, but it seems really sad to see this considering all that has happened.

    Okay, I can understand a fire and water dragon, but what does happen if you mix fire and lightning?

    • I dunno, but it stands to be amazing. ^o^

      • MrAMP

        On fire amazing or shockingly amazing? XD

        Also, how bad is it if a lightning dragon is drunk?

        • On the first question, the answer is “yes.” On the second question, that’s to be answered on a later page. Patience, young grasshopper… ~__^

          • DragonForLife

            amazing? why not HAAAAAAAAAAMAAAAZING!

          • Eh, I like to keep things kosher for my non-pork-eating friends. Besides, bacon’s more amazing than ham. ^__^

          • DragonForLife

            ham? what ham? i was making a Kid Icarus Uprising reference. Thanatos is fun.

        • nice to see the entire story of how xhianil got herself in the legion, but now i’m filled with anticipation as to how she’ll cope with the sitch she’s in now.

          • Yay! I’ve created anticipation! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed Xhianil’s story thus far. As for her present-day situation, I shall be addressing that in the near future. Hang tight! ~__^

    • Slasheredge

      Note to self drunk lightning dragon could be fun to hang out with, but dangerous. Next question is it worth the risk?

      • Well, you’ve got to ask yourself: “Do I feel lucky?” And, “Am I properly grounded?” ^__^

        • IG

          Better not be a punker then otherwise that could be a quite shocking experience.
          XD

          • slasheredge

            Sound fun.

        • slasheredge

          I feel lucky, but the ground part maybe.

  • MrAMP

    Well, I can’t say that I blame Lady Red for putting Xhianil behind what I’m assuming is those magick resistant bars, but it seems really sad to see this considering all that has happened.

    Okay, I can understand a fire and water dragon, but what does happen if you mix fire and lightning?

    • I dunno, but it stands to be amazing. ^o^

      • MrAMP

        On fire amazing or shockingly amazing? XD

        Also, how bad is it if a lightning dragon is drunk?

        • On the first question, the answer is “yes.” On the second question, that’s to be answered on a later page. Patience, young grasshopper… ~__^

          • DragonForLife

            amazing? why not HAAAAAAAAAAMAAAAZING!

          • Panel 2. I know that feel, Lady Red, I know that feel.

          • That kind of procrastination takes planning. ^__^

          • A true procrastinator wouldn’t plan on procrastinating.

          • Very true! He would WANT to plan, but keeps putting it off until there’s a more suitable time to plan.

          • Eh, I like to keep things kosher for my non-pork-eating friends. Besides, bacon’s more amazing than ham. ^__^

          • DragonForLife

            ham? what ham? i was making a Kid Icarus Uprising reference. Thanatos is fun.

  • GentlemanPlayer

    So that’s the Princess on the scroll behind Lady Red off to the side. Obviously this was when she was with Kilani.

    • Good eye, sir! ^o^

    • razorburn645

      Wow a sad final panel. Also that’s quite the sexy situation in panel 3.

      • Something for everyone. ^__^

      • Lion922226

        I’m not sure where to write this, but apparently my 3DS can’t handle Draconia or any other Katbox comics. It is able to load up everything except the comic itself! I love watching these comics and hope there is a way to get just the image without having to go to a computer all the time.

        • Sorry to hear that, but hopefully you’ve got alternatives to your 3DS. I know my smartphone doesn’t always play nice with the Disqus system, but the comic itself still shows. Guess mobile devices of all stripes are still works in progress. Until then, you might need to trust your handy-dandy computer machine. ^__^

          • I confirm that Disqus can be hit-or-miss at times on smartphones. A real computer is the most reliable way to view the page.

  • GentlemanPlayer

    So that’s the Princess on the scroll behind Lady Red off to the side. Obviously this was when she was with Kilani.

  • Kobra

    And the morel of the story is… Never accept recruits recommended by a drunk dragon.
    Red must be a saint because I’m surprised that after getting such a rude awakening so late at night that she didn’t sent that dragon flying out on a fireball.

    • Well, of course, she didn’t. Don’t want to risk Jiva throwing up. ^__^;;

      • Kobra

        Oh with what I had in mind she’d be long gone before that.

  • Kobra

    And the morel of the story is… Never accept recruits recommended by a drunk dragon.
    Red must be a saint because I’m surprised that after getting such a rude awakening so late at night that she didn’t sent that dragon flying out on a fireball.

    • Well, of course, she didn’t. Don’t want to risk Jiva throwing up. ^__^;;

      • Kobra

        Oh with what I had in mind she’d be long gone before that.

        • Kobra

          Surprised Red didn’t want her to Burn her desk. Would be the perfect exceuse for her to get out of all that paperwork.

          • Yeah, actually, but good luck explaining it to the Queen. ^__^;;

          • Kobra

            I’m shore that happens more often than you’d think, especially with fire dragons.

  • Slasheredge

    Note to self drunk lightning dragon could be fun to hang out with, but dangerous. Next question is it worth the risk?

    • Well, you’ve got to ask yourself: “Do I feel lucky?” And, “Am I properly grounded?” ^__^

      • IG

        Better not be a punker then otherwise that could be a quite shocking experience.
        XD

        • Slasheredge

          Sound fun.

      • Slasheredge

        I feel lucky, but the ground part maybe.

  • razorburn645

    Wow a sad final panel. Also that’s quite the sexy situation in panel 3.

    • Silvertail

      Y’know, under other circumstances, the scene with the Lightning Dragon (whose name escapes me) and Red together….. *ahem* in bed would be a great opening to a….slightly stronger than M-rated story.
      “One night, two Dragons of different magickal talent found themselves sharing the same quarters. After one too many drinks, the Lightning Dragon started to….” Yeah, you get the idea. ^///^

      • If I only had the time, I’d depict that separately. ^__^;;

        • The_Rippy_One

          And you would be praised for it.

    • Something for everyone. ^__^

  • william

    nice to see the entire story of how xhianil got herself in the legion, but now i’m filled with anticipation as to how she’ll cope with the sitch she’s in now.

    • Yay! I’ve created anticipation! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed Xhianil’s story thus far. As for her present-day situation, I shall be addressing that in the near future. Hang tight! ~__^

  • Sage

    Also at Nekocon this year, Tom from Twokinds will be sharing a table with Ron 😛
    My table will be right next to theirs and HOPEFULLY Danny will be next to us as well. Then NEXT year we need to get Godai and we can RULE THE CONVENTION WITH AN IRON FIST!

    I’m excited o_o

    • DragonForLife

      IRON IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH! USE SOMETHING MORE AWESOME FOR THE FIST! LIKE A WEBCOMIC PAGE!
      ¨

      …..wait…all(or most) of the katbox artist…..in one spot……

      THE PLACE WILL EXPLODE OUT OF AWESOMENESS!

      • Egad, I hope not. My insurance can’t cover that.

      • The_Rippy_One

        Or boobs. (So much cleavage)

    • Well, I was sticking to Katboxers, but yes, Tom from “TwoKinds” will be there, too! He’s practically family to us. Through the power of catgirls, we will be INVINCIBLE! >o<

  • Panel 2. I know that feel, Lady Red, I know that feel.

    • That kind of procrastination takes planning. ^__^

      • A true procrastinator wouldn’t plan on procrastinating.

        • Very true! He would WANT to plan, but keeps putting it off until there’s a more suitable time to plan.

  • Kobra

    Surprised Red didn’t want her to Burn her desk. Would be the perfect exceuse for her to get out of all that paperwork.

    • Yeah, actually, but good luck explaining it to the Queen. ^__^;;

      • Kobra

        I’m shore that happens more often than you’d think, especially with fire dragons.

  • ElektraFan

    Lightning dragon whose name i forgot: Look at this!! Like sneaking into the Lady Red’s quarters!! Heavy risk, but the prize…

    Yes, i’m a Mass Effect 2 addict!!

    • Her name’s Jiva, and I think it was the alcohol doing the talking for her.

      “H-heyy, Rrred. Shorry ’bout dat. Di’n’t mean ta wake ya up inna mi’ll o’the night an’… You shmell pretty, y’know ‘at?” Et cetera… ^__^

  • ElektraFan

    Lightning dragon whose name i forgot: Look at this!! Like sneaking into the Lady Red’s quarters!! Heavy risk, but the prize…

    Yes, i’m a Mass Effect 2 addict!!

    • Her name’s Jiva, and I think it was the alcohol doing the talking for her.

      “H-heyy, Rrred. Shorry ’bout dat. Di’n’t mean ta wake ya up inna mi’ll o’the night an’… You shmell pretty, y’know ‘at?” Et cetera… ^__^

  • deadmenn008

    Aww. It’s sad to she how Xhianil started out and then how it all turned out. I hope she comes out strong and learns from what she did but, we’ll see.

    • Time will tell. I’m not done with her yet, though. Not by a long shot. ^__^

  • deadmenn008

    Aww. It’s sad to she how Xhianil started out and then how it all turned out. I hope she comes out strong and learns from what she did but, we’ll see.

    • Time will tell. I’m not done with her yet, though. Not by a long shot. ^__^

  • Now i wonder what moral conundrum was Xhianil forced into…

  • Now i wonder what moral conundrum was Xhianil forced into…

  • truekaiser

    I kind of want to break in there and break her out to the tune, ‘power of the meat’ a super meat boy remix on oc-remix.

    • Every prison break needs a good soundtrack. d^__^b

  • truekaiser

    I kind of want to break in there and break her out to the tune, ‘power of the meat’ a super meat boy remix on oc-remix.

    • Every prison break needs a good soundtrack. d^__^b

  • Lion922226

    I’m not sure where to write this, but apparently my 3DS can’t handle Draconia or any other Katbox comics. It is able to load up everything except the comic itself! I love watching these comics and hope there is a way to get just the image without having to go to a computer all the time.

    • Sorry to hear that, but hopefully you’ve got alternatives to your 3DS. I know my smartphone doesn’t always play nice with the Disqus system, but the comic itself still shows. Guess mobile devices of all stripes are still works in progress. Until then, you might need to trust your handy-dandy computer machine. ^__^

      • I confirm that Disqus can be hit-or-miss at times on smartphones. A real computer is the most reliable way to view the page.

  • Kobra

    Looks like that tattoo was the best purchase Flare ever made. Still wondering how you tattoo a scaled creature.
    Alas Xhianil’s emotions or lack of there control was her downfall. Sad that Red never remembered her assistants name given the condition she’s in now.

    • EOTW

      I’m guessing that Red can’t remember Fuegana’s name in order to stabilize the logic jump between this page and the page Fuegana was introduced on. She had to tell Red her name on that page, and that would have been after the events depicted here.

      • Darn, you caught me! Good eye! ^__^

      • Surun the Scroll-writer

        It is as they say one of those things and how powerful it shall be to see the sobering thoughts and facts that have landed her in the prison that she is today. I look forward to it with anticipation 😮

        • Glad to hear that! This experience will not be lost on her, I promise. ^__^

    • The tattoos shown here sit on top of the skin rather than within it. It involves dyeing the scales, and they require replacement after molting. That is, of course, if the wearer doesn’t change their mind and opt for altogether new designs or none at all.

  • Kobra

    Looks like that tattoo was the best purchase Flare ever made. Still wondering how you tattoo a scaled creature.
    Alas Xhianil’s emotions or lack of there control was her downfall. Sad that Red never remembered her assistants name given the condition she’s in now.

    • EOTW

      I’m guessing that Red can’t remember Fuegana’s name in order to stabilize the logic jump between this page and the page Fuegana was introduced on. She had to tell Red her name on that page, and that would have been after the events depicted here.

      • Darn, you caught me! Good eye! ^__^

    • The tattoos shown here sit on top of the skin rather than within it. It involves dyeing the scales, and they require replacement after molting. That is, of course, if the wearer doesn’t change their mind and opt for altogether new designs or none at all.

  • Humm, guys I think we should stop sending Lady Red our love letters.

    • Might be a wise idea. Her “in” box looks pretty full. ^__^

  • Humm, guys I think we should stop sending Lady Red our love letters.

    • mechafan1224

      Do I sense a red pill blue pill choice in the future?(matrix refrence) Also poor Xahlini victim of her own emotions. Ironiclly her friend got killed because kess wanted to avenge her friends and now Xahlini will more likely want revenge also and the cycle continues. As a wise man once said It takes a strong man to get revenge, but it takes a stronger man to forgive.

      • Excellent observation. The circle of death continues…

    • Might be a wise idea. Her “in” box looks pretty full. ^__^

      • Surun the Scroll-writer

        It is as they say one of those things and how powerful it shall be to see the sobering thoughts and facts that have landed her in the prison that she is today. I look forward to it with anticipation 😮

        • Glad to hear that! This experience will not be lost on her, I promise. ^__^

  • mechafan1224

    Do I sense a red pill blue pill choice in the future?(matrix refrence) Also poor Xahlini victim of her own emotions. Ironiclly her friend got killed because kess wanted to avenge her friends and now Xahlini will more likely want revenge also and the cycle continues. As a wise man once said It takes a strong man to get revenge, but it takes a stronger man to forgive.

    • Excellent observation. The circle of death continues…