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Comic 313

Comic 313 published on 135 Comments on Comic 313

Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here.

Looks like Ennek got something off her chest, but created a new problem for someone (or something) else.  Who or what did she hit?  Find out soon!

Those of you looking for a soundtrack for this page can pull up “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette.

And, alas, you’ll have to wait an extra week to find out the victim of Ennek’s pitching arm, as next week, it’s once again Valentine’s Day week, and I’ll be churning up a new Valentine’s Day special!  Who’s the lucky couple (or threesome, or foursome, etc.) to be spotlighted this year?  Find out next week!

And in just under two weeks, it’s once again time for Katsucon!  Those of you who’ve followed me for a while know by now that this was the very first convention I ever attended back in 1995, and that I’ve been to all 18 thus far.  No other convention holds a dearer spot in my heart than this one, as Katsucon 1 was the event where I first met my artistic idol, the incredible Fred Perry–yes, THAT Fred Perry–and was subsequently inspired to attempt to draw my comic creations myself.  I’d traced a few things up until that point, but had never attempted anything freehand.  Fast-forward almost two decades, and here I am delivering The Draconia Chronicles to you on a weekly basis.

Remember, I started off as a budding writer in 1994, and I sought out artists to draw my stories.  After each one backed out for one reason or another (or sometimes no reason at all), I started to lose hope.  That weekend in February 1995, where I spent several hours chatting with Fred, watching him work on sketch after sketch, and bombarding him with a barrage of questions, was life-altering.  Fred was a perfect gentleman, and answered every question, no matter how bizarre, with the nuggets of wisdom he’d racked up over the years.  If I was bothering him, he never let on about it.  It’s one thing to meet your hero, and it’s something else to be allowed to pick his brain relentlessly for about three or four hours.

Today, I not only get to write, but also draw.  And today, I’m also that guy in the Artist Alley who will gladly welcome you at his table, draw for you, and chat about just about anything.  It’s how I got started, and if I can inspire the next generation in the same way that I was inspired, I’ll make that my mission.

And Katsucon is where that all started.  I’ve attended each year since their inaugural event in 1995, and I’ve been a presence in their Artist Alley in one way or another since 1998.  Katsucon is my homecoming.

And I invite you to join me!  If you’re in the Washington, DC area the weekend of February 15, come on out and see me at Katsucon in the nearby community of National Harbor.  I’ll have prints, posters, and opportunities to commission sketches of your favorite Draconia Chronicles characters, or whatever else you might have in mind.  For more information, hit the link in the “Conventions” sidebar.  Hope to see you there!

And I also hope to see you back here next week for some Valentine’s Day fun, Draconia style!  Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading!

=RazorFox.

135 Comments

Whoa whoa WHOA! She and Roh..?! Um…just whoa…didn’t see that coming…

Woo, backstory. And dat throwing arm.

0_0 oooooooohhhhhhhhhh shiza….. why is it those plot points send chills down my spine, a twitch in my eye, a snarl on my lips and a foul taste in my mouth? At first I thought that romance with Roh and the tigress was cute…but now I wanna see Ennek burn that whore to the stake……

Will she get her chance to do so? Time will tell… ~__^

Believe me Ive been there before, its not pretty. Let the chaos begin

0_0 oooooooohhhhhhhhhh shiza….. why is it those plot points send chills down my spine, a twitch in my eye, a snarl on my lips and a foul taste in my mouth? At first I thought that romance with Roh and the tigress was cute…but now I wanna see Ennek burn that whore to the stake……

Ahhh, yet another reason to or like Aika or Roh. They may be polygamous, but when it goes like this, it’s just cheating all the same. And I despise cheaters. Having been in Ennek’s position, I more then hate them. They go from the category of ppl I’d do anything for, to the category where I wouldn’t cross the street to piss on them if they were on fire.

Ahhh, yet another reason to or like Aika or Roh. They may be polygamous, but when it goes like this, it’s just cheating all the same. And I despise cheaters. Having been in Ennek’s position, I more then hate them. They go from the category of ppl I’d do anything for, to the category where I wouldn’t cross the street to piss on them if they were on fire.

Dun, dun, DUNNNNNNN!! Seriously though, damn it Aika. I had just started liking you again and then I saw this! But hey, she better be careful. What comes around goes around.

Dun, dun, DUNNNNNNN!! Seriously though, damn it Aika. I had just started liking you again and then I saw this! But hey, she better be careful. What comes around goes around.

Man, that’s a lot of exposition. I’m glad we finally get to see what’s up with Ennek, but a little pacing would be preferable to having her entire back-story being shoved down our throats in a single page…

Sorry about the pacing. I figured that this could be summed up in a few panels. Stretching it out into multiple pages would’ve actually slowed down the pacing, and I didn’t want to stall the story. Besides, in this chapter, Xhianil’s got the dibs on the drawn-out flashbacks. Don’t need competing flashbacks. ^__^

Indeed, a few panels would suffice for Ennek’s backstory. I just don’t think it was a good idea to put them all on the same page, without any preceding foreshadowing as to what’s happened to her. By the way, could we hope for any more of Zah-neel’s flashbacks? I seriously love that character 😀

Oh wow I didn’t see that coming, and Razor thank you for answering that question I had before. This a great, and unexpect turn of events. By the way love the page by the way.

Hey slasher. Can you … in a nutshell explain what is going on in this comic and why someone like me should read it.
(I started a year ago but the only character I identified with died on page 60 or somewhere there and sort of had no reason to continue to read it.)

Um I even though I read it all the way through explaining is kinda of difficult. It’s not that the story is hard to follow just hard to explain, and sum up. At least for me. As far as why you should read it… well if you can get into the story, and like it that’s the only reason I could think of right away.

So many tears flowing… poor Ennek…

Hugs are perfectly appropriate.

WHAAAAAT???? y-y-y-you… and the… with the… responding… <(0.o)/)

You… you don’t like me responding? Y_Y

The one and only! I love having dialogue with my readers, so I’m all over my comments board like brown on wild rice! I try to respond to every comment on the board at least once. Some folks have expressed pleasant bewilderment at my diligence with the comments, but I just love interacting with my audience. Hope you don’t mind. ^__^;;

She must’ve accidently hit Roh.

Don’t think so. Male tigers can’t actually form words.

But if that is the case it would serve him right.

Poor Ennek! Getting your beau stolen out from under you totally sucks worse than anything else I can imagine.

Out of curiosity, how does the Tigers’ marital system work? Polyamory is obviously a standard, but this is the first I’ve seen of any actual pairing off (the earlier Roh/Aika scenes suggested preferences in mates)? Is there an actual system?

Good question. There’s no actual marriage amongst the Tigers, but a form of pair-bonding does exist. A female in seek of a mate has to win the approval of both the male and any females in his harem. Those females are then exclusive to that male, enjoying access to him anytime he’s available, and a sort-of sisterhood can form amongst the harem, resulting in cooperative living, including sharing of hunting, child rearing, and covering for Tigers who might be on the war’s front lines.

What about dragons? is it different for them?

When the males were in the Dragon society, it shared many of the same concepts with the Tigers and their harems. Since the Dragons have figured out how to procreate without the need for present male partners, they don’t have an immediate need for the guys in their lives.

Um, what!? You just answered one question by opening up a bigger one: how do they procreate? Do they make magic babies? Do they have a giant sperm bank? That would explain why they have to ration children as described in Gaia’s arc, wouldn’t it?

Poor Ennek! Getting your beau stolen out from under you totally sucks worse than anything else I can imagine.

Out of curiosity, how does the Tigers’ marital system work? Polyamory is obviously a standard, but this is the first I’ve seen of any actual pairing off (the earlier Roh/Aika scenes suggested preferences in mates)? Is there an actual system?

Sorry I’m so late. Wow, I can’t believe that Aika would do that…

And now my speculation on who Ennek hit: Tigers are ruled out, because there is no reason that one should be so close to Dragon territory. I see no reason for any dragons to be out there, either.

Here is my list of possibilities:

A. One of the lightning dragons

B. Sombrana

C. The mysterious daughter of Gaia who may or may not have survived……. I honestly hope it’s this one and she doesn’t have to face her mother’s fate.

Poor Ennek :w> Also, I think it’s Kilani that Ennek hit. After all, when we last saw her, she was pouting among some of that same type of tree.

I’m glad you like the way the characters’ various crisscrossing relationships are being set up. The comic’s built up a sizable cast over the years. When I took over the writing, I wanted to clamp down on new characters, and properly develop the existing cast. Just like in real life, there are friendships and there are rivalries, and I love exploring those. There’s much more to come, so if you’re liking what I’ve got so far, I hope to cook up and serve a whole lot more. Stay tuned, and thanks for the kind words. ^__^

Besides the whole pacing issue and maybe some more detail, I’m totally shocked to learn that her first and quite possibly last was Roh. But that does raise a whole lot of questions about the male tigers, such as is it normal for a male tiger to have multiple mates or just a single mate. Then again, that particular area for both races has never really been touched on…at least not that I can remember.

Could you make the males look any more mentally lacking and psychologically disturbed? Because that “demented with dementia” look just isn’t striking enough. Yeeah… almost forgot about that little aspect; there are indeed males in Draconia, they just don’t function well in normal society.

I’m guessing she hit a dragon, just to make things interesting. Probably someone sulking from a bad day herself… maybe the rock went through the bars of the prison cell and hit Briella. While she’s locked up and no physical danger, they bond a little bit, forgetting about the huge squabble in the Khalira (or Calera) intense enough to be reminiscent of the initial “battle,” but without the bloodshed.

tl;dr: Male tigers are Neanderthals without, and Ennek probably hit a dragon (maybe Brie for comic relief).

Interesting idea, except that I doubt that Ennek’s throwing arm, while impressive, could find its way into the Dragons’ palace, much less even close to it. That’s Briella’s last known whereabouts. As for the identity of who was struck, it may be friend, or foe, or just someone with a freshly-conked noggin. Answers are forthcoming. ~__^

Poor Ennek don’t worry you will find someone eventually. Now I wonder who she hit with the rock? My theory is either an kid lighting dragon, an adult lighting dragon or a dragon who just got lost. any of these encounters can become bonding learning we are not so different time or classic violence or both.

Bonding through classic violence?

I feel real bad for Ennek right now :(. It definitely does explain why she’s so cold, though given the situation she’s in, there’s no way for her to actually say it to the rest of the tigers.

As to whom she hit…my money’s on Kilani O_O

I feel sorry for Ennek too. As for who she hit, I’d say either, (Lists the possibilities ala Kyrie’s chessboard thinking from Umineko)
1. Aika; who is troubled by the strains of Mabel and Raz is confronted by Ennek whom she doesn’t know that she loved Roh first. Aika will then reveal that she wanted a child because either her mother, little brother or sister was killed and just wanted to raise her child like her deceased sibling, they then either fight or forgive each other.
2. Kess; lol, she gets mad and gets vengeance on Ennek and either wins or loses, but either way, she reveals that she is lamenting and regretting her treatment on Kilani.
3. A random tiger or dragon.
4. Kilani. (Lol, I don’t know what will happen)
5. Roh. (I.E. trouble in “River City!”)
6. Shaleigh. (SUSPISION? YES.)
7. A traumatized Lumina that regained her memories and escaped.
Or 8. Gaia’s daughter, forced to fend for herself.

Heheheh, as I said, but no one will probably remember, the very few males on this, have A LOT of fun >:D

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