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Comic 328

Comic 328 published on 172 Comments on Comic 328
Howdy, fellow Draconiacs!  RazorFox here. So after last week’s bombshell revelation of the drafting Saph, Eone, and Meta as her backups, we get a glimpse into Lady Red‘s reasoning behind it.  Will the Earth Dragons live up to her expectations?  Stay tuned… Those of you looking for a soundtrack to this page can continue to pull up “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. One little news item this week, and that’s that I’m now confirmed for NekoCon‘s Artist Alley this November in Hampton, Virginia, the town right next door to mine.  Never too early to start making plans! And that’s really it.  This page took a lot out of me, so I think I’ve earned myself a bit of sleep tonight.  Be sure to like The Draconia Chronicles on Facebook group by clicking [here!]  Take care, my fellow Draconiacs, and thanks for reading! =RazorFox.
  • Hiorou

    *Insert I`ll make a man out of you song*

    Un entrenamiento rápido? XD

    • Quizás que sí. Su majestad está un poco de afán. ^__^

      • Hiorou

        Ahora tienes que hacer toda una pagina de entrenamiento estilo Mulan XD

        Haré de ti un dragón de fuego! *Y Red empieza a cantar!*

        • 13linding

          Another way to look at it, should they be successful, earth dragons as a whole will be seen as viable candidates for warfare. Red wants to create stronger ties between the earth dragons so that later down the line, earth dragons who want to be warriors, may have a chance.

          • Very well-put, or as Lady Red put it, it also scores a trove of points with the Queen. ^__^

          • JoeRaven

            Eone is just too cute!

          • She’s a favorite of mine, too. I’ve been looking forward to this part of the story for some time as it involves her again. She’s a lot of fun to work with. ^__^

          • JoeRaven

            Oh yeah, almost forgot some stamps! One for Eone, cause she’s just too damn cute, and *swaps out the normal ink for the fireproof stuff* two stamps for Red’s red-hot backside!

          • Mr. E

            stamp it on her ssssmokin’ hot butt!

          • somebody

            I really liked this week’s page! Maybe it’s because it’s got Lady Red in it, or maybe because Eone totally almost cried like a baby girl. By the way, I know realism isn’t what you’re going for, but if it was, then I’d tell you reptiles shed every 1-3 months, regardless of outside conditions.

          • I’ve been considering making molting closer to an annual or biannual process for my Dragons, though if it’s initiated before the new skin in ready, it can be quite uncomfortable.

          • jmcallaway

            Well, having Earth Dragons in a cave–SURROUNDED BY ROCK–is actually a good idea. Lots of stuff to work with (bringing down the house, anyone?). Wonder if any of them can use tremors to sense where objects and people are like the Earthbenders from Avatar? No hiding in the dark for them Tigers then…

          • We might just find out. And my Dragons were bending the elements long before “Avatar” hit our screens. ^__^

  • Hiorou

    *Insert I`ll make a man out of you song*

    Un entrenamiento rápido? XD

    • Quizás que sí. Su majestad está un poco de afán. ^__^

      • Hiorou

        Ahora tienes que hacer toda una pagina de entrenamiento estilo Mulan XD

        Haré de ti un dragón de fuego! *Y Red empieza a cantar!*

  • Diro

    Nice page as always, I ll just keep an eye on the key word and its *promise*.

    • We’re both keeping an eye on it. ^__^

  • Diro

    Nice page as always, I ll just keep an eye on the key word and its *promise*.

    • We’re both keeping an eye on it. ^__^

  • Josh.C

    Considering what we learned from two of Lady Red’s subordinates, I’m wondering if Red is promising more then she can actually keep true to?

    • We’ll see if it’s a promise she can keep. We’re all hoping for the best. nXm (my attempt at ‘fingers crossed’)

  • 13linding

    Another way to look at it, should they be successful, earth dragons as a whole will be seen as viable candidates for warfare. Red wants to create stronger ties between the earth dragons so that later down the line, earth dragons who want to be warriors, may have a chance.

    • Very well-put, or as Lady Red put it, it also scores a trove of points with the Queen. ^__^

  • JoeRaven

    Eone is just too cute!

    • She’s a favorite of mine, too. I’ve been looking forward to this part of the story for some time as it involves her again. She’s a lot of fun to work with. ^__^

      • JoeRaven

        Oh yeah, almost forgot some stamps! One for Eone, cause she’s just too damn cute, and *swaps out the normal ink for the fireproof stuff* two stamps for Red’s red-hot backside!

        • Mr. E

          stamp it on her ssssmokin’ hot butt!

  • MaveriKat

    Poor Eone… always getting shafted. As for that last part though… *Winces* Yeah… Lady Red’s track record on promises isn’t all that keen right now.

    • Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. ^__^;

      • MaveriKat

        Let’s hope in this case, Lady Red can find Eone’s “Jelly Beans”.

        • I’ll gladly volunteer to help on that. ^__^

  • Kobra

    They had better live up to the expectation. There not likely to make it if they don’t!

    • Slasheredge

      Wow Lady red your making promises, and the last time you involved another species of Dragon she came back beat up, and kicking your ass. Man are insane? Also earth dragon built the city mean your bed room walls could crush you one night if you screw up.

      I’m your title, and fans can only het you so far. Well anyway Eone I hope you survive this. (Before jokes are made I have a soft spot for that earth draogn who uses her brains to get what she wants, and like the other is easy on the eyes. XD)

      Also Razor nice page, and that fan girl needs help.

      For lady red again if you some how are ever able to read this wether or not it’s in a filler, specail page, or some interdimesional meeting of worlds. Your pushing your luck, and if those pacifists snap all heck will break loose trust me.

      • I’m sure she wouldn’t have chosen these three if she didn’t have the utmost confidence in them. But then again, as other have pointed out, Lady Red’s promises might not have too solid a track record. We’ll find out whether it holds water or not..

        • Slasheredge

          Poor Earth dragons.

    • Well, remember that they’re backing up Lady Red and the top two Palace Guards. They’re not going in alone.

      • Kemanorel

        I think, lady Red needs rebuild something strategically important. Maybe in stinky sewers, where tigers fled?

        • They certainly are vulnerable, for anyone willing to put up with the stench and the filth. Maybe they thought that would be a deterrent on its own.

  • Kobra

    They had better live up to the expectation. There not likely to make it if they don’t!

    • Well, remember that they’re backing up Lady Red and the top two Palace Guards. They’re not going in alone.

  • Kobra

    And it looks like this draft hasn’t dampened Saph’s fangirlness of Red. It really is the little things with her.

    • I’m looking to paint Saph as a “glass half full” kind of girl. ^__^

      • Mr. E

        Me, I look at the glass as half-full/empty to perceive both sides of the situation.
        (also look at the glass as ‘hey I ordered a cheeseburger!’ Ah Gary Larson…)

  • Kobra

    And it looks like this draft hasn’t dampened Saph’s fangirlness of Red. It really is the little things with her.

    • I’m looking to paint Saph as a “glass half full” kind of girl. ^__^

      • Mr. E

        Me, I look at the glass as half-full/empty to perceive both sides of the situation.
        (also look at the glass as ‘hey I ordered a cheeseburger!’ Ah Gary Larson…)

  • Kobra

    Still one thing that worries me. Pacifists do make lousy warriors.

    • Crabby

      Look on the bright side Eone. You can petition to have your own special corps when this is all over. The Dragon Corps of Engineers, the brickbees, or whatever name that you can come up with. Enlist the earth dragons that want to fight do most of the fighting while the rest of you focus on special construction projects.

      • That’s actually a really good perspective. There are other ways to serve that don’t involve being on the front lines.

    • But not if they have an inner warrior who just needs to be awakened… ~__^

      • Kobra

        That’s if there is one.

        • Kobra

          Looks like Red is going with the analogy that it is better to go with the people you know than the people you don’t. Even if the people you know admit that they’ll suck at it.

          • Indeed! Go with what you know.

  • Kobra

    Still one thing that worries me. Pacifists do make lousy warriors.

    • But not if they have an inner warrior who just needs to be awakened… ~__^

      • Kobra

        That’s if there is one.

  • Slasheredge

    Wow Lady red your making promises, and the last time you involved another species of Dragon she came back beat up, and kicking your ass. Man are insane? Also earth dragon built the city mean your bed room walls could crush you one night if you screw up.

    I’m your title, and fans can only het you so far. Well anyway Eone I hope you survive this. (Before jokes are made I have a soft spot for that earth draogn who uses her brains to get what she wants, and like the other is easy on the eyes. XD)

    Also Razor nice page, and that fan girl needs help.

    For lady red again if you some how are ever able to read this wether or not it’s in a filler, specail page, or some interdimesional meeting of worlds. Your pushing your luck, and if those pacifists snap all heck will break loose trust me.

    • I’m sure she wouldn’t have chosen these three if she didn’t have the utmost confidence in them. But then again, as other have pointed out, Lady Red’s promises might not have too solid a track record. We’ll find out whether it holds water or not..

      • Slasheredge

        Poor Earth dragons.

  • Crabby

    Look on the bright side Eone. You can petition to have your own special corps when this is all over. The Dragon Corps of Engineers, the brickbees, or whatever name that you can come up with. Enlist the earth dragons that want to fight do most of the fighting while the rest of you focus on special construction projects.

    • That’s actually a really good perspective. There are other ways to serve that don’t involve being on the front lines.

  • Eisenkrieg466

    heh, dragon Combat Engineers / Sappers. Very scary and cool.

    • There’s some untapped potential there. ~__^

  • somebody

    I really liked this week’s page! Maybe it’s because it’s got Lady Red in it, or maybe because Eone totally almost cried like a baby girl. By the way, I know realism isn’t what you’re going for, but if it was, then I’d tell you reptiles shed every 1-3 months, regardless of outside conditions.

    • I’ve been considering making molting closer to an annual or biannual process for my Dragons, though if it’s initiated before the new skin in ready, it can be quite uncomfortable.

  • MrAMP

    I can’t help but feel that Lady Red actually wants them to fail.

    • I’m not sure why. Her own career is riding on the Earth Dragons’ backs right now.

  • MrAMP

    I can’t help but feel that Lady Red actually wants them to fail.

    • I’m not sure why. Her own career is riding on the Earth Dragons’ backs right now.

  • Philip Bourque

    Ah crap, Red tempted fate. They are going to be so not fine, it isn’t even funny.

    • Lady Red might be looking at the bigger picture here. We’ll all find out together whether she knows what she’s doing.

  • Philip Bourque

    Ah crap, Red tempted fate. They are going to be so not fine, it isn’t even funny.

    • Lady Red might be looking at the bigger picture here. We’ll all find out together whether she knows what she’s doing.

  • Devian666

    Someone smell suicide mission or set up, because I do!

    • The smell might be a bit deceptive. Better to wait until it’s been in the oven for a while.

      • Mr. E

        Just don’t let it burn.

  • jmcallaway

    Well, having Earth Dragons in a cave–SURROUNDED BY ROCK–is actually a good idea. Lots of stuff to work with (bringing down the house, anyone?). Wonder if any of them can use tremors to sense where objects and people are like the Earthbenders from Avatar? No hiding in the dark for them Tigers then…

    • We might just find out. And my Dragons were bending the elements long before “Avatar” hit our screens. ^__^

  • Kobra

    Looks like Red is going with the analogy that it is better to go with the people you know than the people you don’t. Even if the people you know admit that they’ll suck at it.

    • Indeed! Go with what you know.

  • Kemanorel

    I think, lady Red needs rebuild something strategically important. Maybe in stinky sewers, where tigers fled?

    • They certainly are vulnerable, for anyone willing to put up with the stench and the filth. Maybe they thought that would be a deterrent on its own.

  • alex_longfur

    Definitely sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    • And the Palace Guard’s experienced cook is in the slammer right now.

      • alex_longfur

        How are they still a functioning society at war with another when the queen is going batshit crazy? And the Palace Guard just press ganged the labor force to protect the matriarch… Show me more!

  • alex_longfur

    Definitely sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    • And the Palace Guard’s experienced cook is in the slammer right now.

      • alex_longfur

        How are they still a functioning society at war with another when the queen is going batshit crazy? And the Palace Guard just press ganged the labor force to protect the matriarch… Show me more!

  • william

    so those three were drafted either because lady red had no time to interview the other earth dragons, or she was just too lazy to do so. will there be fanart of the draconians shedding their skin, in, like, a seductive way?

    • On the first question, more the first reason than the second. And as for the second question, I would certainly hope so! ^o^

  • razorburn645

    Hmmm for some reason I don’t believe Red when she says “they’ll be fine.”

    • But they ARE fine. Or, to better say it, they fiiiiiiine! ^o^

  • jay white

    a few comics from now “and it is our hope their sacrifice in the line of duty will inspire the same kind of courage ~ bla bla bla ~ more meat for the grinder”.

  • cy414

    a few comics from now “and it is our hope their sacrifice in the line of duty will inspire the same kind of courage ~ bla bla bla ~ more meat for the grinder”.

  • Tiron

    Dangit Red, you can’t SAY things like that! You’ve all but guaranteed that something bad will happen to at least one Earth Dragon!

    I have my theories about which, but I’m not going to say it, I already ruined one webcomic with my guesses and I’m not doing it again 😛

    • Aww, you know you wanna say it. ^__^

      • Tiron

        I do, but guessing the plot too shrewdly got a webcomic I read briefly suspended once, so now I’m skittish about it.

        • No danger of that here, I swear. I won’t say whether you’re wrong or right, but I do love to hear people muse about where they think the story’s gonna go. I have to bite my tongue a lot, but I love it when people guess right! ^o^

          • Tiron

            Oh. Well BDK Mat wasn’t quite so playful with it 😛

            I’m guessing Saph, actually. She’s most likely to be distracted by Red’s backside, and she’s also the cute happy one, so it’d have more impact.

            And Eone still gets to be there to chew Red out about it.

          • Interesting idea. We’ll find out who, if anyone, on Eone’s crew takes a dirt nap.

            See what I did there? ^__^

          • Tiron

            Luckily I’m immune to bad puns, thanks to years and years of a friend of mine bombarding me with them (he loved making people groan with them). 😉

  • Tiron

    Dangit Red, you can’t SAY things like that! You’ve all but guaranteed that something bad will happen to at least one Earth Dragon!

    I have my theories about which, but I’m not going to say it, I already ruined one webcomic with my guesses and I’m not doing it again 😛

    • Aww, you know you wanna say it. ^__^

      • Tiron

        I do, but guessing the plot too shrewdly got a webcomic I read briefly suspended once, so now I’m skittish about it.

        • No danger of that here, I swear. I won’t say whether you’re wrong or right, but I do love to hear people muse about where they think the story’s gonna go. I have to bite my tongue a lot, but I love it when people guess right! ^o^

          • Tiron

            Oh. Well BDK Mat wasn’t quite so playful with it 😛

            I’m guessing Saph, actually. She’s most likely to be distracted by Red’s backside, and she’s also the cute happy one, so it’d have more impact.

            And Eone still gets to be there to chew Red out about it.

          • Interesting idea. We’ll find out who, if anyone, on Eone’s crew takes a dirt nap.

            See what I did there? ^__^

          • Tiron

            Luckily I’m immune to bad puns, thanks to years and years of a friend of mine bombarding me with them (he loved making people groan with them). 😉

  • Xch3l

    Eone looks really cute when she’s angry, ain’t she? <3

    Also, good to read two consecutive pages on the same day ^v^ (I missed one, so today counts as double!).

    • Glad to have you back! And Eone’s cute in any mood. ^__^

  • Puffball

    Man, “Fortunate Son” really suits this and the last page XD “It ain’t me! It ain’t me! I ain’t no fortunate son~!”

    I’m pretty sure Red thinks it’s going to go swimmingly only if they manage to get Kilani alone and therefore outnumbered. I find myself really wanting this to happen, just to see what Obscura and Kilani would do or say. And if/when the Earth dragons find out, would they sympathize? There are two sides to every story, and the three Earth gals would be a perfect neutral party for this kind of thing to bring a new perspective.

    • Excellent insight, especially about the viewpoint of the Earth Dragons. Time might answer all those questions… ~__^

  • Puffball

    Man, “Fortunate Son” really suits this and the last page XD “It ain’t me! It ain’t me! I ain’t no fortunate son~!”

    I’m pretty sure Red thinks it’s going to go swimmingly only if they manage to get Kilani alone and therefore outnumbered. I find myself really wanting this to happen, just to see what Obscura and Kilani would do or say. And if/when the Earth dragons find out, would they sympathize? There are two sides to every story, and the three Earth gals would be a perfect neutral party for this kind of thing to bring a new perspective.

    • Excellent insight, especially about the viewpoint of the Earth Dragons. Time might answer all those questions… ~__^

  • Tech

    Just don’t bring any pictures of your wife and kids.

    • Huh?

      • Tech

        TV Tropes calls it the Fatal Family Photo. “Any soldier who brings along a picture of their family ends up Biting the Big One to make it more tragic”. By that logic, no picture=you’re invincible.

        • I’ll keep that in mind, then. ^__^

          • Mr. E

            Uh-Oh. ,8<[

  • Tech

    Just don’t bring any pictures of your wife and kids.

    • Huh?

      • Tech

        TV Tropes calls it the Fatal Family Photo. “Any soldier who brings along a picture of their family ends up Biting the Big One to make it more tragic”. By that logic, no picture=you’re invincible.

        • I’ll keep that in mind, then. ^__^

          • Mr. E

            Uh-Oh. ,8<[

  • Kobra

    Geesh, wear’s all the hate for Rad coming from?

    • sulka

      I hope she meets her father geshlan or hides inside the calera

    • It comes from you, the audience. I like to leave it up to the audience to decide who the good guys and bad guys are in this story. Those jeering Lady Red today might be cheering her next week. Hope you’ll continue to join us for the ride. ^__^

  • Kobra

    Geesh, wear’s all the hate for Rad coming from?

    • It comes from you, the audience. I like to leave it up to the audience to decide who the good guys and bad guys are in this story. Those jeering Lady Red today might be cheering her next week. Hope you’ll continue to join us for the ride. ^__^

  • sulka

    what would oscura do if gaias daughter learn earth magic by herself like toph taught herself to earth bend and escaped through the earth and come into the wild what will happen

    • I dunno, but Toph was one of my favorite characters on that show. Total badass!

      • The_Rippy_One

        Amen and HELL YEAH!

  • sulka

    what would oscura do if gaias daughter learn earth magic by herself like toph taught herself to earth bend and escaped through the earth and come into the wild what will happen

    • I dunno, but Toph was one of my favorite characters on that show. Total badass!

      • The_Rippy_One

        Amen and HELL YEAH!

  • sulka

    I hope she meets her father geshlan or hides inside the calera

  • Mr. E

    It pleases me to know that Red has good reasons why she drafted Eone’s group and has faith that they will be all right. THOSE kinds of bonds are what will end the war and lead the two tribes to a better tomorrow.

    • So maybe Lady Red might be able to effort a detente of some sort between the two by reaching across the great divide?

      • Mr. E

        Possibly.

  • Mr. E

    It pleases me to know that Red has good reasons why she drafted Eone’s group and has faith that they will be all right. THOSE kinds of bonds are what will end the war and lead the two tribes to a better tomorrow.

    • So maybe Lady Red might be able to effort a detente of some sort between the two by reaching across the great divide?

      • Mr. E

        Possibly.

  • CinnamonSalve

    …Wait…
    “One Brick of Sense”…
    Oh dear Goddess Razorfox, have I infected you with the Punnington Disease?
    I just hope they don’t resort to any mud-slinging on the next page…

    • Glad you noticed the pun! And as for more, I can work dirty if I need to. ^__^

  • CinnamonSalve

    …Wait…
    “One Brick of Sense”…
    Oh dear Goddess Razorfox, have I infected you with the Punnington Disease?
    I just hope they don’t resort to any mud-slinging on the next page…

    • Glad you noticed the pun! And as for more, I can work dirty if I need to. ^__^

  • Adam Carranco

    i like big buts i can not lie, the first panel testifys, to the shapely rump of the dragon’s bump so nice i can…

    • …so you can what? I wanna know! You got off to such a great start! Finish it, please! ^o^

  • Adam Carranco

    i like big buts i can not lie, the first panel testifys, to the shapely rump of the dragon’s bump so nice i can…

    • …so you can what? I wanna know! You got off to such a great start! Finish it, please! ^o^

  • Arjay

    That “I Promise” from Lady Red feels like Jake The Snake Roberts saying “Trust Me”.