Comic 209 - Scryers

3rd Dec 2019, 11:00 PM
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LegendaryLycanthrope 4th Dec 2019, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
trevor's expression in panel 11 is really funny - it's like a cross of being freaked out and one of those 'why did i get out of bed this morning?' expressions
PeterVonBrown 4th Dec 2019, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Glad you enjoy it. :)
Indagare 4th Dec 2019, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
Is all magic 'dark arts' here?
PeterVonBrown 4th Dec 2019, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
For the purposes of the comic, I've decided that magic all falls under the umbrella of "Dark Arts". Magic itself's hard to avoid, given the fantasy of turning into human-wolf hybrids and curses and the like. So I had to include it, but I'm trying to play it down. Not much mention beyond werewolf turnings and little objects like the scryers. Partly because magic makes it "all too easy" without a good set of laws/rules/limitations in place. Partly because my novels have all dealt with magic in one form or another, so I've had my fill of creating said parameters in various forms. And partly because it can just get silly. In the comic's world, think of magic in this way - you certainly CAN hold onto a fork and shove it into an electric socket... but why WOULD you?
Indagare 5th Dec 2019, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Ah, okay. I ask because it tends to bug me when all of something is seen as evil even when it's clearly not the case (see our poor 'wolves). I hate to think that all magic (and by extension mages) are seen as evil here, even when the effects (or people) are neutral or clearly benign.
LegendaryLycanthrope 7th Dec 2019, 3:47 AM edit delete reply
so, this legendary scryer that can do both audio and that going to be showing up in future pages? because stuff like that doesn't usually get mentioned unless it's going to show up later on...or has it shown up already? it going to turn out to be that bowl the coywolves use to contact their boss?
PeterVonBrown 7th Dec 2019, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
It is indeed the one already shown in the possession of the CoyWolves. It's not the bowl, but the stone that Cliff stirred around in the bowl of water. Can be any water in a vessel (not counting a lake or a river or something - has to be "contained".) They use the big bowl for a bigger image. The Boss has the other end of this one-of-a-kind scryer (as each scryer of any sort consists of two "mates" of magically connected stones). Fun note: On Page 98 we see this scryer and it has two different symbols on either side of a line with two circles at its ends. As opposed to the one depicted on this page which has the same symbol on either side (albeit a mirror image). The two circles represent the stones and the line the connection between them. The 'wave' symbol (as shown here) indicates sound.