Comic 263 - Psst!

16th Dec 2020, 12:00 AM
Psst!
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LegendaryLycanthrope 16th Dec 2020, 12:02 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
don't come back, don't come back, don't come back...

and look who's talking about a temper! that's how YOU got beat up by them
Indagare 16th Dec 2020, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
And what got two of three of them beaten up.
PeterVonBrown 16th Dec 2020, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Darkfang? No he got beat up for being unable to pay the rest of what he owed the CoyWolves. So they took the medallion as payment. What he told Floyd and Talbot had just been a cover for not wanting to admit the truth. And it can also be the truth - he did provoke them by not paying up.
quietbear 17th Dec 2020, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Well you did mention that one can become a werewolf through a number of ways And we do know that magic exists in this world but still... Just hope the kid didn't have to pay too heavy a price.
Indagare 17th Dec 2020, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Well you did mention that one can become a werewolf through a number of ways And we do know that magic exists in this world but still... Just hope the kid didn't have to pay too heavy a price.

I may be misunderstanding an earlier comment by Peter, but I think he may have a hard time becoming a citizen of Wolverton because of it.
PeterVonBrown 17th Dec 2020, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Yeah, none of the other ways had been feasible for Gavin, so he had to resort to "black magic" which his father had also used. That's not to suggest he didn't fear it, too. Not too heavy a price unless you count using it had been a frightening enough experience to stop altogether. As he says on page 129 Point Made. And yes, Indagare, that's one of a few factors.
Moonwolf 20th Dec 2020, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
weeeelll to be fair. After begging for one year and seeing every other possible way fail, i too probably would have resortet to black magic to become a Werewolf, at least it seemed that he had some knowlegde and healthy fear/respect for it and didnt go in blindly.

Question though: Did darkfang not bite him because he didnt want to or because Wolverton has laws against that kind of things? or maybe both.





PeterVonBrown 21st Dec 2020, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Indeed, he didn't do it willy-nilly. And yes, he ran out of options and had to quell his desire to be a 'wolf.

Both, and more. Wolvertonians don't 'make' new werewolves as a rule. Since it cannot be undone, it's cruel to be stuck with it should the person come to regret their action (or especially if done without consent). Gavin consented, yes, but add that he asked Darkfang to bite him at age 13, and we can see why Darkfang wouldn't do it.
Moonwolf 22nd Dec 2020, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
Alright, fair, but that brings up another question.

What if he were of legal age or older, like 22 or more and still would wish and consent to being a werewolf? Would there be somekind of way that wolverton would approve that? maybe something like in the form of applying for citizenship or something else?

PeterVonBrown 22nd Dec 2020, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Specifically to Gavin, even if he were older, Wolvertonians don't make werewolves willy-nilly. Anyone who wants to be one has to understand that it's not reversible by any method, that shifting hurts a great deal, that it's not easy to control at first, and a litany of other factors to consider. It can't be entered into lightly. So Darkfang would still have been reluctant to give him lycanthropy. However, Gavin has other snafus which prevent him from becoming a Wolvertonian besides his age. Yes, they're shown/seeded in the comic already, albeit subtly.

Incidentally, you mentioned age 22. Early to mid-twenties - that's when Regenerative Longevity kicks in. Yes, if you're beyond that age when you acquire lycanthropy it kicks in from the get go, no more than a year after.
Indagare 17th Dec 2020, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Indagare
Hey Peter, does anything special happen to 'wolves during a solar or lunar eclipse?
PeterVonBrown 17th Dec 2020, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
I will admit that I'd not given this a thought. I'll start to, though. I just might be able to work one into a major event WAY down the road (don't hold your breath, there's lots more to reveal before said event arrives. We'll see what happens. :)
LegendaryLycanthrope 18th Dec 2020, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
i imagine much awooing to be had during those events
Indagare 18th Dec 2020, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
I will admit that I'd not given this a thought. I'll start to, though. I just might be able to work one into a major event WAY down the road (don't hold your breath, there's lots more to reveal before said event arrives. We'll see what happens. :)

I was just more curious than anything else, especially since the Solar eclipse involves the moon blotting out the sun temporarily and thus could (theoretically) force a change, while the Lunar eclipse involves blotting out the moon and thus could force 'wolves into human form.


i imagine much awooing to be had during those events

There certainly could be, depending on what happens.
PeterVonBrown 18th Dec 2020, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
Solar Eclipse as you describe wouldn't affect Wolvertonians. They're "always" in their wolf forms. Lunar Eclipse as you describe they'd hate, of course. I've poked around on the 'net a little. Still thinking about it - either one. If I do decide to go with it as an event it will do something beyond forced shifting. It will also be something of my own, since there's no real precedent and it's make-believe.
Indagare 19th Dec 2020, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Indagare
Solar Eclipse as you describe wouldn't affect Wolvertonians. They're "always" in their wolf forms. Lunar Eclipse as you describe they'd hate, of course. I've poked around on the 'net a little. Still thinking about it - either one. If I do decide to go with it as an event it will do something beyond forced shifting. It will also be something of my own, since there's no real precedent and it's make-believe.

No, but imagine the poor 'wolves outside Wolverton! Still, no matter what, it's a bit fun to imagine. You probably already know that in at least Norse culture the solar and lunar eclipses were seen as being due to wolves 'eating' the sun and moon.

It's cool. I've seen some images of 'wolves under those "Blood Moon Eclipses" going super big and buff as well. As you said, there's no precedent, so whatever you want to have happen is what happens (if anything).
LegendaryLycanthrope 18th Dec 2020, 10:11 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
so is there only one shop per type of service in wolverton or can there be more than one offering the same service, like more than one bane shop or electronics store, etc.?

because if you need another bane store name, i just thought of one - Huff n' Puff - not only does it perfectly match the activity being sold, it also ties into kind-of-werewolf-but-not-really-werewolf stuff
PeterVonBrown 19th Dec 2020, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
The answer depends on what type of shop. You might have noticed each hamlet has its own General Store. Each hamlet also has its own pizza parlor (right now there is no 'wolf owned pizza place). As for bane, there's just the one in the hub, Bisclavret Hamlet. As a rule of paw, if it's a "specialty" shop such as electronics or phones or whatnot, there is only one, and those types will also be found in Bisclavret. Fur Dressers are a notable exception - there are a few around town. But as you know, Mabel is trying to get shop owner status. If she does, it will not stop the other fur dressers from running. So in that sense there can be more than one offer of services as well. But on the whole, specialty stuff pretty much exists in Bisclavret only.
LegendaryLycanthrope 19th Dec 2020, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
LegendaryLycanthrope
but you agree the name is eminently clever and punny, yes? and exactly how many hamlets are there? i know bisclavret and vaud, but i can guess there are probably more
PeterVonBrown 21st Dec 2020, 4:27 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
There are seven hamlets:
Hammond, Watuma, Bisclavret, Vaud, Ossory, Thiess, Moeris
All the names have appeared in the comic.
PeterVonBrown 21st Dec 2020, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
PeterVonBrown
And yes, it's exactly the kind of name that would be in the wolfie town. :)