Chapter 15, page 3

August 9th, 2018, 11:00 pm

User Comments:

Guesticus (Guest), August 10th, 2018, 12:13 am     Reply

Queenlock said it might be the Final Session because it may be the most painful, as in, you are not expected to survive

Dragonrider, August 10th, 2018, 12:38 am     Reply

She is proud of Tirin for not quitting but still recognizes she may not survive the ordeal, Not sure what Sampson, Billy and Aunt would do if she doesn't survive. (But then we know she does at least until the impotent wonder shows up with super fleet, including a half a dozen functioning Death Stars.

ems (Guest), August 10th, 2018, 3:38 am     Reply

How does getting hit by magical lightning help one to become a magician? Following the same logic, getting hit by a car does not turn anybody into a good driver. Or is it precisely not logical or understandable BECAUSE it is magic?

Ganurath (Guest), August 10th, 2018, 8:47 am     Reply

@ems: You can't manipulate that which you aren't aware of. The... stimulus likely opens up mental pathways that would otherwise be locked.

Merceneiress, August 10th, 2018, 8:47 am     Reply

@ems: an attempt to answer this question will be made on the next page, but the other question is whether Mistress is truly doing what everyone thinks she is supposed to be doing.

@Guesticus: Yup, you got it. Or it could mean Mistress wants it to last longer...

@Dragonrider: You're right, but remember, the wonder has not had his forced impotency happen yet...

Merceneiress, August 10th, 2018, 8:55 am     Reply

@Ganurath: You got it! That was coming in the next page with a bit more...

Guesticus (Guest), August 10th, 2018, 10:45 am     Reply

Yeah, Lil Tir has the potential to be a finger-wriggler, this just jumpstarts it (or burns it out, along with her life force)
Kinda reminded of a now non-canon Star Wars story concerning Han's three kids (Jaina, Jacen and Anakin), Anakin is just a kid (about the age of Lil Tir in the original version, maybe younger) butt he has the ability to 'repair' machines using the force, his older siblings bring him a machine that isn't working to fix, he examines it, says it's "a little melty" inside, attempts to fix it and ends up making it "a lot melty"
Fortunately we know Queenlock doesn't make Lil Tir "a lot melty" inside, just wonder how much smoke will end up coming out of her ears though :P

Ganurath (Guest), August 10th, 2018, 9:03 pm     Reply

So, I've worked the symbols in Queenlock's speech into a numeric cipher from the unfamiliar text font, save for the possibility that items 16 and 17 are a single symbol. Anyone know a good way to decipher random numeric substitution?

Edit: Never mind, got it.

May the forces of magic rise within this child... rise to the surface!

Edit2: Wait a minute, I recognize that S symbol! This is Blambot's Wizardspeak font, isn't it?

Merceneiress, August 10th, 2018, 11:43 pm     Reply

@Ganurath: WOW! You got it! Dang, you're good! Do you have your own comic (or work at Blambot)?

Merceneiress, August 10th, 2018, 11:49 pm     Reply

@Guesticus: I like that comparison --- I wish they would have incorporated some of those non-canon Star Wars stories into the movies...

Ganurath (Guest), August 11th, 2018, 12:28 am     Reply

@Merceneiress: No, but I once decoded a note in the same font from another webcomic, Last Res0rt, a week short of five years ago. I used the same process then, and one of the other commentators provided a link to the font. It was long enough ago that I'd forgotten, which is why I did it manually this time too.

Edit: I'm sorry, but that first your should be a you're.

Edit 2: Thank you.

Merceneiress, August 11th, 2018, 8:49 am     Reply

@Ganurath: haha you're right! awesome

Guesticus (Guest), August 12th, 2018, 12:13 pm     Reply

Is this what Witchlock did to Abby all those years ago? o_O

Ganurath (Guest), August 13th, 2018, 6:40 pm     Reply

@Guesticus: Nah, the translation says this is more of a remedial conditioning sort of ritual. Abby, unlike Tirin, was a magical prodigy.

Guesticus (Guest), August 14th, 2018, 12:44 am     Reply

@Ganurath: sounded more like it is awakening her abilities, or bringing them to the surface
Was Abby a prodigy before or after the Ritual?
A prodigy is simply someone with a tremendous talent, not necessarily an innate or natural ability. It's kinda like a fancy word for 'extremely proficient'

Merceneiress, August 14th, 2018, 8:09 am     Reply

@Guesticus: Abby's magic ability developed without the ritual. Salock took her under her wing, grooming her to eventually take over when old enough, until she lashed out and pissed off Salock.

Guesticus (Guest), August 14th, 2018, 10:09 am     Reply

@Merceneiress: thank you, so Abby never had to go though this?

Every now and then, will take a dip in the archives, an just want to say, every time Tirin has had an image change, you have provided an in-world explanation for it (not with Lil Tir though, originally she had a slightly different nose, everything else is the same)

Dragonrider, August 14th, 2018, 6:01 pm     Reply

See we have new cover art She seems to be in the mood to shove the hogleg up the Emperors ass and see how many times she can pull the trigger before his body is not useful as a silencer anymore, so she turns to Ephraim as the next candidate. Question when they get back this far will Flynn be around anywhere?

Merceneiress, August 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm     Reply

@Guesticus: Yes, the original little Tirin was a different model. I tried to model the current lil Tirin to match the original, but you're right --- doesn't completely match. Perhaps the new timeline has altered her nose a bit :)

@Dragonrider: Glad you liked the new cover art! Yeah, I figured it was time for a change and you typified her expression brilliantly.

Guesticus (Guest), August 15th, 2018, 6:03 am     Reply

@Merceneiress: an easy solution: have a flashback to one of Lil Tir's training sessions (after the time-split) where she gets her nose splattered :D

Dabs doesn't look too 'put out' by the demands of being the Queen's stand-in (just as long as they don't try and pull the same shit that ended up with her in the Trials)

New cover art? What new cover art? o_O

Merceneiress, August 15th, 2018, 8:48 am     Reply

@Guesticus: haha I'll think about it. Cover art for smackjeeves page

Guesticus (Guest), August 15th, 2018, 10:20 am     Reply

@Merceneiress: always come here direct, manually entering the address
Any way to save that image?

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