Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Contained
Contained
27th Mar 2020, 8:55 PM in Breath
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
Author Notes:
view
edit delete
view
Poof! ... I hope it's clear what happened. It should be clear to binge-readers, but for people keeping up day to day, it might be confusing.
User comments:
ShoShone
edit delete reply
ShoShone
Well, we had sort of an explanation for how one ghost wasn't all drowny.

Then Venne told Tia they were all fixed. But not really much of an explanation as to how that was accomplished. Like, there's Lady Silverblade but she's not all blue. Didn't show Guin giving her any attention before.



They were wearing ghost clothing all this time? Nobody mentioned that before.

And, yes, we do want to see Venne naked more often.
Guest (Guest)
edit delete reply
The ghost clothing disappearing makes sense to me. Sort of. I still don't have a grip on how much of the spirit stuff is an illusion. All of it? Do spirits kill you by making you believe you're drowning?

But I don't understand why Lady Silverblade still exists. I thought these spirits only reflected your desires because of the trance thing in the brothel, and that's gone now.
jmkool
edit delete reply
It appears that spirits have the power to make things real if you believe in them (all Matrix-like, the mind makes it real). But only within their realm (the spirit circle thing whose edges are marked by the mushrooms). Thus, if you believe in the clothes they hand you, clothes! (until you leave) If you believe they can drag you into the floor and drown you in solid ground, well... that sucks.

EDIT: Also to how she's fixed, or any of the spirits are fixed... a wizard did it? So happens one is in this traveling party.
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
Technically, there were three mages … so plenty of wizards around to make it happen. 😁
(-)_(.) kadaka!
edit delete reply
(-)_(.) kadaka!
And that explains the mysterious bra or dress strap, it kept changing based on Venne's thinking about her clothing, when not paying attention the details wandered.

BTW Lady Silverblade would look great in a chain mail bikini. :)
ShoShone
edit delete reply
ShoShone
No, it doesn't. You're picking on view just to be silly. He already said he forgot; went back and fixed it.

And nobody ever explained how ghost clothing is even a thing or ever made any sense of it.
view
edit delete reply
view
Even though Tia threw a fashion show?
ShoShone
edit delete reply
ShoShone
Venne didn't explain how the ghosts got fixed.
(-)_(.) kadaka!
edit delete reply
(-)_(.) kadaka!
The apparitions showed up as people wanted with clothing, the demon-ish manifestation suddenly had beautiful clothes for Venne. And there was the jewelry that could have used pierced nipples if Venne wanted.
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
To be fair, if a spirit can manifest human bodies, manifesting clothes shouldn't be an issue.

The real question then, is if the clothes were "alive" then ?
Kinda like that one Spiderman costume that eventually fused with Eddie Brock and became Venom.
Cuddle Lion
edit delete reply
Cuddle Lion
You mean the mind bending parasite from outer space? Living clothing never turns out well. Think of the cleaning issues. What do you feed a living outfit? do they get thirsty?
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
What if it wants to be a light summerdress, when you need work clothes ?
NatTag (Guest)
edit delete reply
The Return of Lady Silverblade?

On another note, she looks upset in the first panel. Do they have to leave the spirit behind?
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
She does look annoyed in the first panel, but maybe that's because she cannot go on adventures with Guinevere ?
She's essentially trapped in the circle.

The clothes disappearing is a reminder what will happen if she tries to cross over.
jmkool
edit delete reply
As a reader that's along for the ride, I assure you that I understood instantly what was going on. The scene where they got fancy new threads from the spirits wasn't that long ago.

Meanwhile, someone's grumpy at having to stay behind...
view
edit delete reply
view
Good, good!
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
It is curious that it was ok in the Warding Circle though .. maybe it's because clothes aren't supposed to be intelligent, so it didn't realise that it was supposed to be gone ? Where as when it goes outside the magic circle, it simply looses the spirit energy that keeps it together.

That said, if it's made of spirit, wouldn't it be mallable inside of the circle ?
Ie. it could morph and change to the desires of the user ?
(-)_(.) kadaka!
edit delete reply
(-)_(.) kadaka!
Hungry grumpy people, please have some warm Faux Chili!
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
ooOhh … that does look delicious. 😁
...(RockB)
edit delete reply
...(RockB)
What's faux about it? It has everything I'd expect a chili to have, what am I missing?
(-)_(.) kadaka!
edit delete reply
(-)_(.) kadaka!
What is really chili can be hotly debated and the flavoring is mild. But it is tasty, good w/ shredded cheese on top, easy to make.
merle
edit delete reply
merle
I'm just going to enjoy this page for what it is.

Poor spirit, though.
Sable Phoenix
edit delete reply
Love both Guin and Silverblade's expressions as they're sneaking a goodbye kiss. And the coloring on Silverblade's hair is gorgeous.
Lee M
edit delete reply
Lee M
Just a kiss? Depends how long the others take to find their clothes, I guess.

And then... (sings) "My cart will go on..."
Oldarmourer (Guest)
edit delete reply
You...slap yourself...now...you know why...(mostly for beating me to it :P)
Sheela
edit delete reply
Sheela
In panel 4, Guinevere is getting off the beaten path. 😁