Dragons and Silk

High fantasy with some naked folk.
Air Time
Air Time
21st Nov 2017, 12:04 AM in By the Horns
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
Author Notes:
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This page took a while to draw. I wonder if it feels as fun as intended. It's hard to tell, you kind of get too close when drawing them.
User comments:
DocMesa
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DocMesa
I love this page - it's so dynamic and bouncy. Tia leaping and jumping all over the place like a happy sword waving pinball. :D
view
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view
Good to hear!
Sheela
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Sheela
Well, Tia certainly seems to be enjoying her4self, and I suspect Captain Skye is too on some level.

As for me, I'm definitely enjoying this page. :)
view
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Who knows, Skye's a stoic sort.
Sheela
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Sheela
Right, stoic.
But that doesn't mean she cannot have emotions.

In fact, considering how angry she was with the guard captain, and how much she blushed when Guinevere called her a "sexy babe", I rather suspect that Captain Skye isn't nearly as stoic as she wants to be. :D
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Yup!
chrystal_dark
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chrystal_dark
Wait, isn't that cheating? They're supposed to be sparing with wooden training swords not using eldritch "Sufficiently advanced technology" against each other!
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view
As long as it's not a headshot!
Lee M
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Lee M
Took me a little while to work out what the lettering in the penultimate panel said. As far as I can make out, "To block out the summer, the sun must fall behind the endless clouds."
view
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view
She's fast-casting, so everyone else would have a hard time figuring out what she's saying, too.
kanada
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kanada
As a former high-school debater, the idea of mages slinging spells more quickly by spreading is very amusing.
cattservant
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cattservant
The Captain is going to refrigerate Tia's ardor!
Sheela
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Sheela
You think she's about to giver Tia a cold shoulder ?
Bellar
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Bellar
I think the chill will strike lower than her shoulders.
cattservant
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cattservant
She's breaking out the fridge magnets.
Sheela
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Sheela
I knew it - Magnets !
I mean, how do they even work?
Ebonbolt
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Ebonbolt
Magic.
Lyon
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Lyon
The fighting instinct is strong in both of these ladies!
Arcane (Guest)
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Methinks Tia is underestimating Skye, that fastcasting screams having a few cards up her nonexistent sleeves, which panels two and three kinda confirms. And four has Tia a little surprised at the nimble moves.

Loving this, View! Really curious about how the system and its magic works too.
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Level matters a lot...
Stormalong (Guest)
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I love the casting phrases. It reminds me of Chanters from Pillars of Eternity!
Guest (Guest)
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I love Tia's feet in particular in the last panel, they are so perfectly realistic in dirt deposits. :)
view
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That was a fun thing to make!
TeeKay
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TeeKay
Those discs... Like the battery in the beginning, only smaller?
kanada
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kanada
Probably more like the disc scrolls Venne uses to repair the shield, though it's likely the battery is just a bigger version of the same thing.

edit: the battery is DEFINITELY a bigger version of the same thing, as shown here (http://dragonsandsilk.thecomicseries.com/comics/24)
Sheela
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Sheela
Lets not forget that Skye has a lot of Spirit, so she can use some high level magic / fancy weapons ... ie. her fancy hand. :D
TeeKay
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TeeKay
Looks like she's using three circles for the current spell. Or at least there's three visible in the 2nd last panel.

This might sting a bit, considering whatever she's doing is probably going to be more concentrated than Venne's fireball that was cast using four circles...
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view
This spell takes 6 circles, she's finishing the chant in the next frame... although that's not critical to know. :)
TeeKay
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TeeKay
Ah, but that's interesting :) I was actually wondering if the circles appear as the cast progresses, or as soon as you start the cast and then just get powered up or something.

Six circles though... Sounds like it'll pack a bunch alright.
marmelmm
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marmelmm
Love Tia's undies! It's almost as if they're digitally painted on! ;-)
Jst56strong
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Jst56strong
This magic system is cool af. The arm pop had good set up.