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She is so excited to make new friends, and save them from imminent death. Today has been great for the lizard lady.
Wait you gotta tell us the name of this demon bc I already love them.
Or at least pronouns so I can gush properly
Her pronouns are she/her!
Never imagined they would be rescued by a moneky thing with elemental earth powers but a rescue is a rescue I suppose. Cant wait to see how would that turn out. Now it’s time to go back to Jim, rupert and lorane’s adventure in wonderland.
Those eyes are *wild*… you had FUN designing them, didn’t you, Kory?
I love the new monke demon friend. I think I shall attach all my love and care to them now
Is this guy a… dragon? Or from Wonderland, maybe?
They have Graboids in Wonderland??
I’m guessing a Demon based on the lack of wings and the hotpants.
That would tie this into Jim and Lornes childhood adventures fairly well. Maybe that’s a jabberwok? Or the thing that lives off the path through the wonderland woods?
I got a good feeling aboit this new girl.
Not to be ungrateful, but… A rescue by whose standards? XD
This could still lead to… Things…
Is this a jabberwocky? :O
Nah, skin deep jabberwockies have wings and have seahorse-ish heads.
Well that was unexpected.
Can you draw a duck/beaver griffon?
Isn’t that just a platypus with wings? ;p
neither duck nor beaver have venomous glands (the male platypus have venom in their legs, non lethal, but causing lot of pain).
yes, the real animal is weirder than a griffon.
“Congratulations, you are being rescued, please do not resist.”
I don’t know who that is but I know that I love them
I feel safer already.
There are perhaps many beings that want to escape hell, or this could be one that arrived after being specifically sent to lend assistance to Michelle and saw that Bloodcarver is also helping, so.. Help two instead of one?
Either way certainly looks possibly from wonderland that has been trapped in hell for some time and now sees a means of escape, but I’m suspecting greatly that the price for such assistance will be a steep one.
Given that this fellow is wearing wristbands and fricken hotpants, I doubt they’re a local. Or if they are, they can leave hell on their own I’m assuming.
Curious as to this creature’s identity, species, and where it picked up the greeting “howdy.” That’s probably not a common one in Dis.
Kory, what’s a webcomic (other than yours) that you feel doesn’t get the love it deserves?
Yes, you should totally trust this stranger with the wristbands, tail band, feet gloves, and pink/purple hotpants.
I only just met them and I’d trust them with my life.
I dunno….I have to say she shoulda changed her face a bit for me to believe her. Then again, judging books by their cover has been a rotten method, even if it was Michael Whelan that one time. Ugh.
HAH! That’s spot on! So many Whelan-cover books that I was disappointed by as a young fantasy/dragon fan…
Are there any critters from the Pacific Northwest that you haven’t had a chance to draw yet?
I… like this guy/gal already.
COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.
Apparently the gecko lady uses she/her pronouns. Awesome!
I like her too. Her eyes are really cool!
That mouth almost looks like a taniwha in typical depictions… But I would be surprised if that is what our new friend here is, especially given the earth powers when they are usually associated with water (though there are tales of them carving our channels and causing landslides). Bring on the new chapter to solve the mystery!
So two big questions:
1) What would you be willing to tell us about the dimensions? In the drawing near the start of this chapter it looks like there are around 11. We know of three: Dis, Wonderland, and the Spirit Realm. I’ve been super curious ever since Wonderland was introduced to know if Oz is one of them as well.
2) What’s the difference between a ghost and a shade?
I reckon Oz, like the Avalon in Liverpool, and Wonderland, is a large avalon somewhere in America. I don’t see why there are only eleven “places” (I can’t call them dimensions as a Mathematician, it’s just not the right word in my head), I’m sure there are plenty more.
Dis is a world borrowed from one of the Religions of the Book (don’t remember which one, but a Christian one) and is a level of Hell. Look it up on Wikipedia!
Wonderland is both an Avalon and another plane, so I thought Oz could be the same thing. It might not be limited to America, though (in one story Dorothy and her Uncle Henry are on a trip to Australia and Dorothy gets swept overboard and eventually ends up in Oz via Nonestica).
On the third page of this chapter Kori drew the Earth and the planes that either intersect/bisect it or are closely adjacent to it. I tried to count them and came up with 11, though I can’t be sure I didn’t miss one or double-count.
Dis comes from “The Divine Comedy” and encompasses the sixth through the ninth circles of Hell.
I already love this character. <3
I knew where I had seen those eyes before!!!
This is making me even more wildly curious.
So did this nightcrawler-looking gal siphon Michelle’s magic to make that dome, or was her sudden case of the vapours caused by something else? Do the denizens of hell just see her as a giant walking battery now that she’s tapped into the sphinx magic-source-thingy?
It’s possible that Michelle was sensing the huge amount of magic this involves and got temporarily overwhelmed. It’s also possible that their rescuer caused Michelle to feel temporarily dizzy to keep her from moving too much.
What are you, and why are you clinging to the roof of the thing you made like Queen Gohhma before attacking Link?
Hm! Something people would think is impossible like a half-dragon half-demon? Half-chimeras are impossible after all, so we know how much that word matters. Maybe word is out here but everyone isn’t chill with it, or there aren’t many who know but they have a friend or family member involved in this somehow. Idk!
Come to think of it we still don’t know who let the shade of Michelle’s Father out, do we?
ok, that one’s right up there with “Hi, Rose. I’m the Doctor. Run for your life!”
You are being rescued! Do not resist!
So, not Michelle’s mum then. Though, there’s a certain amount of purple.
All caught up..
Well, ok then. I’m sure this won’t go terribly wrong. :)