Comic 513 - I can't lose here

29th Jun 2017, 6:00 PM in Chapter Eight
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513 - I can't lose here
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

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rufiangel 29th Jun 2017, 6:00 PM edit delete
rufiangel
Happy Thursday! :D

Yep, all you peeps who called it can have fun doing the 'I told you so' dance XD

Man, I haven't drawn Cain in so long, I wonder if everyone even remembers this guy exists :'D

I hope you enjoy today's update! With any luck, I'll have something on Friday Flare tomorrow. Otherwise, see you on Monday with the next update! :D Thanks as always for reading <3

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Comments:

mjkj 29th Jun 2017, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
*lol* Seia, you had to think that... =P

Go, Kylie!!!!

*lol* that look on battlemage's face - priceless - and crikey, indeed... =D <3

@alt text: yes, I hear it...


*hugs Rufi* thank you for the update :D <3

@A/N: Yeah, who is that guy in panel 3??? (j/k) ;)


*looking forward to the next update / FridayFlare*

rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Sorry, I forgot about Friday Flare... -v-;;;

And poor Cain, lol XD
mjkj 3rd Jul 2017, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Yeah, I saw that there was no update... - though I just hope you are fine =)

Indeed, poor Cain, left alone in that dark hole...

Headgamer 29th Jun 2017, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Called it!
*Dances*

I mean, it was set up too perfectly NOT to happen. :P
Proxy170 30th Jun 2017, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
YES!!! I knew we weren't crazy to think this would happen! *High five* XD
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Proxy: You're still a crazy bunch of lovables XD <3
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
@Headgamer: Chapter 7 is almost entirely a set-up for Chapter 8 XD
MST3KFan 29th Jun 2017, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Ugh. That timing, Seia. XP

Knew Kylie would do this. It was her only real available option other than give up, and Kylie is way too stubborn to do that.

Course this might create a bunch more issues for her now.
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
She did feel rather like this was her best worst option of the lot XD;

At least it's better than some decision points in Telltale Games, right? :'D (Like 'Kill Cain. / Kill Balzac.' And failing to pick either gets you shot. Yep.)
Gladewalker 29th Jun 2017, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
Gladewalker
CRIKEY STRIKES BACK

Poor Seia, just when he was hoping. Hope this doesn't turn sour though.

HUHU BBY CAIN NEEDS PROTECTION
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
"Hope this doesn't turn sour though." Nehehehehehehehe

And aww, he's behind bars, that's pretty safe right? XD
Jarvi 29th Jun 2017, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Surprise! And oops, that means problems ^^'
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
:D Solve the problem by making an even bigger problem, YEAH, JRPG-style!
JC Webcomics 30th Jun 2017, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
JC Webcomics
Poor Seia, I don't see this ending well, no matter how badass Kylie may be.

And I would never forget about Cain
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
D'aww, I'm so happy for Cain!~ <3 XD (I hope I don't forget how to draw him)

Some things may not have immediate consequences, but we'll seeee... ;)
Proxy170 30th Jun 2017, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Aww Kylie and Cain~~ <3 I sure hope the party stays together though so Kylie is at least in a little less danger.
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
At the moment, I suppose they're all apart, so... :')
We'll see about the party staying together... hehehehe <3
HeSerpenty 30th Jun 2017, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
WELP so much for that, huh? Guess she's not hiding that fact from nobody now! X"D

It's great how you've tied in all these scenes! ANd great to see Cain again!
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yep, it wasn't enough to just reveal it to a couple of people, she had to broadcast it in front of a whole stadium full of people <3 ;D

And thank you very much! ;v;* it can be hard transitioning between all these different goings-on so I appreciate knowing it's working so far, yay <33
Haegan2005 30th Jun 2017, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Haegan2005
Well, things just got interesting for the priest. I think she caught him pretty flat footed here.
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
He certainly didn't expect her to have a trump card like *that* up her torn sleeve XD
Seabiscuit 30th Jun 2017, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Ohhh that's SO badass, I love that grin!!

Ahh... Too bad, Seia, but a precious muffin needs rescue!
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Yay, so happy you like it when Kylie decides to bust a move XD

D'aw, a precious muffin <3 XD Cain is called all manner of (literally) sweet things!
KAM 30th Jun 2017, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
KAM
:-D
Anthony Gresham 1st Jul 2017, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Time for Ellis; that black mage guy, and Archer to show up with drinks and snacks.
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hey, I'm happy to see Ellis is still remembered despite his super brief appearance! <3 We'll see him again, hehe. ;) Though perhaps not quite with drinks and snacks... XD;;;

(Though this is a good intermission and commercial break time, eh? ;D)
Crestlinger 1st Jul 2017, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Froze him in shock.
Chanting text guess: 'Tower of ice.' 'Sharpen my Lethiace that flows within me.'
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That is a very close guess! I can't recall the rest of it off the top of my head but the first one is 'Thorn of ice', actually. ;D Super close!
vauxhall 1st Jul 2017, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
vauxhall
I'm a fairly new reader and I wanted to say I've really been enjoying the comic so far!
I'm curious as to what will happen now that Kylie has revealed to pretty much the whole city that she's a Lethian knight...
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thank you vauxhall!! <3 ;v;* I'm very glad you're enjoying this so far! <33
Let me just say that the immediate consequences may not be felt as much as delayed ones, regarding that... ;D
I hope you continue to enjoy the series as we roll along <333
Just_IDD 2nd Jul 2017, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
I wish kylie would have just froze the blockhead rather than rebuilding her blade. Putting the battle mage on ice restraint would have left him cooling his heels. And no amount of buffing his resistance to attack would help him since it's an indirect attack.
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
All the ice-puns are nice-puns XD <3

This isn't explicitly expressed in-comic (yet? perhaps?) but Kylie had to rebuild her blade in order to cast anything else after that; she's learnt to use the blade as a conduit of sorts, and she needs it to aim. :) But don't worry, she's not going to just stand around and let Balzac admire her pretty new blade-sculpture XD
The Accidental Ninja 2nd Jul 2017, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
*Is concerned*

I've decided I really like this guy, just for the fact that he said "crikey!" xD
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aww Kat, didja know that's the first thing he said on his intro page? XD Funnily enough, judging from your comment on his first appearance... that 'crikey' wasn't enough to earn your approval! Lolol XD Though to be fair, he's had more time on-screen now for you to make a different call XD <3
The Accidental Ninja 7th Jul 2017, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
I did remember that, but it takes more than one "crikey" to convince me xDD
Matt Knab 2nd Jul 2017, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Yaaaaay! I wonder how many times she can do that? Just thinking if the ice sword breaks in combat too.
Gilrandir 2nd Jul 2017, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
We would have to see the numbers to know if this was a viable strategy, but assuming the fatigue and cooldowns permit it, Kylie could theoretically get past his defenses this way.

With Power Lust up: Create Ice Blade, Triple Strength Heaven's Wrath (Ice Blade breaks), repeat

See if that does enough damage to drop him before he can heal enough to compensate. ^_^
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Technically that's a workable stategy! The only possible concerns being the cooldown for 'Ice Blade' being fairly long, and also quite high in Spirit consumption to craft in the first place (less so to maintain it). However, not to worry - since Kylie's let the Lethiace-cat out of the bag, she's got a lot more than Heaven's Wrath she can dish out, now... ;)
mjkj 3rd Jul 2017, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
Oh, Lethiace is a cat??? =O
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm happy you're happy!! :D <33

'Ice Blade' has a long cooldown, though usually she'll manage to keep it intact long enough before needing to cast it again. Aaand the blade is totally breakable, yes. XD; But it has automatic elemental damage (same effect as using 'Ice Breath'). Using this means that Kylie has Spirit drained at a constant rate in order to maintain it, so you might guess she's not going to stick around and wait now XD
CiciEnixa 2nd Jul 2017, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
Yaaaay, I told you it'd be awesome! :D And I told you peeps would like it (and analyzing how well this is gonna go, it seems XDDD)

Here's to hoping a quick fight on Kylie's favor!!! Go Kylie, you da knight!
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I'm very glad, now I don't have to go and activate Rufi-alpaca terror upon you XD thank you dear <33

And your bets have been acknowledged! Kylie is certainly a nice knight. ;D
TheElectricEstoc 3rd Jul 2017, 5:31 AM edit delete reply
Eh? Who's Cain?
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Oh gosh, make Cain's piteous sobs in response to this staaahp XD
DLKmusic 3rd Jul 2017, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
It has to be said...

She don't care, what they're going to say
Let the fight rage on...

The cold never bothered her anyway
Haegan2005 3rd Jul 2017, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Haegan2005
Groannnn
rufiangel 3rd Jul 2017, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I am slightly raging that you managed to get this song playing in my head a good while after I read this comment, dangit XD
DLKmusic 4th Jul 2017, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
LOL, my work here is done...