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Hurrocks Fardel

A fantasy adventure comic about storytelling, mythology, and of course dragons.

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Arrikanez
September 18th, 2017
-Watches eagerly-
doom Bubbles
September 16th, 2017
Ah, the old 'turn into a shitload of bats' defense, a wise and prudent maneuver!
tRickityHouses
September 15th, 2017
Oh man I'm like 3 chapters behind. gotta get to reading this again
Eva Emaria
September 15th, 2017
I do stage choreography, but even we start with bokens at half-speed, working up to full speed, before switching to steel (not LIVE steel, but injuries can still happen and swords break so still dangerous) and going back down to half speed and working back up. It takes six months, minimum, to do safely, and we are INSANE about making sure everything is safe for actor/fighter, the rest of the cast, and audience. Even with the kooky weapons (We had a chain versus battle ax fight once). Your soapbox is my soapbox!

Also, I loved the background vampire sparring. Especially the one turning into bats. Why do I imagine his partner is yelling at him about cheating...?
StellaFrost
September 15th, 2017
Whew. I was concerned about that. There's a reason that practice swords exist. Yay for accuracy and common sense!

I do hope that this sword won't have an actual use, but things have never gone as planned.
Imola
September 14th, 2017
Drake's body seems kind of narrow on this page.
Also, it just occurred to me how much your hands have improved over time.

And that was an interesting tidbit about fencing! :)
man in black
September 14th, 2017
At least they aren't starting with real swords, I imagine it would be quite bloody
pfmoi
September 14th, 2017
I did Dagorhir in college, and I am WITH you on the stupidity of training with a real sword. I don't do it anymore, but fully committing to that attack is a scary thing to learn, but once you get it, it never goes away, I think.
daidaishar
September 14th, 2017
Some vampire fight training happening in the background.

Does the author have a pet peeve about training scenes with real swords in comics/movies? I don't see what would make you think that.

I taught people how to fence for a few years, and one of the hardest thing for them to learn was fully committing to an attack and actually trying to hit their opponent. Never letting them hit you just reinforces the bad habit.

Soap boxing over, up next: montage!

Missed my goal of weekly updated by a few days this week, going to redouble my efforts for the next one.

replies:

re Skittsue: Mina gives the most thoughtful gifts!

re Imola: Swashbuckling all of those plotlines!

re pfmoi: It is going to be a very fun plot device to play with.

re re man in black: Get ready to be super sore Joan. Footwork is the worst!

re Onasaki: *humming eye of the tiger*

re StellaFrost: Drake might not be the best teacher for those types of lessons.

re doom Bubbles: glad you picked up on it!

re Arrikanez: the world is a dangerous place after all.

re Eva Emaria: Mina moves in mysterious ways
Eva Emaria
September 8th, 2017
Oh yes, let's arm the median with a weapon that even the DRAGON admits could be deadly in her hands. Brilliant idea. Do vampires still HAVE self-preservation instincts, because I think Mina's is BROKEN.
Arrikanez
September 8th, 2017
Heh. This doesn't seem like a SAFE gift, to me. Regardless of whether or not she learns to use it. Methinks Mina might just be trying to kill Drake... Maybe.
doom Bubbles
September 7th, 2017
Baha, it mutes Bahamut! I like how it spells out the word 'fire', I missed that at first.
doom Bubbles
September 7th, 2017
Ooh, it trims your fingernails!
StellaFrost
September 6th, 2017
That does have quite the potential to be devastating. I hope she understands that with great power, comes great responsibility.
Onasaki
September 4th, 2017
Cue montage music.
man in black
September 3rd, 2017
And now the training begins
pfmoi
September 3rd, 2017
Considering the fact that Joan is p OP herself, her blade doesn't need to be. I'm gonna say that at least PART of the reason for giving this to Joan is to reassure her, but that can't be the biggest reason, because that COULD be deadly in Joan's hands, and a serious threat to most Solifidians she might encounter. I can't wait to see this particular Chekov's gun go off.
Imola
September 3rd, 2017
Joan becomes a complete pirate! :D
Eyepatch, sword, hacking the mythology software...
Skittsue
September 3rd, 2017
That's the perfect weapon for Joan considering she influences reality so easily. :)
daidaishar
September 3rd, 2017
Yes Drake, ow. You stabbed yourself with a mysterious magic sword.

Luckily it is only temporary, so is claws are already back in this first panel.

Disrupting the flow of magic from Bahamut is like breaking a flow of water. The blade can sever it, but it will reassert itself shortly. Not too much raw power (it did come from killing a vampire, which don't rank that highly on the Solifidian power scale), but can be quite dangerous if applied properly.

re Xylas_Incarnum: yup!

re man in black: this is what happens when you ask Drake to investigate things.

re LtVonRozen: absorbing powers would also be quite vampire-y, but its not quite that strong.

re pfmoi: I was tempted to have him wander around for a while with a human hand, but that would make the blade a little too powerful.

re neonmalice: thanks!

re Eva Emaria: It is a potentially very distressing effect for Solifidians.

re Onasaki: :P surprise, I'm actually returned to finish the comic in the most abrupt and strangest way possible :) Mina probably realized that Drake would be involved, so nothing too dangerous.

re Imola: its good to see you back too!