Hurrocks Fardel

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

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Arrikanez
May 28th, 2017
I agree with the whole "they're jerks" thing - but I'm thinking that - with the traditionalists at least - they have some reasons for how they act. At least begrudgingly, they seem to value power... even if it's not their own. That's an intriguing thought, to be honest.
StellaFrost
May 23rd, 2017
I wonder if Sierra will make an appearance, but I guess that depends on if her patron wills it. Unless Fate is associated with a particular season in a way I'm unaware of. Or if she gets invited because people are hoping to get her on their side. Sadly, her patron doesn't take bribes. Or does she?
Eva Emaria
May 14th, 2017
@pfmoi The first book isn't that bad, it's the rest of them that sort of fall apart, mostly because Red Hood's Revenge...doesn't live up to the summary and goes off in a crazy-ass tangent. I didn't even bother with the other book as a result.

Squeee, Phoenix! And elf-boy is back, is that Romulus or one of those traditionalists? Hmmm, interesting interesting... And I love hwo there's a lot of assumptions going on with Mina's side of things, but she still had enough of a point that Drake agreed with her.
pfmoi
May 14th, 2017
Welp, I called it on the "not liking halfies" part, but was wrong about everything else. Whoops. I keep forgetting Drake is really powerful, but purely by dint of being one of the last dragons left.

But I wonder if "Mina thinks" Drake's position is tied to his honor mean it's really not, if Drake just agreed to the breakup for her sake and not because he gave a damn about being on the council.

If his position on the council really DID matter to him, then it sort of begs the question of why. Drake doesn't seem fond of being a leader, but maybe he's just annoyed by our other main characters. Questions, questions...

@daidaishar: The book is called The Stepsister Scheme and is part of a trilogy. THe next two books after it are The Mermaid's Madness and Red Hood's Revenge. I don't PARTICULARLY recommend the series, but a friend got me into it because it features a POC lesbian. I was disappointed with the POC lesbian, but the world-building's not bad.
man in black
May 13th, 2017
Welcome back. Better to parts friends, then stay and suffer
daidaishar
May 13th, 2017
Updates are are still limping along. My summer break starts soon, so I hope to return to some level of regularity. Thanks to everyone who has patiently stuck around!

Drake's political allies are basically elitist, racist jerks.

replies:
re Onasaki: Not this time, but he does have a similar falling out with someone else who will be showing up shortly.

re pfmoi: ooh, what was that story? sounds like something up my alley


Eva Emaria: I was very happy with how she came out on that page!

re man in black: thanks!

re Imola: I had fun drawing it!

re StellaFrost: I'm looking forward to it too!

re Arrikanez: I hope to give you satisfactory resolutions to all those questions!
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You know, there are ways to continue a relationship in secret, and that breakup could have been used as a rather nice smoke screen if done right.
Pity it never occurred to them though... or if it did that they didn't act on it.

Though that said, what the fuck are those groups of idiots complaining about? if you're leader is getting laid on a regular basis then odds are good that they're less likely to snap and bite someone's head off! Given the races involved, these two could do that literally instead of metaphorically.
Arrikanez
February 25th, 2017
I honestly can't wait to see where this is going, where our contest characters come in, where Joan's going to put her loyalties - and what Drake's role is in all of this, because I'm sure he does have a quite important one. I'm not entirely sure what Theodore's role is, but I'm excited for that, too.
StellaFrost
February 9th, 2017
Ah. Well, Archie needs the outlet with this festival coming up. I really can't wait to see that and all the champions!
Imola
February 5th, 2017
Wow, that middle panel!
man in black
February 4th, 2017
Great page
Eva Emaria
February 4th, 2017
If you can get the edge sharp, and in this case it was magical enchanted not to break but even if you could just get it thick enough that breaking isn't a problem, a glass sword is terrifying to face...and yet horribly convenient for the one who owns it because the blade won't dull.

Awww, Mina looks pretty in that panel. Archie is the expo expert, ain't he? And politics are very good about driving things to Hell, it's just how they get you there that can be amusing.
pfmoi
February 4th, 2017
@Onasaki: That sounds about right. He'd be right about it, but I can see why it might cause a rift. Personally, I think this is going to be more an issue of how their personalities changed under the pressure of their political positions. Also, Drake is, ostensibly, a lower-ranked dragon, while Mina is a very high-ranked vampire. Add into that the issue where more magical beings, like dragons, tend to look down on halfy-type creatures like vampires, it had to all be a mess.

@daidaishar: I know the story where Cinderella gets a glass sword. Intriguingly, neither implication you're thinking of happened. It was just a magical sword that happened to be made of glass, and made the sorts of wounds a normal sword was. Sleeping Beauty was a badass, though.
Onasaki
February 3rd, 2017
Everyone wanted a piece of their own territory. That's like the main aim of all post-apocalyptic scenarios.

So of course it broke down. XD

I'm guessing Mina wanted to preserve humanity in a sense, and Drake was like "Nope. They're nothing but trouble."
daidaishar
February 3rd, 2017
Archie, you gossip.

replies:
re man in black: both are very clear on their priorities

re Xylas_Incarnum: and their political pressures were quite nasty, as we shall see.

re Imola: He might be ok. Looks like Drake more didn't realize it was something he should mention instead of wanting to keep it secret.

re pfmoi: The gift box gets some suspense before its reveal

re Eva Emaria: a glass sword could either be terrible or leave some really terrifying wounds

re StellaFrost: gossip is his only source of stress relief
StellaFrost
January 26th, 2017
"Wait, they what?" is right!

Archie, you're oversharing a bit. Especially in a conversation when you're talking about perception to a MEDIAN!
Eva Emaria
January 23rd, 2017
Uhhh, Archie, you might be saying too much to the median. Tragic romances are a thing, remember? I doubt it would take hold in these circumstances, but still...

Also, that was a book. Jim Hines I think wrote it...? Some series about the fairytail princesses, I never read the second, the third was assigned reading in a class was a mess. First was good though. Cinderella got a sword made of glass, I was most amused.
pfmoi
January 23rd, 2017
@Imola Probably, but Drake will forgive him, eventually. I'm MUCH more interested in what's been sent as apology, it looks INTERESTING!
Imola
January 22nd, 2017
I expect Archie will get something on his head from Drake for blabbering. :B
Xylas_Incarnum
January 22nd, 2017
... Not surprised on both counts. It takes a special type of couple to be able to get along well with each other and withstand this type of political pressure.