#354

November 26, 2017

NOTES

  • Tiscinivel was Zazmene’s mother; she made a deal with the Empire to save her family, after her husband was imprisoned for possessing forbidden books, and her son was drafted into the Imperial Advance Guard
  • Tiscinivel somehow passed a tiny book to her husband with an explanation for Zaz, which he spit at her, because he was in full-body restraints
  • The Gargile’s touch removes Tiscinivel from Imperial control (which she explains in panel 7)
  • Who kills the head of the Estimen Briguild, in panel 9?

#353

November 19, 2017

NOTES

  • Refusaleth is on top of the highest peak of the capitol spires
  • Nefaria appears, dragging Darkana and Demandice by their breath
  • Nefaria produces the fifth fragment (“K”) of the Prime Resinate, completing it
  • Nefaria calls Refusaleth by his surname, “Badidea”

#352

November 12, 2017

NOTES

  • Malechivisto, formerly imprisoned in the Creepwood purgeon, reclaims his “ship” with Catharticus, another codefather
  • The ship takes on more definition and lights
  • Essul and Daemir Daggerbite are also aboard

#350

October 29, 2017

NOTES

  • Unicorns in panel 2 (clockwise from left): Dandelflower (yellow, ridden by Theon), Harvelsester (orange), Clad-In-Destiny (red), and Sky-Shindigo (blue)

#348

October 15, 2017

NOTES

  • Count Feudd expels Etalun and Orduroc from Castle Creepwood; Etalun for his indolence, Orduroc for his odor
  • “I knew your sister”; who could Etalun’s sister be? Another devotee of Obsolesmus? 

#347

October 8, 2017

NOTES

  • The dialogue in the first two panels is loosely referencing lines from the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  • The rocks are the collapsed bodies of the Gargrudgen, under which miles of towns and people are buried; the capitol spires are clearly visible in the distance
  • Essul’s “extendable legs” are something of an inside joke, to explain his mild changes in height over the course of the strip
  • Essul probably gained perfect sight (which he has displayed previously) through forbidden knowledge

#346

October 1, 2017

NOTES

  • Karbunkel explains Yotatonic Theory and the two timelines to Cornelius
  • Karbunkel has met with Yotatonic people before, in #80 and #123; here we see him contacting them when he was younger than Cornelius, indicating the length of time it took for the Garblemen to arrive
  • By showing Cornelius a “flashback”, Karbunkel changes a memory from Perceptive to Narrative timeline (it’s out of Karbunkel’s memory, and now part of the depicted narrative)
  • In panel 2, young Karbunkel has a piece of Smisland spar, which is used to power his telescope (panel 1), and that’s Mogol next to him