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…I just got her name.
“So, Big Boss Harky, when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious what scrolls and runes did you regularly read before you were tapped to be the leader of the World’s Rebellion?”
The trolls so resilient…drums, drums in the deep… we cannot get out. We cannot get out. They are coming….
They brought a forest troll…
I know! So did I. So does that mean that Kron’kr is Cronkite? Hah! They should make a great team, I like them already. =D
More like Krull the Kon’Kr’R than an old Kon’Kr now.
I still don’t get it :(
If you still don’t get it, google Couric.
*end of spoilers*
Wondered when we’d see the scribe again. Cool old dude – even if he dies in this battle, this is the way he’d want to go, I think.
…You know how old swordselves get that way, right?
Years of peaceful guard duty?
Never mentioning, under any circumstances, any of the following:
Their wife and/or children,
Their upcoming retirement,
Their dream of one-day owning a small pub in the country?
And possibly repeating, ad nauseam, “I’m getting to old for this compost.”
Hey, it worked for Mr’tau.
the way im reading your post, it seems like you think kon’kr is the scribe..?
kon’kr is the crotchety old racist from the angry mob in the middle of chapter 17. http://guildedage.net/webcomic/chapter-17/chapter-17-page-8/
kur’ik is bibli’o's niece. bibli’o appears a couple pages later. http://guildedage.net/webcomic/chapter-17/chapter-17-page-10/
Here we see the other side of what appears to be merely a “crotchy old racist”. He is more than just that. Looking at this page and seeing a different side of him already makes him a much more interesting character to me. Probably he is a racist because he had to battle humans in the past to protect B’ial Vezk, so he has an unsavory idea of them (that coupled with the Elvish culture of being stuck-up and isolationist). It would be at least a bit interesting to see what his reaction would be toward fighting alongside humans, if he doesn’t die in the next few panels. So no, I agree with biggmac that Kon’kr is (at least sometimes) a “cool old dude”.
I’d say that he’s a crazy old crank that just happens to be useful to have around when the shit hits the fan. Nobody is one-dimensional… or if they are, they tend to die quickly in stories like this :)
Technically, if one thought of Kon’Kr as one dimensional before there’s no reason for them to think of him as “more-dimensional” now. He’s a racist and a patriot, of course he’s going to fight to protect his race/people. There’s nothing unexpected here, nothing that would contradict the initial impression we got of him.
And before someone lays an egg I’m not claiming that he is one dimensional, read carefully.
*Fucked up the formatting. >:(
yea, pretty much this. i was trying to articulate a comparison to clint eastwood’s character in gran torino. one’s favor of members of a foreign culture tends to deflate when one has endured the sight of several of their friends and countrymen slain at swordpoint by said foreigners.
kon’kr “was attacking human towns nonstop when [syr'nj] left!” this is most likely a several month time frame, but those battles could plausibly have been part of a campaign several decades running.
Personally, I’m more amused by the idea that Kon’Kr has been attacking human towns nonstop by himself.
kinda like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPXG4pdPj4w
Kinda, but he’s not as good at it as Lancelot.
Gah – that would be such a…
Gastonian Coucilman 1: So, are we still at war with the Wood Elves, officially?
GC 2: Yeah…
GC 1: Is it still just that one guy?
GC 2: Yep.
GC 1:…same as always?
GC 2: Yeah. Destroyed 2 villages in the past month. 1 dead, everyone else left in time.
GC 1: It’s still taking him two weeks to finish dismantling a place and replanting?
GC 2: Little longer this time. Seems like his arthritisis was kicking in…
GC 1: So…nothing we particularly care about, in summary?
GC 2: Quite.
Heh. There’re a couple of those in my brother’s latest fantasy, War Maid’s Choice.
One’s actually not all that old … but they’re both capable of learning to at least a limited extent.
(Yeah – that’s my kid brother.)
Hmmm. War Maid’s Choice.
Let’s see if the link works this time.
No, I knew who they were. My ADD sometimes shows when I’m posti-
Hey! King of the Hill’s on!
Can you give yourself a gold star?
How to kill land sharks, birds, & trolls?
Where is Roy Scheider, DDT, and billy goats gruff when you need ‘em?
Also, slip those knolls some chocolate.
Landsharks and birds and trolls?
Please tell me that “B’ial” is Wood Elvish for “Great” and “Vezk” is Wood Elvish for “Justice.”
Unfortunately, “B’ial” is Elvish for “New”, ‘Vezk’ is Elvish for “Jersey”, and “Kon’Kr” is Elvish for “The Situation”.
I just want to know how to pronounce it.
I just know there has to be a pun somewhere in there, but I can’t figure it out because I don’t know how to say it.
There’s no pun this time. Surprise, I know.
It is pronounced as it’s written, really.
B’ial Vezk! B’ial Vezk!
Put our soldiers to the test
Tie this noose around your neck, Harky
And we’ll provide the rest
Fight once more
To the shores
We’ll defend forevermore
Try to test us — we’ll be vicious
Don’t believe me — ask the fishes
And the birds, and the trolls
Fight the goblins and the gnolls
And we’ll do it all to honor our best
Go on, we’re coming for you
Sound the horns and raise your arms
For B’ial Vezk! B’ial Vezk! B’ial Vezk!
Gold. Fucking. Star.
….and this is why people miss Best. One of the reasons anyway.
Mostly people miss Best because their aim is poor and he’s learnt to present a moving target.
B’EE-AL or B’EYE-AL? (Or B’IH-AL?)
So…not New Jersey. My bad.
Is there an Nd’Al Vzek?
Or Bi’Al Nd’Al?
Never underestimate an old man in a profession where members usually die young.
“What, your gut says something’s wrong and you just start running?”
“Do you see these grey hairs, kid?”
Also, troll getting run through in panel one?
Not a single fuck was given.
“You put your sword through me? That just means I GET TO HIT YOU FROM CLOSER UP! THANKS!”
Trolls don’t run a fuck charity. Go get your own fuck.
Pictured: Gnolls get the coolest rides. Not pictured: the trolls occupy the gnoll garrison in protest of the spoiled hundreth of the savage forces.
We are the 19%!
Fantasy chasing/travelling/hunting scene! Quick, queue Howard Shore!
Kon’kr is running! Quick, queue “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis!
That went crazy deep for a one handed downward thrust, someone has been taking enriched fertilizer
Could be that the troll kept on charging. Since they regenerate like mad in this world, think of just how great that would be for intimidation value/morale failure. You run your foe through, and while you’re expecting him to drop he GRINS at you and advances, your weapon still in him, and cuts you to ribbons. That’d make a squad shit themselves and flee like a pack of Grunts from Master Chief on a rampage.
Tremble at the power of Disco Elf!
@Fren, I believe CloSeph was referring to panel 3 and not panel 1.
Look at the perspective on the sword… the non-fitting angles: either the sword is bent where it meets the hilt or he’s actually thrusting straight at our viewpoint, into the shoulder blade of the Dwarf.
i saw that too, but realized the handle would obstruct kon’kr’s face if it was drawn correctly.
concessions were made
What about the gnolls, the gnolls are too….what…..fuzzy?
The Sharks – Water.
The Trolls – Earth.
The Avian – Wind.
The Dwarves – Fire.
Gnolls? They get Heart.
GO CAPTAIN HARKY!
by yer powertings comb….com….put tagedder, I is Cappen Furry!
And now people see the peril in infuriating old, retired NPCs.
If he falls do to an arrow in the knee, there will be riots…
An overly experienced elven activist again arrays his arms and armor to altercate against the chaos caused by coarse creatures on a crooked crusade. Could this be… Kon’Kr’s Bad Fur Day?
Ha! Someone, quick, pelt this one with cookies and coin!
I was trying to figure out how to make that joke. gold star!
I would say that pen is excessively large, almost needlessly so.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure the dwarf spotted the two-foot-long end of it waving above that root.
It’s avian camoflague
“Don’t mind me! Just another avian! Um…quack!”
“Nobody here but us chickens” ?
It is a very mighty pen.
The Dwarfs are so stout…
“We’re BIG BONED, OKAY?”
Just don’t ask about their handles or spouts.
Note that of all targets, we see Kon’Kr focus on one that is mistakable for a short human and wielding an axe. Gotta keep your priorities straight.
Aw poor old man, his eyesight’s going.
Old soldiers never die. They just blaze away.
So… they develop a Sillibus addiction?
This is relevant to the latest arcs…
That fortune teller raises all sorts of weird questions.
Of course, activating the berserk rage is way classier than the tired old smoke bomb escape.
Interesting Art Evolution there.
Did Sy’rnj get her ears bobbed?
Assuming this pair live though this…
Somebody is getting laid tonight.
C’mon. You can imagine it. It could happen.
Notice how the elf guards with the leafy helmets tend to truly suck at fighting while every other elf at least seems competent. Lose those freakin’ helmets.
Umm… on this particular page, those elves without the helmets are the ones whose helmets are flying off due to a critical blow. And Kon’Kr seems to be doing pretty alright wearing his. …yes, I noticed that his helmet has no face guard. Hence the difference?
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