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Graiya’s basically a mom whose kids aren’t moving out of the house fast enough.
Mental Note: Avoid triggering Avatar State Meltdown after college.
Oh, wow, that’s not actually Mordecai.
Changed my name for a joke and look where it gets me.
Ha! The easiest first post I’ve ever made! :-D
Are we playing around with gravatar accounts?
That’s never a good idea.
Aye, this is too confusing. I’m not even biggmac!
TIM, YOU DOPPELGÄNGER! CEASE AND DESIST…
Hey – wounded redhead look could work for me…?
Naaah – I’m just a boyee in da hood.
Who needs an account to play around with it?
I think more like a parent who has had a NEET under their roof for too long and finally releasing all the pent up rage.
If I had a lot of hair removal cream under my roof I’d have pent up rage too.
A great deluge, eh? Oh No…ah! Oh hArken to her words, and gopher some wood (some 2×2′s) and hang on, the next 40 days (and nights) are gonna be Graiya’s big reighn!
*sigh*….REIGN. Or its’ homonym. I wash wee head autoconnect.
homonym… rein? like with a horse? cuz she likes living things? I don’t get it… ^_^
I can’t help but think that “HEY GRAIYA, IF YOU ARE SO WISE, SO POWERFUL, AND SO RESPECTED. WHY ARE YOU GENERALIZING LIKE SOME CORNERS CUTTING MORON.”
I can sympathize with the sentiment, Jire, but how many Wood Elves have actually gone out of their forest and tried to make the world a better place? Seems that most were indeed content to sit in the forest and stay isolationists for the rest of their lives.
The only one I can thing of who did, is currently the avatar. Come to think of it, I sort of get the idea that all of Graiya’s actions are being filtered through Syr’nge’s eyes.
Otherwise, I’m left wondering why Fr’nge yelled out that Syr’nge needed to let go of the Bough.
Imagine what would happen if byron grabbed hold of the bough? That suppressed berserker rage from some kind of deity would suddenly have graiya’s bough as a foci or graiya would be tainted by it.
Nothing would happen coz Byron is a human. The Champion of the Fuzzy Peoples did not turn into Graiya’s avatar. All he got was health benefits. Nope… That crazy possession-thing only works with wood elves. If Byron grabbed hold of the Bough, what would happen is exactly what he expects: The connection would break.
And a drained, confused, possibly unconcious Syr’Nj.
And to be fair, any wood elves that have done this are surely outside of the forest right now and beyond her reach. The very fact that she can kill them like this is evidence that they’re still here.
I mean yeah, Syr’Nj did happen to visit for the weekend at an unfortunate time. Had Graiya gotten her Avatar tomorrow or yesterday though there wouldn’t even be that.
Heck, it’s only Syr’Nj’s birth status that even allowed her to return after leaving like that. Seemed pretty clear that normally she’d be treated as a treasonous exile after leaving the forest and intermingling with the people of the world like that.
Strictly speaking, she never says she’s going to kill all the wood elves (though I acknoweldge the implication is definitely there). It is also reasonably strongly implied that not everyone is going to die here, though. She implicitly excludes Byron from the list of soon-to-be-executed. Therefore, it is at least reasonably possible that she’s only going to wipe the annoying wood elves.
I took it that she was going to violently replace their forest with no regard to them. Those who managed to get out of the way could probably survive for a while, but the wood elf society would be gone.
Makes sense. The priority is the creation of that new life she mentioned. She’s already washed her hands of the wood elves. If some of them happen to adapt and survive then hey, now we’ve got some bards to tell the new guys how the previous guys fucked up. That can’t hurt anything.
Really? Lingering resentment and a legacy of fear and destruction can’t hurt anything?
Fear and destruction certainly don’t seem to be counter to her agenda at the moment. I have no reason to believe that it will be in any foreseeable future. Getting a pretty strong impression that this current legacy is probably her least favorite legacy.
Tsk, tsk. Gods. They’re all the same.
I promise that when I become one I will only do this one a century.
Can I get that in engraving?
Hang on! It’s not… laminated yet.
(Nobody will get this reference)
Isn’t that the one Seinfeld episode where the baseball player didn’t get a chance to sign the card because Kramer laminated it?
It’s from a Tom Wrigglesworth open letter story. He remarks that he trusted a salesperson because they had tarriffs on a laminated sheet of paper, and that lamination was the modern day equivalent to a stone carving. – In the future we will replace the phrase “set in stone” with “laminated”
Yep, all good now.
Damn, wrong spot.
I know! She’s no magma god, but…
She’ll do quite nicely after all.
Quite. I suspect that Harky might be a bit pleased with these results. Assuming he can get out of the forests alive, that is.
Are we gonna have a panel where Kon’kr and Kur’ik kiss while the world ends around them?
And poor Tay’lr… we just met ye, and now yer dead meat.
It was swift.
Actually, she was one of the first wood elves we met. http://guildedage.net/webcomic/chapter-17/chapter-17-page-1/ I originally thought it was a flash-back involving Syr’Nj.
That wouldn’t work! Could you imagine Kon’kr being up her without a paddle?
I guess the wood elves have been living DELUGE-ional lifestyles. I guess not every story has a happy RENDING!
Silly Byron. Ranged weapons are the answer here.
I’m imagining a dramatic piece playing in the background with a Latin Chorus. Their lyrics, translated, “HE’S A LUMBER JACK AND HE’S OKAY…”
I’m not sure you can translate lumberjack into Latin, but the rest of it is probably something like:
“Byron, ipse est [lumberjack] et ipse est sanus [or possibly a less formal variant]“.
Lignifex validusque est.
Hey Phil! it looks like you used iOS6 maps to locate the text in panel 3 :)
It doesn’t look like this to you>
Biggmac’s just being nice.
Thanks for the spot. Fixed!
Still looks skewed to me.
To the left! no! the other left! Wiggle the aerial a bit, not that aerial! this is supposed to be a pegi-13 comic!
Okay, looks better now.
Yep, looks good now.
is it me, or do the elves look like they’re withering?
They’re all dehydrated and tired from the battle and attempted evac. Then they have their goddess tell them hey, you’re not good enough to exist. Yes, rather withering.
Hmm, Humans, Wood Elves, Adapting. Is this where Human-Elven love comes in?
They have sealed their fate, they must bough to the inevitable.
I think it’s safe to call this one the green ending.
I guess they didn’t like her when she was angry.
We shall hear the lamination of their alders as the last veneer of their beleaf in their goddess’s grace is stripped away, varnishing before their eyes.
Keep Callm, eveyrhting will be just Vine. Im betting her Bark is much worse than her bite. Im sure Byron will sprout out and salve us all in no thyme. :)
In place of a dark lord you will have a QUEEN, not dark but BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIBLE AS THE DAWN! TREACHEROUS as the SEA! STRONGER THAN THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH! ALL SHALL LOVE ME AND DESPAIR!
I just noticed your avatar fits perfectly with your comment.
anyone else thinking of green lantern but with nature?
Several remarks were made to that effect on the previous page previous page.
Yeah, grandpa, get with the times. Now watch me do skateboards on your lawn!
Where the heck are Frigg, Scipio, E-Merl and Co ? Their help is frigging needed. Litterally.
Aye, they are Frigging needed, it’s a damn E-Merlgency.
Now, just Scipio over this comment and it’s lame puns.
Seems like Graiya is telling you quite clearly and explicitly exactly where you went wrong. Not a whole lot of mystery there.
Seriously Byron, your lover’s been a total nutjob for only like 2 minutes and you’re already prepared to axe the relationship. Your own mouth foaming herpy derpiness was tolerated for much longer than that.
Isn’t he holding the axe backwards? I figured he was trying to just club her unconscious.
Oh. I was wondering how he was gonna chop her free of those vines and/or chop up the bough with his axe like that. That makes sense.
So…is this Carol playing god, as H.R. suggested some time back? Or is H.R. staring at the screen saying, “Uh..well…I thought I’d summon the evil god on them, but I can work with this…”?
I think this is HR almost on the verge of tears because things just went way out of his control once more.
Or on the floor with an empty bottle of Scotch.
I think Doritos were his poison…
I think it’s gone beyond his normal poison. And who is doing this? Isn’t this the woman in the tank? Is it just that she is really getting into her roleplaying? Does this mean she now a god at about the level of H.R.? That would be interesting! Or is Carol trying to take control of the character or something like that?
And you wonder why none of the Wood Elf leaders used the Bough. “Its great as a tool to power our isolation” they would say, “but just don’t ever pick it up!”
I doubt you get to be a wood elf leader if you don’t buy into the traditions of the wood elves…
When life gives you Graiya, make Graiyanaise.
Graiyanaise – a holy condiment made only by the high priests Mustr’d and Cats’p.
Wow…Graiya’s like the manager who chews you out at an annual performance review for something you did 6 months ago that no one ever told you was a problem.
Flevine, you better be careful, because you used the last bit of copy machine paper 2 months ago, which made Kevin (the one with the bad knee) have to go ALL the way across the street to get more!
Kevin’s got a bad knee? Wait…who’s Kevin?
He’s the one that used to be a adventurer, until that arrow…
Oh…Well, then management should have made reasonable accommodations.
Because management is always so reasonable.
So Graiya’s gonna do the Horde’s job for them, huh? Whoops.
Still, I think I know the best way for this situation can be solved. The problem is that Byron’s using the wrong kind of axe.
You think that he should have an electric guitar?
That’d probably do it.
Wow, I’m gone for awhile and things get all SERIOUS. :P
This was a good page to come back to. And hi all you crazy people in the comments :) I missed you.
Ain’t no love, in the heart of the forest…
Byron is possessed by a half-forgotten abomination worshipped by Cultists. Frigg is a conduit for a rising god replacing her old sisterhood. Gravedust appears to channel the entirety of his people’s murdered spiritual sect as well as the entire spiritual world that essentially served as their deity. And now Syr’nj summons the god of her own people. Anyone else see a running pattern?
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