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Portals, and things to come.
by Draginbeard

Howdy folks,

Well it's been another week that I didn't get as much done as I wanted, still have two strips completed, but wanted to get some extra stuff done.

I wanted to touch a little bit on the Dark Mage and the machine he built. In the story it's pretty vague exactly what the machine was meant to do and how it does it. I don't want to give away too much, but basically what the machine did do was act like buckshot going through the walls that separate reality.  

Breaching randomly into different places in the multiverse is a bad thing. Even under controlled conditions, you are never 100% sure everything is going to go the way it is supposed to.  It this case, gaps were created and things crossed over, in both directions. Jolly ended up as a ghost in a vast internet, while some things, both old and dark slipped across and into the world.

Things are out of balance. The story of Draginbeard is untimely of putting things right again. It seems like a monumental task for one dwarf, but he will have some help along the way.

The universe has a very detailed, sometimes unseen ability to correct things that are out of place. As the saying goes; "Life finds a way".  It's going to be up to Jolly to find out what needs to be done, and then do it.

But again, as is always the case in the stories I like, nothing is ever that straight forward. While Jolly is trying to correct the problem, other factors are also in play, some trying their own way of repairing the damage, and others seeing opportunities in the world as it is now.

Eventually, Jolly will encounter most of these and gain new allies, or become dire enemies.

For now I would like to hint at the future of the story a little bit more.

a) Jolly will have to choose to accept his fate and aid his most hated foe, or live a quiet life and die peacefully in his sleep.

b) A wizard will rise from myth and carnage will mark his return.

c) A god will mourn the loss of a mortal hero.

d) Dragons will risk turning from masters to slaves.

e) A gentle fey people will turn against everything and become famous for merciless savagery.

 

There you go then, a taste of what's to come.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and I will see you next update!

Gavin - 09/27/2012