Ethan Mitchell

And now we see what Erbana does so well.

PracticalPotato

Hm.. “I’m still falling?”

1. Perception of time altered: Probable, so that impossible inhuman feats are easily performed in a fantasy game setting.

2. Gravity lowered: Possible. The Tutorial had limited gravity at times. She did stick the landing easily though, and didn’t fly very high, so not too sure.

BaufenBeast

Remember that Kat said it has half gravity? Or rather, it has a range of gravities from like .5-.75.

Ashley

From a narrative perspective, it’s almost certainly the reduced gravity. If it weren’t, then it would be sorta blind siding us as an audience.

Wooloomooloo

Just to be clear, is that Kat picking up the flower?

Ooorah

Yeah, only Kat has the all-gold bracers, I think.

James

Yes if you look back to 401 it will be obvious who has what colours.

Jack

I’m betting it’s either part of dealing with this fight, or with using the AI that trees people to get rid of Jane “non-lethally”

Ladyofthemasq

Awesome action sequence! Your art skills have improved–and the feet look like they should, in ballet slippers!

F-Y-I

Did you forget already that there’s a new artist? it was mentioned a few pages ago…

NotFred

A new colorist, the drawing, and thus the action sequence and the feet, is still Aneeka’s merit.

Josh

A new colorist, not a new artist. Aneeka still does the art/story.

Ladyofthemasque
Nope, I didn’t forget. It’s okay, though; it’s easy to get colorist/artist confused at times. I’m used to it being a separate person because Girl Genius is scripted by Phil & Kaja Foglio, Phil does most of the art, and Cheyenne Wright has done their coloring for around about a decade by now. Schlock Mercenary now has a separate colorist, too, as does Grrl Power, among others. (I think I found this webcomic from an ad on Grrl Power? One of the many I read…) Many frequently-updated webcomics go with a separate colorist to save time. Some even have a… Read more »
Arkham

Hmm, I wonder what Kat is about to do with that seed head. Heal Danni? Sleep Bl–, er Jane? Or something else?

Aendron

i guess it is for healing… Erbana seems to be some kind of healer that will probably yell at you if you kill something/someone near her/him 🙂 and i think there will be more Erbana players soon after this 🙂

NotFred

She is going to blow a giant cloud of seeds that will turn Jane into a crystal snow ball Santa Claus. Totally blind but doubtless very nice 😛

NotFred

Or in a less “magic” way maybe as an Erbana she can command all the dandelions to release their seeds with the same outcome, and that’s why she wanted to “land in the right area”. Ok, now I’m joking a bit less 😉

Ben Jeffries

OOOOOHH…
The question now is, will Danni ever want to leave her new, SUPER FUN, virtural halved gravity. From what she is saying, I don’t think it is being as hard to adapt to as she thought.

Also… NOBODY MOVE! Kat’s got a dandelion.

Great job again you two.

Rose

Kat: “Freeze! Or I won’t hesitate to use this!”

Skinner

…and someone brought a sickle to a dandelion fight.

Ladyofthemasque

Silly Jane, dandelions grow back when you try to cut them down!

Rose

Danni: “I’m beginning to actually enjoy this!”

Timesz

I love how Danni’s cape is loosely just sitting over her head in the final panel. I really like that touch to the scene.

digitaldjinn

Danni is so graceful IRL – love watching her learn this in game stuff.

meerling

It’s not a cape, but I can see how you could easily make that mistake if you didn’t notice the details of her costume earlier. I don’t know the proper terms, but her waistcoat has a long tail. A cape or a cloak is a separate piece of clothing attached at the shoulders or neck.

Timesz

Ah! Thank you for letting me know!
I knew it was something else, but I used ‘cape’ since it was the closest word I could think of at the time.

NotFred

Me too! 🙂 Lovely (and realistic) detail.

Sierra J

It reminds me of how the capes move in TOR.

NotFred

Just the inks, Aneeka? Don’t sell yourself short, that’s the keystone of all the art, and you are doing it great.

NotFred

I just noticed that the glow in Danni’s hand is not anymore. I was expecting it to be her Esone, since the Dude seemed to have it too, and stretching it a bit even Jane, but I guess not 🙁

NotFred

Glad it helped then 🙂

Byzantine

Erbana is seeming like one of those routes you either need a game guide or an encyclopedic knowledge of the game to do well in, which would explain why there hasn’t been a good Erbana player in a long time. It isn’t simply that the route is difficult, it’s that you need information that isn’t easily available unless, say, you happen to have been one of the makers of the game (or the primary one, as it were).

Liliet

Yep! It’s like playing on “Nightmare” difficulty. Not for first time players! And given that the Game has been turned from a, well, game, to a competitive sport, no wonder there haven’t been Erbanas.

Of course, now that Kat is there, she’s going to have a huuuge advantage by doing something nobody expects…

UnicornEmily
The new coloring style seems to leave a lot more artefacts (graininess) than your coloring did. Perhaps it would be a good idea to try saving the pages in a different file format? (I’m not sure what you’re using currently — .png? Sometimes it’s worth it to save an image as .gif, .jpg, and .png, compare the three, and then decide which one is smallest and/or looks best.) Also, congratulations on hiring the new colorist. This should help you a LOT. I’m glad you did whatever you needed to keep from getting burned out on the story! That’s valuable in… Read more »
SlugFiller
Totally called it on Danni’s timing being skewed because of the reduced gravity. Instead of perfectly flipping and landing back on her feet, she overshot the ground and landed in a very disadvantaged position. However, she will not have long to adjust. Also, it was mentioned above, and I’ve said it before, so I feel the need to repeat this: Erbana is a total wiki game. It should technically be great to watch just due to the fact that the average person wouldn’t know what to expect. Kind of like how a speed-runner getting through a level without killing the… Read more »
Liliet

Yes! Exactly!

Kat’s managers are going to beg her to not leave the route 😀

FatedDarkly

I like that stylish cut on her leg!

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