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The Starcaster Chronicles 06.02

May 18, 2018 by Tim


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Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago

Well now. Hopefully they weren’t the only ones building up their forces.

Daniel Harvey
Daniel Harvey
3 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

given what we’ve seen from the corruption in the federation i suspect that the federation will be caught off guard. i suspect we will see at least three to four memberships of various sizes forced to capitulate rather quickly and this isn’t even considering the amount of bureaucratic nonsense that is bound to popup with members arguing on how to respond

Zman27
Zman27
3 years ago

Is the choice thing still applicable in this story?

Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Aw. WE should get to decide which planet to raze! 🙂

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

Exactly what I am thinking! 😀

Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed
3 years ago

Hmm, dual wielding starcasters?

Javada
Javada
3 years ago
Reply to  Tumbleweed

It’s a race / class feat. You have to buy it with experience point if you’re not one of these dudes.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

Interesting, they seem to be Greco-Roman.
You’d think they would wear quality light weight body armor at all times, then again maybe their species is incredibly durable.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Or that this is their downtime. You know Roman soldiers didn’t wear that armor all the time, right?

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Wait, I take that back — Vectanix’s main outfit piece does look pretty Ironmanesque.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Why, on a starship? What bands of marauders do they expect to encounter walking their own corridors?

cygnwulf
cygnwulf
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I’m going to go with subordinates.

SilverShadow4
SilverShadow4
3 years ago
Reply to  cygnwulf

Assassins. Pirates or another invasion. Treasonous colleagues. There are lots of options! XD

TomB
TomB
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

In many Imperial settings, the enemy without is far less dangerous than the enemy that calls you brother and plants the knife in your back when the circumstances are most favourable…. Et tu, bro?

Brent
Brent
3 years ago

Hey, they’re having the same discussion we were last update – what’s more powerful, a small army with two megalasers, or a giant army with one megalaser!

Also, if this is the first choice of the issue, I am so down (hey we’ve had non-Cort choices before – Nyrah’s response on Oros II, what she does with the Starcaster when Cort’s shot…)

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Oh yeeeeeeeeah, let US chose a planet to raze! I am all for genocide! Just give us a small few details what the planet’s population, economic worth and military might is before we cast a vote, Tim!

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

Well if that’s the case we are probably to end up going with Gungan extinction…

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

Only if Tim gives us that option.

TomB
TomB
3 years ago
Reply to  James Rye

The Endor Holocaust, covered up by the Rebels to hide their own culpability in genocide.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

With what the Starcaster can do, my gut feeling is that it’s going to come down to creative uses of it; i.e. not using it as a giant megalaser.

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago

Success or Successors?

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

So will you let us the readers decide for Kelias which planet he tells Vectanix to cleanse of the filth? 😀

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Also because then all the Gungans would be dead

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Well, just the very first one this once for lulz, afterwards you could lead the other genocides all by yourself.^^

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Plus you could just make it a 50%50% option, then we can’t mess with the story too much. Expect ofc the first race that gets wiped out is story important then ofc we can’t have any say. But if not, why not? :3

Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Would we really be doing anything but choosing the name/appearance of the planet, though? I mean, it’s not as though we know what each of these planets are. Just throw in some random names with pictures, let us choose, then use that for the artwork whenever you go to make the final comic.

TomB
TomB
3 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

The Internet …. “Planety McPlanetface”…. no, just no. No good could come of such madness.

Vlad
Vlad
3 years ago
Reply to  Kyle

Hey! I wasn’t the only one confused by this! I had it explained to me in the Patreon page hehe.

Mistborn
Mistborn
3 years ago

I have a feeling that the planet they raze first will be the one that Cort and the gang are on.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Mistborn

While they might know about Cort, I get the feeling not too much time has passed since the end of issue five. With the number of planets in the galaxy, them picking the one Cort was headed to would be like hitting the lottery five times in a single year after surviving eight seperate shark attacks with barely a scratch, all of which occurred due to lightning strikes.

Szmooz
Szmooz
3 years ago

This is getting interesting…..I do have a question…..If they already have a starcaster, why the hell did they wait for so long? The starcaster is so powerful that you don’t need an armada to back you….or do you?

Peter
Peter
3 years ago
Reply to  Szmooz

The federation has two starcasters so even with the bigger fleet it will be a tough battle

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago
Reply to  Szmooz

Because the other side has two Starcasters and they only have one. So they’ve been building up their armada to compensate.

James Rye
James Rye
3 years ago

Hell yeah, Stellaris xenophopes cleansing fanatics! Love how they use the Aug which are known to all races as resoning to cleanse the galaxy from the “failures”. I can totally see that being a religion and one that is probably used quite often.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago

“Set a course… to Alderaan.”

“Actually, brother, you’re a little late on that one.”

“Ugh… well, Gallifrey, then.”

“Late again.”

“OK, what about Earth?”

“Not since the Vogons came.”

“Krypton?”

“Really, brother? Do you even keep up with current events?”

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

How about Vegeta?

cygnwulf
cygnwulf
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

“Vulkan then.”

“Now a black hole.”

“Daibazaal”

“Why do I even bother?”

“Istivan III?”

“Ok, technically still there, though there’s nothing left to raze”

Skyblade
Skyblade
3 years ago
Reply to  cygnwulf

Don’t forget Kharak.

TomB
TomB
3 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

Or the planets of system L-370 or L-374.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

“Set a course…for the Susan system”

Camilo
Camilo
3 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Xandar then
Em…

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago

That last panel, that’s the sign of a good brother. “You go have your tantrum, you’ve earned it. In the meantime I’m going to take some steps to make this better for you.”

Der
Der
3 years ago

Had a malware popup, might want to check your ads.

Derfman1963
Derfman1963
3 years ago
Reply to  Der

Just to clarify, it was the type that sends you to another webpage that claims to be microsoft support.

Brendan
Brendan
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I’ve had that a few times now. It’s not linked to the website, but it’s a pretty convincing scam until you decide to click one of the browser tabs

Derfman1963
Derfman1963
3 years ago

Hey Tim, your site does not seem to play well with Grammerly. The text box, or at least the background, bounces up and down when you try to type in a comment.

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Derfman1963

Yup, of the four dialog choices (calm response, aggressive response, flirt, say nothing), he chose calmness. If only he’d been more like Shepherd and had been trying to get in the togas of every other person in the galaxy, this page would be that much more interesting….

Scott Lufkin
Scott Lufkin
3 years ago

That pause while he drank his beverage reminded me of all the times I took a sip of something while reviewing my dialog options in an RPG. I wonder what his other dialog options were? One was probably “Say nothing.”

Brent
Brent
3 years ago
Reply to  Scott Lufkin

Yup, of the four dialog choices (calm response, aggressive response, flirt, say nothing), he chose calmness. If only he’d been more like Shepherd and had been trying to get in the togas of every other person in the galaxy, this page would be that much more interesting….

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
3 years ago

Wait. Wait. I missed something the first time.

*squints*

So… VECTANIX is the wielder of the Drangelaex Starcaster?

Well, crap. He’s the smarter, calmer, scarier one.

G’bye, Cort. Nice knowing ya.

Him.
Him.
3 years ago

I’m curious about where you got this physiology.
I mean, it’s obvious that they are inspired by Greco-Roman imagery but where did the style for the body (marks around the eyes, spikes and markings along the edges of the face) come from?

Brendan
Brendan
3 years ago
Reply to  Him.

Im actually wondering if the face spikes are actually real. The messenger didn’t seem to have them, and the guards likely don’t either. Is it a genetic feature of Drangelaex royalty? Or a face graft/prostetic to make them look important?

Pawel
Pawel
3 years ago

Oh no… starcaster? I hate when Ihave to go for a month without Ethan… 🙁

Ven
Ven
3 years ago

I quite like this Vectanis guy. He seems quite the smooth operator and knows exactly how to handle his rather volatile brother. Also seems like the kind of person who knows what everyone around him is going to do 30 seconds in advance, at least.

Anthony
3 years ago

Hey Tim,

Not sure what it is but I keep getting redirected from your site every now and then to an add site. Just wanted to let you know.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

I don’t remember where your link is for reporting advertisements that auto play with sound… so here’s the info for it. Played at 7:30 PM on May 27. Ad linked to below page:
http://nashville.dignitymemorial.com/?utm_source=ClearStream&utm_medium=Video&utm_content=desktop&utm_campaign=2018nashville