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The Starcaster Chronicles 06.12

June 11, 2018 by Tim


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mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

So she’s just another typical female xD Making it even harder for Ethan to ask for help….tsktstsk. Shame on you, Nyrah.

BoroFreak
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BoroFreak

Ethan?

Brent
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Brent

Cort. This is Cort’s tale. Ethan’s tale is along the Analog + D-Pad storyline

mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

Right. That’s what I wanted to say xD

Anonymous coward
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Anonymous coward

“another typical female”
Well someone isn’t afraid to look like a jerk on the internet I see.

mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

Indeed I’m not, it’s my middle name 😉

Brent
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Brent

Oh, salty Nyrah is salty! I love this path already!

Quick idea, guys – maybe….and this is just a thought, but….maybe, while Cort’s resting, you could get Nyrah a replacement arm? And an explanation for me of why she needed to get rid of the other, since I’m pretty sure it wasn’t organic in any aspect

Julien
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Julien

I’d love to know that too! I spent quite a while the other day browsing the archive to find an explanation of this, but it looks like she just rips her arm out for no reason.

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

I have a feeling that Nyrah’s not going to get a new arm any time soon. She’s looking for isolated, off the grid. Even if she wasn’t completely conspicuous as a member of a species thought dead for 100 years and a cyborg to boot, they’d have to park themselves somewhere semi-frequented to get that arm. And there’s no way that Nyrah would put something of her own comfort and convenience over the safety of the Starcaster, at least not until Cort’s trained enough to use it.

Dood
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Dood

New age Amazon? Prime Member and get your new arm in two days?

Tumbleweed
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Tumbleweed

“Don’t delay, buy today”

Ven
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Ven

Well, at least she’s a consistent pain in the ass, but this could be the moment. This is where the war against the Drangalex turned. And it wasn’t the fleet, it wasn’t some fancy new weapon. It was an ex-Marshall named Cort who pummeled them into the badass crater of baddassitude.

Tim
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Tim

Can’t be that simple. He hasn’t even gotten accustomed to the Starcaster yet. At some point, after he’s had the time to adjust and recover, he needs a little conflict. A chance to hand the Starcaster off, or to choose to keep it and defend it.

John
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John

That was a reference to the ending of Starship Troopers

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Nyrah’s reply in Panel 1 is golden. I don’t think her gentle teasing is really making it very hard on Cort – I think they’re kind of showing that they’re getting closer, at least on a friendship level. Nyrah reminds me of an older adult sister ribbing her younger brother.

Besides, she’s immediately giving him information, coming up with a plan, and will eventually be going full-on Yoda here. Cort’s in a crazy situation where he doesn’t know where to go and what to do. That’s got to be a relief to him.

IKJ
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IKJ

I don’t know, it seems odd to me, she’s been nothing but earnest so far, to see her teasing like this is rather jolting, it also makes her character more stereotypical to this kind of space opera genre. I think I’d rather she stayed as she was to act as a point of conflict rather than a mirror. I suppose I can deal with the change in direction a little though as long as the trope doesn’t carry on to shipping levels.

Brent
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Brent

Not really. Well admittedly it is rare, we have seen this before. The first was in issue four when they were doing that job and she was on the docks saying that they could call her knowing he was following her superior training on her part instead of ineptitude on his. There was also the moment in the temple when she noted that any useful objects would have been removed long ago and Cort responded with, “Yeah? Did they take the exits too, because those would be useful about now”, eliciting a brief smile from her. I think it’s therefore… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

This was almost exactly what I was about to say, though I forgot the bit about the exits. Yeah – Nyrah’s been hurt a ton (psychologically, through torture, etc) and doesn’t give trust easy. She doesn’t feel comfortable with people easily, either. But I think that little by little, she’s letting her guard down here and there and allowing herself to act more natural. For all we know, she and her brother used to act just like this. So yeah, this might seem a tad out of character, but this page is literally character development. Cort’s putting a lot of… Read more »

demoncat_4
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demoncat_4

we will talk about how to control aka not blow me to bits while we are maybe doing the wild thing at last and also how to use the thing to blast those who are coming for it

Him.
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Him.

*10 weeks later* “Okay Cort, I found a desolate desert planet. Apparently this was all swamp and marshland a few hundreds years ago but then it got super developed and the resulting shift in temperature humidity and nutrient levels turned almost the entire planet into dry wastelands devoid of life. As such no one would ever want to go here on account of it being a hellish chunk of brittle rock that could be destroyed if put under a few hours of solid artillery fire” “…” “Also the sun is about to go nova so it should be easier to… Read more »

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Learning to use the Starcaster in a system where the sun’s about to explode is not the ideal location for learning how to use a Starcaster. It’s just a tad bit too easy to wind up with your constituent atoms dissolving in that scenario.

Him.
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Him.

Concievably while a star nearing nova would only be able to sustain the power of the Starcaster for a relatively short period of time (assuming the power it drains is derived from the closest “compatible” star or something) the star would also be generating higher levels of energy, meaning that the last few hours or days or even weeks of the Starcaster using that star’s powers might be extra powerful. That said, 1 a showdown between multiple starcasters in that location would result in that star going boom quickly 2 while it may be stronger, the expanding star may also… Read more »

IKJ
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IKJ

Do we actually know that is how it works? I mean all I remember is them not wanting to use it on an aging star because it would push the star to die, I dont think there’s ever been anything said about the star itself effecting the caster’s power.

Brent
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Brent

Now I haven’t studied physics of any type, but wouldn’t training with a weapon that draws its power from the star in a system whose star is about to go nova limit training time to a few hours before you need to find another system?

Him.
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Him.

A good point, which is why we must embark on a journey to find a star that is about to go SUPERNOVA!
…bad plan?

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Depends. Earth is about eight light-minutes away from the Sun, so with a similar planet I’d imagine that would limit training time to about seven minutes.

Him.
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Him.

What, so everyone rants about stars (should have been star not sun sorry (?)) but no one gets the Dagobah reference?
C’mon people, try a bit harder ; )
Nah its fine

MightyThor34
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MightyThor34

I actually thought you were going for an Earth reference

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Time to head out to a small, unregarded yellow sun, far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy.

drakestarkiller
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drakestarkiller

gaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh this is getting so interesting

Chris
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Chris

Hi I was wondering if CAD had the animated videos here on this site?

Steve
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Steve

Is there a list somewhere of all the choices we’ve had? Can only find some of them through Google, usually the more recent issues.

HeleBee
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HeleBee

So, I have a silly question that someone may have already asked…. The “Aug” sowed the DNA into their creations so that their creations can use the Starcaster. So, DNA can mutate and change after many generations. Yet the Starcaster was created under the assumption that most of their creations would still have arms…. I know it’s nitpicky, especially given it’s a comic and there inherent limitations to the format. But is begs the question; How could the Aug assume that their creations would have arms, or arm-like appendages that would allow the Starcaster to bond. Nyrah’s mechanical arms made… Read more »

BrokenBanette
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BrokenBanette

OK…

now im getting Ben 10 vibes, like the old show with the kid and the thing that turned him into aliens