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The Starcaster Chronicles 09.18

October 28, 2021 by Tim


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j j
j j
10 months ago

What a twist!

Scrysis
Scrysis
10 months ago

Now I feel like Nyrah and want to hear the rest of the story!

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
10 months ago

There were lines Jack was ready to cross but not our “hero”…or was somekind of accident

Last edited 10 months ago by Gonfrask
Leon
Leon
10 months ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Or did Cort let a villain go, that villain killed Jack, so Cort thinkks its his ow n fault?

Jacob
Jacob
10 months ago
Reply to  Leon

I’m banking on the more direct approach. Cort is a man of few, but strong, principles. That can eventually lead to a confrontation.

Perhaps he still idolizes the man he perceived him to be, not the man Jack actually was, as evident by the photograph. Speck also seems irreverent about the circumstances, continuing to live and work with Cort.

EMMachine
EMMachine
10 months ago

After we had seen young Cort without his scar in 9.16, while he had it when the comic started.
Did Cort get his Scar when he killed Jack or was it another event?

Avion
Avion
10 months ago

Another (typical) possibility is that Cort made some mistake and Jack died to save him, so now Cort feels responsible for Jack’s death.

Marcus
Marcus
10 months ago
Reply to  Avion

dont go and give tim ideas for stuff he doesnt even know he might need ideas for……

dbg
dbg
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

I’m pretty sure the script is written so far in advance, “giving ideas” is not an applicable concept for this.

Dom
Dom
10 months ago
Reply to  dbg

It was, but Patreon users get to vote what happens. I think this was voted on about a year ago iirc.

Marcus
Marcus
10 months ago

PROGRESS!

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
10 months ago

Money on “unfortunate accident” or “misplaced self blame”.

People don’t tend to keep a photo of the man they found necessary to murder.

Rex Vivat
Rex Vivat
10 months ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

“well placed self-blame” is also an option, I’m not putting Cort above negligence. But yeah, it looks like that wound is still too raw for it to have been a deliberate decision.

Dom
Dom
10 months ago

It’s fun to finally read the comments outside of Patreon. It felt lonely over there, not as many other readers to discuss this chapter with. Even page by page. (amazing chapter by the way, read it about a year ago on the Starcaster Chronicles Patreon, but I’m kind of craving for knowing what’s been released since then, maybe I should subscribe again to catch up).

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
10 months ago

Woah.

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
10 months ago

Oof. That has to be a harsh memory.

Rolan7
Rolan7
10 months ago

“We sit together
The mountain and I
Until only I remain”

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
10 months ago

The Starcaster series has to be the best stuff you’ve done, though the Zeke series is close.
This is a cross between Ian M Banks & Azimov, with a touch of Heinlein.

Blobby
Blobby
10 months ago

First time he’s dropped a reality bomb like that that she hasn’t looked disguspointed at him about.

Little smile
Little smile
10 months ago

I am honestly really glad that this is his backstory.
i get so sick and tired of the same old “i had no choice” or “my tragic past drove me to be an outlaw” storylines that has been done so often that it has become a cliche and the new 0815 backstory by now. having someone become an outlaw cause its fun is honestly really refreshing nowadays.