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The Starcaster Chronicles 09.24

November 5, 2021 by Tim


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Marine2000
Marine2000
23 days ago

Getting a bit of captain marvel feel.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
23 days ago
Reply to  Marine2000

I dunno; I’m getting more of a “big bad” feel.

Even though I’m sure this is meant to be the good guy.

Closest thing we’ve seen to a god in Starcaster; I’m sure he’s going to want to go snuff Cort. His luck runs like that.

ludamuda
ludamuda
23 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I think “he” is a “she”. 🙂

Garth
Garth
23 days ago
Reply to  ludamuda

Or both, or neither, or something else entirely.

Tim
Tim
23 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I’m getting more of a Super Saiyan feel

nealithi
nealithi
22 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Didn’t the council decide to just kill Cort since the (very bad) attempts to bring him in failed?

7eggert
7eggert
21 days ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

That’s the Captain Marvel feel.

Michael
Michael
20 days ago
Reply to  7eggert

Don did nothing wrong.

Techdude92
Techdude92
23 days ago
Reply to  Marine2000

I definitely got that feel too! “Hey Peter Parker”

Cragfast
Cragfast
23 days ago
Reply to  Marine2000

For real. It’s just a matter of time before Netflix, Disney or someone is in touch to make this a film or even a series. Been a while since I saw some sci-fi that was more than one predictable cliché after another. Starcaster would absolutely be a shot in the arm for the whole genre.

Diogo Salazar
Diogo Salazar
22 days ago
Reply to  Cragfast

More like a beam powered by a star in the arm *wink* *wink*

TomB
TomB
22 days ago
Reply to  Cragfast

Having been a small company working with Disney on a project for Harry Potter (a virtual reality / 3D environment where avatars of fans could mingle, shop, read, interact, and even engage in 3D quidditch), I can tell you that the reason it didn’t go anywhere was this: JK Rowling loved the work we did, but she’d sold all the rights. Disney owned some part, EA I think owned some piece of the video games, some other company owned the publishing rights, the fan club was owned by someone else, and the videos and whatnot were owned by movie folks,… Read more »

Max
Max
17 days ago
Reply to  Marine2000

Got more of a Green Lantern/Yellow Lantern feel.

John Swift
John Swift
23 days ago

Wow. That is impressive. She sure is more skilled with it than what is considered average.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
23 days ago

Only I can think is the cost for the suns she pass by 😵.
P.D: she is clearly much morr skilled in the use of the starcaster… does her race accept it better?

Thomas
Thomas
23 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Or she’s just had it longer 😉

toughluck
toughluck
22 days ago
Reply to  Thomas

Precisely what Major Danton said in 08-11.

My assumption is that Federation passes on starcasters to members of races which have the longest lifespans because this gives them time to gain experience.

I’d also say that having a starcaster pretty much precludes the possibility to mate (except maybe in species that don’t experience orgasms), so you’d only give them to those who are no longer interested in having more children.

Garth
Garth
23 days ago
Reply to  Gonfrask

Lance Major La’ni appears to be roughly the size of a human. I believe the energy required to propel her (?) small mass, and provide life support, would be minuscule compared to the energy coming off of even the smallest star. Consider the power captured/generated from earth’s largest solar farm/plant, and the tiny percentage of the earth’s surface it uses — there’s a LOT of energy being generated in/by our sun!

EMMachine
EMMachine
23 days ago

Okay, let’s hope that the target of “we are going hunting” are the Dranglaex and not Cort

Leon
Leon
23 days ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Fringe systems? I think it IS Cort…………

Garth
Garth
23 days ago
Reply to  Leon

“Assemble your battlegroup” doesn’t seem like something that would be needed to find, or take in, Cort. I believe Lance Major La’ni would be aware Cort is new to the starcaster, and I would imagine confident of subduing Cort without assistance.

Karrde
Karrde
22 days ago
Reply to  Garth

Or consider this- a baby snake doesnt know how much poison to inject into those its bites, maybe a unskilled user of a starcaster could destroy far far more in an attempted altercation than a large force. Maybe by a show of force, she hopes to elicit a surrender. Still, Im sure she’s actually referring to the enemy, not Cort.

Steve
Steve
22 days ago
Reply to  Leon

There was a panel about the Dranglaex raiding fringe systems, so it could be either… or both!

I suspect Quel will catch up before La’Ni, based on his ensuing investigation.

toughluck
toughluck
22 days ago
Reply to  Steve

Yeah, a battlegroup isn’t something you’d normally use to try to catch an individual. Quel just talked about coordinating marshal resources to assist the fleet in tracking the Dranglaex. He mentioned that if they intend to continue harrying fringe systems, they’ll need every dreadstorm in play, and he’s the one who wants to attend the investigation in his personal craft in a very different destination. Quel also mentions major Danton (the other Federation starcaster user) checking in. In 08-11 they talk about using Danton’s skill to try to detect changes to stars as their power is used, so Danton is… Read more »

lechuckGL
lechuckGL
23 days ago

Starcasters everywhere ! Suddenly Cort isn’t especial anymore.

Drew
Drew
23 days ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

IKR! There’s three of them now? Perhaps brewing a battle of Starcasters?

Pyre
Pyre
21 days ago
Reply to  Drew

6 of them. We’ve seen Cort’s as well as the two Federation casters and the one Drang caster.

Two are in the hands on an unknown third side (or fourth side if there are two unknown sides that have one each.)

https://cad-comic.com/comic/the-starcaster-chronicles-01-22/

Robert
Robert
21 days ago
Reply to  lechuckGL

I think they said at some point before that there were several star casters and they have been divided between the major powers in the galaxy. That´s why every single one of them is going after the additional one to get a hold on it, because it will shift the balance of power to their favor.

Jacob
Jacob
23 days ago

My takeaway is that utilizing the starcaster for destruction destroys the user, but using it for protection / creation seems to be more tolerable for the host.

Almost as if they were DESIGNED for that very purpose </snark>

Garth
Garth
23 days ago
Reply to  Jacob

Weren’t they designed for terraforming,and not as a weapon?

Dagroth
Dagroth
23 days ago

Using a Starcaster that way seems dangerous – it’s all based on the user’s focus, if they lost it, they’d be immediately exposed to space with all its consequences. And considering that the hostile Starcasters (of which there’s at least the Dranglaex one) would attack them with it…

Darkening
Darkening
23 days ago
Reply to  Dagroth

Eh. Considering it can heal hands incinerated by solar fire and we were told it’d heal Cort’s arm faster than he could cut it off, I imagine vacuum isn’t that big a deal. Probably not pleasant, mind, but not especially lethal. So while you’d definitely *want* to maintain focus, you’d be able to recover and get back in atmo somewhere. Assuming there were any ships in system at least. I don’t think starcasters are ftl capable.

Dagroth
Dagroth
22 days ago
Reply to  Darkening

If you were left to it, maybe. If you were under attack by the enemy Starcaster… not so much. (which would be the reason they could have trouble maintaining said focus in the first place, imagien trying to do it when someone else is trying to burn you with the energy of a star)

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
23 days ago

Now, is she speaking loudly enough to be heard through the vacuum of space and also several inches of tempered glass, or, like, is she coming in from the intercom and that’s just a minor oversight that I’m suddenly and painfully aware of?

Last edited 23 days ago by Kaitensatsuma
Nobody
Nobody
23 days ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

I am under the impression that the jagged lines in the speech bubble indicate radio communications.

Szczepan
Szczepan
23 days ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

She is with the Federation and probably a very important figure, so I would assume she can communicate with them freely and has high enough privileges to transmit directly to the bridge.

7eggert
7eggert
21 days ago
Reply to  Szczepan

Hailing frequencies.

Michael
Michael
23 days ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

Zig-zags on the borders of word-bubbles are comics shorthand for an electric filter, so she must have a com-link somewhere on her face.

Ogre
Ogre
23 days ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

She’s clearly part of the same alliance, she probably has some interoperable comms.

Vukodlak
Vukodlak
22 days ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

It was coming in from the coms before why would now be any different.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
22 days ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

I bring it up because the speech bubble is coming from her and not a communication unit

toughluck
toughluck
22 days ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

The speech bubbles have those jaggies (similar to a lightning bolt which is the pictogram used to show telecommunications), so it’s an incoming call.

She probably maintains an envelope of an atmosphere using the starcaster, which means she can speak freely within it and can have a microphone somewhere on her body.

It’s certainly a possibility that her species needs to breathe a special atmosphere, which is why traveling in a ship is not as practical as letting her fly around in space. And if fighters can have superluminal drives, why not personal drives, too?

Last edited 22 days ago by toughluck
Thexder
Thexder
23 days ago

Starcaste? ;D

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
22 days ago

Someone played through the tutorial.

Del Cox
Del Cox
22 days ago

I think she knows how to use hers better.

El_
El_
22 days ago

It could be her aura or the tint of the glass, or something, however I can’t help be drawn to the fact her starcaster looks distinctly gold..

LordCirce
LordCirce
21 days ago

Oh hey, it’s Ears from Goblins.

Also, I wonder if there is significance to it being titled the “Starcaste” Chronicles here.

Nopes
Nopes
20 days ago

BIG EARS?!?! Is that you?

Max
Max
17 days ago

I think I read in another panel they’re up to issue 11 on the patreon. I’m thinking I need to buy a couple months of this. I look forward to these a lot.