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The Starcaster Chronicles, 10.07

July 29, 2022 by Tim


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foducool
foducool
12 days ago

would love it if at some point they got her a military grade prosthetic body lol

Last edited 12 days ago by foducool
BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
12 days ago
Reply to  foducool

Perhaps that possability will come to a vote in the future. If you’re a Patron of the comic, you’d get a say in it, ya know?

Leon
Leon
12 days ago
Reply to  foducool

Like Cyrax from Mortal Kombat?

Garry
Garry
12 days ago
Reply to  Leon

Alita, Battle Angel

ShonaSoF
ShonaSoF
11 days ago
Reply to  Leon

Nah, Timberwolf mode.

Robert
Robert
12 days ago
Reply to  foducool

I was mistaken on the previous page and thought she was getting a whole new body, but it’s just an arm, and with no cool gadgets like I was hoping for. Oh well.

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  Robert

Or rather, there’s a few cool gadgets that she can’t use.

foducool
foducool
10 days ago
Reply to  Robert

“just an arm” makes a whole of a difference tho

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
11 days ago
Reply to  foducool

She’d need to be in a hospital for that procedure that’s more like the post credit scene not mid-story… sorry…

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
12 days ago

Cort, for you…old age is now a bit…chimeric

Del Cox
Del Cox
12 days ago

It’s an amusing joke, but since she’s not a ship at sea, she’d actually be listing to her left to maintain her balance XD

Whatever
Whatever
12 days ago
Reply to  Tim

So her right, our left, right? 🤔

Belizar
Belizar
12 days ago

Wait… Why Cort says that The Federation has 2 starcasters? I thought the cold war was effective because there were 3 starcasters, divided between Federation, Dranglaflex and another.

Sothalic
Sothalic
12 days ago
Reply to  Belizar

IIRC it was 2 for the Federation, 2 for the Dranglaex and one rumored. Now it’s 2 for the Federation, 1 for the Dranglaex and one confirmed unaffiliated.

The Legacy
The Legacy
12 days ago
Reply to  Belizar

It was effective because the Federation has two, and the Dragalax *said* they had two – the Federation knows of the one, but the Federation *assumed* they had Nyrah’s brother’s Starcaster when the Dragalax conquered and wiped out the entirity of her people – save for herself. It was locked inside one of her race’s fortresses on her brother’s dried up corpse, if you may recall in a previous chapter. Now that the Dragalax are aware they can’t get the second one, they started the war because at this point there’s no point in waiting to find the second before… Read more »

Not That Brian
Not That Brian
12 days ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Not to be excessively pedantic, but…

The fortress was of the Aug, not the Odrossians.

ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
12 days ago
Reply to  Belizar

We’ve seen both Federation Starcaster-wielders: Major Danton, whom Quel questioned about whether a SC-wielder could sense another SC-wielder (not exactly, but kind of if they’re actively used was the answer), and Lance Major La’ni from the end of the last chapter.

BadKidOh
BadKidOh
12 days ago

Wonder if she’ll ever get a new clone body or anything like that or maybe Terminator like with a living skin cover.

Last edited 12 days ago by BadKidOh
Urazz
Urazz
12 days ago
Reply to  BadKidOh

Might be a poll option in the future to either get her a stronger robot body better suited for combat or clone her a new body so she can actually be somewhat normal again

Number51x
Number51x
12 days ago

How weird would it be to be able to feel with your arm, but not sense temperature?

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
11 days ago
Reply to  Number51x

I broke my back in two places, while I’ve learned how to walk and such I have barely any feeling from the waist down it’s very weird but I’ve made it work I just have to keep checking things to make sure I didn’t hurt myself.

Jack0r
Jack0r
10 days ago
Reply to  Number51x

Since we are talking about a robotic arm here: Touch and temperature are two very different kinds of sensor (even in humans) and can work using very different protocols (also even in humans). So if the touch sensor protocol is compatible with her main system, but the temperature sensor is not, that would mean that she can feel, but not sense temperature. Same can happen in humans too. Medication, illness or injury can affect one, but not the other. Very simple example: Capsaicin, which is the molecule that makes hot food (hot as in taste) hot, triggers the heat-sensing nerves… Read more »

Jack0r
Jack0r
9 days ago
Reply to  Jack0r

Sorry, misread, thought you meant it was weird, that Tim chose to split those two functions.

Garry
Garry
12 days ago

Every time I see the word Speck, I flich since “Peck” is a racial slur for Nelwyns (Willow & the Shadow War books). LoL

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
11 days ago
Reply to  Garry

………You can’t see me right now, but I’m performing a massive facepalm. It’s comments like this that forced the Sci-Fi channel to change their name because it was similar to a term for an STD in Polish. I just wish people would stop making complaints about massively mainstream things like the common word for a “Speck of Dust” when quoting super eclectic bits of trivia.

Esc
Esc
12 days ago

I just reread the whole thing and I gotta say, hats off to Tim and the Patrons. It reads extremely cohesively, if you weren’t told outright it’s almost imperceptible that there’s choose your own adventure elements. Everything flows together and makes thematic and emotional sense. I know there’s some criticism about the democratization of choices means usually safer more “uninteresting” choices get made, but I would have to say none of the characters ever act against their type or make bad decisions. Take the instance with the vossium dust, Cort and the readers choose to take the job and also… Read more »

BakaGrappler
BakaGrappler
11 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Oh man. I have a feeling I know what “Kind” of choice it is. And people… it would influence EVERYTHING that is to come. Become a Patron if you want a say.

Esc
Esc
9 days ago
Reply to  Tim

It’s incredibly wise of you. The foresight is impressive.

I do imagine as things continue the third act climax will essentially be “locked in” after some point. And that makes sense, all the decisions the Patrons make and you make are going to influence what happens.

KBABZ
KBABZ
12 days ago

I love smaller scenes and thank yous like in this strip. : )

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
11 days ago

Cort just needs to deal with the situation and man up this freaking out and beating himself for his mistakes aren’t getting him anywhere. He’s in an awful situation yes but he can make a difference now so shut up, steel yourself, win the day AND save the girl!