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The Starcaster Chronicles 10.14

August 9, 2022 by Tim


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Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago

The survivor syndrome, hard to deal with

Last edited 1 month ago by Gonfrask
Esc
Esc
1 month ago

That lady has a starcaster right? (the one with the long ears)

Last edited 1 month ago by Esc
FuzzyT
FuzzyT
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc

Yeah. Also rumours say the last of her kind.

Erik B
Erik B
1 month ago
Reply to  FuzzyT

*one* of the last of her kind.
“Her and a small band of refugees were all that’s left. Took them two chryons at super-L to reach us, but she got them her alive, barely”

Jesse
Jesse
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc

Correct

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago

Ooo, I like her.

Plus, she’s comforting Janora, who is a wonderful amazing warm cinnamon bun of a character who must be protected and cherished at all costs.

wkz
wkz
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

… why oh why then did my brain immediately think of a flag with the words “Death” pop?

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Seriously, she’s so cute!

Attila
Attila
1 month ago

Redhead will end up having the second Starcaster, called it now 🙂

CBL
CBL
1 month ago
Reply to  Attila

What second starcaster? I guess there’s two that we never got the details of

Scott
Scott
1 month ago
Reply to  CBL

The Dranglaex have one, the Federation has two (the individual in the panel is one, and we haven’t met the other Starcaster-wielding Federation officer) and everyone was looking for the fourth, which Cort has.

chargersfan
chargersfan
1 month ago
Reply to  Scott
ReyMonoArdilla
ReyMonoArdilla
1 month ago
Reply to  Scott

We have met the other Federation Starcaster-wielder, very briefly in Chapter 8. Cort’s ex-partner was questioning him about a wielder’s ability to sense another wielder. His name is Major Danton.

Also, there are two more Starcasters that are accounted for in the possession of another group, but Speck was cut off before he finished his sentence, so we, the readers, do not know who has those last two.

Mano308gts
Mano308gts
1 month ago
Reply to  Scott

I believe there were only 3 total known in existence, with Cort’s being the 3rd (and the 2nd in “Federation” hands)…

Erik B
Erik B
1 month ago
Reply to  Mano308gts

There are 6: Two in the Federation, one with the Dranglaex, one with Cort, and two others that may be known to be somewhere, but we aren’t aware of where they are, or who they are with.

Eldrin86
Eldrin86
1 month ago

How does he make such in depth characters with really just a several panels of dialogue and scene setup. Feel like most movie companies could learn from his story development style.

Kenju
Kenju
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldrin86

Because Tim has been writing for years, and used that time to fine tune his ability to develop characters. He’s always had talent, but when you combine talent with over a decade of practice, regularly almost uninterrupted nonstop updates….well, this is the result 🙂

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago
Reply to  Kenju

I think the harder thing is how on earth does he manage to write and plan a coherent story when the audience can “choose-your-own-adventure” the entire thing off track.

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

I believe he has mentioned he only gives choices when he has good story ideas for both routes (or something to that effect), so it’s not like the audience can truly derail the story with their choices.

Erik B
Erik B
1 month ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

We potentially could derail the story, I believe. Tim has always indicated that he has different paths available, depending on what we choose in the polls. I think early early early, like issue #1, he may even have indicated that if we choose poorly, one or more major characters could be killed. We seem to have avoided that so far. Thus far, there have been mostly decisions that appear small on the surface, but shape character growth maybe, a handful of more beefy decisions that direct the narrative of the story, but currently, I’d say we have one of the… Read more »

Franky
Franky
1 month ago
Reply to  Erik B

I’m pretty sure Tim explicitly said at the very beginning of this storyline that there won’t be choices that lead to catastrophic events such as the death of major characters. Unfortunately all descriptions of comics older than the redesign a few years ago are gone.

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

I think maybe Franky was referring to an early adventure involving a character’s unfortunate introduction to fan blades, and that things like that might not happen again?

Franky
Franky
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Exactly.

Vedrit
Vedrit
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldrin86

Tim has had a few… Rough patches to learn from. The internet won’t let him forget about them, but I personally never got the “joke”

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
1 month ago

I do want to just point out, for anyone remotely interested, that I believe this is the first time we’ve ever seen religion, other than the pogrom-style religion of the Dranglaex. I am not only intrigued, but happy that a sci-fi story shares it in a light that isn’t simply “religion is evil” or “religion gives you magic Jedi powers,” which seems to be the two extremes most stories swing to.

Last edited 1 month ago by Eldest Gruff
Jaeger
Jaeger
1 month ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Ever read “Lost Fleet” series. Religion is on the back ground and every once a while the main character goes to pray Ancestors for quidance. Ancestral worship having become a thing as humanity started to spread to the stars, it is more spiritual than actual organized religion the only common thing being space burials but other than that no official religious heads. The other faiths are implied to still being a thing. But yeah it’s closer to this than the two extremes. As much as a rando on the internet can say, highly recomend. And if you get hooked there… Read more »