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The Starcaster Chronicles 12.02

October 18, 2023 by Tim


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Acher4
Acher4
7 months ago

Damn! :O
(on all the fronts)

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
7 months ago

Welp, that could of gone better… at least it is being handled by the higher-ups rather than a corrupt station Captain this time. The real question is, will he be forced into service? Will she be allowed to stay with Cort through it all? Will the Lance Major help in Cort’s training?

EMMachine
EMMachine
7 months ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

I think the Lance Major will more likely needed in the fight.
My guess for a trainer would be Major Danton (from Comicpage 08.08)

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
7 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

I have to agree, but she’s more experienced with it so at some point she’ll need to add input as well. Cort needs to know the finer points at some point, like how to fly in space with it, or how to use it multiple times without harming himself like that planet-craker did. Fast, short bursts to take out those huge ships or if they are dumb enough to line up right, to take out a line with a longer one.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
7 months ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

I’m sorry to be that guy, but it hurts my brain so much.
It’s could have*, not of.

John
John
7 months ago

They left Cort his sidearm. Prob would have felt silly taking it considering his OTHER arm 🙂

Stephen
Stephen
7 months ago
Reply to  John

Maybe he’s not a prisoner?

Pretty sure the Lance Major could have cut his arm off fast enough to disable his starcaster if he were deemed to be a threat

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

I wish we had “bacta tanks” in real life

Kenju
Kenju
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

We *KINDA* have it, though it is very rarely used there is a breathable liquid that’s been around for several decades. Most people remember it from the film ‘The Abyss’ where it was used for extreme deep diving, but in reality the rare few times it is used is for people with extreme lung damage or in the case of premature infants as it is significantly less taxing on the lungs to absorb the oxygen directly. It’s extremely expensive, requires even more expensive equipment to utilize, and has a myriad of other issues which is why it is so rarely… Read more »

Darkhorse
Darkhorse
7 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

I wish we had “bacta tanks” in real life.

TamTroll
TamTroll
7 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

To be fair, most tanks depicted in that way have a facemask for airflow, including this comic.

the problem is we need a fluid that helps heal people, not one that people can breathe.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
7 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

The bacta tanks in Star Wars and the regenerative vats in Starship Troopers both used an air mask as does this one. What the fluid in each case is one that has many drugs and chemicals to speed healing and treat any disease a patient has. Combined with the water weightlessness is a huge help for everyone involved. I know when I had a bad car accident, I wished I was weightless, even the bed caused me pain. So the fluid also matches the body’s buoyancy as well.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
7 months ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

Bacta tanks actually just have bacta, not many drugs and chemicals.

Chris
Chris
7 months ago
Reply to  Kenju

And, like Jaysburn above, I hate to be that guy too, but it hurts my brain when people use ‘myriad’ as a noun or a unit of measure–it’s an adjective: “…and has *myriad* other issues…”

Drew
Drew
7 months ago

You think pieces of the prince’s body were falling off of him while he was being put onto the litter?

Ben
Ben
7 months ago

For some reason, she’s reminding me of the girl that shot future Ethan in the old timeline.

Marcus
Marcus
7 months ago
Reply to  Ben

i feel that, tim does seem to have common characters that fit through his work, that i have seen anyway. i guess the real question is; is ethan/cort more like player 1 or 2. there is an obvious answer, but im not so sure.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
7 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

I think Cort is a combination of players 1 through 4 with a bit of Ethan’s randomness thrown in. He’s smart-ish like 2 & 3, He’s gung-ho like 1, Brutal like 4 when he’s pissed or scared, and emotional and protective like Ethan with his “smart” dumbness.

Marcus
Marcus
7 months ago

hmmm somebody knows where the action is at… also.. WOW! hes already recovering REALLY well! his whole head is char free!

Phaet
Phaet
7 months ago

What happened to this guy??

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Phaet

He used his starcaster to blow the crap out of the planet you see in the frames. The “backlash” from using the caster like that caused the injuries, hence the need for the big tank of healing.

Esc
Esc
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

One of the things I like most about the Starcaster stories is that everything seems to have a moderation limit, nothing is ever “free” and it does a lot to tamp down inane questions like “why doesn’t X just blow up every bad guy?”

Everything has a limit and some consequences and the characters try to do their best to achieve their goals while minimizing consequences.

It makes the story feel “grounded” when you have interstellar travel, artificial gravity, and tons of space aliens.

Number51x
Number51x
7 months ago

Well, I guess that explains the ritual around the whole “destroying a planet” thing.

Kevin Greenbaum
Kevin Greenbaum
7 months ago

So he agreed to come in with them, not bad.

W1Gmod
W1Gmod
7 months ago

I need to get in contact with Doodm4n