The Mansion of E :: Part Six: On My Way to Town
The items Rosemary mentions can be glimpsed here. (Everybody knows the rules for fuzzball, right? Good.)And I thought about it, and I realized I could either draw a POV shot of the town square from the top of the zarking tower, or I could get a strip done for today, and still have time to eat and sleep and stuff.
Rosemary was discouraged from visiting the Forest of Burzee here.
We couldn't be letting Talk Like A Pirate Day slip us by without checking in with Cap'n Hamster and his crew! And if'n you be wondering what other dire punishments th' SeaPlant can inflict, just cross him and learn at yer own peril!
I've said before that I've tried to keep things as vague as possible with dates, but, what the heck, there it is. Yes, this Temple at least holds meetings on Mondays. Sometimes; in a fishing village, you schedule stuff around the fish-runs. And yes, for simplicity's sake I have the Humans of the Known World use our month and day names, though with some organizational tweaks I'll get around to detailing some day. HC stands for "Historical Counting"; at some point a group of wise humans somewhere determined the age of the Wide World to be XXXX years, the local potentate started using it as his dating system, it spread, and by the time it was found they'd gotten it completely wrong, (it's much more than 5000-odd years) it was too established to easily change. So it just got a new label. This system has only been used universally in "Mansionland" since the country was unified under Yorik I.
Sylvester at least hinted at Myrrh's post-Crash activities here and mentioned her swath-cutting .
It is going without saying here that the Sheriff's official correspondence travels free.
In response to some feedback.. yes, I'm aware the traditional name is Department of Redundancy Department, but I decided that was too overtly silly. If its omission bothers you, fine, that's the place's official rarely-used name.And no one asked, but yes, the biggest shot depicted has a telephone and an electric light in his office; the Crash wiped away a super cheap and easy power source, but it didn't take electricity itself or the knowledge of how to use it. If you are rich, important and/or powerful enough and live in the actual Capital, you can have such things.
Comments added November 6, 2015: It's always interesting what prompts feedback with any given strip. With the original version of this, it was suggested that I wasn't entirely clear what relationship Mr. Vinsmith had with his victims. That was possibly true, so I altered a line of dialogue. The other thing people had issue was that gadget he's holding in panel two (which I spent about ten minutes of thought on when I drew it.) I didn't change anything there, but for the record:1. It's a lamp with a concealed retractable dagger blade. 2. The oil for the lamp is not sloshing around in an open dish, but is in a sealed container.3. The thing might still be stupid. If so, fine. Ol' Rory wouldn't be the first Human to take a liking to some device despite its flaws. He was certainly guilty of far worse crimes, and who knows, maybe his using it contributed somehow to his being caught. And Nubby the probably-Gnollish Crocogator fancier was mentioned here.
Just in case it's not clear, those "S"s attached to the speech bubbles are "Sharona", not "Sylvester".
Rosemary was given Zandra's history here.
Wendell and Ricky were briefly glimpsed here.
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And no one asked, but yes, the biggest shot depicted has a telephone and an electric light in his office; the Crash wiped away a super cheap and easy power source, but it didn't take electricity itself or the knowledge of how to use it. If you are rich, important and/or powerful enough and live in the actual Capital, you can have such things.
And Nubby the probably-Gnollish Crocogator fancier was mentioned here.