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The Tree of War Page 5

October 30th, 2015

The Peacemaker faces a lethal test put forward by the Kahne’aké on Page 5 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War.

While reading several versions of the Haundenosaunee legend that inspired this vignette, I was wondering why they gave a suicidal test. And I think the answer is to show bravery in the face of death. The people followed several customs  in this era where courage was valued more than life. Courage in the face of danger was widely respected even if the cause was hopeless and death the inevitable end. So the sachem at this point in the story is saying “Put up, or shut up.” The Peacemaker chose to Put Up when everyone expected him to Shut Up. This wins him a lot of integrity points and allows him to take control of the situation.

Next weekend, Steph and I will be at one of my favorite conventions of the year — Nekocon! I do so love this convention. It’s the perfect size, easy to get to, and the attendees are fantastic. We’ll be bringing the recently released Volume 2 books as well as the Volume 1 chapter books. Come see us!


The Tree of War Page 4

October 26th, 2015

The Peacemaker addresses the elders of the Kahne’aké on Page 4 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. They respond by giving him an impossible task.

My wife’s uncle passed away last week. She’s gone to Nebraska for the funeral. I’m handling everything at home so the next page update will be on Friday. No Almanac entry this week.


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The Tree of War Page 3

October 23rd, 2015

Here’s Page 3 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. My apologies for it being a little later than normal. We’re still trying to get ahead of the schedule. Kristin is feeling much better. Just in time to draw page 4.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Almanac – White Tree

October 20th, 2015

A bit of a schedule shift this week. Kristin is a bit under the weather and won’t have the page until Friday. So I’m moving the Almanac up to today with an entry on White Tree! This is the capital of Liranequois Confederation. Well, it’s the site of the Grand Council which means it’s the closest thing the Liranequois have to a capital.

White Tree is built around the The Tree of Peace. The real Tree of Peace is actually the origin of the term “burying the hatchet.”

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Distant Smoke begins her tale by setting the scene on Page 2 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. The Kanonsionni were not always the great confederation that they have become. It was a trying and difficult time for the Kahne’aké.

I still don’t have an incentive yet for Top Web Comics. Kristin is drawing as fast as she can to keep us up to schedule. But you can always vote for us anyway and read Kristin’s webcomic Sylvania as a reward!


Hi everyone! Great news. The vignette starts today! Kristin Kemper of Sylvania has come on board to help in my moment of need. So I’m pleased to present Page 1 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War.


Almanac – Tionnontego

October 13th, 2015

Hello everyone.

I’m afraid that I don’t have a page for you today. My artist for the vignette that was supposed to start today did not submit any pages. So that vignette has been indefinitely delayed while I work that out. Into the breech has stepped Kristin Kemper of Sylvania. She has agreed to rush an emergency vignette for me, titled The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. Hurray for Kristin!

We’re hoping to have the first page on Friday. So I’m switching the schedule this week.  Almanac today; page on Friday. Today’s Almanac is Tionnontego, the capital of the Kahne’aké nation. If you want to read a page of comic tonight, head on over to Kristin’s comic Sylvania.

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No Almanac 10/9/15

October 8th, 2015

Hi gang, vignette needs are taking precedence. Pages before everything. My apologies, but there will be no almanac entry tonight. Have a great weekend!

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