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Chapter 12 Page 1

November 29th, 2015

Welcome back, everyone. I hope you had a good holiday or a nice weekend if you didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. We begin with a splashy cover on Page 1 of  Chapter 12 The Vault. So many hints on that cover. We’ll be getting to some nightwork and lots and lots of secrets in this chapter.

But first we have to go see what’s up with Blaise and Defiant Elk. To see a preview of how that’s going, please vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.


The Tree of War Page 12

November 23rd, 2015

The Peacemaker returns to the Kahne’aké on Page 12 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. Did he die from the fall and get better? Did he just vanish into the river and never died at all? The legend is unclear, but he met the requirements of the test the Kahne’aké laid out for him. But the Tree of War is always growing, even as we cut it back. The Wisdom is right to be worried.

My thanks to Kristen Kemper who jumped on this vignette at the last moment and met a very demanding update schedule. She was essentially finishing a page every 3 days. Fantastic job, Kristen. Good luck with your webcomic, Sylvania, and I’m hoping to bring you back to work on future vignettes.

No update this Wednesday or Friday due to Thanksgiving. Chapter 12 The Vault begins on Monday, November 30. We’re going back to where we left Blaise and Defiant Elk to start with, but the bulk of the chapter involves Jassart and Vivienne. Have a great holiday everyone, and I’ll see you next week!


Almanac – Council Fire

November 19th, 2015

This week’s Almanac entry is the Council Fire. These ceremonial fires are lit at all major meetings and negotiations of the Liranequois.

Only 1 more page to go in the vignette — The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. That goes up on Monday. Then I’ll be taking the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving. We’ll begin with Chapter 12 on Nov. 30.

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The Tree of War Page 11

November 18th, 2015

The Peacemaker disappears without a trace into the waters below on Page 11 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. That sure ended the story abruptly. Just kidding! We’ll have another page illustrated by the talented Kristin Kemper next week to wrap up this vignette before Thanksgiving.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, the Washington Post published an article on How to Eat Like a Native American complete with recipes!


The Tree of War Page 10

November 16th, 2015

The Peacemaker breaks the Tree of War with terrible consequences on Page 10 of the Peacemaker and Tree of War. Art by Kristen Kemper.

My heart goes out to all those in Paris after the terrible attacks there. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May we all cut down the Tree of War that grows in our own time.


Almanac – Clan Matron

November 12th, 2015

The Almanac entry this week is Clan Matrons! These are the true rulers of the Liranequois, who govern through soft power. They don’t make the decisions directly, but they appoint those who do. They’re also the faithkeepers of the Liranequois, giving them enormous influence.

I’m glad I was able to get this entry written. I took a tumble down the stairs earlier today and wrenched my knee something good. Ow ow ow. So it’s been me and an icepack on the couch all day. Now why did this affect my writing. Well, I bought Fallout 4 since I’m on immobile and on the couch…

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The Tree of War Page 9

November 11th, 2015

No words; just a statement on Page 9 of the Tree of War by guest artist Kristin Kemper.

We’re slowly getting back onto schedule. I’ll have an Almanac update this Friday. This week is all maps, maps, and more maps. Page 7 of Chapter 12 will show maps of Everique and Japethe so now I have to draw them. I’ve been using How to Draw Fantasy Art & RPG Maps by D&D cartographer (among other things) Jared Blando. It’s been very helpful.


The Tree of War Page 8

November 9th, 2015

Steph and I are back from Nekocon and with a new page from Kristin Kemper! Our thanks to everyone who stopped by the table at our last convention of the year. We had a wonderful time. I particularly enjoyed being part of the “What’s New, NekoCat?” panel, where I had to summarize recent anime based on only seeing the trailer. The results were predictably silly.

Words… words… words. They have no effect on the sachem of the Kahne’aké on Page 8 of The Peacemaker and the Tree of War. They demand action to prove the weight of the Peacemaker’s words.