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29th Mar 2019, 7:08 PM in Chapter 6
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Rocktopus 29th Mar 2019, 7:08 PM edit delete


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Lurker 29th Mar 2019, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Love those tiny little ooze cubes. Never thought I'd find them cute, but I did in the last page and still do on this one.
Rocktopus 29th Mar 2019, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
he he :) glad to hear it
Sturzkampf 29th Mar 2019, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Of course, that’s only the Duke’s town house. I hear his palace on his country estate is really something.
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
That's nothing; have you seen his underwater death fortress?
io 29th Mar 2019, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
There is always room for jell-o
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
I wouldn't eat that jello if I were you
Sturzkampf 30th Mar 2019, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
I bet someone has tried. "Here, hold my beer..."
Lurker 2nd Apr 2019, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
In Soviet Marblegatia, jello eats YOU!
DocMesa 29th Mar 2019, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Adorable sheepies! :D
DocMesa 29th Mar 2019, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
Adorable sheepies! :D
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Guest 29th Mar 2019, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Focusing on the wealth of others? Where does that lead over time? In ancient times for certain farming communities at colder latitudes, ability in others, and success due to ability, were praised, for without ability the community would eventually starve and die instead of surviving or even prospering. Of course, this also required goodness to work, not goodness on the surface, but in depth.
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
It's instinct to compare yourself, though when you see a big gap
Guest 30th Mar 2019, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
Instinct? Gap?
DanD 26th Dec 2020, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Considering in a feudal or manorial society, the flow of wealth is very straightforward and clear, any excess of wealth in the hands of the local Duke literally comes from the hands of the poor on his lands.

It's one thing if his great building is a defensive castle, or the funds are going to outfit troops. That's the fundamental social contract of a feudal society. Protection in exchange for labor. But if the Duke has an undefensible palace, that is something the peasants/serfs have every right to be unhappy about.
lipa 30th Mar 2019, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
Turned out pretty bad.
I shall improve next time.
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Wow, that's really cool! Thanks for making it!
chris-tar 30th Mar 2019, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
Work Sucks.
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
If it's work you don't love then yes
padanew 30th Mar 2019, 4:00 AM edit delete reply
Just because your wealthy doesn't mean your life is peachy. You just have a lot different worries to deal with and it seems her family is doing well as can be expected.

Btw: Colleen face looks a little off in the last panel. I hope its just my eyes.
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
Off how so?
padanew 30th Mar 2019, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Nevermind it was my vision. It get worse the later in the day it is.
Lutece 30th Mar 2019, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
I think her eyes aren't coloured white, that's why. It still looks great, though.
Andrew_C 31st Mar 2019, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Generally speaking being wealthy makes routine problems disappear and others a lot easioer to handle. Things like peasant revolts because you are taxing them too much or your king having you arrested for treason because you aren't keeping your levies up yet have a larger palace than him are a different story
BornOnTheNinth 30th Mar 2019, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
It makes sense that the Church and the Duke's Mansion would both be imposing structures; they are the physical representations of power in this society (spiritual for the former, secular for the latter) and would be built to make it clear to all where the real power resides.
Rocktopus 30th Mar 2019, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Guest 30th Mar 2019, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
Encouraging waging war against someone's own nation will weaken its ability to survive nature as well as other nations. But I guess that's the point.
Oldarmourer 30th Mar 2019, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
Now matter how high and mighty the church or the palace, if the peasants don't plant, the rulers don't eat...
Guest 30th Mar 2019, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Without the soldiers of the ruler, who will defend them? And without the clergy and church, who will protect their traditions and way of life? What people or nation, at least one only relying on themselves in their own country, have survived for centuries or millennia without these?
Sturzkampf 30th Mar 2019, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
But you can tell Colleen will be a cleric even now. She sees the Cathedral as a wonderful emblem of the High Father, but the Duke's palace as the reason why she's poor, even though they were both paid for by the peasants' tithes and taxes.
Guest 30th Mar 2019, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
My questions were not directed specifically at Colleen, more the general topic brought up by oldarmourer based on the comic.
Oldarmourer 31st Mar 2019, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
that's how a functioning society works...
as for what happens when the people turn against the military, the police, the farmers and all the other non-academics and listen raptly to the mewlings of over-coddled children who think their scant few years on the planet gives them some sort of veto over everyone else's hard work and looks like we're going to find out..sooner than later
Guest 30th Mar 2019, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
Did peasants not use to have very large families, 8+ children? Have the healing powers of the church or others, or similar, decreased infant and child death rates?
BornOnTheNinth 1st Apr 2019, 4:49 AM edit delete reply
Not everyone is equally fertile. While families were larger in the past, sometimes you'd have couples that couldn't conceive a child (or that could only have a few).
BornOnTheNinth 1st Apr 2019, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
This was meant as a reply to "Guest" who posted on March 30th, 2019, 5:38 PM
io 2nd Apr 2019, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
I sense a life changing event/trauma immanent.
Thracecius 5th Apr 2019, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
I have to agree with Colleen, the church is a far more aesthetically pleasing edifice than the Duke's palace.

By the way, is the palace modeled after Ashford Castle? It looks vaguely familiar, particularly the hodgepodge blend of styles that make it look like it was added to over the centuries like Ashford. Either way, it's an impressive bit of drawing!
Rocktopus 5th Apr 2019, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Yup! I used Ashford as a reference! A castle that has been converted into a mansion was a perfect reference for the Duke's house!

(the church is based on a real-life building, too ;) )