Page 3-4

Page 3-4
<<First Latest>>
1st Sep 2017, 7:19 PM in Chapter 3
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes) Rate this comic

Author Notes:

Rocktopus 1st Sep 2017, 7:19 PM edit delete
This page came out a bit messy and wordy; it looked a lot better in the layout. Sorry about that. They get better, don't worry!


MrJoe 1st Sep 2017, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
Come to think of it,
Coleen's gold crosses and stuff didn't get stuck in the magnet trap.
Are they painted wood, non magnetic of is it because they are religious symbols?
Rocktopus 1st Sep 2017, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Good question! They're made of a painted metal. Actual gold is usually only in the possession of high-ranking church members and the wealthy.

As for why they didn't magnetize, she actually took them off when she jumped down into the pit. She's not wearing them at any point in the magnet trap, and you can actually see them lying in the background of page 2-31.
Vulcan 1st Sep 2017, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Not to mention that most metals are non-magnetic. Only iron and (most of) it's alloys like steel, along with a few rare earth metals, are magnetic. Copper, silver, gold, platinum, etc. are not affected by magnets.
Rocktopus 1st Sep 2017, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Is that so? Well I suppose her symbols would be painted metal then, not copper, since they ARE affected by magnets. Correction noted.
pkrankow 2nd Sep 2017, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Quite a few alloys of stainless steel are completely non-magnetic too!

Regular magnetic materials that are attracted to a normal, permanent or electric magnet are things like iron, nickle, and cobalt, and certain "rare earth" metals. Most everything else is NOT magnetic.

(Ever recycle cans and stuff for scrap? The first thing they do is check with a magnet.)

However some strange things happen with certain metals that are "paramagnetic" such as titanium. Non-magnetic most of the time, but can become temporarily magnetic under certain circumstances, such as exposure to a strong magnetic field.

Lastly Steel is an alloy, and a very strange metal at that even though it is most common. Modern society would not function if steel was a "normal" metal. Most metals (and alloys) become, and stay, soft when heated, while steel can become hardened depending on how it was cooled. Steel can also be hardened by working (reducing the cross section) which is the only way most other metals can be hardened.

Now, having a tiny piece of iron or steel and entering a magnetic trap could potentially be more disastrous than what happened to our drunken guide Randulf. Large items carried our hero while a tiny item would have the possibility of piercing instead.
pkrankow 3rd Sep 2017, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
Plating metal with precious metals is easy with some electric knowledge. Been done for as long as batteries existed.
Auraknight 1st Sep 2017, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
He's admitting he doesn't remember her name! That's a good sign. It means he's asking again to learn it. Or at the very least, expects to, and is willing to continue dungeon delving with her!
Rocktopus 2nd Sep 2017, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
Progress! Sort of...
Grey Garou 2nd Sep 2017, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Grey Garou
Good to see the local administration taking the threat of that place seriously. I would imagine sometime in the past something rather unfriendly came back and wreaked some classic havoc.
Rocktopus 3rd Sep 2017, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
My old boss at my previous factory job used to say "Every precaution is the result of a previous disaster."
One can only imagine what happened in Marblegate over the last 75 years...
Worstcase 2nd Sep 2017, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
All in all their first raid went pretty well. Doesn't look like they brought anything too valuable back, yet, but they didn't have mayor injuries or loss of equipment (or partymembers) to deal with. So as long as the loot is enough for a few meals and a decent room to rent that is a win.

I hope we get to see how the jerks' party fared some time in the future for comparision.
With more people they can probably stay in the dungeon for longer but then that doesn't mean they'll be more successful.
BUMBLEBEE 3rd Sep 2017, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
Given that her "friend" broke his commitment to her, I wonder how that party would do when the chips are down and their teamwork is put to the test! I'll bet they collapse like a house of cards.

Rocktopus 3rd Sep 2017, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
Well, they'll likely be showing up some time in the future, so you'll know soon enough :)
Worstcase 3rd Sep 2017, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Yeah I already kinda put my money on the jerk party arguing about the distribution of their loot. Especially because they had the bright idea making an alchemist their main healer. Contrary to Coleen that guy needs more or less expensive material components for his potions and with so much treasure coming out of the gate every day, prices in that town should be through the roof for about everything, but specially for herbs and potion components.

I think Coleen's and Randulf's mini-team is off for a far better start.
Worstcase 4th Sep 2017, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Just noted that they did 6 checks like the number of colored lenses on the goggles so I guess they are done?
But they didn't check for parasites or eggs. That could go nasty, if there is facehugger monsters down there in the dungeon like those from the Alien movie.
Rocktopus 4th Sep 2017, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
It just means that alien parasites hasn't been a problem that they've identified coming out of of Marblegate.

Arthur 4th Sep 2017, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Have just binged the entire comic today because it is AWESOME.
Rocktopus 4th Sep 2017, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
PotaterHater 30th Sep 2017, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
Ahh, the classic dungeon experience: kill enemies, sell loot, get money
Rocktopus 30th Sep 2017, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
Kill monsters and put your life in danger to get treasure to buy better gear to kill more dangerous monsters.

When you look at it objectively, it's an exercise in madness.
MajorDZaster 6th Feb 2019, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
I thought that arcane mark stopped monsters from using the portal.
The mimic and illusion checks seem unnecessary.