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==Chapter Announcement==
 
==Chapter Announcement==
===[Chapter Cover]===
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===[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=2109 Chapter Cover]===
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''No official announcement'''.
 
==Page Announcements==
 
==Page Announcements==
 
===Pages 1-10===
 
===Pages 1-10===
 
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9127 Page 1]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''No official announcement'''.
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9129 Page 2]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''For this page, there were a few additional dialogues written out. Mostly for [[Fake Empress|Diva]]. But, in the end, it felt more right to have the scene go in silence as [[Kiel]]'s monologue takes precedence. Giving it a slow-motion feel to my mind. A high point of her life, the last minute before she strikes to fulfill one of her childhood dreams: Making a difference by defeating a great villain. Many see her as a villain, herself, and she realizes it; though she dreams of being the hero, herself. As she lands the blow, she too receives what could be her own death blow. This chapter starts right into the action for a fast setting. An experiment that you, the readers, will be able to judge and tell me if it was the right decision once the chapter come to an end.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9132 Page 3]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Turtle love brought this armored golem to be. Kiel's personal war-chariot, if you'd like. Definitely more style than substance; but then, it's Kiel. Impression is very important. [[Kar'liir]], who was part of the original [[Vloz'ress]], finally got the chance to get out of the basement after he helped Kiel take back the clan. Now he has his own hanger and plenty of assistants. Including [[Jysmur|disposable ones]].''
====[Page 4]====
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9134 Page 4]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''A dream realized: To ride upon a giant mecha-turtle towards a mad adventure. Crushing every piece of junk in their path. That's enough to get Kiel really pumped, but then who wouldn't get excited riding a giant turtle? Well, turtle-haters. But they're bound to be thrown off the edge of the universe. Also, Kar'liir does not approve of [[Cac'bolg]]'s critique.''
====[Page 5]====
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9137 Page 5]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''A good example of what can be done with the new flexible layout. Panel one would normally have taken too much page estate to be possible. And that inside view broken into many panels, Kiel moving from one to another, is also a first. I can see that being done again for action scenes. Five cameos, two of which are new. [[Jysmur]] the expandable assistant and [[Elbinac]] the scourge. A killer, that one; one who likely joined for the sake of the action it would provide.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9140 Page 6]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''A lighter mood as the crew travels to their destination. Sometimes people make jokes or act silly to diffuse tension, fear, worries... [[Vicyl]] wants to plan things to calm his fear, find faults, and correct them. [[Tsuris'lok|'Lok]] grows grouchy at others instead of himself, as if to seek something to blame for his predicament. [[Elbinac]] sets himself under a delusion of immortality. [[Kiel]] acts the philosopher about the nature of existence. And [[Fame'nidea|Fame]] sings her worries away. Did I forget someone? Yes, garbage-eater [[Jysmur]] farts her morning meal. For she feels no worries when she's piloting a giant turtle! Kite thought it was a turtle fart, at first, so she made the fart extra... sparkly. That turtle is probably fueled on Twilight's vampires.''<br>'''''Editor's Note''''': ...Classy.
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9142 Page 7]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Conversation between the cousins about the why of things. The motivation behind Kiel's actions. Pure exposure makes for a slow page, but hey, look at the shiny background! It's the [[Beldrobbaen]] home. Soon there'll be a mecha-turtle in there that might attempt to mimic a godzilla movie. That makes everything much better, right? Hm... maybe not, it'd lack a mecha-[[Quain'tana]] to fight against.''
====[Page 8]====
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9145 Page 8]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''The reason why the fake Diva is residing with the Beldrobbaen is revealed as Kiel's crew arrive at the Beldrobbaen outer district. Some signs of battle hint at a recent skirmish between Beld and [[Sarghress|Sargh]] forces. Kiel takes the easy approach to the Beldrobbaen, by taking things very casually. Too casually, maybe, for this clan of sombre individuals.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9148 Page 9]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Kiel is pushing her unlikely casual appearance beyond the normal into the borderline mocking. Force of habit, or the way she copes with danger: It's your call to make! Perhaps a bit of both. For with the[[ Vloz'ress]], to be fearless is the best way to keep people in rank, while the Beldrobbaen... well, they don’t see it that way.''
====[Page 10]====
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9151 Page 10]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''The Belds are known to be a sombre people. A way of thinking represented by their color and culture. Kiel's mockery made many wish they could stab her, however none took the bait. The [[Sharen]] would have thrown a hissy-fit. Sarghress would have taken the challenge. The [[Kyorl'solenurn|Kyorls]] would have purged Kiel at the first step. But Belds? They just took it like adults. Once [[Odelia'sigismondo|the warmaster]] arrived with the authority to deal with their unwelcome guest, she ensured Kiel ceased talking for a moment. Using an explosion to do this is entirely optional. But very satisfying.''
 
===Pages 11-20===
 
===Pages 11-20===
 
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9154 Page 11]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Kiel and her crew get into the district, leaving Jysmur behind with the golem. They carry along with them a bunch of suspiciously-innocent plushies in their arms. For emergency-snuggle time, or something more sinister? And [[Odelia'sigismondo|Odelia]]'s insult likely sounds quite harsh in her own mind, but is a feeble title to Kiel's ears.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9155 Page 12]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''The group is on their way up one of the spires to reach the Beldrobbaen's home, where [[Fake Empress|their target]] hides. With [[Verthandi]] as their guide and their inside agent. Apparently she quite willing to have the Vloz'ress do the dirty work.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9157 Page 13]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''The bridge connecting the main Beldrobbaen home with the guest tower where their target hides, with [[Nemea'tari|a single guard]] standing in the way of the bridge. A jumpy guard ready to defend against most things, except the most-harmless of attacks. Perhaps she assumed it was one of the kids playing a game, most likely it happened before. Not only this, but this cameo in particular has a love for kids. Except inside those plushies hid the [[demon princes]] of Kiel.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9159 Page 14]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''The demon princes come into play. Tackling the first guard while the rest of the group charge forward to overwhelm the [[Sarai|household overseer]]. Breaking to search for the empress quickly, their operation being under heavy time pressure. The demons princes come to life in a very similar way to summons. They couldn't appear in thin air, pass through walls, or use other immaterial abilities of body-less demons. Kiel had to stuff them into plushies to get them in. This is not an ability unique to Kiel. Other summoners have done it through the comic, the difference is the type of demon.<br><br>I'm aware [[Tsuris'lok]]'s hair is glowing. I don't know what Kite did. She is asleep and thus can't fix it at the moment. Just assume that he is becoming SUPER-SAIYAN!!!''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9162 Page 15]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''And the story catches up with Pages 1-2. Short recap of what happened. Followed by who stabed Kiel in the back. Two daggers got into the armor, one went into the back of Kiel's lower neck. A wound that she has yet to feel, but which will make itself felt very soon and hard. The guard in black is [[Nir'naya]], commander of [[Imperial Guard|the guard]] and a character from the very first chapter of the story making her return to action. Check the [[:File:Nir'naya Concept Art.png|concept art]] over at the archive bottom.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9163 Page 16]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''By the time Kiel has the time to pull her arm from her back, she is engulfed in fire. [[Fake Empress|Diva]] and the slaves are so close that the flames scorch them as well. "Fire in the hole" may seem like a strange thing to say, but it is the [[Kail'odian|cameo character]]'s favourite saying when using [[Sorcery#Fire_Sorcery|his flames]].''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9167 Page 17]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Mana fuels the flames. Demons eat the fuel, growing and expanding around Kiel to protect her. Though that doesn't save her from plain old steel that cuts through the demons as if they were nothing; for they are nothing, immaterial. The third swing catches Kiel hard, throwing her off balance. Livestream watchers may remember something like this from before.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9169 Page 18]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Things are escalating out of control for Kiel. She could not finish Diva in time, she is injured at the back of the neck, now her shoulder is sliced open, and she is on her ass, cornered and outnumbered. [[Fame'nidea|Fame]] coming in to save the day isn't working out, either, as the girl doesn't exactly know what to do. One ball of mana was casually dispersed by Nir'naya's flick of a hand. Do you believe Kiel will get out of this situation and, if so, how? Having a romantic dinner with her enemies is a valid option.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9171 Page 19]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Demon princes come to the rescue. Fearlessly jumping into the fray. [[Njack]]'s snuggle attack is ineffective against [[Eri'nyasa|the overseer]] who failed her blush check. While [[Sindas]]' own attack does manage to tackle down [[Kail'odian|the guard]] into the ground. It is at the cost of all of its heads. Not that the demon actually has lungs, hearts or anything else. The head will keep on going, maybe take a chomp at Kail'odian's ear or something. Meanwhile, Kiel is getting exhausted and severely beaten. Armor or not, that reverse blade strike has to hurt pretty bad; worse in the morning if she gets to there. It's going so bad for Kiel that her demon friends are now watching from outside the panels.<br><br>Pre-attemptively expecting feedback: Yes, the action is confusing in this one. It's really tough to handle so many characters in a small space fighting. Are there better ways to do it? I'm certain. Let's discover it together in the coming chapters.''
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====[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9174 Page 20]====
'''Kern''': ''''
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'''Kern''': ''Sindas' head went pop before it could scuttle away. Lucky for him, that only means the death of his body. Meanwhile, Kiel is making her way outside the tower, with two major difficulties in her path: She is bleeding, getting weaker. And this tower does not connect to the ground below. Only good news is that the empress' wound is also getting worse. Are they going to chase the assassin or help their charge?''
 
===Pages 21-30===
 
===Pages 21-30===
 
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This article contains all the Moonless Age page announcements made by the comic's author for Chapter 41 - End of Charades. These often elaborate on or clarify details not explicitly stated in the comic itself, but regardless provide a sort of commentary for each page. These announcements are made in the Moonless Age channel of the Official Discord and can also be read on the comic's Official Facebook Page.

Chapter Announcement

Chapter Cover

No official announcement.

Page Announcements

Pages 1-10


Page 1

No official announcement.

Page 2

Kern: For this page, there were a few additional dialogues written out. Mostly for Diva. But, in the end, it felt more right to have the scene go in silence as Kiel's monologue takes precedence. Giving it a slow-motion feel to my mind. A high point of her life, the last minute before she strikes to fulfill one of her childhood dreams: Making a difference by defeating a great villain. Many see her as a villain, herself, and she realizes it; though she dreams of being the hero, herself. As she lands the blow, she too receives what could be her own death blow. This chapter starts right into the action for a fast setting. An experiment that you, the readers, will be able to judge and tell me if it was the right decision once the chapter come to an end.

Page 3

Kern: Turtle love brought this armored golem to be. Kiel's personal war-chariot, if you'd like. Definitely more style than substance; but then, it's Kiel. Impression is very important. Kar'liir, who was part of the original Vloz'ress, finally got the chance to get out of the basement after he helped Kiel take back the clan. Now he has his own hanger and plenty of assistants. Including disposable ones.

Page 4

Kern: A dream realized: To ride upon a giant mecha-turtle towards a mad adventure. Crushing every piece of junk in their path. That's enough to get Kiel really pumped, but then who wouldn't get excited riding a giant turtle? Well, turtle-haters. But they're bound to be thrown off the edge of the universe. Also, Kar'liir does not approve of Cac'bolg's critique.

Page 5

Kern: A good example of what can be done with the new flexible layout. Panel one would normally have taken too much page estate to be possible. And that inside view broken into many panels, Kiel moving from one to another, is also a first. I can see that being done again for action scenes. Five cameos, two of which are new. Jysmur the expandable assistant and Elbinac the scourge. A killer, that one; one who likely joined for the sake of the action it would provide.

Page 6

Kern: A lighter mood as the crew travels to their destination. Sometimes people make jokes or act silly to diffuse tension, fear, worries... Vicyl wants to plan things to calm his fear, find faults, and correct them. 'Lok grows grouchy at others instead of himself, as if to seek something to blame for his predicament. Elbinac sets himself under a delusion of immortality. Kiel acts the philosopher about the nature of existence. And Fame sings her worries away. Did I forget someone? Yes, garbage-eater Jysmur farts her morning meal. For she feels no worries when she's piloting a giant turtle! Kite thought it was a turtle fart, at first, so she made the fart extra... sparkly. That turtle is probably fueled on Twilight's vampires.
Editor's Note: ...Classy.

Page 7

Kern: Conversation between the cousins about the why of things. The motivation behind Kiel's actions. Pure exposure makes for a slow page, but hey, look at the shiny background! It's the Beldrobbaen home. Soon there'll be a mecha-turtle in there that might attempt to mimic a godzilla movie. That makes everything much better, right? Hm... maybe not, it'd lack a mecha-Quain'tana to fight against.

Page 8

Kern: The reason why the fake Diva is residing with the Beldrobbaen is revealed as Kiel's crew arrive at the Beldrobbaen outer district. Some signs of battle hint at a recent skirmish between Beld and Sargh forces. Kiel takes the easy approach to the Beldrobbaen, by taking things very casually. Too casually, maybe, for this clan of sombre individuals.

Page 9

Kern: Kiel is pushing her unlikely casual appearance beyond the normal into the borderline mocking. Force of habit, or the way she copes with danger: It's your call to make! Perhaps a bit of both. For with the Vloz'ress, to be fearless is the best way to keep people in rank, while the Beldrobbaen... well, they don’t see it that way.

Page 10

Kern: The Belds are known to be a sombre people. A way of thinking represented by their color and culture. Kiel's mockery made many wish they could stab her, however none took the bait. The Sharen would have thrown a hissy-fit. Sarghress would have taken the challenge. The Kyorls would have purged Kiel at the first step. But Belds? They just took it like adults. Once the warmaster arrived with the authority to deal with their unwelcome guest, she ensured Kiel ceased talking for a moment. Using an explosion to do this is entirely optional. But very satisfying.

Pages 11-20


Page 11

Kern: Kiel and her crew get into the district, leaving Jysmur behind with the golem. They carry along with them a bunch of suspiciously-innocent plushies in their arms. For emergency-snuggle time, or something more sinister? And Odelia's insult likely sounds quite harsh in her own mind, but is a feeble title to Kiel's ears.

Page 12

Kern: The group is on their way up one of the spires to reach the Beldrobbaen's home, where their target hides. With Verthandi as their guide and their inside agent. Apparently she quite willing to have the Vloz'ress do the dirty work.

Page 13

Kern: The bridge connecting the main Beldrobbaen home with the guest tower where their target hides, with a single guard standing in the way of the bridge. A jumpy guard ready to defend against most things, except the most-harmless of attacks. Perhaps she assumed it was one of the kids playing a game, most likely it happened before. Not only this, but this cameo in particular has a love for kids. Except inside those plushies hid the demon princes of Kiel.

Page 14

Kern: The demon princes come into play. Tackling the first guard while the rest of the group charge forward to overwhelm the household overseer. Breaking to search for the empress quickly, their operation being under heavy time pressure. The demons princes come to life in a very similar way to summons. They couldn't appear in thin air, pass through walls, or use other immaterial abilities of body-less demons. Kiel had to stuff them into plushies to get them in. This is not an ability unique to Kiel. Other summoners have done it through the comic, the difference is the type of demon.

I'm aware Tsuris'lok's hair is glowing. I don't know what Kite did. She is asleep and thus can't fix it at the moment. Just assume that he is becoming SUPER-SAIYAN!!!

Page 15

Kern: And the story catches up with Pages 1-2. Short recap of what happened. Followed by who stabed Kiel in the back. Two daggers got into the armor, one went into the back of Kiel's lower neck. A wound that she has yet to feel, but which will make itself felt very soon and hard. The guard in black is Nir'naya, commander of the guard and a character from the very first chapter of the story making her return to action. Check the concept art over at the archive bottom.

Page 16

Kern: By the time Kiel has the time to pull her arm from her back, she is engulfed in fire. Diva and the slaves are so close that the flames scorch them as well. "Fire in the hole" may seem like a strange thing to say, but it is the cameo character's favourite saying when using his flames.

Page 17

Kern: Mana fuels the flames. Demons eat the fuel, growing and expanding around Kiel to protect her. Though that doesn't save her from plain old steel that cuts through the demons as if they were nothing; for they are nothing, immaterial. The third swing catches Kiel hard, throwing her off balance. Livestream watchers may remember something like this from before.

Page 18

Kern: Things are escalating out of control for Kiel. She could not finish Diva in time, she is injured at the back of the neck, now her shoulder is sliced open, and she is on her ass, cornered and outnumbered. Fame coming in to save the day isn't working out, either, as the girl doesn't exactly know what to do. One ball of mana was casually dispersed by Nir'naya's flick of a hand. Do you believe Kiel will get out of this situation and, if so, how? Having a romantic dinner with her enemies is a valid option.

Page 19

Kern: Demon princes come to the rescue. Fearlessly jumping into the fray. Njack's snuggle attack is ineffective against the overseer who failed her blush check. While Sindas' own attack does manage to tackle down the guard into the ground. It is at the cost of all of its heads. Not that the demon actually has lungs, hearts or anything else. The head will keep on going, maybe take a chomp at Kail'odian's ear or something. Meanwhile, Kiel is getting exhausted and severely beaten. Armor or not, that reverse blade strike has to hurt pretty bad; worse in the morning if she gets to there. It's going so bad for Kiel that her demon friends are now watching from outside the panels.

Pre-attemptively expecting feedback: Yes, the action is confusing in this one. It's really tough to handle so many characters in a small space fighting. Are there better ways to do it? I'm certain. Let's discover it together in the coming chapters.

Page 20

Kern: Sindas' head went pop before it could scuttle away. Lucky for him, that only means the death of his body. Meanwhile, Kiel is making her way outside the tower, with two major difficulties in her path: She is bleeding, getting weaker. And this tower does not connect to the ground below. Only good news is that the empress' wound is also getting worse. Are they going to chase the assassin or help their charge?

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