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Before we go further, I just wanted to say that these have been some of the hardest pages for me to illustrate. I would hope you would take a moment to go back and reread the sacking all the way to this point and you will start see things that an update every other day will not show you.

There are some hearts that are a little bruised here. Let spend a moment a drink a toast to a very determined old man. I think he would have appreciated it.

Yet as you read on you will realize that the tale of Siv and Ravna is not at it’s end but in reality at it’s beginning. A tale that through loss one can still find healing and purpose and in their journey realize that there is so much more about the people that fill your life. There are tales there that will never be found if they are never asked. Sometimes we learn these tales through others words and then we begin to realize that people we take for granted have much more worth than we could imagine.

I am sorry that I have been silent at times, I do not want to ruin all the twist and turns that sit in my story. I will though try and answer as many posts as possible. Yet I feel if it will ruin the tale, than I will remain silent.

Also to my little adventurers, a certain 3 and 5 year old. Keep strong, there is always hope for heroes come in many sizes .

trav

23 Comments

Lene » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

I think it is very important to remember that both Gort and Siv died for something they loved. They wanted to protect something- the Ogre his home and his life's work- or somebody – the human his lover. It was their own decision, and we must respect that.
Given the same choice I would throw myself between those arrows and my loved ones too, and without hesitation. Every parent would do that.

So. What really comforts me is that Gort and Siv weren't just helpless victoms killed by those goblins. They both made a conscious choice, and they chose death to protect what they loved. And they both were successful.

They won.
They made a difference.

Scott » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

@Vic: It's likely that the Collector and Roc don't know that the other exists. If your race was parred down to the point where you never saw another of your own kind, you'd assume you were alone too. It's probably just as well they're both male as I doubt either would care for the other.

Meantime, I still wanna know what happened to Groggle. Also, Ravna is no serving wench, there's probably a lot more to her than meets the eye as well…

    Vic Briseno » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

    Yea that is a good point! So he is a troll then! I would have to agree with them not caring for each other. Not only because they are both male but that their personalities seem totally different!

Gabriel » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

Dang. There is no next button!!!!! It only took me one day and now I'm all caught up lol XD

    Vic Briseno » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

    I think that every tine I read one! It is awesome though because Travis posts three a week! Awesome!

Vic Briseno » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

I already really like this new character even only after these few pages shown. I do have a question though. If he is the last Red Rock Troll what race is the collector? Also are we going to know more about these trolls back story? You said you don't like stereotypical fantasy outlooks on characters I think. It is awesome that this "troll" is not a big ugly monster.

    Ben » 27 Oct 2011 » Reply

    The Collector is a Stone Troll. Hover your mouse, if you will, over the Broken Moon World tab at the top of the page, and from there hover your mouse over the Races option. You'll see a list of the races in the story, two of which are in the troll family.

bscruffy » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

I joined several small churches over the years, struggling churches with hosts of heroic older members. I've been a minsteral for years in rest homes as well and seen many old saints "transferred back to the home company for reassignment." Like Ravina, I often get the sense of just seeing the tips of mighty lives…and hoping that death is a beginning for them.
Your strip is beautiful andyour comment was very touching.

glennnnnnn » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

Ravna will be safe now at least. Roc Noc has a nobility of his own.

sfbell09 » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

Truly an amazing page. Well done.

A.C. » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

Damn, still I prefer to think of him as 'fighting evil in another dimension' than being dead (which is sort of what Roc Noc was referring to when he mentioned his journey elsewhere). But still this is very sad, I feel as though I've seen someone disappear just as I was getting to know them, though I'm sure we'll get to know him even better in his passing.

One things for certain, he was a man of deep nobility (in the true sense of the word, nothing to do with heritage and everything to do with character) who cared not for glory or ceremony. Travel well Siv, travel well.

J Luc Pitard » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

Really love your work and have been lurking about without commenting– sorry about that. What drew me out this time is actually a picky critique. “To think of him as an unkept barkeep does him…” I think it’s “unkempt barkeep” that you meant. Probably would’ve been caught before publication, but maybe not. Speaking of publication… looking forward to the book!!

Dormin » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

Errr….. Doesn´t Ravna still talk about him in present time?

    MCars » 26 Oct 2011 » Reply

    I can't know if Trav did that on purpose or not, but people will frequently refer to deceased loved ones in the present sense, when they've had no chance to process the death. When someone is that much a part of your life, it can be hard to get verb tense right – and that's assuming she knew he's dead (and of course assuming he is).

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