February 23, 2012
Page 90 Book 5: The War Diaries
Danger danger, high voltage.
So this page is a little delayed, I’ve spent most of the past two days in university labs trying to get a big piece of coursework done so I’m kinda behind on a fair few other things.
We can kinda see here more of Greatwise’s arsenal of awesome, as it were, in that, yes, his sword-hand is enchanted to electrify and produce lightning bolts. I tried out some new methods to produce the lightning bolt effects in this page, including their spanning across another frame, to reasonable effect I think. It’s a mix of inverse gradients and clipping that also allows me to have the light shine on some characters but not others (blue dragon versus red, in this case).
Obviously any kind of elemental enchantment has its downsides, in this case the blue dragon is sneering because he’s immune to electricity (as we saw when dragonriders assaulted the Guarding Soldier, blue dragons have a lightning bolt breath weapon), but generally speaking it’s a very powerful effect on both land and sky targets, though not being electricity-immune and largely metal himself Greatwise should probably be careful of using it in water environments.
Greatwise, being one of the strongest and most experienced Erenatl warriors, is pretty capable of taking on dragons, though his subordinates require a little more co-ordination to achieve the same effect. Generally speaking the Grisgol have the edge against the dragons at the moment.
That’s all for now, I apologise for the lack of a webcomic feature yesterday. If you weren’t following my twitter, I’m going to have one up for Friday and normal service should resume next week. See you then!