no love for the zombies
Holy shit that guy is fabulous also check the site for the bottom of this page. that is the end of this chapter
Here's the preview for Chapter 11. Unsounded returns February 15th, so it's a longer break than usual. I don't know what I'll do with myself until then.
Welp, these two months will be long.
Had to make a reaction image of this. Just wish it was a little larger.
>Sette had Duane sign the smoldering rubble for her.
Got damnit. I literally just binged this webcomic and caught up yesterday. And now I have to deal with a 2 month hiatus.
Okay, so all my favorite whores survived (although one is trapped on the belly of a magical horror), but I will not be satisfied if based Toma is really dead. He probably isn't based solely on what I know about fiction, unless I missed his for sure dead body on a previous page.
Apparently Bastion travels by teleportation, but he can't bring his clothes with him. Which means he's actually most likely ass-naked and everything he's wearing is just a glamour.
i'm an idiot and i can't find it can i get another clue
I don't think he's gone yet, bro. Look at that little air bubble.
>get called a monster and fucking refused entry into a house
>use the opportunity to reassert your nationalism and insult everyone in earshot
Duane is fucking AWESOME, best character of the year.
so a quick heads up to any anons who haven't or weren't planning to, reread this chapter. I had walked away from it feeling like things were good, but after a reread opinions changed a bit. Turns out the chapter flowed pretty good when it was all together.
Bastion's up there working on his posing power level.
Timofey, your stand power sucks
>Duane was present when she was cremated
No, he was still a motionless corpse when she was supposedly cremated. Lemuel just told Duane that she had been cremated when he woke up. Keyword "told".
>we see her soul enter the khert
>No, he was still a motionless corpse when she was supposedly cremated. Lemuel just told Duane that she had been cremated when he woke up. Keyword "told".
>Imply Duane ever actually existed as anything other than a galit
Right after Duane was taken down
That's just Duane imagining Mikaila's soul entering the khert in his dream-like state. It didn't actually happen IRL.
>Implying Duane ever actually existed as anything other than a galit
actually kind of a plausible theory. With how fucked the cycle of life and death is in Unsounded, who's to say Duane's past life isn't just an amalgamation of other people's memories retrieved from the khert and put together by black-tongues? Christ, I think that would somehow be even more heartbreaking than Duane's current story.
>mfw Duane's incredible intelligence and pymary skills aren't actually natural
>mfw Leysa, Mikaila, and Lemuel never existed, or at least not the way Duane knows them
>mfw Duane is just a science experiment to create the perfect wright gone horribly wrong
Sette in that top left panel makes me worried, red-ish khert business is never good.
And who's the ominous devil in the top right panel? Looks like he might be one of Duane's people but I don't recall if that hair+skin color combination is a thing there or not, is too pale for a Sharte though.
The hair looks a slightly different colour, but he's got the same lines under his eyes, the same eyebrows, and looks to be wearing the same solid band necklace that I can't remember the name of for some reason.
Besides haven't we seen that Duane was still in contact with his brother before being sent on the current quest? I feel like thats a thing but I might be pulling it out of my ass.
Well, it's implied pretty heavily she is some sort of construct or mutant influenced by the Khert so her being able to interact with it is down to that.
We currently lack more precise data.
Fun Fact! First materials disrupt khert lines and Senet Beasts have their own khert fields, Sette is not human and the only other sapient beings in Kasslyne are two toes and she is obviously not one of those either.
>Is she Ssael?
>implying Ssael is anything other than a corpse in the ground
Both religions are wrong the only ones who seem to be even partially correct are the black tongues since Illganyag is real.
More than likely Duane's creator as well.
And to bring it back to the earlier discussion, Ghost Boy is proof that Bastion can create a coherent personality from Khert refuse, so Duane being a construct identity is not impossible.
Is this Ssael??!
Was this a commission/kickstarter reward?
How could I miss this? I'm in the threads constantly.
Does that shading on the chest look like a female bust to anyone else??
No it's supposed to be Mikalia if she had grown up.
Yes it is a kickstarter reward.
Incidentally I was the one who asked for a picture of Ssael and it is now on my wall, here is a picture of it.
This picture makes me think of something.
At firs I thought the the silver would eventually wash up in Alderode and go on the rampage we saw in the Khert Vision(tm).
But wouldn't being washed out to sea mean any pimary done to it would be neutralized, since there is no greater Khert structure there?
Or would the self contained nature of prime materials counter that?
Looks like something from a shitty JRPG.
I know that we know that Ssael was a man according to lore but that does not look like an armpit to me.
With the whole weirdness surrounding Ssael, Sette and Duane I can't help but wonder what Ashley has up her sleeve.
>implying Ssael was real
Ashley has more or less hinted that both religions are dead wrong
Ssael was a real person who died a old man but everything beyond that is likely just myth.
Why did your sister die or something?
She always takes a break at the end of a chapter
There's always feels and kindness in my pockets for Sette to steal
Is there a way of saying this that doesn't sound creepy
I mean it in a totally fatherly way.
>Holy shit that guy is fabulous
I need to catch Ashley in these threads one day and ask her as a straight guy, how do I get to draw handsome men like her. I either make them square-jawed or too feminine.
> Why did your sister die or something?
She is alive and relatively well.
I just should have spent more time with her and paid more attention to her upbringing when I had the opportunity.
>Anonymous asked: So now that they chapter is over. Can we have Anadyne smut for Christmas?
>If you go over to Patreon, suggest it, and get people to back you up, then sure!
Don't worry, Ashley is the most based and straightedge web comic creator I can think of. She cycles, likes to bake, and volunteers with kids. She sounds like a sweet granny masquerading as a comic artist and I think she only draws smut sometimes because she's nice and knows we like it.
>over two months of hiatus
I get it but man. The 1 month breaks we had after the big multi-page updates already felt like an eternity, I don't know if I can keep my boner going for two months.
>Anon she has literally said that she has dozens of smut pics of for example Duane with Lady Ilganyag that she will never share with us.
>that she will never share with us.
They's supposedly old and not up to par with her art so she'd be embarrassed to show them.
I can't remember, she answered a question about it on tumblr some months ago, probably a little while after Lady Ilganyag turned up in the comic.
>They's supposedly old and not up to par with her art so she'd be embarrassed to show them.
I don't care
It's undoubtedly better than anything I can draw so who's going to judge? I just want to see some weird bird lady porn.
Yeah, I'm not the guy who asked that, but I am the guy who was gonna commission the "How did Big Toby and Ana fuck anyway" and she's not sure now. Not cause she has any problem drawing it, but as she put it (nicely), commissions aren't going to make her money like keeping Patreon happy will so they have less priority now. Still gonna try to get it made (and join her patreon) but no promises now lads.
Sette's attempts to enlarge her "gang" are adorable. I wonder if the next bit of the comic are going to be Sette "taking control" of Ethelmik against the Crecian military.
Duane lived with Lemuel when he was a galit, and while Lemuel is working with someone clandestine, Ashley's said he's not affiliated with the Blacktongues. At least, not enough to be their crowning experiment's housemate. It would make more sense for Duane to have been alive before being zombied, but perhaps not with accurate memories of how Mikaila died.
>we will never get an Unsounded cartoon series
Mikalla being alive would be some Paz-level shit.
I was more referring to HOW and WHEN she died. Duane mentions vague memories of wanting to eat his wife after being zombified. What if these aren't true-to-life either? What if Duane returns to Alderode, only for his wife to reject him outright, unable to see him as anything other than an undead monstrosity? How can you possibly expect a new plod, sentient though it may be, to be able to completely control its hunger right off the bat?
I want them all to team up and go on misadventures
>Duane and Matty bond over both of them using pymarics to see
>Sette and Jivi bond over shared love of roguery
>Sette takes on a cool older sis role to Matty
>Uaid and Boo form a Appa/Momo relationship
>Duane and Quigs continue to hate each others guts on pure principle
>Duane and Matty bond over both of them using pymarics to see
Quigley would doubtless get butthurt that Duane is a far superior dad.
Makes sense. It must take a lot of expensive pymaric power to keep that waterfall from chewing right through the cliff and sending the whole place tumbling into the river. I guess they built it there for hydroelectric/transportation purposes without ever planning on the place sticking around past the life of the mines. And the people who have lived there their whole lives are pissed about getting the boot. Interesting premise.
At this point I bet Sette would be willing to trade
Duane is the Aldish Toma by being the best that their culture aspires to while being almost nothing like their peoples actually are like.
I think clues pointing to this are false flags, probably to plant an existential crisis in Duane and to make the reader wonder. I doubt it's actually the case. Blade Runner already explored fake memories and artificial people. It's worn-out territory in fiction.
He's a little more realistic than Cap. Duane's actually still a bigot, a sexist, and a religious zealot. He doesn't drop all the unpleasant qualities of his people just so he doesn't offend his modern reader's sensibilities.
Well mostly it's the issue of how you'd construct that many complete, complex memories.
Prymarics with personalities are made by going through the khert fishing for what you need, sensory data, emotions, etc, and finding what you need comes down to luck of the draw. Duane has a life, a sordid past, a family, war flashbacks, and a whole set of hard earned skills.
It's not like in RvB where
Church's past was vague and unmentioned for most of canon so it was easy to imagine it was incomplete, Sette got a backstage pass into several full days of Duane's life.
>Which means she wasn't wombed, and isn't for lactating
She could still lactate internally if the milk production in her breast tissue was stimulated correctly, she just couldn't be milked through her nipples. That's a breast inflation fetish in the making.
>Duane's actually still a bigot, a sexist, and a religious zealot.
I give you the last one but he really isn't the other two at all.
Remember he was going to teach Mikaila pymary because he himself did not agree with the restrictions on women learning it right before their death.
The only people he can really be considered bigoted towards are crescians and this dislike is both reserved (he does not hate all crescians mostly just the military) and is not irrational either, he is a veteran who has fought against them and his homeland is still at war with them, so of course he is going to dislike them.
And even in the case of religion while Duane is a religious zealot so is literally everybody in kasslyne minus the black tongues (and maybe not even them) and by the standards of this world Duane is downright tolerant, for example he has yet to burn anyone for not forsaking the twins, the same cannot necessarily be said about most geffendur who as Sette mentioned hang ssaelits on principle.
Well they can obviously construct sentient minds using memories (Timothy) So all they would really need to do is find the memories that correspond to the skills they would find useful and allow Duane's mind to fill in the blanks, Those memories of his past may be the combined memories of dozens of people stitched together by his own need to make sense of them.
Duane Adelier may be the amalgamation of multiple dead people.
Him relenting about Mikaila's pymary is like Conservatives who are against abortion until their girlfriend needs one, and only that particular abortion is okay and all others are still evil. I bet you Duane would still lose his shit about Aldish chicks learning pymary, and only makes an exception for his own flesh and blood.
Humans are shit, man.
>baby sette snuffing at milk like a baby echidna
It's not an issue so much with possibility as practicality. Duane would be a several decades long project, for a full team, working full time. How does something that valuable get away?
And there's also the question of why a weapon in a War between Creace and Alderode would have reasons to not 100% believe Alderode was right, but also hate Creace. There's complexity and then there's being straight up needless complicated.
>Him relenting about Mikaila's pymary is like Conservatives who are against abortion until their girlfriend needs one
Read the side story about his first love, he muses on the unfairness of not letting women practice pymary without giving up their womanhood.
This is something that has been on his mind since he was a kid.
It's more like a person that has egalitarian leanings being forced to play along to will of the majority especially since he had already run afoul of taboos once before and only still lives because of a lucky break.
>How does something that valuable get away?
What makes you think he did?
The goal of Sette's mission was unbeknownst to her to escort Duane to Ethelmik and from there to cresce, yet Bastion (who appears to be the one that hired Nary to do this) was already there in New Tawhoque (I apologize if I'm spelling that wrong) where Duane was and apparently knew where Duane was the whole time.
Maybe Duane didn't escape or evade capture but was allowed to think he had while he was observed interacting with normal people for a few years?
They could have been studying him from afar.
>And there's also the question of why a weapon in a War between Creace and Alderode
Where did you get the idea that Duane is a weapon for alderode?
My idea is that Duane was created by the black tongues possibly Bastion and the black tongues stated goal is simply science for science sake, Duane isn't a weapon he's a experiment.
I feel really bad about not being able to read this, but I can't get over Sette's accent.
>le funny hat maymay
His 'religion' is literally based around a guy killing all the gods to set mankind and their magic free, and he aggressively tells everyone he meets that their gods are dead.
He is fedora.
That would be totally fucking great.
>surviving whores get jobs in other brothels
>they tell others about Sette defeating the monster
>townspeople begin showing support for Sette's gang
>with every blowjob the story spreads
>it grows from rumor to legend
>"Sette Frummagem, the half-beast necromancer who thwarted the Red Berry Boys, defeated the silver construct, and banished the ghosts from town."
>"Sette Frummagem who single handedly saved the city when the peacegaurd and police left them to die"
>Sette finally rallies all her allies and supporters
>they all ignore her
>no one believes that little girl could be the great and powerful Sette Frummagem
implying his mom isn't man enough to be the only father figure Jivi needs.
I really want more info on pirate mom
He's only bigoted and sexist when it comes to Cresce which is understandable considering his background and that a bunch of jolly Crescians totally impaled his daughter.
And besides, why wouldn't he profess the actions of Ssael. Ssael's our guy
>not eating babies
>Ssael's our guy
Is he tho? Surely I can't be the only one who noticed the identical facial markings...
Then call it text message cancer-speak.
Really though, it's not as though 4chan has character limit the size of your mom's dick like some other services have, there's no reason to excessively abbreviate your posts, and indeed it's against one of the rules. It's not as static as a standard forum, though, so perfect grammar and spelling and such can't be expected, but there's no need to avoid using words longer than six letters.
For me it's a chat thing since ICQ, I always type normally in text messages 'cause there's no urgency. Not that I actually miss it or I think it's good to use abbreviations anyway, just the fact it's associated with a meme now.
>you will never fap to teenage Sette
Fuck, I don't even want to fap. I just want a teenage version of Sette, canon or not. Lolis ain't my thing, so I can't really appreciate Sette's Settes until she ages a few years.
>not eating babies belonging to a rival ethno-religious group
But Duane still had his pubes.
No thanks, not with those teeth. Head pats and fatherly hugs though would be fine.
Yup, that Bastion nigga definitely looks like a Jet. But looking at this poster, I feel like it might be hard to spot Coppers Bronzes and Golds due to subtle variations in normal white dude hair
STARFISH IS DEAD
THE LOLIS ARE SAFE AGAIN
>mfw Ana takes Duane's place as a catalyst for the silver
>mfw her worst day was the fall of the Nevergreen
>Mfw when comes back to haunt her
>mfw feedback loop of pain and suffering feeding into the silver
They were also not driven by an infinite love for lolis.
If Zombie Starfish shows himself before Duane and tries anything against Sette, he's going to get devoured.
Oh, come on. Duane's tastes are more refined than that.
She would judge. Artists are funny like that. I would sooner burn all my old work than let someone else see it. I can't even bear to look at it myself for more than a couple seconds.
>I feel like it might be hard to spot Coppers Bronzes and Golds due to subtle variations in normal white dude hair
If the bronzes we have seen in the comic are any indication they stand out they look pretty weird especially their eyes
>She would judge.
Take the thunderous cacophony of a million faps as applause Cope!
But seriously if there is one gripe I have with Ashley it's her endless self deprecation it started out as somewhat endearing but now I'm starting to think she's simply fishing for compliments.
Some artists are just overly critical of themselves. It's a fairly common trait among their ilk.
The fact /co/ is full of cock/clitsucking fanboys that will shower her with compliments even when she herself points out flaws is altogether a separate issue. It's probably best she just not frequent these threads, or at least remain anonymous while doing so.
>even when she herself points out flaws
Most of the flaws she points out are non existent though, which is why i say that it's comes across as fishing for compliments. She is making a big deal out of nothing because she knows everyone will say that is being too hard on herself.
They exist. I've seen some of the stuff she points out. They're just terribly minor, even more so to those who aren't artists themselves. Artists have better eyes and normies are just blind to everything as long as you show them cute things or pretty colors
Wonder how old this is. Anyone an idea? Ashley grew like whoa as an artist. Alis it's funny how much Duane resembles his namesake from Vagrant Story here. Knowing that it's Ash's fav game, that surely isn't just coincidence.
Yeah, he had problems with it WAY before Mikaila came around, it's just that to a certain point, you go with the predominant wishes of the culture you're in.
Yer all a buncha perverts. Sette is for daughter exclusively.
Has Ashley ever made a more realistic rendering of Sette, or at least explained more about how she'd look to a non-cartoon person?
The black people are unambiguously morally superior to everyone else in this comic, so swings and roundabouts IMO. Jivi, Toma and Elka in particular are real heroes (as in Duane when he shakes his reactionary attitudes, tbf).
>The black people are unambiguously morally superior to everyone else in this comic
You mean the imperialistic, religious crusader communists?
The ones that eat children in ritualistic sacrifices if they are twins?
The ones whose queen just started a world war because she deemed a wedding present from a foreign politician to be inadequate?
The ones that demonize their enemies as being inhuman?
The ones that treat two toes as slaves/second class citizens that must stay in designated areas?
The ones that practice necromancy?
Yeah their all saints.
>Toma and Elka in particular are real heroes
Toma is a hero sure but Elka? even Ashley has admitted she's a bully that believes her country's propaganda 100% and that Toma is simply rubbing off on her.
Jivi is heroic in the same way as Duane in that while he means well he has his prejudices best exemplified in his interactions with Matty.
It's mentioned over several chapters but I think the introduction to Quigley was the one that gave the most info, Quigley is reading a newspaper talking about how Queen Sonorie declared war on Alderode after executing representatives of the Vits council that brought a present for her son's wedding that she found to be not good enough.
To be fair the Crescian royal family seem to be crazy they apparently inherited their rule from their ancestor who was like a black female Ghengis Khan.
You are misremembering hardcore. Alderode instigated this war, and every time there's an update on it in the comic, it's about Alderode occupying a town or slaughtering civilians.
Now, it may be possible we're only hearing half the story since all the news sources so far have been Crescian. But I don't know where the fuck you got the wedding present idea from.
>Now, it may be possible we're only hearing half the story since all the news sources so far have been Crescian. But I don't know where the fuck you got the wedding present idea from.
Shit maybe I'm remembering something from Duane's flashback?
I do recall the mention of a wedding present being a provocation from somewhere in this damn comic though.