The Drakesfire Chronicles

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The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Darathir on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:26 am

(Felt like trying my hand at comic strips to keep the tale alive. Don't expect quality stuff!)

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Shortly before the invasion of Draenor, Darathir is judged for his crimes by an Order tribunal and sent to live out the remainder of his days in confinement at the Mount Hyjal Barrow Dens. Little does anyone know, that there is a plot to bring him into the service of an outside force.
The Return

While successful in getting Darathir sent back to the Darnassus Dens, the mysterious purple-haired mastermind is unable to secure his release before the Order takes action and has him confined in the maximum security Violet Hold in Dalaran instead. The mastermind sends his Highborne arcanist followers Sharalyn Firebranch, Valharian and Romanath to Dalaran to bargain with the mages.
The Release

A few months pass and the invasion of Draenor is in full swing. Darathir was last seen entering the Dark Portal with the rest of the Alliance and Horde forces. The Order has settled at Elodor in Shadowmoon Valley, when an outsider sentinel suddenly attempts an assassination on Commander Aariam Nightborne. The assassination is foiled and the sentinel, seemingly under mind control, is detained. An odd purple amulet is found on her. Parallels are drawn between this occurrence and the murder spree of the crazed sentinel guards of the kaldorei embassy/waystation years ago. The leader of the sentinel group that the would-be assassin belonged to learns of the happenings and pledges to hunt down the true culprit. The mysterious purple-haired mastermind turns up, seemingly having had his eyes on the whole affair, offering the leader some invaluable assistance...
The Showdown, Part I

With the identity of the mastermind now revealed, all hell breaks loose.
The Showdown, Part II

A month or two passes after the massacre and destruction at his Dragon Tower in Draenor, Darathir is sitting comfortably in his new role as the imposter Overseer. Having resigned all positions in Kalimdor, he brings the two surviving Highborne followers of his old enemy to Stormwind, where they are now advising on low-key matters in the Wizard's Sanctum of Stormwind. With everyone thinking he is dead, Darathir proceeds to execute a risky plan to further his revenge and to rattle the lives of certain people.
The Rebirth

Darathir continues to commit various acts to discredit the name of his late enemy. He sends the two followers of Myrthis - the brothers Valharian and Romanath - to create a breadcrumb trail for Thondalar to find his believed-dead mother. Proving Darathir's prediction correct, Thondalar recruits help from the Order in locating his mother. Valharian and Romanath create a distraction in the Slaughtered Lamb while Darathir under disguise leads Thondalar to the lair where she is imprisoned. Meanwhile, the two brothers are overwhelmed by the Order's numbers. Romanath manages to flee, but Valharian is captured and questioned by the Order, and is then released without further trouble. This leads Valharian to begin suspecting that something fishy is going on, and thus he doesn't return to his master, but begins to follow up on certain clues, leading him to discover the truth...
The Revelation

Thondalar brings his mother Narissae, who has apparently been heavily brainwashed and broken down, to Darnassus. There she attacks Aariam on sight and is confined to the barrow dens, where mind therapy with temple priestesses commence. Meanwhile, Darathir and Romanath are busy gathering allies, new and old.
The Reaping

Several months pass, Narissae remains in Temple care. Darathir is widely believed dead, but him and his freshly brainwashed minions have been busy reconnecting with old allies, who in turn have contacted their allies, until a council of likeminded representatives from several races come together to plot.
The Supervillains, part I

Tensions in the council run high... but who remains watching silently in the background?
The Supervillains, part II

A couple unfortunate months pass, members of the villain council are getting bumped off left and right. It is time to pay a visit to a familiar face again.
The Confrontation

Three months pass. The outcome of the battle is shrouded in mystery. But the villain council has lost more members and its main, secretive benefactors are turning against it.
The Wrecking

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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby ilyal on Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:19 am

Cool ! Liked the "old" looks of the page.
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Reljen on Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:17 pm

Ooooooh. I like this stuff. Nice. Looking forward to more. How do you do these things btw? Take screenshots and photoshop them to look different + add chat bubbles?
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Darathir on Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:54 pm

Aye, screenies and detail removal and "oldification" on some photo program, then just add lines. Had to use some crappy online photo merge program to put it all together though so the fonts are a bit screwed :o
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Thondalar on Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:59 pm

\o/ AWESOME!
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Darathir on Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:15 am

Next one is out!
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Reljen on Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:28 am

And equally awesome than the one before!
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Thondalar on Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:07 am

Uh oh! I hope Reerinath is not on that list!
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Aariam on Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:19 pm

Aww yeah! \o/ Aariam the goddess is in! :D
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Calisar on Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:46 pm

Aariam wrote:Aww yeah! \o/ Aariam the goddess is in! :D


And revealing her inner thoughts! xD

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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Darathir on Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:25 pm

And another big one is out, split into two parts! The dernière of Darathir and introduction of Illera Shadowmist :twisted:
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Reljen on Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:52 am

Uuuuuh, thrilling!

Most of the time i do not have the time to read the long (and glorious) texts that the others produce, but a comic is quick to read. Nice handwork with them. :)
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Lomenár on Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:35 pm

Nice one Dara! And Lome is not incompetent! Illera is evil... :(
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Darathir on Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:27 pm

Well, she managed to wipe out her entire squad. I think Lome has the upper hand now in the competence department :twisted:
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Re: The Drakesfire Chronicles

Postby Aariam on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:17 pm

Lovely, Dara. :D Inspires me to make my own comic one day... Now we can all celebrate the demise of Drakesfire!
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