Chapter 47: Page 20



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It had to be that guy.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

That arrow again.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM

Annie's line in the third panel has a typo~

16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM

Green Arrows are evil. Sorry Ollie.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM

Typo in the fourth speech bubble. "I think I know THE device you mean." Also, I'm curious as to how the Court had such knowledge.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:03 AM

Typo: then should be the.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:03 AM

Now... we need to re-direct the research on this

16 Apr 2014 | 12:04 AM

This is the 100th reporting of the typo in the large panel: "...I know the_n_ device..." And while I am at it, I have to say I am really fascinated by your blending of childish stuff (ROTD) and solemn story...

16 Apr 2014 | 12:04 AM

Bit confused about the next sentence: 'I think I know then device you mean.' Also what's the chance of finding an album of the court in a Waterstone in Conventry,since I'll be in the UK this weekend

16 Apr 2014 | 12:05 AM

Now some facts about Jeanne's situation start to come out. I almost forgot, this is why Annie and Kat are here.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:05 AM

...But why? (Also, "then device". :) )

16 Apr 2014 | 12:06 AM

Little typo there: "I think I know the device you mean"

16 Apr 2014 | 12:06 AM

*the :x

16 Apr 2014 | 12:08 AM

VolkerAH: Yes, it *was* WWII. The children being sent to the countryside en masse was the first obvious clue. Second, there were barage balloons used in London's defense during WWII. Third, the bomb that killed Mort was from that war. And finally, the scenes shown were much more 1940's than 1910's.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:09 AM

There's a typo. It should be "I know the device you mean"

16 Apr 2014 | 12:12 AM

Typo preserved for posterity: "I think I know then device you mean."

16 Apr 2014 | 12:13 AM

Sorry, Tom, if you got a comment meant for Mondays page, didnt realize you posted a new page already and it might have kicked over! Feel free to delete this one and that one...

16 Apr 2014 | 12:15 AM

"The device", not "then device", Tom. So far, no real surprises. The only information we have now that we didn't have before is how badly the device affected the RotD.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 AM

There's a mistake in the fourth bubble, you incompetent good for nothing halfwit. You accidentally typed "then" rather than "the", you booger snorting retard. Just letting you know so you can fix it, but I have already saved it into my computer so I can forever have evidence of your mistake.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:21 AM

i always wondered 'bout the arrow

16 Apr 2014 | 12:25 AM

Then it must be someone who knows the ether. Perhaps someone from the ether.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:27 AM
Urusai Neko

Feeling a little rushed, are we, Tom? When it happens to me, I get a lot of typos, but I'm writing four or five thousand words at a pop, so it's only natural! This will be the last time I'll bring it to your attention, since I don't like to harp on grammar and spelling, especially since I love this comic. I'll try to concentrate on my speculations instead. Trying to second-guess you is a lot more fun anyway!

16 Apr 2014 | 12:30 AM

The level of knowledge necessary to make an arrow that can tear through multiple levels of the afterlife as it kills someone is troubling to consider, and brings up even more questions about Jeanne's death.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:36 AM
Urusai Neko 2

Seems our old friend Diego, is chock full of secrets, ey? He should be 'winked back into existence', and flogged until he reveals what he knows. If I was to take a wild guess at this point, I'd say this is where Katerina comes in, but she must set aside all her preconceptions of magic, and the ether, before that happens. Whatever runs those old court robots in the basement, was conceived by Diego, and may provide a clue. I'm still thinking that Paz and Diego are related somehow.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:42 AM

This may be more difficult than originally thought.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:44 AM

Can't remember the thing! In which chapter is it?

16 Apr 2014 | 12:52 AM

Hmm, key word ... "directly" Google Fu: Diego ?

16 Apr 2014 | 1:07 AM

It's nothing. It's just business.

16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 AM

It's nothing personal. It's just business.

16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 AM

I do wonder. That doesn't seem like something man could make on their own. Perhaps Coyote...

16 Apr 2014 | 1:26 AM

I predict that only one of our many questions will be answered here, and that answer, and/or some of the other things that happen, will leave us with even more questions. At least four new ones.

16 Apr 2014 | 2:21 AM
Someone Else

My department was more affected than your department.

16 Apr 2014 | 3:23 AM

"She isn't one of ours" - So there's competition for RoTD? "We aren't the only department-" - So, more, right? :v

16 Apr 2014 | 3:26 AM

The plot thickens! Very interesting developments with this guy.

16 Apr 2014 | 3:34 AM


16 Apr 2014 | 3:51 AM

And now we get to the point of the entire trip

16 Apr 2014 | 4:12 AM

And pray, who would have such detailed knowledge of ghostly/etheric issues and would be willing to share it with Court technicians? Absolutely no one comes to mind.

16 Apr 2014 | 4:13 AM

"Only department"? Other departments????

16 Apr 2014 | 4:33 AM
Tall Josh

Not the only department... Now I want to see the others.

16 Apr 2014 | 4:53 AM

i'm having a really hard time telling if everyone is actually saying "realm of the dead" and you're just abbreviating it, or they're saying "R-O-T-D" or maybe even attempting to say the abbreviation which i would guess sounds like "rotted"

16 Apr 2014 | 5:28 AM

wait so if spirits are all shadows and after effects whats this dead guy doing still existing

16 Apr 2014 | 5:35 AM

I'm glad we're finding out more about Jeanne finally. This is going to be interesting...

16 Apr 2014 | 5:48 AM
Smashingly Jolly

Cripes, that's terrifying.

16 Apr 2014 | 6:19 AM

Ze plot! Zhe thickenz!

16 Apr 2014 | 6:20 AM


16 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM
Anonymous Person

Are we finnaly going to find out the purpose of that thing?

16 Apr 2014 | 7:33 AM

Well, I want to be in the department with the cool cowboy outfits.

16 Apr 2014 | 8:14 AM

"Subspace weapons are unpredictable, that's why they were banned." Nothing like an arrow that acts as an interdimensional guided missile. I'd just love to see our iron angel's perspective on the damage, since she's so good at understanding and manipulating the Realm of the Dead's true nature.

16 Apr 2014 | 8:49 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot what we came here for in the first place!

16 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM

Intriguing. Do tell me more, Mr. Stranger. 8)

16 Apr 2014 | 9:07 AM

...And so the thick plottens...

16 Apr 2014 | 9:26 AM

If not directly, then perhaps...indirectly?

16 Apr 2014 | 9:56 AM
Pangur Ban

@Urusai#2: An interesting theory. I'm feeling the answer may come from a different, unexpected source: Jack Hyland. Jack seems to have an understated knowledge of the ether, and his interest in Zimmy is more than mere physical attraction. I look to him becoming more important in the future.

16 Apr 2014 | 10:16 AM
Wilf Tarquin

So here's a question: did the arrow hit Jeanne, or her lover?

16 Apr 2014 | 10:32 AM

Sounds like she was severed from the ex-mortal coil.

16 Apr 2014 | 10:48 AM

The ancillary imagery around the arrow is certainly reminiscent of one mythic trickster canid. It would make sense that to really know all the things the arrow would need to do, they'd need someone with the aetheric insight of Coyote. What would he get out of it however?

16 Apr 2014 | 10:54 AM

This is bad, if the ROTD doesn't even know what it is. What was the DEAL with Jeanne? So she fell in love with the guy from the forest. Diego was a stalker. Did the court REALLY take him that seriously, or was that just a bad coincidence? I guess the court wanted to keep themselves separate from the forest at ALL costs...and forgot to think about any future repercussions. They also didn't count on one Antimony Carver...

16 Apr 2014 | 10:59 AM
Disposable Ninja

Speaking as a professional stage hand, those loose wires are annoying the crap out of me. For God's sake, somebody bundle those together and tape them to the side so no one trips over them!

16 Apr 2014 | 11:11 AM
Box...uh Fred

The arrow not only pinned Jeanne, but disrupted the spirit world? Damn, the court was serious about this.

16 Apr 2014 | 11:31 AM

The arrow's ethereal glowy bits are forming a bird's head shape. Does it have to do with the Tic-Tocs? Also, good to see Sir Young's view of "for the good of all mankind" involves punching holes through other planes of exostence. Apparently he really meant "there can only be one"

16 Apr 2014 | 12:11 PM

When you think about it, someone doing that is pretty horrific. They damn her not only to a terrible death but no rest or resolution in the afterlife.

16 Apr 2014 | 12:36 PM
Random Reader

"Whoever built that thing knew exactly what they were doing." It sounds to me like Annie and her friends will need at LEAST the same level of knowledge if they are to have any hope of UNDOING the damage. That means the supernatural people who actually have an idea what's going on (aka, people who want Annie and friends to free Jeanne's spirit) might need to be a little more willing to share their knowledge.

16 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM

That arrow struck Jeanne's lover as he was swimming across the river. It seems that arrow went on a wild tour of the ether, doing lots of damage on the way. Diego has a lot to answer for. He SHOULD be made to.

16 Apr 2014 | 1:52 PM

That arrow struck Jeanne's lover as he was swimming across the river. It seems that arrow went on a wild tour of the ether, doing lots of damage on the way. Diego has a lot to answer for. He SHOULD be made to.

16 Apr 2014 | 1:54 PM

So does that mean they have to use a third party of access her info, or that they have no access either directly or indirectly.

16 Apr 2014 | 2:07 PM

Diego, you're such a jerk!

16 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM

Someone should get on to understanding Diego's ether/tech work immediately! Oh, wait...

16 Apr 2014 | 3:13 PM

A guess: the arrow killed Jeanne's lover, but stopped him from being taken into the ether. Jeanne died, but refused to be taken, and has remained there waiting. (In an understandably foul mood.)

16 Apr 2014 | 3:42 PM

Very interesting. It looks like the Court went to an awful lot of research & effort to set Jeanne up to be their eternal "junkyard dog" of the Annan Waters, as she seems to be able to destroy any ethereal being that comes within reach on the Court's side of the river. I guess the question is, "What would the Court do if they knew Annie & Co. were planning to release Jeanne from her torment?" I wonder if they would look to Mr. Eglamore or Parley as Jeanne's replacement....

16 Apr 2014 | 3:42 PM

Well, this just got more interesting...

16 Apr 2014 | 5:18 PM

Everyone going on about, and a select few being nasty about one little typo. Gyah. Tom, you do wonderful work, and to see the storyline unravel just a little bit further is amazing. You make my mondays mystical, my wednesdays wonderful, and my fridays fantastic. Thank you once again for the new page!

16 Apr 2014 | 5:51 PM

@WilfTarquin It hit her lover

16 Apr 2014 | 7:03 PM
Not boxbot

He seems 100% nicer when he looks human

16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 PM

I love this comic. It's beautiful, intelligent, funny, and deep all at the right moments. I struggle to come up with my own story ideas and have been working on some of them for years. For someone to create a story this complex,which has obviously required a great deal of research, is amazing. Get over the typos people.

16 Apr 2014 | 7:12 PM

Wilf Tarquin: The arrow was very much shown hitting Jeanne's lover. She says that her "heart" was run through, which is kind of an interesting clue about how this device was interacting with her.

16 Apr 2014 | 9:10 PM

Wait, so, he was wearing a costume. But, is that Annie's view? I thought that was Kat's view and Annie's view was completely different. Did you drop continuity here, Tom?

16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 PM

Sounds ... Chaotic, something a certain coyote would do to mess things up a bit.

17 Apr 2014 | 2:18 AM

continuity hasn't been dropped, I don't think, since he first appeared as super vampire. he just altered his appearance to match what he looked like before he did. Works with what little I know of ghost.

17 Apr 2014 | 5:09 AM