I'm currently out of town, but I didn't want to leave the fight hanging so I qued up an update.
And the cavalry (finally) arrives:
replies (at least to the ones I saw before I left, I'll get any I missed when I return):
re Eva Emaria: looks like you're not the only one upset about that. (also, more horses for you)
re man in black: nope, not good for him at all.
re Kadtie: That would be an excellent use of her power, she could be untouchable. Might not work on this fellow since he's been playing the "competent second in command" role and those types tend to be a bit more accurate.
re Arrikanez: True, you don't get to be Healing's champion by being a pushover. Looks like Joan won't have to shoot anyone else.
I love that your vampires are lycanthropic. I think i've asked this before, but it's been a while: are there werewolves which run distinct from the vampires in this world, or are the vampires the closest thing there is to them?
Hmm, I'm concerned with how the middle fellow made that swing without taking off his horse's head or ear - but the fellow on the ground has a great deal more to worry about! It seems they should have heard the hooves pounding up, at least, though. But I love the deus ex machina - or in this case, arboria? :-)
WHELP. THAT WAS ONE DRAMATIC ENTRANCR NOW, WASN'T IT?
I cannot wait to see these vampires. . . . already the one on the grey horse looks awesome and tribal.
I hope Teddy's conscious enough to see his new specie-buddies. . . . (Can that word mash-up be used here?)
Two things I wish to point out:
1) Many times in stories (Visual/graphic novels) the creator will not dwell on battle scenes. Unless the scene is HIGHLY significant to the storyline, the creator will have the main characters kick-ass some enemies and move on. Just demonstrating their IMMENSE POWER OF HEROICNESS.
I'm so glad you didn't do that. You dwelled on the fight scenes, put in so much detail on the movements and attacks, and you really made it a realistic fight! People actually got HURT! O: GASP! I hope to see more fight scenes, they were so enjoyable to read!
2) Once again, 'Many times in stories' the minion goons are very, veeeeery generic. They all look roughly the same except for a few features, no personalities, get mowed down like daisies, and are usually stupid and/or disorganized.
THANK YOU! For not doing that either!! I felt so connected with each of the soldiers because they were all different and unique. (I swear, I was gonna start giving them names.) They all acted pretty 'real', and acted how a person would act in the scenario. They were organized and skilled like actual soldiers, they had different faces and hair and looked nothing alike, and they speak with personalities! (I'm so sad the archer ginger died. . . .
You're a wonderful story teller, yet mean. . . . .making me adore the different characters and then BOOM. WOLF. DEAD. Oh weeeeeell.