Shadows war stories! Drake already covered thus briefly a while ago, but I felt it deserved a quick recap/expansion.
Gotta put those books back so you don't upset the vampire librarian.
Also, I noticed that a kinda crazy looking "you're all going to hell" website was using the add space here. I've blocked them from advertising here again and I'm sorry if anyone was offended by them.
I' going to try and get one of those bonus updates I owe you guys done this week too.
re Onasaki: I was gonna make some of them serious, but it didn't feel right, so happy it is.
re Eva Emaria: I think a lot of us have that in common with Joan. At least we get to live in a world with more available books that Joan. This library is a huge treat for her.
re tygermon: I'll have to check it out. I haven't tried drawing ponies before.
re Arrikanez: Joan is certainly one of us book worms, and the poor girl lives in a world where there is a serious shortage of books.
re DirtyLittleSecret: I'm glad you like the comic (and Drake :) )
re man in black: Medians have a strong tendency to be bookworms. That's why Archie dropped her off at the library.
re Xylas_Incarnum: While all worshiped gods exist in Hurrocks Fardel, Solifidians and other magic users tend to worship the Archetypes (like Fire and Trickster). Like you were talking about, these gods are amalgamations of similar gods across many different pantheons.
re Crowfeatherwolf: From what I can tell, there are a lot of varieties of runes. Given that Hurrocks Fardel is all future and post apocalypticy, my main consideration when choosing runes was visual. The other main magic related thing I've used so far is Drake's seal. Its based roughly on the Key of Solomon.
...I can't help but squee over more information on Phoenix. Seriously, I can't. He's the other half of Eira's Celestial coin (I so need to post as the maidens, bad me) and half of my crack ship. All the squee. I do like how his expression does show his fear so well, which really contrasts with how cold he normally appears. You know it's bad when even his calm veneer cracks.
Can I also mention I have wing envy? Seriously, I cannot draw wings, except like butterfly or dragonly wings, but yours always look amazing. So envious.