And I return. Many apologies for the huge delay. Life got crazy but not in a bad way. I started my new teaching job, and I got a puppy! I am having a blast with both, but they are huge time sinks. I'm starting to get a handle on things again time management-wise, so hopefully updates will get a bit better, but they may be spotty for a while yet.
A lot of you anticipated something along these lines. Mina takes a very methodical approach to things. Anything that might tap into the more monstrous side of her or her subjects is avoided as much as possible. We'll have to see what Joan thinks of all this.
Both Mina and Archie are mildly sunlight tolerant. They won't burn up, but it weakens them considerably. Archie gets to be there for the signing of the contracts because he is the super bureaucrat (and has the most recognizable hand).
re troblsomtwins829: Sadly, I've removed that option for out dear vampires. They're going to have to go a little darker to survive.
re man in black: As much as she tries to avoid that fact.
re Onasaki: They're a little wary of volunteers. That often is a warning sign of some odd mental issues.
re Xylas_Incarnum: yup, pretty much
re Arrikanez: Looks like you and Mina are on the same wavelength.
re StellaFrost: I hope Mina's solution lives of to your high expectations of her.
re Kadtie: Drake is looking a little nervous about the direction the conversation is taking.
re Eva Emaria: I agree about the animal blood being a cop out, so I've made it not an option here.
re Imola: yeah, it started off so strong, but the updates have certainly trickled over the past few years.
Is it possible for groups to infringe on other's tropes?
The use of the word tithe makes me think of "the good neighbors" and I'm wondering if any of those tropes could start inflicting the vamps with interesting storylines.
Being forced to grab a guy from the surrounding villages every solstice to test a couple's love sounds like it wouldn't exactly be a hit with this group.
Every now and then I come back to re-read your comic and I still love it after all these years. <3 Hopefully everything is alright with you, and I am eager to see where the story goes from here. You are very talented.