...well, at least Lucien and Birkita took down a few troops with them.
In case you were wondering why the attackers didn't take any of the jewelry, it's because there was fear of the misfortune that tends to follow thieves of dragon treasure, and because loot like dragon blood is worth more than its weight in gold (and strangely enough does not have the same superstitions attached to it).
also added some new fanart and a link to Keepers of the Peace (http://keepersofthepeace.smackjeeves.com/)in the links section. Go take a look.
re Kaiyaweird:I don't think he's figured that out yet.
re Tenshi Yami no Neko: yes, I still cringe thinking of all the work that panel took.
re Onasaki: you're remembering correctly. They're slightly influenced by the coloring of their fur in their dragon form and tend to gravitate towards looking like family members, but initially they can design it. Once they've designed one they have trouble changing it, and getting rid of the tail in addition to the wings is just too many body parts to focus on altering.
re Miya: oh, we'll get the whole story behind the human attack in due time.
re tricorn5: well, happy birthday, sorry for the ongoing depressing pages.
re footnoodles: and the day is just beginning.
re KugaWolf01: I might do a few more woodcut pages where the story calls for them, but I don't think I'll go back to the limited color. I just think that the colored pages look more... finished I guess for publishing on the web, at least to my eyes.
re Jae87: i think blacking out pannel 3 was the only thing that got me through the page. hurah for cutting corners.
re mage_116: 0.o and T_T
re Rae: ah cool, it's nice to make cross community connections. And how could I not put the fanart up? Ah, what Drake was talking about there was that they couldn't look after him because they're dead.
re Azhtann: yup, even totally unarmed and without their magic or true form they're still very strong and fast and have claws. They can put up a fight, they just couldn't win.
O_O Lucien looks a little pale there.. Also, neat. So, it would be possible for a Dragon to design a human form that looks much younger then they would? Like say an adult wanting to look like a child for eternity? 'Cause that'd be awesome.