It’s the start of 2018 and Chapter 12! I was sort of planning on drawing a picture for New Years, but here we are and I ran out of time cause New Years stuff to do, least this comic’s on time πŸ˜‰

Been a bit since we’ve seen Nathan. He’s had a busy night of his own. Nathan represents an older tradition of mages that we see a lot less of in the comic so far, but we will probably see more of in the future. It hasn’t come up much in the comic yet, but magic did exist on Central before the Incursion and before autocasters. While most of the Central mages we see are of the new autocaster variety, we’ve seen snippets of the old guard here and there. They are sort of stuffy, occasionally ridiculous, but tend to be some of the stronger mages out there. There’s a reason for this, and it’s unfortunately not a pretty one.

I have to occasionally think of the various biases we get in the comic based on the parts of the world we’ve seen. One of the biggest misconceptions that the lens I’ve told the story through so far is that autocasters are not a big deal, as we follow a relatively high portion of mages that don’t use them. The significance of boost engines is also something not really shown yet, but is a fairly major factor.

I think this is the first time we’ve had Elizabeth called that. We’ve seen her quite a bit, actually, as she’s usually the grumpy looking person near Sophie. She has some history with the Summers siblings.