Chapter 5.37-- Kilion's Secret

posted 18th Feb 2017, 12:56 AM

Chapter 5.37-- Kilion's Secret
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view HeSerpenty's profile

18th Feb 2017, 12:56 AM


And at last....we find out what Kilion's been hiding-- AND 'why' while we're at it!
It seems Hizruk isn't the only one persecuted for things out of his control :>. It's probably good for him to know this <3

Alas! Kilion speaks of the Council's vision of 'leaving behind the old nature'.. it's been a while but Daggot had touched on this too! Things are all connected :D


Kilion's face isn't all he has to hide! Vote for us to see just how much he is hiding!

view Centcomm's profile

18th Feb 2017, 12:57 AM


OH wow Serpenty! and damn thats a lot of scales I love his design!!!

Yes I voted!

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19th Feb 2017, 2:24 AM


Hehe thank you for voting, Centy! Haha yes... when you see that incentive you especially understand why he isolates himself so much X"D. Thank you!!

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18th Feb 2017, 1:11 AM


Awww Kilion baby, you poor lamb, c'mere! ;3;* *holds Kilion close and feeds cupcakes*

Seriously though, dang, what a twist I didn't see coming - poor Kilion! Thanks for linking that page, Serps, it really does help to frame this so much more in context. Hizruk is a dork XD but such a lovable one! He'll definitely help keep Kilion's secret on the down-low, even if he doesn't agree with any of the crap the Council has pulled on those with this 'rare defect'.

How long has Kilion been alone in this? :( Is this *why* he's alone?

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 3:02 AM


Thank you so much, Rufii! Haha yess Kilion is sorta the physical representation of what the Council wants to steer away from :3. And indeed Hizzy is probably the best person to be his friend! Maybe not in a danger sense but.. in an understanding sense, he is good!

I suppose Kilion has been alone in this his entire life... but he's been ACTUALLY alone for a few years now X"DD

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18th Feb 2017, 1:12 AM


Serpy this page is fantastic!! :D Love the detail on the eye and gosh so much awesome expression! :D Hizzy can finally have someone who truly understands, and he'll believe it! :'D
This brings up so many questions can Kilion not transform at all? Can it spread? D:
The reference back to the Daggot page though makes another scene I remember make so much more sense...when the Umbras are using serpents as trackers after Hizzy escaped in the dungeon, and they are tied to leashes :( I always thought that was cruel, but if the serpents themselves see their forms as feral, I see why they leashed them up.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 3:29 AM


Ee thank you so much, Proxy!! And yesss... both HIzzy AND Kilion will have that in each other! <33 They both really needed a GOOD friend :3

Ohhh and interesting questions too! For this condition he has.. I can say that yes, indeed he can transform.. but it could potentially (and not always) come with more consequences than a normal serpent. THOOO I shouldn't say too much! XD
And yes! That's exactly right about the "tracker serpents"! They are treated as any other animals...and they act like it too. More on THAT to come as well <333

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18th Feb 2017, 1:12 AM


... Can we just all as collective readers adopt the cutiepatootie right here and now? We can be like a Legion Guardian, bapping the Council and any who dare consider this special boi anything but awesome.

view Carvone's profile

18th Feb 2017, 6:12 AM


Yep, I'm down for that! Who's got the pitchforks?

18th Feb 2017, 9:17 AM


I've got a really heavy backpack, does that work? It's good for knocking people over with.

18th Feb 2017, 2:41 PM

DLKmusic (at work)

I may need a couple of people to help me with the lifting, but We can drop a grand piano on them...

This one won't stay tuned anyway....

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 3:31 AM


Awwww Kilion would suddenly become quite a bit less lonely and more loved! I like the idea <33

LOL I love progression of what to do with the Council from a "bap" to pitchforks, to a backpack, to dropping a piano hahaha!

19th Feb 2017, 1:39 PM


We use what we have xD apparently no one had pitchforks x'D
And of course I'd still be bapping them, I have a bap-pack, after all!
...I'll let myself out.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 5:49 PM


Bahahahaa nuuu don't go! Stay with your bap-pack! LOL I love it!

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18th Feb 2017, 2:30 AM



Also that means my theory is a bust, BUT I really hope he is well for a long, long time. I guess the umbras wanna keep their gene pool clean, eh?

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 3:34 AM


Aww thank you Azure! <333

It was a good theory! And yussss that is a big factor in it! 'cept the Umbras are more just the enforcers it's the COuncil that wants to fix dat bloodline hehe

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18th Feb 2017, 4:02 AM

JC Webcomics

Probably not the reaction Kilion was expecting, but a good sign that he still wants to be your friend. You two look out for each other now!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 3:34 AM


LOL certainly not!
But you are absolutely right, time for dis friendship to soar! :D <333

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18th Feb 2017, 4:19 AM


Man...I'm suddenly reminded of the made for TV series 'V'. The original, not the more recent remake.

You remember that show, Serpy? Anyone?

Just seeing what is up with Killion made me think of it cause dang is that a shocked 'defect'.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 3:36 AM


Aw lolol... I am not familiar with that show :'D (but I am an uncultured swine in so many things when it comes to books, movies, etc X'DDD)

Haha but yes! It is quite the defect!

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18th Feb 2017, 6:38 AM


Man, this page. This page is something else!

That panel at the top, with just his serpent eye, is beautiful! I feel like it's almost looking at me too. I don't think I've mentioned before how much I like your way of drawing (serpent) eyes, but wow! The 7th panel's also my favorite, because it's super weird/cool (sorry Kilion) to see the serpent and human eyes swiveling together. If Hizruk noticed the Umbras earlier than everyone else in the school scene, I wonder if Kilion's eye also gives him better/different vision. (I actually googled vipers, which if I rember correctly are what Serpents are closest to, and SOME of them have heat vision.) That little scale on his cheek could be a pit organ?

Hizruk is actually the perfect person to know about this, if think about it. Even if Kilion's not aware of it, I'm sure he's the last person who would tell the council. Also, he thinks it's cool, haha! Those two side-by-side panels are perfect. I also dont' know why I'm thinking this, but Kilion kind-of reminds me of Shera, so now I wonder what would happen if they met. I mean it would be a disaster, but an INTERESTING disaster.

I'm trying to understand Kilion's backstory, now with this reveal -- was the woman his parents sent him to also like him, or did she act as a protector for a whole lot of kids like him? I know Kilion says it's rare, but do they usually know/help each other? (I ask because I've been bouncing the idea of Serpent outcasts as the people who got Keymen back on his feet and hid him, because the Council doesn't think to look "beneath them." Also the timeline wouldn't work out, but I badly wanted to write Keymen-Kilion interactions!)

And I see the teacups again! :D I have exams all next week, and have been dreading those, but this has already cheered me up!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:38 PM


Yay thank you so much! Haha I never realized just how much I rely on the eyebrows when i go to draw the eyes on a character haha...... It was more challenging than I expected to draw his serpent eye! And yesh haha.. I always did have it that serpents, In their serpent forms, can get somewhat of an infrared vision tho it is not as distinct as an actual snakes-- it more gives them an idea for what's around them as oppose to alerting them competely-- but all their other senses are heightened as well to compensate for that!

Yesss I do plan to expound a bit more on Kilion's backstory but won't get into TOO much detail probz. He's only ever met one other person like himself and knows of another... but the woman who raised him (if you can call it that X"DDD) was not 'cursed' with this defect haha. She was his aunt :3

Haha now there is good reason for TWO tea cups! Haha something tells me Hizzy is gonna be hangin out around here more often! O man good luck with those exams!

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19th Feb 2017, 5:00 PM


18th Feb 2017, 8:02 AM


Gosh Heserpenty, you have that problem where you have trouble drawing the other eye the same huh? ...I kid, I kid. It all seriousness that's very cool.

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19th Feb 2017, 4:39 PM


LOL! You caught me--- guilty as charged xDDD

For real Kilion's always been the easiest to draw cuz I've only ever had to draw one eye :P (til' now of course xDD)

view SunnySideUpSmile's profile

18th Feb 2017, 8:51 AM


Awww, no, it looks cool! :D Don't cry Killon, it's seriously making me cry. :(

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:40 PM


O dear! *gets tissues for you and Kilion* <33

I think he will be okay in the end.... knowing he's got a true friend in his corner! <3

view SunnySideUpSmile's profile

20th Feb 2017, 8:10 AM


Ah, long as Hizruk doesn't make him cry...again. ;)

But Hizruk will totally make him smile! :D

view Seabiscuit's profile

18th Feb 2017, 8:54 AM


W-woah, so that's how it is... Gosh, I'm with Hizruk, that's REALLY cool. Shame not everyone thinks so... Poor guy.D:

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:40 PM


Thank you Sea! <33

Maybe someday things will change! :')

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18th Feb 2017, 11:56 AM



Hizruk is right. That's super cool. And it makes me hate the council even more.

There needs to be a serious revolt...

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:43 PM


Haha just when one thinks ya can't hate them anymore they throw a curve ball at ya!

And you are right about that!

18th Feb 2017, 3:01 PM


Hizruk, you precious clueless child x'D That reaction was kind of adorable xD I really like how their friendship is playing out, these two need to protect each other!
Also I'm really impressed by how you did those tears, wow :O
Just thought I'd point this out, but I think there's a typo in panel 13? "some cases or more less extreme"; I think you mean "some cases are more or less extreme"?

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:44 PM


Thank you so much! Part of the reason I been so excited for this scene was because of what it will do for their friendship <333

And o gosh you were totally right about the typo X'D. Thank you for letting me know, I got it all fixed up!

Funny how I can stare at a page for hours and then miss such a silly mistake X"DD

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18th Feb 2017, 9:30 PM


I'll admit, I was expecting his Eye to match Hizruk's like Azure guessed. This is...

Have I ever mentioned how much contempt I have for this council, Serpy?

Also, Hizzy may not have realized it, but that honest "Coolest thing I ever saw" is probably the best of all possible things he could have said at that moment.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:45 PM


Haha it was a very good theory you and Azure had!

And you are right haha I think his childlike enthusiasm about it made it much easier for Kilionto open up :>

They are super good for one another!

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19th Feb 2017, 5:09 AM

Matt Knab

Woah, not what I expected!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:46 PM


Haha I like to keep youguys on your toes!

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19th Feb 2017, 7:51 AM


Snake ppl, go and make some revolt, you're allowing those bastards on top do whatever they want and they do all bad stuff... seriously people >_>

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Feb 2017, 4:46 PM


Haha I know right?
They been under the thumb so long they don't even know they're still underit anymore!

view junoro's profile

19th Feb 2017, 10:15 PM


At last!! Killion's secret revealed!! :O
Poor guy... The Council yet again are awful and have awful policies... I voted, and DANG, he DOES look pretty cool, though! I hope it saves his life someday! Having scales seems more protective than just squishy human like flesh.

view HeSerpenty's profile

21st Feb 2017, 7:45 PM


Haha yusss! I been waiting a long time for this! And thank you so much!
Haha that would make total sense about them serpenty scales being a bit more..protective heheh ;D


view Alicia's profile

21st Feb 2017, 7:35 AM


Aw, that's just how I expected Hizruk would react to that too! Next he drags Kilion by the arm to the town going around shouting "Hey, everyone! Come look at this! It's so cool!" X'D (LOL I'm jk! Hizruk is pretty oblivious, but not THAT bad. lol)

Seriously though. Just when I thought Kilion couldn't get any more adorable... BAM! HE DOES! <3 I. MUST. DRAW. THIS.

view HeSerpenty's profile

21st Feb 2017, 7:46 PM


Hahaha Hizzy is nothing if not predictable! XD
O gosh THAT would be a disaster hahahahaa--- if he were that dumb they should just put him back in the dungeon XDD


23rd Feb 2017, 10:00 PM


I just...

Kilion. Sweetheart. YOU NEED AND DESERVE ALL THE HUGS. ;~;

And my heart is just continually breaking every time I read this page, throughout the entirety of it, because Kilion cannot stop crying. I think there's a grand total of one panel without tears and that's only because he just wiped his face clean - and then the one right after that, bam, more tears.

I have never wanted to hug a fictional character before so badly in my entire LIFE.

Well. Maybe I can't do it, but I've got a couple proxys that can do it for me down the line. ;~;

Aaaaand since you know all my thoughts on this already on the story content (including Hizruk baby finally starting to get it - the Council's not just cruel to HIM alone. I wonder if it's occurred to him that his mother's been through hell too? Hm.) I believe it's time to move onto the art.

The backgrounds are cold, gray, and uninviting - in other words, perfect. The last panel, with the red and black background... oh, that's a chilly image. You can definitely feel Kilion's terror there. Also, on an unrelated note, it's similar to Hizruk's serpenty form that you have as a background for the site, which made me grin. XD

Kilion's face. Kilion's eyes. Just. Just Kilion in this entire page is the most precious and sad and vulnerable thing; you have drawn him SO well, and I adore how you've done those eyes. It looks natural, it looks real, and that's hard to pull off when you've got something like this to draw. It doesn't look like someone just slapped a fake picture onto his other eye; it looks like he was born that way.

And I kinda love his serpent eye. It just looks COOL. (Yeah, I'm with you there, Hizzy. XD)

Hizruk going from 'woah' to 'NEAT!' to '...oh...' is also incredibly well done; I am personally a major fan of his face in the second to last panel, but he's done equally well in the others, and it's nice to see the progression of his understanding in his expressions. And I mean that. You could take away Hizruk's dialogue in this page and still understand the emotional understanding journey that he's taking on this page, so very well done there indeed.

Speaking of Kilion being vulnerable... he really, really is. His entire life is literally in Hizruk's hands right now; Kilion's not capable of fighting Hizruk or the umbra, and if Hizruk decided to turn him in, Kilion wouldn't be able to do anything about it. I'd bet anything that Kilion is very painfully aware of this right now - and that it equally hasn't yet occurred to Hizruk that the life of his friend is in his hands right now.

Vulnerable indeed.

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Feb 2017, 11:06 AM


Aw Blue, thanks so much! I"m so happy that the emotion is coming through the way it should on this page! As you have said...yes, this is a HUUGE moment for Kilion haha. caught completely off guard and his big secret exposed.... yeaaa this isn't a good moment for him X"D. Vulnerable is a perfect word to describe him right now!

And yes this is an important moment for Hizzy too! Up to this point he's been very focused on the injustice in his own life haha. Maybe this is gonna fuel some motivations heheh. Yess Kilion's life literally does depend on Hizruk haha--- here's to hoping he doesn't screw this up like everything else! Buuuut if he would go through all of what he did for Jonathan, a complete human stranger, then how much more would he be willing to do to to protect his friend <33.

I just love your insights--such a pleasure every week my friend! <333

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24th Feb 2017, 9:44 AM


OK well my theory that he had one "human colored" eye is totally out the window. XP


view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Feb 2017, 11:06 AM


LOL it was on the right track just the opposite of human!

Thank you Roux!!! FINALLY I got to share it!

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24th Feb 2017, 12:01 PM


Ah yes :D
It's a perfect friendship match :3
At last Kilion will have a reason to make use of his second teacup.

An interesting secret! (My theories were all wrong).
So Kilion can never fully transform; it's like the physical counterpart to the "feral behaviour" that the council is so afraid of in Hizzy.

Though it seems like some of the serpents will partially transform most seem to avoid it assiduously unless it's to some obvious purpose (like the tracker serpents...who seem to behave more like animals than humans in serpent form).
It certainly makes sense that the serpent population in general would be unusually paranoid about anything that stands out. Like the council is running a breeding program on it's own population. Creepy.
It's interesting to think of how much of the council's actions seem to be driven by fear. Fear of discovery by humans on one hand and fear of their own past on the other. Hardly a desirable attitude for the people in charge!

view HeSerpenty's profile

26th Feb 2017, 11:11 AM


Hehe yes it is!

You theories may have been wrongbut they were good theories! Heheh but yes... he can't fully transform intohis human form but if he wanted to go all serpent he could! To fully transform into human and serpent form.... it has to be all or nothin, serpents can't really transform partly-- well..NORMAL serpents anyway haha. Lots of weird biology stuff! They also can't transform at all if even one little bone is broken on their body--once the transformation gets to that point it will reverse pretty violently and make a worse injury haha. (I DIGRESS, sorry hahaha)

O gosh you hit the nail on the head about the council and their weird sorta "breeding program." And about the fear too! They definitely live on egg by default so do their people!

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