Chapter 5.41-- Promotion

posted 17th Mar 2017, 11:57 PM

Chapter 5.41-- Promotion
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view HeSerpenty's profile

17th Mar 2017, 11:57 PM


Merek in that second to last panel.............. that line may or may not have a double meaning. Glad to see you not frowning for a change, big guy X"DD.

OH! Another Council Member shows a shred of personality. Ol' String-Beard up there.... also known as Tarvere. He does not seem to approve of this idea. WHAT? DISSENSION among the Council members?? Egads!

And! A character who has already made one one brief appearance but garnered a lot of interest shows up again! In a rather intimate setting. How interesting :3

Thank you everyone for reading!

view DLKmusic's profile

18th Mar 2017, 12:17 AM


This is why Merek is a better man than I. His first order of business will be to try and figure out how to get both forces working properly without getting in each others way, and to find out who he needs to put a short leash on with the frontier boys.

My First order of business? Probably to put Kalverick in the water closet (and conveniently forget where he is).

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:24 AM


LOL!! O my so much hate for Kalverick and I just can't imagine why!

Heheh it WILL be interesting to see the two forces working closer together....considering they hate each other hehe. Should be fun interesting! Lolol

view ProfEtheric's profile

18th Mar 2017, 12:17 AM


What's this? A ray of hope for the forces of goodness in serpent society?

I seriously pumped the fist at this page, Serpy. Awesome job!

And it looks like someone isn't happy... :P

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:25 AM


I know, right? Just when we think something like hope couldn't exist in this comic! XDD

Hehe that is so awesome, Prof, thank you so much!!!

LOL no... someone is very VERY upset X"D

view azureXtwilight's profile

18th Mar 2017, 12:27 AM


Good job, Merek! It is time for Kalverick to pay for what he's done!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:25 AM


Yer darn right it is!

view MST3KFan's profile

18th Mar 2017, 12:32 AM


This could be a good thing, or a bad thing depending on whatever goes with Kal, who we know won't take this lying down.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:26 AM


You are absolutely right about that! Things deefinitely depend on him in upcoming events I can assure you that!

view Proxy170's profile

18th Mar 2017, 2:25 AM


Hmm but will Kal's men follow Merek? Sid has shown that no one particularly likes Kal, so maybe...

And gosh, Serpy...somehow I AM kinda wanting things to work out for Kal too, but his ambitions don't seem well thought out on his would him getting rid of Merek and having all the power really make him happy? I dunno that'd he'd stop there.

And as always, I love that your Council isn't just a group think/single mind entity :)

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:53 AM


Haha proobably not-- but alas, Kal isn't necessarily outta the job he's still in charge of the Frontiers! He's just kinda taking Merek's place as the "time out child" right now lolololol.

LOL omg that's amazing Prox! So interesting to hear someone NOT wishing death and failure only on Kalverick :3. Somehow it makes me very happy hahaha

Yessss slowly but surely we will start to see more personalities from the Council! Thank you so much!

18th Mar 2017, 5:30 AM


Delicious Kalverick tears. That'll get my fix for a while.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:54 AM


I am so happy you have your fix <3. Can I just say without spoilering too much that you will have quite your fill to last a while in upcoming events! ;D

view Centcomm's profile

18th Mar 2017, 6:25 AM


eat it Kal!!! and what is a lovely red head like her doing with a ass like him! Love the page serpenty!!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:54 AM


LOL-- I guess we will find out more about this strange relationship haha

Thank you so much Centy!

view SunnySideUpSmile's profile

18th Mar 2017, 7:25 AM


In the last panel did that dude just rip his shirt in half because of anger? See a need your shirt.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 1:55 AM


LOL! Weeeeell maybe he didn't rip his shirt outta anger, but............................ Kalverick could DEFINITELY use a therapist and some anger management courses!

view Carvone's profile

18th Mar 2017, 8:00 AM


wut. This is hilarious! Everything that Demas mentions is because of Hizruk -- beliah, dungeon escape, etc. -- and every single time I was freaking out thinking about potential fallout. And now this!

Admittedly, it's probably covered in enough strings to stock a yarn store, but I'm optimistic that at least this will give Merek some more leeway. I've been very sad to see all the nasty things he HAS to do because Council, so hopefully he has more of a choice now. I think a nice start would be to give Mira a lifetime supply of band-aid's, haha. She certainly deserves SOME recompense!

And as for Kal... You know I'm happy about this development, haha. I really wonder what he's going to do once the freakout's worn off. I would guess blame someone else, because he's REALLY good at that, then do .. something. He's not exactly a master planner as far as I can see, so will he do something with the humans? He's already going beyond the wall (Merek's new frontiers going all "you shall not pass" on him would be hilarious, btw), and I could see him reasoning that making a big mess would cause Merek problems. I'm not sure he's THAT reckless, but you never know!

Beautiful coloring for all the firelight, by the way. I really like the look of Merek's hair. And we see Araena again! Yes!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 2:01 AM


LOL THAT'S RIGHT! Ironically... Kalverick's men kept screwing everything up, therefore allowing Hizruk to do the things to screw everything up aaand Hizruk is Merek's responsibility so... LOL! They weren't necessarily wrong in accusing Merek before..... and now he gets promoted xDD. What a mess!

Yeessssss lololol with all the strings, this new leeway is DEFINITELY a victory in Merek's book! Keymen will be so happy :3

Ohhhhhoho Kal is madder than hes ever been and that's not healthy for anybody! (even himself haha!). His life basically is gonna depend on what he has to do next....and he is feeeeeling the pressure!

I'm super excited to have Araena in this sscene and we get to know her and this relationship a little better!

Thank you so much! <3

view Slim Kittens's profile

18th Mar 2017, 8:28 AM

Slim Kittens

And Araena is back!

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 2:02 AM


She is! Time to get a little more personal! ^_^

view Alicia's profile

18th Mar 2017, 9:03 AM


This is how Kal is gonna congratulate Merek on his promotion! He LOOKS like he's pushing a bunch of stuff on the floor and throwing a tantrum, but really, he's just moving things out to decorate for a surprise "Congrats you got a promotion" party. XD Kal is such a nice guy! <3

I wonder what Barron and Ryder are gonna think about all this too. :3

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 2:06 AM


LOL!! Yes.. he's THE nicest guy, literally! lOlololol I couldn't even say that with a straight face haha. I'm sure Merek would be 'thriiiilled' at his promotion party in Kalverick's room with shirtless Kal and some random girl LOL!

Hehe I imagine it will be quite surreal!
what I'm worried about is what SID'S gonna be thinkin' about all this :'D. Just about to get his promotion and then that whole sect loses respect in the Council's eyes. No Council support.... no freedom >__>

view Vivocateur's profile

18th Mar 2017, 9:43 AM


Ooh hoo hoo! This could be very good news (while it lasts...). Merek's expression in the penultimate panel promises interesting developments.

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 2:07 AM


"while it lasts" is very insightful indeed! :'D
When things seem to be going smoothly one should maybe start to worry hahaha

Yesss interesting developments indeed :3

view Matt Knab's profile

18th Mar 2017, 10:16 AM

Matt Knab riot? *puts away pitchfork*

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 2:08 AM


Hahahahahha... all in good time, dear Matt <3 XDDDD

view TheD-Wrek's profile

18th Mar 2017, 3:46 PM


Ooh, such an interesting turn of events. I like his sly smile at the end, like..."Suckers..." XD

Love that transition panel at the end. Great touch~

view HeSerpenty's profile

19th Mar 2017, 2:08 AM


Haha bout time something good happens to the good guys, amiright??

Thank you, D! :D

view Jarvi's profile

19th Mar 2017, 3:52 AM


Thank you for the last panel, Serpy. I can admire Kel's nice shirtlessness without the need to see his face xD

view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Mar 2017, 10:08 AM


LOL!! I'm glad that you appreciate it, Dad! Hey at least he has one good quality amiright? A pretty decent bod? Hahaha

view CiciEnixa's profile

19th Mar 2017, 4:25 AM


^ LOL @ Jarvi's Kal comment XD (I too appreciate it muchly, though less so because Arena is not in a good spot right now)

I'm surprised Merek's getting a promotion. I didn't think the Council peeps would even consider anything remotely close to that, but I guess with their "best" man's team screwing them over, it was inevitable.

*hopes for the best*

view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Mar 2017, 10:10 AM


LOL I'm so glad you can appreciate it, Cici! Aw but don't worry about Araena too much-- you can relax and just enjoy the view heheh :3

Haha I know, right? A GOOD surprise! But of course..more responsibility= more expectationss and let's face it...Lolol in a weird ironic way they weren't necessarily WRONG in accusing Merek X"D.

It's just so tense, this situation!

view Seabiscuit's profile

19th Mar 2017, 6:02 PM


..A promotion!O:
Unexpected. Oh, I so hope he totally has them fooled so he can use this to his advantage! Unless...

view HeSerpenty's profile

20th Mar 2017, 10:12 AM


UNLESS! Hahaha there's always an "unless" it seems, huh?

Lol buut... this could definitely give some advantages too :3

view junoro's profile

21st Mar 2017, 11:53 PM


Ohohooo, layers upon layers of interest keep piling up! What does all this meeaaaan? Or, more importantly, what WILL it mean?

Also, definitely excited to see more Kalverick stuff! That's a pretty dynamic pose he's doing in the last panel! Sssssomebody's in a bad mood!

view HeSerpenty's profile

22nd Mar 2017, 8:02 PM


Hehe I am excited for all the layers to start coming together!

I'm so happy you're excited about more Kalverick I know at least one person will enjoy this scene LOL! Thank you!

view Outlaw's profile

23rd Mar 2017, 8:40 PM


He's made of tough stuff to keep cool the way he is.

Great page, my friend.

view HeSerpenty's profile

24th Mar 2017, 8:37 PM


Haha he appreciates that! It's hard for him to keep his cool all the time X"DD

Thank you so much! <3

23rd Mar 2017, 10:11 PM




But enough about the final panel (hi, Araena, so sorry this is what you have to put with, nice to see you again I think O.o) and onto the rest of the page. Which is equally uncomfortable, but for very different reasons.

So this new promotion of Merek's terrifies me. Oh, I have no doubt he's now in a position to do very good things and I'm sure this factors into Keymen's plan somehow - but this is the Council we're talking about here. The Council has a very bad habit of ruining everything they touch. My theory is they're all selfish bastards and they don't actually care about anything but themselves. I figure it's at least partially correct. But the point is that here? This promotion can't possibly be a good thing. It just.

Okay, so for starters, I can SEE the strings. I don't know what they all are, but I have some guesses for a few of them. And I can see those strings poised to strangle Merek. Look at Kalverick. Or, don't LOOK at him, because *shudder* but he was the Council's pet, and they've tossed him aside like garbage.

They hate Merek. They somewhat LIKED Kal and they're treating him like trash; how do you think they'll treat Merek?

I'm just very, very worried about this. Please be careful, fictional characters who can't hear my plea. PLEASE.

Oh, and thank you very much for showcasing that the Council is actually a group of nasty individuals and not some giant amorphous blob of ick; it's so nice to see them arguing about how to be horrible people as opposed to all being horrible in the same way. XD

And with that, art. The art IS fantastic on this page; truthfully, I'd appreciate the last panel way more if that stupid torso weren't attached to Kal's horrendous personality. Yick. But it's a well drawn panel, and Araena's look just says how used to this kind of behavior she is. Sad, really.

I don't want to talk about the Council and how well you drew them, so I won't, because they're awful people and I hate them but you've done a great job of making me hate them. And their stupid hair. XD

Merek's the best part of this entire page (to absolutely no one's surprise, I'm sure). He's got a fantastic array of expressions and I'm appreciating them all; panels two, four, the entire third line, and his final panel are my favorites. Yes. Multiple. I hate to say it, but the lighting in this place does good things to him. I especially love how you outline him in that fire-glow; it's absolutely lovely.

And while I adore that last look on his face... I repeat. Please please PLEASE be careful, Merek. *gnaws fingernails to stubs*

view HeSerpenty's profile

24th Mar 2017, 8:51 PM


LOL o come now it's not that bad! Just put a sticky note over Kal's head! XDDD
Everyone feels so sorry for Araena, but alas...she right where SHE wants to be ;D

Yeeea you are probably wise to be suspicious of this 'promotion' haha. But even sneaky suspicious promotion deals that might end up being a trap can be used for some good haha--- anyways, I think Keymen will approve :3.

Haha and yea...if they can turn so quickly on Kalverick.. how much MORE can they do so on Merek?

At least Merek is here to distract from awful Kal and awful Council <333. I'm glad he turned out well on this page-- he is MY favorite onit too if that isn't too shocking! As long as he can keep that temper under control and head cleared of all that rage... I think he can make this work for him X'D.

Thank you so much, my friend!

view gideonland's profile

14th Apr 2017, 12:49 AM


Well, a nice turn of events. But of course, strings attached??? We'll see.
I need to keep up! So good! ;( Lol

view HeSerpenty's profile

15th Apr 2017, 1:56 PM


Hahaha whenever something is too good to be true.. it can't be all that good, right??

Thank you so much! Always happy to see ya stop by! <333

view merlinnia's profile

13th Jun 2017, 12:09 PM


"but no one listens to me" he's the poor councilmen always stuck writing the dissenting opinion no one reads isn't he x'D

view HeSerpenty's profile

13th Jun 2017, 12:22 PM


That's right hehe. You know I bet if they listened to HIM all this time they wouldn't be making all these mistakes X))--- what a twist! :P

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