Aug 072013
 

The guard tells you that throwing rocks at people, while technically legal under Cyrodiilic law, is super rude and you shouldn’t do it.

You tell her you’re sorry and it won’t happen again.


K’helt wrote:
Katia: Hold his arms to the ground.
Yeah you just took him down with a rock to the face, but it’s easy to assume he’s still a better mage than you.


DanielChico wrote:
Awesome! Now silence him with your amulet.


playfulwizard wrote:
> Katia: Show him that nobody messes around with Katia Managan, give him the toughest, meanest look a Khajiit can give.
Make him quiver in fear.


Pajaul wrote:
Now, ask them who they are, and what their connection to Sigurd is!

Okay, Stephane notes, he has gathered that you are certainly very mad about something. It’s probably something insignificant that Sigrid can work out pretty easily, right? Sigrid is pretty great, we should talk to her. About this.

You remind him that you tried talking to Sigrid. All that came out of it was getting mind controlled, robbed, and thrown out naked on the street.

Alright, wow, you actually… yes, he was slightly worried that was what this was regarding.

You don’t take kindly to being someone’s pawn, you say. Katia Managan doesn’t take kindly to that bullshit. You want to know what’s going on with the Kvatch Mages Guild, how to get your stuff back from Sigrid, and who the hell he is and what role he’s playing in this evil mindfuckery. And you want to know it now.

Stephane assures you he’s just an ordinary priest from the temple of Akatosh. You could go to the temple of Akatosh, right over there, and ask them.

Bullshit, you say. An “ordinary priest” doesn’t lure people into some weird necromancer den and rob them blind.

He points out that he didn’t actually r-

You cut him off and say that you’re onto him. You bet he just brainwashed everyone into thinking he’s a priest, what with his weird wizardly mindwarpery stuff, and he’s really some kind of creepy, evil, necromancer, vampire… sload. Thing.

You bet that’s what the creepy hood is for. You bet it somehow hides his evilness. You bet if you take it off, he’ll melt in the sun or something from being such an evil jerk.

Huh. Nice locks.

If you’re quite done playing around, Stephane says, then you ought to let him get up so the two of you can properly discuss your newfound… theories. If you were able to throw off Sigrid’s charms, then he supposes there’s no sense trying to hide anything from you. That is, if you would kindly get off of him so the two of you can discuss this like rational adults.


JackRises wrote:
Let’s uh, take off our gloves.


TheTurnipKing wrote:
One glove. Slowly, in his field of vision. Then pop a claw.

Yeah, you say, that’s not gonna happen. You’re done being lured into disastrous fuckup after disastrous fuckup, handing out your trust like Tales and Tallows candy. The cards are in your hand now, and his skinny face had best start speaking. That is, unless he’d like some extra mouths to make it easier.

Fiiiine. You’ll try talking it through like a sensible adult.

  • Kazerad

    Sorry about the delay on this! For the record, sending out 224 buttons is actually really hard. I was hoping I could get them out today before the post office closed, but I didnt get far enough and it looks like I’ll have to wait until monday to get them out.

    In the meantime, enjoy an overdue Prequel update! I’d assure you that the next one is smaller and coming sooner, but I say stuff like that all the time and I think you are privy to my lies. Maybe if I don’t say it, it will come true.

    • whats the 224 buttons for?

      • NoFunnyName

        Getting under 60 seconds in the minigame on the last page, i think

        • Dynablade

          70 seconds. Pretty sure the best frame perfect time is 68.555 seconds.

          Also, cannot wait, gonna show this thing off all around Cincinnati!

          (Yes, if you’re thinking of Highlandering my badge, I’ll play with you~)

          • Insane Randomness

            Daytonian here! If I’m ever in cinnci, and I almost was yesterday, and I see a button THAT AWESOME, I shall surely squee. Insane Randomness never squees…

          • ANUSTART

            As a Cincinnatian I demand to see your button.

    • Pumpkins

      Stop being sexy you asshole! Stop it god damn you!

      • Sexy? Who’s being sexy?

        • Kest

          Stephane?

      • Megamer

        is it weird that I think katia looks sexy in the 6th panel?

        • Nope, not at all. I find it sexy too :3

          • Sentlit

            I second that. Completely normal… right? >.>

        • Contrast

          I think she looks sexy in every panel. :3

          • The DragonBorn

            Seconded! I’m sure many guys would want her sitting on their laps like that ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Random Argonian

            Amen brother!

        • Moo?

          I for one think it’s weird…

          • Why so?

          • Confetti

            I for one think YOU’RE weird. Katia is like irresistible, furry or not.

        • curleedee

          HEY GUYS CAN WE NOT SEXUALIZE ONE (1) FEMALE PROTAGONIST IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND??

          SHE IS A CARTOON CAT LADY. BUT OBVIOUSLY THAT’S NOT ENOUGH OF A DETERRENT.

          i don’t really care if anyone finds these drawings sexually arousing but why would you decide to share this? with anyone? also i am probably mad because she’s like a little baby kitten and i wanna protect her and teach her to stop pissing on the carpet.

          • Goldcat99

            Do you even read this web comic?

          • Peterdivine

            Your “little baby kitten” has slept with several people.

          • Pumpkins

            I don’t know where these fags get their ideas about Katia being sexy. I was referring to Kazerad.

          • Megamer

            remember man, rule 34

          • Sentlit

            I didn’t realize that just because one might find something attractive that they’d want to screw it :3

          • LOL

          • ZizZazZuz

            Damn, that’s quite the cat burn there. And kinda inaccurate too.

          • curleedee

            yeah see it’s not that i’m mad that THE CHARACTER, IN THE NARRATIVE has sex. sex is great.

            sexual objectification of fictional characters by ‘fans’ is creepy.

            but i could see how that point might get lost. i take issue with people taking a really fun and interesting experiment with the web-comic form and their contribution to this is to say, “FEMALE CHARACTER IS SO HOT.” like come on dudes, grow up

          • Lolderr

            This week on spot the feminist

          • Bane

            Shooshooshooshooshooshooshoosh

            It’s just a deviation by commenters, no need to get so worked up, I won’t tell you to stop getting worked up, but there’s no need to get worked up over some sexualization over feminine figures, I mean, that’s what the mind does, so lets all put our claws away and go play with the yarn like nice little commenters…

            :3

          • Pumpkins

            My mind sexualizes Kazerad.

          • w

            I’m a furry, and I did think she was hot on this page (different panel, though)– I couldn’t help it– but I’m not so horny that when I see any sort of compromising position or the like that my brain jumps to sex.
            In general, it’s unhealthy to think ANY female character whatsoever on the internet is hot, and demeaning as well. In this case, I happen to see where they’re coming from– however, I would not have said anything if it weren’t for this commotion, and I advise those who do think something is sexual to keep it in your pants. Yes, this is the internet, but when you have a thought like that, you do come off as a pervert.
            And this probably sounds really hypocritical because I am a believer in feminism but also an adolescent. As an adolescent, (and virgin) I look at the world through sex-colored glasses, and, as such, I don’t want to criticize horniness.
            Nothing wrong with a little horniness, as long as you restrain it just a TINY bit (to keep you from going crazy) and keep your fantasies to yourself.

            (I am trying to be neutral and keep both sides from being offended but it’s twelve thirty AM so I can’t exactly do my best.)

          • JaekovKurosaki

            katia is a very attractive character. not necessarily as you see her in the comic. but the character you form of her in your mind.

            dunno bout you faggots, but im seeing her more like this.

            http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/1454660_700b.jpg

          • Edd

            Sorry, but I think that art’s FUCKING AWFUL.
            I mean, in regards to that not really looking like Katia. Otherwise it’s alright.

        • Samuel McAfee

          Shes always sexy

    • zortharg

      224? What the hell! Damnit, I got 68 seconds the same day you released it, just a few hours after you put it up I think. How could so many people get under 70 seconds in such a short amount of time! It’s just not fair….

    • someone

      Say the next update has five thousand panels and is due for December 2017. I think that’s what’s needed to actually get small updates done quickly.

    • sabata2

      Still miffed that my 68 seconds went unrewarded >8(

    • ZizZazZuz

      OK, so I’m following you on Twitter, and I’ve noticed that you seem to take 15 days to complete a panel recently. Real life stuff? Or is it just getting harder to do these quickly?

      • Kazerad

        It’s mostly real life interruptions as of late, yeah. Sorry for the delays!

  • Abrababble

    I am your God now.

    • Then I demand miracles!

    • Frantic

      If you are our God now, Perform a Miracle and make prequel update EVERYDAY!

      • no every hour or once i finish one panel it simply whisks me to the next without any delay at all … i mean he is a god ofcourse.

        • Wabarick

          I see no miracles man!

      • Gunter

        What kinda black magic is this

    • sheogorath

      You guys should totally do my bidding instead of Abrababble’s

      • Alchemist

        Yeah okay. As long as there is cheese.

      • Haskill

        What is your bidding my lord?

      • Sheogorath (Skyrim)

        No. Instead, let us drink baby tears on the back of a narwhal!

        • Chocolate Cake

          I second this notion.

        • Samuel McAfee

          I have been to the shivering isles and there are absolutely no narwhals

          • Sheogorath (Skyrim)

            I’m the Daedric Prince of Madness.
            Deal with it.

          • Samuel McAfee

            Sheagorath as I must say as being a dark seducer of new sheoth and a disciple of yours I will (obviously) do as you say without question but you must have the consent of Haskell and the other Daedra before you do this stuff.

      • You cant make me

        their better be cheese damn you

  • BaronvonSomething

    This is great. Thanks.

  • stephane sure is weak, b

    but then again, a 120 pound cat is would be just as strong as a mountain lion in real life.

    • CaeDares

      To be fair, he did get hit pretty hard with a rock.

    • zortharg

      And a typical orangutan is about my size, and a relative of mine, but I couldn’t take one in a fight, he’d probably rip my arms off and beat me to death with them if I didn’t bleed to death first. And so for the same reason, she shouldn’t be equivalent to a mountain lion the same weight as her, and furthermore it’s already been established that she is barely able to nominally defend herself physically, and not overpoweringly powerful in a fight against a human (reference the sparring session with Ilden in the park – he’s a retired veteran, but he’s also an old man and she wouldn’t stand a chance against him).

      • DMB

        He’s also a wimpy Monk and she’s a furious Khajit.

  • Unclever title

    Pfffahahaha! I love the glove in mouth touch.

    • Stephane

      I didn’t. It tastes terrible.

      • TheTurnipKing

        Sure is a shame for you that she was wearing that filthy arena glove, instead of the nice clean mage robes that Sigrid stole.

        • MrXler

          Speechcraft +1!

          • Wabajack the staff

            XD

  • NoriMori

    This was just lovely! Thanks, Kaz!

    Katia’s scary snarly face was fantastic. And her face when she pops her clawsโ€ฆamazing. So much hate and anger distilled in that face. Just pure awesome. <3

    Also, LOVE that guard. XD

  • Epicface

    Best birthday gift ever.
    Sure, it says 21st of July when for me it’s still the 20th, BUT WHO CARES? IT’S FREAKING PREQUEL. TIME DOES NOT MATTER HERE.

  • stupidjellyfish

    Well, that wasn’t as violently tragic as I originally predicted.

  • Howowoowowowowowoowowowoowoowowowowolowoow

    Next Elder Scroll’s had better have throwable rocks. Far Cry 3 left me wanting.

    • A really really really small person that lives in the back of your head, feeding off your motivation in life!

      Screw that, I want to be able to pick up knives.

      • cake

        this one hopes for tomatoes and eggs that actually splatter when you throw them at people.

        • ZizZazZuz

          THIS one hopes for more realistic animations in general. Maybe some expressive faces?

          • Ma’iq the Liar

            And THIS ONE hopes that he makes an appearance yet again.

        • Chocolate Cake

          Are you my… brother?

          • Flour

            No, Chocolate. I am your father.

      • RampantSeaTurtles

        Get out of my head!!! I have stuff I need to do.

  • varsaigen

    Well I enjoyed this very much!

    Too many guards around when they aren’t wanted. But the moment you need them, there isn’t a single one in shouting distance… Unless you’re the other guy.

    • Dram

      usually because I’ve killed most of them but still.

  • Lawrence

    OH FUCK

  • Mikhos

    Locks? …hmm, didn’t quite see that coming.

  • JMeler

    I will accept this as a birthday gift thank you.

  • jacobc62

    Damn. If only that guard wasn’t there.

  • furnut

    I see she likes to be on top. (of the situation of course) ๐Ÿ˜€

    • tjk

      God dammit I knew there’d be someone like you in the comments. And I know this is going to be made into porn. God dammit god dammit god dammit

      • john mcainne

        owned

      • Marcus Junius Brutus

        what, do you live under a rock? EVERYTHING gets turned into porn!

    • nark

      grow up man

  • TheTurnipKing

    :wub:

  • Hahaha! That was funny ๐Ÿ˜€

  • VoxSerico

    Oh Kaz, definitely worth the wait.

  • Kajex

    Katia’s in fucking charge. X3

    … not able to do any permanent damage, but still in charge. >:3

  • A really really really small person that lives in the back of your head, feeding off your motivation in life!

    ==> Katia, this guys misled you before, and he is DEFINITELY in cahoots with Sigrid. Make the guard stay there, so that nothing bad happens to you.
    Cahoots I say. CAHOOOOOOOOOOOTSSSSSSS!!!!!!

    • Bmark

      awww i counted those O’s
      missed opportunity.

    • Headdesk

      Says the one…
      leaving me…
      unmotivated…
      to…
      argue-

  • I actually like to Katia like this.

    She’s has always been so nice to others and always broke down when things didn’t go right. But to see her actually standing up for herself is awesome to say the least. I can tell that she’s tired of everyone pushing her around and that one day all that anger might be unleashed on someone who pushed her too far. Her be angry for once and expressing it kinda tells me that she’s not a kitten anymore. She is a full grown Khajiit who won’t take anyone’s shit no more.

    • Hans “Grammar” Nahtzee

      You have been put under arrest by the authority of the 3rd Grammar Reich.
      You have the right to remain silent untill interrogation.
      Anything you say can be used against you.
      If you co-operate now, then the penalties against you may be mild.

      Now, if you would kindly take a trip on my train here, then that would be much appreciated.

      Heil spellcheck!

      • MikeyTheFox

        This is the internet, what is spell check ๐Ÿ˜€

        Also, I swear I had it say “I actually like to SEE Katia like this”….

        But it looks like the “see” in my sentence went missing. Sigrid stole it!

        • NoriMori

          Not just the missing “see”.

          “She’s has always been โ€ฆ”

          “Her be angry for once โ€ฆ”

          But I’ll let it pass. ๐Ÿ˜› They’re honest mistakes, and you’re otherwise quite eloquent and intelligent-sounding.

      • Shadowedcross

        There’s only one “l” in “until” by the way.

        • Hans “Grammar” Nahtzee

          I misstyped there.
          I have disgraced the entire Reich.

          Forgive me, Spellcheck!

          *takes out Luger and shoots myself with it*

          • nark

            clso grammatical errors will not be picked up by a spellchecker. clearly your extensive knowledge of grammar does not go so far as knowing what it’s actually called.

          • nark

            Grammatical errors will not be picked up by a spellchecker. Clearly your extensive knowledge of grammar does not go so far as knowing what it’s actually calledโ€”or perhaps you just accept the term ‘grammar nazi’ to include one who obsesses over spelling as well.

            In fact I am sure that this is intentional and that this conflation is some kind of hilarious, highly ironic joke with which you punctuate every dressing-down you leave.

            Good job. After being publicly harangued by a pedant for a minor mistake, I’m sure that will cheer your target up. Your winking misuse of the term ‘grammar’ will remind the people you berate that ‘no matter how bad I make you feel about your mistake, I can make mistakes as many times as I like just so long as I am lazy and have a good enough explanation at the time.’

          • Hans “Grammar” Nahtzee (nonjoke)

            Since I can not directly reply to you because your “reply button” went on a holiday or whatever, I’ll be doing it like this.

            No, I do realise spellcheck is for something completely different, but I’m exercising a stereotype set up by the common people of the internet about those whom care for the correct use of a language.

            It is a common misconception that Grammar Nazi’s praise the extensive use of a spellcheck software whilst a spellcheck software does not correct your grammatical errors.

            In summary:

            All the mistakes and misuse of the term “grammar” and “spellcheck” have been fully intentional.
            So yes, your assumption of all this being intentional and highly ironic is indeed correct.

      • es ist only one weg zu killen ein grammar nazi

        you muss use 1337 5pr3chen. Zis vill drive die grammar nazi inzane, cauzing his brain to explodieren.

        • NoriMori

          As a self-proclaimed grammar Nazi, I can assure you that this only caused me to lol. Obviously intentional errors fly under the radar just fine.

          • No problem with that but this is an infestation and I’m going to need a 1787569 cannon just to save the shift, ., ,, “, ‘, keys on my keyboard.

            hint use:
                _____
            -V

            Because it’s just that much 1337r infact you could say its leet leet times.

      • nark

        cats can extend their claws at will. most of the time they just poke out a little from their digits, but if a cat flexes the right muscles the claws suddenly shoot out into blood-letting hooks.

  • M

    Dammit town guard lady, can’t you see this is a uh… consensual domestic dispute? Yeah that’s what it is!

    Any screams and blood are totally okay. It’s just Katia being badass! Ha, who knew she had it in her!

  • tronn

    Oh man, the first panel had me laughing out loud, she just looks so guilty in that one! And the idea that the guard is just standing there five feet away waiting for something technically illegal to happen tickles my funny bone, too.

    I also like this new side of Katia we’re seeing, thus far she has been a rug for people to walk over and her finally snapping is a refreshing turn. Nice job!

  • Armael

    Told ya guys there were going to guards in this update.

    Where’s my 50 bucks now?

  • Corgot93

    Guards ruin all the fun. Ok put the amulet on him, it might not work on you but it will work on him then drag his sorry ass some where more secluded and demand (NOT ASK) answers.

    • LP

      If only Katia had some moneys. She could bribe the guard with a few septims and a few rounds of the persuade game and she’d leave Katia’s boyish pranks alone and even do up the paperwork to make it look like it never happened.

  • Confetti

    I hope things keep going like they are now… Seriously, so far it’s been a constant rise and fall in status for Katia.

  • IWasSoulTrappedOnce

    *panel six*

    http://www.prequeladventure.com/this/story608.gif

    *Total dude boner right now*

    • megabob12

      I think they just call that a regular ol’ boner.

    • NoriMori

      I know right? Loved that panel.

  • Wolf Cheng

    I started reading this thing yesterday and it’s freakin’ awesome! I’ve been “Taking control of the situation” for about 20 minutes, gunning for a score under 70 seconds.

  • Shazbot

    So any suggestions on what is wrong with her hands, and where the giant claws came from? I mean, it’s hardly the only thing wrong with her, but it deserves some discussion.

    • Link

      There’s something wrong with them?
      Other than the stylistic choice of four fingers.

      The claws are obviously due to her being a cat-person, in Skyrim Khajiit even have a racial bonus in fist fighting due to their claws =P

      • Shazbot

        I know she has claws, just that they seem kinda giant in that panel. They’re normal a moment later when she picks up the rock..

        • Link

          Obviously an exaggeration for visual effect =P
          Larger claws looks more intimidating.

        • 65534

          Real-life cats have retractable claws. Wolverine from X-men has the same (greatly exaggerated) feature.

          • Shazbot

            True, but they don’t vanish when retracted. Those are pretty damn long claws.

  • Awesome Incarnate.

    Thanks for the epic update.

  • cathy

    Show him whose boss!

  • needsomemiracle

    > Katia: comment on the guard’s apparent ability to talk as a free action, jamming a complex-compound sentence in the split second in which you darted past her.

  • Koravel

    blast! foiled again!

  • Link

    I love the last few panels xD
    She’s all like “No claws? How about rock?”

    • needsomemiracle

      I keep laughing no matter how many times I scroll through this. This scene being a mute one makes it even better.

      • NoriMori

        I’m 100% with you on that! XD

  • Where did the rock go after the guard took it from Katia’s hand?

    • NoriMori

      I imagine it’s still in the guard’s hand.

      • But… Her right hand looks empty, if you compare the last and the first panels O.o

  • Kanjigirl

    Katia: > Calm down and help the guy up.

  • ArchRylen

    “The guard tells you that throwing rocks at people, while technically legal under Cyrodiilic law, is super rude and you shouldnโ€™t do it.”

    I haven’t played the games. This sounds like an obvious reference, but I can’t tell. Would someone elaborate, please?

    Thanks.

    • bobucles

      If that rock had been owned by ANYONE, even a hobo, half of the city watch would be after Katia’s blood and she’d die in 5 seconds flat.

      • ArchRylen

        So you could kill someone by conning them into picking up a rock? I have a new preferred method of dealing with Sigrid.

    • SparroHawc

      You can fling rocks all over in the game and no one bats an eye. Until you do something that constitutes an ‘attack,’ the guards don’t care. Normally a thrown object won’t do much though; it just bounces around harmlessly.

  • sugedude

    Does anyone else not like this much?
    I mean, I like it, but it seems too “Oh you messed with the wrong girl”
    idk

    • NoriMori

      It’s *supposed* to be “Oh you messed with the wrong girl”.

      And if you take a look at the comments, I think you’ll find that the answer to your question is “No”.

      • Uzi_Man

        Don’t be so rough, he was only giving his opinion.

  • Sentlit

    Wait… what if… Stephanie is an impostor and is imitating the real priest, whose name is Steve! :O

  • Wesley

    I had entirely too much fun on the Goggles version of this page. :3c

  • hostergaard

    Ha! Love the “OH FUCK” written along Katias back when she tackles Stephane. It was easy to miss though, its only there for a frame or so.

  • Fishing4Food

    After many minutes trying to stop the second picture right at the point katia leaps at steph I have finally done it, and it simply says ” oh fuck ” I wanted a reward for wasting my time ;-;

    • ikearat

      All the images that are not Flash are .gif
      Copy the image to your machine and view it with any tool that allows single-frame advance.

      That being said, I have stepped-through that image several times and did not see the “oh fuck” until you posted. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL I just saved the image to photoshop and after a few layers of pictures… there it was! OH FUCK

    • Dreadmoth
    • Spatzist

      You can use gifexploder.com to break a gif down into individual frames.

    • Bluedraggy

      The gig is up Kazerad. You’ve been found out. You’ve been embedding clever subliminal messages in your .gif files all along. THATS why Prequel has gotten the following it has. They’re mind controlled zombies (read:faceless mooks)! Now we’ll have to go back through EVERY GIF panel frame-by-frame and see what OTHER obscene messages you’ve snuck into the innocent minds of your minions. Evil… simply evil. Good job!

  • NinteNerd

    awesome as always, kazerad. this is quite possibly my favorite update to date.

  • Gordion

    Ask the guard lady if hypnotizing people into giving you everything they own is illegal.
    You never know until you ask.

    • Spatzist

      If chucking rocks at people is legal, then the guards are true to the game, and only respond to what they would arrest the player for. So, short answer… no. You could use charm spells with complete impunity in the game – even on the guards themselves, which would allow you to escape retribution for smaller crimes (< 100 gold bounty). It did always seem kind of silly to me that no one minded – especially shopkeepers, who could be easily swindled into giving a better deal than they would have normally.

  • worsethingscanhappen

    You might wanna take your glove out of his mouth. Its probably getting covered in gross evil-priest-y saliva and you don’t want to be wearing that.

    • Wabaman

      Force him to take you to dinner!Yeah yeah he is evil-doer but you have no money right now!

  • Shorty

    I AM UP TO DATE :3

  • Guile

    Oh no, our feral badassitude is fading! Her squinty eyes and growly face are going back to normal. She does still have her Eye of Fear going, at least.

  • dovahbear

    Kaz, are there any prequel t shirts? Im not too sure there is anything out there for it, and I just find it a shame the only fanart that is displayed is on the internet (and unless you print it) not in real life.

    • Wabajack the staff

      yeah everybody wants them but they are dream of fans because of copyright,license and other useless bulshit.but you can try some company that makes custom t-shirts

      sorry for my bad english feel free to correct me

      • tronn

        Everybody wants them but they remain a dream because of copyright, licensing, and other useless bullshit. You could try some company that makes custom t-shirts though?

        • Wabajack the staff

          thx man ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Gunter

    Which would be worse, getting hit in the face with a rock or getting clawed IN the face?

  • Varis

    So. Hot.

  • P.

    *snaps own neck*

  • bobucles

    Stop right there, Katia! You just ran past a Kvatch guard and somehow managed to have a ~10 second conversation in a situation where you might normally exchange 2, 3 words tops. That’s not even enough time for an imperial guard to reach the “criminal scum” part of his speech.

    On an unrelated note, your eye should be almost recharged, right?

    • Gunter

      Maybe the nice lady priest at the church can do something about the eye. Might as well give it a shot, she might also give you advice about the competition if your ACTUALLY going to do it.

      • tronn

        Steven’s a priest too…

        • Gunter

          Would you heal someone if they hit you in the face with a rock then tackled you

          • tronn

            Being hit on the head with a rock is a strong persuasion tool.

          • Sheogorath

            It’s true, I checked!
            Also I made that rule.

    • Peterdivine

      It was one of those “event” conversations that you have. You know, the one where some NPC begins the conversation with you out of nowhere and time stops completely as he or she soliloquizes until you offer some sort of reply?

  • Holy crap, I hadn’t checked back in a while and you’ve presented an awesome flash game and 2 panels, I’m blown away Kaz.

    Also I like how Katia is toughening up and getting on top of things, pardon the pun.

    That music in the game was fucking awesome by the way.

    • Gunter

      I’m using an iPad so don’t to get to play a game

  • Gunter

    What’s the authors first name, I tried the Kazerad but it keeps saying Nupe to me, WHYYYYYY. It says optional for a reason

    • Kazerad

      I use the forum belonging to the author of MS Paint Adventures, sunce this comic began there and because running a forum well is hard. Though that registration question does throw people so I may need to find an alternative soon.

      The author’s name is Andrew.

      • Gunter

        Thank you

  • Mr. Morningstar

    woop! My Badge just arrived in the mail! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Gunter

      That’s kool

    • Lawrence

      Very nice badge too, also I didn’t know you were in Maryland Kaz. If I were back up there I would fuck around with ya a bit.

      • Gunter

        What is the MSPA authors first name????

        • Old Mac Donald

          And Andrew was his name, Andrew was his motherfuckin name!

  • Zephyr

    Katia the moment the you get a break form the guard,remember all the crap you’ve been through up until this point.
    Now you have someone to take it out on!

  • Darkmaniac2283

    Of course I’m late for the game. I would have LOVED to get that badge! Well back to doing something…less…depressing…

  • Ichabod_Clay

    Woo, got my button in the mail. Can’t thank you enough Kazerad for giving out prizes for the flash game. Such an awesome thing to do for your readers.

    You, sir, are a Cool Dude Numero Unoโ„ข. Top of the list in my book!

  • Uikri

    Oh hey, look at that. I’ve caught up. At first I was skeptical about this story, but now it is something I truly enjoy. Looking forward to checking back in awhile!

  • Gunter

    This story made me play the game again ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I wonder why Kazerad never reveals anything about Katia’s parents.

    THinking back, this story is over 2 years old now, and Katia is 19. She probably just left the nest before she moved to Cyrodiil.

    • BaronvonSomething

      Or maybe she left her home when she was young and she whored herself to sleep in beds during her teens.

      Hey, it could happen.

  • Kajex

    I -finally- got my pin! ^___^ I shall cherish it forever.

  • Nopon

    Got my pin in the mail. It is quite nice indeed. Thanks a bunch Kaz!

    On another note however, my mother visited the same day i got the pin in the mail and she found the envelope it came in somewhere between amusing and cute which was indeed mildly entertaining.

    • Gunter

      A pin??? I feel like some stranger that was isolated from society for years

  • Bazo

    I’ve finally catched up!
    Woo for me!

  • Wabajack the staff

    Oh fuck!I will be separated from Prequel for 2 weeks!I hope they have netcafรฉs on Nei pori!

    Feel free to correct me

    • tronn

      Two weeks? Relax, you won’t miss any updates.

      • RampantSeaTurtles

        Except the voting!

  • Andross

    Bingo.

    Yes, bingo was his name-o.

    That is all.

    • Sheogorath (Skyrim)

      Ooo, you’re fun!

      • Sheogorath

        I agree.

  • Gunter

    What’s the meaning of these pins coming from the mail

    • tronn

      “Update: there were prizes in this minigame for anyone who finished in 70 seconds or less, but they are all out now! Sorry. Better luck next time?” -Kaz

      • Gunter

        NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  • I.. want… the pin so much… T-T

  • Sekeido

    This Steve guy doesn’t appear to be a very big threat, but he definitely seems useful. Maybe he could be your ally?

  • ChasteArgonianDruid

    I didn’t get a button and I don’t care, because I’m all caught up! Woohooo!

    Also…

    >Katia, don’t get thrown in jail for assault and just talk to the fartknocker.

  • Bluedraggy

    Regarding WeLoveFine contest – just checked here: http://www.welovefine.com/contest/42-my-little-pony-ponies-vs-villains-villains-design-contest-winners#.UfnNBEDD8dk Kaz came in 2nd. How does that happen? Did the #1 actually get more votes? Or was it rigged? I call shenanigans. Still, $300 will buy a nice mexican dinner too. But something seems fishy here. Still, I still get to buy a T-Shirt! Break out them credit cards boys, this is the closest to Katia merchandise we’re gonna get!

    • Bluedraggy

      (ohoh… did I spell merchandise right? Lemme check the unicorn…)

    • How could this happen? Anyways, START VOTING GUYS!!! We are losing to like 5 designs and that design by some guy named Samba got about TWICE the amount of votes that Kazerad’s!!! Let’s show them Kazerad’s the boss!

  • andwhyisit

    Kazerad’s shirt is in the finals:
    https://www.welovefine.com/vote.php?id_contest=53#/id_submit=18680

    Get voting guys!

    • andwhyisit

      11 days to go before voting closes btw.

    • Faceless Mook

      Voted! Thanks andwhyisit!

    • VOTED!!

    • Mr Duck

      Voted for the Kaz

    • Lawrence

      Kaz if you want to get more votes, please put something like a banner at the top of the page so we can see this. If not people are probably looking past this.

  • Jason

    Katia: “Fine, just tell me what you know and I’ll let you go. It’s Sigrid I want, not you.”

  • Bob

    Soon… Will he deliver?

  • jhghjyuk

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  • Pepsidude

    Hah, which one of you is named KaitaMannagan on APB Reloaded, Colby?

  • Ben Kenobi

    current rankings:

    Luna: 265
    Gabor: 209
    Samba2: 206
    Gabor2: 190
    Kaz: 158
    Danny: 153
    Celestia: 150
    David: 149
    Kayce: 126
    Samba1:110

  • Gunter

    I feel like a ghost when I don’t have a pic over my messages ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Bonzo

    “another week OR SO”…… I’ll look forward to the update in a few months while Kaz uses our continued interest to harvest votes.

  • The DragonBorn

    I honestly feel Katia looks more beautiful in the action scenes where she actually has more of a feline head with cheek fluff.. The round head version just looks..off to me.. Man he’s got some ‘splaining to do!.. Keep the claws out Katie, you never know when you’ll need them!

  • Tuki

    I started reading this story 2 days ago. AMAZING. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS NOW I HAVE TO WAIT WEEKS FOR UPDATES T_T

    • Well, we have to wait for the good things, right?

    • Bonzo

      Kaz has been taking longer and longer to push out each update. You’ll notice the “another week or so” comment is now missing. He was harvesting votes from readers and sending out “pins” apparently. It will be a while before we see another update.

  • cheesybob

    I’m clenching my teeth here. I don’t care about Quill-Weave’s package or anything – but SHE NEEDS TO RESCUE THE LOCKPICK! NOBODY MESSES WITH THE LOCKPICK AND GETS AWAY WITH IT!

  • Furnut

    Quilly animated talking disembodied head on top! What foul magic is this!?

  • KisekiHakai

    …just wanted to say (since I know you read all the comments, even if you can’t reply).
    Your webcomic has not only inspired me to pick Oblivion up again, but my first character in ages is based on your little Katia.
    I’m doing Katia-like stuff as best as possible while still doing gameplay stuff.
    I even make cat puns every time I cast Fireball!
    It’s fun. Very.

  • asd

    8/3/13: Next update will be delayed another week or so while I do contest stuff. But what if I told you there was a 60-panel bonus update you could uncover with a bit of voting?

    i’d tell you to fuck off

    • Blue Dragon

      Kazerad has the best readers, doesn’t he? Why, exactly, would someone post that? What’s the purpose? O well.

      You see KisekiHakai and Tuki’s post and it makes it all better. Oh, and sorry Tuki, welcome to our world! NOT complaining about the release of new content at all – but one can always wish. That’s the problem with coming across something like this – you get hours and hours of stuff… till you catch up.

    • theplunderking

      well you can just go sit on one sir.

      • Chochi

        I tried to sit on one sir…once.
        I must say,sirs makes terrible furniture

        • SIR Chocolate Cake

          hmm… quite.

          • You had to capitalize ‘sir’, didn’t you? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • stupidjellyfish

      You just got, like, a massive 60-panels worth involving an awesome character. Be happy.

  • That Guy Who Chased You In All Those Childhood Nightmares

    Can’t wait for Katia to go ape-shit when Sigrid steals her arena clothes too.

    • Sheogorath

      Hey, making weird things happen is my job!
      …That INCLUDES giving Vaermina’s creations physical forms.

  • A Different Crazy Cat

    I have no idea why I’m sharing this, but… Katia’s sexy when she’s mad.

  • who149

    So. I noticed something. Katia’s first new outfit was that of a rouge, with her training using rouge tactics. After losing that she gets a mage outfit, learning how to do magic. Now she has a fighter outfit, and is learning more and more how to fight.

    She is going through all bases. Learning just the bare minimum of all. Just like the beginning of Oblivion!

    • Ransom

      Okay, so next we get to see her as a…? Monk? Assassin? Acrobat? Bard?

      • An acrobat, I hope, although an assassin would be cooler but Katia has nice acrobatics. (according to Quill-weave)

  • bobucles

    Find pineapple. Grab pineapple. And teach Stephane how to do the pineapple trick.

    • zortharg

      There’s the opportunity for that joke from South Park to be worked in – where the woman announced she would do the “ping pong ball trick”, and then the view is everyone’s shocked faces, and then it shows her, and she’s just hitting ping pong balls with a paddle. Someone made some fanart to that effect. Though it would be funniest if she was doing something that really was impressive and not really boring, to justify everyone just staring, amazed, saying “wow, that’s amazing”. like doing a one-handed handstand and juggling the pineapple against the soles of her feet, and jumproping at the same time, hopping into the air with the one hand. Of course I guess she’s not sufficiently strong to do that.

      • Disguze

        if katia starts to teach you pineapple trick….you gonna have a bad time

  • Wabajack the staff

    hey what happened to kvatch in Oblivion?I thought Kvatch was destroyed and somwhere near was camp of refuges where sigrid was doin shit all the day.So arent we going to see kvatch being destroyed ?

    and as always feel free to correct me

    • Sheogorath

      Hey, I never said you could leave your room!

      You’re still grounded!!!

      • Wabajack the staff

        Hey, I never said you could leave your room!

        YOU ARE still grounded!!!

        • Wabajack the staff

          Well i am staff made by mad god!I am even madder!

          • Wabajack the staff

            You are impositor!

          • Chocolate Cake

            LISTEN TO YOUR FATHER!

          • Sheogorath

            ….I thought I married a waffle…
            Oh well!

          • Why can’t I.. hold all this wats?

          • Sheogorath

            Because I’m wonderfully mad!

          • Sheogorath (Skyrim)

            Why hello my old friend!

          • Sheogorath (Skyrim)

            Why hello, old friend!

          • Wabajack the staff

            This madness needs to stop HERE!Or over there if you insist!But totaly needs to end!
            Oh wait!I am half Chocolate cake half staff?Or half daedric princess of madness half Chocolate cake?Or even half daedric princess of madness half staff?Somebody will have to explain it to me…

          • Madness Within

            MAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMADNESSMAKEITSTOPJUSTMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPKEEPSMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPHAPPENINGMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPMAKEITSTOPAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

          • Wabajack the staff

            I am half Chocolate cake half Daedric princess of madness am i?I need to know!

  • Katias

    I think we should ask him why they’re doing this. sounds like a pretty reasonable question to me!

  • casered

    i well mak mer apdutes sun.

    but mak me putting, guis!

    • Charrmbles

      Bat I wunt doo mer codding. eevor. ageeeen.

  • Ezithau

    Ask him about the trap door in the mages guild. See if that can be used to get inside.

  • Good going Katia! You show him why people do NOT mess with cats! Show him why cats are their own bosses!

  • Devils Advocate

    KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL STRIP THE FLESH HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL SALT THE WOuNDS HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL RIP HIS EFFING HEAD OFF HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL RIP AND TEAR HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL LEAVE NONE ALIVE HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL KISS HIM KISS HIM EAT THE LIPS HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL BAKE HIM A CAKE HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL ONE WITH LITTLE PINK SPRINKLES HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM CAKE HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM RIP BOTH OF THEIR FINGERNAILS OuT KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM CuT THEIR THROATS WITH THEIR OWN NAILS KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL ASK FOR HIS HAND IN MARRIAGE HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM

    • Sure, like Katia would ever marry Stephane :p

      • Evie

        MY BRAND NEW SHIPPING. BEHOLD.

    • Wabajack the staff

      wait wait wait!Brain what?

  • Erik

    Katia is indeed attractive in these panels…

  • Eternal Wizard

    CAREFUL! Don’t burn him with your fire powers.

    Calm yourself down. You have to be extra cautious now that you don’t have the amulet on anymore.

  • Eternal Wizard

    how come some people here get to show thier cool avatars?

    • Link

      I think this site is using Gravatar to add avatars to people’s posts. If you make an account there and use the e-mail you registered with there in the e-mail field here you should see your avatar.

      At least that’s the only logical place my avatar could have come from =P

  • MuseTheDrunkenDragon

    lets try this again, if my avatar is a dragon holding a mug of beer, avatars are from Gravatar

    • MuseTheDrunkenDragon

      :/

    • MuseTheDrunkenDragon

      huh, it doesn’t show up on my laptop, but when I move my mouse over the point where the avatar should be, the image-magnification plug-in for firefox I have magnifies the picture, and it shows up. Therefore avatars are from Gravatar.

      • Can you choose your own avatar?

        • MuseTheDrunkenDragon

          yes, from the web or your hard drive

  • Wabajack the staff

    Iโ€™d assure you that the next one is smaller and coming sooner he told us…I starting to lose my sanity!Congrats Kazerad you twisted evil-doer!You must injected your comic with some sort of hardcore drugs!Even daedric staffs of madness need to conserve some sanity!Even if they are half Chocolate cakes!

    (i hope its right :3)

  • dtlux14

    Just one more page. THIS TIME I MEAN IT!