Side Stories


By clicking the link on the sidebar nobody looks at, you have found the secret “Side Stories” page! To reward your adventuresome spirit, here are some extra little updates that have been created over the years. They are mostly about argonians.

It is recommended that you read the comic before reading these. Without that context, they might be really weird! Actually, that might make them more fun. Go for it.

7/13/2011 Mikhail Quest

A brief exchange in the old commands thread about whether or not Asotil had unknowingly taken a bite of the poisoned apple inspired me to illustrate a little (non-canon) update demonstrating the speed at which poisoned apples work. It was inspired by a comment left by the user Mikhail.

6/4/2013 Quill-Weave: Research

I decided I was going to win a T-shirt design contest. For some people this would involve making a really good design. For me, it involved asking thousands of readers to vote. Whoops! This update was created as a reward for anyone who signed in to rate the designs, and occurs concurrently with this update, except from Quill-Weave’s point of view.

7/4/2013 Quill-Weave: Take control of the Situation

For round two of the T-shirt contest, I created an update that gradually revealed itself as more people voted for my design. This update occurs concurrently with this one, but from Quill-Weave’s point of view.

10/31/2015 Prequel: Precede

Working on merchandise caused some delays in the comic, so to make up for it I decided to make a small sidestory showcasing Katia’s trip to Cyrodiil. I messed up hard, though, and the “small sidestory” became the comic’s single largest and most complicated page to date.

12/2/2015 Dodger: Break the Law

To promote the first merchandise crowdfunding campaign, I posted a sidestory that would gradually appear as people contributed. It takes place 28 years before the beginning of Prequel.

10/31/2016 Crowdfunding Receipt comic

When the T-shirts and other physical goods from the first crowdfunding campaign were sent out, every package contained a short black-and-white “receipt comic” with slightly different scenes depending what items the person received. The version depicted here was the one included with the “Everything” pack. As for how it fits into the overall story, let’s call this it “non-canon, but feasible”.

5/7/2017 Aggy: Pass down

Getting over-ambitious with Katia: Infiltrate led to a long hiatus. Whoops! Toward the end of that hiatus, I posted this riveting look at the ancestral guardian’s life (in the figurative sense) before meeting Katia.