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Friday, September 19 2014 - 12:01 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Three Pillars

Yes tell us all about your firm pillars, Emperor.

Side note: alien as in foreign, not as in space aliens.

5167: Pirate-Rob - Friday, September 19 2014 - 12:48 AM

"Side note: alien as in foreign, not as in space aliens." - Neo

Fsgsgsg, I thought the empire was tricking people into thinking aliens existed, then you wrote this. :(

"You know it." - best line so far in comic.

5168: Ellian - Friday, September 19 2014 - 1:56 AM

The marine force is made of guys wearing heavy metal armors?
As in, the people going out to see, fighting above the deep, deep salty waters of the vast oceans, are wearing half a ton of solid and tightly attached steel?

That aside, it strike me as odd that those armor guards are the marine force when so far, we've seen them pretty much everywhere in the city...

Sorry for being nitpicky. :D

5169: Neoriceisgood - Friday, September 19 2014 - 2:16 AM


As it won't be specified at any point during this chapter I'll clarify what you're asking about:

The Empire is an island nation with no natural neighbours. Out of the 3 pillars of defence only the marine one is an active military force (the others are obviously police & a 3rd almost negligible one.)

When it comes to actual wars or international disputes the marines will travel across the sea wearing outfits more similar to the admiral s, but on land they're also used as the primary guards/representatives during official gatherings (e.g. the one shown right now.)

A good way to draw a distinction in the Empire =

See police = civil business.

See marines = government business.

See royal guards = Intelligence business.

I hope that reply answers your question, Ellian. :)

5170: Ellian - Friday, September 19 2014 - 2:30 AM

Ah right, so it's more like
Military / Police / Royal stuff (well, emperor's but whatever).

Got it!
I like to be nitpicky, a good universe is a coherent one.

5171: Tom - Friday, September 19 2014 - 2:35 AM

Oh hey, just like in the original.

I love how Mr. Red-head-badass had to step up late because he had to stop some Joy followers.

Good to have him back :D

5172: Bisected8 - Friday, September 19 2014 - 2:46 AM

Who people's The People? =P

5173: Good Feelings Robot - Friday, September 19 2014 - 7:13 AM

"Side note: alien as in foreign, not as in space aliens."

That's what they want you to think! WAKE UP EMPIRE!

5174: whitemanPT - Friday, September 19 2014 - 3:00 PM

crime dosent pay kids... OR DOES IT?

5175: NPC villager #3 - Friday, September 19 2014 - 8:04 PM

Well, I'm pretty sure the nation has been kept free of the other kind of alien invasion too. Unless... it hasn't?

5176: Silly Zealot - Saturday, September 20 2014 - 11:10 AM

@villager #3: Have you heard about the joy group? Why not join?

And here I thought it was

Police= Civil business.

Marines=Goverment business.

Space marines= THE EMPEROR'S FURY!!!!

5177: InfamousPotato - Sunday, September 21 2014 - 11:38 AM


So that means that the Empire is like an Orwellian Imperial Britain with magicks and whatever?

5178: Neoriceisgood - Sunday, September 21 2014 - 3:25 PM


I'm sure it could be seen that way. No government in my comic is meant to represent a real world government though, I've just taken some thematic inspiration here and there.

I'd say The Empire is very "hands on" out of most governments in my comic, but I'm gonna leave it to the readers to decide if they consider it "Orwellian" due to that.

5179: 2nd Shade - Sunday, September 21 2014 - 6:08 PM

No aliens?! Dagnabit!

13585: W - Monday, July 31 2017 - 7:22 PM

The emperor's hair looks like Ferrero Rocher.

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