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Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 12:00 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Change of atmosphere.

Chapter starts on page 1939 in case you're lost.


Back to our regular schedule now.

26620: Neoriceisgood - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 12:10 AM


Regular schedule meaning daily pages still, for clarity.

26622: Datren - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 12:24 AM

Surprise chapter dropped out of nowhere. Nice. Also nice to see Veda get dunked on after all that, even if she'll be fine in the end.

26625: Nanashi - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 12:48 AM

Regular daily releases continue let's goooooo!

I hope the creepy evil lady's alright.

26627: Conchord - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 12:52 AM

Huge exposition drop in one day rather than drip fed over weeks? You truly are the best of us Neo.

Keep up the good work!

26630: TBC - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 1:11 AM

You mean to tell me dropping an entire chapter was planned? Damn, I'm impressed.

26634: Sean - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 1:34 AM

Well this is a great start of the week.

Also glad that this chapter drop wasn't a mistake

26635: White Valyrian - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 1:34 AM

Damn, I didn't know those paintings were hiding something so ominous.

26637: Zyzyzyryxy - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 1:46 AM

Wow, what a surprise!

Reading this chapter reminded me of the time I first stumbled onto your comic (APTGG at first to be precise) when I could binge read it all in one sitting - great experience!

26639: re_cur - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 1:48 AM

Holy cow, two months worth of pages! Thanks a lot! What a nice surprise.

I see why you did it though, this was a huge & exciting "exposition dump", reading it in one go was probably the best way to experience it.
Man, that's way beyond what most artist do (tho i guess the artstyle helps in that). Cheers man! Amazing stuff.

26642: Ibri - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 2:00 AM

Damn I thought the rss was bugged and checked just to be save. (Because i had that with some feeds in the past that they just sometimes spit out a bunch of old ones at once.)

26647: Ibri - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 2:31 AM

I am still holding out hope that the arc will separate Noah from the empire because I am seriously getting tired of him being an henchman for Veda or the empire. The trouble is if he could Noah just would stop doing anything if he got out of the situation.

26649: Lord_Incaros - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 3:20 AM

Oh a massive posting. For a minute I thought I went into a coma for several weeks.

26655: Brilliand - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 5:02 AM

Haven is a haven no more.

26656: TheMegax - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 5:11 AM

Whoooah Neo this is awesome! And to think APTGG had long hiatuses and breaks.

26657: Strannik - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 5:41 AM

Woah, that's a big bombing of 60 pages !

And with very good storytelling ! Congratulations, Neorice, and thank you !

26660: Franz - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 6:09 AM

Ah I missed binge reading this comic. NOOOOOOOO MALHART! Awesome chapter!

26661: Birdy51 - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 6:10 AM

Cool! It was a really nice surprise being able to hop in and discover an entire chapter had been posted. Good stuff!

26662: Everybody - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 6:13 AM

Thank you, Neorice!

26664: Zed - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 6:41 AM

Did anyone laugh at the further foreshadowing of Veda's true form/nature when she noted that she has met many people the same length as her?

I love it when things get just slightly more heavy handed, and you know the payoff is coming.

26665: Seb - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 6:50 AM

Holy mother of God. That was fantastic.

I love Noah and this situation is a great shakeup for him and this whole thing ! It might change everything if Veda doesn't survive or lose the empires support

26667: Luminous Lead - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 7:00 AM

"I'll just casually drop 60 pages. No big deal"

26668: DarkOverord - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 7:05 AM

Yooooooooo this is not what I expected. Both amazing you just dropped the entire chapter at once but also it had me hooked on every panel!

26670: Storm - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 7:25 AM

So apparently it's Christmas in July!

26672: Luminous Lead - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 7:34 AM

Whew, that was something alright!

26674: KingDeDeDe11 - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 7:46 AM

Wow. Thanks for all the pages at once! I kinda hope Veda is dead.

26680: Auss - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 8:16 AM

Daaaaaamn what a twist

26689: Acal11 - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 8:51 AM

I don't understand why the empire hasn't evacuated haven long before now. How can they be so strong that it won't interfere with the propaganda to allow a "terrorist cell" to practically run the city, but so weak that they can't allow anyone to know that they need to evacuate.

26696: Tom - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 9:30 AM

Wow, that was a RIDE.

@Neo - What brought the update-a-palooza? Not that I'm complaining.

26700: SNSQ - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 9:54 AM

Holy shit! When I checked my RSS reader I was ready to swear there was some bug in the feed. But you gave us 60 pages of sweet exposition. I really wanted more Noah content as well so this was a dream come true.

I don't comment often, but this was impressive as all hell Neo.

26704: Agent_Cook - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 11:30 AM


I don't think we need more evidence that mr. Rice is the most generous webcomic artist of all time

26708: Saiko - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 12:48 PM

I also wonder what's the average length of Veda's species. I think we will see, she's too good a villain (?) to lose prematurely. She also had dreams, and now almost the means to realise them.

Thanks for multi-updates.

26710: Brilliand - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 1:42 PM

@Agent_Cook I don't think he has Andrew Hussie beat yet. Close, though.

26713: Some guy - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 2:18 PM

I think the bigger issue is that you just plain can't evacuate a city easily on short notice, and she had nobody on hand who even had the authority to do it, regardless of willingness.

This actually makes perfect sense.

26717: Agent_Cook - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 3:39 PM

Behold Hell

26720: Storm - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 5:01 PM


The Empire probably reacted to the scenario very quickly, given the rampant violence involved. Their initial observations probably suggested destructive magic, so they may've gone searching for an expert in magic (like Malhart) to handle the problem before they really knew much more.

If Malhart managed to shut down the problem quickly enough by painting the city, then the Empire may've wanted to keep potential culprits in the city, within Malhart's painted area, rather than risk spreading the problem elsewhere. Maybe they could've come up with a clever plan if they had more data on the exact nature of the problem, though it's unclear how much they knew.

26728: Strannik - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 6:49 PM

Note to other readers : Chernyl d'aryl was mentionned first page 1212

26731: You from the past - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 8:33 PM

I’m really interested to see whether or not the entire city counts as a “dream” for the purpose of Noah’s powers to work, and if he will finally be forced to use his power when he escapes this dream, in the same way that he was forced to use it after he escaped the elf

26733: Samniel - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 8:58 PM

Long time reader, first time commenter and... wow... that was a power move.

Not just uploading an entire 60 PAGE chapter, but uploading it in-between daily updates, just... wow. And at first I said "oh, this makes sense, it's mostly exposition and Veda's talking a lot" but then, nope-huge WHAM of a thing.

Noah's my favorite, I can't wait to see where this goes.

26758: Aston Whiteman - Tuesday, July 20 2021 - 11:19 PM

Quick, Back to Burke for happiness!

26769: random - Wednesday, July 21 2021 - 2:51 AM

I guess Malhart's death is inevitable to juxtapose how a ruthless b* Veda is, but I liked the old chap.

Also, why I get the feeling that these nightmares and the pandemonium monsters (tethered to provide magic powers) are connected?

26779: Garrulous - Wednesday, July 21 2021 - 9:13 AM

Have to comment just to give huge kudos for the massive drop!

Though I am now convinced you are a madman, but hey it is important to be yourself even if that self is is nuts!

26785: You from the past - Wednesday, July 21 2021 - 3:16 PM

I’m really interested to see whether or not the entire city counts as a “dream” for the purpose of Noah’s powers to work, and if he will finally be forced to use his power when he escapes this dream, in the same way that he was forced to use it after he escaped the elf

26853: noname - Thursday, July 22 2021 - 6:45 AM

That was a lot of stuff happening in one go... Thank you for the chapter, Neo. And I do so hope that Malhart will be okay, at least for a bit longer... maybe at least long enough to talk with Noah one more time...

26858: Mousio - Thursday, July 22 2021 - 12:13 PM

What a treat! You're the best neo!
Also, Dun Dun Duuuun!!

26929: UnknownID - Friday, July 23 2021 - 1:38 PM

This was awesome! Really liked this chapter and thanks for sharing so much with us at once! <3

And thanks a lot for still having daily update! *.*

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