All the stones were lost?
This will be resolved. 🙂
Wasn’t Cole using an Overstone to provide the Light? And Gog is using the Healstone on Jon now. Plus, Pablo can only be animate because of the Gravestone.
Nope, I’d say the Overstones are still functioning, perhaps minus the Endstone and the Banestone. I’m wondering if they’ve fused into something else, though.
Yes exactly. 🙂 The fate of the Endstone and Banestone will be addressed.
That’s it ? Ow come on ! That’s the easy way out… <_<
Would have been so much more interesting to have the modern Jon's psyche in medieval Jon's body and vice versa, why not with modern universe existing in its own dimension despite originally being an imaginary world created by the Spire. And the new quest all about rescuing medieval Jon with the help of a helpless modern Jon…
Still, that alternate universe is not lost just yet, it could come back in another story arc.
Actually, right up until I went on hiatus, the real Jon was basically going to “die” (his memory wiped) and be replaced with “modern” Jon’s life and memories. That’s what that whole sequence with modern Jon walking down the street with his family was about. The replacement of his mind was going to be the price that Jon had to pay to save the world.
Jon would in essence become a modern man trapped in the Endstone universe. He would have had to learn who Kyri and Cole are, what stoners are, etc. The only problem with this story line is that it made it impossible to end the current story arc. The characters couldn’t relax and find closure with Jon running around like a madman. There was too much explaining to do. In the end I decided that while it might be interesting, this just wasn’t the story I wanted to tell.
So I made the decision to at least give Jon his real memories and also knowledge of the modern (in this case “ancient”) world. He needs to have his own memories so I can tie up this story, but also I have some room to play around with his knowledge of things modern in future tales.
Actually the story could have been tied up either way : the family unrest would have been part of the next story arc, if any at all. Having a bad ending is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact if done well it shows originality 😉
I still don’t like the modern world completly vanishing though, i still think it’s interesting to think the modern world physically exists in an alternate dimension now that it has been invented by the Spire. It’s a matter of quantum probabilities. 😉
I hear you DK and as always, thanks for the input my friend. 🙂
Believe me, while I was on vacation I scripted story endings every way possible, and with Jon “losing his mind” there was no clear ending, the story just begged for more. After doing this comic for 6.5 years, I need some sort of closure.
Honestly, I really wanted to kill Jon, but with the Gravestone around, character deaths have no gravity. I’m going to have to change that in the future.
Plus I have an ending you might find fun that wouldn’t have been possible with a disabled Jon. Stay tuned. 🙂
Isn’t the Gravestone limited to animating one person at a time ?
Yes. Only one person at a time can be resurrected with the Gravestone. So technically you could carry the skulls of five dead characters and animate them individually at different times depending on who you wanted to talk to. That could get weird or ridiculous. Probably both.
Which also means that to revive a deceased Jon we’d need to sacrifice Pablo and vice versa. 😉
What’s wrong with having closure? I feel it’s entertaining either way and personally, my life could use some happy endings now and then, albeit in a fantasy world. Not having to think about all the shite going on in my life for a minute or two is a nice break. Thanks Tony! I like it! 🙂
You are very welcome my friend. 🙂
Yay, a happy ending, but with a twist!
Can’t wait to see what Simon has to say about all this…
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