And with that, Archsage's first round of edits are done. We're almost there, folks.
Sorry I'm late! This is awesome! Going up on the Fan Stuff page. twitter.com/DatSketchyFox/…
But still, this marks the beginning of the end of a nine-year journey. I'm thrilled to have gotten to this point.
Of course, by 'finished', I mean 'the first draft is finished, and I'll be gutting the manuscript over the next couple of weeks'.
Incredibly exciting news, all:
Archsage is finished! pic.twitter.com/sHRHIKExwD
Welp, looks like Xylan just got double-double crossed.
Or did he?
THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!
YESSS!!! I freaking knew it too!
The comic would be awful if Jesse had to add another chosen one.
too bad maxx isnt evil…but jne lokks a bit angry…uhmmm…DESTROYER HAS AWOKEN!!
That one moment when the resident idiot proves to be much smarter than he lets on.
I love those moments.
Like every single Columbo episode ever?
If i could like your comment, I would do it over 9000 times.
“ITS OVER 9000!” “What? THATS IMPOSSIBLE!”
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass all up in here.
Tv tropes ftw!
Well, he IS the legendary hero…
Maxx was tired of not having any armor, so he trolled Xylan into a gear upgrade. Smart.
However, something tells me that this isn’t the end of Xylan. My own thought on the “shank” theory was that Xane was using some form of illusion magic to look like Maxx. Hence the “ya gotta do what ya gotta do” line from Xane. I was just too lazy to post it then.
the pure joy on maxx’s face makes me think yer right
._. that make a lot more of sense that “Maxx stabing people”
I don’t think it’s Xane, probably because only Maxx would say something like “…Well, in the front. You know, as it happened. “
… And Maxx is just smiling while there is a hole in Xylan.
Reminds me of the maniac
Xane is having his last rage moment right now.
OR IS HE?
Maxx just doesn’t care.
Wait, now Maxx will never learn the secret of dark skinny-fying magic!
…UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU *takes moment to breathe* Now, where was I? Oh yeah… UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Whew, that was a lot of U’s.
That one guy who ruins a comment chain….
V There is a portal for the U’s to continue! 😀
Love that reverse shank sound effect for de’shanking’.
TELL ME YOUR AIRSPEED!!!!
Why did I not think of this? So clever!
Now I’m wondering what’s up with Xylan. (He is Xylan, right? I’m sorry, can’t keep those two straight.) Is he just weakened? Surely he won’t die yet. Will he heal himself and attack them? Or will he faint from blood loss and let them escape?
No, they aren’t just gonna walk out of there. We’ve still got Xane to worry about. Wonder where he is. And what about the goblin and his new…er…partner? Will Xane capture the team and toss them in the same dungeon as the goblin-tinkerer dude?
Oh, dear. More poor souls for Pixelated Pinky Pie to hurt with her inventions. Riposa in pace, my dear Maxx.
LOL! Just went back and looked at the comic where Maxx un-shanks the sword. Knahs? Awesome.
I wonder if they’re all so surprised in that last panel because they’re looking- not at Maxx- but behind him, at Xylan as he regenerates himself!
But if they are actually staring at Maxx, I can only guess how he must feel. I mean, come…
but then we have the Party Girl,
two Pinke Pies?
Did it just cut me off? Dude. It just cut me off.
Sigh…okay, here goes. I’ll restart that last paragraph.
But if they are actually staring at Maxx, I can only guess how he must feel. I mean, come on! The just proved how LITTLE they believed in him! I would be pretty hurt by that.
But knowing Maxx, he’ll just laugh it off with some lame joke. 😛
Or maybe he won’t have time to laugh, because Xane is standing right behind him with sand shark hands!!!
Le gasp. Shark hands vs. shank and armor… Huh.
When I read the comic yesterday I thought…yaay, it’s all over, but now I’m thinking…I bet this isn’t over yet…
Hey, you should update the banner to show the Muramasa.
He hasn’t had the paper mario “Obtained” thing yet
It was a reference. It doesn’t mean he will always be using it…
I like it better that he didn’t. No spoiler while the comic was loading on my slow connection.
Maybe, it’s not that easy to get muramasa. c’mon! Skeletron!
yea,bring us out!
I WANT TU CRUSH
sorry i meant…..
Xylan: If I have to die, I’m dragging you all down with me! *Summons Skeletron*. Also, calling it right now. Maxx is the first Chosen to get more than one sword(or maybe the first to get the Muramasa)
Congratulations! Both parts of your comment make sense. You have won the internet. Anyways, it really wouldn’t make sense for any of the other chosen ones to have gotten the muramasa, because, you know, not many people can get shanked then mugged like that twice.
We all knew it was gonna happen.
I wonder if…maxx happens to live through the adventure and get the nights edge…will it become true nights edge, then Terra blade?
It won’t happen.
Or will be?! *dan dan daaaaan*
I don’t think Xylan will give up that easily… Also, Maxx is confirmed to have used the dark magic of cynical intelligence. Dark magic… Dark magic… Goblin tinkerer and Mechanic… Maple and Poa…. Xylan’s shampoo and conditioner… Plot twists….
*Bursts through wall* DID SOMEBODY SAY MAPLE AND POA??!
Xylan’s shampoo is extra-strength, it could one hit the EoC.
“Eat citrus scented death, you cycloptic freak!”
Wait a minute. Jesse didn’t insert the Muramasa in the top right corner! Something’s still stirring…
The chapter hasn’t technically ended yet, They still need to make their way out of the dungeon full of traps, And possibly Xane.
lol maxx is just smiling holding the blade in his gut
XD greatest comic yet love max just smiling after he stabed xlyan also I don’t think the muramasa not being at the top yet is not a big deal it’s a lot of work to update a website (I think)
The murasma is up the top! Second one to the left
Lukeylux, the silhouette of muramasa is, muramasa itself is not.
The game should add the naiad…I think it would fit perfectly
so Xane is now boss of the Naiad huh? Does this mean Sand Shark gloves will become a standard part of the uniform now?
Well, Maxx is Xane now, shank is his thing.
Maxx… holy crap… I would not of figured him to be the devious type. I knew he had some degree of intelligence and being really resourceful but… damn man.
Its not gonna be that easy.
END OF CHAPTER 2, next the Fiery Great Sword!
Wouldn’t say that.
Well, it’s either the next comic or whenever they make back to the village.
The Destroyer of All Things starts by Destorying the Villain (Of this Chapter)
I don’t think hes dead… he doesn’t look dead to me…
Xylan turns into skeletron. Calling it now.
I half way saw the coming. Now they have to go home and deal with the goblins.
I think the goblins are going to be allies.
SO JESSE now that Maxx has the marumassa, does taht mean your planing on changing the logo?
By the way, great comic as always!
Will they walk out of the dungeon?
Will Xane stop them and slaughter them all with sand shark hands? (probably not)
Will Xylan die?
Will he somehow survive being shanked in the gut with a ridiculously oversized one-handed grass Zweihander?
Will we see the Paper Mario “Obtained!” thingy again? (I seriously loved that)
Will you read to the end to find the lame joke at the bottom of this comment?
All, some, or none of these questions will be answered in the next episode of…
The Legend of Korra!!NO WAIT I MEANT MAXX PLZ NO KILL ME NOOOOO!!!!
*DED, NOT BIG SURPRISE*
AND THEN A SKELETON POPPED OUT!!!! UR NEXT!!!!!
… I THOUGT IT WAS XANE!
Also, ‘ Why do you all look so surprised?’
Beep.”That was easy…”
Oh, you have that “easy” button!
Whelp, Xylan cannot have ended that easily, could he? Also they aren’t off scott free their is still Xane (though he may be biding his time)
lots of comments on this one. xD Jesse, you need to update your banner with the next sword icon. xD nice twist! 🙂
(XD Oh gosh, that was priceless. Gotta love everyone’s disbelief 😛 Great comic as always, love how Maxx actually thought this out.)
Maxx is little funny hilarious smart@** back stabbing chosen one and the faces and also eat that people who wanted xane to win forget epic battles this is awesome gg
Well hot darn. Maxx got the muramasa & some nice armor 😀
Dude. That was cold. Frigggen awesome, but /stone/ cold.
Did not see that coming
you and me both Sir-Goat-A-Lot!
I don’t know… Maxx seems to have plenty of potential for evil; what with how causally he just shank-ed someone with seemingly no moral struggle.
Shanked an EVIL guy. That’s an important distinction. A perfectly valid, bread-and-butter hero action. No moral quandaries here!
Everyone is surprised because Maxx fake to be on corrupt side and then he hit the naiad
…To the surprise of ABSOLUTELY NO ONE.
Next Episode: Xylan summons skeletron and everyone else has to fight him. Who will win? (Obviously Maxx cause good guys always win 🙂
OR WILL HE? DUN DUN DUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aley in the first panel lol
He wasn’t in the first panel…
This reminds me so much of Akame Ga Kill
June u still doubt Maxx and I wish there was a back flip
Time to add the blade to the legend of Maxx logo
Wait. Didn’t we see Xane wanted revenge?
I FREAKING LOVE YOU! I can’t believe I’m saying this but, Maxx, you’re a genius!
K who won the bet last comic … And it was none of us
Xanes going to be all wounded and come to the entrance and try to fight
Xylan looks so cute while dying. I’m sorry Xylan, but this had to be done.
Great job Maxx!
Why DO they look surprised? This sort of hair-brained scheme is 100% in line with Maxx’s way of thinking. Hell, I knew he was gonna pull a double-cross on the Naiad the second he claimed he’d converted to the Corruption. The lack of the Masamune in his hands last comic only confirmed it, as he would never go over to evil for reals unless it came with an awesome new sword.
http://puu.sh/bLGsK/0a2e95c9b2.png The looks of a psychotic murderer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
june looks also angry
i knew it!!!!!
P.S. i had your advetisement on the 1st time i logged in XD
“Why do you all look so suprised?”
really Maxx, Do I have to break it to you?
Cyril is suprised because you had DEMON POWERS within your reach and turned them down.
Hanna is suprised because you have a great poker face and just threatened to kill her friends. (even if it was a bluff)
June is suprised because you just restored her faith in the world and she´s not used to the feeling yet.
I´m not to good with fairys but I think Aley is suprised either because you did something without exploiting him or because noone have asked about a pint of beer in a while.
Either that or you have a smudge on your face.
Or something is going on behind you.
Yeah, given the fact that Xylan is cut out of that last panel, There’s a good chance they’re all shocked because he’s doing something
Yeah, he must be water-bending or summoning Skeletron, or something else.
Now that Xylan is defeated, I think the new suspense is going to be Xane. While the party tries to leave the dungeon, Xane jumps out with bloody rage, tries to stop them, Maxx tries to use the Muramasa, and probably Xane almost have defeated them but gets killed or heavily wounded at the end. What do you guys think about that?
OR, Xane survives to extract revenge in the future.
But yeah, Xylan might actually be dead (dying). That´s quite a fleshwound he got there.
That was soooo obvious
YES OMG YES IT FINALLY HAPPENED GOD I CANT EXPRESS MY HAPPINESS ITS SO BLRAAAGHHH *Mouth foams up*
OMG man I KNEW IT too #xylanstabbed
And speaking of which where is Xane isn’t he supposed to jump and stab someone?
Maxx might just kill him.
Wow how un expecting but… HELL YEAH!!!
You’re not fooling anyone with that name.
Wait, if Xylan is a NPC, that means he will respawn? THIS ISNT THE LAST WE SEE OF HIM!
good point, he is an npc, so that means he will come back for revenge. the look on Cyril’s face could be him knowing that Xylan is an NPC and so he knows the dark secret of respawning at dawn, while all the other NPCs don’t know that (with the exception of Tyrone, since he dies and comes back a lot, which means he knows that secret too). When June becomes surprised that Xylan is back, Cyril better start talking.
or Xylan will wait till they are gone out of the room and then use a healing potion so he doesn’t die.
Except, he’s not. Only town NPC’s and the Old Man respawn after dying, and everyone but the NPC’S that come because of Maxx are actually NPC’S. They’re more like mobs. Otherwise, people in this ENTIRE WORLD would NEVER DIE.
I don’t consider him as an NPC. NPCs are said to respawn because of their less importance. Xylan has played a huge role being king.
BACK STAB! I mean FRONT STAB!
remember when i said i’ll kill you last??
Aww… I totally want Xane to come in and kick Maxx’s butt now…
Anyway, we ALL know Xane isn’t dead. He’s probably gonna come back more powerful then even Xylan.
But… but… Maxx, he gave you COOKIES! How could you betray someone who gives you cookies?! D=
I want to see Cyril shank Xane 😀
How can he be so cheery about killing someone?
Is Maxx secretly Henry?
Notice how in the site header the Muramasa is still blacked this means that wasn’t Maxx, but Xan.
Or maybe Jesse just hasn’t changed it yet?
And why would it be Xane?
It’s either, That June is Angry and surprised at the same time, or she’s got a HUGE unibrow
George R.R. Martin strikes again.
Not really, if this was Game of thrones, Maxx would’ve stabbed Xylan, Hanny would have thrown her axe at Maxx, June would secretly be working with the Niaid and stab Hanny, and Guidey would go crazy and rabbit storm everyone because Hanny got killed.
Cyril wouldn’t. He got over his crush on hanny because he married (Skeler)Ina
we need a comic where Maxx goes LEROY JENKINS on something. we have seen him go George R.R. Martin, why not Leroy Jenkins?
The sheer amount of the people who called this is just too much to even simply go over 9000! XD
I called it! I totally called it!
No, I lie, I didn’t call it ;-;
But I call that there is something behind Maxx.
I hope there will be the End of Chapter screen with Xylan dying!
That was the smartest thing Maxx has ever done. One of my predictions came true.
Hurray, Lonk. Now use that triforce of wisdom to make other possible predictions!:)
I kind of feel bad for Xylan I don’t know why but i do
I will miss him. I’m glade he got killed though I just miss him for some reason
DIRTY DOUBLE CROSSING
(please stand by)
Well I may be the first first to point out but shouldn’t the Muramasa be added next to the Blade of Grass at the top of the page.
Ahahahah, you’re the first one after the dozens that have already said it, idiot. Jesse’s probably going to add it next update, or when this stuff is wrapped up, or whenever he feels like it. Just. Wait.
I’m sorry, it was only NINE people who commented on the EXACT same thing you did. It’s not like you’re axtually able to READ the comments before asking a stupid question.
Ja, RSD. After all, everyone totally CARES. Clearly your inability to read through a hundred-odd comments makes you a complete idiot. How dare you. You are henceforth ostracized. Depart Athens immediately and do not return for ten years.
Come to the dark side. We have cookies.
“I don’t care.”
Well ALTERNATE COMICS: A wild Tyrone appears and gets shanked or Maple and Poa.
Where’s the traditional Maple and Poa comic? Great comic.
If you think about it, you could have seen this coming, maxx’s Prophecy is as the destroyer of worlds, not the corruptor of worlds.
or he could be a bowl of two goldfish, which could probably be a saying that means something else, like how he is sometimes not that smart but he is lovable for being himself. that is my interpretation of the bowl of two goldfish part of the prophecy.
He will destroy the world with his pun-powers and one-liners! We will tremble for thinking he is an idiot!
Boy, that reminded me of this…
After all, Vivillon is number 666…
for June: ACHIEVEMENT GET!!! have a hero finally get to the Dungeon and get the Muramasa!!!
reason: every other hero June has had never even got past getting the Blade of Grass because the Dryad Elders always rejected the heros she has had. the only reason why Maxx got it is because he knows how to be likable.
Fiddlesticks… Consarn it , Maxie!
Really, I don’t know who will come out on top, or who will fight the group(A.K.A. June)… Maybe it’s better that way.
The best part is how they are SURPRISED that he didn’t attack them.
Maxx needs to get drunk for Oktoberfest
Woot! although I’m a little disappointed that Tyrone didn’t die
*Steals Maxx’s cookies while he is not looking*
WHY DID MAXX BACKSTAB ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????
For the last time, That’s not Xane it’s Xylan.
After they deal with Xlyan They gotta deal with Xane
or did he…
Clearly he did…
Good one Jesse!
It took me a minute to figure out why you wrote “shank” backwards there when Maxx “de-shanked” him. Well played Jesse.
Ouch! I hate him so much… Ooooowiiee, my chest…
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