Welp, guess that’s it. Ok no. It IS the end of the chapter though! Usually this would mean I’d be going on break for a bit, but (luckily for you) I actually have quite a big buffer right now, so Chapter 6 will start next week! 11 responses to “The Pillar” John Reiher says: August 31, 2017 at 12:35 am Take a break, I can’t wait to find out who exactly Toris really is. Reply speed racer says: August 31, 2017 at 6:59 am So then, all the masons who sculpted all this stone, they knew their job was a one way ticket….=/ Reply Garth MindFeather @ the Photomaginarium says: August 31, 2017 at 10:07 am woot! congrats on completing another fantastic chapter! i’m so stoked to here the story will continue right away … thanks so much for all your hard work. Reply MJI says: August 31, 2017 at 10:52 am Great work! Very interesting story. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the next chapter. Reply walex says: August 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm Note that there is a way back: Tenid used that bridge and passage to come down, and presumably to go back; also in the “bones-of-the-mountains” page it is clear that at the foundation of Noridun the underground pillar place was already corroded and damaged, so the backstory of “not-my-name” must be much older. TORIS can fly down to the bridge with Alyanin and even probably Kohjen. But it took Tenid more than a day to get down… Reply walex says: August 31, 2017 at 11:45 am «the masons who sculpted all this stone» Masons? Not so sure. Also too much detail: while corroded by time we discover that the pillar, the platform on top and the funnel from the surface to the platform have been obviously “built”, and that there is a second pillar and funnel behind that. Also there is deep in the underground a mysterious source of light (not all light comes from the surface through the well), and there is the bridge and the passage from which Tenid emerged and met Stonebreaker: http://stonebreakercomic.com/stonebreaker/bones-of-the-mountains/ http://stonebreakercomic.com/stonebreaker/wanderer/ Note also that in this memory page the platform and surrounding walls are as-new, uncorroded: http://stonebreakercomic.com/stonebreaker/not-my-name/ Reply walex says: August 31, 2017 at 11:55 am The other point I make to whose who are trying to figure out the backstory is that the architecture and decorations of the underground pillar and platform and well end are completely different from those of Noridun and the armor of the two people in the “not-my-name” page also is completely different and has very different decorations from the Noridi ones. So I suspect that there are two backstories: the relatively recent one of the fall of Noridun and its abandonment when they lost control of the demons, and the older one of the people who built and decorated the underground pillar and bridge and had enslaved VELANID until he managed to change name. Reply walex says: August 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm Also “obviously” TORIS at least can go back as he can fly back through the well: he still is a demon after all. But I suspect that the finding-bird of Scribbler’s focus stone will have a role. Reply MJI says: September 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm It might be too soon for me to ponder over this idea, but I wonder what if the demons or some character/ antagonist (Stonebreaker?) has found a way to merge memories and reality as a way to go back in time and change things and create inconsistencies. Say the original timeline Tenid killed the Stonebreaker. Somehow the Stonebreaker gets access to future memories, uses them to alter some things do whatever it takes so he is no longer “VELANID”, so can’t be controlled. This could create a new timeline, allow the demons to overtake the humans knowing their future and, it will be interesting to find out if this is really a thing or if the story plays out different from this “theory” Reply MJI says: September 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm Following the “theory” that time may be altered somehow, here is an example page: Kohjen and Anya are seeing a memory of Koris and Human Toris. http://stonebreakercomic.com/stonebreaker/toris-3/ Anya is about to holler out Toris’s name but gets stopped by Kohjen. I wonder what if Kohjen had not interrupted Anya, if that would have caught Koris’s attention and somehow changed the outcome? Or created two versions of the past that could be changed at will by soem being (the Stonebreaker?) The Finding stone and the bird are certainly interesting too and might be/become some link to the past, present and future memories/ timelines. I am looking forward to seeing how that ties into the story and how Scribbler plays into the story. Anya’s memory of him returning and being rejected by the family is another interesting thing to note. It wasn’t just “Who is this you brought. That’s not your brother.” It was more like “Omg no not HIM! He’s not your brother!” I wonder if Scribbler might be a product of some timeline change/ inconsistancy, thus why he can’t remember his past or his name. Reply Walex says: September 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm I have just noticed a detail in this page: http://stonebreakercomic.com/stonebreaker/not-my-name/ that may be “too much unintended information” from our amazing author: The carvings on the walls behind the platform depict a whole set of “wells” with funnels ending up just above “platforms” on top of “pillars”, not just another one like in this page to the left. I haven’t been paying enough attention… 🙂 As to the “masons” we know that “demons” can use magic to do “stone” work like in this page: http://stonebreakercomic.com/stonebreaker/signs/ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.