The king is dead. His heir lies in a cursed slumber.
Princess Itharelandriel Baer'Nathen quests to lift the curse, but her road is long and full of shadows.
Thank goodness she's not alone.
--Currently on hiatus between chapters; normally updates Fridays--
WARNING: Some language and violence may not be suitable for all audiences.
The hiatus continues.
Chapter 5 is 63% complete, but has suffered setbacks due to a side project and the holiday season. I aim to begin updates this spring.
So here's the thing: I had this whole essay on why this comic needs a serious upgrade, plus three pages of the above comic update to try to explain why I feel the way I do, but... At the end of the day, this is what I've needed to do for years. I've had people tell me to do this and I didn't take them seriously because I was so set on seeing Amaravati through to the end as it is.
I've spent a few weeks doing completely different things while I mulled over how to make this announcement, and it's done me a world of good.
I love this story with all my heart, but I started it in high school, I aimed too high for what I was capable of, and I ultimately didn't reach my goal. That's ok! I learned a lot and I'll come back to it eventually, but for now I need to put it down, get some distance, and let it breathe. I'll come back to it later, when I can tell it right.
I've learned a lot since starting this comic and I can't thank any returning readers enough for your support.
That said, I also apologize to anyone who has come to this site in error, looking for information on the actual city of Amaravati. The title is a remnant of really lazy teenage non-planning and I've been wanting to change it for a couple years now - I just didn't know what to change it to. That will be something I fix when I return to the story. This site will remain up as an archive (and later will receive a new URL) but the new version will be posted on a new site with a new title that doesn't just scream cultural appropriation.
In the meantime, I've actually already got another project lined up, so if you're interested at all in my other work, please follow me at TrinitySilph.Tumblr.com and/ or @TrinitySilph on Twitter for updates there.
Thank you so much again to anyone who's ever read this amateur beast, and I hope you'll take a look at my new projects.
You're so cute when you're making a forceful point. <3 ^^
So you're planning to eventually reboot the story, making the changes that will make it the story you now want to tell?
Good, that is far better than (as I have seen far too many comic creators do) just dropping everything and walking away forever. I have read/am reading several reboots and enjoyed/am enjoying them, so go for it. :)
Here are a some points to consider as you work: We do not see what you envisioned, we only see what you have done, and suffer no lack from that. I LIKED the story you were doing. :)
Also, although you do beautiful, far above average work, you, personally, will never be satisfied with it, because you are an artist, and that is the artist's curse and goad, driving you to improve. Here's the key. If we readers like it, stop redrawing it and make the improvements on the next panel. We want to read, not wait for perfection. :)
You are a natural storyteller. It may not have been exactly the story you were trying to tell, but it was good, and that is the most important part.
You also make us care about the characters. You'll know you're succeeding when people forget that it's a story, and start thinking of the characters as real people. ^^
*Blush* End if sermon. Keep me informed because I want to see where you go next. ^^