Comic for October 4, 2020: Detritus

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Comic for October 4, 2020: Detritus

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So... an attempt to preserve his own mind? Makes some sense, as Grand Templar he would have a lot of enemies and "allies" that would be happy to use him.
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We knew this chapter was going to have Trace face his dark side, but I didn’t expect it to be so literal.

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How did his shadow self know his memories were gone? Did he listen in at some point, or was he told?

And would he even listen to Trace at all now?
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Bellhead wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:48 pm How did his shadow self know his memories were gone? Did he listen in at some point, or was he told?

And would he even listen to Trace at all now?
This is not Dark Trace. This is a separate thing, some kind of clone by the sound of it. He knows because Rose likely told him. What I find interesting is that Dark Trace didn't wanted Rose to be free, and this awakening Detritus.

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Apparently, the last time we saw Trace and Flora (HERE: http://twokinds.keenspot.com/comic/1114/) Trace was talking with Rose (such as she is). Her speech was done with green lettering. And when she said, "Trace... Detritus", it was because she was noting that those two were there with her. It's also obvious that Trace knows that he's no longer hearing Rose. And we see the diference with the red lettering.

The other developement is that all the trouble with the stone guardians has nothing to do with Clovis. The battle in the Oasis Room and Clovis and friends breaking in look to have nothing to do with each other. This could be a nasty surprise for Romulus and Remus if they happen to make a wrong turn and run into one of them. I assume Clovis could defend himself, but he just might abandon the others, maybe even Brutus, to save himself.

So, three simultaneous battles going on, The Oasis Room group vs. the stone guardians; Clovis and friends vs. Zen, Kat, and Sythe; and Trace, Flora and Stoney (and Rose?) vs. Detritus. This could get complicated.

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MatyMaty wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:56 pm
Bellhead wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:48 pm How did his shadow self know his memories were gone? Did he listen in at some point, or was he told?

And would he even listen to Trace at all now?
This is not Dark Trace. This is a separate thing, some kind of clone by the sound of it. He knows because Rose likely told him. What I find interesting is that Dark Trace didn't wanted Rose to be free, and this awakening Detritus.
We know it's not Dark Trace, by what it said, and that it's a separate entity. But I doubt Dark Trace would have kept it if he couldn't control it. My question is, does Trace have the same authority as Dark Trace did over Shadow Trace?
Rafe wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:16 pm This could get complicated.
Uhhh.. More than it already IS?
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Well that's one mystery solved. But man, with every page this chapter just gets uglier and uglier for Trace and friends. Darkest and most intense chapter yet by far.

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Are comic pages being posted later in the day now or is it just my imagination?
Bellhead wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:48 pm How did his shadow self know his memories were gone? Did he listen in at some point, or was he told?

And would he even listen to Trace at all now?
I doubt he won't listen to Trace but he may not recognize current Trace as his creator and try to fix him. Or as he mentions himself, he is not quite as successful as whatever Trace Did to Rose hence he may have some bugs and glitches that allow him to disobey Trace If he sees it fit

However I think the greates threat shadow traces poses is not directly himself not in disobeying Truce directly. He may stir old memories and emotions in him making him regress into full on Dark Trace.
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Rafe wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:16 pm This could get complicated.
Uhhh.. More than it already IS?
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Trace is such a talented magic user, he somehow became a Lich and also stayed alive!

I was not expecting that. I wonder if it was always Detritus reaching back out to him when the spooky inner voice was talking before? I mean, they are kind of the same person, so they might have some sort of telepathy.
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Looks like Trace experimented on himself, perhaps even before he experimented on Rose, and created this thing called Detritus. So we have Current!Trace, Past!Trace, the ESH (maybe), and now Detritus, as versions of Trace in this story. That's a lot of Traces!
Zaigan wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:29 am Trace is such a talented magic user, he somehow became a Lich and also stayed alive!

I was not expecting that. I wonder if it was always Detritus reaching back out to him when the spooky inner voice was talking before? I mean, they are kind of the same person, so they might have some sort of telepathy.
It said it was set to awaken should Rose break free of her restrictions, so doubtful?

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steelabjur wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:30 am Looks like Trace experimented on himself, perhaps even before he experimented on Rose, and created this thing called Detritus. So we have Current!Trace, Past!Trace, the ESH (maybe), and now Detritus, as versions of Trace in this story. That's a lot of Traces!
Zaigan wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:29 am Trace is such a talented magic user, he somehow became a Lich and also stayed alive!

I was not expecting that. I wonder if it was always Detritus reaching back out to him when the spooky inner voice was talking before? I mean, they are kind of the same person, so they might have some sort of telepathy.
It said it was set to awaken should Rose break free of her restrictions, so doubtful?
Ah, I guess that is true. Trace still has a lot of horcruxes at the moment.... this one gonna be the red haired one on the cover for this chapter? It does have that missing chunks aesthetic going on for it, but it doesn't seem that solid at the moment.
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steelabjur wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:30 am Looks like Trace experimented on himself, perhaps even before he experimented on Rose, and created this thing called Detritus. So we have Current!Trace, Past!Trace, the ESH (maybe), and now Detritus, as versions of Trace in this story. That's a lot of Traces!
I guess you could say that he Traced himself? :P
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jacobc62 wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:15 am
steelabjur wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:30 am Looks like Trace experimented on himself, perhaps even before he experimented on Rose, and created this thing called Detritus. So we have Current!Trace, Past!Trace, the ESH (maybe), and now Detritus, as versions of Trace in this story. That's a lot of Traces!
I guess you could say that he Traced himself? :P
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A Trace of his memories.

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Trace (neutral because he has lost his memories thanks to Neutral), Detritus (evil)...

I wonder if there is also a good part of him. ('Crumb' would be a good name)
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