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  1. Zaid

    Oh Kohta… you’re not just a ‘letter of the law’, you’re a ‘spirit of the law’ person as well. Life is going to be so cruel to you…

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Yeh he’s gonna be in for a rough time, still I think pretty soon he’s going to learn that just maybe not everyone else in the world lives their lives by his rules.

      • Zaid

        Oh well. On the plus side, if Jun gives him shit he’s got two aces up his sleeve: 1- he’s the only one with blood on his body and a bullet in his meat (by the way, noticed you got the blood up again, gj) and 2- he was right: there WAS no honor in this. It was all betrayals and backstabbing and dirty dealings. All he got out of it (so far) was killing a couple of weak opponents, getting shot, and having his word used as guarantee to people who got mowed down.

        • GroUser2907
          GroUser2907

          Yup that pretty much sums it all up, the challenge in the fight before had been the number of opponents, not their quality, and he’s not too keen on someone using him to do something dishonourable, no matter if it was the right thing to do.

          And yeh sorry again about that, I was so angry at myself for missing the blood splatter again.

  2. Korax

    Umm…so Kohta would prefer Fang to technically enslaved the Miss Shann and girls + putting Jun and himself in danger (since from what I remember, Fang want them killed)…only to keep his word?

    He is very naive then. Naive to the point when he is dangerous to own surronding x]

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Actually he was against all that in the beginning and only surrendered when Shan convinced him that it would be allright, unfortunately it looks like he’s a page or two behind Shan’s plans and is having trouble catching up :S

      • Korax

        Even then, his protests against killing the persons who endanger Jun, Miss Shann and other girls (and him as well)…sound very wrong

        • GroUser2907
          GroUser2907

          Oh I don’t think he minds the killing, hell he probably killed one or two of those guys before at least, it’s just in this manner he disagrees, probably being picky.

  3. Resari

    On the one hand, I can understand Shan’s stance… on the other I can understand Kohta’s … but as we saw last he is still chasing a storybook dream of honor and Shan is dealing in reality; Feng had no honor and there was very little chance he wouldn’t abuse the girls and Shan the second the girls came back, I hate to say it but… Shan made the right call >.> gunning down unsuspecting people is no more terrible than detonating a keg of gunpowder outside an unsuspecting person’s home, but Shan at least will keep her girl’s taken care of. The guys in there were a buncha thugs.

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Yup that’s probably right. I mean maybe Shan could have found a way to control Fang, but really the risk to her girls would be too great, so she settles the matter as quickly and efficiently as she knows how, and as she says to Kohta, it’s over.

    • Zaid

      And on the other hand, you’re safe… and oddly unfazed by the noise of people getting shot from behind a closed door… that doesn’t have chains or a chair or anything.

      This is as good a time as any to ask Ob what he envisioned the city’s architecture as. It’s obviously not Japan inspired, the tea house would be akin to a Japanese prison (as shown in the Simpsons :P )

      • GroUser2907
        GroUser2907

        Ooh an architecture question!

        The city of Tal’Lushan itself is not significantly Japanese in style, instead it’s more of a mish mash of different architectural styles, though mostly eastern, that have been implemented over time by the different rulers of the city. Tal’Lushan is a pretty old city, it’s been conquered and liberated and re-conquered and conquered by other people so many times over the years they’ve almost lost count, it also sits on a series of major ocean and interior trade routes which ensures a constant influx of exotic and foreign styles and tradesmen, so every time it’s been flattened by an invader there’s always been craftsmen who can rebuild it, and the money to pay them for it.

        To place it in a kind of real world context Tal’Lushan and the other Tal cities are situated in an area that is very much like ancient/feudal Korea, during one of the times in history where it was split into warring states. The main reason for this is because it is situated among a conflict rich region, between two very large nations, well the eastern islands (where Kohta is from) are closer to Japan, and to the North is the Imperial Realm (where Shan is originally from) which has many similarities with Ancient China. And as in the real world if one of these big nations decides it wants to invade the other, traditionally they go through the region where the Tal cities are located, including Tal’Lushan.

        Right now the Tal cities are technically vassal states under the control of the Imperial Realm, after all each has an Imperial appointed Governor that rules over each city, however in practice they are too far removed from the Imperial Center to be of much interest and consequently are largely allowed to run themselves so long as they don’t get too many ideas.

        This is why Kohta and Uncle, aswell as many other Orc and Human refugees, fled to the Tal cities after the upheaval in the Eastern Islands, and why Shan travelled here to get away from her problems in the Imperial Realm, it isn’t really part of the Empire, but it’s close enough to have enough of the niceties of civilisation without the absolute facist control of the Imperial Court. Because of the varied geography, trade and politcal climate Tal’Lushan is a melting pot of various architectural and cultural styles.

        So yeh, that is why Mistress Shan’s place, and a lot of other places in the city, have doors.

        Also it’s a high class brothel/tea house, doors are a little better at sound proofing for privacy than sliding paper walls :S

    • Korax

      I absolutly agree, Resari. Beside Shann gave him a warning to never came back…and he not listen

  4. Aemi

    Kohta. Shush! You’re ruining the show! *pelts popcorn at Kohta* And Ari’s expression is just like “Well then. Glad I’m not in there.”

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Hehe, she’s there just to assure everyone, especially Resari, that she wasn’t left in the lounge when the doors closed, also yeh she does look pretty relieved.

  5. SpectralTime

    …I was actually on your side, Shan, before you decided to be unecessarily creepy and weird about this just to piss Kohta off. Again.

    Look, being a smarmy, holier-than-thou self-righteous jerk about your point doesn’t actually convince anyone! In fact, it makes even people that *agree* with you reflexively argue with you just because you’re being a jerk about it! This scene was much more effective a few pages ago when you were faintly sad and regretful about the whole thing instead of dismissive of the huge numbers of lives you’re taking!

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Well this does illuminate more of her character, which now the big reveal has happened I can fully explain.

      When she was sad a couple of pages ago, that was completely honest, she had come to this city from a not very nice life elsewhere, and she built this place (not literally of course) to be a peaceful seclusion from the world, where she and others could live a contented life devoted to the pursuit of peace, spirituality and pleasure. So when Fang barged in and looked like he could win, she realised that this peaceful seclusion was only ever an illusion, she can never truly find that kind of bliss in this life. So she’s reverted back somewhat to her previous personality/viewpoint, if there is someone in your way, remove them, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

      Here on this page she’s just happy that this is this situation dealt with, her blissful existence might be lost, but if she has to be back in this game, then at least it’s a game she’s good at. Also yeh you’re right, there might be a little sadistic glee there, afterall, she didn’t hate her old life that much…

  6. Charlemagne

    The Disohonor!

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      In fact, you might say that Kohta has been, Dishonored!

      Time to put on your creepy mask and use your super powers to save the city from crime and corruption Kohta!

  7. Khenan

    I wonder how Kohta managed to clean up that quickly. Last we saw him he had blood on his arm and clothes. Also, shouldn´t there be a hole in the clothes as he if I´m not mistaken got shot?

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      Dammit, I missed it again!

      Ach, I am so sorry about that, the page has been quickly fixed and should look appropriate now. The blood is starting to clog, luckily he didn’t hit any major arteries or he’d be dead from blood loss by now, but the caked blood has covered the entry tear on his shirt so we can’t see that anymore.

      Man I’m so pissed I missed that again, I even drew the blood splatter on him when I sketched the page, I can’t believe I missed it.

      Anyway, sorry again about that, the page should be fixed now and I won’t miss it again.

  8. Ah guns, gotta love guns, also dead guys… lots of em

    • GroUser2907
      GroUser2907

      They are a quick solution to a lot of problems, not necessarily the best solution mind.

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