Cover: Into the Orclands

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So… I wasn’t able to build as much of a buffer as I wanted (only the first 5 pages, not included the cover) of Chapter 8 is fully complete; however, I didn’t want to wait much longer to begin posting again. The good news is pages 6-8 are fully colored (you can check them out on Patreon now) and just need to be lettered. And, as always, if you want to read way ahead… the entire script for Chapter 8: Into the Orclands is available for download on Patreon (along with tons of other in-progress art, concepts, and more).

Please leave any comments or questions you have about the story so far and I’ll try my best to answer. :)

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Page 170: No Fire Tonight

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Wendell was also briefly mentioned in Chapter 5. Presumed dead or captured following the Legion raid on Halifax House.

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Page 169: Other Things on My Mind

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Carmichel seems distracted.

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Page 163: Piece of Cake

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Cue sad trombone.

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Page 162: No More Lectures

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That’s enough arguing for now. We spend a little more time with Eldrick next week. It’s been a while.

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Page 161: A New Reign

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Words can have more than one meaning. There are many ways a prophecy can be interpreted. 🤔

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Page 160: Fantasies of a Child

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… the Gandalf to my Aragorn, the Kenobi to my Skywalker, the Merlin to my Arthur.

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Page 159: Greater Good

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Rufus leads Eldrick, Gwyn, and the rest of our Halifax House crew east, to Orick’s Mine.

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Page 151: One Week's Time

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… and here it is — the final page of Chapter 6: Old Ghosts. This was definitely the slowest paced chapter of the entire series but I think it was much needed to spend a little more time on the characters after the setting, characters, and story had been introduced.

I’ll be taking a break from posting next week, but will be back immediately after with the cover page of Chapter 7: Old Wounds. Say goodbye to the Homestead… we’re heading north.

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Page 150: The Match That Lights the Fire

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Nothing like talking politics around the kitchen table, right?

Only 1 more page remains before Chapter 6 comes to an end. As always, thanks for reading. :)

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Page 149: Teatime

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Happy Thanksgiving to those of our readers in the US! :)

Just 2 more pages remain before Chapter 6 comes to a close. That’s 26 total pages (each chapter in in Book 1 was actually 25 pages)… which will also the be the case for all future chapters.

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Page 148: Urkar's Homestead

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Hope you guys remember Carmichel… I just finished writing Chapter 7 a couple weeks ago (you can read the full script on Patreon if you’re inclined), and he’s fast becoming one of my favorite characters. You can read a little more about him and other key characters on the About page.

Whenever we get to doing a print version of Book 2, I’ll add Urkar’s Homestead to the map and also add that location to name to the setting caption on Page 135. Right now, it just says “Somewhere between Middlemarch and Farmeet.”

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Page 141: Maintaining Focus

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It took a while but finally, Eldrick and Luna emerge for their first appearance in HELM Book #2 Arcanum.

By the way, some big news today — assuming there aren’t any updates between now and the time this page is posted, HELM Book #1 Harbinger should finally be shipping! You can purchase the 160-page book now by clicking here.

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Page 140: Personal History

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Hawke can be a bit forward.

There's only 1 week left until HELM Book #1 Harbinger is available for sale on 9/25 ! Pre-order the 160-page book now on Amazon by clicking here.

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Page 139: Hideaway Hallway

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Alright, so that's enough torture and interrogation for one chapter, I think. Let's catch up with Gwyn and Hawke, down the hall...

By the way, there's only 2 weeks left until HELM Book #1 Harbinger is available for sale on 9/25 (it was 9/18 but I'm not sure why the date changed)! Pre-order the 160-page book now on Amazon by clicking here.

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Page 138: The Ice Queen

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Yep, that's Baby Hawke...

Only 2 weeks left until HELM Book #1 Harbinger officially ships on 9/18! Pre-order my 160-page book now on Amazon by clicking here

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Page 113: Diverging Paths

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Page 112: Betrayal

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Page 111: Priorities

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Page 110: Overrun

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