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Commission Keith W!
Wall of the Arcane

Time Goes Marching Ever On


Fairportfan, to answer your question: No, Chrys and Theresa aren't sharing a room. This is in a little closet area Kludge set up on the second floor of the Inn. It happens to be off the corridor between Chrys's room and the showers (very few of the rooms in the Inn have their own bathroom) so Chrys noticed Theresa inside when she passed by on her way back from her evening cleaning.

Theresa, meanwhile, is brooding. She broods even when she has no real reason to brood. She'd totally be Batman in another life.

Or maybe its angsting.

In which case she'd be Spider-Man.

See you Monday!



So, sorry for the delay, guys. J's been prepping for, and now snow attacked by this blizzard that's swept its way across Canada and the New England states of the US.

Hopefully we'll be able to stay up and on schedule during all this, but here's wishing J good luck with the shoveling and not throwing out his shoulders, lol.

Of note on the page: We get to see more of Chrys' robe from a couple of chapters ago, and also, seriously, who buys porn in this day and age?

Final Story!


And so begins the final story for chapter 7 of Mysteries of the Arcana!

A little while back it there was some postulation in a reader comment about the nature of the physical laws of the various arcana.

In fact, most arcana have similar physical laws because they are all made out of the same four elements (that is, each is made of pieces of members of the four original families of minor arcana). As such, you tend to find gravity on most arcana as well as matter, energy, and so forth.

And time. Every arcana progresses, for most beings, in a linear fashion. That is, moment B comes after moment A and both come before moment C.

Of course, there specifics of how each of those physical laws work changes from arcana to arcana. As you can imagine, time passes differently in the Fool (which has no stellar bodies, no axis rotation, no universal drift, and so forth) than it does in the Heirophant (which has all those things). The difference, as measured by atomic half-life decay, isn't so great that it is revealed on casual observation (Kludge, for example, could go home to a class reunion and no one would say he looked any younger or older than he should) but it is different enough that it comes into play in this story.

See you Thursday!