Here are all of the scenes from the comic so far listed in chronological order. This can be useful to those who would like a refresher on what’s happening, those who are confused by my storytelling, those who want to hunt down a specific scene, and new readers who would like to catch up without reading the whole comic.

If you click on a sentence it will take you to the comic page associated with that information. Some details have not yet been mentioned in the comic. If you’re not sure who the characters are, it might help to look at this timeline along side the Characters page. If you have any comments or questions about the timeline, feel free to leave them bellow!

Flashbacks: 1

  1. Melete learns of Antigone Shephard’s plot to start a war. She confronts Antigone, is captured, and imprisoned for decades. Antigone begins to wipe out the descendants of Augustine. Young Bhatair runs for his life, discovering Gallitan and the West in the process. Eventually, Bhatair learns that his father is still alive. Bhatair goes to rescue him, but winds up saving Melete instead. Melete is so grateful to be free that she offers Bhatair a curse. Bhatair lets his father chose the curse instead. The curse is known as Walter’s curse.
  2. 2

    Bhatair Hollingsworth delights in deriding Joshua Shephard for having only daughters when Bhatair has a son and heir.

  3. 3

    When Raritan and Gallitan are on the verge of war, Velvare shows up and negotiates peace between the nations, instantly becoming an icon and a hero to the people. King Leto of Gallitan is then assassinated and his son, Avidan Leto, is born the day he dies. Between childbirth complications and grief for her husband, Queen Leto passes away. Some of the people of Gallitan want Velvare to be crowned king, others insist that Prince Avidan should rule when he is old enough. Velvare adopts Prince Avidan and becomes the steward of Gallitan, which satisfies both parties.

  4. 4

    Joshua fancies a blonde before realizing that she is Gudrun, Bhatair’s wife. Joshua finally has a son, Apen, who is almost two years old in this scene. Bhatair taunts the toddler in a real classy way, but he underestimates the uncanny cognitive development of descendants of Syllor. Apen confounds Bhatair by reciting his bloodline all the way from Augustine and Sienna to Bhatair himself. Joshua spikes the Bhatair smack-down with a low blow about Bhatair’s now disabled son, Bhatair retaliates with a low blow about Joshua’s dead wife, Isis. They hate each other more than ever.

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    In the evening of that same day, Joshua gives Apen a pep talk about how Shephards should be extra nice to Hollingsworths. Then Joshua promptly sends Apen away so he can flirt with a distraught Gudrun. Apen goes outside to find an upset Bhatair. Bhatair tells Apen he’s just made the worst decision in his life. Newly inspired by his father’s pep talk, Apen tries to cheer up the crushed Bhatair. In return Bhatair tells Apen he’ll be a great king someday. For the first time, a Shephard and a Hollingsworth conclude a conversation with kindness and respect.

  6. 6

    While visiting the orphanage in Gallitan, Velvare sees Enel and is reminded of his son. He goes and talks to Enel.

  7. 7

    Velvare decides to help out this little redheaded orphan. He invites Enel to be Prince Avidan’s playmate.

  8. 8

    There is an assassination attempt at an amphitheatre in Cedulan. It seems like the attackers are targeting Bhatair. Joshua fights by his enemy’s side without success, Axe Man decapitates Bhatair and deeply wounds Joshua’s leg. Axe Man tells his men to cut up Bhatair so that it’s not possible for even Melete to save him. In Gallitan, Bhatair is spending some quality time with Enel when suddenly the wounds from Axe Man begin to appear. Enel runs for help, gets Noah St. Claire, and Bhatair is just barely saved.


  9. Apen’s father is dead.
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    April gives Apen The Silver Eye before Apen is sent into the Deadlands for execution by weavers, the dragons in the desert.


  11. Weavers do not kill Apen like all other criminals sent to the Deadlands. He waits by the wall bordering Levant until Reverend Terpsi insists he try to find a land in the west where he can survive.
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    After Bhatair recovers from his wounds, he donates a new building to Mrs. St. Claire’s orphanage. He says it is because Enel saved his life.

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    After months in the Deadlands, Apen reaches the border of Gallitan on the verge of death. He is saved by Berlyne and the Alvarado family. The weavers that would not attack Apen do not attack the Alvarados when they are near him. The Alvarados nurse him back to the land of the living. They grow attached to him and begin to think of him as part of the family. Apen doesn’t return the sentiment, too full of sorrow to want to live. The Alvarados take Apen to a library and that’s the last straw. Apen attempts to jump to his death off of the capital bridge. Joe catches him. Berlyne doesn’t leave Apen’s side after that, she keeps watch to make sure he doesn’t try to kill himself again. Apen loses her and runs off to a dock on the river to be alone. He accidently drops a knife on The Silver Eye, making a distinct sound of gleipnir that royal Shephard horses are trained to come to. His horse dashes to him and Apen rejoices in the reunion for a moment before he encounters the rider: Bhatair Hollingsworth. The last time Apen saw Bhatair was at the Amphitheatre where he was killed. Bhatair says that Melete saved him. He sees that Apen is in trouble and tries to comfort him. Velvare welcomes Apen to Gallitan, but gives him one rule: He must not enter the capital city limits. To replace Apen’s lost horse, Joe gets him a puppy. He names her Melly.

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    Marcus can only remember what he reads when he reads aloud, however, he has a remarkable reading voice that attracts the orphans visiting the library. As he reads aloud a book lent to him by Velvare, he also attracts Miss Idony St.Claire’s attention. She is blind and immediately captivated by his voice. Marcus notices her following him and a shy fondness for each other blossoms-except Marcus hates kids and Idony’s life’s work is with her mother at the orphanage.

Present Day:

  1. 15

    Marcus gives Enel a book he technically stole from Velvare. It is very important that Velvare not know the book was taken. Melly has run away from Apen, so he chases her into the capital city limits, breaking Velvare’s rule. Apen spots Enel and draws his sword, attacking Enel when he tries to escape. The book gets shredded in the process. Apen is ready to kill Enel, but holds off long enough to hear Enel’s story and name. Apen changes his mind and feebly tries to apologize and make up for the misunderstanding. Marcus comes out and is outraged to find the book in pieces. When he finds that Apen is the kid Velvare banned from the capital, he locks Apen in the library. Apen convinces Enel to let him out. Marcus is infuriated and basically says he won’t adopt Enel because of this.

  2. 16

    Enel gets Idony flowers (from Berlyne), knowing Idony is the only one who can convince Marcus to change his mind. He tells Idony the flowers are from Marcus before sharing the story of his day. She becomes furious with Marcus.

  3. 17

    Idony convinces Marcus to adopt Enel, pointing out that it’s what Velvare would want and it might help Velvare take the news of the book’s destruction better.

  4. 18

    Velvare returns to find ruined book. Marcus falls on his sword, saying that he stole the book, it was ruined, and was his own fault. Enel defends Marcus. Velvare does ease up a little when Enel says Marcus adopted him, and even more when Enel agrees to pursue another occupation besides a librarian. Velvare burns the remains of the book.

  5. 19

    Knowing that Velvare will make Noah consent, Enel insists he wants to be Noah’s apprentice. However it is short lived because Noah is a surgeon and Enel throws up on several of his patients before quitting.

  6. 20

    Two years pass. Eventually Enel tracks down Apen, who is returning from a voyage at sea where he was avoiding Enel.

  7. 21

    Apen decides not to run from Enel anymore.

  8. 22

    Avidan picks on Enel, Velvare cares about Enel more.

  9. 23

    Melete shows up, Enel overhears her tell Velvare that Nathan has conquered Levant.

  10. 24

    Enel tells Apen, Apen asks Enel to cross the Deadlands, Apen backtracks by telling Enel about Nedarian buildings, curses, and The Silver Eye. By accident, Enel knocks down capitol building with The Silver Eye.

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    Apen impulsively hits Enel with The Silver Eye for reasons unexplained. Velvare directs people through the catastrophe. Apen discovers that Idony is a St. Claire. Idony breaks up with Marcus because he‘s a rock-throwing jerk. Velvare discovers that no one died from the collapse and something is keeping them alive.

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    Apen wakes up from his encounter with a rock and finds out he is deaf in his left ear. Avidan makes a proposal to Apen, which he strongly refuses. Apen announces he‘s going to Levant. Everyone but Enel volunteers to go with him.

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    Enel dreams about walking in the woods, mixed with fears of becoming Velvare. Enel wakes up and a wound appears on his hand, much like Velvare‘s wound in the library. Apen and Noah plan for their journey to Levant. Enel is furious that his friends are leaving him. Enel takes out his frustration on Avidan. Avidan fights back. Noah breaks them up and takes them to Velvare. Avidan accuses Velvare of raising Enel to be the king of Gallitan, this makes Enel faint. When Enel awakens, he and Velvare have a much needed talk about ambition, the beach called Navarre, why Velvare looked after Enel, and finally Enel learns he is Velvare’s son. During this conversation, Velvare grows weaker and weaker, Enel worries that if they are related, he might share the same fate. Blue Dolan shows up, telling Velvare that he needs to rest. They go inside to talk, but by the time Enel runs after them, they are gone.