I decided to take a line of dialogue out of this page since it changed the tone of what’s happening. Something bad is happening. It shouldn’t be made light of. But yeah, we are in NSFW territory again. Because, nipple.
Sense of foreboding
I had a lot of time after writing the first chapter of Salient Caligation to decide on what type of story that I wanted to tell in the future chapters. I had originally planned for Salient to be a 5 Chapter series with a hard conclusion in the 5th chapter. I always hate when a good story runs on too long.
With a demon hunter story you can really only go so far before you run out of ideas. But the stories don’t have to feel stale, and the story can go to divergent paths in the same universe and still feel interesting.
I have branched out a bit and created other characters and concepts that I rather enjoy in the Salient Caligation mythology. I created it so easily because I had already been working on a Fallen Angel story for several years prior. I was experimenting with concepts and character development arcs through different roleplay with that particular character who I hope to introduce in Chapter 4. I will have to see if I can still confine the main story of Caitlin to just 5 chapters since I have devoted this whole chapter to Moira.
Of all the languages to use for Moira’s magic, I chose Greek. I wanted something that I didn’t commonly see used in horror movies or books. Most authors pick Latin as their casting language. I originally used a font called Miskatonic for Caitlin’s spells but I think with her heritage, it would be better for her to cast in Chinese.
There is still a lot to learn about Moira and her background. This chapter is an important moment in her life. Magical things can happen at crossroads and journeys always take unexpected turns.
Here is the cover inspired by the 8 of Swords featuring Moira, as drawn by Nicoy Guevarra based from my original cover of Chapter 2! She is also drawing my other comic project: The Song of Asteria which updates weekly in full color (because there is more funding for it). For those just joining, welcome to Salient Caligation! Those returning might recognize these new pages. =) The next update is 18 Oct! Patrons get a 1 week early release of the newest updates.