A Season In Crimson
A Superguy Series by
Dave Van Domelen
a.k.a. The Dvandroid
Gentle Gift of Crimson mini added to gallery.
MegaArc 1: A Season In Crimson
The first 24 episodes of Exarchs form a single, somewhat sprawling story with
no crossovers, but plenty of backstory. Four of my old Legion of Net.Heroes
characters find themselves stuck in the Superguy Altiverses and fated to stop
the machinations of an entity of immense power. Other characters from both
my LNH stories and my previous Superguy series show up as well. "A Season In
Crimson" is a mix of world-hopping and high fantasy in the style of the
- "Ex Loonis Altiversis": Four of the main characters
arrive...somewhere. And before they can get their bearings, things happen!
- "Vox Scritori, Vox Dei?": Exposition, exposition,
- "Cornix Horribilis": The Exarchs reach the first
Altiverse on their quest itinerary and face a dragon that has been
terrorizing villagers in 020HACKNSLASH!
- "Crepitis Fundus": The dragon is defeated, the first
legendary weapon found, and the Exarchs move on to the next stop!
- "Stan et Stannum": The next stop turns out to be a
warzone with a muddled history. The Exarchs pick a side, but have they picked
the right one?
- "Laqueus Lazuli": Another old character returns, and
the Exarchs enter perhaps the most dangerous Altiverse yet!
- "Felis Interruptus": 934PULPTRAPS runs Kat through
her paces, while she tries to unravel some internal puzzles as well!
- "Terminus Defunctus": Out of the frying pan and into
the ashes, as the search for the fourth mystic weapon is on in earnest!
- "Simius Alatus": A brief history of 970SUPERGUY,
followed by a fight scene, and the fourth mystic weapon appears!
- "Porta Adventus": And the Exarchs finally reach
000SUPERGUY, but the bad guys are ready for them!
- "Carcharodon Caelus": On the road through Kansas,
things get a bit windy....
- "Caenosus Duodecim": A bit of a fast-forward, and
then the heroes regroup and get their act together.
- "Veni, Vidi, Vagi": It's the Exarchs versus the
- "Mare Caelestis": At last, the Fifth Exarch
- "Oppilo et Oppidum": The Exarchs beat a retreat
from Topeka, but find something holding them back....
- "Canis Venatis": Getting past the barrier at
horrible cost, the Exarchs are once again set upon by the Dark Pentad!
- "Vermis Conversis": The Exarchs return to a forward
base in Paxico and attempt to free two of their opponents from the control of
the Gentle Gift of Crimson. But what if they don't want or need to be freed?
- "Sciuridae Sciurinae": It's an all-squirrel issue
as Gwen determines her fate!
- "Serpis Bonus": A lot of recap, and then some
sneaking through the sewers....
- "Alea Mortis": Double-sized episode with lots of
viewpoint shifting as the Exarchs work their way up the dread Dark Spire!
- "Intro Draco": In the throneroom of the Dark Spire,
the Exarchs face the menace of Tybalt, who is more than meets the eye! Also,
THE TRUTH is exposed!
- "Anno Draconum": The Truth shall set you free, but
first it'll set you up for one heck of a whomping, as the Exarchs find out.
Plus, mystic warnings echo throughout the Altiverse!
- "Decim Mille Glans": The Exarchs aren't exactly
winning. So it's up to the supporting cast to mount a rescue attempt! But
can they succeed, even with a few surprises up their sleeves?
- "Ad Astra Per Asperum": "A Season In Crimson" comes
to a conclusion in this super-sized blowout!
"A Season In Crimson" Gallery
Skysabre: Formerly Sig.Lad, here he is with the magic weapon Skysabre and
a suit of magically reinforced armor (which, as of the date of this drawing,
he hadn't acquired in the story yet). Copyright Dvandom 5/12/02
Oakthorn: Formerly Cheez Arrow, here he is with his magic bow Oakthorn
and the living wooden armor granted him by the bow. Copyright Dvandom
6/1/02, although the pose and logo style borrowed from the cover of the
Katena: Formerly Kopikat, she lost her robotic shapeshifting abilities
when she grasped the Stone Catena and her body turned into malleable marble.
The armor is in part based on the cover of Nobilis 2nd Edition (and, like
Skysabre, she hasn't obtained the armor as of the time I drew it). Copyright
Forgeheart: Formerly Rotanna, she lost her original magic powers and
gained a fire aspect. Her weapon is the hammer Forgeheart, and her armor
(same deal as above) has an oversized right arm with mystic musculature. No,
it's not forced perspective, her right fist is that big. Copyright Dvandom
Seafixer: Identity a secret for much of the arc, but the armor covers the
entire body, so no spoilers here. The weapon is Seafixer, aka the sea-fixing
pin used by Jack (Crazy Guy). Yes, it was red and gold when he used it. The
paint burns off when its true nature is revealed. Oh, and I used no digital
effects...it's all gel pen and correction marker and stuff. Copyright
- The Gentle Gift of
Crimson: the "Prince of Shadows" mini from the Exalted line, painted up
as GGoC. 6/16/06.