Sometimes, things don't work out, and that's what happened here. Various
factors, including a shift in interests, a crossover that never happened, and
a plotline that's apparently cursed (it helped kill Crazy Guy too) conspired
to keep this arc from going forward, and it stalled out for good in late
2004. The intention was to deal with the loose ends from Crazy Guy,
specifically how Erlang was hunting Jack down to recover the immortality
potion from him. It was going to bring in loads of Chinese mythology, demons
and godlings and the whole Celestial Bureaucracy, as I geared the team down
to a lower power level. Ah well.
25. "Translation": In the wake of A Season In
Crimson, the Exarchs pick up the pieces and try to get on with their lives,
unaware of forces moving behind the scenes.
26. "Fox in the Henhouse": Our Heroes (and
Villains) continue getting their lives together, but a new threat is starting
to stir. Plus, stats for Skysabre and Kat in the Feng Shui RPG system!
27. "Corporate Ladder": Part one of a two-part
flashback story, wrapping up the danglers from Crazy Guy
#30! Includes Feng Shui stats for Crazy Guy himself!
28. "Hostile Takeover": Part two of the flashback
story, in which the question "How did Jack get out of his contract with
Hell?" is answered! Contains Feng Shui stats for Mairi Wynn, aka Ben Sidhe.
?? - Team M.E.C.H.A. crossover goes here in what we laughingly call
29. "Black Squirrel Nights": Back to the present
(more or less), as the team goes to seek information from an unlikely
source. Well, okay, from squirrels. I mean, it's in the title and all.
Includes Feng Shui stats for Oakthorn.
30. "The Long Night": After some calendrical
monkeying, we get back to the conclusion of the conflict started in Black
Squirrel Nights! Includes Feng Shui stats for Louie the Squirrel.
The Gods Must Be Mad Gallery
With the loss of the mystic armors worn in A Season In Crimson, it's time for
new costumes! Skysabre is the first, with a more utilitarian outfit inspired
in part by Challengers of the Unknown and their ilk. Copyright Dvandom 2003.
Kat: She opts
for a practical outfit, more or less, with big boots because she's tired of
leaving footprints in the sidewalk. The thong is made of something REALLY
durable, so it'll survive the kinds of damage dished out on Kat. Made of
ComicsCodium or something. Copyright Dvandom 2003.
Gashopon Kat: A
capsule figure (gashopon) I got as a bonus in a trade, painted to more or
less resemble Kat. Copyright Dvandom 2005.
Leather aviator's jacket, cargo pants with strap-on quivers. The bow and
arrows are all collapsible (hence the short quivers), and he's dyeing his
beard orange. He doesn't adopt the collapsible arrows until after the events
that start in episode 29. Copyright Dvandom 2004.