#323 | Chapter 9, Page 29 Posted by: Clownfish Studios , October 9, 2013 Share! Tweet Kneon Surprise! Insectoid So they’re not even human… they’re Shadows! Interesting, indeed. Dan I’m betting that they are Shadowbinders…I see what you did there. dragonchampion That form looks like the specters from the ghost ship a few chapters back. Kneon Yes, indeedy… 😉 zgrssd Wich also explained why the bad guys were annoyed at somebody entering the ghost ship. On the plus side, they are pretty light sensitive and Mai’s ring can deflect them. Wich is propably why Rhen isn’t concerned. Budgie Reminds me of that Robot Chicken scene where Baroness and Destro are “busy” and Destro’s face goes bug-eyed. Stella Mia’s facing a (possibly) dangerous foe, Tristan and Elaina have come to the rescue, and Rhen’s just hanging upside down looking through the window. Interesting… Speedy Marsh Is he feeling outclassed for the first time, or is he falling in love? Or both? Kneon No page Friday as I’m making a last minute trip to the NYCC. Be back next week! Insanelyasinine [enter joke about tentacles here] Kambrea Pratt *laugh* never thought of that. Oops, left that one an open to an opportunity for messed up Rule 34 art. S+ That just proves you are a far better person than I. The first thing I thought on seeing this page…. Insanelyasinine Don’t worry I just make bad jokes. Katherine Elizabeth Jewell How is Rhen’s amulet not falling off? Kambrea Pratt He’s probably using the same glue Mia used on her slippers back in Chapter 2. zgrssd Magic. You know that trick propably comes right after “Light” in the Wizard 101. LuRa Witt So Rhen & Mia didn’t hear any ‘Raaakkkaaahhhhsssshhhhhaaaa’ noise until now? I wonder if that noise indicates something, like an alert that prey is near, or a call for backup? Kambrea Pratt Well the other question is how could they get on the ship at all? Rhen has those barriers up? One answer takes care of both questions and will be coming shortly. LuRa Witt OMG, It’s a ‘Trojan-Man’! How very risqué. Kambrea Pratt LOL…so we have a Trojan man and tentacles. Poor Thom. This page has a bunch of potentially questionable imagery. Not what he intended. LOL Speedy Marsh Ok, this might be totally out there, but I’m thinking that the color of Mia’s shirt and hair thingy being the same as the color of the shadow must be a clue. I still have no earthly idea what the shadows are trying to say, but the fact that only Mia and Rhen can hear them seems to mean that they have something in common with the Shadows. Also, as scary as they are, I don’t think I’ve seen the loose shadows hurt anyone. My new crazy theory is that the shadows are ghosts of dead mages, and they can only be controlled and used for evil by binding them to a physical object. What if the loose shadows are begging Rhen and Mia for help? The purge could have been how the bad guys collected shadows, but I don’t get the reason for the purge being female mages. Speedy Marsh …Unless … What if female magic counteracts male magic. Mia went through Rhen’s protection spell. Since Mia’s soul is still bound to her body, she got through like a bound shadow.