Btw, this is the 5th time in about 10 minutes Reanin's beat them both (and he's lying/being way too modest- forefighter training does a lot, but he's talented as it is). I was going to have Ori or Nic mention that, but I ended up accidentally leaving out a (rather unnecessary) panel and remembering only after I had done enough work on the page to put it back in.
About Reanin's sword and vambraces: They're specially crafted to absorb and redirect magic into his next attack. It works really well when he's fighting magicians like Ori and Nic, who aren't very strong, but he really has to be careful against stronger mages. The sword/vambraces only absorb/redirect a limited amount of magic, and if he tries to absorb more he could end up with some pretty serious problems. But considering normal weapons can't stand up to half the abuse his sword takes, he's got it pretty good. The methods used to make the sword and vambraces are very carefully guarded by an orc blacksmith who is extremely selective about who he gives his works to- the forefighters are one of the lucky few who get it.
Yeah, I had a great birthday. :) Very productive, as far as comic pages go. I was going to save some of them for a buffer but... I'd rather update the story?
Yeah, it would be, Jedigal. XD Sounds fun! And making $$ too- how fun!
Thanks Theorah! Lol, I didn't notice the pm until after I saw KoP while voting! XD