Comic 535 - Treasures & Confessions
8th Jun 2020, 12:00 AM in Dragon Slayers
Treasures & Confessions
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Microraptor edit delete
I think you mean Nyarlathotep, Lena...
Though she phrases it rather differently, Lena's attitude towards her newfound religion is rather similar the one the late Elliot Maerc once expressed.
(Man, Starry Wisdom should really screen better who is joining them!)

Hagen of Tronje and the Treasure of the Nibelungs (one of the items on Lena's "shopping list") are from the Medieval German Nibelungenlied ("Song of the Nibelungs").

And last but not least, my COVID-19 related logic here is that there are a lot of people at this place, ergo: Face masks on!
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Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Strange-strange coincidence, my boss "N" aka the faceles god, is a manifestation of Nyarlathotep; I think I must taunt him for allowing flokatiheads among his followers, spank me.
Nibelungenlied? Wasn't that scribed from the edda?! Anyway, my favourite Nibeljungens are German Oak (No, they have no connection to any nazistuff in any way). The recording of their album "Nibellungenlied" is made around 1976, not 1972 (That was their first album), as sometimes said. One of the songs here.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Regarding flokatiheads: Like I said, Starry Wisdom should screen better who is joining them! ;-)

And yes, I am aware that the Edda also tells a version of this story.
And then there is of course the adaption by Richard Wagner. (Who took bits from both sources, I think?)

In any case, this means that if anyone isn't familiar with what the heck we are talking about here - this very famous bit of music also has a connection to it!!
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
I know from a sure-sure source that Lazy Artist is a wagnerian, too. (At least for the instrumental work.)
lirvilas edit delete reply
Love the last two panels!

and let's be real, whatever the flavor it's usually a country club
Microraptor edit delete reply
Thank you very much!
Incidentally, exactly these last two panels were among the earliest parts of this chapter that cropped up in my head - namely shortly after you brought forward the notion of Lena joining Starry Wisdom, which caused me to wonder how she would present her new affiliation to other people.
The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
Details, details.
Microraptor edit delete reply
How many eldritch gods can dance on the head of a pin?
Let the expert occultists worry about those unimportant minutiae...
Stilldown edit delete reply
As Major Wildebees and Ariane get along better then expected, some flokatihead should be aware.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Speaking of flokatiheads, in the next page (as in, the page in the upcoming update, not the page after this one) we'll see that Lena even got her own personal... flokatihead.