''Sojourn'' is a HeroicFantasy ComicBook written by Ron Marz (and then, after 24 issues, Ian Edginton) and illustrated by Greg Land. The story is set in a StandardFantasySetting which is beset by a DarkLord, Mordath, who came {{back from the dead}}. It follows the journey of two archers, Arwyn and Gareth, who are accompanied by Arwyn's dog, Kreeg, and helped by a mysterious sorceress, Neven. They must find the five fragments of an arrow that once killed Mordath to end his rule once and for all, while they are ceaselessly chased by Mordath's trolls.

''Sojourn'' is also part of Creator/CrossGen's Sigilverse. Unfortunately, after 35 issues (including a prequel), it was cancelled due to Creator/CrossGen's bankcrupcy in 2004.
!!This Comic Book Contains Examples Of:

* AllTrollsAreDifferent: They make up Mordath's army. They are green-skinned with glowing eyes and sometimes horns sprouting from their heads.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Interestingly, [[AvertedTrope averted]] with the trolls. Sure, they are not the nicest bunch of the Five Lands, but they are shown to care about their family members, they are loyal to their lords, and they were also the victims of FantasticRacism before Mordath.
* AntiHero: Gareth is a Type II.
* AntiVillain: Bohr, the troll captain. He is the leader of the pursuing trolls, yet he is not fond of unnecessary violence, is loyal and determined, and loves his family.
* ArcherArchetype: Both Arwyn and Gareth.
* [[CameBackWrong Came Back Worse]]: Mordath. He was a megalomanical tyrant already before his death. Now he is an {{Undead}} DarkLord with the very same goals and a worse attitude.
* TheChosenOne: Arwyn, who can wield Ayden's arrow.
* CoolSword: The Dawn Sword.
* TheCorruption: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Originally, the sigils are neutral symbols, the good part balancing the evil part; however, Mordath's malice changed that symbol into one with two evil parts.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: The council of Troll governors of conquered territories: They were all Trolls, but each one was dressed in the ethnic garb of the area they governed. There was even a token She-Troll.
* DaysOfFuturepast: The implication is that Quin is actually in the distant future and was once colonized by spacefaring humans.
* DeadpanSnarker: Gareth has his moments.
* DirtyCoward: Francis, the thief.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Gareth]]
* DoomedHometown: Arwyn's town.
* EnemyMine: Arwyn and Gareth find an unlikely alliance with a [[spoiler:dragon]] against Mordath.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Bohr. Even if this [[TearJerker means]] [[spoiler:to MercyKill her]].
* EvilDetectingDog: Kreeg.
* EyepatchOfPower: Gareth has one.
* {{Fanservice}}: Mild examples here and there.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Five Lands: [[TheKingdom Middelyn]] is medieval England, Ankhar is AncientEgypt, Oudubai is [[ArabianNightsDays medieval Middle East]], Skarnhime is [[GrimUpNorth Scandinavia]] during the time of Vikings, while Grinbor is arguably based on the wild parts of medieval Eastern Europe.
* FiveRaces: Besides humans, the trolls are Stouts, the winged Ankharans are High Men, the insect-like Urnethi are the Fairies, while arguably the original snow trolls were Cutes.
* GiantSpiders: The mounts of the Urnethi.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The five fragments, of course.
* HandicappedBadass: Gareth has only one eye, but that does not prevent him from being the best archer in the world.
* InsectoidAliens: The Urnethi.
* LaResistance: Arwyn and Gareth meet one in Ankar.
* LeanAndMean: Mordath, after he came back from the death. Before that, he was more of a {{Hunk}}, which just accentuates what he lost from his once self.
* LoveableRogue: Gareth
* MacGuffin: The five fragments of Ayden's arrow.
* {{Mummy}}: A winged one in Ankhar.
* NamesToRunAwayFrom: Mordath
* OfferedTheCrown: In the prologue, the hero Ayden rallied an army and defeated the Dark Lord Mordath and personally struck down the villain with a magical arrow. His army then asked him to become their new king. Ayden refused, stating that he was a king once, and not a very good one. He then vanished into the horizon, promising that he would return if needed.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The [[CantArgueWithElves haughty]] Ankharans fill that niche.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The little guys who guard and carve the Glade of Heroes.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
%%* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* PlayingWithFire: Mordath's ability.
* PowerTrio:
** Arwyn: TheEgo
** Gareth: TheId
** Neven: TheSuperego.
* PunchClockVillain: Most of the trolls.
* ProudWarriorRace: The Ankharans.
* TheQuest: To find the fragments of the arrow killed Mordath.
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Neven is quite aloof, does not like telling her motives, and the team can only rely on her if every other hope is lost. Arwyn calls her out because of this.
* RapePillageAndBurn: While the first part is rather implicit, the trolls show a great fondness of human and Ankharan women. Arwyn also warns a young girl that they are prone to do "nasty things."
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mordath's eyes always glow red when he is upset or uses his powers.
* RedRightHand: Mordath's evil nature warped the Sigil he received, so instead of a red-and-yellow yin-yang symbol it was entirely red. Receiving the Sigil in the first place brought him BackFromTheDead, so he's also a zombie.
* {{Revenge}}: Arwyn's motivation to bring down Mordath.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Arwyn, at the very beginning of the story.
* SenseLossSadness: It comes with being an {{Undead}}.
* ShoutOut: Mordath's troll majordomo is called "[[TheIncredibleHulk Halk]]."
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[GenderFlip Gender-flipped]]. It is Arwyn's husband and, well, her daughter who die. (It is also worth mentioning that the term was coined after one of Ron Marz's GreenLantern stories.)
* TeamPet: Kreeg
* {{Troperiffic}}: Just look at half of the examples. Then, if they do not convince you, look the other half. However, the story is so good that it avoids being a mere ClicheStorm.
* WingedHumanoid: The Ankharans.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Mordath is not the most forgiving boss...even though he can be more lenient, provided you are one of his most competent men.
%%* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Husband And Daughter]]