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''[[http://endstone.net/ Endstone]]'' is a fantasy webcomic set in a extremely strange SwordAndSorcery version of the United States of America, where the "higher animals" are humanoid in shape, and the heroine Kyri is a deer -- really. Where there are combined beauty salon[=/=]blacksmithies. Where magical stones can be "rocked" by the talented, the stoners, including Kyri, her estranged husband Jon, and their daughter Colindra ("Cole").

The reason they are estranged is that Jon tried to use one to destroy the world. But [[LotusEaterMachine there are hints that this might not be a bad thing]].

Presented as a comic book.

Starts [[http://endstone.net/2009/02/01/issue-1-cover/ here]].
!!Tropes included in this work
* AbsoluteCleavage: Colindra has to be crazy to wear this dress.
* AfterTheEnd: [[spoiler:The Eternity Spire was a RealityWarper science project GoneHorriblyWrong. The Spire exploded, destroying civilization and causing mass extinctions. The scientists who were part of the team that created the Eternity Spire were [[ILoveNuclearPower irradiated by the dark matter]] the project revolved around, allowing them to warp reality using the shards of the Spire. They used their new abilities to seize power and [[MedievalStasis stop all progress]]. For some bizarre reason, humans ended up filling the empty niches in nature, effectively resulting in cannibalism as "wolves" and humans hunted and fed on "deer". To fix his mistakes, the head scientist, the God At The Eternity Spire, intends to warp reality to become a variant of how things were before everything went wrong.]]
* AndroclesLion: In the arena, unsurprisingly.
%%* AgonyBeam
%%* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AntiMagic: The Endstone's power to disrupt other overstones.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Banestone will drive any stoner who possess it to madness, subject them to the whims of an evil "god", and compel them to aggressively pursue the Endstone at any cost. It is said that should the Banestone and Endstone be united, it will bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
%%* TheAtoner: Jon Robert Montaine.
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler: What drives Cole to use the Banestone in order to defend herself.]]
* BackStory: Pops up often in flashbacks.
* TheBait: Jon attempted to use the Endstone as bait to destroy Drakyl. It didn't go very well.
* BalefulPolymorph:
** When the Eternity Spire project started [[GoneHorriblyWrong going horribly wrong]], the head scientist accidentally converted several of the others into animals. When [[spoiler:Simon starts using it again to rewrite reality into a variant of the world before things went wrong, some people are not translated very well. Pimrose, for example, gets turned into a dog, which is likely considered a KarmicTransformation as well.]]
** The owner of the Toadstone combines its power with a massive stone that amplifies stones, and uses it to convert every humanoid on the planet save himself and Kyri into Toadmen.
%%* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BigBad: The God At The Eternity Spire. Actually [[spoiler:a scientist who gained the ability to [[RealityWarper warp reality]], named Simon. He turns out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist who is trying to fix his mistakes at any cost.]]
%%* BigDamnHeroes
%%* BladeOnAStick
* BreadAndCircuses: Pimrose is a nasty woman and uses this to ensure her people are happy and obedient.
%%* CallingTheOldManOut
* CameBackWrong: The Gravestone can bring back the dead. As undead. They seem perfectly themselves apart from lacking flesh.
* TheCavalry: When all hope seems lost, Lord Quandel brings reinforcements to fight off Jon's army.
%%* ChangedMyMindKid
%%* ChildrenAreInnocent
* ChurchMilitant: Seems to apply to many of the religions. Most notably the [[FanNickname nunjas]] that guarded the Endstone.
* CompellingVoice: The God At The Eternity Spire is able to control anyone who wields the Banestone. With John, he was able to manipulate him by acting as a false friend. With Colindra, he was able to control her through terror.
%%* CoolGate
* TheCorrupter: The man behind the Banestone is able to force its wielder to commit horrific deeds, no matter their former nature.
* CultureClash: Jon and Kyri's first meeting.
%%* CuriosityIsACrapshoot
%%* DamselInDistress
* DancesAndBalls: Cole grew up in a court that had many
%%* TheDarkSide
* DeadGuyJunior: Cole was named for her grandmother.
* DeathAmnesia: Pablo doesn't have any memories of an afterlife from the time he was dead. He fears that this might mean he has no soul, or Heaven doesn't exist. Both possibilities scare him.
%%* DeliberatelyMonochrome
%%* DemBones
%%* DirtyCoward
%%* DismantledMacGuffin
* DoomedHometown: Kyri's family is massacred.
%%* DramaticWind
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Cole finds the power wonderful.
%%* DynamicEntry
%%* EmpathyDollShot
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What will happen if the Banestone and Endstone unite, since they will release a MadScientist from his prison to remake the world with a malfunctioning RealityWarper machine.
* EveryManHasHisPrice: In the version of the world [[spoiler:Simon creates, Simon is president of the world and John Montaine is [=CEO=] of Goldman Sachs. As a wealthy lobbyist, John expects this trope to hold, and demands Simon inform him of what he is doing. John knows things are ''very'' bad when the president isn't influenced by Wall Street anymore.]]
%%* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: A massive number of dead are raised as zombies. Fortunately, they don't eat brains. The protagonists aside, the vast majority of people are nonchalant or even treat it as a miracle.
%%* EvilGloating
%%* EvilLaugh
%%* EvilTowerOfOminousness: The Eternity Spire.
* FantasticRacism: Humans see the other higher animals, such as "deer", the same way we would see real deer in real life. Even though they are humanoid and have a similar level of intelligence.
* FantasyGunControl: Mostly holds true, but not completely. The world has forgotten that guns ever even existed. But thanks to Simon's knowledge, Drakyl is able to find a sufficiently skilled blacksmith to recreate one, and Simon himself later conjures a bunch of figures in the shape of modern military.
%%* FirstKiss
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Jon and Kyri were trapped out of time for years.
* {{Flashback}}: Lots -- generally full of action and answering some of the mysteries.
* FlowerMotifs: Kyri loves forget-me-nots
* AFriendInNeed: Kyri promises to be this to Cole when the power runs out.
* GiveMeASign: A deer skull, for Kyri
%%* GladiatorGames
%%* GlowingEyes: The angel statue.
%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The wielder of the Banestone.
* GodEmperor: [[spoiler:The God At The Eternity Spire intends to become a benevolent version of this so that mankind can recover from AfterTheEnd and ensure that the disaster at the Eternity Spire can never be repeated.]]
* GodivaHair: Kyri wears her hair "Godiva-style" during her early years in the forest.
* GossipyHens: About Kyri, when she lived with Jon among humans.
* GraveRobbing: How two men stumbled on Jon's father.
%%* HalfHumanHybrid: Colindra.
* HappilyMarried: Jon and Kyri, for a time. Jon's parents before them.
%%* HappyRain
%%* HardHead
* HearingVoices: Anyone who rocks the Banestone.
%%* HeelRealization
* HeroicSacrifice: What Kyri attempts in order to stop Jon from bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
%%* HomeSweetHome
* HourOfPower: Stones can only be rocked for a period of time.
%%* IgnoredEpiphany
%%* IHaveManyNames
%%* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight
* ImAHumanitarian: The humans see the other higher animals as potential meals, even though they are humanoid, of comparable intelligence, and can still be seen as something to satisfy [[{{Squick}} "erotic appetites"]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:they actually ''are'' humans, who for some bizarre reason, have ended up filling the evolutionary niches that were left empty after the Eternity Spire caused mass extinctions]].
%%* InHarmsWay
* InMysteriousWays: One possible interpretation of the nature goddess's apparent lack of intervention. [[spoiler:The God At The Eternity Spire has also been implied to have some limited ability to intervene indirectly]]
%%* TheInsomniac
* InvertedTrope: Colindra turning into a dragon and saving Bennet Quandel II, making it example of[[http://endstone.net/comic/10-20-endstone/ a knight getting saved by dragon,]] who is actually a maiden in a dragon form.
%%* KickTheDog
* KillItWithFire: A rocker uses this on Herrik, to get his attention
%%* LastOfHisKind
%%* LittleBitBeastly: The higher animals.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Cole hears murmurs that she'll be as evil as her fahter.
%%* TheLostWoods
* LotusEaterMachine: Their world is implied to be one of these. [[spoiler: The Eternity Spire is actually a [[RealityWarper reality warping]] machine. It was originally hinted to have replaced the "real world" (which is much like our own) with the fantasy style world of Endstone. Though the God At The Eternity Spire eventually admits that this was a lie he used to control the various wielders of the Banestone and the "real world" those people saw merely reflects the reality he intends to create. See AfterTheEnd above.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kyri Thunderhead and Jon Montaine.
%%* {{MacGuffin}}: The shards of the Endstone.
%%* MadeASlave
* MadScientist: [[spoiler:The God At The Eternity Spire is actually one of these. He was often criticized by his colleagues for not testing his theories thoroughly enough. This recklessness is ultimately what lead to the AfterTheEnd state of the world. Even that failed to teach him his lesson, and he chided his critics long afterwards. Thanks to being imprisoned in the ArtifactOfDoom known as the Banestone, his sanity has only declined even further, and he is now willing to commit horrific and stupidly unsubtle atrocities to bring about his plans.]]
%%* MamaBear
%%* MeaningfulRename
* MedievalStasis: According to the God At The Eternity Spire, the "Stoners" are [[spoiler:descended from his original science team, who were [[ILoveNuclearPower irradiated by the Eternal Spire's explosion]]]], giving them the ability to manipulate the shards of the Spire and warp reality. They effectively used this power to conquer the world and stopped all technological progress.
* MindRape: What the God At The Eternity Spire does to Colindra after she opens her mind to him via the Banestone.
%%* MineralMacguffin
%%* MissingMom
%%* {{Mooks}}
* MuggingTheMonster: An angry mob attempts to do this to Kyri and Colindra. Kyri responds with a FoeTossingCharge. Many years later, a gang of thugs attempt this on Colindra. She responds by disintegrating them with the power of the Dragonstone.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://endstone.net/2011/07/04/6-07/ What the God At The Eternity Spire showed Jon when he touched the Banestone]]:
--> "Gaze into the world as it should be Jon."
--> "Deep in your soul you have always felt there was something 'not right' about your life, yes?"
--> "You are really an ''overlord''. A man of great ''power'' that no mortal can touch...
--> "You are...
--> "[[spoiler:''AN INVESTMENT BANKER!'']]"
** Of course, he then uses his new found power to [[http://endstone.net/2011/07/18/6-11/ lay waste to the land]]. Like much of Endstone, it then moves out of this trope and into CrazyAwesome.
%%* NatureHero
%%* NeverHurtAnInnocent
* TheNoseKnows: Kyri trusts Jon because of his smell
%%* NotAGame
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Jon Montaine and Kyri Thunderhead were believed to have perished at the Eternity Spire. But as Pablo Montaine suspects, they were merely imprisoned in time.]]
%%* OddShapedPanel
%%* OedipusComplex
%%* OmnicidalManiac: Anyone who wields the Banestone.
* OrwellianRetcon: Colindra's AlternateSelf in the [[spoiler:universe Simon intends to create]] was originally depicted as a fat overeating slob. WordOfGod says that he originally planned to make it karma for Colindra's vanity, but he never properly explored it and as such regretted it. She has since been retconned to a punk. Even past pages were altered, and those that hadn't yet were replaced with a "down for maintenance" page.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent
%%* ParentalAbandonment
%%* ParentalSubstitute
* PhysicalGod: The God At The Eternity Spire. [[spoiler: Actually a scientist with the power to [[RealityWarper warp reality]].]]
* PostVictoryCollapse: Cole [[http://endstone.net/2010/06/07/issue-3-webpage-40/ collapses after her escape]].
%%* PowerGlows
* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: The Eternity Spire was a science project to augment reality GoneHorriblyWrong.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Anyone who rocks the Banestone.
* {{Revenge}}: What Jon Montaine sought against Drakyl.
* RunningGag: The comments section is incredibly fond of the phrase "Oh deer!"
%%* SchizoTech
* SealedEvilInACan: The God At The Eternity Spire [[spoiler:is trapped in another plane of existence that overlooks normal reality, preventing him from using his [[RealityWarper reality warping]] powers. Though he's more of an insane WellIntentionedExtremist than actually evil, and his imprisonment is the result of an accident]].
* SexSlave: When someone tries to auction off Kyri, a man wants her alive, rather than butchered for meat.
%%* ShutUpHannibal
* TheSociopath: Anyone using the Banestone's power risks becoming this. Jon Montaine cared nothing for his family while he was under its influence. It has been implied that being trapped ''inside'' the Banestone for so long has left The God At The Eternity Spire stuck with this trait, even when he isn't using it.
* SoProudOfYou: Kyri starts her talk with Cole about being a stoner with this
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Playing with it. Because the years have not been kind to Matilda.
%%* TakeMyHand
* TalkAboutTheWeather: Cole and Bennett, after waking in an awkward situation
* TearsOfJoy: On finding Kyri in the arena.
%%* TellMeAboutMyFather
* ThatManIsDead: What tends to happen to wielders of the Banestone.
%%* ThresholdGuardians
%%* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
* TimeStandsStill: One of the Banestone's powers.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: For the witch hunt
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Cole for her grandmother
%%* UnstoppableRage
%%* VampiricDraining
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Dragonstone allows its wielder to transform into a dragon.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Jon manipulates Cole with this.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The God At The Eternity Spire [[spoiler:has been utterly ruthless in his attempt to reunite the Endstone and Banestone, but he is ultimately just trying to fix all the damage his science experiment caused to make things right again and become a GodEmperor to ensure that such a disaster never happens again.]]
* WeNeedADistraction: Don't look at the bottle
* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: Cole, about her own father's attraction to her mother
%%* WhereItAllBegan
* WickedWitch: one foe in the backstory
* WitchHunt: Kyri and Cole are targeted because she's a deer
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The nature of the Banestone.
%%* YouAreTooLate
%%* ZergRush