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[[caption-width-right:245:[- Our heroine, [[RebelliousPrincess Saffron]] [[ActionGirl Lachesis]], among a FieldOfBlades -] ]]

->''"It is special because [[ItWasAGift it is a gift]]. Cherish it. Take care of it. And some day, years from now,...use it to protect what's most important to you."''
-->-- '''King Roland Lachesis to his daughter Saffron, about her cane sword.'''

[[http://www.fetchquest.com/index.php Fetch Quest: Saga of the Twelve Artifacts]] is a webcomic series written by Mike Renner of InWilysDefense fame and drawn by Alan Solivan, the Original Manga Artist. Although it reuses characters from both IWD and Tales of Southtown, it does have its own storyline and world, complete with people of all races and a compelling plot.

[[RebelliousPrincess Saffron Lachesis]] is one of the two princesses of the Kingdom of Strife, although she doesn't quite look at all like a typical princess, preferring instead to utterly wreck the living daylights out of any criminal who is unfortunate enough to come across her, regardless of his original intent. She doesn't quite get along with her more conservative twin Nephilim. Ever since their father, the great king Roland Lachesis, [[ParentalAbandonment left the kingdom]] for no apparent reason, they had to take care of it in his stead, sibling bickering and all. Nephilim's only solace from her trials and tribulations is the [[CuteMonsterGirl young Fafnirian]] [[spoiler:and younger HappilyAdopted sister]] Ambrosia Verdandi, whose desire to become a doctor someday she cautiously supports.

Meanwhile, from the Kingdom of Cicle, to the far north of Strife, a ChildProdigy in the arts of magic, Felicia Whitewind, is traveling to its capital, Strife City. As she travels, she is suddenly attacked by a couple of thieves. Although she defends herself quite well, it takes a stranger known only as Lionel "the Lucky" to dispatch them. After they meet, she accepts his offer to escort her to the city.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

As of July 2012, ''Fetch Quest: Saga of the Twelve Artifacts'' has been [[OrphanedSeries discontinued]] due to RealLife pressures.

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!!Tropes that this {{Webcomic}} series employs:

* ActionGirl: Saffron, Felicia (in her [[BadassBookworm badass]] mode).
* AerithAndBob: We've got characters named Nephilim, Rabi and Darius alongside others with names like Lionel and Lindsay.
* [[AllThereInTheManual All There in Shiori's Codex]]: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/wiki.php here]] [[note]]Do be warned, though; the Codex hasn't been updated since 2009.[[/note]]
* AMinorKidroduction: Saffron has one in the Prologue.
* AnIcePerson: Momo
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lionel "The Lucky"
* BadassBookworm: Felicia Whitewind
* BadassLongcoat: Lionel.
* BadassPrincess: Saffron
* BaldOfEvil: Rabi and Darius's boss.
* BareYourMidriff: Saffron always wears a midriff tank top.
* BigEater: Saffron.
* BlackMagic: The Demons give this out to anyone willing to seek them instead of the Seraphim for power.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Chizuru Yamamoto. Third Sword of Terra (i.e. third strongest member of the Terran military), yet is [[TheFashionista obsessed with fashion]] and generally does not like being responsible.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CasualDangerDialogue: Although not necessarily in danger, Saffron has no problem starting a casual conversation with Lionel in the middle of their sparring match without missing a beat.
* ChekhovsGunman: Remember the two thugs Saffron beat up in Chapter 1? They've kidnapped Nephilim ''nine chapters later'' as some misguided attempt at revenge due to mistaking her for Saffron.
* {{Curse}}: Those who obtain their magic from Benimarkum, Demon of Anguish, can add insult to injury by cursing the victims' wounds.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Ambrosia Verdandi.
* CranialEruption: Saffron gets this as punishment for hitting Lionel with a chalkboard eraser, though to be fair, she didn't see him coming. She gets another by [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=15&comicid=4 stealing Nephilim's tea.]]
* CrystalDragonJesus: Even with three Goddesses, and their eight Seraphim, they are primarily worshipped (at least in Zephyr) through a church led by a pope.
* CutShort: Sadly yes. Even worse is the fact that it was just two chapters away from the conclusion.
* DeathGlare: [[DrJerk Dr. Lindsay Troy]] has one that could shatter diamonds, as seen [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=3&comicid=6 here.]]
** Pope Hajin [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=15&comicid=8 also has]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=15&comicid=9 a couple]].
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: [[spoiler: Lionel]]
* DoomedHometown: Ciel, [[spoiler:Lionel's hometown]], thanks to Alastair Eros.
* DrJerk [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold With A Heart Of Gold]]: Dr. Lindsay Troy
* ElementalPowers: Felicia is so good at magic that she had [[PlayingWithFire mastered]] [[MakingASplash all]] [[BlowYouAway but]] [[DishingOutDirt two]] [[AnIcePerson elemental]] [[ShockAndAwe powers]] in her youth.
* ErmineCapeEffect: Averted with Saffron, who wears her casual wear in ''a formal meeting''.
* {{Facepalm}}: Ambrosia after Saffron rushes off to rescue her sister despite having NoSenseOfDirection.
* TheFashionista: Chizuru and Nephilim, to the point that Felicia and Ambrosia think they'd form a great rapport.
* FieldOfBlades: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=11 The cover]] of Chapter 11.
* FiveManBand (though some tend to share roles):
** TheHero: Saffron
** TheLancer: Lionel "the Lucky"
** TheSmartGuy: Felicia, possibly Ambrosia Verdandi.
** TheBigGuy: Lionel, again.
** TheChick: Nephilim, Ambrosia.
* GenkiGirl: Chizuru.
* GirlishPigtails: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=6&comicid=10 Momo]]
* TheGlassesComeOff: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=12&comicid=6 Protip:]] Don't mess with Felicia. [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=12&comicid=7 No, seriously.]]
* GreatOffscreenWar: Empuzu implies in his first appearance that Terra and Zephyr had a war at one point, and that his and Chizuru's presence in the latter country might start another if they were found out.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:Ambrosia.]]
* {{I Am| The Noun}} [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=12 Retribution]]
* [[IdiotHero Idiot Heroine]]: Saffron. She leaves the "smart stuff" to Felicia. As she herself says when she happens upon the hideout of her sister's captors:
-->'''Saffron:''' "You think of something smart to do. I'm gonna do something '''big''' and '''stupid'''!"
* INeedAFreakingDrink: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=6&comicid=3 Can you tell Lionel's]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=6&comicid=10 not a people person?]]
* InterspeciesRomance: Implied by the presence of the [[HalfHumanHybrid Fafnirians]]
* ItWasAGift: Saffron's cane sword. See the quote at the top.
* TheLadette: Saffron, full stop.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=9&comicid=12 You won't like Saffron when she stops holding back...]]
** Especially when [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=11&comicid=9 you piss her off]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MeaningfulRename: Before he was Lionel "The Lucky", TheLancer was once known as [[spoiler:Joachim]].
* {{Meganekko}}: Felicia [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=4&comicid=9 double]]-[[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=5&comicid=7 subverts]] the modest part of this.
* ModestRoyalty: Saffron and (arguably) Nephilim.
* MyGreatestFailure: Lionel [[spoiler:losing against Alastair, and thus losing his loved ones]] in his backstory. The fact that he lost ''again'' to Saffron makes that slightly HarsherInHindsight.
* MythologyGag: All the Goddesses were once Angels to another, [[InWilysDefense much lazier and more egotistical God]].
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: According to [[AllThereInTheManual Shiori's Codex]], Nephilim is quite popular among suitors while Saffron has yet to receive a proposal since most men are intimidated by her SuperStrength.
* NoSenseOfDirection: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=10&comicid=9 Saffron]]
-->'''Ambrosia''': One time when she was a kid, she got lost in the castle for several hours trying to find her room.
* [[OddFriendship Odd Camaraderie]]: Chizuru and Empuzu. One takes his duties as the Second Sword of Terra seriously, the other's a BunnyEarsLawyer.
* OhCrap: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=9&comicid=12 Lionel.]] ''Big time''.
** And [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=11&comicid=9 again]] with Rabi and Darius.
** Also PlayedForLaughs in the first chapter after the prologue when Saffron effortlessly defeats those two thugs.
** But PlayedForDrama as well at [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=16&comicid=13 the end of Chapter 16]] (excluding the bio and SideStoryBonusArt).
* OminousOperaCape / BlackCloak: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=5 Here.]]
* OrphanedSeries: It ended with only 17 chapters published, just two short of the end of the current saga.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent / HalfHumanHybrid: Oh, where to begin,...
** OurAngelsAreDifferent
** OurDragonsAreDifferent
** [[OurElvesAreBetter Our Elves Are]] [[OneGenderRace Becoming Female-Only]]: The one noteworthy exception being [[spoiler:Alastair Eros]].
** OurMermaidsAreDifferent: And [[DeathInAllDirections very]], ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill very]]'' violent.
* ParentalAbandonment: Saffron and Nephilim's father, King Roland, [[DisappearedDad left for no apparent reason]], and their mother [[MissingMom died prior to the story's beginning]].
* PolarOppositeTwins: Saffron and Nephilim; it's almost impossible to believe the two are related.
* RapunzelHair: Ambrosia
* RebelliousPrincess: Saffron, no less.
* RedOniBlueOni: Saffron and Nephilim, respectively.
* SceneryGorn: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=5 Holy...]]
* ScheduleSlip: It started out updating on a M-TH schedule (with a few extra chapters for a head-start), then overran its StripBuffer once and was temporarily on a Monday-only schedule that ended at Chapter 9, Page 2. Then it went on hiatus so that Alan could catch up with life. That hiatus ended on 9/5/2010 with the release of [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=11 Chapter 11: The Princess of Swords]]. However, starting sometime before the release of Chapter 16, RealLife began to drag on both creators (causing them to update less often), and by July 2012 they realized they couldn't update the comic anymore with those pressures. Thus ended the comic prematurely.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=9 Alastair]]. The guy who found him should've known better than to release him by touching that crystal.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Felicia tends to lapse into this, as Ambrosia [[LampshadeHanging notes]]:
-->'''Ambrosia:''' Felicia, I'm '''''twelve'''''. Don't throw around big words.
* ShipperOnDeck: Nephilim shows signs of this toward Lionel and Felicia
* ShockAndAwe: Alastair, [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=12 The Ghost in the Crystal]], of the [[DarkIsEvil dark]] kind.
* ShoutOut: Aside from the world of Bideogamu being based on several RPG tropes, along with some other VideoGame tropes thrown into the mix, we also have:
** Sunshine Islet is, according to WordOfGod, inspired by a volcanic island that was the setting for one episode of the Ruby-Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon.
** Brock (Rabi and Darius's superior) and [[spoiler:Giovanni (his own superior)]] seem to take their names from ''Pokemon''.
* SquishyWizard: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=10&comicid=10 Felicia just can't keep up with Saffron.]]
* StealthHiBye: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=15&comicid=11 Here]].
* TheStoic: Empuzu, at least compared to the others. All he does when [[spoiler:Alastair shows up in Zephyr again, preceded by a massive earthquake,]] is to glance at him while calmly drinking his tea.
* SuperStrength: [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=1&comicid=6 Saffron.]]
* TeenGenius: Felicia. See ElementalPowers above.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Saffron and Nephilim, respectively.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 17.
* WhatYearIsThis: The [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=11 Ghost]] [[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=13&comicid=12 in the Crystal]] would like to know.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler: Lionel, again]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Ambrosia
* WorfEffect: Poor Lionel...
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Played straight with the common humans, the Seraphim, and the Goddesses, but limited with the Iliwati, and averted with the Tangashen.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:[[http://www.fetchquest.com/archive.php?chapterid=12&comicid=11 Giovanni]] gives Brock (the gang leader) this treatment after the latter's run-in with Saffron and Felicia.]]

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