->''We'll go to the one who's helped the mad one. The one who straddles two worlds, but is of neither.''
-->-- '''Gwimbe''', describing Oswald

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[[http://www.theoswaldchronicles.com The Oswald Chronicles]] is a WebComic by J.D. Calderon.

The story centers around Oswald, scribe and gentlemouse that lives in 54th Street and Park Avenue. He enjoys tea, and playing games of chance for candies and cake. That is, when he is not facing {{Eldritch Abomination}}s of one sort or another - or visiting them for tea. He is unique in that he is of both the fae and human worlds.

The first story, [[AnachronicOrder although not the beginning of Oswald's story]], begins when a group of [[TheFairFolk Fae]] steals the hammer of Kalvaitis, stopping him from forging the sun that day and leaving the fae world in [[TheNightThatNeverEnds perpetual darkness]]. A lone kitchen helper from Kalvaitis's castle manages to escape, and heads into the human world to find the only person that can help, Oswald.

The second storyline starts in a time before the first. Diane, Oswald's love interest, heads out on a mysterious errand and leaves her cousin Diadra to look after Oswald. Three {{Mysterious Waif}}s show up, being followed by a monster called [[SpecialPersonNormalName Howard]].

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!!Provides examples of:
* BadAss: Oswald is....
** ...[[BadassAdorable Adorable]]
** ...[[BadassBookworm A bookworm]]
** ...[[CulturedBadass Cultured]]
** ...[[BadAssPacifist A pacifist]]
** [[http://www.theoswaldchronicles.com/?webcomic_post=0040-lettered ...and can take on an entire army]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes - You will not like Oswald when he's angry
* CreationMyth - Kalvaitis's life story
* EatsBabies - Howard [[spoiler: gets it from his father Regi]]
* EldritchAbomination - The mushroom men in The Light That Attracts. [[spoiler: Oswald himself]] is mentioned as having been regarded as a peer by their queen.
* EngagementChallenge - Kalvaitis, challenged to bring back the sun
* HorrorHunger - Part of BabaYaga's repertoire is inflicting the hunger for guts on other people.
* IAmAHumanitarian - BabaYaga
* IAmOneOfThoseToo - Kalvaitis's story sounds mysteriously like Marduk's.
* [[JustOneMan Just One Mouse]] - Followed by the recommended smack upside the head of whoever said it.
* KnightTemplar - Malkit
* LightIsNotGood - Malkit is of the Seelie court, which hasn't kept him from severe KnightTemplar antics.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent - Howard, the dragon-esque monster
* OurTrollsAreDifferent - {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s that will turn to stone if exposed to daylight.
* [[SharpDressedMan Sharp Dressed Mouse]] - Oswald, again
* TechnicalPacifist - Oswald is on the ActualPacifist edge of this. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Most of the time]].
* TheChosenOne - Oswald, apparently.
* TheFairFolk - Mostly of the Seelie court, including [[LightIsNotGood Malkit]]. In later stories, the Unseelie start showing up.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds - In Fallen Gods
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Oswald pulls this when he's about to get violent.
* UltimateBlacksmith - Kalvaitis, who forges the sun each night