->''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

[[caption-width-right:250:It... actually is kind of like that.]]

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

The story centers around Oswald, [[GentlemanAndAScholar 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]].

!!Provides examples of:
* BewareTheNiceOnes - You will not like Oswald when he's angry.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: When Oswald is drawing upon ThePowerOfHate to fuel his magic.
* CannibalismSuperpower: Howard, Regis, Baba Yaga, and possibly a few others.
* 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.
* FriendToAllChildren: Oswald has a soft spot for children ever since an ill little girl made him her friend. Woe be unto anyone who harms children in his presence, as many, many entities learned first hand. One wonders how the news about this hasn't spread.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Oswald introduces himself as "Scribe and gentlemouse."
* HorrorHunger - Part of Literature/BabaYaga's repertoire is inflicting the hunger for guts on other people.
* IAmAHumanitarian - Literature/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.
* NoIndoorVoice: Beelzebub can't say anything without shouting.
* 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, with his WaistcoatOfStyle, [[BowTiesAreCool bow tie]] and pince-nez glasses.
* 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
* ThePowerOfHate: Though he's loathe to use it, Oswald ''can'' draw upon this to fuel his magic if he has to... In hell, there's '''plenty of hate to go around.'''
* ThePowerOfLove: What usually fuels Oswald's magic, until he finds himself in hell, where there is no love...
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Oswald pulls this when he's about to get violent.
* TranquilFury: Oswald never loses his cool. No matter how enraged he is, he always expresses it very, very calmly. Doesn't make him any less dangerous.
* UltimateBlacksmith - Kalvaitis, who forges the sun each night