->''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, [[GentlemanAndScholar 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:
* 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.
* 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.
* 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
* RedEyesTakeWarning - Oswald pulls this when he's about to get violent.
* UltimateBlacksmith - Kalvaitis, who forges the sun each night