"It is special because 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.
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, 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 young Fafnirianand younger Happily Adopted 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 Child Prodigy 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.Fetch Quest: Saga of the Twelve Artifacts is a webcomic series written by Mike Renner of In Wilys Defense 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.As of July 2012, Fetch Quest: Saga of the Twelve Artifacts has been discontinued due to Real Life pressures.
Great Offscreen War: 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.
Schedule Slip: It started out updating on a M-TH schedule (with a few extra chapters for a head-start), then overran its Strip Buffer 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 Chapter 11: The Princess of Swords. However, starting sometime before the release of Chapter 16, Real Life 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.