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[[caption-width-right:232:"Welcome to Aetheria, Traveller; a world with many tales to tell."]]''[[http://aetheria-epics.schala.net Aetheria Epics]]'' was a webcomic in the style of a {{JRPG}}. It takes place in a vast world called Aetheria which is divided up into various "realms", each having its own unique culture and level of technological or magical development. Aetheria is populated by several variations of fantasy race mainstays such as humans, mystics, ferals and mekanics.

The twist of ''[[http://aetheria-epics.schala.net Aetheria Epics]]'' is that it relies on its community of readers to make important character and story decisions by way of a daily vote. Theoretically, these factor into the character's overall personality, gradually solidifying it until their story is complete and another one begins.

The site launched in April of 2009, but daily updates are quickly cultivating an engrossing narrative as well as a decent-sized archive.

Like all webcomics that reference {{RPG}}s, this one's rather trope-heavy.

Some time before November 2013, it vanished from the Internet (having stopped updating for months before): For some time the website only contained the Dreamhost default page, and now it's is no longer reachable at all.
This webcomic provides examples of:

* AbandonedInfoPage: Averted. The cast page is kept quite current with all party members.
* ActionCommands: VOTE! Aww, you missed the update? Too bad, the one you would have voted for lost.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: After Allete finishes her business in Himmelburg, the viewpoint switches to Frey.
* BlackAndWhiteMagic: The first party consists of a summoner, a black mage, and a white mage.
%%* BlackMage: Iris.
%%* CantDropTheHero: [[AvertedTrope Averted.]]
* CharacterCustomization: Every once in a while, a new outfit vote will crop up.
* CharacterPortrait: On the character page, obviously (Status).
%%* CheckPoint: Every single update.
%%* DialogueTree: A rare webcomic example.
%%* DirectDemographic
%%* DoomedHometown
%%* EasingIntoTheAdventure
* Expy: the leader of the Dark Mage gang seems to be one of Kamina, pointy shades included.
%%* FetchQuest: The Mana Ore.
%%* GetOnTheBoat: To get out of Veil.
%%* GoodMorningCrono: For Allete, at least.
* HeroesPreferSwords: Averted by vote, main character for the first arc is a caster.
* HitPoints: Possibly averted. The characters aren't aware of them if they do have them, and we haven't seen any floating damage numbers yet.
%%* InnSecurity
%%* InteractiveComic
* InUniverseGameClock: Standard Day/Night cycles, it seems.
* IsometricProjection: The first couple of comics make homage to this method.
%%* {{Jerkass}}: Frey has shades of this.
%%* {{JRPG}}
%%* LateToTheTragedy
* LimitedWardrobe: Averted. Characters in this comic change their outfits frequently and for when the situation calls for it.
* LoveBubbles: When the leader of the Dark Mage Gang meets Allete, she gets a flowery pink background.
* Multiplatform: Compatible with all known browsers!
%%* PartyInMyPocket: Averted.
%%* RandomEncounters: We all know where that snake really came from.
%%* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Mei, the feral slime.
%%* {{RPG}}
%%* RPGElements: A webcomic with these.
%%* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: Pello. Possibly.
%%* SideQuest: Obtaining the Mana Ore, presumably.
* SoftReset: You can always hit the New Game button at any time in the archives. The run won't change, though.
%%* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: Can result from a sour vote.
%%* VisibleSilence: !
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair