[[caption-width-right:249:Kiran is Badass.]]

''[[http://chirault.sevensmith.net/ Chirault]]'' is a fantasy webcomic by Thane, started in 2007 and updated three times a week. There are two plot lines, running parallel, and it's not yet clear how they are connected.

The first concerns two traveling companions: Teeko is a young [[CatGirl Kyrion]], looking for a mage who can reverse the magic spell that shrank her to a few inches in height. Kiran is a demon hunter (and a demon himself--the first to be employed by the Guild) and a would-be loner who, until meeting Teeko, was solely concerned with his next bounty. [[TheyFightCrime They Fight Demons.]]

In the second plot line, the Mages' Council is attempting to safely dispose of the results of an experiment: [[RealityChangingMiniature a magical simulacrum of the world]]. Due to its potential use as a WeaponOfMassDestruction, the mages are terrified of what could happen if it falls into the wrong hands. Naturally, [[FinaglesLaw it gets stolen.]]

!!Provides examples of:
* AmbiguousGender: The best way to determine the gender of someone in this comic is to wait for the personal pronouns.
* AltText: Used to provide terse commentary, from [[http://chirault.sevensmith.net/?comic_id=202 here]] onward.
* ApocalypseHow: On a local scale, in Teeko's home city. [[{{Magitek}} Don't]] [[GoneHorriblyRight play]] [[RealityChangingMiniature with]] [[EpicFail magic]], kids.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Kiran, a demon and a HunterOfHisOwnKind, paired with Teeko, a young Cat Girl. In this case, Teeko had been doing fine on her own even though she was orphaned, until a stray magic spell reduced her to a few inches in height, so Kiran has agreed for her to accompany him until they can find a mage to reverse the spell.
* BadassNormal: Demon hunters don't use magic. You are still not advised to mess with them.
* BagOfHolding
* BladeOnAStick: Kiran's weapon
* CastOfSnowflakes: GenericCuteness does not prevent the faces from being fairly diverse.
* CatGirl: Teeko. The species is referred to as Kyrion. They are a subtype of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]], apparently, but they are accepted by humans as part of their society. [[FantasticRacism Usually.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Teeko's parents were killed after a [[FantasticRacism crazy weirdo demon-hater]] put a spice in their food that made them mindless and aggressive. Then they were killed by the mages to protect humans. And we don't know anything about Kiran yet.
* EpicFail: The mages did not intend to level the city. They just accidentally touched a RealityChangingMiniature. Oops.
* FantasticRacism: Some demons are sentient, human-like and peacefully dwell in human cities. Not everyone is fine with this, though. And when you have [[HunterOfHisOwnKind a demon who's a demon hunter himself]] visiting the villages that have had problems with rogue homicidal demons... he doesn't even get angry, really.
* GenericCuteness: You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who's not handsome in this comic.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The mages were working on the solution of the problem of running out of non-trees-covered living space. They made the RealityChangingMiniature as a result. Of their whole planet, apparently. [[ApocalypseHow And someone accidentally touched it.]] They were really lucky not to smash themselves.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Bethan is still at odds with her incorporeal state. If she's lucky, it'll get fixed soon... as in, she'll get normal. However, given RuleOfDrama and RuleOfCool, she's more likely to stay that way for a little more.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Kiran and Teeko
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Kiran is the only demonic demon hunter. It's easily explained, though: not all demons are sentient, and even those who are sometimes go rogue, at which point their more sane brethren will try to contain them themselves. There's peace between humans and sentient demons, and neither side wants to break it. Kiran so far is the only one to make this into a career, though.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Teeko is accidentally shrunk by an unlicensed mage.
* JustForPun:
--> '''Hunter:''' Nice job, by the way. How did you kill [the Strider]?\\
'''Kiran:''' I, uh... wouldn't advise trying to repeat it.\\
'''Teeko:''' He got eaten!\\
'''Hunter:''' Ah. No wonder you look like crap.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Magic energy is called "a form of chaos", but magic itself is a lot like science. With [[GoneHorriblyRight nuclear-like results]], sometimes.
* {{Magitek}}: The city of Chirault has a magic-based PA system.
* MoralityPet: Teeko, to Kiran.
* OneWingedAngel: Kiran looks very ''cute'' when he [[PowerIncontinence doesn't control himself]]. And god save you if you were the reason of his lost control. And if you were just standing nearby, too. In fact, even if you were a victim that he tried to protect, you are still screwed.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: "Demon" is a blanket term that includes Kyrion like Teeko, horned humanoids like Kiran, skinny frog monsters, devil-crows, and nigh-invincible giants made of tentacles and mud.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Bethan is explicitly stated several times to not be a ghost. It's just that [[ItMakesSenseInContext her flesh was partly dissolved by a magical guardian who then got eaten by a protagonist]], and now she's uncorporeal. Everyone who's not a mage knowing her story calls her a ghost. She can not only pass through solid objects, but also makes them incorporeal too while "overlapping" with them. And, apparently, she can make magical objects mundane by touching them, too. Bethan [[HowDoIShotWeb has a bit of a problem]] with not realising that gravity does not affect her now and floating above the ground instead of falling through it, though. If she concentrates, she can stay in one place, but still hasn't mastered rising up.
* ParentalAbandonment: Kiran has no clue who his parents were. Teeko is an orphan--at one point, Kiran crosses paths with the man who killed her parents.
* PlantPerson: The tree spirits.
* PointyEars: Everybody has them.
* PowerIncontinence: Magic energy is a form of chaos in this setting, so no wonder this trope has multiple applications:
** The reason why demons can't use magic. They actually can, it's just that the results can be a bit unpredictable. There seem to be some demons using magic who have somehow solved the problem, though...
** The biggest problem with untrained mages doing magic is that they quite often accidentally put too much power in their spells so they cannot be undone. Couple it with the fact that spells are often mispronounced by them with unpredictable results... and you get Teeko's subplot to get normal-sized again, and a reason for laws to restrict the use of magic to the members of the mages' guild. Usually, when a non-guild mage is found, he is presented with a choice: either to wear a collar that makes him incapable of using magic ever again, or to become a guild member and learn.
** [[http://chirault.sevensmith.net/?comic_id=740 Recently]], Kiran seems to have a bit of a problem with this...
* RealityChangingMiniature: The simulacrum. Touching it by accident results in half a city being flattened.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: The simulacrum, of course.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Teeko knows that using magic while being an untrained mage is [[PowerIncontinence dangerous]]. She also knows that it's doubly so for demons. Yet, in her shrunken state, her fireball spell is the only way she can contribute if one of her friends or she herself is in danger. Usually, it helps.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Kiran is afraid of insects.