Webcomic: Dumnestor's Heroes
is a webcomic by Irony-chan (also the creator of Get Medieval
) about an adventuring party in a classic Fantasy
setting who are really the player characters of a group of tabletop gamers.
The in-game story is that an elf prince got turned into a human as the result of a poorly-worded request to his god, and he and a dwarven accountant are rescued from their orc abductors by a female human rogue. The three of them find themselves caught into a series of adventures—because the junior god who made the initial mistake is trying to justify himself before the rest of the pantheon by claiming he intends to take the characters on a heroic quest.
The series has been on indefinite hiatus since January 2010, and the website hosting it went down in early 2013.
Contains examples of:
- Action Girl: Sue.
- Aerith and Bob
- Anti-Hero: Sue. "Heroism is difficult, dirty, and unrewarding."
- Break the Haughty: Alariel.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: The Virgins.
- Deep-Immersion Gaming
- Distressed Damsel: Played straight at first, and then quickly subverted once the gamer got back in charge of her player character.
- The Ditz: Dark Lordess Tyfnee.
- Emo Teen: Emmy. Binding her own soul into a magic sword hasn't improved her any.
- Fanservice: The Sixteen (naked) Virgins of Tythus, the Waterways God.
- Fantastic Aesop: Elvish prejudice against humans is as bad as human prejudice against elves.
- Feathered Fiend: The roc.
- Genre Savvy: Sue.
- Gentle Giant: Crunch turns out to be one.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Sue.
- Humanity Ensues: From elf to human. It was apparently more unpleasant than it sounds.
- Jerkass Gods
- Last of His Kind: Crunch is the last ogre left.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: ...monkeys.
- Non-Action Guy: Laurien and Koln.
- Supervillain Lair: Lampshaded. "Crumbly old castles are cheap. Prop 'em up, put up a flag, voilĂ ! Instant fortress of evil!"
- The Mole: The head priestess of the temple of Tythus.
- Rick Roll: A live version.
- Shout-Out: To Ghostbusters in this strip. "If anyone asks if we're gods, say yes, okay?"
- Theme Naming: The necromancers are named after astronomical bodies (Antares, Andromeda, etc.)
- Trickster God: Dumnestor's brother.
- Wingding Eyes: The roc, when it is killed by Crunch.