Endstone is a fantasy webcomic set in a extremely strange Sword and Sorcery version of the United States of America. Where the "higher animals" are humanoid in shape, and the heroine Kyri is a deer — really. Where there are combined beauty salon/blacksmithies. Where magical stones can be "rocked" by the talented, the stoners, including Kyri, her estranged husband Jon, and their daughter Colindra ("Cole").The reason they are estranged is that Jon tried to use one to destroy the world. But there are hints that this might not be a bad thing.Presented as a comic book.Starts here.
After the End: The Eternity Spire was a Reality Warper science project Gone Horribly Wrong. The Spire exploded, destroying civilization and causing mass extinctions. The scientists who were part of the team that created the Eternity Spire were irradiated by the dark matter the project revolved around, allowing them to warp reality using the shards of the Spire. They used their new abilities to seize power and stop all progress. For some bizarre reason, humans ended up filling the empty niches in nature, effectively resulting in cannibalism as "wolves" and humans hunted and fed on "deer". To fix his mistakes, the head scientist, the God At The Eternity Spire, intends to warp reality to become a variant of how things were before everything went wrong.
Anti-Magic: The Endstone's power to disrupt other overstones.
Artifact of Doom: The Banestone will drive any stoner who possess it to madness, subject them to the whims of an evil "god", and compel them to aggressively pursue the Endstone at any cost. It is said that should the Banestone and Endstone be united, it will bring about The End of the World as We Know It.
Church Militant: Seems to apply to many of the religions. Most notably the nunjas that guarded the Endstone.
Compelling Voice: The God At The Eternity Spire is able to control anyone who wields the Banestone. With John, he was able to manipulate him by acting as a false friend. With Colindra, he was able to control her through terror.
God Emperor: The God At The Eternity Spire intends to become a benevolent version of this so that mankind can recover from After the End and ensure that the disaster at the Eternity Spire can never be repeated.
Godiva Hair: Kyri wears her hair "Godiva-style" during her early years in the forest.
Gossipy Hens: About Kyri, when she lived with Jon among humans.
I'm a Humanitarian: The humans see the other higher animals as potential meals, even though they are humanoid, of comparable intelligence, and can still be seen as something to satisfy "erotic appetites". Even worse, they actually are humans, who for some bizarre reason, have ended up filling the evolutionary niches that were left empty after the Eternity Spire caused mass extinctions.
In Mysterious Ways: One possible interpretation of the nature goddess's apparent lack of intervention. The God At The Eternity Spire has also been implied to have some limited ability to intervene indirectly
Lotus-Eater Machine: Their world is implied to be one of these. The Eternity Spire is actually a reality warping machine. It was originally hinted to have replaced the "real world" (which is much like our own) with the fantasy style world of Endstone. Though the God At The Eternity Spire eventually admits that this was a lie he used to control the various wielders of the Banestone and the "real world" those people saw merely reflects the reality he intends to create. See After the End above.
Mad Scientist: The God At The Eternity Spire is actually one of these. He was often criticized by his colleagues for not testing his theories thoroughly enough. This recklessness is ultimately what lead to the After the End state of the world. Even that failed to teach him his lesson, and he chided his critics long afterwards. Thanks to being imprisoned in the Artifact of Doom known as the Banestone, his sanity has only declined even further, and he is now willing to commit horrific and stupidly unsubtle atrocities to bring about his plans.
Medieval Stasis: According to the God At The Eternity Spire, the "Stoners" are descended from his original science team, who were irradiated by the Eternal Spire's explosion, giving them the ability to manipulate the shards of the Spire and warp reality. They effectively used this power to conquer the world and stopped all technological progress.
Mind Rape: What the God At The Eternity Spire does to Colindra after she opens her mind to him via the Banestone.
Mugging the Monster: An angry mob attempts to do this to Kyri and Colindra. Kyri responds with a Foe-Tossing Charge. Many years later, a gang of thugs attempt this on Colindra. She responds by disintegrating them with the power of the Dragonstone.
Sealed Evil in a Can: The God At The Eternity Spire is trapped in another plane of existence that overlooks normal reality, preventing him from using his reality warping powers. Though he's more of an insane Well-Intentioned Extremist than actually evil, and his imprisonment is the result of an accident.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: The God At The Eternity Spire has been utterly ruthless in his attempt to reunite the Endstone and Banestone, but he is ultimately just trying to fix all the damage his science experiment caused to make things right again and become a God Emperor to ensure that such a disaster never happens again.