Grayscale is a webcomic co-authored by Silvae and Skiecrow. Silvae also handles all artwork for the comic. It launched on March 27th, 2011.The story surrounds a phoenix name Dice, who is a scientist in a city called Eterno, and a dragon named Nine. Things begin when Nine kills a man, is subsequently captured by the police, and, because he’s a dragon in the phoenix-controlled area of the city, he’s given to a laboratory to be a guinea pig. It is here Nine and Dice meet.
Grayscale provides examples of:
- Blond Brunette Redhead: Dice (black hair), his sister Aras (orange hair), and Nine (brown hair).
- Fantastic Racism: So far, between the phoenixes and the dragons.
- Killed Off for Real: Pai.
- Lima Syndrome: Dice develops compassion for his test subjects and even romantic/sexual feelings toward Nine.
- No Social Skills: Dice's slightly autistic way of dealing with people and relating to the world.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Nine's red to Dice's blue.
- Sexy Spectacles: Nine finds Dice's glasses to be quite the turn-on.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Nine only lets his mom call him by his given name, and insists on being Only Known by Their Nickname.