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Webcomic: Harkovast
Shogun has no need for personal space!
Harkovast is a traditionally drawn fantasy webcomic which has been hosted on Drunk Duck since the 16th October, 2008.The races of Harkovast are embroiled in a bloody and bitter battle against The Nameless, a force made of literally faceless goons intent on destroying the rest of the world. While the races struggle to overcome deeply entrenched hatred of one another, a lone group set off in search of the Shogun, who may be the only hope they have.

Also, it's a Furry comic!

Other tropes associated with Harkovast-

  • Action Girl: Chen-Chen can hold her own in a fight. Very well.
  • All There in the Manual: A VERY hefty amount of backstory for the world, characters and cultures is posted by the author on the webcomic's forums, and is yet to be mentioned in the story proper.
  • Badass Boast: Shogun:
    "Fight me or flee; it makes no difference now. All of you are going to die."
  • Compelling Voice: The Speaker can make people drown themselves by asking them nicely.
  • The Chessmaster: Quinn-Tain, and probably all other Wizards — with practically no resources of their own except for knowledge, they resort to employing other races to fight the West, and aren't afraid to make sacrifices or morally questionable alliances.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sir Muir, the mildly senile Darsai Knight, can kick ass like the best of them when he remembers to.
  • Faceless Goons: The Nameless have no personality, will, or even basic instincts.
  • Fantastic Racism: Every race is even a different species and generally mistrust the other races. Sometimes they can have children between them, and the "half-caste" offspring are left with the dilemma of following one side or the other's culture, where they might not be accepted in either.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: All of the races seen so far, though it's subverted at times — it's usually very easy to tell which of the real world cultures a given nation mimics visually, but their actual beliefs and customs may be warped or mixed with a different culture.
  • Feet of Clay: A weird case with Shogun, who as far as anyone knows did commit all the heroic deeds he's renown for, but when enlisted by the heroes to help with a relatively unimportant rebellion, he turns out to be all but useless. This didn't go unnoticed by other characters.
  • Flaming Sword: The Darsai summon energy weapons created by the power of their faith.
  • Foreign Queasine: When Shogun offers Sir Muir Tsung-Dao food. And vice versa, when Chen-Chen explains Darsai food to the Tsung-Dao.
  • Furries Are Easier to Draw: Implied by the author that thats why the various races are anthropomorphic animals.
  • Furry Comic: Open and shut. See also Funny Animal.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Apparently, Sir Muir was forced to battle a serpent using a toasting fork, although as it was one of his rambles it may be in part to him being a Cloudcuckoolander.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Shogun's "hidden fang" sword is a katana.
  • Little Known Facts: Sir Muir with his very strange stories.
  • Lizard Folk: The Tsung-dao and Brorg-dao.
  • Naked on Revival: Ki, in the first scene he appears.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Most races can crossbreed; what exactly the offspring will be like is governed by a magical system that seems to run on Rule of Drama.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Actually explained as caused by the same magic that enables wildly different races to crossbreed. It's notable, that races which can't crossbreed with others do not have those.
  • Older than They Look: Scatterpod, due to the nature of Ano-Chee magic used to resurrect her, turned up physically younger than her adult son.
  • Psycho for Hire: As Ki explains in his own words;
    "I'm not here to make friends. I show up to kill people...and look good while I do it."


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