The heroes of Camelittle, going clockwise from the left: Morgone, Kaye, Jeriff, King Duret, King Daigulus, Sophie, Mariah, Jack, and John
Quest of Camelittle is a hand-drawn webcomic series posted on deviantart by QuestofCamelittle that focuses on four adventurers in a comedic fantasy world with swords, magic, monsters, and fourth-wall breaking. The characters are drawn in a chibi art style. The main characters, called The Good Guys, are actually all selfish jerks who will rob any innocent passerby they meet on the road.Summary of Chapters One through Four: It begins with The Good Guys traveling through the forest after having won the King's Tournament - held by the Human King Duret - to receive their prize money in the city of Camelittle. On the way, they are attacked by Elves, bandits, a psychotic serial killer, etc. Once they arrive in Camelittle, King Duret reveals that his tournaments were just ruses to gather three strong adventurer teams (The Good Guys, The Shadowfighters, and Team Marauder) and bribe them into doing his dirty work. Each team is sent to one of three towns in an effort to kill the series' antagonist, a Black Knight called "Big Bad." The Good Guys come to Clown Town after many shenanigans, and they fight and kill the Clown King of Evil, Giggles. After leaving Clown Town, they traverse the Frostbite Mountains, where they are ambushed by Team Marauder, and Jack adopts a magic wolf puppy he names Black Fang. The Good Guys return to Camelittle, believing they have killed Big Bad, only to find that King Duret has long been pulling the same trick on several adventurers to try to have Big Bad killed. The king's dinner party is crashed by the wicked Snuggie Daemon, who reveals that the real Big Bad is alive and well. King Duret orders the Good Guys be dragged by the Elven King Daigulus to Elfdust City, where it is suspected Big Bad is hiding near. In the treetop city, an angry young Elf named Cidos longs to be promoted in the Elves' annual ceremony of ranking magical competency. The ceremony is interrupted when a powerful Black Knight - the Sloth Knight, a minion of Big Bad - attacks. Cidos flees Elfdust City, then The Good Guys kill the Sloth Knight. Once they flee the city themselves, they are ambushed by their rival team of lady adventurers, The Shadowfighters.Current Discontinuation: The author says in his deviantART journal that there will be no more of the comic posted online past the series' first four chapters. He says the hand-drawn comic serves as a rough draft for something that might come in the future, such as a complete revision in color. All strips have been taken offline and cannot be viewed anywhere.
Quest of Camelittle provides examples of the following tropes:
All Myths Are True: There are multiple, multiple refrences to many different mythologies: Greek (these are the Human gods, Medusa and centaurs appear), Arthurian (Camelittle parodies Camelot, the Triangular Table, the Skank of the Lake), and even Norse (the Dwarven gods are Thor, Odin, Loki, etc.).
Jack: Gaaah! Stupid Zeus, God of Storms! Is it FUNNY to send a blizzard after us? (he is promptly struck by lightning from the heavens) Zeus: Yeah, actually it is pretty funny.
Animal Talk: Firefly and Black Fang frequently enjoy talking with one another. The animals all know what the people are saying, but the people can't understand a word the animals speak.
Black Fang: Woof, woof? [SUBTITLES: Firefly, who's this "Sue" they're talking about?] Firefly: Caw, caw. [He's this sorcerer my master insulted, and now he wants to kill John.] Black Fang: Woof, woof? [Now, how exactly do the same two sounds translate to everything our subtitles say?] Firefly: Caw, caw. [Just roll with it, kid.]
Anti-Hero: Mariah and the rest of the Shadowfighters. Apparently, you have to register to become one.
Ax-Crazy: Jeriff, both literally and tropewise. His weapon of choice is even an ax.
Badass: Mariah the samurai, Jack's deadly (and competent) rival.
Colour Coded Characters: Seen in the colored character pictures on the author's deviantART. Jack has blue eyes and wears a blue jacket. John wears red and has red eyes. Jeriff's color scheme is green, Kaye is gray, Duret is brown, Sophie is pink, and Sue is purple. Morgone dresses in black and white.
Cool Pet: Black Fang, Jack's size-shifting magic wolf puppy.
Constructed World: They all live in a comedic fantasy world with a few similarities to the Middle Ages, as per the typical fantasy world with knights and wizards.
The Ditz: Sophie is a kind but air-headed young Elven girl.
Sophie: Anti-Magic Barrier Scroll? What does that do? Morgone: Well, it's a scroll that casts... an Anti-Magic Barrier.
Dramatic Irony: The Good Guys are bribed into traveling to Clown Town because they believe Big Bad may be there. What they don't know is that he's relaxing in Darkblood City, which is very close to Clown Town on the map, and having a good laugh while they struggle. At one point, Jack even consideres traveling near Darkblood City, but decides against it.
Jack: I don't think that's such a good idea, Kaye... Believe me, we do not want to go anywhere NEAR Darkblood City. (cut away) Big Bad: I just love living in Darkblood City!
Dual Wielding: Jack's twin daggers, Turk's thin blades, and Big Bad's two flaming swords.
Elemental Powers: Magic is this world seems to be based off of the classical elements, which includes Fire, Water, Light, Darkness, Wind, and Earth magic. Also, the Hippie King Eagle performed Hippie magic during the Snuggie Ambush, so there may be more than just Elemental magic in the world of Camelittle.
Evil Sorcerer: Sue the light-and-dark-magic-wielding, wannabe evil sorcerer. Big Bad is also said to be a powerful sorcerer as well as a swordsman.
Fantasy Kitchen Sink: There are Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Hippies (parodies of Druids), Ninjurai (the ninja and samurai people), odd types of faries and fiends, Medusa, Centaurs, magic wolves, and even monstrous clowns.
Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: Kaye, Subito, and the Ninjurai King Statim. The Ninjurai people are Humans who left the rest of their dishonorable race to live as ninjas and samurai on the island of Katanastan.
Running Gag: The Good Guys, with their little triangular bodies, have no idea how to separate their legs. Many villains, like Sue, Helga, Turk, and Creed, somehow know how to get their legs apart. The Good Guys desperately want to know how to do so.
Serial Killer: He originally attacked the Good Guys in Woodland Forest, and now has returned in Elven Forest. King Daigulus names him as The Jester, an insane man who once served as King Duret's court jester.
Take That: To the multiple differences between the Percy Jackson book The Lightning Thief and the movie.
John: Dang, Kaye. It's a shame you blew up Medusa back there... We could have used her head to paraylze a hydra like they did in Percy Jackson. Kaye: They didn't do that in Percy Jackson. John: Are you sure?
Team Pet: Firefly the raven, and now Black Fang the magic wolf.
Tree Top Town: Elfdust City, as seen on Chapter 02 Page 19. It's all buildings around trees and bridges connecting them.