Webcomic / Thistil Mistil Kistil

A quest in the far north, at sea

Thistil Mistil Kistil is a fantasy webcomic by Sarah Schanze.

The recently deceased Coal must complete a quest for the gods in order to gain acceptance into Valhalla, but he needs to track down the trickster Loki and get his help. No easy task when the god is the reason for his troubles in the first place.

Meanwhile a slave girl, Hedda, is threatened with Human Sacrifice after her master dies, and a boy named Ibrahim travels from Spain to Denmark.

Starts here.

Tropes included

  • Due to the Dead: Coal minds if you go after his mother's grave goods.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Coal's explanation of why he rescued Hedda is not very coherent.
  • Evil Uncle: Coal's real ones. Not much else has been said about them.
  • Shirtless Scene: a natural consequence of Coal's having a weapon stuck entirely through him — and his shirt, tunic, and cloak — and Hedda's mending.
  • Torso with a View: Averted, as Coal's chest and back show no evidence of having a sword thrust through them.