Retcons can do wonders.
Normally, I'm not a fan of retcons, but in this case, it's more than justified. Not only do the early chapters and art now fit the storyline, but the story itself is far more believable if not realistic. Just remove the magic and replace Drow with the European population of the Middle Ages, and this story would be a valid historical drama.
The art is also wonderfully done, and the world is truly fleshed out. Readers can tell that the author clearly put great efforts to keep the Drowtales universe internally consistent, and that's not easy, especially in a daily release format.
The Chapter One cover does lie a bit. While it's true that there are no heroes in the story, there are some clear villains, even if they delude themselves into thinking they're not.
Seneh'ka is single-handedly responsible for turning an orphanage/mental hospital into the pit of insanity (and garbage dump) known as the V'loz Rez clan that we all know today, not to mention doing a wonderful impersonation of "angel of death" mengele with her horrific experiments in tainting (which become central to the story later), as well as being directly responsible for a fate worse than death for Kiel's mother.
Snadhyarune(s), Sarvswati, and Zahless not only murdered their own mother, but founded the Nidra'chaal clan and to this day are guilty of committing numerous atrocities, and continue to do so, either directly, or by using Nidra'chaal agents. Should their plans come to fruition, they could easily be responsible for the destruction of their own race, not to mention countless other races on their world.
There's no where near enough room to get into even a brief description of KALKI, and do it justice.
The story is engaging, and the characters are sympathetic, so much so that they could be people you meet on the street.
The only real downside is that there's no obvious "good" side, and that tends to be more than some people can handle from a webcomic, especially one that is released daily.
I strongly recommend this series to people willing to expand their horizons, and stretch their brain.
Those looking for a simple laugh, or an overly simplified battle between good and evil are not going to be happy. This comic DOES require some heavy thinking and putting aside one's own morality to see things through the eyes of others.