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"The City has consumed this world."

From the author of the Halo Fan Webcomics Halo: A Fistful of Arrows and A Sangheili's War Is Never Over comes a new tale in an original universe...

In a future where Earth and the planets of the solar system are ruled by a Mega-Corp called the Commonwealth, a scientist named Robert Fergal is traveling to the headquarters of the Earth Science Guild when he witnesses a terrorist attack on their spacescraper. Mistaken for the perpetrator, Fergal is attacked by the ESG's security and crashes in a nearby nature preserve. While fleeing for his life, Fergal is found by a rogue security chief codenamed Silence, who is rescuing him so he can aid her underground group.

That group, which calls itself the Mayflower Project, feels Earth and the solar system has become a constrictive system, and so want to give people a chance to escape to a new, untarnished place. They deny having anything to do with the bombing, which may be at the hands of a third player who has destructive plans for Fergal and the Commonwealth...


As of 2015 there are two issues, both of which can be read at

Mayflower provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Silence, the Mayflower agent who rescues Fergal.
  • Bald Woman: The CEO of the Commonwealth, Tyr Gundis, though it's not clear if this is by personal choice or a side-effect of her "Superior" biology.
  • Big Bad: Tyr Gundis rules the Commonwealth and by proxy Earth and all its colonies. She directs the search for Robert Fergal after he's thought to have become a terrorist.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Fergal is smart in his area of expertise, which is gravitational wave research, but outside of work he's rather incompetent. To wit, he takes some time to realize the sharp toothed creatures approaching him are predators and botches an escape attempt by picking a train that is very easy for their chasers to just shut off the power to. When the ESG is being briefed on him, one of the officials expresses worry when being told Fergal has a genius-level intellect, until being told that if he knew Fergal he'd know there'd be little reason to worry about him.
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  • City Planet: Earth has become one in the future. Cities grew so dense that they intersected, and humanity kept building up to find more space. By the time of story, "spacescrapers", buildings that reach past the atmosphere, are now a fact of life.
  • Cool Guns: Silence uses an MRG003 Handcannon, which uses miniaturized railgun tech to super-accelerate bullets. It also has a stun mode, in which only the electric rails are used to turn it from pistol to taser.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Earth's infrastructure looks sleek and advanced at the top layer, where the rich live. Down below things get rougher and life is harder for the poor who haven't moved to the colonies yet.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: After finding Fergal, Silence grabs Fergal's "Anchor" device, which is being used to track him and smashes it. She chides him for continuing to wear it when it was leading the guards to him, but Fergal asks why they couldn't have just left it behind as a decoy.
    Silence: ...huh.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Near the end of issue 2, Fergal is confused as to why Silence isn't thrilled about him rescuing her via hovertrain.
    Silence: What would you do if your target was on a track with an on-off switch?
    Fergal: I guess I'd just turn it o— Oh. Oh, dear. (train begins to fall out of the sky)
  • The Blank: An mysterious person wearing a blank mask with no face has been following Fergal, and implied to be behind the Temple bombinb. To date they are merely called "The Unknown".
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: When the head of Mayflower tells Silence that they need to find Fergal's documents, she retorts that they have more pressing matters and don't need to go "off on some wild whale-frog hunt".
  • Mega-Corp: The Commonwealth is the company that owns Earth and its colonies, through its ownership of former rivals, numerous puppet companies, and governments with purchasing deals with it. Every citizen basically needs the company to gain the products to survive.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The Preserve has several species of hybrid animals mixed together through genetic research. On the livestock side are whale-frogs, which are hunted by predatory wolf-goats.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Silence stays easy on the eyes with tight pants and sleeveless shirts. She even changes clothes to flash some scars at one point.
    • CEO Tyr can be attractive in her minidress, if the baldness and black eyes don't put one off.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When Silence is arrested:
    Guard: Sir, she was carrying this. (holds up gun)
    Silence: Actually, I'm going to need that. (grabs it, firefight ensues)
  • Shout Out: Silence's real name, Nova Ingrid, is a reference to a (villainous) rebel leader from Hoffmeier's Fistful of Arrows, Eliza Ingrid.
  • Wrongly Accused: Fergal has a string of bad luck that gets him blamed for the terrorist attack. When flying to the ESG headquarters, his ship is nearby the explosion and damaged. When it's grabbed by ESG security, the ship's thruster explodes, causing them to think he's trying a suicide attack. Examining his records finds that he had a reason to be upset at the ESQ after he was abruptly transferred and his projects canceled. Everything about him only seems to increase his guilt.


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