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Webcomic / Clockwork Atrium

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Clockwork Atrium is a suspense/drama about a boy who gets caught up in his school’s infamous "human Chess" Deadly in reputation, he struggles to learn who his foes and allies are as well as his role in this game. With dozens of other students trapped on the playing board, will he be able to figure it out in time?

The comic is hosted by Smack Jeeves and you can read it here.

Clockwork Atrium contains examples of:

  • Foreign Exchange Student: Genevieve is from France. She's threatened to have her student visa revoked unless she plays the chess game.
  • Human Chess: A very literal and possibly deadly variant. The school organizes a yearly game of human chess with selected students deemed to need the challenge. No need to worry, however. Only 2 out of 10 of the deaths are intentional.
  • Violence is the Only Option: The justification given for playing the game.
    Hanna: Why do we have to resort to violence?
    Kolton: I understand you, Hofmann. You don't want to hurt anyone. But has it never occurred to you that some people have been scouted for this game because they do?