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Welcome to Tellurius. The country is divided after the fall of the Gods more than sixty years ago. The people have lost faith that there were even Gods to begin with.

A recently widowed woman hires four men and gives them one objective: take over the country and repair the damage that has been done. Each of the men are gifted with abilities that should make the task easy. However, with their gifts come a slew of bad traits that keep them from effectively taking the country. This comic follows the story of the four men and the people surrounding them.

Forgotten Roots is a fantasy comic that has been ongoing since 2014 and is authored by Vexingly Yours.


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‘’Forgotten Roots’’ contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Kier.
  • Berserk Button: When Zephiro’s boss offers to let Verden know about Zephiro’s upcoming absence chasing after Kier, Zephiro snaps briefly.
  • Blind Black Guy: Korvin.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Zephiro's Flashback Nightmare is this.
  • Color Motif: The white-haired guys (sans Zephiro and Verden) all wear blue, in association to their group.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Vago.
  • Death Glare: Zephiro, to Aisha, who doesn’t seem too distressed.
  • Dream Intro: How Chapter 3 begins.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Zephiro’s photo is briefly shown in the prologue where Sabi seems to be searching for something.
  • Electric Black Guy: Zephiro.
  • Expressive Hair: Scaevus's hair twists and turns when he's being called out for smoking.
  • Encyclopaedic Knowledge: Vago, although he didn’t seem to know anything about Zenidian.
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  • Face Palm: Vago, in reaction to Scaevus tossing a man off of a boat.
  • Fantastic Racism: Scaevus to the fanged ginger woman.
  • Flashback Nightmare: Scaevus has two. Zephiro has one of his own.
  • Foreshadowing: While playing with Brooke, Zephiro is hit with a “fireball”. He later has a flashback nightmare about being trapped in a burning building.
  • Facial Markings: Scaevus, Korvin, and Sabi all have facial tattoos.
    • Word of God says "their tattoos are enchanted to be hereditary traits based on the male parent. So it’s like a family marking."
  • Grumpy Old Man: Vago.
  • Holy City: Aeson City.
  • Jerkass Gods: Neither Scaevus nor Zephiro seem exactly interested in helping their country thrive.
  • Jerkass Woobie: In the first five pages, we see Scaevus mourning the death of his lover… and then in the next page, he’s being a bigot.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Zephiro, literally.
  • The Lost Lenore: From the start of the comic, Scaevus is a perpetual state of grief regarding Korvin’s death.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Scaevus and Korvin, and likely Zephiro and Verden.
  • Most Common Card Game: Scaevus and Durantes play Go Fish on a boat. Scaevus, of course, is cheating.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Likely subverted. Zephiro and Verden appear to be pretty common citizens.
  • Peek a Bangs: Aisha and Korvin.
  • Pet the Dog: Scaevus is shown to be less than respectable to every character he’s interacted with thus far except for Durantes.
    • Zephiro is cold towards everyone other than Brooke and Verden. Even other children.
  • Playing with Fire: Scaevus, being the fire god.
  • Rape as Drama: Cella guilts Scaevus into sleeping with her.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Scaevus and Durantes
  • Resurrected Romance: Korvin makes a grand reappearance on page 200.
  • Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Scaevus and Durantes.
  • Running Gag: Characters hoping that Scaevus will drown.
  • Salt and Pepper: Zephiro and Verden. Zephiro appears to be more standoffish and cold, while Verden is more welcoming.
  • Squee!: Carmen is very excited to hear about Scaevus and Durantes's arrival to Zenidian
  • Tin Man: Vago is very much cold and emotionless… until it comes to Cella.
  • You Remind Me of X: Sabi has a very striking resemblance to Korvin, as noted by Scaevus.
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