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Webcomic / Get Medieval

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Get Medieval is a Webcomic about a group of Human Aliens - anthropology student Asher Hane, his former mob boss father, Torquel Hane, Torquel's current wife Iroth Rousel, his accountant Neithe Wen, and Iroth's bodyguard, Oneder - landing on Earth in 14th century France for what should've been a quick refueling stop. When their ship is attacked by natives (in this case French knights and soldiers) who seemingly take down Oneder, Torquel panics and takes off in their ship (only to make a forced landing and be captured by Muslim holy warriors), leaving the others stranded and forced to make their own way. Most of the comic focuses on Asher and Neithe, with Neithe trying to make the best of the situation and Asher determined to find a way off this "backwater planet", eventually settling with Sir Gerard, a French nobleman, and his family.


After concluding the story, the artist, Irony-Chan, added a commentary rerun, eventually going through the entire series again. For those who need yet more of a fix after that, Irony had two false starts on a new webcomic (Dumnestor's Heroes and Knowledge Is Power) but has settled into a consistent pace with the ongoing Interstellar Tea House.

Get Medieval provides examples of:

  • Bee Bee Gun: Asher's idea of catapulting beehives into the castle to flush the occupants out.
  • Berserk Button: Never tell Asher he's just like his father.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: Rylede is an inversion, in that she beat her love interest in combat, causing him to fall for her. They seem quite happy together.
  • Emo Teen: Celeste. She considers becoming a nun out of spite, but as the abbess put it, "One should take vows because one wishes to serve God, not because one is going through puberty and hates His creation."
  • If You Ever Hurt Her: By a little boy in the paper-copy-only story "Milady's Contract," with regard to his sister. "You break her heart, I'm gonna break your fuckin' knees! Pardon my English."
  • In the Name of the Moon: Kaguya apparently pioneered this as well as You Gotta Have Blue Hair (see below), according to a side-story in the print version. One of the pirates she threatened with "In the Name of the Moon, I shall punish you!" called it a dumb line, but another said, "I dunno, it's kinda catchy."
  • It's What I Do: Spot has a very specific skillset. Sabotage, that is to say.
  • Karma Houdini: Even the mob boss winds up in a trusted position of power, with an implied harem. As the author puts it: happy endings all around!
  • Like Brother and Sister: Asher & Neithe. Notably, they're never even mistaken for a couple; All in all they're more Platonic Life-Partners, but it's noted the monks who took them in immediately assumed they were brother and sister (because of the way Neithe would regularly kick Asher's arse).
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Kaguya. Broat addressed her as "Miss Freitnor" (twice). An FAQ in the dead-tree version states that her name, presumably her given name, is Breony. Oh, and Professor Daren referred to her as Breony once. However, she told Torquel that Kaguya-hime was the only name she'd give to criminal masterminds.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: Subverted very sweetly in the dead-tree-only side-story "Milady's Contract." Eleanor was arranged to marry Gerard's Jerkass older brother Armandnote , but then Gerard managed to lawyer a way she could marry him instead. Adds a touch of Hypocritical Humor to Sir Gerard's insistence that Celeste had to marry someone he chose for her.
  • Platonic Prostitution: Asher's first night with Belle. She charges him by the hour so he can rant about his family. Then she starts ranting about her own family...and he turns around and charges her the exact same rate.
  • Unsound Effect: Irony is fond of these. *LOOM* is, according to one of the commentaries, her favorite.


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