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"Sometimes a man does not know his mettle until he has met a dragon. Sometimes a piece of steel does not know itself until it meets a piece of flint."
Honour. Bravery. Bespoke.
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Loup Noir, a cynical Wolfman tailor is roped into an ill-conceived adventure by mysterious renegade Faerie Nova Petrov and naive Dandy Lord Elgin Bittner. With a masquerade ball looming and the promise of ancient treasure in the air, Loup must call upon his fashion sense and animal instincts to survive.

This comic features copious amounts of puns and fancy clothes. It is hosted on ComicFury and can be read here.


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This work provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: All the Fairies that we've seen.
  • Blasting It Out of Their Hands: Nova does this during the Dwarf ambush.
  • Carpet of Virility: Loup’s hairy chest is revealed in Chapter 3 when he dresses down for a shave.
  • Classy Cravat: Most human men and male Dwarves wear them.
  • Dances and Balls: Melford’s Masquerade Ball is the focus of the first arc, with many of the central characters planning to sneak in. Elgin promises to aid in Nova’s efforts in exchange for a dance.
  • Fairy Sexy: Elgin finds the Faeries "intriguing" for this reason. On their part, the Faeries don't make an effort to be sexy, but the open-backed clothes must draw attention.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: the country this takes place in is this to Regency England.
  • The Gunslinger: Nova
  • Guns Akimbo: Nova pulls this when the carriage is ambushed by Dwarves.
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  • Imagined Innuendo: Sorenson seems to get the wrong idea when Elgin, looking pretty disheveled, comes home with Nova.
    Elgin: If anyone asks, you haven’t seen me since this morning, and I’m certainly not at home. That goes for the lady as well.
    Sorenson: I don’t think your father would approve, sir.
  • The Highwayman: The Dwarf bandits who ambush the group's carriage at least feign politeness, but they mean business.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Remus.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Nova recounts the harrowing tale of Lira Nelson, who freed the Faeries from Dwarven oppression and is depicted with short dark hair.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Elgin
  • Low Fantasy: Set in a kingdom similar to Regency England, which has a largely human population—though if the fact that they signed a treaty which apparently allows the Fairy military to enter their lands in persuit of criminals and boss their police around and not respect the rights of the kingdom's subjects while doing so is anything to go by, the world as a whole may not be human dominated. Plot scope is trickier to pin down, and there's much yet to be revealed. Tone is (largely) comedic, methods tend towards violence (especially with Nova), and our heroes are sarcastic, moody, and not above breaking the law. Oh, and the only actual magic we've seen so far (unless fairies fly with magic) is a cursed bracelet which at the time of this writing is killing one of the protagonist.
  • Masquerade Ball: The first arc focuses on Nova’s goal of sneaking into a masquerade ball and forcing Loup to sew a dress for her.
  • Meaningful Name: Loup hates his, perhaps because it's so difficult to pronounce or so obviously describes his appearance (meaning "black wolf" in French).
    Nova (after mispronouncing it): Look, I’m sorry about your name.
    Loup: So am I, believe me.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Weston Court Faeries are all-female human-sized creatures with pointed ears, retractable wings, and a penchant for gun powder. They have no apparent magical advantage over other races, but they pride themselves in their powerful military. At the time of the story, they wear World War I-esque uniforms (with open backs for the wings) and their canon accent is standard American.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Wolfmen have tails, fangs, and pointed ears but otherwise human features.
  • Pungeon Master: Puns are a lifestyle for Elgin.
    Elgin (as he’s being tied up): Oh, it’s quite alright. Something like this was bound to happen!
    Loup: Puns, my lord? At a time like this?
    Elgin: Well, I thought so long as I have a captive audience…
    Nova: One more pun and I gag you.
    Elgin (aside): Well, someone’s at the end of her rope.
  • Reminiscing About Your Victims / Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Remus brags about the two men he killed when threatening Elgin's life.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Loup and Elgin both dress to impress.
  • Spot of Tea
    • Offered by the police officer who is supposed to be guarding Loup at the end of Chapter 1.
    • At the end of Chapter 2, Bernard makes Neville a cup of tea without even asking.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: Elgin to Nova
    Elgin: Oh, you're even cuter when you're angry.
    Nova: You'll be even paler when you're dead!
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