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Webcomic / Visseria

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Visseria is a fantasy webcomic that follows four characters as they live and work on the continent of Tricorne. The main characters are Alchione, a guard who is a loose canon and prone to ultraviolence; Frieda, a village doctor with dark secrets; Jack, a no-goodnik with unknown motivations behind his crimes; and Treneth, a magic-wielding archer on a spiritual mission.

The comic offers action, adventure, police brutality, thievery, magic, cannibalism, and mad science. It updates on Wednesday nights.


The author also created the completed Interactive Comic Tales of Visseria: The White Depths, most of which was unfortunately lost with the MS Paint Adventures forum (the "mirror" only has the 90-or-so first pages, which as of August 2019 all bear a Photo Bucket watermark).

As of August 2019, the website doesn't seem to exist anymore.

This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Alchione and Mulgot; though Alchione is more of the brawler type and Mulgot is a fast-moving lancer.
  • Background Magic Field: Magic is stated by Treneth as being channeled by mages who tap into spiritual energy that wafts everywhere.
  • Blood Magic: Treneth is shown writing magic diagrams using his own blood, because it works well for that purpose.
  • Bluff the Impostor: Done to Jack by a random guard early on, making reference to a building that doesn't exist. Jack quickly deals with him.
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  • Body Horror: Marcelle has what appear to be pipes bolted through his head.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Treneth keeps a knife in hand when drawing his bow, presumably in case something catches him by surprise.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: That weird dog-looking lady. And also Jack.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Jack uses a seemingly innocuous fan to slit a throat.
  • Cowboy Cop: Alchione doesn't seem to have a problem with roughing up a suspect for answers, or beating heads in at the slightest provocation.
  • Da Chief: ... And she gets this treatment from a visiting bureaucrat to her district headquarters.
  • Dean Bitterman: The one time we see Willard's father, dean of the medical university, he uses his authority to destroy a student.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: Highguard, being Victorian-esque, seems to have cultural stigmas against women in men's careers, and towards cavelings in general.
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  • Dressing as the Enemy: Jack does this to sneak into the Bureau of Magical Concerns, and steal an artefact there.
  • Faceless Goons: The Highguard cops.
  • Fantastic Racism: Cavelings appear to be a repressed minority. Frieda is ejected from medical school under pretenses that relate to her race, while their tribal nations appear to live in anything from fear to resentment of human encroachment.
  • Fat Bastard: Willard's father, again.
  • Flash Step: The drug lord Alchione encounters is certainly fast enough to not be seen. She does feel it, though.
  • Flavor Text: A few odd pages have background lore entered in that aren't directly important to the story but related to the contents of that page.
  • Frontier Doctor: Frieda was forced to become one after having her work stolen and spending a year in prison.
  • Gaslamp Fantasy: Factories, trains, victorian-style clothing and architecture... even while magic using cavelings are a common part of life.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Used for more extreme ones, such as whenever Alchione takes someone's head off.
  • Mad Doctor: The rest of the town isn't too friendly towards Frieda. For a good reason, it seems.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Thusfar three nations have been introduced, and they all hate each others' guts.
  • Off with His Head!: Alchione does this twice in one fight... Though the second one had some extra parts come along with it.
  • Police Brutality: In addition to Alchione's abuses, a couple of nameless cops 'investigate' Frieda.
  • Propaganda Machine: Highguard seems to have a lot of propaganda posters plastered around. As expected, they glorify the state and breed suspicion of outsiders.
  • Samus Is a Girl: When Alchione is first introduced, all that is shown is a huge armored person overpowering some two-bit criminal. It's only when a common citizen hears her voice that it's revealed that she's female.
  • Scenery Porn: Occasionally.
  • Shields Are Useless: The very first time someone with any kind of strength faces Alchione, her shield does nothing.
  • Spider Tank/Mini-Mecha: Marcelle's cyborg components make him one.
  • Steampunk: The smoke-belching cyborg is a dead giveaway.
  • Super Strength: Alchione is easily able to break metal doors down and punch considerable dents in armor.
  • Sword Cane: The drug lord pulls one while facing Alchione. He's very good with it.
  • Trick Arrow: Treneth uses his arrows as payloads for various magical spells, including flares and fire.
  • Wild Magic: Judging by what happens to Treneth and Mulgot's subsequent reaction, certain mages are unable to control themselves.

The adventure provided examples of:

  • Couldn't Find a Pen: a cleric blesses a weapon by writing runes on it, but has nothing handy but his own blood. It's just as well though, since one's blood is the best vector for a cleric to channel his magic.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: The blessed ballista. A sufficiently advanced machine later upgrades it into a railgun, without disrupting the runes, which means the railgun is still blessed and able to badly hurt the big bad.
  • Time Capsule: a literal example in the ship fridges, that actually stop time inside when closed. The meat is still fresh after eight millennia. And so is the cook, shoved in there during a mutiny, who emerges alive and well when the fridge is open.

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