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Christmas Special 2016

Awakeman! comic

And a happy new year!

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    Awakeman! No: 57 [Xmas Special]

    Panel 1

    PLEIADES: <Buckle up, Awakeman,>

    Awakeman sits at a schooldesk, listening to Pleiades.

    PLEIADES: <I’ll tell you a story sure to grind your gears.

    Panel 2

    PLEIADES: <Our woes began when [insult] was elected Emperor of the World!>

    AWAKEMAN: <Wait, who is [in–

    PLEIADES: <Ancient history. Anyway, the government convinced everyone we were “undesirable,” and one by one were exiled here:

    Panel 3

    PLEIADES: The desert castle, “Pillars-of-Salt.” I don’t get the name.

    Pleiades has drawn on a whiteboard a diagram, with a castle icon in the centre of a circle, and stick figures moving toward it.

    PLEIADES: We, uh, “took over,” and created our own society,

    Panel 4

    PLEIADES: “The Order of the Sidewinder” (that one is inspired by the native snake)

    (A picture of a snake.)

    PLEIADES: and held strong together.

    Panel 5

    PLEIADES: To keep us here, we were deprived of resources,

    Inside another diagrammatic circle, with arrows sticking outwards, there is a couple of hooded people–one is cradling a baby.

    PLEIADES: and surrounded with a horrid Anti-Portal Field.

    Panel 6

    PLEIADES: It also shreds any organic compounds that try to walk out.

    (A splatter of blood.)

    Panel 7

    PLEIADES: <We did not give up hope, but relied on our wits. We used our meagre provisions to do more portal research, to find a flaw.>

    One of the Order stands outside a door, that we can now read: “Teleport Lab”, fumbling with their sleeves.

    THAT ONE: <Lost my access card again!>

    Panel 8


    Panel 9

    PLEIADES: <Merry Christmas!>

    Awakeman folds, head onto desk.

    AWAKEMAN: Buuuuhuhu…