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Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Amocin
So, I wish to clarify a few things on this page.

1 - Amo is not from Gilneas, but was a human in her former life. Many classes stem from the religious beliefs and the society the races live in. Gilneas humans and Stormwind humans have different religious beliefs, which has affected which classes they have access to, among a great many other things. Not having access to Paladins has nothing to do with the fact that they are Worgen, it has to do with their society and religion.

2 - Amo's eye color has nothing to do with her class. I was simply looking for wolf eye colors that might fit her, amber seemed highly under represented, and looks good with her black fur. It might also help distinguish her more apart from Kinar. (Though I still have no idea why people get them confused.)

3 - Game balancing factors, and some game mechanics have been nixed in my story, as I have said multiple times. Death is FINAL, not everybody gets to wisp back to their body for a respawn. This is just such a game mechanic that I also see as bendable, as again, Worgens are mostly human, and there are plenty of human paladins. This is not the norm though, Amo is likely a rare case.

4 - I am saddened that most of you have guessed a class that doesnt wield swords... Could you really imagine Amo being anything other then something that runs around, clad in plate armor, with a huge blade slashing though shit? Shaaaaame.


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Comments:

Senji 3rd Oct 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
i am 99% okay with this. 99% okay because i love it, 1% not okay because i can only imagine how OP DKs would be in game if they randomly got paladin abiities and popped the wings...*Bursting intensifies*
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
But its not like she has access to both DK and Paladin Abilities.. She lost one, regained the other. Mordin is the only OP one here.. and thats cause he is the Villain, and villains are allowed to be OP.
Senji 3rd Oct 2014, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
I can dre...well actually. I can have nightmares xD
withpuppys 3rd Oct 2014, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
so you just took someone who died and was resurrected using necromancy and gave them back their mortality? firstly i dont think death knights work like that secondly how is a worgen a death knight. aren't worgen immune to undeath? sometimes this game doesnt make sense so i wont hold the worgen death knight against you
Kittinfus 3rd Oct 2014, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
In the game itself the worgen are still able to be death nights. It's not that uncommon. Even if it is a bit confusing for someone who's never seen a particular race before in that class, and suddenly there's two new,(now three), races that are being inserted into a big part of the games history.
withpuppys 4th Oct 2014, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
in the undead leveling zone of silverpine. it was noted that worgen are immune to undeath. and death knights are technically undead. how the hell does that work?
TimeShift 4th Oct 2014, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
I've had this topic in the background story of my Tauren DK as well. And I came to one solution:

Death Knights are NOT dead. A fellow druid described it in that way:
"The Lich King was indeed a betrayer king. He was unable to raise the dead and make them smart, powerful creatures. To form his Death Knights, he put the spark of life into an unholy prison within the Death Knight and his weapon alike, hiding it from the Knight himself and all the surroundings. But without this spark of life, the Death Knight will die - as will he if the source of unholy power ends."

In other words: Death Knights are just "partially" dead. That would explain why ingame-healing spells work (IF a DK was dead or "undead", a holy healing spell would cause damage - and NOT heal this character). Plus: Only the "real" undead are able to dive THAT much longer - any other DK needs to surface and breathe again - like every other living character.

So - DKs are NOT undead or dead. They all carry their life spark within, imprisoned by unholy magic.
withpuppys 4th Oct 2014, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
forsaken can be healed by the holy light. in a matter of fact they can use the holy light.
Rankamateur 5th Oct 2014, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
I've had similar discussions with others about whether or not Death Knights are undead; however, our conclusions were different from your own. It is stated more than once during the starting character quests that the current iteration of Death Knights were raised from fallen heroes that were slain in battle against the Lich King's forces. As you yourself have noted in a roundabout way, the Scourge do not have the gift of `the Light', and consequently cannot restore actual life to the Death Knight character.

As for the rest, one must simply blame game mechanics for the ability of Forsaken and Death Knight character players to be healed by other characters (as well as possess an immunity to particular priest and paladin spells that are detrimental to undead). That, or these now self-aware undead are somehow `redeemed', and thus able to benefit from the positive aspects of such spells. The latter idea is actually loosely supported by dialogue in one quest in Dragonblight, in which a green dragon states that any undead that steps foot in their Emerald Shrine will fall to dust...`save those that have been redeemed by Sylvanas'. It would seem by this fact that, having been freed from the yoke of the Scourge, they are now immune to the undead-slaying properties of life-force.
withpuppys 5th Oct 2014, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
just say if death knights are undead or not. because if they are then worgen should not be death knights. as the worgen curse is immune to undeath
Amocin 5th Oct 2014, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
I will say in this comic, Some are undead, and some are not. Amo was an unwilling DK, who was raised. There are other DKs in this comic who became DKs willingly, and never actually died. If you look up some of the more famous DKs in the game, it specifically states their time of death, others it does not.. So some did in fact DIE.

I have maintained the idea that Worgen could not be raised as DKs or undead by Silvanas because she is no Lich King. There are things out there more powerful then her.. and if I recall some of the comics correctly, other things then the Lich King that could raise the dead.

Another game mechanic that has been nixed.. Undead, such as the Forsaken and DKs are harmed by the Holy Light. They are only immune to it in game because Blizzard did not want the undead characters to have such a horrible flaw, making them weaker then other races. So, ALL undead are harmed by Holy.
Demious 11th Oct 2014, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
To elaborate, the Val'kyr under Sylvanas could not raise NON-humans (including worgen) not that worgen were immune exclusively. They were not human anymore due to the curse. So the Val'kyr were unable to turn any night elves, worgen, gnomes, dwarves, or other non-humans to Sylvanas' side. This deficiency is likely due to their severed connection to the Lich King, which the Lich King was the being that his necromancers connected to and had the ability to make death knights (as shown in Acherus when they raised death knights.) some of the other strong minions like those in Stratholme have the capabilities of racing a 4th generation of death knight despite their disconnect to the Lich King.

And Worgen death knights were those Worgen who escaped Arugal and wandered Silverpine Forest until getting killed by the scourge (Which was in Silverpine until the scourge was defeated and the worgen overrun the forest with Gilneas.)

To summarize: Worgen aren't immune to undeath per se, but are immune to the Val'kyr under Sylvanas likely due to the loss of a good amount of their power from the Lich King's death.
Kreldor 6th Oct 2014, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
Useing D&D references. The forsaken are the dead returned mostly to life, being powered by positive energy. So healing spells do not harm them. While regular undead powered by negative energy are damaged by positive energy. That would make the DKs similar to the forsaken rather than normal undead. The game answer they did not want to have to totally redesign the system for undead players.
Guest 4th Oct 2014, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
s"o you just took someone who died and was resurrected using necromancy and gave them back their mortality? firstly i dont think death knights work like that"

They don't. Amo is the first this has ever happened to as far as anybody knows, and nobody knows WHY exactly. She also might not survive whatever it is she did to herself here. One problem at a time though, because she and the rest definitely won't survive if they don't get out of there.

Amo the Artist has had to add or subtract elements of the story because they simply will not translate to or from the game. This was really inevitable because of the change in media.

She creates it, so it's her rules. Who cares if it's not a strict matchup with game lore? I'm just happy to have a page of beautiful art and amazing storytelling based off my favorite game every week.

"secondly how is a worgen a death knight. aren't worgen immune to undeath?"

Blizzard knows! That's been something people have been asking since Worgen have introduced. XD

"sometimes this game doesnt make sense so i wont hold the worgen death knight against you"

That's Blizzard for you. They are notorious for this. *Sigh* one of the many reasons I was forced to stop playing WoW. -.-
Dekwa 6th Oct 2014, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
or the Inverse Ninja effect? ;)
Dark Phoenix 4th Oct 2014, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
She's an angel? AWSOME!
Luna 3rd Oct 2014, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
Very impressive. Now with her being in a sense "alive" again, however long that may be, she might e able to finally give Shai a child after all thos years of trying. Assuming she stays animated and alive long enough. I do love Paladin Amo. Quite a nice thing. And I love how you've made it where there worgen course wasn't limited to Gilneas. It did start somewhere else before it went there, if my memory serves me correct, so it could of likely spread further with those who weren't cured in time, which I really like being the case if that's what happened here.
Zieg 3rd Oct 2014, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
The Worgen curse originated from a clan of Night Elves that basically forsook the traditional Druidic teachings on shape shifting and became the forefathers of the Worgen. I don't know the exact story but if my memory serves me right they wanted to use their powers to convert the rest of the Night Elves and expand their power. As punishment they were condemned to wander the Emerald Dream in permanent sleep. I don't play WoW anymore but the Worgen was my favorite race. :P
randomness 3rd Oct 2014, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
also do not forget before they changed shadow fang keep it was filled with make shift worgens that were being made <forgot allot of the dungeon aside from it being Skinner paradise> x3 but i do remember there being human's that were locked up and bring made into worgens but experiment's so this could explain rare case's x3 not telling author how to write her story just shooting out impossibility ;3
Krys 4th Oct 2014, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
The Scythe of Elune was the one that made the -original- SFK worgen. They were crazy, because they were from another dimension or some such nonsense. You do the quest in Duskwood.
BiscuitHunter 3rd Oct 2014, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
The night elves started experimenting with the wolf form but the mind of the wolf drove them mad and they started infecting others.
Senji 3rd Oct 2014, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
Also, I guessed right :D
Danthehorseman 3rd Oct 2014, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
Very nice kick ass I hope your well look forward to more soon. Bye.
RJ 3rd Oct 2014, 1:40 AM edit delete reply
Amo pulls a bubble hearth in the next frame.
Navathien 3rd Oct 2014, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
reason #4 - LOVE!
Lash(Jerome-Kai) 3rd Oct 2014, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
Just simply wow!!! Amocin your freaking brilliant and amazing.

Amo and kinar are the best Worgens ever.
JWZ 3rd Oct 2014, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
All kinds of epicness going on here. Can't wait to find out more, like, who bit her to turn her.
Nobeca 3rd Oct 2014, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
Oh, a pala-csinta!!
(Hungarian joke, google it)
Rembrant 3rd Oct 2014, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
Mama told her not to waste her not-life, she said spread those wings, you little butterfly...

Sorry, couldn't help it. The wings are really pretty looking, and the fact she as able to summon some warrior or something is pretty darn cool.
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Paladins can call forth a Guardian of Ancient Kings for 30 seconds. The abilities of the Guardian depend on the type of Paladin. From my understanding they can either Heal, Attack, or Defend.
Rembrant 5th Oct 2014, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Well, out of those three, two of those functions would do very well for even just 30 seconds to help them escape. Just gotta wait and see how it goes.
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
doesnt neeed to make to much sense ur comics are awsome ^_^
Ahnin 3rd Oct 2014, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
Paladin? Huh I really don't know much of her class at all it seems. Still awesome art ^.^

Can WoW Paladins wield great (2 handed) swords? I thought at best was just one handed.
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Paladins have access to the following weapons: One-Handed Axes, One-Handed Maces, One-Handed Swords, Polearms, Two-Handed Axes, Two-Handed Maces, and Two-Handed Swords. They may also use a shield if they are using a one handed weapon.
Ahnin 3rd Oct 2014, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
Ah, I got ya. Shield was expected but this level of skill with so many weapon types was not. I presume there are proficient in some more then others ^.^ This is good to know.
Drehid 3rd Oct 2014, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
they still cant dw swords though -points at comment of guessing classes that cant dw swords- and on that note, i did XD i said monk for the hell of it
Blaidd 3rd Oct 2014, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
I was going to make a long winded comment about how you depicted her avenging wrath and guardian of the ancient kings... But, this is win, just pure unadulterated woman mode, win O.O
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 2:36 AM edit delete reply
^this pretty much describes what i was gonna right.so with that said its awesome just pure awesome and i don't think avenging wrath could have been drawn any better. also the guardian of ancient kings...that's just pure beast mode gone right!!
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 2:47 AM edit delete reply
This is awesome!
Allesandro 3rd Oct 2014, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
Step 1: Emancipation, Step 2: Avenging Wrath. Step 3: Guardian of Kings. Step 4: Devotion Aura. Step 5: Speed of Light! :D Run Amo, Run!
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
he blasted his way in XD
Xindia 3rd Oct 2014, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
Worgen paladin... WANT!
Borsuq 3rd Oct 2014, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
Gilneans have the same believes as other humans, they also worship the Holy Light. The fact that they don't have the paladins is more likely caused by the fact that they closed themselves from the outside world for so many years. If there ever where some humans from Gilneas who were paladins, they must have either died during the Third War, became part of the Scarlet Crusade, or fled to Stormwind.

On that note, however, I don't understand why Blizzard didn't make worgens be able to become paladins. Weren't they supposed to be originally like opposites of shamans? Cause now 7 races can be shaman (4-5 Horde), while paladins come from only 5. Just seems a bit odd.
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Their beliefs are similar but the way I read it, they put more stock into Nature related things, and not as much Holy. The worship the Holy Light but they are not nearly as devout. This is what I have come to understand. They are similar, with variations.
Borsuq 3rd Oct 2014, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Ah yes, the harvest-witches. You are correct... except you said that they "put more stock" into Nature instead of the Holy Light, when it is opposite. Most of Gilneas was devoted to the Holy Light, while there weren't many druids, and they themself called their druidic order as "keepers of the old ways". You can easily compare them to pagan's religion, while the Church of the Holy Light could be compared to Christianity. As the belief in the Holy Light spread among humans, and they also learned potent arcane magic from the high elves, old ways, such as worshipping Nature, was supplanted, just like pagan's religion was (except the Holy Light probably didn't need swords and crusades to become dominant religion, but nevermind that now). You can read it up here: http://wowpedia.org/Harvest-witch
Mondschatten 3rd Oct 2014, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
Your first comment made me stop and think for a minute. I was thinking there were no races that can be Paladins and Druids, but there is one: Tauren. Wouldn't be too farfetched to see Worgen have the ability to have both as well.
olsh 4th Oct 2014, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
yeah but in my opinion Tauren are special They mainly get Pally's now because Baine is just that damn noble. Add to that Taurens still come off more Holy lightish compared to then Nelf/worgen/trolls as Earth mother reverence is more positive then the others more neutral nature stance
RJ 9th Oct 2014, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
The only race that can be any class except for paladins are the trolls. That makes them the most versatile race in WoW.
Tigerdemigod 3rd Oct 2014, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
Just fucking epic amocin! <3
Tarm 3rd Oct 2014, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
Hmm. Gonna go out on a limb here and guess Retribution Paladin. 2 handed weapons, offensive Guardian. Haven't played Ret in a long time, but there should be a few powers she can use unarmed that could slow down DK's.
Redmoonwatcher 3rd Oct 2014, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Amo's spec was Retribution. While Protection is a possibility there is no way she could have been Holy.
Qintus 3rd Oct 2014, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Love this page! This is getting really exciting and I really love the way you draw Paladin stuff. Great work, can't wait for more :D
withpuppys 3rd Oct 2014, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
since when could worgen be paladins? also if she is a paladin then why is she so pyschotic
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Read my explanation at the top. Amo isnt really psychotic, she just really enjoys her job. There is nothing wrong with a Pally who enjoys the glory of battle to the extent that they might seem a little crazy.
custom 3rd Oct 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
True thing, just look at some scarlet crusaders who seem 100 times more psycothic than amo ^^
custom 3rd Oct 2014, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
By the way the guardian of the ancient kingsis really really bad ass ^^ and also the first "human" like thing you drawed so far (not humanoid like night elf i speak )^^
illus 3rd Oct 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
how long has amo been in gilneas?
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
Amo has been to Gilneas once, when she went with a group of other Worgens to retrieve their lost family member (Kinar). That was literally the only time she has ever been to Gilneas.
BlueStar 9th Oct 2014, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
So If Amo only went to Gil to help her family, was she biten as a worgen in another place like Duskwood? and was she a worgen before or after she became a DK?
Amocin 9th Oct 2014, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
In the "flashback" Amo was even in a relationship with Shai at that point.. She was a Worgen before becoming a DK. I really dont think you can be a DK and then get the curse..
Worgensforever 3rd Oct 2014, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Her face is priceless in the last panel xD
Dargon 3rd Oct 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Dargon
Love the expersion on Amo's face in the last pannel!

I suppose it's a good thing I neverd played WOW or know anything of it's mechanics......I say this because I watch/read this commic with no biased opinions. I read it for what it is with no presumed assumptions......I rather like it that way!:-)
Thargs 3rd Oct 2014, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
Amocin, I guessed a warlock, they love secret, they are sometime perv and can actualy summon lot of minnion, but oh well I was wrong
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
That is more badass than illidan stormrage on heroic mode u want a organ pally
Nimzana 3rd Oct 2014, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
My guess was warrior, close enough i say! 8D

Check your comment on FA by teh way Amo, trying to get in contact with ya X)
Syn 3rd Oct 2014, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
OMGOMG LOVINGIT.
Pally ftw ^.^
Amo buying time, lets see what comes next!
Though I do hope we get to see her slashing through things soon. <3
Optical 3rd Oct 2014, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Bubble hearthstone? Righteous retreat?
Majinjustin 3rd Oct 2014, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
Morning and afternoon to people, been reading the comic for a long time now and wanted to say... really AWESOME comic keep up the good work pretty cool story too!!!
Aprion 3rd Oct 2014, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
Ha i knew it. Paladin.
Hanzoku 3rd Oct 2014, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Haha, I was right in what I was privately guessing. She's about the least like the template paladin (Tirion) that I could think of, which is what makes it more awesome.
Dookin 3rd Oct 2014, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
I'm surprised the light has not deserted her. It has a tendency of doing that to Death Knights.
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
She is no longer a DK, and no longer has access to the magics or abilities associated with them.
Valerine 3rd Oct 2014, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
I have been following the comic for some time and I have to say again, that I love it, I also love the thought of Amo as a Paladin, I was honestly torn on the thought that she was was either a Warrior or a Paladin, because I certainly could not see her in anything but plate mail, and I love seeing her getting all bad ass again:)
TangleBeMigh 3rd Oct 2014, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Good idead with Amo was a paladin and how she discover it, BUT.... If she should be a deathknight in the first place she hade forsaken the holy power, then she got raised by someone. Only way she could be deathknight. But how did she actully got her holy power back since she had forsaken it?
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Amo never willingly forsook the Holy Light. Not everybody who is a DK is one by choice. Amo is not evil, and though her DK self did not follow all the rules to a T, she still had very much the Paladin personality. She protected others above herself, and never outright committed evil acts. She has always been helpful to her family and those around her, she just has a slight touch of wickedness about her.
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
I've always felt Deathknights were like the Broken: the Light never left them, they just can't feel/access it because of something that's blocking it. The Broken were physically changed by massive amounts of Orc warlock magic, Deathknights are raised from the dead by Necromancy. Draenei Deathknights show that the light hasn't completely forsaken the Deathknights, because they can still use the Draenei racial healing spell (holy magic).

Amocin: I love it when you take a game-mechanic, put it next to the game-lore and then adjust it just a little bit so it fits your world and still follows the heart of the WoW lore.

Great twist, my two Pallies (Ret) and DK are cheering for Amo and grinning from ear to ear.
Danthehorseman 3rd Oct 2014, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
Now she can have puppies with her true love. That if she comes out alive and not re captured again. But she always want to be a mother. She going to kick ass as long as her mana stays up. I hope your well. Enjoy the last couple days of beer fest I hope you enjoy dark moo fair. Can't wait for helloween The bells have told shelter your Weak young and your old the reckoning has began.
Kali 3rd Oct 2014, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
I figured it would be pally or priest. Even though, worgen's cannot be paladins they were once humans, so I figured if anything if you went with that route that would make the most sense.
tenchi-arizonia 3rd Oct 2014, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Amo a Paladin!! OH HELL YES I love this development.
Brogard 3rd Oct 2014, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Damn, I love Amo even more now. Badass. Squared. Times a thousand. Plus infinity. That's how badass she is.
Freezebrand 3rd Oct 2014, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Even though I've never played WOW this comic has interested me from the first time I read an episode; both art AND story intrigue me. Usually what I don't understand is either explained in the comments or by Amocin. I really like this particular one and Amo looks very cool in the first panel. I've liked her from the first even as a DK she seemed like a fun and decent person. Hopefully she is cured and survives this encounter. #3 ...Death is FINAL worries me...
Huntress kumi 3rd Oct 2014, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
i love your artwork its amazing
Syber 3rd Oct 2014, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
I'd just like to say the way you drew Avenging Wrath and the Guardian spell are amazing :)
Kira Vixen 3rd Oct 2014, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
shit just got real! O.O
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
Cloak of Shadows, Vanish, sap, entangling roots breaks, pick pocket for the added humiliation, steal his sword and dagger, blind, run away laughing. Just saying.. you need a rogue in your party.
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
We never found a need for one, Druids always worked out just fine. =P
Krey 3rd Oct 2014, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Well, I quit WoW when I found out Worgans weren't going to have tails. I didn't know Paladins had a pet of their own. Without weapons I assumed she'd need some kind of pet to get out of there.
Rin 3rd Oct 2014, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
Aaaaah need worgen pallies -now-!!!
Silvermane 3rd Oct 2014, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Before people point out this from her bio "There is little doubt that Amo is a killer...", and call BS on her getting her abilities back instantly without 'atonement'

Remember this: "An ex-paladin may only restore her paladinhood if she is truly repentant and desirous of setting right her misdeeds" from the lore.

Atonement doesn't have to take forever, If Amo is repentant of her past deeds (I'd imagine she is otherwise her husband would see a monster rather then someone potentially good) and her intentions are noble enough (I'd say being willing to sacrifice what little strength she has left to create a diversion for the others and not herself qualifies), its entirely plausible the light would respond to her in a redeeming moment like this. Remember she is/was dying, creating a distraction could mean the differance between her living or her body giving out and she probably knows it. If that not selfless enough for the light, I don't know what is.

Mind you it should be interesting seeing how hard it is for her to live her life by the code again XD
Steven Wolf 3rd Oct 2014, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Actually, if you really want to get down to the nitty gritty lore vs. game mechanics, the reason Worgen paladins dont exist in game has NOTHING to do with lore. Its entirely Out of Character Game mechanics and a race/class balancing act.

1. The first paladins were the Clerics of Northshire who took up arms against the orcs in the first war, rather than be butchered. They became paladins--paladins are simply priests who fight with arms and wear armor.

2. Gilneas was present (and a major contributor in the first and second wars, along with Lordaeron and what was left of Stormwind (where paladins got started). If paladins went all the way to lordaeron, there is no reason for them to not have also been in Gilneas--especially when they're also present in other human kingdoms like Stromgarde.

3. Like I said, Its an ooc balance thing. They were trying to balance the 'race-class' combinations, and giving worgen paladins would given them everything but shaman at the time it was implemented. (I know, they had no problem giving the trolls everything BUT paladins, but I never said it was EFFECTIVE or INTELLIGENT on Blizzard's part.)

4. Worgen have also been running around, able to bite people for like 2 decades. Not just in northern Eastern Kingdoms, but also Ashenvale, AND DUSKWOOD. And I assure you, ferals are NOT picky about who they try to snack on.

5. Contrary to what people call it, its NOT a curse. Its a druid spell that has gone out of control because instead of being fueled by a generic animal spirit like ALL of the other forms (see the old bear form quest), its fueled by a demi-god of rage and ferocity with a bone to pick with the Moon Goddess whose VERY POWER THEY USED TO TRY AND CONTROL THE FORM. (Curse of the Worgen.)

In short, Worgen paladins are not only possible, but probable. I've seen it in Roleplay, there is not a single lore justification against it.

(All lore data can be cross-referenced on wowpedia.org.)
Silvermane 3rd Oct 2014, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
Firstly Steven, the Worgen form is the result of a long extinct sect of druids taping into the wolf ancient Goldrinn against Malfurion's orders to never use the form. Malfurion knew that the form couldn't be controlled and it should have been quite obvious to druids attempting it really considering Goldrinn himself said he has trouble not going complete feral with fury himself and hes a demi-god! Furthermore Goldrinn doesn't have any bone to pick with Elune, its the druids of the pack who have a bone to pick but not with Elune but anyone who challenges them.

Secondly its considered a curse for a number of good reasons. The chief reason is that it spreads literally like a virus, those infected whether they be experianced druids or not tend to go immediately feral and become violent against anyone near them friend or foe. Worse yet the loss of sanity is perminent after a long enough time just like the original Druids, and finally even those 'cured' spend their entire lives having to control instincts which are not their own because if they give in too much, too often they risk going feral again and losing themselves perminently.
Steven Wolf 9th Oct 2014, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
In response, Yes, I'm very well aware of exactly what the worgen are, as I'm a worgen RPer on one of the most populated RP servers in Wow, and a bit of a lore whore. I wrote a "How to Worgen guide" several years ago.

However, you are incorrect. Goldrinn DID have an issue with Elune. "Before his noble sacrifice, the night elf goddess Elune was said to be disappointed in his feral insistence. It was his unwillingness to tame his savagery and bloodlust that overshadowed his noble heart. When Elune's great light illuminated the dark during the full moons, it was as if her eyes glared down upon him in judgement. His anger at her conviction caused Goldrinn to become even more bloodthirsty and indomitable than ever." (Wowpedia.org/Goldrinn, paraphrased from Curse of the Worgen.) She got pissed off at him for being a savage predator, and he got mad that she was judging him. There's animosity there.

The druids--especially Ralaar--have their own internal strife to deal with. Ralaar hates Malfurion because of the death of a close friend who COULD have used the pack form to save himself, but instead bowed to Malfurion's decree not to use the form again.

Third, its not stated directly, but if you pay attention, again, to the old Druid quests in regards to gaining your form, plus other lore areas...The shapes are granted by talking to spirits of animals who possess those shapes (like the great bear spirit that used to wander Moonglade, and give you the quest to kill Lunaclaw.) Druids of the pack got stupid. Instead of going to "generic wolf spirit" to emulate Goldrinn, they went to the source. And he gave them what they wanted. His strength, ferocity, and unwillingness to back down. Sadly, mortals + God-power always ends poorly, and if Goldrinn couldnt control his ferocity, how could a bunch of evolved Dark Trolls?

Next, it wasnt virulent and infectious until Ralaar had his dead friends mate use the "Staff of Elune" in conjunction with the Fang of Goldrinn to create the Scythe and then use those energies (A mixture of Goldrinn's power and Elunes energies) on the magic of the shapechange to allow the pack druids the ability to have rational, higher thinking and control. Instead, it went tits up. The fury increased, They went from oversized wolves to werewolves, and the magic became virulent, spreading like a disease through bodily fluids (blood, bite, etc.) And, if you read the comic, its several things are shown: 1. the original Druids of the Scythe? NOT Mindless. Ralaar talks. So do several of the others. They think. They do. They acted out on purpose. 2. Back in those days, the magic was stronger, changing most of the elves bitten instantaneously.

In addition considering something a curse doesnt make it a curse. A curse is a very specific kind of magic, deliberately twisted or set upon someone by the caster with the intent to cause harm. What you have with the worgen is an Affliction, more a magical Disease (like magical Rabies) than a Curse.

In short, please read your lore before you correct me. I've been a worgen lore whore since I stumbled across the Velinde Starsong Quests in vanilla--which also indicate feral worgen are NOT mindless and know exactly what they're doing.

Some links for your perusal, to EDUCATE yourself.

http://wowpedia.org/Goldrinn
http://wowpedia.org/Druids_of_the_Scythe
http://wowpedia.org/Pack_Form
http://wowpedia.org/Scythe_of_Elune
http://wowpedia.org/Velinde_Starsong
http://wowpedia.org/Velinde%27s_Journal
http://wowpedia.org/Denmother_Ulrica
http://wowpedia.org/Bear_Form_quest_chain
http://wowpedia.org/Worgen

Also curse of the worgen. Seriously.
Rhazagal 3rd Oct 2014, 5:22 PM edit delete reply
This whole arc has been full of AMAZING character development. I love the fact that even the adult scenes work towards the goal of developing the characters rather than just being mindless smut for its own sake.

And then some of my musings on the four points made in the description.

1. A good explanation to Paladin-Amo.
2. I agree, it is a good way to distinguish the two and juxtaposes nicely with her dark fur.
3. My (amateur) writer's opinion is that any story based on a game or some such needs to toss out most if not all "gamey" mechanics; makes for a better, more cohesive story.
4. Paladin was my first guess with Priest being a close second.
3D 3rd Oct 2014, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
Didn't think it was possible to like Amo more than I already did.
But, as usual ... :)
Ortlinde 3rd Oct 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Very awesome :D
Thwaitesy 3rd Oct 2014, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
So does this mean that with her eyes being like that she's actually ALIVE now?
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
What it means is that the DK magics within her are now completely depleted and no longer have any hold on her. Weather that makes her alive or not remains to be seen.
RJ 9th Oct 2014, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
Now that she's back to being a paladin, I guess her days of sleeping around are over (if she lives, which I hope she does. As long as being a paladin doesn't mean you have to be an extreme goody-goody all the time. She's my favorite character as she is.)
Amocin 10th Oct 2014, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Being a Paladin means being a goody-goody all the time. There are very specific rules they have to follow or they 'fall' and are unable to use any Paladin abilities.Here is something taken from the Wowpedia.

A paladin must be good and will lose all Light-given abilities if he ever willingly commits an evil act. Additionally, the paladin's code requires that he respect legitimate authority, act with honor (not lying, not cheating, not using poison and so forth), help those in need (provided they do not use their help for evil or chaotic ends), and punish those who harm or threaten innocents. While he may adventure with others from different organizations, a paladin will never knowingly associate with evil persons, nor will he continue an association with someone who consistently offends his moral code. A paladin may accept only henchmen, followers or cohorts whose intentions are good. A paladin who violates this code, becomes an ex-paladin, and loses all Light-given abilities until he atones for his violations.

Also, you could look up D&D code for paladins, and that list is what generally everybody follows.
RJ 10th Oct 2014, 1:49 AM edit delete reply
2 words. "Scarlet Crusade"
They are WAY into some dark stuff and they can still wield the light.
Goblins wield the light using only their willpower.
There are so many exceptions that I'll let my man Nobbel explain here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1GZBEGSfCo
RJ 10th Oct 2014, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
EDIT:
While I have no problem with Amo probably going back to being monogamous with her husband (which should make them both very happy) I hope the "adult" part of this comic still plays part in the story (and, yes, I'm a perv but we all are to some degree.)
The Light "abandons" no one. As Velen once said "Salvation. It waits for us all." And he's the authority on the Light.
guest somthing 3rd Oct 2014, 9:17 PM edit delete reply
I am so exited and also some what scared for amo since she is now a paladin and her carzy face. (her crazy I want to ill you expresion is what I love most) and then again for making al of us happy with a really cool story
Queenlover232 3rd Oct 2014, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
It doesn't make sense that a worgen would be a paladin. Even if she isn't from Gilneas it doesn't make sense. Also Gilnean belief's in religion are similar to other human's, just some took in Elune after the Night Elves saved them.
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
Why doesnt it make sense? For those who disagree with it, they never really say why. I would really like an answer.
Dargon 4th Oct 2014, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Dargon
Because no religion Really make's sense!
Bowahahaha!!!;-)
Guest 9th Oct 2014, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
Paladins are not "faith into religion" but are "faith into thei own beliefs" :)
barajas13 4th Oct 2014, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
barajas13
Um, I really dont get why it doesnt make sense to this guy/gal. If you try to use the curse as an excuse then explain priests to me. It would make no sense if they couldn't be priests but they can so why not paladins. The REASON they dont have paladins in game was because they walled off their city and seperated themselves from the Alliance before Uther founded the Paladins during the second war.
Guest 3rd Oct 2014, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Did Drogan know about this?
Amocin 3rd Oct 2014, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
No.
Tara 4th Oct 2014, 4:50 AM edit delete reply
Uh, just moments ago she felt extremely weak. She doesn't look weak or even slightly fatigued now. =/ Isn't she dying...?
Druidikus 8th Oct 2014, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
Maybe the power of the light stabilized her status. Maybe he live longer or her life was saved, nobody know, what ist right, except Amocin

Right?
Aetheos 8th Oct 2014, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
You're asking questions which i'm sure will be answered soon enough...right after this commercial break :P
wolf01 4th Oct 2014, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Its an angerruuu
Shayu-Wolf 4th Oct 2014, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
There's something so cute about pali Amo; I just hope she doesn't lose her devious tendency for carnage or her nosiness about perverse things x3
barajas13 4th Oct 2014, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
barajas13
uw uw uw, I hope you do a Sicha, Amo, and Ghath threesome xD with mass effect MASS EFFECT COSTUMES!!!
Starlyte 5th Oct 2014, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
I figured it was pally or war due to how she has this protective aura about her. She's playful, but also can be very defensive as shown earlier when more or less called Koutack out. Hey and I figured ret and checking the cast page and I was right.

Anyways love the comic and haveta wonder how long it took to draw the avatar? All that armor and designs gotta be alot of work. And if you wanna say would we possibly see pandas ever in here? Guessing it'd be a one off prolly or a small side character like Lapis and maybe Ashiana, though she fits with the druids title.
Van 5th Oct 2014, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Ok going to take a moment to post a comment for the first time. :) I have been reading this comic for a while (been trailing it for about a year now I think) and on top of the art being awesome (your use of expressions and simplistic cell shading style are both something that I love the best in your art), I really like the story itself. This turn of events with Amo is well played. When I saw that aura on a previous page, all I could think was "Oh man, she used to be a RET PALLY. God I hated ret pallys so much when I played my druid." I can not imagine her being anything else than a maniac with a BIG sword killing everything in sight. When I played a ret pally as an alt in WoW, it was one of the most fun classes to level because I felt so OP and used to laugh my way through some insane pulls of multiple mobs. Plus I had a guilty pleasure in chasing down and ganking druids in battlegrounds since I knew exactly how to destroy them in multiple ways. I love this change in Amo and look forward to reading where the story goes from here. Keep up the awesome work and never stop drawing. :) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!
Furpaw 5th Oct 2014, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
OK, seriously, dat paladin was so well drawn. Good job there Amocin.

dcsensai 5th Oct 2014, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
well first of all someone answer that phone......because i fucking CALLED IT.

ok now that that's over with. just because shes unarmed doesnt mean she cant kick ass. of course four abilites arent available to her. depends on her talents she could possibly still rip some shit on them with what she still has available and dead or at least stunned/repentant death knights dont really need their weapons right then do they.
FoxyWolf 6th Oct 2014, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Loving every second of this. You go girl! Also, if Drogan is the reason for this transformation, I wonder what Shai's reaction would be. I have no doubt he would be overwhelmed with joy, since they can actually do something about Amo's dream, but the fact that he was powerless to help her himself, might get a grudge against the dragon... Especially since he screwed with his wife...

I find myself speculating so much in the comic. Keep up the awesomeness!
Chalo 7th Oct 2014, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
What's a Paladin?
Amocin 7th Oct 2014, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
Google it, but in short... A holy Warrior. So Warriors who have access to holy magic and healing abilities. They are also bound by specific rules that they must abide by or they 'fall' and loose access to their holy magic.
Katsumi Ferryhill 8th Oct 2014, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
This page is funny in what it represents and gave me a great chuckle. Finally somebody who loves to go outside the norm. I specifically loved your comment about her being nothing more than a plate wearing, sword swinging, banish from hell. Cause i fully agree hehe.
Twylite Fang 8th Oct 2014, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Just wondering, Amocin, are you a guy or girl? Btw, before the thought forms in your head, it doesn't matter if you are a guy or girl in terms of the comic; a guy would have the brains to come up with a comic, and the skill to do the art, but in the same turn, a girl would have the sheer patience required to painstakingly draw every single pixel so it looks perfect when it's complete. Yeah, I came for the adult content originally, but I have to admit, if you ever went into the business of being an author of even 1 novel, you'd find it hard to get a bad rating for the story at least. You have a fanbase that waits for the next page to be released so we know what will happen next. Not even Minecraft has that; minecraft just has millions of people secretly going ape at Dinnerbone cos he hasn't updated Bukkit yet which would allow for servers to actually update to 1.8 with Bukkit-dependant plugins. And that has no set timescale. Your comic? Yeah, let's just wait until Saturday, the next page will be up by then xD

~Twylite Fang
Amocin 8th Oct 2014, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Amocin
I am a girl, though I do not believe that removes my ability to have a brain, nor skill... But thanks for the compliments anyway. I think its key to keep with consistent updates.. sure I can be a few hours late, but barring any serious issues IRL, the comic is usually done.
Dargon 8th Oct 2014, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
Dargon
Don't you just love the fandom? ;-)
Fallen 9th Oct 2014, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
Hey guys love the comic first off and second

IMHO the only "logical" reason to explain why Wargen couldn't be Pally's in game that I've seen or heard is likely due to the "nature of the beast" inherent to the Wargen , as a few pointed out they constantly struggle with their beastal nature , combine that with the rigorous , demanding , and iron grip strictness of Pally codes of conduct and rules , it's likelty that Pally's infected by the "Wargen curse" simply "fall" due to being unable to uphold their oaths and tenants of the order due to their emotional and mental instabilities , While a Priestly order though equally stringent in some orders are not universally known for governing all aspects of their brotherhoods lives , there are plenty of orders that allow their followers to have families for example while others do not , many who allow their followers to drink or eat anything while others have strict codes against alchahol or meat { or or certain meats or meat on certain days }

that being said a "fallen" paladin would not just "loose" the knowledge and power they once wielded the light just wouldn't answer them when they called upon it { except in incidents like this one where the Pally in question was truly deserving of it }

anyway just my two cents
Livinggreey 9th Oct 2014, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
IF you are mad that a worgen kan be a paladin the read the comic ashbringer. In ther a troll gets blest by the ligth, whit menas the he can IF he wantet to be a paladin.
Furfan 13th Oct 2014, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
All i could think of was. ITS RAINING MEN! Hallejulah its raining men when she raised her arms and that guy came down
Guest 9th Jan 2015, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Uh, Paladin abilities are constant and essentially whole-body. Blue post says if you retained your Paladin abilities while undead, your entire body would constantly burn like Hellfire in excruciating pain.

That one of the Four Horsemen hates his (un)life.
Amocin 9th Jan 2015, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Amocin
She isnt undead anymore, as indicated by her eyes. Though Kaitrin also said this would happen. The undead hold was disintegrating, and after it was gone, she gained access to the Holy abilities again. This does not at all mean that she was fully healed, as shown in a few pages. Her body is still broken.