I guess Parfait has her “Auto Reply to Summoning Requests” set to “Automatically Accept.” In her defense, she’s just getting her career as a professional Succubus started, and her Summoning Rolodex has like 4 names at the moment?

All those sigils that cause the candles to blow out and the wind to pick up and black smoke to pour from the edges of the circle and cackling before the flame wreathed hand breaks through the dimensional bulwark are just designed to promote theatrics. Gotta maintain the mystery and make sure the mortals continue to fear and revere the unknown and all that.

I’ve long liked the idea that most magic that happens in popular media is the result of people cobbling together ancient texts in order to cast a single spell or summon an entity and everything inevitably goes wrong – aren’t caused by malicious intent of the magic itself or the things being summoned… well, okay, sometimes it’s the fault of the things being summoned – but most of that stuff is because the people in those movies don’t really know anything about magic despite their 40 year quest to unlock its secrets. It’s like someone trying to code a computer program but all they have is snippets of code that were written in ancient Sumerian. They don’t know what each snippet is supposed to do, but if you string enough of them together, maybe you can get something to happen, even if that thing is a OS crash or it makes the USB port that connects the keyboard to the computer to stop working. But the magical script kiddies are pretty sure someone 5000 years ago used “Sumerian++” to create solid gold out of thin air and also made them irresistible to women, (ignoring the fact that having a mountain of gold is not, in and of itself, a huge turn off) so it’s worth trying, even if the last guy who tried it lost the blue channel on his monitor and also his bones were replaced with fire ants.

The July vote incentive is finally up! There was a disagreement about digitigrade and plantigrade leg configurations. What better way to resolve it than a race?

And in the Patreon variant, what better way to resolve it than a nude race? You know, to eliminate uh… wind drag I guess?



Double res version will be posted over at Patreon. Feel free to contribute as much as you like.