Sydney has been wanting to try this since she figured out how to do the nitrogen trick in Galytn. She just didn’t think it through all the way. She figured, change Oxygen to Nitrogen, everyone passes out, then change it back. They wake up a little dizzy, maybe have a headache, but it’s all good. What she hasn’t figured out is if she can change the air already in someone’s lungs to and fro. Probably should have tried this in the Arc-SPARQ lab.

Still. It’s not the worst tactic against, you know, really bad people. Sydney was just lucky (or possibly unlucky as the case may be) that these particular demons actually need oxygen. It’s pretty easy to imagine certain breeds of demons not really needing a lot of O2. If you’re standing knee deep in lava… honestly I have no guess as to how that would affect the atmospheric composition – besides probably a shitload of ash and little crystalized bits of rock that would fuck up a normal human’s lungs. Well, a normal human that’s immune to insane temperatures, but not immune to inhaling powdered obsidian. I would guess that 5 feet above a lake of lava, there would be… slightly less oxygen? It’s not like the heat would fuck up the O2. I think other gasses would just be added to the mix and the percentage of O2 would drop proportionally. Molten limestone would give off a shitload of Co2 for example, and that would make it harder for Heat Ignoring Man to breathe.

Of course, I write and draw this page, then 3 days later as I’m posting it, I see on the news that Alabama JUST approved Nitrogen Narcosis as a form of execution.

You know, I’m against state sponsored death penalty, not because some people don’t really deserve to die – I just really don’t trust that the state will handle prosecution and evidence correctly. The number of wrongfully convicted people over the years should make any reasonable person hesitant to grant the government that power. (Also, some non-extradition-to-the-US countries are non-extradition because we have capital punishment) – BUT, all that aside, I know a lot of people object to it because the lethal injection method has never been proven to be humane, and that’s why part of the cocktail is a paralytic, blah blah blah. Well, I’ve always wondered, if you want to kill someone painlessly, honestly, how hard would it be to just rig up like 100 double barreled sawed-off shotguns and rig them all to go off at the same time? Kind of going all in on the Firing Squad concept. Call it the Red Mist method. Or just a small room with 45 claymores all facing inward? That’d be even more sure-fire. Even if they didn’t all go off at the exactly same time, I imagine once one of them went off… the rest of them would probably go off. Granted, as close to painless as those methods might be, I’m not sure that anything where the cleanup involves opening a sluice gate and turning a hose on an area is strictly humane.

Of course, this is all happening in the comic long before Alabama decided to out whippicide, so Sydney will likely avoid some new team nickname like The Alabama Strangler, though this move might eventually get named The Dixie Chokehold.

Oh, and FYI, since it’s not windy today, Sydney just turned a dome of air into Nitrogen, and since it’s the same temperature as it was, it’s not blowing around and mixing any faster than air normally would, so Harem’s fine where she is for a few more minutes.

The new vote incentive is up! Crimson and Scarlett have a present for Ingsol!

It’s them, they’re the present. They’ve decided that “Sire-versaries” are a thing and Ingsol has to be convinced this is a good idea each time. Everyone thinks his pair of names-that-are-synonyms-with-red sirelings who are both women and who were both turned in that age range that ensure peak hotness means he’s a dirty old man, but he actually isn’t. It just worked out that way. And don’t forget that while it looks like there’s a 25 year age gap between the girls and him, it’s actually much worse, as he is 700 years old, while Scarlett is something like 180 and Crimson is only 40. But at the same time it’s meaningless as they were both fully adults when they got turned, so it’s all copacetic.

As usual, Patreon has the pair of them in various states of undress.

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