In case you don’t recall, Detla was duped into joining Lapha’s band of mercenaries when she tried to abduct Maxima the first time. At least that’s her story, but despite a slightly creepy sounding race name, Dabbler thinks Stygans are usually pretty much on the level, so Max allowed Detla to join the team for some interstellar cross training. In return, Detla promised not to break any laws while working with the team, which is why she’s asking permission before determining if Lapha’s bioroid has the “earthworm” mod installed.

I’m sure the list of offences you could hit Lapha and her crew with could be basically just about endless. There’s no official quarantine protocol involving aliens coming to America quite yet. That’s something being worked on with negotiations with alien officials. Even so, recklessly potentially introducing new and exciting viruses and bacteriumazoids to Earth is something that the locals could take serious umbrage to. Similarly, bringing crazy alien technology to Earth and possibly leaving it laying around Times Square after an extended brawl, especially if you’re rude enough to not offer schematics to the local government, is another thing some officials could probably use to find something to charge you with. Just revealing that aliens exist to an unsuspecting population is probably worthy of a Fomenting Unrest, or an Inciting Violence. I don’t know if Causing Existential Dread or Making People Question their Religion Convictions are crimes, but let’s not underestimate the ability of humans to be dicks when they’re finally faced with the fact that we’re not be alone. Sure, the people at the tippy top in the Grrl-verse would already be in the know, but that wouldn’t prevent some ambitious mayor/governor/police chief who isn’t read in from causing endless trouble on his newfound platform of leveraging fear for personal gain.

Rising Tides Cover

Marion G. Harmon of “Wearing the Cape” fame has the first book in a new series out, Rising Tides (Capes Book 1). It’s set in the WtC universe, but stars a new hero, and builds on the setting established in the original WtC books. I haven’t read it yet myself, as it just came out a week before this page went up and I’m finishing up another series first, which I may or may not recommend. It’s good, but I don’t know if it’s like, recommend good. But I’ve always enjoyed Harmon’s books, so he gets a sight unseen thumbs up from me.


WtC RPGSpeaking of Wearing the Cape, you guys should know there’s a WtC tabletop RPG based on the FATE system. Thanks to Sydney’s crossover in the WtC books, (Well, the one book that was specifically about crossover stuff), there’s also an ARCHON supplement to the WtC game that translates the team’s stats to the FATE system. It’s also amusing, IMO, because it’s written like an Intelligence brief on the Archon team from the perspective of someone from the WtC universe, and as we didn’t do the lame thing where power levels are normalized when crossovers happen, their consensus is to generally not mess with Dimension 973b (or wherever the Grrl-verse is located.)

The new vote incentive is up!

Every so often I get the urge to try and draw Maxima all properly shiny, and this… isn’t my favorite attempt if I’m honest. I’ve been sitting on this for a little while doing little tweaks, and decided to finally publish it cause I’m already behind on these. The next one will (almost definitely) resume the trend of including a little mini comic to extend the scene a bit.

As usual, Patreon has some outfit variations as well as sans flagrante.

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