Teen Hardin! Goodness knows we’ve waited a long time to see this specific flashback, which continues the story Dakkan started back in Chapter 2. We heard that story about as far as Dakkan could tell it, but obviously Hardin has some more insight into the situation… having been there and all that.

I don’t have too much else to expound upon this week, though! So I guess I’ll segue right into the guest art. This is a fun piece from Veigue’s ongoing fan-game that is based on a variation of the Western Deep world where humans and magic exist! This bit of menu UI shows off some fun little bits of info, along with character portraits:

There are a bunch of things I love about this piece — it definitely reminds me of the info-heavy menu screens from games like Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger (Squaresoft loved their menu screens!) but the thing I think I dig the most is that there’s a listing of every currency in the Four Kingdoms on the right! No idea how you’d balance that appropriately, but it’s a fun little bit of detail I liked.

Those character HP/MP values might need a bit of tweaking though :)

Thanks, Veigue! I love seeing your game-related artworks! It makes me want to get back to the Western Deep adventure game… though that’s certainly a story for another time.

See you all next week, and happy November!