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Eternity Complex is the story about a girl called Fae, the people she meets, and the adventure she has as she tries to figure out why she's been whisked away to a mystifying and often frightening new world.

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1st Feb 2016, 9:30 AM in Chapter15
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zartala
I hope that the "splash" effect is noticeable in the first panel.

Just how clueless is Fae anyway? Find out next update.

Astor_fanart_dump__by_memoriacaelestie-d9oucjw Lots of amazing things have happened since the last update! First up is this super duper, awesome portrait of Astor by Memoria Caelestie of Diexemor. Astor is featured along with characters from Fire in the belly, Blackgate, and Paradox. I'm honored that Memoria featured Astor alongside a bunch of great characters!

The additional amazing news is that I'll be studying abroad this summer! For anyone who doesn't know, I'm currently working towards a BS in geology and one of the requirements is completing 2 different field camps. I completed one this past summer when I went out to the middle of nowhere USA for a few weeks in May/June and I'll be doing another one this upcoming summer. I've been accepted into two different camps and while I only need to attend one, I'm going to try and attend both for the experience (my only outdoor experience was this past summer, I don't come from a family of campers). They both require international travel, so updates are going to be all sorts of weird while I'm out of town. But both camps may actually increase my chances of studying volcanoes for a living which would be over 9,000 levels of awesome! Being an astronaut is about the only thing that would be better ... and with the amount of volcanic activity in the solar system astronaut is still a possibility! Astronaut was my dream job growing up and for a while there I didn't think it was something I would ever get to do (long story) so the renewed possibility is just ridiculously amazing! XD

In other news, I'm taking part in a support grid motivator. How it works is that you take a place on someone's grid and as they finish pages/illustrations/pretty-art they check off boxes. When the box with your name on it is reached, you give the artist a gift for making it that far. My grid can be found here, if you are interested in taking a spot on it. With all the exciting things coming my way, I could use the extra motivation to keep focused. I've been randomly dancing around my apartment, not getting things done a little too much recently.
User comments:
azureXtwilight edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
I love the teeny tiny Bjorn peeking from below at the first panel XD
MadJak91 edit delete reply
MadJak91
Haha, wanted to say this as well :D
His short height is a cool running joke.
zartala edit delete reply
zartala
XD Who doesn't love teeny tiny Bjorn! XD
MadJak91 edit delete reply
MadJak91
Does the gem amplify Aquatians' magic power?
And I cannot blame Fae. OK, well she should be picking up stuff at this point but still :D
I would probably remain clueless myself until returning home.

Yay! Good luck with your school!
I hope geology does better over there but mentioning volcanos sounds like serious business :D
zartala edit delete reply
zartala
It'll amplify the powers of any mortal born with demi based magical abilities. Bjorn and Marie would both get an additional magic boost if they held onto that gem in addition to the ones they've already been gifted. However, there's diminishing returns on the amplification. After possession of 3 gems/keys there's little point to possessing more.

The keys don't work on demis, spirit based magic, and hopes. Fae has been led to believe that they can help her with her abilities but it is just a placebo (though Fae's almost fully aware of that at this point). Enya is the only one that actually knows all of this, though. Everyone else's understanding is filtered through historical accounts and they think that the keys will amplify everyone's magic equally (Except Adrik knows they don't work on him, either. He just doesn't know why.).

I'm always so tempted to say that Fae isn't very bright but I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't be overwhelmed by what she's going through. Everything is so new to her and she's purposefully not been given enough down time to be able to process what all exactly is going on. Enya typically keeps a pretty tight leash... tough Enya's out of the picture right now...

And thanks so much! Volcanoes are super serious business but they're super fun, too!
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Spelledeg
I love Marie so much, and Fae looks so utterly bummed. Also congratulations! :D That's awesome that you have the chance to get up close and personal with volcanoes. *U*

I'm just so excited to see where this goes, time to see what Enya knowing all that she does will do in regards to plot.
zartala edit delete reply
zartala
Thanks! I'm sooooo looking forward to a summer full of volcanoes! XD

Glad you're looking forward to what comes next! There's so much stuff coming up that I can't wait to show. I just wish I was able to update faster.