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The Original Chapters

The Original Chapters

Postby RadioWires » Sun May 23, 2010 9:30 pm

Is there any way for us to reread the original chapters of Moonless Age? For a while they were still up on the site, with a link to them on the left of the comic, but I can't find them anywhere anymore. Not even in the archives.
I liked rereading them. They made me happy. :)
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Shanna66 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:13 am

there is a link somewhere, ive been able to find it before but im having trouble remembering where it is
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Idunyken » Mon May 24, 2010 1:41 am

I only knew of the link on the left of the pages...sorry
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby OETPT4 » Mon May 24, 2010 10:40 am

Too bad about old chapters. I used to reread them from time to time just to remember how much this comic improved over time...
At the end, there is always wayback machine, but it doesn't have all pages. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://drowtales.com
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Torrin » Mon May 24, 2010 2:18 pm

I brought this up also with no success. *crying*

OETPT4 wrote:there is always wayback machine, but it doesn't have all pages. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://drowtales.com

Thanks! I'd heard there was something like that on the internet, but didn't know where it was! *wee*
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Zickman » Fri May 28, 2010 5:50 am

Sadly most of the pages are broken. :(. What a shame, I would have love to see the original version. From what I heard it was much more explicit! :D
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby OETPT4 » Fri May 28, 2010 4:22 pm

Yeah, it's a shame.

As for the old chapters, they weren't so explicit as they were D&D-y.

I mean, for first 3 or so chapters, the setting was Menzoberranzan and Ariel was daughter of Mez'Barris Del'Armgo! This was changed in chapter 4 if I remember correctly.

Also everything was Grim-Darker. For example, Ariel captured Maya alive and sacrificed her to their goddess (can't remember if it was Lloth or Sharess at the time), or Kel'Noz's helpful item was a magical weapon instead of tracking device, female drow were all priestesses and had AD&D style snake whips, all drow nobles had levitation and a lot of other small things I can't remember at the moment.

Also comic was called Chronicle of a drow sorceress.

It definitely was a different time back then. Too bad the old chapters aren't available any more. However, now you know: If you want anti-1984 protection, go to webarchive and visit old versions of your favorite sites! If you stumble upon unarchived pages, the crawler will hopefully archive them next time it visits the site. Unfortunately, it can take years for archived data to be published.
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Shanna66 » Fri May 28, 2010 6:18 pm

they had more nudity and ariel did have sex with rik in the old chapters. other than that and the whole d&d thing there werent too many differences. the characters werent nearly as developed and ariel was pretty annoying though lol
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby punzil504 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:52 pm

I think I found some of them... you know how the 'net works... it's like trying to fully erase something from Windows ^_^

http://web.archive.org/web/200603221124 ... n=20010413

Ariel is a LOT more annoying... she's got a chip on her shoulder about how Mommy doesn't like her, but since the original setting is more Gygax/R.A.Salvatore-like than what it is "now," she's also haughty and generally a brat when it comes to males. Syphille's treatment of her in "Moonless Age" humbles her a lot more than it did in "Chronicles," and she comes out of it a lot more appealing. Moonless Age also gives her more of a challenge instead of having everything come to her easily. Yafein is kinda given the Shermy treatment (i.e. "Peanuts"), though. He actually had better character development in the original, but is a one-note coward in Moonless Age.
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Nikkoru-san » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:56 pm

punzil504 wrote:Ariel is a LOT more annoying... she's got a chip on her shoulder about how Mommy doesn't like her, but since the original setting is more Gygax/R.A.Salvatore-like than what it is "now," she's also haughty and generally a brat when it comes to males. Syphille's treatment of her in "Moonless Age" humbles her a lot more than it did in "Chronicles," and she comes out of it a lot more appealing. Moonless Age also gives her more of a challenge instead of having everything come to her easily. Yafein is kinda given the Shermy treatment (i.e. "Peanuts"), though. He actually had better character development in the original, but is a one-note coward in Moonless Age.



The thing with Ariel and the males makes sense in the old chapters though. She's been taught to believe she's better than them, so obviously it must be true. /sarcasm.

The old chapters were ok, kinda disturbed by Mel though...

The old chapter 4 is hard to find. It only has the cover and first page >.<
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Hellsion » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:15 am

I have Original chapter 4(I think).

*EDITING link*please wait one moment...EDIT 2 nevermind photo bukket is being gay, I'll try again tomorrow.

The sexy part between Rik and Ariel as you all may or may not know was in the daydream section, and so was never seen by most people and it was deleted shortly after its creation I think, too many people were BAWWing over it calling it child porn or some crap.

And yes current Ariel is much better than the old one. The old one felt like a 20 year old in a body of a 10 year old. bow pedo bow wow.*cough* But yeah for a ten year old she seemed to know too much which made is less believable. Luckily I came in around '03 and the new chapter 1 was up, so I was hooked with that one.
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Razara » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:27 pm

I LOVE the remakes, but I did like some aspects of the old chapters. They're nostalgic for me, and its fascinating to see the differences between the old and the new chapters. Though I wholly agree with Vaelia in regard to Rikshakar and Ariel's relationship. But Shimilande looked pretty with her hair down, and Drider Ariel was cool.
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Nikkoru-san » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:01 am

Hellsion wrote:I have Original chapter 4(I think).

*EDITING link*please wait one moment...EDIT 2 nevermind photo bukket is being gay, I'll try again tomorrow.

The sexy part between Rik and Ariel as you all may or may not know was in the daydream section, and so was never seen by most people and it was deleted shortly after its creation I think, too many people were BAWWing over it calling it child porn or some crap.

And yes current Ariel is much better than the old one. The old one felt like a 20 year old in a body of a 10 year old. bow pedo bow wow.*cough* But yeah for a ten year old she seemed to know too much which made is less believable. Luckily I came in around '03 and the new chapter 1 was up, so I was hooked with that one.


You do? Post it please ^_^ I see Drider Ariel on the chapter cover and I haven't seen her yet.

Upon re-reading the old chapters, I am very disturbed by Mel. Also, when in the old chapters did she reveal herself as Ariel's mother? I assume she did because the older DD chapters mention it.
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Kirik » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:42 am

Thank for sharing that link, it's first time I read 3 first original chapters, and I must say it feels like someone would throw Liriel Baenre into male school setting :P
Also Kel playing Gromph Baenre character.
But I really like this version of Ariel, she knows she's better than everyone and she shows that with her attitude, still Yafein even getting more buildup is just a trash character being Ariel male slave, nothing worth mentioning about him, so maybe it's better he got such coward treatment in remakes, it fits him now.
And males should be thankfull that Kern didn't continue it like that, in such setting their fate would be much grimmer than in current MA setting.
Also Mel is just old plain Mel, I don't know what's so disturbing about her behaviour, it's not much different how she was portrayed in current chapters.
But yeah it feels like beside character names I would be reading completely different comic than current MA tale, completely unrelated with all these AD&D Lloth terminology, which I'm glad authors gone into their original setting.
And if someone would have original chapters after chapter 3 before remakes were applied, maybe he/she could share them just for reference.
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Re: The Original Chapters

Postby Hellsion » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:46 pm

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