Echoes Through Time – Page 161: “Where You Put It”

Cloaca: it's both a vagina AND an anus!

Cloaca: it’s both a vagina AND an anus!

The jabs about Cru’s ignorance of Sapphira’s true form keep rolling from page 160 in this latest installment of Cru the Dwarf.

Sorry that this comic update is about a month overdue. In addition to real world responsibilities keeping me busy, my video card continues to give me trouble off-and-on, and to make matters worse the hard drive I use for storing data (like the various WoW installations I use for comic creation) died on me. She served me well for about 6 years of constantly running but I knew this day was coming soon after running some SMART tests a few months back. I bought a replacement drive and luckily I had the old one backed up with a disk image, so I didn’t lose anything and the transition was somewhat simple.

Now all I have to do is replace my video card and I should be set until I can upgrade the rest of my PC with newer, faster hardware since she’s going on about five years of age now.

Echoes Through Time – Page 160: “Bad Advice”

Cru gives Deserous relationship advice.

Cru is a wealth of knowledge.

After some hardware issues which turned into even more issues, Cru the Dwarf is back and dwarfier than ever! Now that Deserous and Katharine have had their reunion and we’re up-to-date with that backstory, it’s time to return to the comic namesake and drink deeply from his well of wisdom regarding women. I can’t advise that you follow his relationship advice, especially if your woman is a dragon with a history of eating critters and people. Cru, however, remains oblivious to the fact he’s courting a dragoness.

Echoes Through Time – Page 159: “The New Boss”

Demons are freaky, and half-succubi are no less so.

Demons are freaky, and half-succubi are no less deviant.

If you were expecting Katharine to break down and have a tearful reunion with her long-lost husband then you’re not familiar with half-demons who hide their feelings by masking them with inventive games that you only find on special decks of cards. Seems like their meeting has attracted the attention of a couple of bystanders who have made an appearance together before. And yes, that’s a The Who reference in the last panel.


Echoes Through Time – Page 158: “Hating You”

Katharine follows Deserous into the darkness and heeds the whispers of the Old God N'Zoth

Katharine follows Deserous into the darkness and heeds the whispers of the Old God N’Zoth.

One by one the dominoes fall to the hands of forces unseen. Soon after Deserous fell under the control of the Old God so too did Katharine; giving up her humanity to embrace her demonic side inherited by her succubus mother. Driving Deathwing to madness, Deserous and Katharine into servitude, and who knows what else, it seems N’Zoth is a puppet master; pulling the strings of many powerful players on Azeroth, but to what end?

It’s been a while since the last update and I apologize for the long wait. I’ve been busy with commissions and work in general has kept me extremely busy. I’ll try to keep up with one comic update per week, two weeks tops, but don’t worry about me leaving for years again. Enjoy the latest comic update, vote for Cru the Dwarf on TWC, then go outside, eat some watermelon and enjoy the summer before it’s gone.

Echoes Through Time – Page 157: “Escape Stratholme”

"There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice." -Simon Sinek

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” -Simon Sinek

As Deserous flashbacks to his escape from the culling of Stratholme we see him in his former human life as Desmond, fleeing the city carrying ahold of his wife Katharine. After selling his soul to purge the plague from her body and taking it into his own, Desmond manages to escape the city and crawls to safety onto the river bank only to find the Old God and his new master N’Zoth awaiting to collect upon the debt of servitude incurred by the warlock in exchange for the life of his love.

What plans does the Elder God who’s responsible for driving Deathwing to madness have for Deserous, and what of Katharine’s fate after waking up alone on the riverbank outside of Stratholme? Tune in next week for these answers and more!

“Have you had the dream again? A black goat with seven eyes that watches from the outside…”

Echoes Through Time – Page 156: “Black Smoke”

When Katharine gets angry, things get broken.

When Katharine gets angry, things get broken.

Black smoke, it’s not far behind you. Hold your breath, breathe it in and it’ll blind you.

After getting a glimpse of Katharine’s anger and demonic powers Deserous indeed better have a damn good reason. I feel a flashback coming on…

Echoes Through Time – Page 155: “Hacky Sack”

Cool beans and laser beams.

Cool beans and laser beams.

That was a touching reunion, but not altogether unexpected when you vanish for almost a decade and don’t bother telling your wife that you’re still alive after saving her from certain death. Deserous better have a damn good list of reasons for why he didn’t let Katharine know his whereabouts because it looks like she’s got some magical powers of her own beyond seduction.

P.S. If you’re a fan of Deserous check out this short animation by ManiaKnight on YouTube.