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2012-12-24 00:18:09 
Now this gonna be awkward for Max... I mean, Spooky is grandfather (or great-grandfather?) of Ruby, right? Been following your comic for a few days (catching up from the start,etc), gonna say that it's really interesting. Keep up the good work guys!
Foxx Trotter
2012-12-24 00:28:15 
Michael Pyrenees is Ruby's grandfather. Jacob Roderick, as far as I know to this point, never married nor has any children.
2012-12-24 03:07:06 
You never know, it's been made pretty damn clear that he was exceptionally friendly with the queen. That, and the comic never mentions Moraine's husband. Or if she ever had one. Just saying.
Foxx Trotter
2012-12-24 10:36:27 
I believe you forgot that Queen Moraine has a grandson...Prince Matthew. Her son and daughter-in-law were killed in 1998 if you look back to Prologue Issue #3 in the Archives. Since Prince Matthew is a mouse like herself, it's quite obvious that she was married to another mouse. I would assume that he most likely either passed away or was killed sometime before 1998 although nothing is mentioned as of yet.
2012-12-24 18:09:39 
I'm not forgetting about the grandson. He's a big reason why Hunter's in the fae realm now. I'm just saying, they never show hybrid creatures in the comic. So what if a male and female of two seperate species got together? The most dominant genes would rise to the surface. Mouse genes, in this case, would create a mouse child despite the father being of a different heritage. Hound, in this case.
HEX the Dark
2012-12-27 08:15:56 
I think it's like this: the child is the species of the fitting sex of the parent. Aka, a male mouse gets mouse-sons, a hound-mother get's female hounds (but male mice, if the father is a mouse). At least, that's what I remember.
2012-12-28 11:36:48 
That's how it works in a lot of other furry comics, but has it ever been brought up in the CN:H universe? I don't remember anyone being a species hybrid, or the issue being mentioned, anywhere in CN:H thus far, and while there are cameos with DMFA and a few other big-name furry comics in the early issues, it's never made explicit whether CN:H shares a universe with those series or not.
HEX the Dark
2012-12-29 13:18:07 
It doesn't ^^ They were cameos, nothing more. And like I said, that's how I remember it. I think it was explained like this in earlier comments.
2012-12-29 23:25:38 
The only mention of it that I have seen was in the Astoria arc where Cedric wonders aloud while taunting Ruby and Max regarding what would happen if one "mated a mouse with a hound". So, at least in Astoria, it apparently isn't a common thing to happen.
HEX the Dark
2012-12-30 08:18:47 
I think that's when it was explained, yes. In Astoria the problem is more, the hounds are the nobles and don't socialize with common folks much.
2012-12-28 11:40:35 
IF she had an affair with Roderick, it's doubtful there were children. Not only would such a thing be EXTREMELY frowned upon during the mid-20th-century, *especially* from royalty, *especially* from a woman, she also has magic. She could make sure there were no children. Plus, isn't Moraine a good deal younger than Spooky? In the prequel, she looks maybe 15, tops. Ugh.
2012-12-28 12:30:23 
I've been staying out of this conversation so you guys can enjoy discussing ideas, but I do want to clarify one thing. No, Moraine was not a minor in the Prologue. She was nineteen. Also, Roderick was in his mid-twenties. I don't write romantic interactions like what's being implied between adults and minors. Just... no.
2012-12-24 03:01:22 
No offense, but I totally saw this coming. MONTHS back I thought to myself "Spooky's in the fae realm". But still, I LOVE how you re-introduced him. Also, he looks a LOT more like a badass now then he did since you last drew him.
2012-12-25 22:02:03 
Uh... considering I mentioned the possibility of him going through a fey gate back in Issue 11, I should hope so.
2012-12-28 11:38:02 
I had a hunch, but wasn't sure (I didn't read the comments until fairly recently). I knew he wasn't dead, though, because you don't mention a mysterious disappearance in fiction without that character coming back. In real life, sure, but never in fiction, especially when magic is involved. :)
2012-12-24 03:39:48 
Squeeeee! The return of Spooky! I love this guy, and not only because his last name is my first name. Nope, that doesn't affect things at all.
2012-12-24 05:52:44 
Hera Ledro
2012-12-24 08:04:46 
Haven't commented in a while, but given Roderick here I figured I would. Just that line of his and the insistence behind the words and's very jarring given the Spooky we all know from the prequel strips. It just goes to show how the Fae realm can change you. I shudder to think about all the stuff he's been through there.
2012-12-24 09:25:07 
Very nicely done. While there might be marks we can't see Rodrick doesn't appear to be carrying scares like Ruby's father
2012-12-24 10:32:55 
Mortals do not age in Fae. I'd like to think these are children of the Agents, born in Fae, but we all know the truth: the Fae have always stolen children. These are ones that Spooky have rescued.
Scotty K
2012-12-25 10:52:18 
Mind blown!
2012-12-25 14:00:26 
Yay, name-magic ^^. One of my favorite aspects of the sidhe.
2012-12-28 21:02:38 
These pages look great, Darc! And YAY Roderick! I admit I'm a little surprised that Hunter is so shocked. The name "Spooky" has been brought up at least once since he's been there, and he knows who "Spooky" was, and that there is no aging in the fey realm. Or is it just the shock of actually meeting the founder of RCSI that has taken him off-guard?
2012-12-29 07:41:35 
Thanks. :D It's the shock. He knows Spooky's around, he just didn't expect to enter a tent and come face to face with a living legend.