Cartoons Archive | 6/21/2013
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Slave Pits of the Undercity
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Jason Thompson

The premium edition reprint of Against the Slave Lords has released! And in great celebration of the A-series of adventures, we'd like to offer the following cartoon—considering the Slave Pits of the Undercity!


Slave Pits of the Undercity

F or several years, organized bands of pirates and slavers have made a living by raiding the coastal towns on the Sea of Gearnat. Ranging from Onnwal to the Wild Coast, they have descended quickly and ruthlessly on the small towns and villages, and carried off innocent citizens into the night. Although these marauders were not approved of by the lords and rulers of the lands they raided, they were allowed to continue their depredations. Feuding amongst the lords and lack of funds prevented all but an occasional naval battle with the villains and the slow fortification of towns. Bribery was often a more effective method of protecting one’s lands from the incursions of these avaricious sea-wolves.

Recently, the slavers’ attacks have become more frequent and vicious. Believing their prey to be weak and helpless, the raiders have burnt entire villages and pulled down the walls of towns. Women, children, and whole families have disappeared; and though bribes are accepted, the agreements are ignored. Vast tracts of coastline have been reduced to ashes, left barren except for packs of wild dogs.

The local lords have finally become determined to take action, forgetting their petty squabbles to unite against the marauders of the yellow sails…

Click the strip below, for a larger view.

About the Artist

Jason Thompson (@mockman) is the creator of the graphic novel series King of RPGs (www.kingofrpgs.com) with artist Victor Hao. He also writes about manga for Anime News Network and Otaku USA magazine, and draws comics based on H.P. Lovecraft stories at www.mockman.com.

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