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Thursday, September 16 2021 - 12:45 PM
By: Neoriceisgood

Q& A Part 9

Been a while! You know the rules, add questions for the next Q&A underneath this post.

1. "Is the reason Burk was immune to magic bullets because he wasn’t using spirit? Or is it because (as he said somehwere earlier) he’s immune to all telegraphed attacks?"


2. "Would you mind telling us which shows inspired you to create Heroland? One Punch Man, Tiger and Bunny, and others come to mind."

I would actually say my biggest inspiration was probably Hunter x Hunter? I never saw T&B and I think I had already largely settled on the base notion behind Heroland before I knew OPM had something similar. But HxH is definitely the key inspiration.

3. Does either Justopea or The Veda Project have a way to follow the mages in their "Mage Army" should they ever desert? In Justopea, does the same protocol apply for deserting (normal) soldiers and magic soldiers?

If they do, they have hidden it well so far.
Desserters get shot on sight.

4. How many people does The Empire have following Guy?

I haven't seen any? have you?

5. What's Tobi's class&level?

Just reread chapter 3 for her level, the classes can be swapped so aren't set in stone.

6. Will the story ever have a singular major antagonist?

Perhaps the antagonist is not a person but the friends we make on our journey ... or something.

7. Will any of the storylines ever end up combining/fusing together?

What if they already have but you just don't know it yet?

8. What did the Ghouls mean when they told Tobi that the Smile Games open 'new paths'?

That it'd open new passages!

9. Why does Eloy drink so much?

To stay hydrated.

10. Can Noah wish to give Ciel a separate physical body to make her stop bothering him?

Will he try it?

Will it work?

yes, he clearly doesn't want to, who knows?

11. What terms do Veda, Garth and Null use to describe Cherry's power?


12. How likely are respawned ghouls to pursue the last people who killed them?

Usually extremely likely because they were trying to kill that person to begin with.

13. Does Kimberly lose body mass when he creates slime? Can he stop producing slime or is this involuntary? Is this why he always wants to eat?


14. If Ciel uses Noah's brain together with Noah, that means she reduces "CPU time" available to Noah. Does her existence make him dumber?

No ,just more annoyed.

15. "Ciel" is a masculine noun ("le ciel"). Does that affect Ciel's gender?

Ciel is female presenting but I think the concept of gender is relatively meaningless to her.

16. Leutenant Marble gives orders to commander Halmer, whose rank is higher. How does Justopean chain of command work?

Technically Halmer ranks above Marble in isolation, but because Marble is specifically sent in to aid the Veda project per direct instructions of military command, she's in charge of the comic-relevant events. Halmer is the type of official to respect that.

17. When did Malhart start gathering orphans? If he was doing it for 30 years, are there middle-aged magic users that would come to his aid?

I hope this one is clear now!

18. What will happen to Noah if he is in someone's mind when that someone dies or is killed? Will Noah disappear without a trace? Will he reappear next to the corpse?

Is there a safe way to find out?

It's rather unclear! Let's hope for Noah he never discovers this the hard way. ;)

19. Can Mr. Kimberly turn part of his body into slime?

If so, will his body part retain their senses when in slime form?

Theoretically, can he infiltrate other people body through their digestive system with the slime?

Nopes, he's just a regular human. Magic that fundamentally changes a human's body is extremely rare.

20. How good is magic at healing? Aude seems to have a pandemonium power to quickly heal herself, but what about healing others?

Proper healing magic is extremely rare, though spirit can be used to do minor things like closing open wounds.

21. Can any of free magic users heal?

I'd not let any of them heal me if they offered.

22. Can free magic users cure Noah from clumsiness?

They're magic users, not miracle workers. lol

23. Does Noah suffer from prosopagnosia? Can free magic cure that?

It sure seems like he does, and probably not directly, no.

24. What are the limits of what free magic can do?

A mix of their imagination, spirit reserves and understanding of whatever they're trying to alter or manipulate.

25. Tobi's eyes glow blue, when she accesses menus. Noah's eyes glow green, when he observes spirit. Did I miss Burk getting red eyes?

Nope. Burk's eyes aren't that special.

26. Can Noah use spirit powers when he is inside somebody's mind?

Can he dig with spirit next time he gets inside some dumb animal?

In case the next pages don't answer that: can he get into the mind of the big 3-headed cat?

yes. yes. most likely not.

27. Have anybody ranked the 3 main characters by their popularity among readers?

Nope, I guess I could post a poll but idk how I'd get most of the fans to actually participate so it's hard to say for sure.

28. What happened to the first two Q&As? I don't see a way of getting to them. No "older items" link on the news list.

Complain to penguin lol, he never added a button to see old news posts.

29. Is there any relation between Burk and Sunny?

I - ... how do you figure there might be?

30. Does Nail work for Garrimon?

Well he seems to work for Veda in the comic!

31. Is Garrimon the source of black crystals?

Wait a little bit longer.

32. Why do members of Pompadour gang walk in such an odd way?

Peer pressure.

33. Why can't Goldman win against Silverman?

Silverman's just too damn good I guess!

34. What happens if I put something other than 3 in the "what comes next" box for leaving a comment?

Penguin once told me there's another correct answer but I forgot which.

35. Does Eloy have any singular drink of choice, or is he more of an anything and everything kind of drinker?

There's definitely one thing he's almost always drinking yeah. He's quite specific in that way.

36. Does Nail wear glasses and mask to hide having no eyes and no mouth?

Yeah sure, y'know what? Let's go with that. His skin condition is having no eyes and mouth.

37. What is Nail? Some kind of robot? Something like Three?

Oh that explains the above question!

38. Did Garrimon create him?

Garrimon sure is popular around these parts.

39. Will Malhart live?

Gotta wait for that answer!

40. Can Noah track Veda to say if she's alive or dead?

In theory, yes, in practice ... nah. The level of spirit mastery to sense something that specific is exceptionally rare, even above Malhart's level.

And there we go! Feel free to add more questions!

27574: Bored One - Thursday, September 16 2021 - 1:34 PM

If they somehow ended up in one of the dungeon's Tobi is used to, what classes would Burk and Noah choose?

27575: Tom - Thursday, September 16 2021 - 2:08 PM

What made you want to design Noah as such a 'lame' protagonist? He's clumsy, taciturn, and not curious in the least.

Great Q&A, btw.

27584: tracer - Friday, September 17 2021 - 2:31 PM

Thanks for the answers!

>> Is there any relation between Burk and Sunny?

> I - ... how do you figure there might be?

APTGG page 112: While a protagonist is doing something unlikely, said protagonist named Burk speaks of the fighting power of humanity.

APTGG page 121: Burk complains about his smarter brother, who doesn't understand him.

APTGG page 123: While a protagonist is doing something unlikely, Sunny speaks of the struggle of humanity.

And their haircut was somewhat similar.

So, what's up with them? And how much of it stayed in HoH?

27627: Bisected - Monday, September 20 2021 - 3:51 AM

Which of the three protagonists would have coped the best in either of the other two's stories?

27663: Trawling - Thursday, September 23 2021 - 2:00 AM

So was the source of magic powers always gonna be the spirits of pandemonium?

27677: giovanni - Friday, September 24 2021 - 1:32 AM

Ciel is a female name

just looks at megaman zero's Ciel

27691: Hekkin Lobs - Saturday, September 25 2021 - 2:12 PM

Which of the revealed magic users has your favorite magic?

27715: Mystik - Tuesday, September 28 2021 - 11:25 AM

I do not have a question yet, but I just want to say I enjoy how deftly you dodge some of these questions

27733: TheMegax - Wednesday, September 29 2021 - 12:42 PM

What is the favicon of this website? Some kind of trident?

27860: Stank - Wednesday, October 13 2021 - 12:34 PM

Do ghouls usually survive being decapitated , if no, was it something special about the earlier ghouls power, or was it the vat of fluid he was contained in

27962: Tor - Saturday, October 16 2021 - 1:13 AM

Would Goldmans near inpenetrable defence have protected him from someone throwing a random non-magical brick at his face? Or a crossbow bolt?

28170: TheMegax - Wednesday, October 20 2021 - 7:32 AM

For those who want to read the first 3 Q&A, here you go:

1. http://www.neorice.com/news_1557
2. http://www.neorice.com/news_1567
3. http://www.neorice.com/news_1595

28177: tracer - Thursday, October 21 2021 - 1:32 AM

Are Lost and Dark continents the same thing or not?

What other continents are there?

On what continents are Lorg, Livarall, Mage King's kingdom? To which continents do Justopean islands belong?

28491: tracer - Wednesday, November 3 2021 - 2:39 PM

What font did you use for "SCHPLAT" on page 2160?

28536: tracer - Sunday, November 7 2021 - 1:07 AM

Royal guards, Secret police and probably many other services constantly threaten with treason charges and execution people, who disagree with them. How do they manage to get anything done? Or are those just threats nobody takes seriously anymore?

28570: tracer - Tuesday, November 9 2021 - 1:42 AM

Is the black crystal mine some kind of dungeon similar to where Tobi used to work? Are black crystals a prize only the lowest level players can get?

What was Shalhila's level back then? 1? 2?

28656: someone - Saturday, November 13 2021 - 6:01 AM

Thanks TheMegax for those links.

Pretty funny to see Malhart was described as not being a giant. Technically true in the context of that question (he's not building-sized) but he did end up being rather taller than the norm.

Anyway, question: we know that "magic" is quite strictly defined (can be blocked by gold, prevented by black crystal, etc.) and that esper powers are therefore not magic. Are there other types of supernatural powers that count as neither magic nor esper powers?

28896: Bisected - Wednesday, December 1 2021 - 4:00 AM

Is Foxy the only trans character we've seen so far?

28908: Pirate-Rob - Thursday, December 2 2021 - 11:13 PM

At what page will it be safe to read APTAGG/the old comic, without any spoilers?
Also, how big is the buffer as of your answering this?

28950: someone - Tuesday, December 7 2021 - 12:02 AM

@Pirate-Rob: it's already safe, I'd think. The story didn't go very far in its first version. Tobi's story ended at leaving the elevator after some exposition from Eugene, Noah's story ended at the big Veda exposition event at the town hall (it didn't even start), and Burk's story ended at the castle of the mage-baron.

28981: Grey - Thursday, December 9 2021 - 11:03 AM

Got a question. How would someone with hardcore nightmare fetish fare at Haven right now? Like really, really hardcore one. How about whole group of them?...

29157: Mystik - Wednesday, December 22 2021 - 1:35 PM

What is stopping a free magic user from just adding more and more stacking enchantments to their gear to gain power? Do free magic effects expire after a certain amount of time?

29496: Rocky Rumbling Rascal - Wednesday, January 12 2022 - 7:20 PM

Do Malhart and Burk originate from the same place?

29595: Brownie 24128 - Saturday, January 22 2022 - 2:03 AM

Many people, including myself really love the look of the thing chernyl resides in.
While I am not in any position to make suggestions, could you make a PC background out of the scene in 2200? Maybe with the whole rooftop the group is standing on? I think that would make a lot of people happy.

30034: tracer - Wednesday, February 2 2022 - 1:34 PM

In the Smile game there's a pile of coloured cushions in the common room. Does standing or sitting on it count as multi-coloured killing floor?

30109: tracer - Monday, February 7 2022 - 1:53 AM

How did you come up with the name Chernyl?

30531: tracer - Wednesday, March 9 2022 - 5:31 AM

What are the dates of the starting pages of the 3 arcs: 2, 223 and 335?

30792: Kiithnaras - Thursday, March 24 2022 - 3:56 PM

RE: #25 - YOU TAKE THAT BACK! Burk's eyes are incredibly special and magical! Maybe...just not in the context of displaying any magical powers (other than being completely enchanting). Why else would he hide them behind his thick bangs if not to hide his full potential? : )

31349: Risk - Sunday, May 1 2022 - 12:09 AM

How long would burk be able to survive in nightmare haven?

31810: Stank - Saturday, May 28 2022 - 11:07 AM

Shalhia wasn’t really surprised that infinite was a ghoul, but rather that he had turned so fast, was it because he had been dragged to the black crystal mines that he turned into a ghoul?

31863: Stunk - Wednesday, June 1 2022 - 4:17 AM

Why is fox lady pretending to be a beastman

31922: tracer - Monday, June 6 2022 - 12:12 AM

Does the "no killing" rule apply to ghoul Infinite?

Does Levin have Fox's medicine?

32016: tracer - Sunday, June 12 2022 - 2:31 AM

How do ghouls gain experience and level up?

Do they get it only for performing tasks?

Do they get any for random murders?

Do they get any for practising their class skills?

32132: Diju - Thursday, June 16 2022 - 10:46 PM

Not really a question but could you put this there also thanks for everything and I hope you’re enjoying life. I would say love you but I don’t know if that’s appropriate so, love you.

32149: Diju - Friday, June 17 2022 - 10:41 AM

Hey can living statues be ghouls or vice versa?

32150: Diju - Friday, June 17 2022 - 10:42 AM

I think I may have mistyped just in case, can living statues be ghouls or vice versa?

32164: Dr.Death - Saturday, June 18 2022 - 8:40 AM

Between you and whole multiverse... what if I were say to you, that you are eligible to become playable character in definy-not-horror video game I am making?...

32171: tracer - Saturday, June 18 2022 - 4:21 PM

Who would win in a no-holds-barred duel (with no witnesses, allowing secret techniques):

Pirate of the Storm vs. Guy Juliet?

Three vs. Wu-cha?

Burk vs. Lina Veda?

Nail vs. a ghoul?

Malhart vs. Sunny?

32172: tracer - Saturday, June 18 2022 - 4:31 PM

How is the steam engine in Tobi's storyline organized? Why does cutting its boiler create electric sparkles?

32261: tracer - Friday, June 24 2022 - 3:29 AM

Some people ride oxen, some people ride electric undefground trains. What are the industrial levels away from Magilante?

Did some places revert to medieval level and some fare better? Which level is more common?

Can Justopea manufacture guns? What do their ships run on: wind, steam engines, diesel engimes/turbines, something better?

32290: tracer - Saturday, June 25 2022 - 2:33 PM

Justopea's ability to buy military devices from Magilante is limited, but the rest is OK, correct? What is it allowed to buy, and what does it give in exchange?

32478: Entrope - Thursday, July 7 2022 - 1:13 AM

Did you purposefully use the old sprite (aptgg) for Noah in the go to latest (top left) page or is the blond hair teasing at future events for HOH? 2022/07/07

32585: Mystik - Thursday, July 14 2022 - 12:07 PM

So, red stuff seems to be able to be produced by the empire, both in the elf dream sequence and in the Burk storyline. Is this something to do with the engine that Noah read about in the documents stolen by Felix?

32669: Mystik - Thursday, July 21 2022 - 4:06 PM

Also, in the patreon comic, it was mentioned that each beastman has a “morph” (I assume Foxs is her hair). What was the shark guy for red minds?

32678: Hapiel - Friday, July 22 2022 - 3:48 PM

How many pages are there of each story so far? It's easy to get the total count of all 3 together, but I'm curious as to how this is divided between the 3 stories!

32722: tracer - Tuesday, July 26 2022 - 2:50 PM

@Hapiel, there are separate archive pages for each of the 3 main characters. Click the name on the left, then "Archive <name>" above or below the comic. As of 2022-07-26 there are 902 pages for Burk, 937 for Noah and 703 for Tobi (not counting the empty page 954). 902 + 937 + 703 + 1 = 2543. The 6 intermission pages 441-443 and 2000-2002 are not included, but somehow the total is correct.

With the 6 intermissions counted 3 times and the empty page counted for Tobi the siterip has 906, 942 and 707 pages.

32723: tracer - Tuesday, July 26 2022 - 3:25 PM

@Hapiel, correction: archive pages have duplicate links: 179 and 1096 for Burk, 2421 for Noah, 998 and 2485 for Tobi. With 1 empty and 6 intermission this makes it 900 + 936 + 700 + 1 + 6 = 2543.

32729: tracer - Wednesday, July 27 2022 - 1:11 PM

What can you say about the animal people in Dwarf Fortress?

32984: Brownie 24128 - Tuesday, August 16 2022 - 9:40 AM

Why did the Mage Barony join Heroland? It seems like a bad deal considering how incredibly corrupt Heroland is, even without counting the whole scheme in Eddstadt.
With only two borders, complete protection of the coast trough the mage canons and the Mage King certainly being very powerful, they should be capable of defending themselves.
And should the plot in Eddstadt get exposed, would that be enough for the barony to exit Heroland?

33192: tracer - Thursday, August 25 2022 - 1:08 AM

Each time knockout gas is used in the game, do players have any means to measure the time they were out? Other than asking Three.

33479: tracer - Wednesday, September 21 2022 - 2:55 PM

Any connection between Gaz and Hollowman?

33589: soup - Thursday, September 29 2022 - 7:10 PM

what would happen if a non magical person drank a magic person's spirit doping potion

33704: tracer - Thursday, October 6 2022 - 1:47 PM

Do Noah and Noel need to face the magic to see it?

Can they perceive magic that happens behind their backs?

Is this a matter of habit and training?

33926: tracer - Saturday, October 22 2022 - 3:31 AM

What is Justopean position on espers? We know that the laws required magic users to be killed, then to join Project Veda, but do the laws make a distinction between magicians and espers?

Is Noel a criminal for being an esper of only for associating with Malhart?

34975: tracer - Friday, December 30 2022 - 1:58 AM

Those white-blue ring things floating around Ciel... When I first saw her, I assumed them to had been meant to be round and only drawn square because of low-resolution graphics limitations. By now the graphics improved, but they are still square. Why are they square?

36891: tracer - Monday, May 22 2023 - 8:41 AM

The potted plants in the House of Hero look like tridents. Are they meant to be real or imitations (like plastic)?

40565: Mott The Barber - Friday, January 26 2024 - 5:54 AM

@neorice, I love how you sometimes answer our questions in such a way that we have more questions than what we started with. It takes a level of skill and intelligence that I do not possess. Oh wait that isn't a question. Sorry for the unsolicited compliment between the Q&A questions.

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