Alone, Jenna takes on a contract to save a village from bandits!
This is a "special" entry as it was inspired by an upcoming video game. Originally, this story was its own separate thing, with a very unique art style and format from my other comics,. It was then to be published on my Drunna's Den Blog rather than the Dark Ascension Blog. I had the idea later to tie this standalone story back to Jenny's main story.
Usually there is a good month between the release of each of the Dark Ascension Chapters. This entry (Chapter 9, Part 1) is released less than a week from the previous Chapter 8 of Dark Ascension release ( you may read more about why this was released early below). If you missed it, here is the link to the previous chapter: Dark Ascension Horizon: Chapter 8
Background Origin for this "Different" Comic
After watching Playstation's State of Play video for "Ghost of Tsushima" back in June, I was inspired to reactivate my samurai mods on Skyrim! I created a brand new worldspace, stuck Aspen trees everywhere, and starting taking screenshots. Eventually the screenshots lead to doing a comic storyline with a Samurai feel. The original samurai inspired part of the story was completed well before I had finished Chapter 8 with the intention of releasing the comic the morning of July 17 to celebrate "Ghosts of Tsushima" release on the PS4.
This entry was given a SPECIAL event title as originally the comic was its own separate thing and was to be published on the Drunna's Den Blog rather than the Dark Ascension Blog. It wasn't until around 2AM on the 17th, while playing "Ghost of Tsushima," that I had the idea to tie the standalone back into Jenny's main story. I figured it would also add an extended reprieve for Jenny from her ordeal at the beginning of Chapter 8 and gives her some time before the events in Parts 2 and 3 of Chapter 9 hit Jenny.
So, the comic release was delayed as I wrote and created new screenshots over the weekend. The original ended within one page from what you see that had the villagers thanking Jenny in their special, but very straightforward way. I extended that scene to something (in my opinion) a bit different and "interesting." Don't worry - it is very, VERY clear which part of the comic was the original, and which parts of the comic were the recently added parts!
Here is a link to the Playstation State of Play for "Ghost of Tsushima" if you are curious:
And just for fun, here is a clip from “Harakiri” one of the many samurai movies that helped with the inspiration for my unique chapter
Dark Ascension: Horizon, Book 2
Dark Ascension, Book 1
Dark Ascension, Initiates' Tales
-From the Drunna’s Den Blog-