Christmas Special 2018 – Chapter 7, Act 3, Strip 11

Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays/ Have a Day

This year I just couldn’t let pass the opportunity to work a Christmas Special directly into the plot, since it was just too easy: Christmas features elves, Fantasy features elves, so its glaringly obvious how to work a Christmas motif into a fantasy plot, isn’t it?

Of course, on closer examination a few issues did appear. Christmas elves and Fantasy elves aren’t actually 100% the same, at least not at their most typical. ._. There’s also the issue that a typical RPG set-up requires an element of strong antagonism that’s somewhat at odds with the mood ideally associated with Christmas.

But, with a little bit of effort, it can all be made to work out, like so: Fantasy elves make great scouts, thanks to their agility, great vision and stealth. Furthermore, while most Fantasy elves are aligned good or neutral, there’s usually also always a breed of evil or dark elves. Consequently, dark elf scouts are a plausible serious threat. On the other side, Christmas elves are also usually depicted in a very positive light, but there is one exception: the Elf on the Shelf, who is known to psychologically torment and terrorize little children with his creepy and sneaky, rattish ways.

Based on that, it takes only a little bit of fudging of the lines between dark elf scouts and elf on the shelf to provide K’ip with an opportunity to spread blood, pieces of flesh and good Christmas cheer all at the same time. =D

The only slight drawback to it all was that K’ip and Si’ri effectively forfeited their Christmas presents that way…apparently, when Santa Clause receives a body back instead of a report from one of his elves, he automatically puts the people in question on his naughty list. Git. Doesn’t he know K’ip and Si’ri are legitimate heroes? >_>

More on Mon…uh, Thursday.

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