Digital The Dawn of Two Suns (A Starbound Comic)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Absurdisan, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Absurdisan

    Absurdisan Phantasmal Quasar

    NOTE: This is a choose-your-own-adventure style comic – instructions are at the bottom of the post.

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    Ankaa and Corvus were the husband-and-wife leaders of a bandit group they named The Twin Suns – which admittedly was a bit narcissistic considering they were both Novakids, beings literally made of sun-stuff. They expanded their group and raided notable, high-value targets such as Miniknog supply shipments and the odd Hylotl art museum, gaining notoriety and members of various races across various galaxies. They would try to stay out of the public eye as much as possible, letting random lieutenants and subordinates be the public face of The Twin Suns so as not to draw attention to themselves. And things were pretty good.

    However, Ankaa grew tired of thieving and heisting and other banditty verbs, and upon discussing it with Corvus they decided to try and make a go of the honest life, free from crime and its associated dangers and not-niceties. Now this did not go over too well with the aforementioned subordinates, seeing as these two Novakids knew the names and faces of many, many, many bandits, and they were somewhat unwilling to take these two lynchpins of intergalactic crime at their word that no one would be outed. At a weekly financial review (they ran a very well-managed operation), Corvus was taken unawares and knocked unconscious, and before Ankaa could do anything to retaliate the world went black she swore to herself as she hit the floor.


    The sand was itchy as all hell, and the sun was uncomfortably hot. Hang on – sand? Sun? Ankaa sat up and realised she wasn’t dead. She did however have a nasty pain in her head, presumably where she was clobbered into unconsciousness.


    Looking around Ankaa saw sand. A lot of sand. In fact, all she saw was sand followed by more sand and then a bit more sand. She quickly decided that this was a desert. She then decided that she hated deserts – nothing but itchy, pain-in-the-arse sand and a sun that would not quit.

    She was cursing whatever geological processes brought about the creation of this particular desert when she noticed a couple of things that weren’t sand.


    What a stroke of luck! It looks like her former bandit cohorts had exiled her to this hellish desert with her flask and Corvus’ laser pistol. She got up and dusted all the sand off that she could, but that never really works does it? You can never get sand off you. You just have to drive past a beach and suddenly you have sand everywhere.

    Deciding she was also starting to hate beaches, Ankaa picked up the flask and pistol.


    Empty. She knew there wouldn’t have been water in that flask, instead preferring to carry a fine distilled whiskey on her person, and that just frustrated her more. That was expensive whiskey. Had those bandit bastards drank it or just thrown it away? She could understand them drinking it, but throwing away such a fine beverage was nigh-on inexcusable. They probably ditched it down a sink, those idiots.

    Oh right, she should probably check the gun.


    Double-damn. The battery was nearly empty, which meant it was good for maybe a handful of shots before it crapped out altogether. How long had she been out here? Either the flight here took a good while or she’d been laying out in this star-forsaken sand for ages, because Corvus always kept his pistol charged, or at least had a spare with hi-

    Wait. CORVUS!

    Corvus had been ambushed as well! Where had those imbeciles thrown him? If they had done anything to him at all, oooooh she would have such sweet vengeance. She would not rest until she found her beloved orange boobly-boo, wherever he may-



    I wasn't sure whether to put this in fanart or fan fiction, but here we are - and now it’s your turn, my wonderful readers! This is a choose-your-own-adventure style comic in the vein of Prequel or Homestuck, but set in the Starbound universe that we all know and love – so what should Ankaa do now? How should she try to wake Corvus, and what should they do next? Get your suggestions down in this forum and I’ll pick up on the ones I like the most, quoting your forum name and your suggestion. So get to it – Ankaa and Corvus’ journey is only just beginning! Hopefully it involves less sand in the future.

    This is also being run over at my website - - so feel free to go there and post your suggestions too! Happy writing!
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  2. Mikhaos

    Mikhaos Pangalactic Porcupine

    ==>Poke at him with the laser pistol, that's always a good idea right?
  3. MouseyRouse

    MouseyRouse Void-Bound Voyager

    ==> Shoot a round in the air, try to wake him with it.
  4. Elate

    Elate Spaceman Spiff

    ==> Bury them in the sand.
  5. jpmrocks

    jpmrocks Phantasmal Quasar

    ==>Shoot the ground near him a few times.
  6. Absurdisan

    Absurdisan Phantasmal Quasar

    Loving the suggestions so far guys :D I'll hopefully have the next installment up next weekend, so there's still time to get some more ideas in, and don't worry about posting more than one suggestion - any and all are welcome, no matter how bizarre!
  7. Anris

    Anris Phantasmal Quasar

    Kick him in the ass and tell him to wake up because there's shit to kill
    Then have one climb on the others back to get a better view,
    Finally decide which way to go with rock-paper-scissors.
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  8. 64legos

    64legos Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    ==> Slap him silly.
    Also, it would be a good idea to find/make some clothes. The last thing you'll need is a Hylotl preaching about modesty in your face.
  9. Alaster

    Alaster Orbital Explorer

    Fall face first into the sand next to him and take a nap.
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  10. Absurdisan

    Absurdisan Phantasmal Quasar

    One last-minute call for suggestions, as I'm going to be out this evening and will start work on this when I get back on Saturday!

    Also apologies if this is deemed inappropriate self-bumping, just trying to get people involved as without you guys this would be a very boring comic.
  11. Absurdisan

    Absurdisan Phantasmal Quasar


    Well, Corvus is finally awake! Hooray! But what now? Once again, it's up to you guys to decide what our intrepid duo get up to next - will they wander the desert aimlessly? Will they look for landmarks? Will they sit tight and await rescue? Get on it!
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  12. 64legos

    64legos Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Haha, that's gonna be awkward to explain to him. That aside, since you woke up in the middle of nowhere, it isn't likely that help will come.

    ==> Wander aimlessly until you see something of interest.
  13. Mikhaos

    Mikhaos Pangalactic Porcupine

    ==> Gaze into the seemingly endless sand, see if you can make out any discernible landmarks. Like temples for example. Perfectly generic, hopefully non-avian temples.
  14. ProjectRay12

    ProjectRay12 Phantasmal Quasar

    ==> Ask Corvus why the rum is gone.
  15. Yongzhi2000

    Yongzhi2000 Heliosphere

    ==> ask Corvus about any possible way to recharge the pistol( e.g solar power)
  16. Adam05PL

    Adam05PL Pangalactic Porcupine

    ==> Talk about what should we do
  17. Xentonic

    Xentonic Subatomic Cosmonaut

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  18. Alaster

    Alaster Orbital Explorer

    ==> Corvus, start freaking out. Ankaa, slap him again.
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  19. Flocorporation

    Flocorporation Phantasmal Quasar

    ==> Ask Corvus why they are naked, where's are theirs cloths.
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  20. Absurdisan

    Absurdisan Phantasmal Quasar

    A damn good question, and I swear they'll get clothes soon! Can't have them running around in the buff the whole time!
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