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EDIT: Chapter Six has started!
The first page is available on Patreon (link above!)


It will be posted on DA starting next Saturday!
Stay tuned for an important poll to decide the comics' schedule!


Chakra!

GASP! SHOCK! SURPRISE!

Said nobody ever lol.

Hundreds of you guys saw this coming from a mile away, and to be honest, I'm pretty sure someone in the story saw it coming too ;) More on that in a few weeks.
But here we go, one more chapter of Chakra finished, only one more to go.

Man, what a ride this has been. Probably one of my favorite chapters to make, if not my top favorite at the moment. I've had this scene planned for literally ten years and it feels so good to get to this point at last.
And you guys played a huge part in this, thanks to your amazing support. Your help, especially on Patreon, is one of the reasons I was able to leave my job and work on my art full time, and I can't thank you enough for that.

Now, I'd like to take a minute to address the elephant in the room! About a year ago now, when we passed our $250 goal on Patreon, I made a poll asking which comic you wanted to be drawn weekly, Chakra or Africa. Up to this point, I've been updating Chakra every week, and Africa bi-monthly, however a large portion of you requested that it be the other way around, with Africa weekly and Chakra once every two months.

I haven't forgotten I promise, but I really wanted to get this chapter done before implementing the change, because I was having so much fun with it :)

Still, now that it's over, and the story is at its climax AND there is only one chapter remaining before Chakra is finished for good, would you guys still like me to swap the schedule?
I've asked the very same thing on Patreon, and I got mixed responses. A number of you wanted me to stay true to the poll, which is very reasonable, while a few others are curious about how Chakra will wrap up and would like it to be completed first.
What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

In the meantime, enjoy this page!

Chakra will be taking a (well-deserved I hope!) one-month break to allow me to prepare for the upcoming chapter. Thank you for understanding!

Enjoy!


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Several hours.
Characters and art (c) :iconarven92:

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:iconheyyew:
HeyYew Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks less wounded than he did in the future pages. Curious~
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:iconmaxdragonxx:
MaxdragonxX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
...
who is that again?
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:iconrakausthewolf:
rakausthewolf Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Student Digital Artist
ive realised kuma here looks kinda like the rail mail u can buy in shovel knight spectre of torment. maybe its cause i replayed it, but to me kuma is kinda like donovan before he becomes spectre knight, and then he gets possessed, becomes spectre knight and buys the rail mail from manny :p  
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:iconimpious-imp:
Impious-Imp Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
Your wolves are too cute.
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:iconraynethewolf108:
RayneTheWolf108 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Can someone explain this to me? I am very confused
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:iconmiladypearl:
MiladyPearl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Student General Artist
I think that jackal is actually dead and he was the kuma's body puppet so it's mean Kuma joins the dark side and he is a zodiac demons now
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:iconraynethewolf108:
RayneTheWolf108 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooo..... thank you
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:iconvally2003:
Vally2003 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet that on the next cover there will be Kuma
AAAAH CAN'T WAIT
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:iconwingsoffire1534:
wingsoffire1534 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh I didn’t see this coming at all
(being serious)
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:iconundertaletrasha:
Undertaletrasha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Page 381...
I have so much fucking catching up to do.
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:iconihmislehma:
Ihmislehma Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I ar very confused.
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:iconaccaliafox:
AccaliaFox Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So the demon that was possessing Jackal possessed Kuma after stabbing him, turning him grey too, and then Kuma returned to the demons and had them attack Jackal? I'm saying this cus of the scars Jackal had was probably made by the demons (the page before this that one demon said "we didn't know jackal was your friend!") and because when we see Jackal collapsing we see the purple aura transferring from him to Kuma.

 It's gonna be one of those scenes where the friend is trying to kill you but is actually possessed by a demon so you gotta snap him out of it?
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:icondreamv1rus:
DreamV1rus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Any one else think that looks sorta like a nundus?
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:icondreamv1rus:
DreamV1rus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nundu*
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:iconmaximwolf:
MaximWolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student General Artist
dark Kuma
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:iconkarmakat01:
Karmakat01 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
didn't see that LAST WEEK? lol
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:iconairena14:
Airena14 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Omgggg! I swear you make stuff more interesting each chapter °0°
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:icongarrus368:
garrus368 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019
i knew that he can be dead xD

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:iconpatilee:
PatiLee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019
:iconohnoesohplz: I has happened! Arven ran out of brown crayon for Kuma!
We are doomed! I has been foretold!
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:iconairena14:
Airena14 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol XD
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:iconrenhob27:
renhob27 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Beutiful artwork like usual. 

I like how you have draw their expression. Awsome comic, great characters and impressive scenario. 

If I don't have wish you earlier, I wish you a Happy New Year, my friend. 

I know, I'm pretty much later, but you know better later than too late. 
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:iconattack-at-dawn:
Attack-At-Dawn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so used to realistic and logical comics, I forget just how fantastical this comic is. It's to the point I did not see this coming at all iOS Tears Of Joy Emoji Button (3/???) 
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:iconrinworks:
Rinworks Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would suggest finishing the comic that is closest to completion (Chakra) because you can give your other projects focus once its finished. It'll clear up your schedule and you can manage it all better.
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:icontoshirotheknightwolf:
ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
*raptor screech.* WHAT THE WHAT?!?!?!?!?!
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:iconendlesshunter:
Endlesshunter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooh exciting!
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:iconaioros-sama:
Aioros-sama Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Here's an idea. Why not post one page of Chakra one week, and Africa the next, then Chakra again, and so on? That way, both mangas would get treated equally and fans of both can be content. Neither would get kinda pushed to the Background because of a long wait between posts.

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Jamisjon Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2019
I hope In the final chapter the heroes find a way to save Kumi and Ryu and still defeat Steel once and for all. Also, the ship wars! Who’s going to end up with who!?
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:iconkunikoflowercactus:
KunikoFlowerCactus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019
Oh lord, here comes Edge lord Bear. Careful now, you'll cut yourself on all that Edge. 
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:icondarknessinferno15:
DarknessInferno15 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Not gunna lie, I saw this coming ever since the body possession thing was mentioned.
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:iconjasmineawsomepets123:
Jasmineawsomepets123 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait I’m so confused on what just happened on this page
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:iconbazil3282:
Bazil3282 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
It just turned out that Jackal was merely a meat puppet all this time, and the daemon our heroes were warned about has just taken the form of Kuma (courtesy of Kuma being stabbed by the sword, and then gradually corrupted/possessed as that "gray matter" was spreading over his body).

More or less.
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:iconblue-trash:
BLUE-TRASH Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Kuma being possessed and Jackal was someone else, I'm not very sure.
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:iconlonewolficy:
LoneWolfIcy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EXORCIZAMUS TE!
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:iconlonewolficy:
LoneWolfIcy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Look at it this way: If you complete Chakra, it'll give you the opportunity to plan for other things or start a new project in place of it.
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babybrass Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I would personally prefer you finish Chakra before switching the schedule. I love Africa with all my heart but I've kind of grown up with Chakra (given that I first followed you when I was 12 and am now 18) and honestly, I just really want to see how this all goes down. Plus it seems kind of silly to get all the way into the middle of the climax and slow down then, whereas Africa is still in the process of ramping up
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:icongrumpypugs:
GrumpyPugs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019
Kuma musta come outta his butt.
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:iconlonewolficy:
LoneWolfIcy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There you go. Magic!
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:iconwingsoffire1534:
wingsoffire1534 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I’d like it to stay the same, since it’s a close to done.
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:iconvalonniles:
ValonNiles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019   Artist
I prefer Chakra and would rather that be on the same schedule it is. And poor "Kuma"...
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:iconzonesybaloney:
zonesybaloney Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
confused nick young 
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:icondomieu:
Domieu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NANI
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:iconiamsketchh:
iamSketchH Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019
I think you'd have to ask in a neutral setting (like a poll) instead of here on this page. After all, the majority of the people here are going to say "Chakra" since they're tuning in mostly (if not exclusively), for Chakra.

Meanwhile, those who tune in almost (if not) exclusively for Africa, and who voted to see more Africa in the last poll won't see this. I, personally still prefer to have more updates of Africa. I like this, but I subscribed for the other. Even though I subscribed 5 years ago, it still feels like the story hasn't progressed much at all, all things considered. 

Of course, now that I think of it, you could also poll your Patreon people since they're the one paying to see your work. See what they think (if you haven't already):D
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:iconwulfwhizzlerr:
WulfWhizzlerr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I thought this might happen! Can't wait to see everything continue to come together-
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good-ee-hoo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019
i prefer Chakra over Africa!!
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:iconastargoldenwing:
Woah. Darn. I'm just speechless. :o I know, many people were saying that Kuma is somehow involved in there, but I didn't actually believe it because I didn't want everyone's favourite pupper to end up on the dark side, one way or another. Now, I really, really don't like this purple aura. I thought that Jackal was just an illusion due to it, but now we see it leave Jackal - and instead, Kuma is the one glowing. So... something that used to possess Jackal now possesses Kuma? :plotting: :o :panic:  

While I think that I love Africa more than Chakra, I still believe it would be better to keep the schedule and finish Chakra first before focusing on Africa, especially since we are so (relatively) close to the end. By the way, if you are unsure, why not make another poll on the matter? I think that now that everyone is on edge with the latest developments, people may change their minds about what story they want to see more of. ;)
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FireBlazeDragon5 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finish Chakra first!!
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:icongabidoud:
gabidoud Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019
HEEEU KUUUUWWWWA!?
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:iconyutel-chan:
Yutel-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I don't get it QwQ
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:iconflufferooni:
Flufferooni Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GET
OUT
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