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Houses of the Holy - Episode 5
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Episode 5: State of the Nation Part 1

Wachtmeister Jaeger is investigating the case of the slaughtered Gestapo agent and finds himself coming up short on any tangible clues. Is he being set up for failure by his superiors? Or do they know something he doesn't?

Storyline:

Three monsters stalk 1930s Berlin.

Reinhart Fohl is a senior clerk in Goebbels' propaganda ministry, who's recently made a dizzying discovery: the party gives its loyal servants so much support and so much latitude that he's functionally omnipotent.

Basilisks--reptilian in infancy, close to human in adulthood--turn to stone in their dotage. 'Welcome', a basilisk in its final sessile stage, has become an old patrician house, complete with portico and gables.

Immortal vampire child Magda Bescu has to live--and to feed--otherwise the tumor in her brain, which is every bit as immortal as she is, will eat more and more of the healthy tissue and leave a bigger hole in her sanity and her memories. And in this place and this time, Magda has one other pressing problem: racially, she belongs to the Roma, the gypsy peoples. The eugenics laws of inter-war Germany have effectively declared open season on anyone of her race.
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Comments (17)
LmonLimeCat's avatar
Don't let him die!!
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morriaty's avatar
Is Links a Nazi?? Well, when yes I hate him..
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ThePathOfDreams's avatar
Whoa, I can't wait to see what happens next!!! :O I don't want him to die :'-(
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MarryEllen's avatar
WOW, when is the next!!!!!
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Ben-Abernathy's avatar
Not too far off--glad you loved it! It's five episodes and Ile's illustrating the last one :)
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FlyingRatz| Digital Artist
It is amazing! :)
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Katkat-Tan's avatar
I am just in love with this entire series, I couldn't help but buy all the stories so far! xD
Totally worth the few bucks. From the story to the scripting to the art, everything was just gorgeous!
Looking forward to more! c:
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Ben-Abernathy's avatar
Wow, thanks so much! That's so awesome to hear--it's the first thing I've ever written! Ile's artwork is incredible, though, and the real treat :) Wait until you read the next few episodes...and the last of the arc--five--has two different endings :D
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llequine|Student General Artist
Wow
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ColinMilroy|Professional Writer
LOOOVED it just like the other episodes! Mike Carey's scripting feels so effortless yet conveys so much. Dave Kendall's art is dark, beautiful and perfectly matching to the story. The build & effects are a smooth mood experience. Jeez. Yeah. Great stuff.
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Ben-Abernathy's avatar
Glad you enjoyed it, Colin! It might be my favorite episode yet!
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HectorMcreyes|Hobbyist General Artist
Grandiós treball. Ü
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ileWolf's avatar
ileWolf|Professional Digital Artist
Exquisitely grotesque and terrifying (as always). The environment and feeling of this one transports you right into the story!

Love it.
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Ben-Abernathy's avatar
Pretty remarkable stuff they're doing!
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DiamondTank's avatar
wow it move :3
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Ben-Abernathy's avatar
Awesome, right?
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