Next pages finished:
I am currently posting my recently completed pages on my blog first due to current technical difficulties in uploading it onto DeviantArt. So to keep this post filled, I’ll also share some of my most recent story dialogue and worthy notes of where life is currently headed in the world of Obliteration-
The anthropomorphic animals that populate Blackthorn mostly consist of British wildlife and various animals from overseas who migrated to Britain to escape the Xikaeda. Among their society however, wild carnivores such as foxes, wolves, weasels and other animals that humans would consider vermin face a notable amount of prejudice due to their infamously savage nature, earning the derogatory term ‘Fang’ by society. This is further solidified after the reported barbaric actions they’ve committed in a previous war prior to the Xikaeda Plague. Yet despite facing discrimination and living a low way of life, many old-timer fangs remain adamant to remind modern society that they invaded and destroyed their habitat to build their own.
Growing up in an orphanage consisting of a large variety of animals, the protagonist Riley soon learns about the notable discrimination against Foxes after being sent on an odd mission with Warbeast to hunt down a fugitive fox committing a personal war against the police for their unjustified mistreatment against him. Riley continues to learn more while spending time with Sylvia.
It therefore becomes a common sight for foxes, wolves, weasels and other similar animals to be drafted and/or brainwashed to join the military because the government secretly does not want ‘Fangs’ to be lingering amongst society. This is where I plan to depict Riley in a later portion of the story to eavesdrop in on the generals and commanders running the UAF, discussing issues with the King. This is what he hears:
King: All those fangs have gained an irreversibly vile reputation after the crimes they’ve done during the Global Warfare of 2010. (A conflict where Riley’s mother was involved)
And for that, I will not have their blood-stained paws contaminating my royal land!
The Xikaeda Plague is indeed an inconvenient cause for their recently increased infestation but it can also work in our favour to help control their population. Because the thought of allowing savage fangs to leech off everything that’s rightfully ours is an utter disgrace!
…Therefore you will ensure that the United Allied Federation continues recruiting 1000s of those savages to deal with the Xikaeda because that’s the only use that I will care to get out of them. And if you so much as leak the truth to our loyal followers, I will execute you myself.
General:…Yes, your majesty.
Riley is disgusted to hear such barbaric intentions that clashes against his personal beliefs and reasons for joining the army in the first place.
Sylvia: I know it’s unpleasant, but part of me was actually hoping for an alien invasion to happen with the hopes that it would halt world warfare and prejudice of all sorts. Especially against animals like myself. But if I didn’t know any better, I think the government is just taking further advantage of the Xikaeda Plague to send more ‘fangs’ out to die in the army. Because either way, they don’t want dangerous, ‘cub-killing’ animals like us infesting society, do they?
Terry: No point complaining if you can’t do anything about it…
Riley:…Yeah well either way, that’s fucking disgusting of them! Cause guess what? It completely clashes against what I think joining the Army or Federation, whatever, is all about after all the time I’ve spent here so far! And I think it applies to all of us, one way or another.
Shelby:…Is it to fight for mankind, get free food and beer and score cute chicks while you’re at it? *holding a beer in one hand and Saya in the other*
Riley: Well yeah, of course! But there’s also something else that’s a little more personal than that! You wanna know what that is? It’s to help aimless animals find a direction in life! I know I’m still a rookie but I feel like I’ve already unlocked some hidden potentials within myself- Before I used to just tinker with toys and tools, but now I’ve taken that to the next level by learning how to fix a car, or a tank…Hell, even drive one! Along the way I’m also learning how to cheer up my comrades, among other things…Now I bet all of you have also uncovered some hidden potentials along the journeys you’ve all had here so far, maybe even picked up some new perks off each other while you’re at it. And I’m certain that I’m going to learn a hell of a lot more from the time that I’ll spend here with you guys, Warbeast Battlefront…
(Moments later after Warbeast express and share what they’ve learnt)
Riley: Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t intend to throw all that away on the day I finish fighting. I intend to keep using it to help me get as far as I can in life until the day I die. So with that said, if the system thinks that they can just use war as an excuse to create a dumping ground for ‘undesirables’ to go disappear or to create nothing more than a brainwashed zombie army then fuck ’em to obliteration.