The fattened drunkard is a background character who spends all day swallowing pig slop and chugging booze. He’s a regular at the Granary’s Trough, a tavern located in the Maäbbus sector of ‘Ir Risshum. He’ll always recommend the Working Man’s Bowl to newcomers. Otherwise, there’s not much to say about him, besides his slovenly appearance and his defiled manners.
In Update #21, "Mother May I? Part 2", we learn that while Shem 'Etzem's holy form may easily defeat the Bavel Macrostructure’s minions, it’s no match for Em Qeriah’s lack of seriousness. Will Shem’s hair-trigger temper prevent him from becoming the Evaluator of Names? While this issue mostly continues the arguments and power struggles among the rising generation of Holy Tongue Society leadership and the old, it also shows how Shem can revert from his powerful, holy שום form back to his still-powerful, but baser עצם form. Adam comes up for a good reason at the end of this update. Get ready to learn more in the next update! (By the way, this webcomic will discontinue the numerical "Episode" system where some episodes last for multiple updates. While the next update would technically be Episode 16, this website's formatting plus ones like Webtoon and Tapas make the old system archaic. We'll just stick to numbering according to updates.) Other news Although it's not fully implemented, we updated the Wordpress theme to Toocheke Premium, which will allow us to use more Patreon and WooCommerce integration. If you've noticed that the site was slower recently, it's because we were trying to implement those features. I'm hoping to ask around to figure out a way to have the site run reasonably quickly plus have our own online store and bonus webpages for Patreon subscribers only. By the way, please sign up for my Patreon! Even a dollar a month adds up... Also, keep checking our wiki for updates. I've been adding beta sections to the Milhamah RPG storytelling game, plus there are all sorts of details about the comic there. Anyway, thanks for reading, and I hope to bring more updates soon!
Syntax Tree Taḥbir stands in a primordial semantic field. And like the biblical Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, could this be the root of all evil in “Milhamah: Fighting Words”? Based on the חבר shoresh root and its family, Taḥbir is a dried-out carob tree that is covered with voting ballots arranged into parse tree patterns. Destruction hangs over this tree, as blood smears its branches, and multiple swords stab into its trunk. In addition, infected lesions fester the trunk, including several that have clustered into a star. And worst of all, a suspicious striped snake hangs on this sinful tree, guarding a forbidden magic carob fruit. Keep Adam far away! What other secrets does Syntax Tree Taḥbir hold? Find out more in the next “Milhamah” comic update!
The Nesheq is a weapon that promises to be the kiss of death… if you can figure out how to use it! As Tiqwah Tawit (in civilian disguise) demonstrates, the Nesheq’s features come from the נשק shoresh root and broader family. It can launch a flaming explosive at its foes. Several jointed mechanical arms can grip or strangle opponents, and a sharp steel trap offers an extra bite. In addition, a swiveling hammer at the other end slams even the toughest enemies into the ground. So what’s the only catch? The Nesheq’s user interface leaves… something to be desired. Flip the wrong switch or press the wrong button, and it can backfire on its user!
Yavin Beinoni is the participle in the Holy Tongue Society. He reports to Pelë Po’al and leads a division of skirmishers called the Beinayim. Based on the נון shoresh root and family, these soldiers are equipped with a dividing machete. They also wear a brain helmet full of leaves and fruit, which helps them blend in with vegetation. While these warriors are only average in combat, they are experts at jumping into the fray and are insightful at keeping the enemy off guard. They often double as intelligence agents.
Qoren Maqor, the infinitive, was born and raised in the Bavel city of Qir. While he isn’t known for his smarts (and rumor says he has spider webs in his brain), he has an original knack for construction. In particular, he once produced the bitumen for the walls on Bavel’s famous Midgal Tower. During his work, he became friends with Pelë Po’al, and the two fled together to ‘Ivrit when they had enough of the Macrostructure’s oppression. He now helps the Holy Tongue Society by sharing his secret knowledge of Bavel’s building blueprints. Maqor’s combat skills come from the קור shoresh root and related family. The hole in his stomach is a void that can vacuum objects in like a black hole. It also can act like a blowhole, shooting a water jet. A geyser fountain also may blast from his helmet. And he wields a rock chisel as a sword and a brick wall for a shield. All in all, Maqor is known to be a genuine, authentic soul. He’s also an eligible bachelor, which he makes clear to every lady in his path!