This comic features the first ever explanation of the Gnomian Transport Protocol. I've shown Gnomian Transports regularly since then.

33 installments in, and we're finally getting a glimpse of the actual plot for the story. This is in sharp contrast to the very first series, where the plot was introduced on the third page or something like that.

I had come up with the idea of using some sort of magic jewel in an ironic, post-cliché way a few years before starting on Contention, in a comic that never saw the light of day. So writing Jake's rant was easy.

My characters were more emotionally volatile back in 995 than they are now.