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"Lumi, a young Yersai shunned from her village, flees to human territory to become the key in a convoluted scheme to prevent an ancient prophecy from coming to fruition."—Kyte, Creator of Snowfall
Snowfallis a webcomic about the life of an Yersai. Started by Patrick Curry (Otherwise known as Kyte) at 1st Dec 2010, 7:15 AM, It follows the adventure of a female Yersai named Lumi. It is a action/fantasy/sci-fi webcomic located on Adrice.
The Yersai (pronounced: er-sigh) are a race of "Furry" creatures about 2 feet and 9 inches high, not including their tails, and weigh around 50 pounds. There are two subspecies of Yersai, ones living in woods and ones living in tundra conditions (Which they adapted to.), The main differences are their fur length and their fur color.
The Cast Includes:
- Lumi Foxtail: The would-be protagonist of the story, whom starts off with a dagger stabbed in her chest threatening to bleed her out to death. Had Keith not found her that is. This rebellious Yersai is 15 years old and has some conflicting emotions over what to think of her village leaders and of the humans she has come into contact with. Her fur coat is typical of a Northern Yersai, mostly white with a few patches of greyish fur on her chest. She is roughly two feet tall standing up. Lumi gets her last name from her bushy, fox-like tail.
- Keith C.: This mysterious character find Lumi in the alleyway bleeding out. This (supposedly) acclaimed assassin works for a human guild as a 'Shadow'. He is 26 and typically wears all black, as per his uniform requires, and due to surgery in his eyes that increase light intake wears shades at most times.
- Lloyd: This mysterious character is introduced at the Wayward Inn, holding down the fort until Lumi shows up and Keith tells them to leave town. He appears to be 8 or 9 years old and is roughly 4 feet 2 inches tall. He wears mostly black clothing, with red and white gloves.
- Shaun Greyheart: A male Yersai who is a close friend of Lumi. He has appeared in a flashback in which he and Lumi stumbled upon a small crystal. He gets his last name from a distinctive grey heart shape on his tail.
Snowfall includes examples of:
- Alien Invasion: The Humans came to Adrice a few hundred years prior to the story's setting. They aren't the best of guests, but they stopped killing the local sentient species when they realized they were sentient. They still occupy what was Yersai territory.
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- Art Evolution: The evolution of the Yersai design: 2009, Early 2010, Late 2010, Mid 2011
- Artificial Human: Lloyd
- Beehive Barrier: Lumi has one
- Career Killers: Keith, Lloyd, and the guys who're trying to kill Lumi.
- The Chosen One: Lumi, for the reason that she is a key component to a prophecy.
- Cute Little Fangs: Lumi has them on the first 2 pages. She also has them on page 16 and on.
- Cypher Language: The Yersain Language.
- Eyes of Gold: Keith
- Filler Strips: The extra pages share information about Adrice and it's inhabitants that aren't necessarily important to the story.
- Flashback Nightmare: Lumi has one.
- Happily Adopted: All Yersain children are given to the elders for family assignment. Parenthood is a privilege, not a right.
- Hidden Eyes: Spike's eyes, Lumi's eyes when she's struggling with her Id, and everybody but Lumi in her Flashback Nightmare.
- Holographic Terminal
- Infinite Canvas: Starting at chapter 1, the comics start getting longer.
- Innocent Aliens: The Yersai.
- Intelligent Gerbil: The Yersai were designed off of two species of foxes, Artic and Fennec.
- Meaningful Name: All Yersain surnames are derived from a distinct trait one has after birth.
- Meanwhile Scene
- Minovsky Physics: Azurzis does specific things to specific species native to Adrice. Averted with Lumi.
- Non-Indicative Name: Snowfall has very little to do with snow, falling or not.
- One Word Title
- Orphaned Punchline: Uses the original soap radio punchline.
- Prolonged Prologue: Averted. The author intended for the prologue to be much, much longer, but he skipped most of it to get to the actual story.
- Psychic Powers: Lumi and the entire Zythix race.
- Schedule Slip: Not even 15 comics in and the author slipped a month worth of updates.
- Speech Bubbles
- Superpowered Alter Id: Lumi has one
- The Runaway: Lumi is type 3
- Unobtanium: Azurvis