Carciphona is a fantasy manga, written, drawn, and self-published by Shilin. Currently at volume 6, updates are posted once a week on Mondays with 2 pages.


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» Update: Carciphona book 6: pages 127-128

» Mon, April 23 2018 14:41:00 EST

Pages 127-128 are up! Feels so good to watch all this pain in the ass to draw interiors help make this scene one much easier to understand, but goddamn do I regret not having actually built a 3D model... full text »

maelstrom:
where heaven and earth once touched


Carciphonas, victims of spiritual contamination at birth, are condemned to a short and painful life. They cannot survive pass adolescence, but the few who defy this fact would bring the world to its knees.

In a world teeming with magic, where existence itself is made of spirits, the once beloved Demon magic is now despised and forbidden. Four years ago, the Prohibition sprang from the trail of corpses left behind by an infamous assassin. Blackbird, they called her, and a Carciphona, they insisted she must be, for she was said to defy magic itself. Warriors and royalty alike were felled by her, and in fear, the people grasped for a cause. If it took giving up Demon magic to prevent Carciphonas like her from appearing again, then so be it, the world decreed.

And so it was that the screams of the murders fell silent again, as did the songs of Demon magic beneath this tense mist. Fake or real, people settled back into their prized peace, and looked the other way.

2006 - present


VOLUME 1

Read: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3


Magic blessed the world with impossible power, but it also cursed the world with Carciphonas: humans whose souls are infected by Demon spirits. Four years after the Prohibition of magic is established, a sorceress still lives hidden away, giving up her freedom in exchange for peace. However, Veloce soon finds herself the target of an assassin intent on shattering the fragile peace.


VOLUME 2

Read: Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6


After defying the king, an ailing Veloce and company flee from Kronzel. Refuge is close by in the neighboring country of Arenscura; Keritzel and Weirin's resources promise a smooth escape as well. However, the forces of the Kronzel, the assassin Blackbird, and the mysterious spiritual illness that plagues Veloce give chase as the trio attempts to make their escape.


VOLUME 3

Read: Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9


Veloce, Weirin, and Keritzel arrive at Arenscura seeking refuge, only to find the city entangled in its own troubles. Allegiances are tested when it is discovered that Meron consorts with the criminal Enfelid tribe warring against Arenscura. Amidst the conflict, they discover the true depth of the crisis before them: knots, bonds and grudges rooted deeply in time.


VOLUME 4

Read: Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12


Trapped and separated in the Rift, Meron and her group are shocked at what has become of the Enfelids' Book of Elements. Bitter denial overwhelms the Enfelid Chief, and Meron must choose between family and service. Meanwhile, Veloce's confrontation with Blackbird leads to unforseen consequences.


VOLUME 5

Read: Chapter 13 | Chapter 14


Veloce rushes to Medrisen with an eagerness that perplexes Keritzel and Weirin. With crucial information about Vocruen's whereabouts in hand, she hopes to find him at he Holy Spirit Celebrations. Once there, they realize they are not the only ones in search of someone precious. In their path they find a mythical being: an Immortal.


VOLUME 6

Read: Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17


Our intrepid adventurers continue on their journey to find and consume the most delicious of noodles.