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Episode 4: The Cure

Nikol Bescu's bargain with the devilish Ustrel is complete--but what exactly has Magda become? What horror has he brought to his family?



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Three monsters stalk 1930s Berlin.

Reinhart Fohl is a senior clerk in Goebbels’ propaganda ministry, who’s recently made a dizzying discovery: the party gives its loyal servants so much support and so much latitude that he’s functionally omnipotent.

Basilisks--reptilian in infancy, close to human in adulthood--turn to stone in their dotage. ‘Welcome’, a basilisk in its final sessile stage, has become an old patrician house, complete with portico and gables.

Immortal vampire child Magda Bescu has to live--and to feed--otherwise the tumor in her brain, which is every bit as immortal as she is, will eat more and more of the healthy tissue and leave a bigger hole in her sanity and her memories. And in this place and this time, Magda has one other pressing problem: racially, she belongs to the Roma, the gypsy peoples. The eugenics laws of inter-war Germany have effectively declared open season on anyone of her race.

Episode 3-

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:iconmeylek:
Meylek Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, this story is amazing.
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carroll6 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Once again.. BRAVO!  Great story.. dialog..sound.. effects.. it's great.
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SydneyAleena Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Wow, its so good. I can barely write words I love the story is so sad and very compelling also.
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bo23bobad6 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohmygod, i nearly shed a tear! this is so sad! her past is heartwrenching
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MaraJadeEH Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I still love it :3
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krukof2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional
What the .....?
    :wow:
Always so strong , but  
  :iconwowplz:
how do you do the animated  thumbnail in the comment?
Is it made with the MotionBookTool ?
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Aubane Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool concept !
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:iconmadefirestudios:
MadefireStudios Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks - glad you enjoy it!!
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Aubane Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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GiovyLoCa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! i just spent my last points buying the premium contents of 3 and 4 and I don't regret it. Please keep up the great work, can't wait to read more soon. :) :clap:
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animeartist097 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
When is the next episode coming out?? Ive been waiting for a lonnnggg time! :/
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:iconben-abernathy:
Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
SOON! The next episode is being finished and will be out in a few weeks! Thank you for your patience :)
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:iconnovelwrite:
Novelwrite Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is it out yet? I think I accidentally deleted the notification and can't find it! :(
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LoveThisMoment Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
wow
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:iconperson112:
person112 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Eep! I can't stand the waiting! When is the 4th one coming out!?
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:iconben-abernathy:
Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Very soon, I promise! It's nearly finished and we're putting the final touches on the lettering!
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:icontheanomally:
TheAnomally Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING STORY....
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Sihlaryn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
The music, the soundtrack, are totally successful, I love. I read that you could make it available, that would be great. I read a lot of comics, but it's just wonderful, captivating. And I could not help but say, you need a paper version of this work! In fact, it deserves all possible formats ... (even if I really like this version is a real benefit to the atmosphere, nothing can replace a real book in my eyes;)) I am more than eager to read more ... you had me spellbound. (And sorry for my English)
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P-Nik Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
bought them all.. now i want more! Next episode please!
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Amazing story! Unfortunately I don't have enough points...
Is there any way you can upload the soundtracks from this somewhere??? They. Are. AMAZING!!!!
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Glad you love the music--we've talked about someday releasing a Madefire soundtrack...we'll see, haha! Sorry you don't have enough points...how many do you need?
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:iconthepathofdreams:
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
You should, the soundtracks are amazing!
Well, I only have 80 points... and I want to get a premium membership first XD so I guess the books will have to wait a little until I raise enough...
Do you have any idea how many episodes Houses of the Holy will have??
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I just sent you 20 points--let me know what you think of the episode :)

I'm not sure how many episodes Houses will be...I've read scripts through 7 and the story's really just getting rolling...so there's many episodes to come!
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
YAY!!!! I finally got to buying and unlocking the whole version!!!! (Don't worry, I hadn't forgotten the Houses of Holy, my intention to buy it, nor your generosity. :-) I was just a bit late)

It was MAGNIFICENT!! The artwork amazing as usual, the music thrilling and absolutely fitting to the story... I think we have here one of the most scary vampire protagonists EVER. I love that girl... The story is sooo dark and ominous aaaand.... I want mooooore!!!
Is it possible for me to download the story and store it in a computer?

P.S. To me, her hunger was really really abrupt (story-wise), but I guess we all expected her to try to eat her father anyway.

P.S.2 If I might suggest lowering the price a liiiiittle bit :P 100 points are a lot if you are collecting them one by one.
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Glad you enjoyed it--HOORAY!!! And Dave's hard at work on more...and thanks for the suggestions--we'll definitely give them some thought. What would you suggest for a price point?
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
You are very kind :-)
Yes, I am very curious about what will happen in the end to the girl! Will she survive to the end? Will she find a cure? Will she rest??? SOOO many questions!!!

Well, if they cost a 100 points each, and there will be, say, 20 episodes in total, each viewer would have to spend 2000 points for the series, which is rather a large sum... Personally, I find this rather deterrent to following the story. (people who buy points with real money would be able to follow it fine, though...) 20 or 50 points per episode would make it much easier for the viewers to keep up in the long run :-)
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Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Thanks for the insight, something to think about...we'll have to see what the coming days bring!

Thanks so much!
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:iconthepathofdreams:
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
YOU ARE EXTREMELY KIND!!
I'll check them out as soon as I can! :D
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:iconanimeartist097:
animeartist097 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
when is the next episode coming out? Ive been waiting for a long time now..
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devilworm11 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read all 3 just now,
love it!
very creepy, and gripping,
but most importantly, it is very inspiring,
good work!
(I was gonna make a comment about the dialogue bouncing around the page, but it stopped doing that early in Episode 1)
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ssusiessays Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Yay! I love hearing that! So glad you like it. And I love that you're so inspired by it.
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Mad-ogre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ye this doesnt work for me on my tablet or phone but the Mac DT is working sweet as.
Whens the next one due out??
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ssusiessays Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can download the Madefire app at the App Store. The next episode will be out soon. I'm glad you're liking it! Houses of the Holy is one of my favorite comics. If you haven't checked out Metawhal Alpha yet, I'd recommend it. It's a prose story, but it's horror-y, too. ([link])
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Mad-ogre Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have the samsung Galaxy S3 and the latest samsung tablet. My desktop does the job well. This should be made universal.
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ssusiessays Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
In due time, darlin'. For now, it's just on the iPhone, iPad, and here on deviantART. Hopefully the desktop will hold you until we DO make it to Android.
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Mad-ogre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Love this story…….Sick dude, Sick
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
why does this not work for my android tablet? if its only for apple tablets will it ever reach to android? thanks
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ssusiessays Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
For the time being, the app is only available on iOS. But you can still read them on your computer here on dA! Hope that will hold you until we make the Android leap.
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
actualy it doesnt work on my mac either, its a shame
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:iconssusiessays:
ssusiessays Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Hmm... that's odd. Let me look into this a little further, and I'll get in touch with you about what may be going on.
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
ok thanks, well what i see when i look at the page is a white box where the comic shoud be
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Geekypixie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love thisssssss omg!
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:iconssusiessays:
ssusiessays Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
God, me too! It's the perfect amount of creepy. Can't wait for you to read more of it! In the meantime, you might like some of the other motion comics like Mono.
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silvi-silvi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Digital Artist
ugh.. this story is too awesome!!! I can't wait to read more! When will the next chapter published?
And just one thing though, is there any way to make the fonts bigger? I read this on PC and it's kinda hard to read. Just saying.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Just quickly - are you reading the books full screen? If you tap the little icon top right everything is bigger, and on a blank screen... Let us know! :-)
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silvi-silvi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh yes, I always read this on full screen and I still feel it's too small. It's readable but not very comforting for the eyes. I hope madefire could fix this issue someday.
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LiamSharp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Hmmmm. Maybe it's the size of your monitor? I find it really clear and legible on mine. Bigger would feel too big to me - but I could be wrong! In time it would be nice to implement size options for the fonts so everybody can read at the size they are happiest. Sorry it's too small for you! :-(
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:iconben-abernathy:
Ben-Abernathy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Sorry about the font size...and Dave's hard at work on the next installment but it's coming right along...and it's a GOOD one!
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