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Old 2014-04-08, 01:42   Link #1
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Wolfsmund - 14th Century Medieval Swiss Historical Manga

Early 14th Century, Europe

Within The Alpine Region, Lies the St. Gotthard Pass. It is the shortest path that links The Northern German and Southern Italian Regions of The Holy Roman Empire. Since the opening of the pass that claimed many lives - as far as stories told it's only possible by a deal with The Devil, The People of The Alps Cantons controlled the important passage, and made fortune from the Trade Route. To defend their common interests, The Free Three Cantons of The Forest of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden form a Confederation, against threats from the power play inside The Empire itself.

However, The House of Habsburg, covets the strategic pass. To cement their position of importance inside The Empire, The Habsburg invaded and occupied the region. To guard the pass, The Habsburg build a Barrier in The St. Gotthard Pass, and appoint a ruthless, sadistic man as an Overseer that said as the Devil's own offspring, to oversee the Barrier Station, which is known as The Wolf's Maw...

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I haven't seen a thread for this series, so well, I made one. The Mangaka, Mitsuhisa Kuji, is reported to been an assistant to both Kentaro Miura of Berserk fame, and Kaoru Mori. This is a Brutal, unforgiving series, where named Characters dies in a frequent manner; as we follow Lord Magistrate Wolfram, the overseer of the barrier, His constant efforts to guard the barrier and His clever, wiley tricks at foiling The Resistance.

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Old 2014-04-08, 02:49   Link #2
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Wolfram's going to so kick the bucket when the Swiss Confederation get their hands on him.
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Old 2014-04-08, 02:50   Link #3
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This is a pretty nice title. It truly gives you the feeling that nobody is safe, not even the major characters. Feels a bit like Game of Thrones in manga form.
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Old 2014-04-08, 02:56   Link #4
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Feels a bit like Game of Thrones in manga form.
Wolfram basically look like Gin Ichimaru crossed with Roose Bolton.

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Wolfram's going to so kick the bucket when the Swiss Confederation get their hands on him.
Well, as in history, Battle of Mortgarten is near...merely "Kick the Bucket" is an understatement...
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Old 2014-04-08, 06:35   Link #5
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Wolfram basically look like Gin Ichimaru crossed with Roose Bolton.


Well, as in history, Battle of Mortgarten is near...merely "Kick the Bucket" is an understatement...
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Old 2014-04-08, 07:00   Link #6
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So that's it? That's how the story ends? I was actually kinda rooting for the guy.
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So that's it? That's how the story ends? I was actually kinda rooting for the guy.
Another chapter came out after chapter 19. Not sure what direction the series is going to take now.And yeah, I was hoping to see more of him as well.....oh well.
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Old 2014-04-08, 07:12   Link #8
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I kinda liked his sadistic streak and his cunning. Heroes are overrated.
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Ah. I had a hunch that there was going to be some sort of supernatural element.
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The backstory addressing the creation of the pass is supernatural enough.

Evil spirit already won, I mean, heck, how many people died in the pass now? Previously, the spirit was tricked for the life of one girl.

Jeez supernatural beings can be really petty and self-righteous.
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The backstory addressing the creation of the pass is supernatural enough.

Evil spirit already won, I mean, heck, how many people died in the pass now? Previously, the spirit was tricked for the life of one girl.

Jeez supernatural beings can be really petty and self-righteous.
Evidence of Wolfram's true identity.
Spoiler for vol 19:
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Old 2014-04-08, 13:28   Link #14
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The backstory addressing the creation of the pass is supernatural enough.

Evil spirit already won, I mean, heck, how many people died in the pass now? Previously, the spirit was tricked for the life of one girl.

Jeez supernatural beings can be really petty and self-righteous.
The backstory is actually historical lore according to wikipedia. The original is actually a bit funnier as the devil got pissed after he got tricked and decided to throw a gigantic boulder to break the pass, but an old granny went and etched a cross on the boulder, making the devil unable to lift it, forcing him to give up.
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Evidence of Wolfram's true identity.
Spoiler for vol 19:
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Either way, we don't really see how he turned out to be the man as we know he is...
Well, into 5th Volume, he can unexpectedly panic when the gates was breached; and boy, he do love Defenestrations, doesn't he?...
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Another chapter came out after chapter 19. Not sure what direction the series is going to take now.And yeah, I was hoping to see more of him as well.....oh well.
If it is the case, means this will be the end and that will be just an epilogue. Well, as this is an Historical Fiction, some of how it would end are given: The Eternal Alliance won, expand by gobbling up The Alpine Cantons, the people of Swiss became feared Mercenaries; Friederich "The Handsome" of House Habsburg got beaten by Ludwig IV of House Wittelbach on being crowned into The Holy Roman Emperor...

If there will be a continuation, it will need a new Title.

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Either way, we don't really see how he turned out to be the man as we know he is...
Well, into 5th Volume, he can unexpectedly panic when the gates was breached; and boy, he do love Defenestrations, doesn't he?...

If it is the case, means this will be the end and that will be just an epilogue. Well, as this is an Historical Fiction, some of how it would end are given: The Eternal Alliance won, expand by gobbling up The Alpine Cantons, the people of Swiss became feared Mercenaries; Friederich "The Handsome" of House Habsburg got beaten by Ludwig IV of House Wittelbach on being crowned into The Holy Roman Emperor...

If there will be a continuation, it will need a new Title.
The manga's still listed as continued after chapter 20.
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Old 2014-04-11, 11:30   Link #18
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Really? that means another Wolfram-Incarnate or his descendant or whatever, need another Evil Lair that deserves the moniker Wolfsmund...
The Omake of Vol.4 jumps to the time The Swiss Reislaufer Mercenaries were rightly feared across Europe...will the "new" Wolfsmund set in the 16th Century?

Perhaps he would be an Habsburg Interrogator again during The German Peasant Rebellions...but I feel the mighty Irony if he became a Contra-Reformation Catholic Inquisitor will be much more interesting...
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