Darkest Dungeon Presents: The Abomination

Nov
27

Darkest Dungeon Presents: The Abomination

The Abomination update, Inhuman Bondage, is coming out on Monday. To celebrate we wanted to release the first in a series of Darkest Dungeon comics.

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Each comic will give a hint of some half-remembered horror from each of the playable character classes in the game. Since this is coinciding with the launch of the Inhuman Bondage, we figured our latest class addition would be a great issue #1.

Of course, these wouldn’t be possible without an amazing collaboration with Trudi Castle. Each of these comics are written by our very own Chris Bourassa and Trudi is bringing them to life. Trudi has an amazing portfolio and we couldn’t be more excited for this collaboration.

As we march closer to release you can expect to see more of these. But for now, prepare for the Inhuman Bondage Update on November 30th.

This topic contains 26 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  Grahav 1 year, 9 months ago.

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  • #84323
    Skylord_Elberich
    Skylord_Elberich
    Participant

    You mean…
    Official backstories?
    Neat!

    Flesh and Blood, Hell and Horror.
    Life and Death in their purest form.

    #84324

    bookwyrm
    Participant

    YAY This is great I can’t wait for Monday!!!

    #84333
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
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    Man, the atmosphere in those few set of images…… amazing. Im sure Argus will agree with me. Can’t wait to see more.

    #84339

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    Oh, you bet. This is just beautiful. I hope the rest of these will follow the same pattern of granting an extra bit of insight, but keeping a sense of ambiguity. Don’t get me wrong, the lore of this game is fascinating, but part of the reason I love it so much is the empty spaces. That’s when the fan base realty cracks out its thinking cap, and when that happens, I swear a fandom can rival even the mightiest of writers, as far as speculation is concerned. This seems like the perfect starting point to get the Abomination moving. Can’t wait for the rest of the cast’s, and maybe to get some clues about what’s going on outside the Hamlet in this universe.

    #84340
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
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    Oh, you bet. This is just beautiful. I hope the rest of these will follow the same pattern of granting an extra bit of insight, but keeping a sense of ambiguity. Don’t get me wrong, the lore of this game is fascinating, but part of the reason I love it so much is the empty spaces. That’s when the fan base realty cracks out its thinking cap, and when that happens, I swear a fandom can rival even the mightiest of writers, as far as speculation is concerned. This seems like the perfect starting point to get the Abomination moving. Can’t wait for the rest of the cast’s, and maybe to get some clues about what’s going on outside the Hamlet in this universe.

    Ah, as a true Souls fan would say, the empty spaces do grant a degree of imaginative thinking, don’t they?

    I too wonder what’s going on within this universe. Clearly we have our hero about to be branded a heretic by what seems like religious fanatics, perhaps secret inquisition belonging to same religion practised by Crusader/Vestal? I also wonder how this reflects on the mentioned characters and their stance on occult/dark magic. In particular, Occultist. Could there be a connection between Occultist and Abomination? Occultist seems to be keen on abyss/forbidden knowledge and the branded man just happens to be an otherwordly horror. Hm, so much potential for interaction between characters.

    #84343
    Amnon Ravenblood
    Amnon Ravenblood
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    so cool! Yeah buddy, RIP THEIR HATEFUL FACES OFF AND EAT THEM! MUAHAHAHAHAHA

    "Begone, antediluvian horror! I banish thee!"

    #84344
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
    Participant

    Inb4 the Torture Tower becomes a DLC dungeon. By the way, the tower totally reminds me of tower of convinction from Berserk.

    #84345
    BoneJangles
    BoneJangles
    Participant

    Awesome guy and can’t wait to see how he transforms.

    Jingle jangle your organs'll dangle

    #84350

    ArgusEyedOracle
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    Oh, you bet. This is just beautiful. I hope the rest of these will follow the same pattern of granting an extra bit of insight, but keeping a sense of ambiguity. Don’t get me wrong, the lore of this game is fascinating, but part of the reason I love it so much is the empty spaces. That’s when the fan base realty cracks out its thinking cap, and when that happens, I swear a fandom can rival even the mightiest of writers, as far as speculation is concerned. This seems like the perfect starting point to get the Abomination moving. Can’t wait for the rest of the cast’s, and maybe to get some clues about what’s going on outside the Hamlet in this universe.

    Ah, as a true Souls fan would say, the empty spaces do grant a degree of imaginative thinking, don’t they?

    I too wonder what’s going on within this universe. Clearly we have our hero about to be branded a heretic by what seems like religious fanatics, perhaps secret inquisition belonging to same religion practised by Crusader/Vestal? I also wonder how this reflects on the mentioned characters and their stance on occult/dark magic. In particular, Occultist. Could there be a connection between Occultist and Abomination? Occultist seems to be keen on abyss/forbidden knowledge and the branded man just happens to be an otherwordly horror. Hm, so much potential for interaction between characters.

    Yeah. Just look at all the amazing theories that have popped out for Bloodborne. Even if you’re the most kleptomaniacal, completion its collector, all the dialogue, items, and bosses in the world still leave the minutiae impossible to say. This sort of genre(cosmic horror and dark fantasy) works best in broad strokes. Go on for miles on end about just HOW horrible and debilitating the Ancestor’s actions were, and leave most of what he actually did to the wind, save for the briefest of tales about all the demons or monsters who likely have years and years of their own story, before and after their unfortunate encounters with the Ancestor. And leave every single one of these “heroes” with some moral ambiguious dialogue to shake up just how evil or moral they might seem at first glance.

    I feel like the Occultist’s sorcery, and whatever it is that has made the Abomination what he is( A curse or something he did?), is of a different sort of black magic. The Occultist’s Magic us quite clearly of a celestial sort. While the Abomination reminds me of something out of European paganism or Abrahamic demonology. To put it simply, if you had to put every Hero in a class, The Occultist would be Eldritch/Human and the Abomination would be Unholy/Beast. Wonder what it would be like if you tried to class all these people.

    Probably is someone related to the Light. It seems to be the majority religion here, with stuff like abyssal old ones(THE FOOLS!!!) and tribal, Robert E. Howard shamanism taking a backseat. If this Light has vestals and the Crusades, an Inquisition just seems like the nest step.

    #84351

    ArgusEyedOracle
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    so cool! Yeah buddy, RIP THEIR HATEFUL FACES OFF AND EAT THEM! MUAHAHAHAHAHA

    With this series, they were probably doing it for good reason. Depending upon how benign his beast form is, which I’m guessing is God no.

    #84390

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    For a second there, I thought one of the priests actually had his head exploded. Don’t worry. It was just splattered against a wall.

    #84392
    Outlawcutthroat
    Outlawcutthroat
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    I feel like the Occultist’s sorcery, and whatever it is that has made the Abomination what he is( A curse or something he did?), is of a different sort of black magic. The Occultist’s Magic us quite clearly of a celestial sort. While the Abomination reminds me of something out of European paganism or Abrahamic demonology. To put it simply, if you had to put every Hero in a class, The Occultist would be Eldritch/Human and the Abomination would be Unholy/Beast. Wonder what it would be like if you tried to class all these people.

    Probably is someone related to the Light. It seems to be the majority religion here, with stuff like abyssal old ones(THE FOOLS!!!) and tribal, Robert E. Howard shamanism taking a backseat. If this Light has vestals and the Crusades, an Inquisition just seems like the nest step.

    It’s interesting that Occultist seems to be in control of his abysmal powers ( more or less ) while Abomination seems like he’s triggered by anger/injury. I wonder what kind of price he had to pay for his powers and why was he a monster in the first place. He seems like an exile type of a person who swore fealty to whatever dark powers that would lead him out of misery, sorta like Apostles in Berserk.

    Off-topic, but have you seen/played the Old Hunter dlc? Specifically fight with Ludwig? There’s a whole scene of him staring at the moonlight Greatsword and the inside of the sword reflecting the cosmos. Pretty neat if you ask me, I wouldn’t mind seeing something like that in Darkest Dungeon, a mini boss/boss inspired by Ludwing/Ebrietas/Moonlight presence etc.

    #84396

    ArgusEyedOracle
    Participant

    That precisely makes me think that the Abomination has been cursed. The Occultist willingly made a pact with an Old One, so it makes sense that, as fickle as They tend to be, He would have gained something from Them Maybe the Abomination didn’t pay a price, because nothing was sold. Merely, thrust upon him. By another cursed? A witch? As punishment for some crime? We won’t really know until the update. Or maybe you’re theory is more on the nose,err snout.

    Don’t worry, I think Bloodborne is similar enough to this game(in terms of narrative and spine-cracking the player) that a good comparison is warranted. And yes, I have seen the Old Hunter. All the way through, in fact. This is actually something I very much want as a boss or mini-boss. This game has tackled so much across the board of horror from Fungal zombies to ghost pirates. The one really major think I’d like is to explore a more cosmic idea for a boss. Not just tentacles, but something seriously extraterrestrial or outer spacial(don’t know if that’s an adjective, but it is now) Like how Ebrietas’ face has a nebula inside it, or maybe something that calls down meteors like the Living Failures or a macabre mock up of that star scene from Fantasia.

    #84502
    chudork
    chudork
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    Cant wait to see other backstories namely the bounty hunter, jester and leper to name a few

    #84505

    azatot
    Participant

    Oh, my.

    Is this Abomination guy a unique character who appears only once?

    ‘Cause if not, and you can end up having a party of four Abominations,
    this would mean that in every cell of this tower there is the same thing
    going on.

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