A problem inherent in webcomics lies with how slowly paced they are. Considering even the fastest-paced comics update perhaps once a day with a full-page format (and I’ve only seen two comics manage that for long), the cartoonist is left to struggle with either condensing the story to pick up the pace (but at a loss of detail), or taking its time and risk leaving readers unsure of just what is going on. Wayfarer’s Moon chose the second route, and even though it started with an armed conflict between a mysterious masked woman and a band of soldiers, I’ve been left wondering what the story is about, and how the young lady Lily fit into it.
The added pieces of the puzzle haven’t revealed why Iri (the masked woman) was fighting those men, but we have learned more of why Lily was traveling alone, and what motivated her to do so. The razing of her village and the deaths of her father and brothers led her to search for her only remaining family… but I suspect that even if she’d found her uncle, part of her wants to remain with this woman who so easily saved her from the men who’d attacked her… to learn how to defend herself so she can protect herself in the future. As far as motivations go, it’s a superb one for keeping these two characters together. Likewise, in training the younger woman, we’ll hopefully learn more of Iri’s own past, and the reasons for her actions… and the particulars of her past.