Bridge Story and Structure Layout.

Bridge Story and Structure Layout.

As my this version of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance comes to a close it's time to share with you how I tackled the immense and complicated epic that is Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance. Unlike the first time I tried to create an interpretation in which I added page for every twist and turn of the story as I came across it - even though I annotated a copy of John and Mary Brockington's Ramayana, I still managed to create over 5000 pages of comic that - though interesting left no help to the uninitiated the work could become incoherent for those unfamiliar with Rama and Sita's story.

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50. An Array of Knots Issue 2 Deciphering the Instructions

50. An Array of Knots Issue 2 Deciphering the Instructions

REUNITED

The Palace is in ruins, burnt down by the arrows of RAMA. HANUMAN has fled with SITA away from the clutches of RAVANA and the rest of his family.

RAMA, LAKSMAN and BHARATA gather with the rest of the VANARA who have come from across the country of AYODHYA to celebrate their new found freedom. But does anyone have a solution to how they and the rest of the new citizenry of AYODHYA will use that freedom?

FIND OUT IN THE LAST PART OF RAMAYANA: THE THREAD OF LUMINANCE

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50/50

50/50

50/50 Well todays the day; after two years (actually a lot lot more) I say bye-bye to 50 issues of  Ramayana the thread of luminance. There been lots of ups and downs over those years and I’ve met some fantastic people and renewed by acquaintances with friends that I thought I’d see again. The project isn’t going anywhere just yet  I’m working on the next stage right now until now and the end of the year I won’t be ready to talk about it just yet but look out for it on my pages. Lots of love and thank you.

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49. An Array of Knots

49. An Array of Knots

Get out your brooms and begin the clean up!

But hang on, the fires still rage as the last of the Royal Raksasa family scramble to save themselves from the return to the to the Asoké Grove of the fire monster ANJANEYA while King Ravana gasps his final breath having been hit at fall force by the missiles of Rama and sees the only thing he is truly scared of…

…this is the beginning of the end to the epic Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance.

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48. Holding Arms

48. Holding Arms

Here it is RAMA hero of AYODHYA face-to-face with KING RAVANA of LANKA in a Battle Royale.

No Vanara, Falan or Raksasa shall stand in between these two mortal enemies. It has all come down to this. Missiles shall be unleashed, so duck your heads and don't try to intervene between these enemies as they fight for the future of LANKA, KISHKINDHA and AYODHYA in this the finale of all out War.

SOMEONE WILL GET HURT.

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41. Things Fall Apart

41. Things Fall Apart

ON THE RUN

His majesty King Ravana has finally agreed to use the Royal Raksasa Army to deal with the rebels and has sent his crack troops into the Vanara encampment at the centre of LANKA CITY.

Many Vanara lay dead and even more are captured charged with crimes that can only lead to execution or life imprisonment; to be decided by his majesty’s twisted will when the world’s attentions has turned away from his troubles and to new ones abroad.

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38. DISRUPTION AT THE CENTRE

38. DISRUPTION AT THE CENTRE

THE SIEGE CONTINUES

The Vanara bring chaos to the streets of LANKA CITY, blockading major government offices and important places with a festival of disobedience and democracy. All organised within the Vanara compound by RAMA and SUGRIVA.

HANUMAN and LAKSMAN find their own ways to show their own resistance whilst SITA and RAVANA watches all the action from the safety of the Palace.

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37. CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION

37. CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION

THE OCCUPATION CONTINUES INTO THE NIGHT

The Vanara have safely occupied the centre of Lanka City and sit comfortably in control of a main traffic intersection. Their camp has been built, drinks and food procured from vendors, chairs are being set out and the volume turned to eleven, for a night of speeches of resistance and demands against unfair Raksasa Rule.

Viewers across the country are watching in fear as the threat of King Ravana’s retribution surely grows closer.

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36. Call to Arms

36. Call to Arms

RAMA and the hordes of Vanara have made it across the straits and the bones of the former protestors to the streets of LANKA CITY, ready for a final push to take on the despotic KING RAVANA in this jewel of a city and to demand their rights and free SITA.

But where is everyone? Only a few police officers in riot gear to greet them! It seems that Ravana is less concerned with these uninvited guests than with his jewels and far bigger plans further afield.

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35. Test for Tension

35. Test for Tension

Rama and Laksman kidnapped!

But none of the Vanara seem to have noticed as they are harangued into building the immense causeway that will link Ayodya to Lanka island (something that not even world leading construction companies can do.) They toil away under the supervision of Boss Sugriva and the architect Nala so not even a seagull can distract them from their work.

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34. ARCHING THE SPAN

34. ARCHING THE SPAN

Beneath the waves

The oceans are shared by the strangest creatures as many seafarers will attest to, including none other than Sovaan Malacca whose name & statue adorns the local port town. 

As many a sailor and passenger has lost their lives to the mythological queen of the depths. A reluctant Hanuman whom until now has been so stout in his bravery reveals to Rama and Laksman what happened after the events on Lanka where he was overcome with rage and torment.

So sit back (in a dry and warm place) and enjoy the tale of Hanuman’s adventure 50 leagues under the waves. 

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33. VOUSSOIR

33. VOUSSOIR

The smell of sea air as our heroes make a return trip to the beach.

This time the Vanara are more numerous as Lanka is in sigh andRama and Laksman are joining them. After an entertaining evening at Pampa bar, everyone's in need of a bit of rest and relaxation by the calming ocean with Lanka on the horizon.

And whilst it took Hanuman all his strength to navigate across the strait by himself, there are many more Vanara who wish to demand their freedom from Ravana, and discover what lies buried beneath the sand that Tara, wife of Valin, believes could be source of the hauntings?

Is this a dead end for Rama’s and Laksman's mission to rescue their friend Sita?

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