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Charlie
December 01, 2011, 01:09 PM
Dark Mage

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Author: KIM Jung Ryul
Artist: KANG Jae-Sin
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Seinen

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Once... Humans and Orcs peacefully co-existed, but at some point humans got greedy and started a war claiming the Orcs' territory. The diety-Lord who created all, got angry with the humans' greed and decided to punish them with 3 catastrophes. One of them was the "Dragons", divine creatures blessed with magic capable of doing almost anything. Now the Orcs, with a "Dragon" by their side, seem to have the upper hand. Will humans just sit back and see their land get destroyed? They are too devious for that... Their only good plan at that point is to abduct a "Dragon" to even things up. But how are they going to manage the capture of a being with so much power? [EG Scans]

shaheer
December 02, 2011, 09:19 AM
whats your opinion? how much will you rate it out of 10?

Charlie
December 04, 2011, 01:03 AM
I would give it a solid 9. I would rate higher if there were more chapters. The series, characters, story line are really well done and have not bored me at all. I tend to like these fantasy type story's with fights and strange powers. The plot and story thus far has has been rather good.

shaheer
December 05, 2011, 02:09 AM
Their only good plan at that point is to abduct a "Dragon" to even things up. But how are they going to manage the capture of a being with so much power?
this part seems to be a spoiler :D
i caught up but this plan didnt catch my eyes yet
its a good manhwa so far tho its too early to comment but the settings are like ID isnt it?

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nd i think its the Dragons that are in fault in the first place. When the war ensued between human and orcs Y didnt the dragon stop them? they let it happed till orcs contracts has been taken from them. are the treaty as such worthy only of a contract or are the people which whome they have the treaty with is important.
i fail to see how come an absense of a contract shifts the grace away ?
if they stepped in to stop the human invasion things would have stopped though humans would have experience many casuality but not a threat of annihilation.

as for lord Crossen i think its Homyung. Remember the dive he dived to get Solo?he did touch the teleportation field
but he wasnt withing fully and they did say that such teleportations are tricky so its highly possible along with traveling in different dimention he also traveled in time and went to the past.
what do you think unc charlie?

Charlie
December 19, 2011, 07:51 PM
Yes, the setting has a lot of similarities to ID. About the dragons, yes they seem to be the one pulling the strings currently.

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New chapter is out from eg scans. Have not read it yet. Go see them for the chapter.
Will comment on it a bit later.

shaheer
December 21, 2011, 11:55 AM
hmm i ve read up till chap 19 where he kills 2-3 trolls without using ki or gauntlet blades (dun know what is the name of the weapon he generally uses). but the guy who was testing him wasnt impressed because he didnt do anything flamboyant nd he dosent have Ki.
the mage managed to placate the higher up tho

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things are turning interesting they plan on making him fight a twin headed Ogre while he barely managed to defeat a troll ogre is supposed to be stronger. i like the bad ass character of the hero, may be thats y i am liking it more than ID.
nd there is ample fights and story progression unlike breaker, only prob is this kind of stories are too polarized. While they are good reads they still cant super hype ppl up like breaker or Nobless or TOG.
But Dark mage's awesome in its own genre thats for sure

Charlie
December 25, 2011, 03:11 PM
Eg scan's released another chapter as part of their Mas Christmas release. Get it from their site.



This last chapter finished volume four of the series. So the next chapter will be from volume 5.
I did not think that Ogre would be so huge. I was expecting something more than just a two headed troll :faint. So....... anyway, things are really look good in terms of plot. It looks like Sung Dogko is in a bit of trouble, I cant wait to see how he handles this monster.

Bludvein
December 27, 2011, 03:09 PM
Looks like I was right. The main character is going to end up learning magic to make up for his handicap. Making him the titular dark mage.

Charlie
December 27, 2011, 05:42 PM
Looks like I was right. The main character is going to end up learning magic to make up for his handicap. Making him the titular dark mage.

I'm really enjoying this series greatly. I guess I really like the fantasy aspect of genres like this. ^^
Dokgo is pretty bad ass too. I wonder if at some point he will have that seal from the monk that was placed on him removed.

shaheer
December 29, 2011, 11:01 AM
i am interested to see how he ll get out of this mess. i am sure the young mage will be the magical art trainer of our main.
the Ogre is a tough opponent to face esp without Ki
wonder how Solo will defeat this beast.
@Bludvein i agree with ya.Guess the Title of Dark mage will be proven through his later learning of Magic nd his new found powers

Charlie
December 29, 2011, 12:38 PM
Without having to go back re read the chapters again what was the main characters new name in the current world? Shaheer refereed to it but I don't recall it. I know his original name as Sung Dokgo. Solo something??

shaheer
December 29, 2011, 11:09 PM
the arc mage gave him the name Solo i think, its easy to remember as its more like english than korean so i use it. will double check when i have the time to pin point the page where he was christened such

kidopitz27
January 04, 2012, 07:36 PM
the story and setting feels like the combination of 1/2 prince ,ID,Yureka :) im on chapter 3 and i like it :)

on some chapters he looks like the hunchback lols

ok he really is a hunchback another LOL moment :(

Charlie
January 05, 2012, 08:03 AM
I know right interesting concept for a main character. ^_^
This is the second / third series after ID that I really want to buy.

kidopitz27
January 05, 2012, 08:41 AM
so why is the protagonist a hunchback? is it because of the old man's seal? or he was born like that ?

Bludvein
January 05, 2012, 09:17 AM
He was born like that.

shaheer
January 05, 2012, 10:57 AM
ya, thats how it is. You know i really think the manga authors should blow down stereotypes, the main shsouldnt always be handsome looking/ broad shouldered clean-shaved etc
kind a portrays the ppl who are not such as inferior of some sort

Charlie
January 05, 2012, 01:21 PM
Well..... he still has a handsome appearance, no? lol

shaheer
January 05, 2012, 01:55 PM
well face wise he is Ok i mean coming from a guy i d say the more bad ass the better hero you are, that given you should nt be an @$$ nd be just of some sort, say Kenshin. he is not shojo handsome but he is cool when he fights esp when he takes on batosai name back but he still maintains sanity
thats the kind of heros i would like the mangas to potray, ofcourse there are a lot of other elements to make a hero better
but that way the heros are more like heroes

kidopitz27
January 06, 2012, 07:09 AM
i like the character but i hope he always wear a cape so that when his on that pose he looks like an assassin waiting to attack :)

Charlie
January 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
New Chapter is out from Eg scans. Get it from them!

Okay so the chapter was really short >M< . Wants more. The plus side is that Solo is still very much alive for the moment and the two headed Ogre is giving him a bit of trouble as expected. Can't wait to see how he pulls this victory off.

kidopitz27
January 13, 2012, 10:02 AM
that 2 headed ogre will multicast like in DOTA :) hahahahaha :)

hmmmm..... i notice when we start reading Dark Mage the chapters seems long but now that EG scans release it weekly it's seems it's too short :P

Charlie
February 29, 2012, 08:56 PM
New chapter 13 - is out from Eg scans. Get it from there. Has not finished reading it yet. Will comment later.

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An okay chapter but another one wanting see more. :XD

Solo manages to beat the ogre but will happen next? The old dude - man.. can't believe him. Don't blame them for all the stuff that happened. :arf

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There was a new chapter out a couple days back from eg scans. So get it if you have not seen it from them.
There appears to be a time skip and Solo has decided to become a mage? Well... given the title its not that surprising right? He is also getting a few "followers" to his side too. Which is good news too for him. :Haha

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Another chapter of Dark Mage is out from Eg scans.
Solo has found a mage to teach him? This should be interesting!!

shaheer
March 05, 2012, 09:58 AM
hmm things are taking the known routes, i mean our predictions are as accurate as it can get
i want to see some power shots from him though. Learn slick mana moves already damit :xp

Charlie
March 15, 2012, 04:59 PM
hmm things are taking the known routes, i mean our predictions are as accurate as it can get
i want to see some power shots from him though. Learn slick mana moves already damit :xp

Agrees - wonders what he will have to do in-order to learn those dark magic.

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A new dark mage chapter is out from eg scans. Go get it from them.

shinsengumi
March 15, 2012, 06:37 PM
i hope he becomes a battle mage and doesnt leave his fighting style behind

Charlie
March 21, 2012, 07:58 PM
Another chapter of Dark Mage is out from eg scans. Get it from there.

So things seem to be well progessiong inf favor od Damon. Hopefully the next chapter we can find something more and see how far he can progresss in his magic.

shakes12
March 28, 2012, 08:25 PM
dark mage light novel spoiler
http://forums.mangafox.me/showthread.php?t=371524

shaheer
March 29, 2012, 12:12 AM
That master of his is really promising, Dark Mage he called himself. i think the main focus will shift to magic learning rather than fighting dragons atm

Charlie
March 29, 2012, 07:32 AM
Eg scans released a new chapter the other day. Short chapter though - go get it from their site.
Ah - getting slightly impatient I wish the chapter would involve him learning the magics already.

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dark mage light novel spoiler
http://forums.mangafox.me/showthread.php?t=371524

This sounds so awesome - cant wait to see the manhwa catching up!

The_kid
April 01, 2012, 05:28 AM
well then what would happen if a grand aura blade master wake up with dark mage powers, overpowered like a dragon or stronger?

Charlie
April 01, 2012, 09:05 PM
well then what would happen if a grand aura blade master wake up with dark mage powers, overpowered like a dragon or stronger?
Good question. I'm not sure but for now - we'll have to wait and see how Damon gets his magic skills?

FrostyMouse
April 02, 2012, 06:42 PM
So, I read it. An interesting manhwa, but unfortunately the development can be a bit slow, especially with the rather short chapter 19.

I'll be interested to see how the mage bit develops.

shinsengumi
April 05, 2012, 06:16 AM
i wont spoil anything about the light novel but it just made me feel like my life wont be enough to see the end of the manhwa :gwah

FrostyMouse
April 05, 2012, 09:56 AM
Chapter 20 arrives. Per the respect to EGS, here's their link: http://readonline.egscans.com/Dark_Mage/Chapter_020

shaheer
April 06, 2012, 12:06 PM
nice one its quite a flashy magic showdown, i wonder what kind of method will the main use to use magic, as he is a warrior so he ll be a battle mage, staff is sth that i dont what him to use
hope he can augment sth in that gauntlet of his to use magic

FrostyMouse
April 11, 2012, 11:38 PM
Chapter 21: http://readonline.egscans.com/Dark_Mage/Chapter_021

Charlie
April 12, 2012, 03:52 PM
Chapter 21: http://readonline.egscans.com/Dark_Mage/Chapter_021

Oh thanks - forgot about that release. These chapters are so short but still interesting. I'm finding myself wanting the next chapter already. :p

FrostyMouse
April 20, 2012, 05:29 PM
Oh thanks - forgot about that release. These chapters are so short but still interesting. I'm finding myself wanting the next chapter already. :p

:P

Yeah, I do wish that they were a bit longer. I mean, it was nice to see what Doyle was capable of, but I was a bit disappointed that his first spells didn't put the Ogre down. He nearly instantly killed 200-250 Orcs, but those are only basic fodder, so while the number was impressive, the overall damage may have been a bit lacking. Still, it's only the first display, so I'm sure he's got something a lot more powerful.

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The next chapter: http://readonline.egscans.com/Dark_Mage/Chapter_021a

I forgot to mention it earlier, but like so many manhwa, this was the end of Dark Mage. On the final page of the chapter, egs mentions that they'll hopefully get us a summary of the light novel, but I don't know if that would be much different than that summary that was posted a while ago. I guess we never got to see him learning magic. :P