Finally got around to reading this. After being underwhelmed by that side-story with Xixa, I'm happy to report that the beginning of this comic feels like a marked improvement. The scenario is explained more clearly and the pacing is more deliberate. I admire your layout of the '"Genesis" of Sylvanna and I can sense the legend of the crystal will play a larger role in the developing plot. Characters are established at the start with Bashu is the impulsive hothead and Zachary as the more mature individual. It will be interesting to see how they resolve the crisis with the Avian pilferer(s). I hope this comic continues to improve, Dawn!
Oh, one tiny gripe, I'm confused about the layout in this page. I imagine I'm looking down at the village from the treetops, but why do I see the sky where the ground should be?