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    Roy is supposed to be a Fighter with a high intelligence. Hmm.

    Sun Tzu said: in order to defeat your enemy, first defeat his plan.
    With that in mind, Sun Tzu also said: Every battle is won before it is fought
    In support of that idea, Erwin Rommel once pointed out that
    "the battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters long before the shooting begins
    but more tellingly he said
    Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
    Sun Tzu also said: To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

    Question: can the Order of the Stick achieve their aim without battle?
    Is Rich setting us up here? Is the Giant getting us all ready to expect a battle scene when the core mission is to get to where Durkula is and stop him, rather than slay this collection of lesser vampires?

    Sun Tzu said that all war is based on deception. So is good writing, in a lot of cases: a bit of misdirection is a common technique to set up a plot twist.

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