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    Haha, so much for the theories that V's mate could hold off the dragon...
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    So much for the theory that V's mate is a druid...
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    Also very true. I was hopeful while it lasted, but wasn't really expecting V's mate to be an adventurer.
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    Well, now that that theory has been blown out of the water...

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    "Apprentice" baker? Is V robbin' the cradle? Or is the apprenticeship for bakers even more strenuous than for wizards?
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    Yikes.
    V still insists that magic is the only way to solve his problem. Then again, at this point, it is.
    I actually smiled at the punchline this time though.

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    Looks like V's mate has ranks in profession(baker).

    Very funny three time repeat of the same lines.

    The next question that emerges is what does V plan to do next.
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    Wow, some great lines in this comic. I'm pretty worried about the mate still, but I'm beginning to think that maybe, just maybe V will be able to save his family.

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    I wish V mate was a Druid.
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    Appentice baker? I wonder if V's mate is younger than it is or didnt start early in life to choose a career?

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    Very nice. Though I do wish there was more action. I'm just eager to see what happens! Lets see another rapidfire comic up tomorrow!

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    Hrm... What to do, what to do..

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    I'm glad we found out the occupation of V's mate! Apprentice baker = awesome. Also, the imp referring to V's mate as a "she" kept up the proper level of gender confusion.

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    I love the latest story line! These have been some of the best OOTS comics in awhile.

    AHHH! I just realized that perhaps V's mate stands a chance if he/she is familiar with how to bake "Dwarf Battle Bread" from the Discworld Universe.... If not then I would say V's mate is in deep doo-doo.
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    I wonder how long an elvan apprenticeship lasts.

    But you never know, maybe the dragon has an allergy to banana muffins.

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    >.< Quit squabbling with the imp V and come up with a plan. Time's a wasting
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    A baker? Oh dear. But I'm feeling more hopeful now that this situation won't end as badly as I worried before. Great strip.
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    My mate is an apprentice baker you moron!


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    Either V's mate is a very slow learner, or elvish bakers are expected to be able to make some truly fine cuisine.


    I have no idea who's side I'm on here: the dragon, or V & family...

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    "What a tweest!"

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    Oh V. silly elf
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    Vaarsuvius was an apprentice up until a short time before the comic began, according to OtOPCs, so it's not that much of an age difference.

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    Really nice comic, giant! A Baker!
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    Yikes.
    V still insists that magic is the only way to solve his problem. Then again, at this point, it is.
    Also, asking the imp to find Haley isn't on the list of possibilities -- yes, the same objection (Haley has no way to get there in time) applies, but I suspect that it's also that V is still determined to solve that problem h**self.

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    I wonder if the baker part is poking fun at someone else...
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    Actually, if V's mate would believe the message, then the Imp warning her could be of use - not in defeating the dragon, but taking the kids, running away, and hiding (if there is still time).

    That won't help forever (the dragon can attempt to track them down... or decide to wait a few decades, dragons do have plenty of time on their hands to plot revenge, and V and his family won't die of natural causes either over that timeframe), but the dragon can, perhaps, be thwarted long enough for V to think of something else.

    The other option is for the Imp to teleport into a shop or something with a scroll or five of teleportation, teleport back to V, and they can use those. For that matter, it may be possible - I don't know the rules - to also revive the Imp's Pit Fiend buddy and teleport V, Imp, and Pit Fiend over and have an epic Dragon vs. Pit Fiend + Elf Wizard fight. Granted, I doubt Pit Fiend likes V very much...).

    Even less realistic Option 3: question - how good is the Imp's teleport ability? Can it teleport into a confined, potentially hazardous area and out of it very fast? If so, all you need are 40-45 lbs of high explosive with a timed detonator (or magical equivalent thereof - again, this involves the Imp raiding a shop, or possibly V can provide money), and the Imp can rapidly teleport inside the dragon's stomach, teleport out (sans explosives), and - BOOM! That should be enough to give even an enormous dragon one hell of a stomachache, at minimum. Of course, Imp may not want to risk being unable to teleport out... and of course, its rather impractical.

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    Well, so much for the idea that Quarr was actually telling the truth about being a decent Sorcerer. If he's teleporting from a house-ruled racial ability like that, odds are that even if he has levels in Sorcerer, they're not very impressive. At best he's high single-digits in level.

    Which means the only viable options for V to save her family that our speculation came up with just flew out the window.

    ...please, Giant, don't kill them...

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    Maybe V's mate will bring scones.

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