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    I get the feeling that the Monster in the Darkness might actually help V defeat Xykon, rather than the other way round. Love how they're comparing GO to his situation.

    More to the point, nothing went wrong with V's Epic Teleport. Is Cloister dispelled now?
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    O'Chul! Yay!
    Done here. Thanks, friends.

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    Nice shots in this one.

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    Nice character development for monster-san. I liked how he talked about his origin even if it's still complete vague.

    Another thing: I was watching Dr. Horrible's sing-a-long blog when I decided to check the oots and I was up to the brand new day song. Weird; that song kind of goes with the comic (at least in my opinion).

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    wait I'm on the first page? Anyway no the cloister spell did not break she just used an epic spell to circumvent protection.
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    Nicely done Giant! Here's hoping V doesn't end up dying from this ....

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    Wow, been a while since I've been on one of the Discussion threads...

    I really rather like how the comic's been going. Need I say more?

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    Wow! I just realized I have to sign on to the O-Chul fan club.

    Now, if he manages to win MotD over to the Good side, or at least avert him from the Evil side, that's a major accomplishment. And an interesting contribution to the debate on whether non-Bards-non-Rogues should get the social skills as class skills as well. It seems that he might convince MotD just by applying his CHA bonus, some cross-class ranks in Diplomacy and Sense Motive, and his own stalwartness. Impressive! (NON THE LESS!)
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    A very interesting page. Monster-san describes his homeland as being a Warm Forest environment, possibly Warm Swamp, and being raised primarily by his father. Major clues on both fronts! Perhaps a halfbreed of some kind? If a Warm Swamp is his homeland, it could mean half black dragon. On the other hand, his father's behavior sounds like that of the Temperate Forest dwelling Green Dragon.

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    Well this has potential...

    Nice to see more O-Chul wisdom as well.
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    And so begins a flashback to how V acquired the beans.

    Also this could backfire on O'Chul, charisma is his dump stat, which could lead to an intelligent thoughtful MITD still on the side of Xykon.

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    This is where V gets a major smackdown.

    Something having to do with the defected subcontractor, I'm sure.

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    I think he's a half tarrasque, but that's just me.

    Also, Re: V vs X, IT'S ON!!!

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    Nice strip! The hints about the MitD remembering it's dad as big with a big appetite will definitely stirr up the "it's a little tarrasque!!" theories. That would be so cute.

    Still, I hope the Monster doesn't let itself get swayed by O-Chul. I mean sure, it isn't as cruel as Xykon, but it is still Evil. Sure, it doesn't eat babies, but it looked positively forward to eating the Order of the Stick.

    Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping that at least now it gets to devour one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edhelras View Post
    Wow! I just realized I have to sign on to the O-Chul fan club.

    Now, if he manages to win MotD over to the Good side, or at least avert him from the Evil side, that's a major accomplishment. And an interesting contribution to the debate on whether non-Bards-non-Rogues should get the social skills as class skills as well. It seems that he might convince MotD just by applying his CHA bonus, some cross-class ranks in Diplomacy and Sense Motive, and his own stalwartness. Impressive!
    O-Chul dumped Charisma, remember? However, diplomacy and sense motive are both class skills on the Paladin class skills list.
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    Okay, V pierced Cloister easily enough, now all that needs to be done is take down Xykon and Redcloak at the same time while not killing off O-chul because the MitD wouldn't like that, and we know that he's probably got something uber just waiting to come out. Should be cake.

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    I like very much the Go metaphore.
    I wonder if mr. Burlew can play Go, and how well.
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    MitD should spend his next move to put a stone next to ochul's bottom stone in the leftmost column. He could take out a large bit of Ochul's territory that way.

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    Did O'Chul even teach how to atari or to count his territory?

    You would have better luck trying to teach him Shogi!

    Ok, haven't finished this strip yet, and was thrown trying to evaluate the Go board and unwind the plays they have made.

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    Just to cap off the ongoing theme of "V screws up everything", my money is on Vaarsuvius completely ruining any chance O-Chul had of turning the MitD to his side. And maybe kill O-Chul in the process. And then the Conjurer will escape, leaving V stranded.

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    I wonder how many stones O'Chul spotted the MitD. I count 64 black and 53 white, but we don't see the whole board.

    EDIT -- No, wait, we do pretty much see it all in one of the frames. O'Chul's winning handily, I guess, though there's still a bit of room in two of the corners for some action.
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    I wonder if Monster-San is some how related to Snarl...

    Also, I can't wait to see how V handles Xykon. Only 3 comics to go!

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    well i have a suspicion that tMITD and O'chul will end up the reason for why V does not vipe the floor with Xykon.
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    well i have a suspicion that tMITD and O'chul will end up the reason for why V does not vipe the floor with Xykon.
    No, I'm sure the fact that V has been completely and utterly useless with the power will have something to do with it. Arrogance + ego = downfall.

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    wow... I just had some beans (and no I didn't do it, V did).
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    O-Chul dumped Charisma, remember? However, diplomacy and sense motive are both class skills on the Paladin class skills list.

    You're right, and I was just soooo wrong. Sorry 'bout that. It shows that I almost never play the pallies myself...

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    I have an omminous feeling that tMitD or O-Chul might not survive this battle
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    ...Good luck, V! We're all pulling for ya! *hides behind magic-proof bunker*

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