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    I have a bit of a crackpot theory, but please bear with me.
    So here's my theory.
    I think that the Oracle is a Kobold.
    To this I submit the following evidence:
    1. I like Kobolds. I mean I really do. I own Races of the Dragon, which has in it Dragonborn, which are cool. But it also has Kobolds. And that made me think. Where else have I seen dragons? Sean Connery was a dragon, of course! And wasn't Sean Connery in a movie where people live forever unless their heads are cut off? And what else lives forever until you cut off their heads? Wizards! Now, Wizards are also a company that releases D&D, which reminded me that D&D means Deficit Disorder, which was also a line by Roy. And since Roy is black, I started thinking that maybe there are Kobolds in the OotS world.
    2. In Start of Darkness, the Oracle mentioned that he wanted to get to 2nd base. Now, baseball is a fun game, but I've been thinking, and I may be taking this train of thought too far, but I think he meant base as in "All your base are belong to us." This was obviously an attempt to cheat in Starcraft, which has the Zerg, which are, as we know, somewhat like lizards. And Kobolds are like lizards. So I think that the Oracle is implying that he's a Kobold there, but he might just be referencing base jumping, which is fun because Batman does it.
    3. The Oracle is yellow. The Simpsons are yellow. And I heard a joke about someone answering the phone and saying "Yellow". The Simpsons have a dog. I think that dog might be a kobold too. I think we've seen him. I think that might be the Oracle.
    4. This is either a huge hint, or a MAJOR red herring thrown our way by The Giant. When Belkar meets the Kobold he says "The All Seeing Oracle of Sunken Valley is a friggin' KOBOLD?" Now, I know that most people might think this means the creature a few pages before that, but I think if you look closely at what Roy says, it's clearly a Hydra. I know, the whole "Lots of heads, lots of eyes" thing confused me as well, but it could also be taken to imply that the Oracle is a Kobold, or a friggin' Kobold which is probably a subtype.
    Anybody have a response? Please don't flame me I worked really hard on this kthx.
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    Haha not bad.

    BTW I think you're a lemming.

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    Look out dan brown you have competition

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    Quote Originally Posted by derfenrirwolv View Post
    Look out dan brown you have competition
    Egads! And the comic entitled "Look More Closelier," a quote from a South Park episode spoofing Dan Brown, features Roy going down to haunt Haley and Belkar where he stays until... who dismisses him? Oh that's right! The Oracle! Spooky.
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    Exactly! There are hints all over the place!
    You just have to have a keen mind and a keen eye, and some sort of willing suspension of disbelief.
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    Although the name of the village "lickmyorangeballshalfling" is evidence to the contrary, as Kobolds would likely not have such parts exposed. Perhaps the Oracle is a Goblin of some sort - the 'orange' might imply a hobgoblin.

    The fact that the village itself is populated with Kobolds, though, seems to contradict this theory. I think it's possible that the Kobold references you're referring to are just a case of Rule Of Funny, and that Rich really hasn't put much thought into what race the Oracle is.

    This is either a huge hint, or a MAJOR red herring thrown our way by The Giant. When Belkar meets the Kobold he says "The All Seeing Oracle of Sunken Valley is a friggin' KOBOLD?
    You are accepting as credible a theory that came out of Belkar's mouth.
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    Woah...That's the most epic rendition of awesome randomness I've read in...three days, at least. you win a cookie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random832 View Post
    Although the name of the village "lickmyorangeballshalfling" is evidence to the contrary, as Kobolds would likely not have such parts exposed. Perhaps the Oracle is a Goblin of some sort - the 'orange' might imply a hobgoblin.

    The fact that the village itself is populated with Kobolds, though, seems to contradict this theory. I think it's possible that the Kobold references you're referring to are just a case of Rule Of Funny, and that Rich really hasn't put much thought into what race the Oracle is.



    You are accepting as credible a theory that came out of Belkar's mouth.
    Many good points...
    However, I believe the rubber ducky to be a water dragon reference, and as everyone knows, dragons=awesome, hobgoblins=not awesome. Therefore, I don't think he's a hobgoblin.
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    Wait Rubber Duckie? That could be the clue I'm waiting for.

    As we all know rubber duckies make bathtime fun and who proved that to us.

    Ernie. Who's Orange. Now Ernie thinks rubber duckie is the one (and the oracle clearly agrees due to how protective he is). Hobgoblins are normally killed in great numbers by belkar, but kobold's have been known to face him one on one.

    Finally who else has a rubber duckie and knows the future.

    Beast wars megatron. Yessss.... And megatron is known to transform to T-rex (a large lizard) and a dragon.
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    The oracle is just dead meat, waiting for Belkar Daggers to impale, smash and slash it.

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    Haha not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pita View Post
    I have a bit of a crackpot theory, but please bear with me.
    So here's my theory.
    I think that the Oracle is a Kobold.
    To this I submit the following evidence:
    1. I like Kobolds. I mean I really do. I own Races of the Dragon, which has in it Dragonborn, which are cool. But it also has Kobolds. And that made me think. Where else have I seen dragons? Sean Connery was a dragon, of course! And wasn't Sean Connery in a movie where people live forever unless their heads are cut off? And what else lives forever until you cut off their heads? Wizards! Now, Wizards are also a company that releases D&D, which reminded me that D&D means Deficit Disorder, which was also a line by Roy. And since Roy is black, I started thinking that maybe there are Kobolds in the OotS world.
    2. In Start of Darkness, the Oracle mentioned that he wanted to get to 2nd base. Now, baseball is a fun game, but I've been thinking, and I may be taking this train of thought too far, but I think he meant base as in "All your base are belong to us." This was obviously an attempt to cheat in Starcraft, which has the Zerg, which are, as we know, somewhat like lizards. And Kobolds are like lizards. So I think that the Oracle is implying that he's a Kobold there, but he might just be referencing base jumping, which is fun because Batman does it.
    3. The Oracle is yellow. The Simpsons are yellow. And I heard a joke about someone answering the phone and saying "Yellow". The Simpsons have a dog. I think that dog might be a kobold too. I think we've seen him. I think that might be the Oracle.
    4. This is either a huge hint, or a MAJOR red herring thrown our way by The Giant. When Belkar meets the Kobold he says "The All Seeing Oracle of Sunken Valley is a friggin' KOBOLD?" Now, I know that most people might think this means the creature a few pages before that, but I think if you look closely at what Roy says, it's clearly a Hydra. I know, the whole "Lots of heads, lots of eyes" thing confused me as well, but it could also be taken to imply that the Oracle is a Kobold, or a friggin' Kobold which is probably a subtype.
    Anybody have a response? Please don't flame me I worked really hard on this kthx.
    I think my IQ just dropped 10 points after reading that.

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    My Theory, by A. Elk (that's A for Anne, not a Elk):
    Dinosaurs were small on one end, much much bigger in the middle, then small on the other end.
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    I think my IQ just dropped 10 points after reading that.
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    I think you're on to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilcane87 View Post
    I think you're on to something.
    Too many words; should have been:

    "I think you're on something"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Souhiro View Post
    The oracle is just dead meat, waiting for Belkar Daggers to impale, smash and slash it.
    And then the oracle is going to be ripped to shreds by a druid, and possibly killed permanently by the inhabitants of Mechanus who become annoyed by the Oracle's repeated attempts at cheating death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    Too many words; should have been:

    "I think you're on something"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilcane87 View Post
    The internet says I'm right.
    *whoosh*

    ^ Hear that? That's the sound of the joke flying right over your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brionl View Post
    My Theory, by A. Elk (that's A for Anne, not a Elk):
    Dinosaurs were small on one end, much much bigger in the middle, then small on the other end.
    That was specifically for the brontosaurus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilcane87 View Post
    The internet says I'm right.
    ...I think you should read what rewinn posted again...

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    Remember though, that the characters, including Roy were almost certainly generated in the ADD system, and that ADD stands for ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER, which can, in some rare cases lead to sociopathic behavior. Thus, the thrust of the theory should be aimed at Belkar and raspberry bats are gliding out of my navel and making corduroy mojitos in my reclining blender. /twitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random832 View Post
    *whoosh*

    ^ Hear that? That's the sound of the joke flying right over your head.
    Quote Originally Posted by Optimystik View Post
    ...I think you should read what rewinn posted again...
    I thought his post meant that my sentence wasn't gramatically correct, but there must be something I don't get 'cause english isn't my first language.

    Care to point it out? I'm curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilcane87 View Post
    I thought his post meant that my sentence wasn't gramatically correct, but there must be something I don't get 'cause english isn't my first language.

    Care to point it out? I'm curious.
    "On to something"=you've got something.
    "On something"=you've been using drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilcane87 View Post
    I thought his post meant that my sentence wasn't gramatically correct, but there must be something I don't get 'cause english isn't my first language.

    Care to point it out? I'm curious.
    In idiomatic English, to be "on something," means to be high on some kind of drug.

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    Heh, that makes sense, thanks Blackjackg and (ninja) Kish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pita View Post
    I have a bit of a crackpot theory, but please bear with me.
    So here's my theory.
    I think that the Oracle is a Kobold.
    To this I submit the following evidence:

    ...

    Anybody have a response? Please don't flame me I worked really hard on this kthx.
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    Unless that other dog was at 2nd base that's no real point.
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    Oh, and I recall that I've used a similar methodology in defense of an equally controversial argument in the past.
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    I'm shocked that no one has flamed the OP for missing the obvious and therefore himself missing the obvious yet. "Um, OF COURSE he's a kobold. It's RIGHT THERE ON THE PAGE. YOU YOURSELF MENTIONED BELKAR CALLING HIM A KOBOLD. IDIOT."
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