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    Hah. Love it. Feel sorry for V, but still...
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    Woah V is gonna have it tough. Wonder how the rest will take it. Also if by any chance we can take a look at the letter's details, we would probably know V's gender!!!!

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    Ouch. And no diamond dust for her. I mean, him/her.

    The first panel was awesome. I thought V was turning evil again.

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    What an odd way to go about delivering legal documents.
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    Wow... highly unexpected...

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    Love the Fish Called Wanda reference in the first panel

    Other than that, this is fairly upsetting.
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    Heh, and I thought the yellow paper was going to say "I prepared explosive runes this morning", with V getting a taste of his/her own favorite trick.

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    I was afraid this might happen. Poor V.

    On the other hand, though, (s)he totally deserved it.

    Loved the "instant summons" joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser1 View Post
    Heh, and I thought the yellow paper was going to say "I prepared explosive runes this morning", with V getting a taste of his/her own favorite trick.
    Wasn't just me then

    Poor V.

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    I don't see the point in the bearded guy provoking V into blasting him if he didnt need the diamond dust

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    He probably thought it would be the best way to get Varsuvius to confirm his/her identity and accept the scroll, otherwise it could be pretty difficult to serve a high level spellcaster. Worked pretty well too.

    Bet that's a high paying job .

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    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk07 View Post
    I don't see the point in the bearded guy provoking V into blasting him if he didnt need the diamond dust
    I'd presume that in order for an elven legal summons to be valid, the person providing the summons must:

    A) Verify the identity of the person being provided legal documents.

    B) Have said person willingly take the document.

    How would you convince a potentially hostile and potentially non-lawful wizard to say his full name out loud AND take a scroll from you in the sight of witnesses, when you are a complete stranger? While also giving yourself enough time to cast a teleport spell to get your vulnerable self + witness out of there?

    Considering the last time V's mate saw hir, hir was drunk on arcane power, and acting decidedly chaotic evil. Better to take the sneaky route than the straight up lawful-good "here's your summons" approach.

    Edit: dang - beaten to the punch :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk07 View Post
    I don't see the point in the bearded guy provoking V into blasting him if he didnt need the diamond dust
    Maybe randomly provoking strangers was his best way of finding V? You know, the elf who decided to extinguish a whole family line of dragons because of the possibility of a threat from one of them?



    In retrospect, that turban guy might have decided it wasn't such a smart move.

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    Well this only confirms what was known for a while now: V's mate is an ungrateful arrogant sod who never understood V at all.

    Hopefully V gets decent custody arrangements with the children and never has to interact with his supposed other half ever again.

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    Damn. For all V's efforts to avoid those two idiot lawyers again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilr View Post
    I'd presume that in order for an elven legal summons to be valid, the person providing the summons must:

    A) Verify the identity of the person being provided legal documents.

    B) Have said person willingly take the document.
    This is actually the case with our real world legal system, not just OotSverse Elven legal systems. I know a guy who does this job for a living - things such as going into an auto repair shop, asking around for a certain employee, and when they come over and say, "Yeah, I'm {name}," handing them the summons. Of course, the stakes are a bit higher when dealing with powerful Elven wizards!

    Though, I didn't get the joke of the last panel. What is "Dawnmij?" Is this supposed to mean something to us, or is it only over my head because I'm not a hardcore DnD player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaytara View Post
    Damn. For all V's efforts to avoid those two idiot lawyers again...
    See, that's where actually being an evil archmage would help him! Soul Trap the only two lawyers in the world and you'll never end up in a proper court!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teatime View Post
    Though, I didn't get the joke of the last panel. What is "Dawnmij?" Is this supposed to mean something to us, or is it only over my head because I'm not a hardcore DnD player?
    Instant Summons is a spell that calls an item to you instantly. Dawnmij is probably an arcanist lawyer/solicitor of some sort. Hence the "fast legal documents" joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teatime View Post
    This is actually the case with our real world legal system, not just OotSverse Elven legal systems.
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    Turban wizard has served his purpose now, so he'll most likely won't show up anymore. I thought he would play a bigger role, since he had an unusual body type.
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    Now THAT was unexpected!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teatime View Post
    Though, I didn't get the joke of the last panel. What is "Dawnmij?" Is this supposed to mean something to us, or is it only over my head because I'm not a hardcore DnD player?
    It's a parody of "Drawmij's Instant Summons" which is the name of the spell in 3.5. But since Drawmij is copyrighted by the holders of the DnD license, Rich had to tweak the name slightly.
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    Vaarsuvius shouldn't feel bad, his spouse seems to be a fickle bitch if she's going to divorce him for one event. Yeah, he showed an unabashed evil and great, unchained power, but within the DnD-universe you should probably expect that sort of thing.

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    Considering the look on the face of the turban guy when he hears V's name it's possible that he didn't know who V was; maybe he really wanted the diamond dust and only realized who V was when V gave his/her name and then decided to do his job. I haven't checked locater spells recently, is diamond dust a component?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tingel View Post
    Turban wizard has served his purpose now, so he'll most likely won't show up anymore. I thought he would play a bigger role, since he had an unusual body type.
    I dunno, I think more D&D wizards should be pudgy. I mean they all spend weeks on end just sitting in a room obsessing over a spell...


    Also, is the Giant trying to characterize V as still neutral, cause he is acting a lot like that. Even if V is trying to be good, I'd consider him CN with good tendencies.
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    Lol,this is not good.
    However nice to note everybody was making suggestions and the solution was yet so simple (and not simple at same time... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevrmore View Post
    Vaarsuvius shouldn't feel bad, his spouse seems to be a fickle bitch if she's going to divorce him for one event. Yeah, he showed an unabashed evil and great, unchained power, but within the DnD-universe you should probably expect that sort of thing.
    Also to defend V's spouse, that wasn't a simple 'one event' that was V showing up looking completely evil and then proceeding to do some rather horrible things and then proceed to completely ignore the spouse and any offer to reconcile and fix the problem.
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    nice that was fast! ==)
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    Ouch for V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    It's a parody of "Drawmij's Instant Summons" which is the name of the spell in 3.5. But since Drawmij is copyrighted by the holders of the DnD license, Rich had to tweak the name slightly.
    Hang on, I'm seeing Drawmij's Instant Summons, not Dawnmij... Maybe I need to wipe my cache and refresh?

    Also, that lawyer has balls for doing his job that way.
    And... "the important thing is that this needless conflict is now over WITHOUT the loser's entire family line getting totally eradicated."

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