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    New comic is up.
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    Oh that was great especially Cousin Sheila on the end.
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    Indeed it is, thank you.

    Not especially funny, but a very definite useful lampshading. Haley hides facts about herself because that's how she survived as a rogue.

    I foresee issues in their relationship in the future, when Haley's obsession with secrecy clashes head on with Elan's open nature.

    Anyone remember the Origin prequel? Elan's first job we see is as a herald. His whole mission in life is to boldly proclaim things to the world. That's what a bard does -- find stories and tell them. A rogue is much more like a spy -- they don't want to tell stories. They don't want to be seen or heard at all.

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    Understandable reaction from Haley's father considering it was Greysky City they were living in.
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    On the site when the update is posted, I love that feeling!

    Thank you, Mr. Burlew!
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    Nice Comic, Giant.

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    Hehehehe

    Love that last line about Cousin Shiela. It's also nice to see that everyone's starting to focus back on the main plot instead of all the side plots we suffered in the last arc.

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    Whooo, it updated just while I was on!
    Now we got our explanations as to why Haley doesn't tell the others too.

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    Really like this strip. Nice to see Elan having one of his elusive moments of clarity and perception. Intersting times ahead for sure, but I feel more and more confident that these two at least will get their happy ending.
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    Looks like it was posted only 10 minutes ago or so.
    After this comic (and a bit after the previous one) I'm thinking the Giant IS reading forums. He totally debunked possibility of Tyrinar and Nale's father to be one person, and now he actually adressed our concerns from last strip.

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    Nice job Rich! I was wondering these last few days as to why Haley didn't want to trust her party members, and this comic cleared all that up! Keep up the good work!

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    Prediction: Haley's father is behind the kidnap haley's father scheme and is simply trying to extort her.

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    Cousin Sheila's probably only the most frequent offender...

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    Awesome comic.

    Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but 'Mommy went to heaven last year' could be considered evidence for the Haley is Half-Celestial debate.

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    This proves it. Haley is half celestial!

    *only half serious*
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    Huh. It's a weird feeling when you're looking through the archive for something, accidentally hit the 'jump to latest comic' button and find the thing has been updated about ten seconds ago.

    In any case, it's also weird to ask a question and then have it answered in comic form in just a few days, with no real prior indication the comic would be going in that direction. Weird but awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax View Post
    Looks like it was posted only 10 minutes ago or so.
    After this comic (and a bit after the previous one) I'm thinking the Giant IS reading forums. He totally debunked possibility of Tyrinar and Nale's father to be one person, and now he actually adressed our concerns from last strip.
    He didn't debunk it. I think the main thing he shot down was that Lord Tyrinar would have the resources to join the struggle for the gate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax View Post
    I'm thinking the Giant IS reading forums. He totally debunked possibility of Tyrinar and Nale's father to be one person.
    Where exactly?

    That strip said no such thing.

    Huh, I wonder why Elan didn't repeat that speech about the need to hide things until you can make them blow up in your face in really inconvenient manner, for drama. Maybe that would get Haley thinking.
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    hooray for dysfunctional families!

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    the second elan said it i knew the punch line? haley's family? probably not a good thanksgiving unless someone is hauled off for something they hadnt committed (that time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan305 View Post
    Love that last line about Cousin Shiela. It's also nice to see that everyone's starting to focus back on the main plot instead of all the side plots we suffered in the last arc.
    No clue what you people have against side-arcs. If all side arcs got cut out of the comic, we would miss a lot of character-interaction as well as character-development. That and the comic probably already would have ended a year or two ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Where exactly?

    That strip said no such thing.

    Huh, I wonder why Elan didn't repeat that speech about the need to hide things until you can make them blow up in your face in really inconvenient manner, for drama. Maybe that would get Haley thinking.
    He didn't shoot it down completely, but you'd need a big logical stretch to think that he was a warlord in the western continent and survived around 13-15 years in charge. It's still possible, but very unlikely.

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    LOL. Awesome. I think she underestimates Roy and Durkon by a lot, though.
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    This proves it. Haley is half celestial!

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    Interesting. Beefs up Haley's character back story.
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    This strip mainly debunked the idea (flimsy though it already was) that Haley isn't a natural redhead.

    "went to heaven"... I wonder if the phrasing is intentional. This doesn't necessarily mean "died", and therefore only fuels *another* speculation that has been mentioned in the forums.

    Edited to add: My second paragraph ninjaed several times over...
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    Was hoping to find out what the shopkeeper's sentence from the last comic was going to finish as. "But it might be worth asking around in this new place that's--" Somehow that strikes me as something that'll end up important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax View Post
    He didn't shoot it down completely, but you'd need a big logical stretch to think that he was a warlord in the western continent and survived around 13-15 years in charge. It's still possible, but very unlikely.
    He could have been a Warlord in the Erfworld sense: A general for some other guy, and probably shifted his alliegance from time to time. Around 2 years ago, he may have made his own bid for power.
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    sweet...

    interesting fatherly advice there.....
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    Heaven? Does that mean that Haley's mother is/was Lawful Good?

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