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    The MitD is so adorable with his confusion. And does this mean that they're moving on without finding the phylactery?

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    ...Poor Warrior. He didn't get to kill a single Azurite. At least he was avenged.

    ...I don't get the milk joke, though.

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    Wow, that hobgoblin warrior was a lucky one!
    Belkar just let him walk away.

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    There's foreshadowing of internal strife in the new goblin nation. Redcloak was the only one whose authority would have gone unchallenged.

    Loved the joke in the first panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganurath View Post
    ...I don't get the milk joke, though.
    I think it was just an excuse to get Hobgoblin Cleric number 2's mother to yell at him, revealing that he really IS a nameless NPC. Well, not exactly NAMELESS, but...not exactly a real, plot element kind of name.

    I wonder if his village had naming conventions similar to the goblins from Goblins.

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    Goblins invented the oboe?
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    I'm still laughing at MITD in the first panel
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    joke makes no sense

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    If baby Hobgoblin Warrior from Strip 433, Panel 3 was wearing a little shirt with a picture of a duck on it...that would start a thread on speculation about Ducks as Metaphors for the State of Goblinkind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil8r View Post
    joke makes no sense
    His mother named him a generic name. In a world where having a (proper) name gives you significance, he's doomed to be a background character.
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    Hehehe, excellent job, Giant.

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    Is it just me, or did Reddy look a little annoyed by Jirix's banter?

    One can't help but wonder what Team Evil is up to, though, if they are in fact leaving without the phylactery, as it appears. Dang suspense!
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    Anyone else go look at 433?

    Also, I think Jirix has more talent for public speaking then Redcloak. Left-Eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsparrow View Post
    One can't help but wonder what Team Evil is up to, though, if they are in fact leaving without the phylactery, as it appears. Dang suspense!
    Nah, I think he's just making sure everything is ready for once they find it. After all, once it is found they are bugging out immediately, so Left-Eye needs to get this done before hand, and Xykon won't care if it doesn't mess with his plans.
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    Heh. Hooray for unimaginative mothers.
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    I don't think they're leaving without the phylactery. I think Redcloak is just getting his ducks in a row now, because Xykon told him they would be leaving two rounds after they found it. That wouldn't be enough time to transfer power to Jirix, so they're doing it in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zxo View Post
    There's foreshadowing of internal strife in the new goblin nation. Redcloak was the only one whose authority would have gone unchallenged.
    This.
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    You know, I kind of like that Jirix. Maybe, just maybe, mind you, he could turn the Goblin nation into something more or less acceptable. Not worse than many "rogue" human nations, anyway.

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    Hmm... I wonder how many hobgoblins will end up going with Xykon and Redcloak? With Tsukiko they have pretty much all the magical power they need, but hobgoblins make rather effeceint speedbumps against heroes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moran View Post
    You know, I kind of like that Jirix. Maybe, just maybe, mind you, he could turn the Goblin nation into something more or less acceptable. Not worse than many "rogue" human nations, anyway.
    I think that will be shown to depend on the nature of that 'delicious barbeque'...I had a seriously queesy feeling as soon as I read that line.

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    Maybe the barbecue is hydra heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zxo View Post
    There's foreshadowing of internal strife in the new goblin nation. Redcloak was the only one whose authority would have gone unchallenged.
    Nah. Look at the strip's title: 'Meet The New Boss'.

    'Same as the old boss', anyone?

    Jirix isn't going to rock the boat.

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    We'll have to wait and see- however- I'd be surprised if the "upcoming barbeque" is intended to involve eating the Azurites.
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    Man. The poor hobgoblin from #433 panel 3 is probably dead now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zxo View Post
    There's foreshadowing of internal strife in the new goblin nation. Redcloak was the only one whose authority would have gone unchallenged.
    Where's the internal strife? Hobgoblin Cleric #2 may feel jealous about Jirix's promotion, but where's his motivation to struggle against him? I think at the moment, external pressures aside, Jirix's position is relatively secure, since the Supreme Leader himself has deemed him worthy of being his Regent.
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    Excellent stuff!
    Love the gobbo mom's last lines.

    Also- I think we now have confirmation that the elven terrorist attack was V. and not (yet) Team Peregrine. Or am I being stupid here?

    Regardless, love all the gobbo lifestyle deets. It's like a gobbo-centric Martha Stewart Magazine photospread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    We'll have to wait and see- however- I'd be surprised if the "upcoming barbeque" is intended to involve eating the Azurites.
    It'll probably involve Barbecue Hydra Heads for everybody - and that's how Goblin Dan made his first million gold pieces!

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