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    Nice. Poor Elan's head.
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    So Either secret masters of the city or representatives of Draketooth...
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    I like how the reptilian refers to V as 'it' in one panel. He doesn't really think highly of mammals does he?
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    Mwahahaha! I nearly fell over with laughing.

    But humor aside: I am dying to find out who these two are! Yet another faction??? Girard's underlings??? His personal enemies??? Or just some relatives with a grudge against V???

    If so: Why would they take Elan???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SatyreIkon View Post
    f so: Why would they take Elan???
    The green one said to "grab both" so they intend to take V, too.
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    That was hillarious. I feel kinda sorry for Elan, but the way he's been getting smacked around these last two strips made me laugh out loud.

    And Blackwing's comment - brilliant.

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    They were both spellcasters. That meant that they were the most dangerous people in the party, and the only ones worth capturing. At least, that's what they think...
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    Ouch. Elan got beaten badly in this fight.

    And more complications for the party.
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    Wow! The comix are comming at a furious pace these days.

    That was a bad hit for Elan, I hope he did not hurt his brain. (What am I saying???).

    Are they going for V or Haley for the second capture...? The elf, I suppose, in order to take all the arcane spellcasters away.
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    Haha, wow. Liking the two-comic joke.
    And this seems to be some kind of curveball, plot-wise. Why would any of the mentioned affiliates of the dragonoids want some of the party taken alive, albeit beaten to a bloody pulp?
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    Poor Elan. This cruelty to bards must stop!

    And I think this strip has the longest name in OOTS history.

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    I have a feeling I'm missing an obvious answer...but what was Elan's interrupted pun that started "brought the two of you to..."?

    Clearly something to do with reptiles, given the theme he'd established, but has anyone figured out what he was going to say?

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    Funny.

    Just a wild thought, here,but....

    Girard Draketooth?

    A Lizardmanish and some sort of dragon disciple? Maybe Girard's got a network of these or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPoD View Post
    The green one said to "grab both" so they intend to take V, too.
    Yes, but I think the question he was asking was why people seeking vengeance on V would take Elan as well, meaning Familicide probably isn't what provoked this attack.

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    A Lizardmanish and some sort of dragon disciple?
    Why do people keep insisting on calling him that? He probably either has the Half-Dragon template or is some entirely different dragon related creature, but has shown absolutely zero indication of being a spellcaster at all, much less taking at least nine levels in a (rather bad) spellcasting prestige class.
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    It would seem that Elan and the Halfdragonthingy has something in common brainwise - Let's just hope that E is as well protected, when it comes to having the first floor in the dangerzone
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    It's a bit of a longshot, but my money is on...
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    Hired goons of the Linear Guild. They have orders to take them alive because of Nale's obsession with gloating over over his foes, especially his brother.

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    So the target(s) was Elan and Vaarsuvius, and they talked about being lucky to get these two. Were they targeting other members of the order?

    Of course, there are three or four possible reasons for all this, but I think the Familicide connection isn't one. My favourite theory that doesn't rely on something as yet unestablished remains as:

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    They think Elan is Nale, and possibly Vaarsuvius is Zzdtri, and they're acting on (ex?) Lord Tyrinar for something Nale did when his father "denied" him.
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    Interesting development.

    Well it is quite unusual for PCs to get ambushed that kinda way. Now the rest of the Order will need to rescue them.

    I somehow doubt that Nale has anything to do with it.

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    So, they're looking to capture adventurers. They don't need the rogue. Are they after the Order specifically? Then why not Haley?

    I think all of our speculation may have been wrong. These guys may just be bounty hunters or ... something. Some new faction.

    Although it occurs to me that they could be from Girard after all. He wants to interrogate the fools who've been asking about him so publicly.

    If that's the case, I think the Order got fairly lucky, considering. V can explain their purpose clearly to Girard, and Elan can use his Diplomacy to full effect. The only thing that would make it better is if Roy was captured instead of V, since he's got an even better chance of making Girard believe him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arutema View Post
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    Hired goons of the Linear Guild. They have orders to take them alive because of Nale's obsession with gloating over over his foes, especially his brother.
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    Wouldn't they bring Haley, too, then? Seeing how Sabine have a grudge against her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucat View Post
    I have a feeling I'm missing an obvious answer...but what was Elan's interrupted pun that started "brought the two of you to..."?

    Clearly something to do with reptiles, given the theme he'd established, but has anyone figured out what he was going to say?
    Might have just been justice. As in scales of justice. Not sure what else could fit there, tooth be told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Might have just been justice. As in scales of justice. Not sure what else could fit there, tooth be told.
    If they were canines instead of reptiles, I'd say "brought you two to heel", but they're not. So.
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    Wouldn't they bring Haley, too, then? Seeing how Sabine have a grudge against her.
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    Awesome comic, great punch line!

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    Sort of a non-sequiter, but its cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-blood View Post
    Sort of a non-sequiter, but its cool
    Not exactly. As shown already, there's quite a bit of speculation going on, so it has some relevance.

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    Heh, and Elan's flamboyant sword maneuvers amounting to basically tickling the HD...and answered by Elan seeing 'stars' ;)

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