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    Hmm. I'm wondering: why is Elan not tied up, while Haley is? Isn't he the main criminal?
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    Huh, well that's not exactly what I was expecting for the empress of blood...
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    And once again, everyone's theories are shot down in flames. Yay!

    EDIT: Where'd Blackwing go? I can't see him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    Hmm. I'm wondering: why is Elan not tied up, while Haley is? Isn't he the main criminal?
    Crippling rope shortages.

    Plus, Haley was tied up for the walk over here by Gannji. Malack is not really afraid of Elan defeating them in their palace with a few hundred guards around.
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    Nice Empress. I like her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevitan View Post
    Huh, well that's not exactly what I was expecting for the empress of blood...
    I think you might not have been the only one surprised.
    For some reason I can't figure out the first image of her - it is unsettling.

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    Y'know, I can honestly say beyond a shadow of a doubt I did not see that empress coming.

    Which is probably about the only way she's ever heard that line before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    Hmm. I'm wondering: why is Elan not tied up, while Haley is? Isn't he the main criminal?
    Chronic rope shortages not withstanding, this does seem odd.... maybe there's a plot point there. Nice update and interesting.
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    Wow. I am very glad I checked again this morning.

    And wow...Yeah.......Hah...Wow.

    Nice one, Rich.

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    Fat jokes? Really, Rich?

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    i cry for that poor little chair... and i think i know who that is. Thank you, origin of pcs. ^^

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    Is the Empress a dragon?

    If yes, her wing in panel 7 doesn't seem to be shaded.
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    Well that sure has hell was not what most people were expecting, seat sacrifice joke is best part, Nale backstory is nice too.

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    A sad example of what happens when dragons fail to achieve basic literacy skills. It's "hoard", Empress, not "herd".

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    "I weep bitter tears for that seat, which dies a little each day so so that other chairs may live"

    lol!:)

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    Wow. I think that comic just subverted every expectation I had for it. Also, I that was the hardest I have laughed at an update in a very long time.

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    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. She's what, Wyrm? Great Wyrm? Excellent, either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly2005 View Post
    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. She's what, Wyrm? Great Wyrm? Excellent, either way.
    She seems a bit dim for that. I'm betting much much younger, but living the good life for two years has fattened her up way beyond her normal size category.
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    Well I'll be honest, I didn't expect that.

    Though V making a joke that wasn't 4th Wall shattering or mocking of another member? V making an actual joke for no other reason than to tell a joke?

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    Wow, if anyone has read the 3.5 dragon focused handbook ( Im not even gonna try and spell it) then they would know that it is INSANLY hard for a dragon to become obese (going by the book here). Not that its impossible (once again going by the book here) but a dragon would have to eat almost CONSTANTLY to grow to such a size.

    Although its perfectly logical that rich just used the rule...of...cool?

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    Heh, tiny wings...

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    My, my, Hilga's changed a bit hasn't she. ;) Who could have possibly guessed that the empress of the lizard people would be a dragon! Gasp, shock, horror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordShotGun View Post
    Wow, if anyone has read the 3.5 dragon focused handbook ( Im not even gonna try and spell it) then they would know that it is INSANLY hard for a dragon to become obese (going by the book here). Not that its impossible (once again going by the book here) but a dragon would have to eat almost CONSTANTLY to grow to such a size.

    Although its perfectly logical that rich just used the rule...of...cool?
    Who says she generally doesn't eat constantly? If she is a figurehead then she has nothing to do with her time but enjoy the luxuries of being the empress.
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    ...why does V still have an arrow insider her?
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    Ugh! Elan's puns need a bit more work.
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    I love it when V closes out a scene.

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    Were the cows a veiled reference to Keith Baker?

    But yeah, nice scewering of everybody's theories on who or what the Empress of Blood would be! And now I'm even more interested in how Nale ended up working with/against the Empress...
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    Uha. This gives me another Star Wars association. Firstly, Boba Fett. Now Jabba the Hutt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordShotGun View Post
    Wow, if anyone has read the 3.5 dragon focused handbook ( Im not even gonna try and spell it) then they would know that it is INSANLY hard for a dragon to become obese (going by the book here). Not that its impossible (once again going by the book here) but a dragon would have to eat almost CONSTANTLY to grow to such a size.

    Although its perfectly logical that rich just used the rule...of...cool?
    Well it IS possible (She's the Empress, and she's being placated), and there is another such dragon in Dragons of Ebberon, I believe. It has a special quality where it counts as one size larger (Gargantuan, not Huge) and it has trouble flying. :P I can't remember what it was called, but it's main schtick was sloth and apathy. So, I guess it's all up to the lifestyle, really.
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