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    Is it just me, or is this book starting to get REALLY good?

    Looks like Tarquin gypped Elan's mother on the alimony though.
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    Well, roy really does know how to use the strengths of his team

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    read it and chuckled.

    I'm looking foreward to seeing what the connection between Elan's dad and Draketooth is
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    I love the title of this comic!
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    I should really hire some clown-jugglers.

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    Awe-some.

    I was wondering how it was all going to tie.

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    Now we've been told Tarquin has had 9 wives so far- does it seem likely that Elan & Nale have half-brothers or sisters?
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    I think the third panel answers wether Tarquin is evil or not
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    It will never work again? Oh no, how shall the future plot advance!
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    "The part where I don't tell other people, obviously."

    I love those moments when Elan makes clear that somewhere in his skull, neurons are actually firing, but it would be dramatically inappropriate for him to do the smart thing.

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    ^: at times he seems almost like he's suppressing his power level like in DBZ, only it's his intelligence.

    And then other times we realize, no, he really is that dumb. Oh Elan.

    I guess it means that Elan is out of family members to appear out of nowhere to advance the plot or be the plot.
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    Wow. I'm starting to detect evil…

    And plot foiling…

    And, and… hmm…

    Oooo! Do you think he's involved with—no, he's not "good" enough to be trusted with that…

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    Elan understands that he doesn't understand.

    So, progress.
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    "Mysterious circumstances", huh? I think I have the measure of old daddy-o
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    Hmm, I smell some plot derailment coming up... why does it have to wait till after the festival? what is he plotting? Just how much of a villain is this guy?

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    Hehe. Great.

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    Hahah, there's the sinister cunning from Tarquin that I've been expecting. Great comic.

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    And thus, while Elan is starting to show more competence, Roy is concurrently gaining Genre savvy.
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    Nooooo! It finally happened; Elan has joined the dark side. He has become... COMPETENT!
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    Makes me wonder how many talks Tarquin had with Nale about "mysterious circumstancing" Sabine.

    And the obvious "after the banquet" thought, obviously.

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    Oh noes, I wonder what happened to his wife...

    Also: "Clown jugglers who juggle tiny clowns" XD
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    Great interaction between Elan and his father. Plus, who wouldn't like to see clown-jugglers juggling little clowns??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakebloodIV View Post
    Nooooo! It finally happened; Elan has joined the dark side. He has become... COMPETENT!

    Not really. He gained a bit of competence when he became a Dashing Swordsman, but this was not him being competent. He did exactly what Roy thought he might do, he tripped over the plot. He didn't use his mastery of bardic knowledge or any such things to track down an associate of at least acquaintance of Girard, it was just dumb luck, emphasis on the dumb part.


    That being said, my money is on Tarquin having tangled with or even possibly killed Girard. In fact, in the interests of dramatic tension, I will go with killed.

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    Great comic, Giant! How come an update so often appears right when I really need something to cheer me up? Well, I'm not complaining.
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    I laughed so hard that I woke up my roommate.

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    Curse you, mysterious circumstances!
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    Great comic!
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    Clown-jugglers who juggle tiny clowns? Did anyone else think of Ogers who throw halflings around?

    And who else thought of a more Stalin-like festival, with a small mopping-up operation beforehand?

    Edit: Also, first page for my first time. It was really weird to see a new comic discussion thread without " 1 2 3 4 5 6" pages.
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    FIRST PAGE POST!! VICTORY IS MINE!!


    But in all seriousness, I'm concerned by Wife #9 dying of Mysterious Circumstances.


    As for the punchline, I don't get it. It makes me feel kinda dumb, because I've gotten most of the punchlines and laughed at every strip in this arc except for this one. Was Haley saying that Elan tripped over the plot by being captured and finding his father? Because Roy didn't really let him go to do that... And if this is the plot, why's Haley so spazzed out since they were kinda... y'know... looking for the plot? I'm confused...

    I'm just not connecting the dots on this one, even after going back to the desert comics. I feel quite stupid...
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