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    Well, looks like many people were right about Tarquin sending the dragoons to help the other side.
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    Interesting, we about to get to see how Elan reacts to someone directly telling him about his father's less than forthright actions. I especially like that his father doesn't deny anything, I think it'll make for some good material.

    I'm anxious for the next comic already.
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    Thank you Giant!

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    Tarquin, you are a bastard. An utter utter bastard.

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    Raise your hand if you saw this coming.

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    Wow. Elan...Is not going to like this. Tarquin may have just made a big mistake here.

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    I wonder how Elan is going to react...

    EDIT: Also, I think the title is hilarious.
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    And so the shoe begins to drop. When will Elan begin to figure it out...? If ever...?

    I don't understand Tarquin's betrayal of the city. What advantage does it give him to hand over a small city to a rival empire? I would think it would be more sensible to defend the city from Tears and make it into a client state. He keeps his honor, he adds a city to his empire (de facto, if not de jure). Everyone's happy except the Empire of Tears.

    Presumably this will be explained in a couple of strips.

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    Speaking of dodge bonuses to AC...

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    Okay, Elan can't ignore that completely? Can he? Right?

    He probably can.

    Also, the entire fandom totally called that.
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    Elan doesn't have much of a facial expression at this point. Is he in shock, or what?
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    So what type of weapon is the angry lady using? Falcion?
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    now that was to be expected..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post
    And so the shoe begins to drop. When will Elan begin to figure it out...? If ever...?

    I don't understand Tarquin's betrayal of the city. What advantage does it give him to hand over a small city to a rival empire? I would think it would be more sensible to defend the city from Tears and make it into a client state. He keeps his honor, he adds a city to his empire (de facto, if not de jure). Everyone's happy except the Empire of Tears.

    Presumably this will be explained in a couple of strips.

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    However... a big Burrito on the idea ELan will not believe Tarquin is red from Evil

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    Okay, Elan can't ignore that completely? Can he? Right?

    He probably can.

    Also, the entire fandom totally called that.
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    We don't know if perhaps now the Empire of Tears now owes The EoB a private favor of some sort. There could be a whole multitude of reasons why events transpired the way they did. I'm more interested by the fact that Tarquin seems to delibrately want to revel to his son that he is evil. Is that just his dramatic sense? Or is there some ulterior motive?
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    Aww...Elan's going to be devastated. I assume he knew his father was evil, and fully expected to lose a hand in a duel at some point -- who is he to fight a good dramatic convention?

    But I don't think he expected the old man to be a cad.

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    Wow. Elan...Is not going to like this. Tarquin may have just made a big mistake here.
    Oh, I doubt it. Note the huge smug grin on Tarquin's face when Elan stepped in. It's likely this scene is playing out exactly like he wants it to.

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    Also, I love how smug Tarquin looks in the first panel of the third row. And then how he switches to the "goofy-Elan-grin" in the last panel.

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    Tee hee. Tarquin.

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    Ooh, goodbye, Elan's childlike trust in his father.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scutilla View Post
    Oh, I doubt it. Note the huge smug grin on Tarquin's face when Elan stepped in. It's likely this scene is playing out exactly like he wants it to.
    Yeah, but if he sees this as Nale 2.0, or if Haley gets involved...Or Roy or Belkar. I'm saying that even if this works out well for Tarquin, he doesn't know all the factors and we know that Elan's a wild card. As much of a planner as Tarquin is, this could backfire badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post

    I don't understand Tarquin's betrayal of the city.
    I would guess it's more advantageous to get on an empire's good side than that of a single free city.

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    Great comic giant!

    Concerning why Tarquin would turn over the city, it's a small city and if the Empire of Tears is a powerhouse, help the power house out to stave off your own doom (or to cement an alliance).

    I doubt Elan is going think his dad is evil based on nothing but Elan's 'intelligence'.
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    *GASP* is that the sound of scales falling? From Elan's eyes?

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    Did Tarquin wanted to get Elan to this fight, or actually show him something in the top level (probably something bad as well)?
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    I doubt he is regretting anything, that big grin of his is of a man that has all the pieces falling exactly as he anticipated, and is like five moves ahead of his opponents.

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    Put me on the list of people who totally called it.

    Also, put me on the list of peopel who laughed out loud when Tarquin said it was so obvious what he was doing that he was worried she would spot it.

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    Well. I actually saw that one coming. But nice to right, for once...

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