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    Woohoo for long comics...and again, love the punny title...

    Webs within webs...

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    Is that Nale as a baby...little blond growth sprouting from the chin already? But hard to tell...just a splash of yellow/gold there
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    Well done Giant, and shall I say... DUN DUN DUN!
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    Oh my :O

    Lots of good plot here.
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    Oh gosh, is everyone right about that being Ian Starshine?
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    And so, we discover that Elan's father really did rule Tyrinaria.

    Plot twist! That I think we saw coming!

    Regardless, awesome comic. I love sequences like that.
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    Ha! I knew it! Boy oh boy is Haley gonna be peeved when she hears this.

    Ian is her father, right? It's been a while and I can't remember.
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    Red? Seriously? God, I thought you finished the Shawshank Redemption references.

    Still, interesting, though I think quite a few people can now say "KNEW IT!"

    And crap, I just noticed what they meant by Ian. :O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naoto Shirogane View Post
    Ian is her father, right? It's been a while and I can't remember.
    Yeah

    This ought to be interesting, I can see something big is gonna happen soon.
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    Interesting! Now we have been conclusively shown that Elan's dad was the person (either directly or indirectly) who had Haley's dad captive. And it seems that we've met Mr. Starshine now at last. Even better, Elan looks to have made the connection on his own without being reminded (I'm proud of him!).

    Additionally, we've also met someone who might be Haley's uncle. I'm betting he's cannon fodder though.
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    holy crap Rich, you are a genius. i heard all those theories that the old gladiator was Ian, but I never thought it'd be true. i thought Tarquin was Tyrinnar, but i thought Ian was elsewhere. i didn't see it coming at all, i thought all the people who guessed this were either just plain wrong or joking around.

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    Oh yeah! I can't WAIT to see what happens next!

    And Tarquin may have just made a fatal mistake...

    And he thinks Elan is the leader...
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    Best comic in a very long time. Absolutely fantastic. Bravo.

    Also: I noticed that currently, the uber-nation's disguise is The Empire of Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
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    Looks like the "white-haired prisoner is Haley's dad" theory was right after all.

    Big surprise to me- I was rather skeptical when I first saw it.
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    I love rapidly shifting perspective comics.

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    Is that some plot advancement I see? Y'know what else I see: BEARDY BABY!!

    That was an awesome comic, best for a while. Keep 'em coming.
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    He he, I liked that one "just like you are the leader of your band". Roy would love to hear that!!

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    Does this mean that the arena will have something to do with a goat, and that this prisoner will then strike true?

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    Awesome reveal.

    And great bluff/double-bluff/reverse double-bluff/ on the readers.

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    Catgirls AND the Reveal! What's not to love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    Oh yeah! I can't WAIT to see what happens next!

    And Tarquin may have just made a fatal mistake...

    And he thinks Elan is the leader...
    And he knows Elan is a "hero". So, does he want Elan to "overthrow" the Empress?

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    All I can say is:

    ...Nice

    I wasn't expecting the old gladiator to be Haley's father, wow.
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    Alright, that guy was Ian. Although I didn't laugh at this one, I still found it very interesting. So much info/speculation- where to start?

    1.Tarquin worked for Tyrinar? Wow.
    2. Ian' has a brother in law?

    Still, I would doubt Tarquin's intentions. He claims to have good intentions but I doubt it.

    that's all I got to say for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenw View Post
    And he knows Elan is a "hero". So, does he want Elan to "overthrow" the Empress?
    ...Of course...

    But where does Girard play into this?

    And why do I think Ian's days are numbered now?

    OH GOD I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT COMIC!!!

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    I'm still trying to figure out the brother-in-law thing. So, is Geoff Haley's uncle? Has Ian remarried?

    I know Tarquin's evil, but it's hard not to be impressed by his scheme. So he secretly runs the whole dang continent? Wow.

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    Yup- this one is definitely a builder-up of anticipation.
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    Whoah! Awesome comic! Best in a while!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSCrankshaw View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out the brother-in-law thing. So, is Geoff Haley's uncle? Has Ian remarried?
    I don't think so. This might be interesting if we'll learn something about Haley's mom.

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    Somehow, I suspect that the reason Nale wants to kill Elan is because Tarquin originally tried to topple the Empire of Blood with Nale. When he failed (because let's face it, he's Nale, he's the living embodiment of half a dozen loser tropes), Tarquin let slip that he would have to use his brother Elan. And thus, Nale wanted to kill Elan because he thinks, in a brain damaged way, that Elan is taking away his kingdom and if Tarquin can't use Elan to conquer the EoB he'll have to fall back to Nale.

    That also explains (great retcon, btw) why Nale wanted Dorukan's amulet. That many monsters, even crappy 3rd edition monsters, would be enough to take over the EoB, earn his father's praise, and probably kill him at the same time. Win-win.

    Also, Ian! Found Haley's dad at last.

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