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    Yay! Another speech from Elan!! At least at the end everyone wasn't crying.
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    Huh, I notice one woman is crying. And then in an earlier panel she appears to be angry at Tarquin's speech. Are they tears of joy or was she just "angrily happy" before? And does that lizardman have a tan?
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    Im starting to think Tarquin isnt as bright as I thought, letting Elan speak after he recently tried to kill him after telling Elan of his plans, not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime32 View Post
    Huh, I notice one woman is crying. And then in an earlier panel she appears to be angry at Tarquin's speech. Are they tears of joy or was she just "angrily happy" before?
    Angrily happy, I would guess, as in, "Yeah! Someone's gonna get killed today! Wooooo!" Note that her arms are raised over her head.
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    Pfft ha ha ha ha ha! Elan's speeches are truly the stuff of legend. And as always, I love V's observations.
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    Elan sounds like a Very Demotivational regular.

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    There's a reason Elan is one of my favorite characters. And Tarquin, too. Great comic, as usual.

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    I'd love to hire Elan as author for my next speech *g* Demotivational speaking is THE big hype in the current economy ;)
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    "The chance of Elan succeeding at any given task is directly proportional to how much effort he is expending on achieving its inverse."

    Love it.

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    Oh V, what wonderful punchlines you supply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSkull
    Im starting to think Tarquin isnt as bright as I thought, letting Elan speak after he recently tried to kill him after telling Elan of his plans, not a good idea.
    Yeah, Tarquin got off lightly.

    Elan could have blabbed about the little scheme of Tarquin and friends - he's got the charisma for getting people to at least consider it, and that could throw quite the wrench into Tarquin's plans.

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    There will be no blood
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    Wow, twice in a row...

    I know by experience how attempts to express something observant and meaningful sometimes just produce something amazingly flat and anti-climactic.

    Well, the good people of the Empire of Blood seem to be going through a rather horrific epiphany. I wonder whether the Empire becomes the next less-than-democratic desert-state to be overcome with massive public protests. Those seem to be common these days.
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    LOL... Elan speeches, are beyond salvation.
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    Elan mindscrewing the masses.

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    Man, Elan sucks even at sucking

    By the way, have we seen any signs of oppression outside of slaves yet? It seems a bit strange reaction from the people who were just cheering gladiators die for their amusement.
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    And they expect this guy to talk his way into the illusion-filled stronghold of a rather bitter Gate-guarding illusionist?
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    Psycological warfare has sometime weird twists.

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    Aww, he made that lady in the upper right cry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irbis View Post
    Man, Elan sucks even at sucking

    By the way, have we seen any signs of oppression outside of slaves yet? It seems a bit strange reaction from the people who were just cheering gladiators die for their amusement.
    We've seen that not having the proper papers gets you sentenced to death, that the Death Squad kills you if you mention the Death Squad, that Tarquin's enemies end up buried in a ball pit, and that the police break up a bar fight by battering everyone down and then sorting it out afterwards.

    Then add in the fact that nobody voted for the Empress of Blood, marching bands are chosen based on which one mutilates the most competitors, and all of those things that happen to slaves could happen to them if they broke the rules and were enslaved tomorrow.
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    Hmm... So Elan's rating of success if inversely proportional? I guess that explains why he's more effective the less he knows...

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    Tarquin not agreeing not to kill anyone if the show may or may not have been enjoyed by certain people was fun.
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    Elan's getting smarter ... "If I say 'no', will you have them killed?"

    Then he lies to his father ... I guess he's learning from Haley.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSkull View Post
    Im starting to think Tarquin isnt as bright as I thought, letting Elan speak after he recently tried to kill him after telling Elan of his plans, not a good idea.
    Tarquin knows no one actually listens to the words of this kind of speech, and it gives him information about Elan's capabilities.
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    Hey Tarquin?

    Might want to add another item to that Evil Overlord List you use.
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    Is "Amplify Sound" a Homebrew spell? I can't seem to find it on Google, but that's because I keep finding all kinds of other things about amplifying sound.

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    Is it truly evil of me that I zoned out during Elan's speech and just skipped to Tarquin's response and the very bewildered expressions on the crowd's face?

    Blah blah talk talk LET'S GET IT ON!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neopolis View Post
    Is "Amplify Sound" a Homebrew spell? I can't seem to find it on Google, but that's because I keep finding all kinds of other things about amplifying sound.
    I think it's from Spell Compendium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neopolis View Post
    Is "Amplify Sound" a Homebrew spell? I can't seem to find it on Google, but that's because I keep finding all kinds of other things about amplifying sound.
    There's a Bard spell Amplify in the Spell Compendium.

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