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    {{scrubbed}} Ganjii almost got that Tyrant's Neck!
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    The last line made this a classic.
    "They couldn't know that the points from the mainline to the siding were frozen, and the signal should have been set at 'DANGER', but snow had forced it down."
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    I felt sorry for them on last strip, but not anymore now they're escaping!
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    Heh... Tarquin is almost like Uncle Scrooge there, making every Gp count...

    Reminds me of myself, when I play Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights etc. Dragging all those loads of mundane loot over to the merchant, just to get those precious Gps.....

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    too bad, that's a lot of loot...

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    A silly escape and I wish that the bounty hunters had ended up dying rather than performing a daring escape as a result of Belkar's idiotic plan, thus making Elan's failed logic come true ("Big dinosaur rampaging in arena == saving the bounty hunters"), which would have been a much more poignant concusion to the setup in #783, but under the circumstances, I've got to admit that I like the way Tarquin is thinking.

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    This page made me laugh so much. Well done again for a hilarious/awesome/kinda heartwarming strip!
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    I am looking forward to an Enor Gannji escape story arc
    does anybody else think that these guys will become main characters?
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    Tarquin never stops amazing me! He is clearly THE Genre Savvy of villains.
    He is not all about "Just as Planned", but simply knows how to make profit of every twist of fate.
    Then again, congratulations to Rich for a well developed antagonist.
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    Hahah.... is Tarquin a cheapskate?
    : But you can't make an omelette without ruthlessly crushing dozens of eggs beneath your steel boot and then publicly disemboweling the chickens that laid them as a warning to others.


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    Uh-oh! What will Tarquin do to Enor and Ganji? I mean, they just attacked him!
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    Phew. I thought they were gonna get it cos of the misleading title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustin View Post
    Tarquin never stops amazing me! He is clearly THE Genre Savvy of villainess.
    He is not all about "Just as Planned", but simply knows how to make profit of every twist of fate.
    Then again, congratulations to Rich for a well developed antagonist.

    And here I was thinking that two strips ago, tarquin has lost most of his fans.
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    The Enor flying panels are awesome. I can find the victory string, but its hard, it looks too much like blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonus View Post
    Uh-oh! What will Tarquin do to Enor and Ganji? I mean, they just attacked him!
    From Tarquin's point of view, they gave a dramatic climax to these games and saved him 2GP that he would have spent on a new spear.
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    Wow, Tarquin just reestablished my opinion about him as a Magnificent Bastard.

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    And here I was thinking that two strips ago, tarquin has lost most of his fans.
    I kinda got that impression too, but I don't see how excessive cruelty takes away from a characters who's already been established as a total bastard...

    Anyway, go Tarquin!

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    So I guess that should allow us to calculate Gannji and Enor's level...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMS Oceanic View Post
    From Tarquin's point of view, they gave a dramatic climax to these games and saved him 2GP that he would have spent on a new spear.
    Even if the spear had hit the mark, with the price of a res, Tarquin would still have been in the black.
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    Great comic!
    Love Tarquin's reaction and attitide to the escape. Also nice to know that Enor and Ganji aren't done for. Like it.

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    And Tarquin continues to show how thoroughly petty he is.

    His line in panel 7 is garbled: "no one even remembered would have" should be "no one would have even remembered.
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    And here I was thinking that two strips ago, tarquin has lost most of his fans
    It┤s not a truly cumpliment to his deeds, but about his intelligence, and about the author┤s efforts to make him truly fleshed out and not about another cliche. You cannot help but admire AND hate Tarquin (much like Van Hellsing about Dracula, like he confessed to Mina in the movie).
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    Tarquin resembles Mr Burns so much in the last pannel.

    Hopefully, we can finally get over the dreadsome bounty hunters and move on to the mail plot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelRogue View Post
    So I guess that should allow us to calculate Gannji and Enor's level...
    Not exactly, not without knowing how much it would cost to replace the soldiers and gladiator equipment.

    But 13th level would give them 35,000 gp each (because they're NPCs), for a total of 70,000 gp, which gives a pretty reasonable margin for the costs mentioned. Any lower than 13th and it's not enough gp earned (remember that the bounty isn't counted in the profit, since that was the empire's to begin with). Much more than 13th, and you have to really start to think the soldiers are pretty expensive to replace.
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    I can't help it, I think Tarquin is absolutely insane, and I love it

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    Victory string FTW!!

    I'm glad Enor and Gannji survived - I like the characters and want to see them some more.

    Cripes OOTS is brilliant. Looking forward to two new books for my birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    And Tarquin continues to show how thoroughly petty he is.
    I think not getting upset that people get away from him is almost the exact opposite of petty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    His line in panel 7 is garbled: "no one even remembered would have" should be "no one would have even remembered.
    No, it isn't. The "would have" is referring to the how mad it makes him, not to how they remembered. He's saying, "Not as mad as X would have (made him)," where X = "spending fifty grand on a propaganda event no one remembered".
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    That spear is worth way more than 2 GP. I want it as a souvenir, and will start my bid at 5 GP, any other takers?

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    .....And, as I predicted, the events following strip 783 had twists that I hadn't predicted but was happy with ne'ertheless.

    Also as expected, Tarquin's still somebody I remember I ought to hate but has a certain terrifying charm that makes it difficult for me to do so. (I still resent the whole evil, evil outset, but he carries things out so well and fiction is boring with antagonists that are dealt with too easily.)
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