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    Wow, that was unexpected. First Post!
    Loved the "YukYuk" reference.

    And was Qarr really there the whole time? Is the linear guild in with the IFCC?
    many cliffhangers are being had.
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    Wait, Qarr was actually Zz'dtri's familiar the whole time? Has the Linear Guild been spying on them since the evacuation from Azure City?
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    Hm, so another Kobold Belkar-opposite. Methinks the Guild is at a full six again after all, then. Question is, will Durkon's opposite be Hilgya, or a new character?

    Also, Qarr as Z's familiar. Surprising, but makes sense. Nice way for the IFCC to get another agent into the Guild.

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    For a long time I've been speculating Qarr would become Nale's familiar. Close enough.

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    Wait, Qarr was actually Zz'dtri's familiar the whole time? Has the Linear Guild been spying on them since the evacuation from Azure City?
    Zz'dtri says "now," meaning he just got him.

    EDIT: I just realized. A badass riding dog is what Belkar wanted so badly.
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    I predict given the circumstances that Durkon will be ambushed by the Linear Guild's new divine caster and Elan will arrive during the middle of a fight, by the way.

    Meanwhile, any ideas on where Nale and Sabine are and what they're up to?
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    I spy with my little eye, three brick jokes:

    the Kobold having a wild wolf mount, the kind Belkar wanted but got a wiener dog instead.

    Qarr being the drows familiar, contrasting V and the Raven

    and Yuk Yuk referring to his pet as "Sir Scraggly" whereas Belkar refers to his pet as "Mr. Scruffy."
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    Sweeet. 2 on one now for old V....looking less promising.
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    great comic, as always


    love Qarr showing up again
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    Kobold, riding a dog, dual-wielding hand crossbows. The most surprising thing about it is how predictable it should have been as an evil-opposites gag.

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    ... Well I didn't see that one coming.
    Qarr!
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    I know The Giant doesn't usually read the forums collected theories; but I can't help but think this is a reference to those epileptic threes that Quarr had become V's familiar after the Soul Splice arc and was just masquerading as Blackwing.

    Still great comic, I really liked the Kobold and Sir. Scraggly.
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    Heh, 790 was awesome on so many levels...

    Adressing the crazy forum discussions on how to free Haley.
    Adressing the crazy forum discussions on Linear Guild opposites for Blackwing and Mr. Scruffy.
    Yukyuk being almost a perfect opposite for Belkar.
    Qarr's reappearance.

    Amazing as always, Giant. Can't wait for the next one!

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    I wonder if Zz'dtri knows about the IFCC manipulating Nale. Would parallel how V used to be the only party member Haley shared secrets with.
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    Shrink on a scroll -- quickened haste -- stoneskin -- it is amazing just how competent V has become now that V has figured out there are other party members.

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    Well, this should be interesting. V had a hard time facing Zz'dtri the last time, and now its four on two.
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    Are we sure that is Qarr? It would make sense if it was ...

    I like this version of V. Preparing the defensive spells first... me thinks V is becoming optimized.
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    Also: the "double layers of magic aura" used to be exclusive to the Oracle, IIRC, but now has been seen on Girard's message, the scrying eye, Z's Flesh to Stone, and V's Stoneskin (The diamond dust was of universal significance!). Maybe it's a general art upgrade of sorts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrudisi View Post
    Are we sure that is Qarr? It would make sense if it was ...

    I like this version of V. Preparing the defensive spells first... me thinks V is becoming optimized.
    or at least as optimized as possible for someone who barred conjuration

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    Awesome one giant. I did not expect that.
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    A gunslinging crossbow-slinging Kobold...

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    what was the drow's specialized school by the way? is it transmutation?

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    Not that I don't like the new, monotone-casual, Zzt'Dri, but why isn't he silent-but-deadly Zzt'Dri?
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    Hmm, I hope that Elan doesn't...
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    Break enchantment is questionable for removing stone to flesh - by the spell description it should not work. The spell summary does say it works on petrification though.

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    Yuk Yuk (probably not related to the previous kobold)!
    Is he a ranger? (crossbow and wolf)
    P.S-Another happy ending for elan (probably)
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    Who said that was Qarr? Only so many ways to draw an imp, you know. It is likely, but not necessarily true.

    Also, the IFCC has Sabine, who isn't exactly incompetant. Why would they need a second contact in the Linear Guild?

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    pretty sure its Quarr. Since one cant get an imp normally as a familiar. We know for a fact that the Linear guild has been working for the IFCC the entire time (even if only one (or two?) members knew about it). Quarr was hired on.

    the only thing i dont think makes sense is why quarr would willingly oppose a wizard hes personally seen Familicide 1/4 of the black dragons in the world.

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    Of course it's Qarr. He's implying they've already met (or would have, if Blackwing had been acknowledged back then).
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