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    Wow, I've never caught one before the RSS feed updated before. I feel like we're having a moment.

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    Looks like Nale's in a bit of trouble.
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    indeed, rss feed is to slow for the instinct! :)
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    Brilliant! Plot deepens, great move by Elan, and very, very funny! :D

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    Hmmm, might have beaten Tarquin, prefers swords, and seems to be beating Nale easily. Well, I guess it wouldn't be surprising for a captain of the army to be a full BAB class, though there's always the possibility of Warrior or Cleric.

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    Where are the Flumph guards?

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    Three things that don't make sense about this comic:

    -TWO bad guys split up to take down ONE good guy (do the math)
    -Elan's not using puns in his fight
    -Amun-Zora didn't think it odd Elan grew a goatee in three seconds (though she just may be vengeful at anyone related to Tarquin)

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    Love the fact that Nale appears a little confused about the situation while Elan thinks fast, on his feet, and turns things around :)

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    Oh Elan, why is your competence only situational?
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    Uauh! Itīs just me, or Elanīs competence has been improved a lot since previous strips? He even outsmarts Nale repeatedly!


    -TWO bad guys split up to take down ONE good guy (do the math)
    -Elan's not using puns in his fight
    -Amun-Zora didn't think it odd Elan grew a goatee in three seconds (though she just may be vengeful at anyone related to Tarquin)
    -They donīt see Elan as a serious treat in fight after being so energy-drained by Sabine.
    -I accept this one.
    -Amun-Zora has been tortured by days and his rational mind is too overtaken by rage to notice the goatee or the clothes change. Besides, the twin thing is even more unbelievable.
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    Yay, the bard leveraged drama as a combat asset!
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    It's interesting that Nale seems to have gone straight to the Empire of Blood after assembling a new team. Could it be that either he knows what his father knows about Girard, or merely that he knows that his father knows and wants to know what he knows?

    I like that Nale's massive ego is showing again. No, it couldn't be a coincidence that Elan meets up with his Father, it has to be a plot against him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    Three things that don't make sense about this comic:

    -TWO bad guys split up to take down ONE good guy (do the math)
    -Elan's not using puns in his fight
    -Amun-Zora didn't think it odd Elan grew a goatee in three seconds (though she just may be vengeful at anyone related to Tarquin)
    -They split up so they can find him. Elan was drained of a few levels, so they thought they could take him down one against one.
    -He could of lost his Dancing Swordsman levels due to Sabine's level drain, or he was too focused on asking Nale why they're ambushing them to make puns.
    -Look at panel 9, you only see Elan's upper face through the jail window. You don't see his chin. So, the lady didn't see his lack of goatee.

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    If this fight didn't have a dominated character already, I'd say she's easily Suggestion material.

    -He could of lost his Dancing Swordsman levels due to Sabine's level drain, or he was too focused on asking Nale why they're ambushing them to make puns.
    -Look at panel 9, you only see Elan's upper face through the jail window. You don't see his chin. So, the lady didn't see his lack of goatee.
    You don't "lose" levels. Negative levels means an array of penalties, and losing spell levels.

    She saw he didn't have a goatee when he was standing between her and Tarquin, but she's probably too enraged to notice.
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    Woohoo! Go Elan, work that karma.
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    This was just hilarious!!!!
    I'm surprised no one predicted that we'd see her again.
    Doesn't Nale know better than to split up in this sort of situation? They're much more vulnerable when they're by themselves than they are when they're together.
    Also, we appear to finally have solid proof that the mysterious scrying was done by Z, as Nale seems to have solid proof that a week ago, the Order was in the middle of the desert, which surprises Elan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    -Amun-Zora didn't think it odd Elan grew a goatee in three seconds (though she just may be vengeful at anyone related to Tarquin)
    When she saw elan though the window in the cell door it looks like she could not see if elan had a goatee or not.

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    Guess we know now that scry in the desert was from Z.

    Wonder what the LG was hiding from?

    Also, Z knew the OoTS were in the city. Why didn't he tell Nale?
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    Yay! I was hoping they'd get around to freeing Amun-Zora sooner or later.

    EDIT: Just noticed Elan handing the sword out for her.
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    Ummm... did Nale just admit to being connected with the Floating Eye in the desert?
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    Well, I guess the floating eye thing is confirmed.

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    I love the penultimate panel where Elan casually hands Amun-zora a sword from behind the door.....
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    heheheh, nice job, elan! great comic!
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    I love Elan in a "best buddies", non-sexual way, not that there is nothing wrong with the alternative...

    Also, it's good to see Amun-Zora again. Her reaction reminds me a bit of what happened during the first fight between the OotS and the Linear Guild (when Roy was fighting Thog, and Elan Nale, and Nale decided to switch opponents... Not a very good idea, as then Roy was able to unleash his repressed anger towards Elan on a target he actually could attack).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordaenor View Post
    Ummm... did Nale just admit to being connected with the Floating Eye in the desert?
    Yes. In fact I'd like to revise my previous LG timeline:

    - Escape from Azure City
    - Recruit a new team
    - Go to Shojo's Co-ordinates and discover Girard's message
    - Sneak into EoB for his own purposes

    As for being there, I expand on two possible motives: Either he knows/suspects that Tarquin has information about the Gate (or has Girard), or he decided he needs the resources of the EoB and was just plotting a straight up coup. My gut instinct leans towards the first scenario.
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    I'm really starting to feel like Elan raised his intelligence...
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    Long time reader, first time poster.

    My first thought was 'Huh, never had Karma work out in my favor before.

    Nice callback... loved the new comic but the joke at the end caught me off guard.

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    Ok, now who is this guy and what did he do to the true Elan?

    Nha, just kidding. Actually, I'm happy to see our favorite bard finally getting something done: it truly shows how much he has improved since the first comics.

    Go, Elan, kick his blonde, evil butt!


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    -Amun-Zora didn't think it odd Elan grew a goatee in three seconds (though she just may be vengeful at anyone related to Tarquin)
    Well, she didn't think it was strange that someone handed her over a sword from behind the door or that "Elan" freed her at all. She clearly mad as hell.
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    Ok, now who is this guy and what did he do to the true Elan?

    Nha, just kidding. Actually, I'm happy to see our favorite bard finally getting something done: it truly shows how much he has improved since the first comics.
    Actually, Elanīs effectiveness increases when he is alone and/or forced to rely on his own abilities.
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