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    Great comic, Mr. Burlew. Nice to see one after a few weeks
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    YAY! roy isnt going to be executed!
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    looks like Belkar has ranks in another knowledge skill. what it would be called i dont know though.
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    Makes me realize how many crimes the typical adventuring party commits over the course of a campaign.

    I love the idea of a Qualified Fugitive Assistance Program!
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    Tarquin has other long term plans in motion?
    Not a surprise, but I'd be more comfortable if we knew what they are.
    Also, the charges Belkar claims Roy is running from are racketeering, jury tampering, and interfering with a mail carrier. Jury tampering is probably a reference to the trial in Azure City; can anyone think of what Belkar was referring to with the others?
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    Wow, there wasn't a line that stood out to me in the strip, but I smiled the entire way through.

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    In every comic we see Mister T, I like him more and more. Good to see comic solidifying him as a long-term character (probably!).

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    Any guesses on what this plan he wants Roy to work on is?

    My personal guess is to take out a certain illusionist in the area, Roy and Belkar will be sent out under supervision of Tarquin's son and friends to see the job done.
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    Fun comic, am I the only one that feels like Belkar is referencing something?

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    Well, guess Haley doesn't need to feel bad about not busting her dad out of jail anymore.

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    Tarquin entertaining as usual.

    Was Belkar referencing some of the events in Paladin Blues? "Jury tampering" in particular.

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    Thanks Giant. I'm liking Tarquin in this strip.

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    "Well, I certainly appreciate a man who stands by his word." Can't get much more Lawful than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzclowningham View Post
    "Well, I certainly appreciate a man who stands by his word." Can't get much more Lawful than that.
    Was his alignment in question, by anyone except him I mean?

    I loved the "when I was your age" reference. Apparently, there actually is an easier way and Roy isnt high enough level to know it yet.

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    Hmm, jury tampering could be Roy's dad faking the trial verdict in Azure City, and interfering with a mail carrier could be the gnome on the way out from AC, but nothing springs to mind for racketeering. Any ideas, or alternative suggestions for the two I already covered?
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    "Flying Kobold?" Is he dragonborn?

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    looks like Belkar has ranks in another knowledge skill. what it would be called i dont know though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    "Bluff."
    No, I think he was just telling a creatively reworded truth. No bluff check required.
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    I think racketeering involves their stay at the thieves guild and taking back Roy's body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    "Bluff."
    You think Belkar was bluffing about the unlawful acts the OotS has performed? I think he was being honest as hamishpence has demonstrated.

    I don't think the plans are of any importance. Roy is not required to do them, just to listen to the pitch. It would take something amazingly important or something that Roy was going to do anyway before he'd sidetrack the quest, imo.
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    humanoid resources, ha! and a nice foreshadowing of Thog's inevitable return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbetieh View Post
    Apparently, there actually is an easier way and Roy isnt high enough level to know it yet.
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    Hehe, humanoid resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMonk View Post
    "Hey, guards, go kill that guy."
    Ah the ol Robin Hood Men In Tights battle strategy, just you me, and my guards! But you dont need levels to do that, just power.

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    Cerlis: looks like Belkar has ranks in another knowledge skill. what it would be called i dont know though.

    agree with others this wasn't really a bluff, so perhaps Peform(Alibi).

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    OotS has got to be the most consistently good webcomic I've read. I can go and pick out a strip from pretty much any part of the story from the archive and read it and enjoy it (and then subsequently end up reading the next 10-15 strips whether I planned on it or not). I'm definitely impressed by The Giant maintaining his level of quality throughout the strip thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbetieh View Post
    Ah the ol Robin Hood Men In Tights battle strategy, just you me, and my guards! But you dont need levels to do that, just power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    Hmm, jury tampering could be Roy's dad faking the trial verdict in Azure City, and interfering with a mail carrier could be the gnome on the way out from AC, but nothing springs to mind for racketeering.
    Main reason I didn't think the gnome- was that as far as I can tell he wasn't a mail carrier, but a merchant.

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    My story senses are tingling.

    I suspect these "long-term plans" have something to do with that muttonhead Girard Draketooth.
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