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    Great Comic. I love Tarquin's little mix up at the end.

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    Haha, very funny.

    Loved Elan's failed attempt at playing along.
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    "Oh you mean the carpet..."

    Hilarious because I did the same as Tarquin, thinking he was talking about EoB.
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    Is there any other way to rule an empire? Or control a flying carpet?
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    oh elan

    hopefully this will shut up some of the people who seem to think Tarquin has the time to personally review every arrest that happens in his nation in detail

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    It's the fastest, it's red AND it has racing stripes. Priceless indicators of speed. Also, it's quite nice it's previous owner didn't miss it or long.
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    Loved the look on Roy's face.
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    And so it appears everyone is about to take off after forgetting V isn't there....

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    Yay for magic transportation devices.

    Turning seems easy enough but I have never worked out how you make a magic carpet go up and down without tipping it over and falling off. I like imagining these things...

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    Love the strip. Elan meeting Roy was pretty funny.

    But yeah, where is V? And methinks Tarquin knows that Roy and Belkar were with Elan previously. This is almost too convenient, and I don't trust him.
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    I always figured that magic carpets just responded to your will.

    Nice little "And don't call me Shirley" joke at the end there.

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    But yeah, where is V?
    V was sent to the Semi-Elemental Plane of Ranch Dressing, remember?

    Blackwing informed Roy and Belkar V was sent to another plane here. Since none of them can cast Plane Shift, however, they can't get to her. Him. Whatever.
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    Yay! Another great piece of work. But what about V?!

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    This strip was hilarious. Loved the last panel and the "he only missed it for 6 seconds"
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    Well, congratulations to everyone who saw the bodyguard thing coming.
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    Also, Roy's riposte - "I take all my responsibilities personally, thanks. Do you? - wow, burn!!

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    "What's your name, Roy?"

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    I feel like Roy is playing into Tarquin's plans somehow. He's a bit too law-abiding (to his credit usually) and Tarquin knows more tropes than Elan does, so he probably can anticipate Roy's reactions.

    And of course the fastest carpet is red and has racing stripes. It's a universal truth.

    And about that guy who lost the carpet. I hope he survived the fall, but wearing a blue feathered cap and yellow/orange striped pants really was making him a target.
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    Tarquin, a total evil bastard, but I do like him anyway lol.

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    "What's your name, Roy?"

    Hah, great line.

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    "I can show you the woooooooorld...."

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    And so it appears everyone is about to take off after forgetting V isn't there....
    He's on another plane, it's not like he has to reappear in the exact same spot he left. Might as well get on with the quest and pick him up later.

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    ok, Tarquin is officially the nicest evil dad ever.

    He knows Roy and Elan are in t
    • he same party, surely? And yet he helpfully sends them out together...
    • He also knows Elan won't use anything evil, so he happily spins a deception to get him to accept the carpet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    I feel like Roy is playing into Tarquin's plans somehow. He's a bit too law-abiding (to his credit usually) and Tarquin knows more tropes than Elan does, so he probably can anticipate Roy's reactions.

    And of course the fastest carpet is red and has racing stripes. It's a universal truth.

    And about that guy who lost the carpet. I hope he survived the fall, but wearing a blue feathered cap and yellow/orange striped pants really was making him a target.
    even though they know the tropes its not like Tarquin has ever done anything becuase he knows its a trope

    the only time ehs done something like that was only to convince elan to stop attacking him

    i think Tarquin is more playing into Roys hands then roy into Tarquins but noone really gains anything substantial from this exchange Roy and Belkar go scot free, tarquin gets some peace of mind, not like theres any real hidden motives going on here Tarwuin recently got his hands on 2 powerful characters and is using them to protect his son and test there ability some more to see how they can handle certain situations so he knows if he can use them as bodyguards or jsut as "go here and smash this"

    this comic doesnt prove that Tarquin knows Roy works with Elan it does reinforce that he doesnt though, if he knew they were in a party he wouldt have left the threat and wouldnt still be trying to get him on his team and would have been more open eneded like "and you can give me your answer after you get back" instead of seeming to think roy working for him is a given (if he knew Roy was with Elan then hed know Roy would never work for him and would never LET him work for him)
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    Sweet gods, do I hate Tarquin. Blithe little megalomaniac dictator scumbag. You do detestable villains really well, Comrade The Giant.
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    A two day trip, huh? I wonder if that means:

    -cut to Gobbotopia.
    -cut to the Linear Guild/IFCC.
    -something will happen to interrupt the Order's trip.

    I doubt it'll just be their trip condensed into a few strips, and I doubt it'll cut to V's adventures, due to the completely silly plane s/he was banished to. I also doubt a scene change to O-Chul & Lien, since DStP commentary says we won't see much of O-Chul in volume 5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NerfTW View Post
    And so it appears everyone is about to take off after forgetting V isn't there....
    Do we know if Durkon and (dare I hope) Malack are joining in on this carpet ride? Ostensibly, Tarquin hasn't realized yet that Durkon associates with his son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    oh elan

    hopefully this will shut up some of the people who seem to think Tarquin has the time to personally review every arrest that happens in his nation in detail
    How would this change anything? I'm abivalent to the theory that Tarquin is aware of Elan and Roy's pre-existing relationship, but this strip actually provides more evidence for it than against it in my mind - him wanting to set Elan up with people he knows how to work with. The theory already depends on him playing ignorant and misleading people about what he knows, which we know he's quite capable of.

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    even though they know the tropes its not like Tarquin has ever done anything becuase he knows its a trope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geomancer View Post
    Do we know if Durkon and (dare I hope) Malack are joining in on this carpet ride? Ostensibly, Tarquin hasn't realized yet that Durkon associates with his son.
    Malack definently wont considering his constitution and if he was willing to go off and try to find and kill Nale he would have done so already

    durkon will obviously be going since they have no intention of returning to the EoB (probably going to rendevous with Ochul after this) and Haley can ask for his spiritual guidance in there task

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