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    Yeah, I figured Tarquin would see through the deception.
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    Aww. I was hoping hed be oblivious.

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    And Tarquin just gets better and better

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    Tarquin has more Wisdom than his cleric friend. Nice.

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    Wait, they're working together?

    I thought we saved huge exposition for the x00's.

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    Tarquin knows? It makes sense - they were being pretty transparent about knowing each other, after all.

    At least they remembered to think about V.
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    AHA! I put my coffee down before reading the final panel this time, saved the keyboard.

    Gotta love a bit of sarcasm. When do you think he figured it out? the 3 way "bathing the monkey" part?

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    It's such a shame that Haley's the only one with a Bluff check worth a damn.

    They are all so terrible at this. That's probably what makes it all so hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucco View Post
    Tarquin has more Wisdom than his cleric friend. Nice.
    It's more likely Malack has put very few ranks in Sense Motive (class skill for clerics, but they get very few skill points to spend), while Tarquin has it maxed.

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    Well, well, it looks like Tarquin has higher Wisdom than Malack?

    So, I guess fan theory than T. is dumber than he looks was thoroughly busted.
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    It's funny that Tarquin thinks Nale is the only enemy they are facing.

    It's about time for someone to find his phylactery.
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    What would have made it really funny was after Tarquin said "Gee, you think?", to have Roy and the gang appear behind Tarquin saying "Gee, what tipped you off?"
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    they fight without V, which will appear and save the day in the middle.

    They find Girard during the fight/travel

    Or, they barely manage to win / just lose, and Roy realizes he should do something to get stronger, and go in some PrC?
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    Ahaa! We're off to more adventures - with a carpet!

    They didn't manage to pull the wool over Tarquin's eyes, anyway...

    I am glad that they haven't lost the thread.

    Now we get to see what further plans there are woven into the plot.

    We should stop guessing, or we might cotton on to them too soon!

    I wonder what new dangers loom?

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    I suspect Tarquin has known it all long ago. Not because he's so smart (though he is smart), and not because the Order's attempts to deceive him are ridiculous, but because he knows the rules of the adventure. His long-lost son appears in his city, and at the same time some PC characters start trouble? Of course they're working together!
    It would be really interesting to see Tarquin in anger.
    Or Elan.
    Or Angry Elan against Angry Tarquin.
    Now that would be an epic battle!
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    Yeah, they aren't as smooth as they think
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    Well, so much for that scam. He probably noticed that they coincidentally make up a rounded party. And I think Elan slipped up in one of the previous strips.
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    Ha, 'less-vile spawn'!
    I suspect V is being kept out of action to prevent what remains of the Linear Guild, plus whatever allies they may have found, from being a pushover.

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    It could have been some long drawn out exposition about how Tarquin worked out that they were all working together, and yet three short words are just so much funnier.
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    An awesome parting line from Tarquin--I'm guessing this is the last we'll be seeing of him for a while.
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    I do so hope this isn't the last we've seen of Tarquin, he's just too awesome.

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    "That is, uh, certainly a thing that...someone could do."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanatosia View Post
    I do so hope this isn't the last we've seen of Tarquin, he's just too awesome.
    Whereas I hope this isn't the last we've seen of Tarquin because I'm still hoping to see Xykon swat him like a bug.
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    ahh Tarquin, you show us what Ian would be like if he was smart. Now, I just wonder what more influence he'll show once Elan and Nale find each other.
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    He probably worked it out back in strip #753.
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    Wait, they're letting Belkar drive?!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruspex_Pariah View Post
    Well, so much for that scam. He probably noticed that they coincidentally make up a rounded party. And I think Elan slipped up in one of the previous strips.
    Tarquin not reacting at all to Elan's, "What's your name, Roy?" was extremely suspicious. That's not the sort of detail he'd miss.

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    And all this time I was saying to myself "Of course Tarquin knows." I was starting to go mad with the nagging doubt otherwise.
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