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    HOORAY! I counted the days, waiting, reading up on my favorites, and then there it was! The darkened color of unclicked text is beautiful ! Tarquin did really good but im glad hes not going to solo them or anything.
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    Wooooohooo. Thanks Giant.

    Well that was spiffy. Not only did Elan manage to not screw the situation up, have we ever seen the Order fight that effectively with three on one techniques?

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    Elan seems particularly self-aware at this point.
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    Classic. Love Durkon being thrown by the beard. Painful, but awesome.
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    i think Tarquin may have some of his illusions ripped apart

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    Love how tarquin expects Elan to be an incredible warrior. I am not sure he realizes how useful Elan is in fights for the OOTS.
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    Fantastic! Elan's finally found his strategy, it seems.

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    The "Thog" pose is fraying at this point.

    Also, fun fight.

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    Hurray new comic!

    Loved the "Hold Person" "ok" bit lol

    Btw, how many feats did Tarquin just show? Seriously the Stats thread will have a field day with this comic
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    hopefully now people realise if anything gives him away it wont be belkars nose

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    "Hold Person"

    "OK"

    That's awesome. I must remember to use that in one of my own games.

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    Was Tarquin trying to avoid hurting his son, or was he genuinely too confused to attack?

    I suppose it could be both.

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    That was great. Tarquin finally puts his money where his mouth is, only to be brought down by his own overestimation of Elan's abilities. Beautiful.

    And yes, this actually might be the first time we've ever seen the Order do this well three-on-one.

    A minor complaint, though - am I the only one who felt the end was slightly abrupt somehow? I feel like this strip might read a bit better in the collection.

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    The attack from Roy looks like it might hurt Tarquin. It looks like he used correct grammar when he spoke to Elan. Looks like his disguise is slipping.

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    Digging this comic. It shows that Tarquin is a dangerous foe, more than able to handle several people at once, but the last panel shows he's not invincible, and the Order still have a chance to prevail. A good balance.
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    Woah, that's ALOT of feats. But then again, that's what warriors do.
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    Love how tarquin expects Elan to be an incredible warrior. I am not sure he realizes how useful Elan is in fights for the OOTS.
    That's the one hole I can see in Tarquin's plan. He thinks that Elan is the leader of his party and therefore the Hero. But he's not, Roy is the Hero, Elan is the Plucky Comic Relief.
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    Exciting!

    Three arrows from Haley...does that say something about her current level? My 3.5 knowledge is weak.

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    Oh, Elan. You're so awesome.

    "Hold Person." "ok." Heh.
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    No way he can take on the whole order.

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    Well, that was pretty awesome. Looks like not-thog is having a pretty good time (although whether the last panel affected him badly or not remains to be seen).

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    Three arrows from Haley...does that say something about her current level? My 3.5 knowledge is weak.
    Assuming this was not her using rapid shot (Far more likely either a regular attack or manyshot), this simply confirms that she is at least level 15. The class and level geekery thread seems to have known this for some time.

    Edit: Forgot that regular attack is the same number of arrows as manyshot.
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    Ahahaha!

    Elan is useful! I wonder if he will catch on Taqruin's grammar.

    Btw, how do you catch arrows in D&D? And what's the damage when being stabbed by an arrow?

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    Yay! He did it!!!
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    Anyone else wondering if the now-invisible spikes on Tarquin's helmet will be important later?

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    Elan you brilliant bastard. You won the fight!

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    Always read a comic several times when it goes up. Something I caught on maybe the fifth read: Durkon has used Hold Person on Thog before. Even ignoring Thog's awful will save, Durkon still must have been really surprised to have it fail.

    Also, obviously Elan's plan was to serve as a distraction so the rest of the team could land some attacks. He's a brilliant tactician, that one.
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    Comic title: "Passive Voice" - ehehehehe :D

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    Elan doing what bards do best, staying out of the way but helping immensely with inspire courage.
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