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    Aw-some ! Totally wort the waiting
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    What is that that's exploded out of Haley's arrow? Just smoke? Some kind of darkness spell? I'm a little unclear on what exactly is happening here.

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    Woah, time out a second.

    Did Tarquin just hint that he and Sabine......?

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    Am I imagining the Avengers reference, or is that really there?

    If so... Bravo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    Woah, time out a second.

    Did Tarquin just hint that he and Sabine......?
    It's possible that Tarquin arranged for Sabine's summon/calling for Nales' protection, which would make sense, as Nale isn't high enough level to do it himself, hence his knowledge of her qualities, both skills or otherwise.

    Interesting strip all the same, can't wait to see it play out.
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    For once, Tarquin doesn't see it coming! Oh, I am looking forward to seeing this...

    EDIT: I didn't even see that skinny panel near the bottom on the first read-through. Very cool!
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    Looks like ink to me personally.
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    Awesome!
    Also i dont think the giant intended the avengers reference as he probably got the idea when he was on a train or something.
    Still, its a very appreciable strip.

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    So worth the wait.

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    We are OUT of the 'Pit of Despair'! Woot!

    I love this kind of thing. Roy vs Tarq in a battle of wits. Beautifully done.
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    Sooo worth the wait :)

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    Yes! I totally called it was the staff making the undead.

    Oh right, the comic. That was pretty awesome too.

    Actually, this is a weird thing to pick up on, but I liked the shading on Roy and Haley showing they were kind of in darkness relative to the rest of the hallway, it gave their ambush a more realistic feeling.
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    Very glad about the new one.

    I see the Avenger's reference, too. Intentional or not, I dunno, but it is just as awesome.

    Also, seems Malack has a Staff of Create Undead. That explains the debate on why he'd prepared it.

    Did anyone else see a similarity between Panel 3 in the new one (Nale's line) and the last panel here? http://http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0206.html Probably a coincidence, though.

    If only V was still there, the trap could've been Explosive Runes I'd say it is probably a smoke cloud, maybe poison gas?
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    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing how this ambush plays out.
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    It's Alive!

    Thanks.

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    Woah, time out a second.

    Did Tarquin just hint that he and Sabine......?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaulguard View Post
    I love this kind of thing. Roy vs Tarq in a battle of wits. Beautifully done.
    Yeah, it's awesome to see two magnificent commanders battling it out.

    The question is, did Roy read Tarquin's book?
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    What do you mean by "Avenger" reference? If it is about the arrow, D&D has many arrow that can be modified to do certain thing (silver for demons and smokes (or some magic thingy) for a warlord (Monk Multiclass?)).
    I hope losing one mummy in a pit will either aid them (V ruining Order's plan) or deter them (kaboom! traps).
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    Aha, so it was the staff theory. I wonder what the smokescreen is for...
    (Assuming that I interpreted the comic correctly.)
    And I agree with Anarion, the shading is a really nice touch.
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    How exactly would that sort of detection even work?

    The rest of his skills, 'just that good' sure, but detecting an ambush from such a distance?
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    And it explained how he made the mummies.

    (Next time my PCs run into mummies, they will all be red-headed.)

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    What, Tarquin can snatch arrows? Who ever takes the options for that? Did he ever have an Arcane Archer team member or something that would make it useful?

    Prepared for every incredibly situational occurrence, I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Succubus View Post
    Woah, time out a second.

    Did Tarquin just hint that he and Sabine......?
    You're surprised? He complimented Haley on her breasts immediately after learning she was involved with his son, why would he not have sex with his other son's girlfiend who considers them to be in an (sexually, but not in terms of killing) open relationship?
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    Awesome comic Rich,
    By the way, in panel 7 it looks like Tarquin is overrunning Sabine or pushing her out of the way in some sort. What strikes me is that Sabine is to the left of Tarquin and he's pushing her aside with his right hand.
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    Great comic. Tarquin, as usual, seems unaffected . . .

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    And we're back.

    I love how Qarr is still smiling at the familicide.
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    Tarquin in the 6th panel shows us how effective Elan could be with a higher INT score and more refined genre savvy. "Trap. I can just feel it."

    And here's hoping that the next strip will be a little sooner than three weeks. No pressure though, your Giantliness. You're the boss and all.

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