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    Hey, new comic! I guess this means your thumb is as well as can be hoped for by this point?
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    Oh crap.

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    Aaaaand looks like the timelines are all caught up. There's another handful of ****, flying towards the fan...

    Ho Thanh, though? Oh wait, that's his name. And glad to see you're doing so well!
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    He, I like how Roy regards Durkon's summons as nothing more then 'speed bumps' for any real threat like Xykon.

    Of course, him being a Fighter in a 3.x-ish D&D-like game doesn't really bode well for his own effectiveness.
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    What, already? We told you to get some rest!
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    Great strip. Great to see the comic regaining speed.

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    I am so excited this comic is back. Seriously Giant, don't strain yourself putting these out, but I love them! I just can't wait to see what V has been up to, and where his escape tunnel went.

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    so that means the resistance was likely crushed around the same time that Sabine got banished, if Xykon has to spend a full day getting all the spells and protections he needs for his fortress that means that the LG and team evil are all going to be apearing at the gate at the same time

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    Wow, another comic already! :)
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    A paladin retreating from battle for strategic considerations?

    The first time, at Azure City, it was wise and necessary.

    But now? It's just rude!

    Although, come to think of it, what defenses does the camp have against Xykon? Let's hope there's no gate on Elf Picnic Island!
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    And up goes the tempo! Excellent.
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    Nice job! Thanks Rich!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    A paladin retreating from battle for strategic considerations?

    The first time, at Azure City, it was wise and necessary.

    But now? It's just rude!

    Although, come to think of it, what defenses does the camp have against Xykon? Let's hope there's no gate on Elf Picnic Island!
    Honestly, they're probably safe. If Redcloak and Xykon are thinking about them at all, which I doubt, then New Azure is probably considered "not worth their trouble."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    A paladin retreating from battle for strategic considerations?

    The first time, at Azure City, it was wise and necessary.

    But now? It's just rude!

    Although, come to think of it, what defenses does the camp have against Xykon? Let's hope there's no gate on Elf Picnic Island!
    I think the only gate other than Girard's gate that's left is in the far north, so no.

    Not that that'll stop Hinjo from sticking his foot into the mess.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Hinjo's retreating to get more information out of Niu and to warn the order.

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    ok, that was fast. Nice job, as always.
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    I'll be honest, I know we're supposed to be freaked out that Xykon is on the move, but more than anything, I was elated that Niu got out and got her message off in a timely manner. Things will move as they move now, but at least Niu's okay and that info got out as fast as it possibly could given the story to date.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Hinjo's retreating to get more information out of Niu and to warn the order.
    he probably will grant the centipedes XP for the encounter before doing so though, he is a paladin after all
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if Hinjo's retreating to get more information out of Niu and to warn the order.
    niu only has one scroll, and its unlikely she actually has info he wants that justifies delaying getting the info to the order

    he doesnt know that Xykon is killing time on the fortress for all he knows Xykon teleported right to the gate after getting the phylactery and about to engage the OoTS

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    So...Hinjo is going to try and re-take his homeland? Where the heck *are* they, anyway? I thought they were on some prior elven real estate.

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    Niu only says 14 words on panel.

    What were the first 11 words of the Sending?

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    I always love those dramatic moments when the Good guys receive a message telling them everything they relied on was utterly crushed :D

    Reminded me of ''The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeour is dead. They're coming''.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the Azurites' next action but even more to seeing what will happen next at Girard's Gate...Durkon is partially right, Malack really only works with Nale because of Tarquin, so I'm expecting, probably not a full face heel turn, but at least some kind of treachery from Malack. I don't think he'll really turn on Tarquin though, more like...refusing to fight Durkon and telling him what is going on, then maybe try to find a way to end the conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    niu only has one scroll, and its unlikely she actually has info he wants that justifies delaying getting the info to the order

    he doesnt know that Xykon is killing time on the fortress for all he knows Xykon teleported right to the gate after getting the phylactery and about to engage the OoTS
    That may be, but you can reply to a sending sent towards you. I bet Hinjo casts a sending asking Niu what the hell happened, and then warns Roy. Or in reverse order.
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    Granted that Niu may not have a 2nd sending scroll, but doesn't the spell stipulate that the recipient of such a spell can make a response? If so, Niu can respond to any number of Sendings that Hinjo might throw in her direction.

    That being said, her role in this story seems to have been fufilled. She has suvived long enough to warn Hinjo about Xykon's resurgence and now we'll probably refocus on the Order entirely until Roy gets the sending spell from Hinjo, probably at an inopportune moment (or after Xykon has arrived on the scene).

    As others have said, Giant: Don't push yourself. We've been patient these last couple of months. We can wait however long you need to get back up to full strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    so that means the resistance was likely crushed around the same time that Sabine got banished, if Xykon has to spend a full day getting all the spells and protections he needs for his fortress that means that the LG and team evil are all going to be apearing at the gate at the same time
    It presumably took some time for Niu to get the scroll of sending.

    Unless I missed something that indicated she already had it.

    I think that message moved at the speed of plot. You can't figure out when Xykon will show up bassed on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreamOfTheSky View Post
    So...Hinjo is going to try and re-take his homeland? Where the heck *are* they, anyway? I thought they were on some prior elven real estate.
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    Another comic!!

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