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    So Belkar lives to see another comic.

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    Almost 50 pages last thread and you snatch it like Durkon snatched Belkar from Makack's jaw.

    You waited for this to happen didn't you.
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    Honestly I was kind of expecting this, if you read the DStP bonus strip there was a mention that
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    Belkar was gonna save Hinjo's life twice.


    Heh.
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    Digging the misleading title.

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    Now, it seems it does not look good for Durkon instead of for Belkar. "Posthumously"? Yeah, sounds about right.

    Malack might now pick someone better suited as friend/offspring than Belkar.
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    Well, I guess drinking the blood of the guilty is okay. Having a mercyless legal systems has it's perks for rulers.
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    I have no idea where this is going... I love it

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    Ha, this is great. Agreeing with Mauve, the title was completely misleading in the best way. I love the Durkon characterization that has been appearing throughout his interactions with Malack. And the utter brilliance of using Mass Death Ward now... Excellent work!
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    I did not see that coming at all :D
    I love the direction the story's taking ^^
    P.S. I'm glad Belkars not a Vampire ._. I dunno I don't think it'd suit him at all /:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reks View Post
    I did not see that coming at all :D
    I love the direction the story's taking ^^
    P.S. I'm glad Belkars not a Vampire ._. I dunno I don't think it'd suit him at all /:
    It would improve his talk to effectiveness ratio.
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    @OOTS Fandom: Ha haaaaaaaaa...... [snicker]

    @Strip: Oh, dang, but I still can't help but find it charming how genuinely Malack values Durkon's friendship. This likely won't end well, but as of right now I still can't feel myself disliking the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super dark33 View Post
    It would improve his talk to effectiveness ratio.
    Mmm maybe...
    I dunno, just my personal opinion. I don't think it would suit his character, you know unless it changed... Or he gets all excited realising hes smarter and can think of new ways to murder/kill people...

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    The misleading title is magnificent.
    Belkar saved (for now) it's a masterful twist.
    ...but Durkon's "yuck" face is priceless!
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    Oh wow.

    If the strips were coming at one an hour at this point they still would not be fast enough! Masterful storytelling.

    I'm gonna sit back with my blood-topped popcorn and watch this unfold.

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    Well, I'll be damned.
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    Hmm... Will Belkar be mad at Durkon for "saving" him? The Belkster wasn't happy to have been saved from Miko's Smite Evil. Even if he didn't know Malak was a vampire, I wonder if Belkar wouldn't have minded being a bloodsucker himself.

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    So...is this a prediction-to-realization u-turn, or a fake u-turn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantine View Post
    Honestly I was kind of expecting this, if you read the DStP bonus strip there was a mention that
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    Belkar was gonna save Hinjo's life twice.


    Heh.
    That's what I've tried to point out in 870# discussion like, dunno, three times. Seems that noone cared about it.

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    Oh Giant you tease.

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    Hey, Mr. Scruffy is attending to Belkar. I'm not certain, but it looks like he's licking his wounds to clean them. Depending on how vampirism spreads here, this could get interesting.

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    Now this may be a bit of a surprise, so please try remain calm...but Malak might be a vampire. maybe.

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    I had a feeling Belkar wouldn't be "drawing his last breath, ever" quite yet, even to come back undead. Predicted the rescue wrong though, I thought it was going to be V randomly stumbling onto the situation. Interesting to see Malack helping Durkon research that spell coming back on him that quickly.

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    Hey, Mr. Scruffy is attending to Belkar. I'm not certain, but it looks like he's licking his wounds to clean them. Depending on how vampirism spreads here, this could get interesting.
    If vampirism here operates under standard D&D rules that shouldn't work, a vampire would need to either use energy draining slams or it's constitution draining bite to spread the disease. Also, I think under standard rules animals can't become vampires, but I could certainly be wrong.
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    Oh, well done.
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    A truly masterful bait-and-switch. I tip my hat off to you, Giant. Even after all these years, your ability to mess with your audience continues to improve.
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    Finally, first post!

    A little Mass Death Ward foreshadowing, maybe? However I think, if Malack has to come down to this,

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    Break Enchantment. *turns Belk into vampire, and turns him on Durkon*
    That way, all predictions stay the same, and adds Durkon's posthumous return to the roster. Durkon might turn him, but only after he had wounded him severely enough for Malack to finish him off (he wasted a standard action, I think on MDW.
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    Well, I can understand Malack's reasons for his vampirism in the first place, but serving blood and wart tea to palace guests? That's just crude.
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    Poor, poor Belkar... :(
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    Ok, spell it out for the poster who has never played D&D before. Is Belkar still going vampire?

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    Blood and warts?! I'm surprised it still tasted anything like tea.

    ...assuming it still tasted anything like tea, that is.

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