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    Default The "In Memory of Durkon" Thread

    Post all your favorite Durkon moments throughout the strip here.

    Some of mine: Boom! and Puppets Cannae Even Eat Pie!

    Not to mention the running "trees are our enemies" jokes.

    Durkon was in many ways the moral stability of the Order - a solid guy all the way through. He'll be sorely missed.

    EDIT: Also, I wonder if Durkon's death will tear apart the Order much as Kraagor's did to the Order of the Scribble. I can imagine Roy and the rest possibly blaming Belkar for Durkon's death. Then if V turns at some point that's further going to cause a rift. The Order has been struck to the core here, I think.
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    Spoilerific Thread name man... yeesh.

    Nonetheless, poor Durkon. >.<
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaris View Post
    Spoilerific Thread name man... yeesh.

    Nonetheless, poor Durkon. >.<

    I agree, on both accounts :(
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    Everything related to trees.

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    RIP Durkon. May you indeed be laid by your ancestors, and may Thor welcome your soul and bring you to your father's side. May your hammer always be strong in the Celestial Realms, and may the ale never cease. And may your heavenly rest never be troubled by trees.
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    Rest in Peace.

    (As in, don't become a vampire on us!)


    Quote Originally Posted by NihhusHuotAliro View Post
    No! Not Durkon!

    O buddy Durkon, of the mighty beard

    Your light is gone, it must be fear'd

    from a world of almonds and nasty trees

    and cajuns and ice cream and lovely threes

    you were a constant, so stable and true

    but now you're gone, we have no clue

    our arboreal tormentors that haunt our dreams

    and laugh at all our futile screams

    sleep easier now that you are gone

    Malack, Malack, what have you done

    Oh Durkon, Durkon Thundershield

    your memory shall never yield!
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    There is a dwarf who was sure, all the beers are gold
    And hes drinking his way, to Valhalla
    When he gets there he knows, he'll help fight all Thor's foes
    With a word he can stun blind or deafen....
    Ooh, ooh, and hes drinking his way, to Valhalla.

    There's vampires in the halls but he wants to be sure
    'Cause you know sometimes friends have two faces.
    In a space by the gate there's a theres a halfling who brings,
    two daggers to a dwarf who does dispel.

    Ooh, it makes me thunder,
    Ooh, it makes me thunder.

    There's a feeling I get when I look to the north,
    And my body is crying for burying
    In my spells I have cast crackling lightning blasts
    And the voices of the dwarves, cry "Timber!".

    Ooh, it makes me thunder,
    Ooh, it really makes me thunder.

    And it's whispered that soon, to my home he'll bring doom,
    but he'll have to do it when he's exhumed.
    And a new day will come for those young humans,
    When that stuffy elf is their only caster....

    If there's no cleric in your party, don't be alarmed now,
    Just make sure that you've killed the Linear Guild
    Yes, there are two gates you still have to go but in the long run
    We know Xykon's still coming to this one.
    And it makes me thunder.

    His neck is bitten and it won't let go, in case you don't know,
    The thunder's calling him to join Thor,
    Dear Malack, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
    His Bifrost lies in the Canyon of the wind?

    And as we wind on down the road
    Our shadows taller than our soul.
    There walks a lady we all know
    Who shines white light and wants to show
    How everything still turns to gold.
    And if you listen very hard
    The tune will come to you at last.
    When all are one and one is all
    To be a rock and not to roll.

    And he's drinking his way, to Valhalla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinoya View Post
    I agree, on both accounts :(
    As do I.

    I believe "R.I.P." should suffice (in terms of saying something, not in reaction).
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    This was the comic that made Durkon my favorite character. And he has been been my favorite character ever since. I have a soft spot for lawful types.

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    I would like to see a short comment of Hel yelling "Died of vampirism! He's mine!", followed by Thor smashing her over the head and walking away with Durkon.
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    "Holy"

    I stood up and cheered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBrute View Post
    This was the comic that made Durkon my favorite character. And he has been been my favorite character ever since. I have a soft spot for lawful types.
    Indeed. "Bein' a dwarf is about doin' yer duty, even if it makes ye miserable. ESPECIALLY if it makes ye miserable."

    ...weirdly, that has always been one of my favorite lines in the entire comic. Being an exceedingly Lawful sort of person in real life, Durkon was always the member of the Order that I could relate to the most.
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    I hope Durkon at least gets a scene with Thor; could be some interesting character development for both of them, plus possible Snarl exposition, since Thor presumably knows Durkon is trying to prevent its release.
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    Everything listed above, plus Transcribe my what now? Reading the actual letter made me burst with laughter.

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    From OtOotPCs:

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    When he goes out of his way to try to save the adventuring party that's trying to get him killed.


    And for course, who can forget the giant golden Tankard of beer, or the moment at the Kato's wedding, but those have already been linked.

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    For listening to while reading my memorial song.


    Durkon, ever since you belted Malack while he was upside down i've been using Durkon'd instead of Ninja'd

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    When in dire predicaments, it's important to ask yourself, "What Would Thor Do?"

    With any luck, it will actually be applicable to your situation.

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    Some stuff collected from the discussion thread:


    Big "NO"s:
    Quote Originally Posted by Smolder View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo ooooo......

    *breath*

    ..oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo.................
    Quote Originally Posted by Ailowynn View Post
    NOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(do I have the record for longest no yet?) OOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    NOT OKAY.
    Good guys don't die.
    [...]

    *sigh*

    We shall all suffer from the lack of tree-fear, transcribed accents, mistaking windy for wīndy, beards, and prayers to Thor.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DURKON NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    He is gone, and fighting for his beliefs. He deserves a tomb of smooth stone, deep within the mountain.

    Only the finest engravings shall adorn the chamber, and the coffin shall be made of pure, smooth stone.

    Eulogies:
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    I cannot believe that Durkon is dead........

    We will all miss him so much.

    He was a great man dwarf.

    Who gave his full support to the Order of the Stick

    He was always loyal to his friends.

    Durkon does his best to be there when the guild really needed him.

    He was what some might call a true adventurer. Others might call him a true cleric of Thor. I would call him a true friend.

    Rest well Durkon. May Thor share his beer with you.

    *walks away, sobbing*
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    Let this empty response be my honour to the most helpful, bravest and kindest dwarf.



















    Rest in peace, Durkon Thundershield.
    Quote Originally Posted by NihhusHuotAliro View Post
    Oh, gosh.

    Durkon was only fifty-five years old.

    Dwarves can live for several centuries. He was not in the prime of his life. He was young, oh so young. He could have lived for hundreds of years more.

    How soon the little ones fly, fly away

    As fleeting as a summer day.
    Quote Originally Posted by NihhusHuotAliro View Post
    Durkon, you were there from the beginning, from the very start. The first thing we ever saw in this comic was Durkon fighting the good fight, putting his life on the line to fight that which is evil. His stability was what saved the day. Rather than gloat and glorify himself, he was humble and continued to do his duty.

    When Roy was snarky and mean and dead, when Elan was obtuse and obnoxious, when Haley was cryptogrammed, when V was crazy and genocidal, when Belkar was stab-happy; you were always there. We could always count on you to do what was right. When Roy died, you made a speech to console Haley, and through her, to console us.

    You resurrected Roy, you mentored and comforted V in V's hour of guilt and shame, you always did all you could to help, and in return the message allowing you to return to your beloved dwarven homelands was eaten. Everyone else got a gift from Shojo except you, but you never complained.

    Why am I sad, why am I crying?

    I don't know. Durkon just felt really... stable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarion View Post
    Durkon, I'm glad that you were happy when you died.

    My own grandfather died today. I just heard the news a few hours ago. And, I can't write anything to him yet, so I'm going to write something here for Durkon. There might be some overlap...

    In memoriam


    Durkon Thundershield cared about only a very few things: his home and his family, his friends, his service to his god and the cause of Good, and perhaps a place to find a good mug of ale, though few enough were forthcoming outside his ancestral lands.

    But that which he cared about, he cared about deeply. His wisdom, his loyalty, and his courage were a rock that all those who knew him could always count on.

    Many times, he had the practicality and good sense to just get things done and not wait for anyone else to come help him. But he was always there to help others. And everyone was safer and more confident knowing that they had his strength to fall back on in their times of need.

    He often put aside his own suffering to take responsibility for others, and though they may not have said so, they were always thankful for his care. He also put aside the greatest of all his desires in order to fulfill his responsibility: he chose to keep his oath and never to return home without permission, though that was the one place he truly desired to go.

    It was a mark of the integrity of his character that he never backed down from his principles. When his allies were being foolish and fighting with a paladin without realizing it, he chose surrender. When his party was separated, he chose to aid the people around him and do the most good that he could. When his allies were entrapped by Nale, he went to fight alone and showed the power that could be called on by a true servant of Thor. And, when he knew the great risk to his allies, he chose to fight alone and give his life to do everything he could to keep them safe.

    Go safely to your God's side, Durkon Thundershield. I know without doubt that he shall have a place of honor for you at his right hand, and a mug of the finest ale that you have ever tasted always at the ready.

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    I'm a full supporter for the villains to succeed but I think this song fits perfectly as a requiem for Durkon's death. Link
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    Since everyone else seems to be linking music for this strip here's my choice. Doubly Appropriate too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI6qEc5xhbQ

    Also, giant you git, (in a good way), that was an excellent final speech.

    Goes off to find a corner to cry in.
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    Cool, is that a reference to Led's Immigrant Song?
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    Some more from the discussion thread. (Up to post #379.)

    Quote Originally Posted by DMofDarkness View Post
    A moment of silence for the dearly departed.

    Nothing more need be said.
    Quote Originally Posted by werik View Post
    Nnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Leipzig View Post
    I think we need to remember the words of a humble, simple halfling.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEMdXhfO-Wk

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    My favorite moment is definitely Durkon and Roy meeting for the first time in "OtOoPCs":

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    "You know they're trying to get you killed, and yet you're still unwilling to hang them out to dry?"

    "It don't matter none tha they be rotten warts on tha arse o' tha world, I still have a duty not to get 'em killed. Tha's what being a dwarf is all aboot."

    "Then I wish I knew more dwarves."


    That is the essence of Durkon right there.

    Also:

    "You know he'd be a pretty good warrior if he had a better head for numbers."

    "Are...are you telling me to leave?" "... Aye."

    "Look out behind ye!" "All I see are a few trees." "Exactly! I'll save ye!"

    "'Twas a mechanical defect."

    Technically a V moment, but Durkon has a good line here: "Yer MARRIED?!?"

    And these two.

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    Durkon was a very strange little bearded man, and that's how I'll always remember him.

    Fun fact: That strip was also titled "The Bright Side".

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    Quote Originally Posted by theNater View Post
    Durkon was a very strange little bearded man, and that's how I'll always remember him.

    Fun fact: That strip was also titled "The Bright Side".
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    Quote Originally Posted by theNater View Post
    Durkon was a very strange little bearded man, and that's how I'll always remember him.

    Fun fact: That strip was also titled "The Bright Side".
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    Rest easy Beardy McBeerstein with questionable odor problems. May you mack on a flight of Valkyries while Thor gives you a high-five in Valhalla.
    "Look at me, I'm Robespierre!"

    I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and their stuff together...okay, three, two, one, LET'S JAM!

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    Some more songs from the discussion thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkin View Post
    Immediately after the last panel, I pulled up this song.

    I never understood it until now. Or dwarves, for that matter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamgee View Post
    We will never forget the most humble hero of the Order. In memory.

    Also, allow me to submit my own:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEs20XA_y-c

    (German is kinda like Dwarven, right?)

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