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    Heh. Always good to see some more father-son dynamics from Tarquin and Nale.
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    Yay, more secret stuff.

    I always love genre savvy stuff.

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    I wonder what Tarqin has up his sleeve...
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    How did Malack climb the stairs?
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    And Malack the ever-smart prepared multiple "Protection from Daylight" spells that day. :P Or maybe he does that every day, in case of "Dispel Magics."
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    I liked this one a lot.

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    Punching holes in the fourth wall never gets old.
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    Being genre savvy seems to be one of Tarquin's biggest traits.

    And it does make me wonder what Tarquin's conspicuously not speaking about.
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    I think it's worth noting that the thrall showed no reaction to Nale saying the name 'Durkon.'

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    I just love this comic's villains. on one way you despise them, on another you like them, and you can't help but respect them, and wish you could see more of their shenanigans.

    And that's REALLY isn't easy to do... throwing my bunch of kudos to the ridiculous heap of kudos already present Giant.

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    omg! the cliff hanger!
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    Tarquin's a repulsive misogynistic mass-murdering tyrant, but he brings the fourth-wall-breaking punchlines like few other characters (not to mention his banter with Nale). Hilarious.

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    I think it's worth noting that the thrall showed no reaction to Nale saying the name 'Durkon.'
    Yes; I think he's your basic undead-automaton at the moment, until Malack releases him. A Generic Vampire, not really "Durkon the Vampire".

    It'll be interesting to see what happens when he is released.
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    Before they left the city, Tarquin ... what?

    Any ideas, anyone?

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    Makes you wonder the circumstances under which Nale had to dispose of Malack's previous "children." (And why he didn't have more levels on Elan by the time they met, if he was able to take out several vampires while the Order was still running from Goblins.)
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    Yay, more Tarquin! And more of the genre-savviness with which he is associated. It will be interesting to learn what he is planning.

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    Thank You Giant

    Malack doesn't seem to be happy that he had to kill Durkon. Cue more 50 page Malack alignment arguments
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    I love how Malack doesn't reveal the true nature of the "relationship" with Durkon, and let the other think that the dwarf is a mere spawn...
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    awww.... Father and son, what weekend projects they might have!

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    Before they left the city, Tarquin ... what?

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    That is one mightly large Lampshade hung there Mr. Giant! :)

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    Before they left the city, Tarquin ... what?

    Any ideas, anyone?
    Arranged for a significant military force to be teleported/airlifted nearby? It would make sense; if Tarquin is planning to secure the Gate for himself, he'd want guards so he doesn't have to stay there.

    And storywise they'd make good Meteor Swarm-fodder for Xykon when he shows up.
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    I think it's fair to say that the fourth wall now has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. lol

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    well, from what i remember about developing vampires for a campaign i ran, vampires are a template. It's reasonable to assume the vampires he killed were fairly low level, or that he engaged in trickery to win the fight
    From Malack's general attitude about the whole thing, it seems like he killed all three in a single encounter. And/Or he probably did it alone or with just Thog, as Malack always goes STRAIGHT for him and doesn't seem to pay Sabine much mind.
    Maybe...the incident and Nale's first meeting with Sabine are related? Ooooo

    And then...thing Tarquin did before leaving the capitol...maybe he executed all the gladiators? Maybe he marched the armies against something? Ordered someone dead? Allowed another nation to take it over?
    Craft(Theory) was such a good thing to put ranks in...

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    I guess someone took Greater Savviness (with Improved Savviness as a prereq.) as a feat

    Loved the dialogues through and through. The heartfelt Tarquin-Nale exchange was probably the best.
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    You vampirized Durkon?? That's hilarious!!
    Ooooh just you wait Nale, you'll get yours ....

    Also, maybe those wanting to see a fight between all of Team Tarquin and Team Evil are going to get their wish granted (based on the last panel) ...
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    Craft(Theory) was such a good thing to put ranks in...

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    Wow. Now THAT's interesting. Let the speculation begin!

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