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    V...Come on, V. We need you. Now's your chance.

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    Wow, that is harsh Qarr

    And vampire Durkon is so cute 'Can I summon a fiend too master!'
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    Yay! Does this mean we're going to switch back to what V's doing now?
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    Hm, I thought that Nale would be more attached to the Evil Opposites theme. No matter.

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    I wonder what Tarquin will be doing off to himself...

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    Ha Sabine is hilarious, I wonder what sort of porn they get there.

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    Is it wrong that I find Blackwing hilarious on such a sad topic?

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    Sure Nale, insulting your team members is surely the key to victory! Also, what on earth are Tarquin and Kilkil going to be doing in the meantime?

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    I wonder just how many Channels Sabine has to flick through?

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    Where did those summoning circles come from?

    I bet Tarquin is waiting to welcome his adventurer buddies.
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    Oh, no. The last thing V needs right now is more verbal lambasting from Qarr.

    Also, things really look bad for the Order right now. Unless things turn around quickly, this looks like it'll be a fairly one-sided conflict.

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    So... whatever Tarquin's up to, it is something that requires Kilkil? I wonder what that could be?

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    Some thoughts:

    1) Durkon lost his accent?

    2) Quarr was maybe sent by the fiends to talk V to go back to the order, so that the Linear Guild wouldn't win right away...?

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    Well. We can hopefully put to rest "Vampire Durkon must have lost his clerical abilities." And, though I didn't see anyone actually suggest this one, we can preemptively put to rest "Vampire Durkon, even while directly controlled by Malack, still functions as a good-aligned cleric" as well.
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    Is it also odd that Blackwing has about 3 of my favorite comedic lines in the entire story?

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    Interestingly enough, all of them on the topic of V's mass murder and soul-selling
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    Meanwhile, in Plot news. Malack seems agitated during his plea to Tarquin before being shushed. Is it okay to assume this is about Durkon requesting that the rest of the OOTS be spared?
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    I am deeply bothered to say that I am THRILLED to see Q'arr again.

    Anything to make up for the loss of Durkon, really, at this point.
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    Can we all just take note of the last panel.

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    It's interesting to see Qaar again- I'm wondering what V will say once V stops crying.
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    Can we all just take note of the last panel.

    "It's history's worst mass-murderer and HIS dim-witted bird."
    As always, that only indicates what he thinks V's gender is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightclaws View Post
    Can we all just take note of the last panel.

    "It's history's worst mass-murderer and HIS dim-witted bird."

    That means nothing, how would Qarr know what V's gender is. He didn't know when he was on the island with V. It's not like the Fiends could help him because they didn't know either. Unless you're implying that somehow by being associated with Zz gleams some knowledge onto V's gender. Doesn't really make sense, everyone just uses pronouns for V according to what they perceive.

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    That's not the first time someone has called V a him or her. All it means is what the character believes.

    I'm kind of glad that Malack is lampshading how long this arc has been. It's been enjoyable, but looong.

    Q'arr is like V's bad angel, where Blackwing is his good angel. Q'arr will probably try to get V back in action to help the Order, since his bosses want to keep the conflict going.

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    I'm surprised Nale is so happy to be getting rid of the evil opposites theme, given how much he's been obsessed with it up until this point.

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    Poor V! D:

    And here, Qarr reminds us that his kind are tormentors.

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    I note that Malack is refraining from telling any of the LG about him obeying Durkon's dying wishes. Will he be subverting the LG from within to protect them? He seems to be honouring them, what with letting Belkar go free when he could've easily killed him.

    Nale seems to be forgoing the convoluted plan this time around. A sign of character development?

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    Wow. He's probably doing irreversible damage to V's psyche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightclaws View Post
    Can we all just take note of the last panel.

    "It's history's worst mass-murderer and HIS dim-witted bird."
    That's just Qarr's opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XanKrieger View Post
    Meanwhile, in Plot news. Malack seems agitated during his plea to Tarquin before being shushed. Is it okay to assume this is about Durkon requesting that the rest of the OOTS be spared?
    I thought he was annoyed at Tarquin once again sort of "giving" him as a spellcaster to Nale, since he hates Nale and the rebuttal last time was also "business".

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    Default Re: OOTS #883 - The Discussion Thread

    Whoops, left Kilkil out of Panel #4. Fixed now.
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    You know, my opinion of Malack went up again with this one - this 'tiresome struggle' does feel like it needs its 'overdue conclusion', at times.

    As for Qarr...I dunno what he's got in mind this time. It seems pretty obvious to me that the reason he skipped out earlier was to tell the IFCC that V killed the Draketooths; that was the only new and urgent information available at the time. My guess right now is that the fiends are gonna offer V some means of keeping the Gate safe, since Girard's defenses seem like they're running out. Or maybe he's just there to tell the elf that they're calling in the soul debt, in order to keep Xykon from taking the Gate. Just my immediate thoughts.

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