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    Few comics can make me really laugh out loud... this was one of them. I loved the swirly eyes.

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    "What they vehemently object." Uh, that's really twisted.

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    Haley's also in the OOTS! Nale didn't specify "except Haley"!
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    This only raises the question of why Belkar hasn't done this sort of thing before..I guess Charm can overcome one's better judgement (to the extent that Belkar has any).

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    Simply amazing. I'm sure Belkar doesn't have the defenses against something like that magic attack.

    I'm glad there's no rape. Just good ol' fashioned murder!

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    That was brilliant.
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    Go Nale! I'm thinking that Belkar will end up going after V.

    At least this should also put an end to the stupid 'rape' debate! Good stuff.
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    Hehee. Brilliant! With negative wisdom and poor will save, I don't dare to think Belkar's will save modifier...
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    Wow. I wouldn't have guessed Belkar figured it out first with the low wisdom and all. Nice twist.

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    You could have used a Yogism in that final note, hehe.

    Back on topic: Nale is uncovered because of smell, now he could be in trouble... And Charm Person + Mark of Justice... That wouldn't mix well...

    Also, Halflings have very accurate smells, what with their great cooking, and stuff.
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    Heh...Great comic Giant. I love the Charm effect on Belkar's eyes.

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    The eyes! The horror!

    Seriously though, if Belkar can figure it out I'm sure the rest of the OOTS can. With luck, Durkon can clear things up for Belkar with a well-placed spell... whether Belkar wants to be cured of 'kill your allies' is another matter!

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    Ahhhh Belkar...you should have stabbed first and threatened his corpse later.....now everything is on the fritz. Still...Nale is completely without backup until tomorrow, Haley still might see through him, and provided Belkar doesnt kill the rest of the team, they are gonna find out...if the charm is broken, Belkar will telll, and if they cant break it, well SOMEBODY had to charm him. And suddenly "Elan" and Haley are missing.....

    BTW I love the little touches here, like how Belkars swirly eyes are yellow, to correspond with Nale's magical aura color.
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    Hehehe, now they're just gonna think Belker's snapped when he tries killing everyone.
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    I'm glad it went this route. Surely Haley will fend him off after he attempts to kill her, and things will be better. Or, in the worst case, they can resurrect Haley. Got to love D&D, there's always a way to bring someone back. =)
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    Oooh... and now what remains to be seen is, will the party see that Belkar's eyes have gone all swirly?

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    Amazing, Belkar likes Elan, but I never thought his feeling could be strong enough to override his amoral lust for watching people suffer. I doubt he would've reacted so strongly if the others were impersonated (the whole I'll kill em, if I get to keep their stuff thing and others).

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    Nale best OOTS Villain! Keep it up!

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    Well, doesn't that make for a lovely set of wrenches?

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    Fantastic.

    Clearly, Belkar has invested ranks in a non-standard Sniff skill. How'd he miss the AoO? I'd be surprised if Nale had many ranks in Concentrate.

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    And Charm Person + Mark of Justice... That wouldn't mix well...
    I'm curious how this interaction will play out. Will Belkar try to kill a member of OotS only to be hindered by the MoJ? Or will he realize that he can't cause lethal damage before he tries and maybe break the charm?

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    Or maybe he'll first try to attack someone who'll realize he's charmed (maybe Belkar will say "Nale told me to kill you and keep your stuff") and then undo the charm. Or maybe he just won't see anyone before the charm wears off then he's free to find someone and let them in on the discovery.
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    Amazing, Belkar likes Elan, but I never thought his feeling could be strong enough to override his amoral lust for watching people suffer. I doubt he would've reacted so strongly if the others were impersonated (the whole I'll kill em, if I get to keep their stuff thing and others).
    Indeed; I think Elan is the only member of the group that Belkar genuinely likes (although he lusts after Haley, so maybe not ). Still, I didn't anticipate him being the first one to penetrate Nale's disguise.

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    Aye, I certainly didn't see it coming. And as you said, especially not Belkar... that's pretty cool. =) I kind of got a little notch of respect for Belkar after he took initiative like that.

    Just a little one though. ;)

    EDIT: You know, I kind of want Belkar to be the one that finishes Nale off now (if anyone gets to).
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    hehe omg i was a bit surprised when belkar said no first time :)

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    Loved the line "I don't want to go all 'Bond Villain" and forget to finish the job" and Belkar bragging about a game of Parcheesi is just awesome.

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    Poor Nale, unaware that the Mark of Justice is going to keep Belkar from carrying out his plan. It's always those little things you don't know that spoil the best laid plans. Has Nale set himself up to be discovered by virtually everyone at once?
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    go nale & Belkar,kill them all!Ahahahaha!!!
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    Hmm. Too shocked to get any laughs out of this one; first that Nale was actually planning to kill Haley so quickly, and then that Belkar noticed a difference in scent despite them being identical twins. There were things my brain recognized as jokes, but sadly they just didn't seem funny at the time. Probably get some laughs the next time I read it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heads_or_Tails View Post
    Oooh... and now what remains to be seen is, will the party see that Belkar's eyes have gone all swirly?
    I reckon V could "Spellcraft" it. A quick Dispel Magic will stop Belkar being charmed.

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    The next few strips will be interesting. Belkar's eyes are creepy like that.

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