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    Wow - Timing!

    Nice joke there too.

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    Thanks Giant!
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    ...wait what.


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    Can't say I'm surprised.

    Of course, Girard might be lying.

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    Oh, wow. The gate is a lie :D.
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    This is brilliant!
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    Wait, that wasn't nearly a sufficient analysis of the rock. If it was, say, five foot-thick stone encasing the gate, those divinations wouldn't do anything, assuming you have also protected the gate with a means to stop locate object, like the interior of the stone being coated in lead, for a mundane method.

    In short, it's a bluff.
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    Ah! How wonderfully fiendish of our dragon-blooded spellcaster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Requiem_Jeer View Post
    Wait, that wasn't nearly a sufficient analysis of the rock. If it was, say, five foot-thick stone encasing the gate, those divinations wouldn't do anything, assuming you have also protected the gate with a means to stop locate object, like the interior of the stone being coated in lead, for a mundane method.

    In short, it's a bluff.
    All too true. What level is the liar? One level higher than you.

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    Oh, jeeze. Perfect. Nale looks like he's ready to pop a blood vessel.
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    Wow, good thing I decided to check right before bed.

    And I laughed hard. Thanks, Rich!

    EDIT: Wait, hold on. Malack just cast True Seeing. And now they're headed back out to where the Order is.

    Oh dear.
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    Hmm... Why is Nale in such a hurry to get back outside? After coming all that way and getting past both the big dream illusion and the green trap circle, I'd at least take five to examine the room.

    On the other hand, perhaps it's occurred to him that they have confined themselves to a small space which is easily surrounded.

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    ...Yep. Definitely appropriate.

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    So that's two gotcha's Girard has pulled, assuming this one is legitimate.

    Now I'm wondering, since Xykon is following Serini's coordinates, if Girard lied to her too.


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    I will refuse to believe words written in stone! Refuse I say!
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    Loving it.

    Expecting him to walk back out right into a face full of Xykon.
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    True seeing is going to be a problem for that illusion Elan put up.

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    And yet, the gate is actually inside that block of stone . But seriously, I'm rather surprised Girard did this. Mainly because unless his remains aren't buried at the top of the pyramid, why would he have died at a location that wasn't really where the gate actually was? Odd.

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    Of course. Of course. We all suspected it, but...Oh my god. I just started laughing and nearly woke everyone up. Kudos to you Giant, yet again. I've been endlessly refreshing my page the past several days waiting for this.

    Unless, of course, it's still in the pyramid, but somewhere else! Say, wherever V's heading right now.
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    You know, I wouldn't doubt there are dozens of pyramids in there, all trapped and invisible. And the gate is in none of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyVenture View Post
    True seeing is going to be a problem for that illusion Elan put up.
    The Order is going to be in trouble the instant Malack walks back out that door...

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    OH MY GOD!!! I laughed so hard I woke up my wife!!!

    WELL played, Giant! WELL played!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithlord View Post
    And yet, the gate is actually inside that block of stone . But seriously, I'm rather surprised Girard did this. Mainly because unless his remains aren't buried at the top of the pyramid, why would he have died at a location that wasn't really where the gate actually was? Odd.
    Illusion is all about misdirection. I would call that rather misleading.

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    When did Nale acquire a walking shrimp minion? And who brings a shrimpman into a desert?

    EDIT: Oh, the monster summoning.

    Oh, and I don't believe anything written down in the pyramid. Not at all.
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    Dun dun dun?
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    I know this is going to be posted a million times, but the last panel made me laugh. Love the reference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wraithlord View Post
    The Order is going to be in trouble the instant Malack walks back out that door...
    Does Malak care enough to say, though? I mean, I doubt he considers them a threat, and he just wants this mission over with.

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    I don't buy that it's not here. It just doesn't make much sense. I definitely think that it's a bluff to get people to turn around. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Girard did indeed make several false pyramids and put this sign in all of them, including the one holding the real gate just to confuse people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmucchiello View Post
    When did Nale acquire a walking shrimp minion? And who brings a shrimpman into a desert?

    Oh, and I don't believe anything written down in the pyramid. Not at all.
    Looks like a psionic minster that drains int... I forget the name of it... But it was summoned.

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