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    Well. I guess this does make Pistachios more dungeon friendly.

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    Awww, not Bloodfeast!

    But great punchline; poor Belkar barely had time to unleash the fury (I am sadly paraphrasing).

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    So, not Pistachios, then?

    Anyway. So much for the sauropod advantage. Time to disable the triceratops, post haste.
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    Nice! Also strong evidence that Miron is an arcane caster, most probably a sorcerer.
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    Cue V catching Tarkin and crew completely unaware.

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    I'm hoping Belkar keeps him and gets an ever-increasing group of small animals following him around.
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    Can a (baleful) polymorph be dispelled? Also, it looks like they were doing their best to burn through as many of Laurin's spell points as possible before the fight. That might just be where the key lies. Remember what happened to (SSaDT spoiler)
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    Hurray! Bloodfeast didn't die, as many forumites feared!

    Now Belkar can carry him around in his pocket until needed.

    Sneak allosaurus attack! *throws salamander at enemy*
    Dispel!
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    It's about time for Durkon to employ whatever other abilities are locked into that staff.

    For those who know the rules of this sort of thing, how does that work? Durkon knows there are other spells in the staff; does he know which spell(s) there are? Can he cast the unknown spell(s)? How does that work, it is just a random thing of which one comes out?

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    Nice callback to strip 251:

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0251.html

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    Also, Haley is back up already. That rules out a few possibilities for what she was hit with last round by Laurin.
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    Well, at least Bloodfeast is more likely to survive...
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    I love the dinosaur tracks "Family circus" style. I'd love to see a bonus page somewhere that had Belkar going all over a town like Billy doing nefarious things :)
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    Oh, and it's nice to see for sure that Haley still has higher brain functions.
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    Xxbloodfeastxx raaaaaagh \m/

    EDIT: Do we have a sense of what psionic spell that was used on Haley? Was she knocked out (low hp) or put to sleep, stunned, etc?
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    No not poor Bloodfeast! The world just isn't fair, they had such a short time together.

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    So Haley is really knocked out cold. Worrying.
    No wait, last frame. Geez, my attention span is getting worse.
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    You will always be Pistachios to me!
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    Rich is probably thinking something like: "Oh no, why did I think it would be a good idea to have to draw so many minions!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmerson Grant View Post
    Cue V catching Tarkin and crew completely unaware.
    Durkon seems to have disappeared, too.

    He's not in frame, anyway.

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    Excellent work. That was not the outcome that I, nor many others, were expecting, methinks, to the great dino showdown.

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    This does not look good for the order, but hopefully Laurin is low on pp now after all of those wormholes. I don't know how they are getting out of this one.

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    This brings me back to Tarquin's observation that V can't teleport.

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    If anyone wonders why Miron didn't cast Baleful Polymorph the first time around, it's because he spent his turn casting Greater Dispel Magic to get rid of the Hold Person, and Baleful Polymorph has a close range.

    I guess the reason he didn't target V is because V was out of range. If V were not out of range, then I'd argue that he should have went for V instead, since V was a bigger threat, and the Order would be unlikely to abandon V. Granted, he didn't know that, and V was out of range anyway, so yeah.

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    I'm pretty sure that Dispel Magic might be able to get them out of this trouble. However, that's one turn for Tarquin's troops to disable them.

    Also, it seems like a confrontation is set up already, and too good to waste at this point. A straight on full team fight! When did we last have this?

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    I think this is the first homestarrunner.com reference in OotS, no?

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    Awesome! But...I feel bad for Belkar.
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    I'm hoping Belkar keeps him and gets an ever-increasing group of small animals following him around.
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    After last comic I was saying that Laurin should have a lot of pp left, but after this it might not be inpossible that she would run out... She has cast, what, 10 level 9 powers during the day? But that is not counting any she might have used before meating up with the rest...
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    Oooh! Poor Bloodfeast! Laughed so hard I ticked off my wife!

    This would be an awful inconvenient time for some gentleman from downstairs to make an appearance, but I would think that this is far enough outside their purview that they just might mind their own business. Besides, that inbox is full enough already.

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    Ok, can somebody please tell me what the heck that woman - Lauren - is and how she's doing all the portal whatevers? Is she psionic?

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