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    Guess we got an offscreen confession after all. Man, Roy's in over his head here, huh? And V... yeah. Also, a bit more backstory on what happened with Eric.

    Also, there's something oddly striking about the "And our cleric is in the shop" line.

    All in all, a fantastic strip.

    Also, "Don't go trying to change the subject by trying to determine the actual subject" applies to entirely too many of these discussion threads.
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    Whoa. I guess now we know what happened to Eric.
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    deep philosolophical stuff...woohoo
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    Dem feels, bro.

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    I feel horrible for Roy's family.
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    I miss not having pages of comments explaining stuff that seems obvious when it is explained. How is he talking about donating blood? Where is the family history? This one is a bit deeper than usual.

    Edit: Oh, is his father the 'wizard' then? Yeah, probably.
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    Great comic, really find Roy's lines to the point and powerful.
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    Ah, the LG man's burden...

    ETA: the folded hands are a nice touch.
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    Wow. Roy took that...very, very well.
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    Really glad V's getting it all out in the open. Glad Roy's being understanding about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cctrackstar View Post
    Edit: Oh, is his father the 'wizard' then? Yeah, probably.
    I can't figure if it's his father or a younger Roy still not set on being a fighter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranzear View Post
    I can't figure if it's his father or a younger Roy still not set on being a fighter...
    could have even been his sister

    im pretty sure it was him though... maybe becoming a fighter was how he attoned? by taking away his ability to repeat it?

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    God that must've hit home hard if Roy couldn't find the track to which he was trying to point towards, it would of for me if I had to compare such a spell to my own family history.

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    Wow, that was... I felt like I really connected to Roy in this one. Trying to honestly struggle with some moral quandary that he (for pretty good reasons!) feels is out of his league entirely, and being trapped into making the best decision he knows how, without any real assurance at all he's doing the right thing, but all he can do is follow his logic and his gut, flawed and personal as the decisions he might make can be. That's so... quintessentially human, right there. It's such an honest response to the dilemma he's been put in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranzear View Post
    I can't figure if it's his father or a younger Roy still not set on being a fighter...
    Definitely his father - when he was in his Afterlife, he told his little brother that it wasn't his (Roy's) job the "watch the adult".

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    Roy is taking the news fairly well, I think.

    Also, nice 'Dammit, Jim" moment. Just without the Dammit, or the Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blunk View Post
    Definitely his father - when he was in his Afterlife, he told his little brother that it wasn't his (Roy's) job the "watch the adult".
    Damn, ninja'd while I went to hunt down the relevant strip.
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    But yeah, it's his father.
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    Regarding that last panel, I would just like to remind everyone:
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    At first Roy's line before the beat panel went over my head.

    Then I audibly said "oooohhh... ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh..."

    There are not enough feels gifs on the internet to cover that one.
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    Huh... V seems pretty well composed for just admitting all the terrible things he did.
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    Ah, glossing over the most evil act in the entire comic strip and possibly the history of the OotS's world so easily...

    I suppose Roy's a practical man and realizes at this point he needs all the loyal high level casters he can get. Still sucks that V is getting such a pass, expected as it was.

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    Bravo, Roy... and

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    I think Roy is in shock.
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    Awesome comic! Interesting to see how Roy is handling it, looks like he's still dealing with multiple issues of his own, and this is just bringing them up to the forefront for him. I like it!

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    Great strip, as always. It's very interesting how, Roy feels that he can only look at this from a tactical perspective. The further comments on Eric's fate are very intriguing, and answer some questions. We also get more perspective into Roy's decisions regarding Durkon, which is important, I feel.


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    Roy was my favorite character before this strip and this has reinforced that greatly. His reactions are both fair and completely human. Good bit of writing here.
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    Awesome update!! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by StreamOfTheSky View Post
    Ah, glossing over the most evil act in the entire comic strip and possibly the history of the OotS's world so easily...

    I suppose Roy's a practical man and realizes at this point he needs all the loyal high level casters he can get. Still sucks that V is getting such a pass, expected as it was.
    It's not rare for police to negotiate with criminals in order to achieve better results than a "no compromise" approach would yield. As with Belkar and his deferred sentence, Roy can always seek justice for Vaarsuvius later.

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    Wow, really well-done strip. Really moving for eleven panels, and then the twelfth got a huge laugh out of me.
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