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    Uh oh This could end badly.
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    Well, so much for that theory.

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    I knew there was something fishy about that Ocean!
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    So maybe the Snarl is still alive and has gotten...smarter/better at disguising itself. Clever Laurin, clever.

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    Is that a creature from another plane or some weird kind of energy?

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    Oh, oh my.


    What IS going on?
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    And now Laurin learns what more powerful beings than she already know.

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    I wonder how far the Snarl can reach through the portal. I'm reminded of the strip with the story of Soon Kim and how his wife got ganked through a similar rift. Although that one looked way smaller than this one.
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    I KNEW her favor was going to involve the Rift!

    I, uh. I did not see the rest coming.
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    The part where there are no fish in the ocean should have given her a reason for concern...
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    So maybe the Snarl is still alive and has gotten...smarter/better at disguising itself. Clever Laurin, clever.
    I was thinking possibly that as well.

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    Snarl dormiens nunquam titillandus.
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    What the...?! Was that water? The snarl? Snarl water?

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    Oh, bad. This is not good.

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    Bwahahahahaha!!! Snarlie's Back, Suckers!

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    Tying up loose ends at a prodigious rate, here. The Snarl is real. And crayon art doesn't do it justice.

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    I just wonder why this never happened with the rift above Azure city.

    Then again maybe its happening at all the rift at the same time and now Redcloak perfect city is gonna be reduced to rumble. Could this be Xykon doing or is it just because too many gates have fallen?
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    oh dear... my guess is that either Snarl is going to take control/drive to insanity everyone at the gate and Tarquen will be forced to help the party in whatever way he can. Or Snarl will sink the continent and some divine intervention will have to stop him.

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    So that's what Laurin's favor was! Hah!
    It looks like this might end poorly for them.
    And it's interesting that Vaarsuvius suggested leaving and that Roy said that he wouldn't stop them.


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    What the...?! Was that water? The snarl? Snarl water?
    My guess? The planet everybody sees through the rift was camouflage. And Laurin's psionic probe poked it.
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    haha! Roy's having doubts about its existence as well!

    but the attack is concerning yes. I still think its all a divine defense system created by the gods, this time activated by Laurin trying to scry upon the World Within, which contains a secret that is not meant to be known.
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    Wow! That graphic at the end was wild.

    So, it reacts to people? Or it fascinates people maybe? Would it have grabbed Blackwing back in Azure city when he was hypnotized had Xykon not set off explosive ruins just at that moment?

    So many questions!
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    whaaaaaaaaaaaaat is going onnnnnnnnnn

    You can see the Snarl in Laurin's eyes.
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    So...what happened to her? Is Laurin's mind destroyed by the Snarl now? Or did she just react with shock towards a sudden off-the-charts reading?

    Hopefully the latter. I rather liked her.
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    For the record, the new effect on the Snarl tendrils (if that's what they are) is gorgeous. I am continually amazed by what can be done with stick figures.
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    So, it appears Xykon has just got sidelined to "first act antagonist"

    I wasn't expecting the Snarl to show up so suddenly, I guess 4 out of 5 Gates out of commission (with the help of a Psion meddling with the portal) is enough to call the attention of the god-killing abopmination. I wonder if this is the only rift where it comes through, or if the elves and goblinoids are dealing with mass destruction right now too.

    Also, the non-scribble Snarl tendrils look great. I was expecting the Snarl to be always drawn with scribbles, for some reason.
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    If that's the snarl, looks like he got some change since the Scribble's time. Maybe evolved ?

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    In the final panel, is water splashing out of the rift along with the Snarl? Look at the bottom of the rift.
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