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    hmmm....how is the vampire going to get out of this one? just lie again? sigh....knowing Roy he will probably believe Durkula over Belkar.....still probably not over the death thing....

    also I like Belkar's talking about how people don't change instantly, only over time in bits you don't notice. poetic, considering his character development.....
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    My only real question is what is up with belkar's fingers? They are like camo fingers, blending in with the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
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    Never been on when it changed :)

    Love the take on the sunshine line.

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    Wow, I think that bit about change is Belkar talking about himself :)

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    Eh, the max falling damage is pitiful and Belkar has levels in big HD classes. He should be OK.

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    Belkar has a point about drinking his blood. Seems that the High Priest of Hel is quite aware of his new vampiric abilities, though. Wonder how Belkar will get out of this one.


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    Good thing he got caught on the ballista bolt. Can't be easy to rescue someone from the ocean with a badly damaged airship.

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    If this is how Belkar dies I am going to be mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iyaerP View Post
    My only real question is what is up with belkar's fingers? They are like camo fingers, blending in with the background.
    Transparency error. SHould be fixed now.
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    Gasp, it sounds like Belkar is speaking from experience! Or Rich is being ironic. Both work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    Belkar has a point about drinking his blood. Seems that the High Priest of Hel is quite aware of his new vampiric abilities, though. Wonder how Belkar will get out of this one.
    HPoH was using dominate back when they were surrounded by Tarquin's execution squad army, so that's already pretty well known.

    As for Belkar, I assume someone will simply throw him a rope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
    Eh, the max falling damage is pitiful and Belkar has levels in big HD classes. He should be OK.
    Ah, but keep in mind he is falling into the open ocean, with no land for a while.


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    Ooh, Belkar actually got to the HPoH. I was not expecting that. And hooray for ballista bolts in the right place.

    Still don't think Roy will believe Belkar. V might though.
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    You know, I would think that after all the times he's been mind controlled, Belkar would do something to make it at least a little harder for people to do that to him. Aren't there magical items that can help fight that stuff? Or stat bonuses?

    Oh well. At least now he has more to go off of than a hunch.
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    I know this may seem silly, but love the image of Belkar going "Wheeeee!" with swirly eyes and a huge grin. :P

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    AHHHHHHH! That last panel FTW! That is one of the best back-handed insults (fore-handed insults?) I have ever encountered!

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    Well, that's one way to attempt to deal with Belkar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reathin View Post
    HPoH was using dominate back when they were surrounded by Tarquin's execution squad army, so that's already pretty well known.
    Thought of that only after I posted, sadly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reathin View Post
    As for Belkar, I assume someone will simply throw him a rope.
    Where's the fun in that? Actually, I'm not sure if that would work as well trying to rescue him from the water.

    Edit: Dammit, totally misunderstood that last panel. Ignore around half my comments on this page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooplaid View Post
    I know this may seem silly, but love the image of Belkar going "Wheeeee!" with swirly eyes and a huge grin. :P
    I found it hilarious myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooplaid View Post
    I know this may seem silly, but love the image of Belkar going "Wheeeee!" with swirly eyes and a huge grin. :P
    I like it even more that he's going "WHEEEE!" as he's jumping to his doom.
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    Belkar's will save is going to be a problem for him re HPoH

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    HPoH is finally starting to crack i see

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    Now we know how Belkar dies.

    My theory They're going to get separated during the search for the gate, and Belkar attacks Durkula thinking he could score a free win. Durkula then kills him.

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    "Did you mean:"

    It really cracked me up. I laughed for about 5 minutes straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Never change, Belkar. Never change.
    I like what you did there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Gasp, it sounds like Belkar is speaking from experience! Or Rich is being ironic. Both work.
    Yeah, that frame seven was fun. I hope we get a good long while more of Mr. Bitterleaf's growth trajectory, however it shakes out at the end.

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    Belkar's wishlist needs to include some +will save items quickly. He's been mind-controlled what, four or five times now?
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    Welp, looks like Belkar didn't even wait for the HPOH to go below deck before confronting him. And five gp says Roy won't believe Belkar if he tells him about this little incident.
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