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    Does that mean she lost her arm during Durkon's birth?

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    You just have to like little Durkon and his lawfulness.

    Haven't followed the comic for that long so I'm probably be wrong, but this seems to be the first time that the comic references something that happened very recently
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    Good timing, was just online reading the last 30 or so and when i got to the end new comic up :D I win!

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    I am loving the developing dynamic between Durkon and Durkles. or Nokrud or Durkula or HPoH or whatever.
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    I don't think anyone wants to know what I'm thinking if I see myself naked. Does that mean I possess some sort of mundane mind blank?

    While I was already interested in Hell's greater plan, it's clear that it won't be trivial now.

    I wonder how Hell perceives Xykon....
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    Sooo, Durkon himself wasn't specifically Hel's target but just an opportunity. Sounds logical thinking at it.
    Low blow to say that another priest would probably not have been defeated.
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    Hm. we haven't seen the father yet either.

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    -Elan and Tarquin-1
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    .....seriously the list of people who have family problems in one form or another is kind of ridiculous. though that might just be true of all adventurers. their profession generally isn't one conducive to healthy familial relationships.

    doesn't mean Durkon has any issues, but really, no adventurer seems to have a healthy or normal family here.
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    So the HPOH doesn't like being inside Durkon's head any more than Durkon does. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterbow View Post
    Does that mean she lost her arm during Durkon's birth?
    How would one lose their arm in childbirth, of all things? An amputation?

    Hmm. Why don't they every cast regenerate on her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomburster View Post
    How would one lose their arm in childbirth, of all things? An amputation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomburster View Post
    How would one lose their arm in childbirth, of all things? An amputation?

    Hmm. Why don't they every cast regenerate on her?

    I think the logical conclusion is that she retired from the army and decided to have a child when she lost her arm in combat. Learning to do everything with her left hand would take some years, so that fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    Well, I've had some games of Dwarf Fortress where...
    So, she took large damage from childbirth, causing a roll for which body part to fall off, and it turned out to be the arm?

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    ZING! Loved the reference to ... certain current events :P
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    Well, in regards to that punchline at least he doesn't need to worry about insecurity by manhood with his new partner-in-mind.

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    She used the right arm to hold baby Durkon. C'mon guys.

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    Memo to Hel:

    "Re: Recent motive rant of your minion.

    "This sort of feeble excuse is why no-one has much sympathy for you in spite of your obvious parental handicap. Please note that other Dieties associated with Death and/or Destruction (cf, observed case of Nergal) have been shown as being able to attract Clerical followers. Perhaps your error is in the insistance on choosing, as vessels for your power on the material plane, such entities as Ghouls and Wights that, owing to their known predatory habits, are apt to be highly unpopular and likely to attract severe and terminal attention.

    "Please note that it is news to us, and seems logically somewhat flawed, that a Cleric of Death must need be Undead.

    "Please adapt your operating protocols accordingly that such unpleasantness as the Case of Brother D. Thundershield may be avoided in the future.

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    Bleh, die in screaming agony not-Durkon.

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    What an extremely topical punchline.

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    Interesting look at whats going on inside his head.
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    Why didn't Hel try bequeathing her powers on someone not undead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandariel View Post
    ZING! Loved the reference to ... certain current events :P
    I don't get it...

    (I am no a native speaker so maybe it is a misunderstanding on my part ?)

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    I like how Rich referenced the celebrity scandal in the last page. Which brings to mind. Did he do this comic to keep the comics moving. Or to make that joke?
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    These two, are starting to remember me "The Odd Couple"...
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    Nice comic. I liked the character development. Durkon has more info on his opponent now.
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    Hey. I bet... Durkon wanting to be able to cast Regenerate on his mother to restore her arm could have been the main reason he became a cleric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post
    Hm. we haven't seen the father yet either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomburster View Post
    How would one lose their arm in childbirth, of all things? An amputation?

    Hmm. Why don't they every cast regenerate on her?
    You say that as though anyone who isn't a high-level adventuring party should be assumed to have on-demand access to level 7 clerical spells.
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    She used the right arm to hold baby Durkon. C'mon guys.
    While I am not myself a parent, I believe most people would find holding an infant while cooking, instead of utilizing an advanced parenting aid called a cradle, rather appallingly negligent. Besides, whenever she lost her arm, Durkon's mother was established as having only one arm by the time she took Durkon to the surface for the first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zweisteine View Post
    Why didn't Hel try bequeathing her powers on someone not undead?
    No one worships Hel, as was mentioned here. That means literally not one single living person, ever. You have to worship a god in order to be their cleric—except in the case of undead, where she has a direct connection to their negative energy lifeforce. But she can't give them XP.
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