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    THOG?! Is it really you?

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    THOG?! Is it really you?
    My thought, too.

    I think this is the earliest I've ever seen a comic go up.

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    YAY, nuff said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oncoming Storm View Post
    THOG?! Is it really you?
    Had the same thought, but I don't know how it could be. How would Thog catch up to the Order if Tarquin couldn't? Also, I doubt if he'd be smart enough to approach with stealth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oncoming Storm View Post
    THOG?! Is it really you?
    Perhaps. Though those eyes aren't very friendly.

    Or maybe Thog and Therkla's illegitimate child? That'd be "DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN!!!!!" worthy. Considering that those angry eyes wouldn't be aimed to anyone other than Roy, to have them eyed at Haley and Elan is kinda suspicious.

    There's also other Orcs and Half-Orcs around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oncoming Storm View Post
    THOG?! Is it really you?
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    My thought, too.

    I think this is the earliest I've ever seen a comic go up.
    No, I'm thinking another returning villain, personally. Maybe I'm wrong though.
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    That's a good point! I forgot about that guy. Eager for the next strip Giant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    Yeah, at first I was hoping for it to be Thog, but he rarely scowled unless he was attacking. Put me in the Bozzok pool. And who else would scowl just at the sight of Haley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle_of_Void View Post
    That's a good point! I forgot about that guy. Eager for the next strip Giant!
    The eyes being angry/pissed off is what makes me think more "Bozzok" than "Thog". Haven't done a color comparison though, beyond a quick, ahem, eye test.
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    like many i am hoping for Thog
    but Bozzok is more likely
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    Is it Thog?! i feel he wants us to think its the Leader of the Thieves Guild, since he showed them at the end of the last book! :)

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    I didn't think of it, but yeah Bozzok makes a lot more sense than Thog. I'd like to see the Thieves Guild get another shot at a villain arc when we aren't in the middle of a drawn out party split sidequest.

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    Well, no more asking about what Haley did with those wands.

    I wonder who this new stranger could be...

    Excellent comic, as always!


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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebum2002 View Post
    Is that Bozzock???
    If it isn't Bozzok, it might be a relative/associate of his keeping tabs on the Order.

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    Also, am I the only one who read a bit of innuendo in the sixth panel of today's strip?
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    More likely to be Bozzok. As people pointed out

    1. Thog would have very hard time catching them, even with Tarquin's aid. OOTS took a lot of precautions to avoid being tracked. Then again, I'm not discounting the possibility that Tarquin assumed they would land there for fuel etc. Possible, but not probable.
    2. Thog would just kick the door down and not sneak around.
    3. Why would Tarquin send Thog? Even if he lied that OOTS killed Nale (not to hard I imagine considering Thog's presumably low wisdom) he's a wild card and could just as easily be convinced it was actually Tarquin who killed Nale. Unless he sent him specifically to give his son a better chance to be the hero of the story by getting his old enemy to join him AND it would make for a really good story. Seems like something Tarquin would do.

    Still, even if it is Bozzok one would have to ask how he knew to be there. Sure, he knew their destination but not about the stop they would make on the way. Then again he could just deduce they can't make the entire trip without refueling at some point. Guess we'll find out in the next few comics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The DeathKnight View Post
    Is it Thog?! i feel he wants us to think its the Leader of the Thieves Guild, since he showed them at the end of the last book! :)
    I think...that if we think The Giant wants us to think it's Bozzok, it is DEFINITELY not Bozzok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    If it isn't Bozzok, it might be a relative/associate of his keeping tabs on the Order.

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    Also, am I the only one who read a bit of innuendo in the sixth panel of today's strip?
    I saw it! :D

    I really like that the comics haven't been as fast paced recently. Having some cool down comics after the anime style endless battle from 899 to 936 is good, allows for more dialogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greil9 View Post
    Still, even if it is Bozzok one would have to ask how he knew to be there. Sure, he knew their destination but not about the stop they would make on the way. Then again he could just deduce they can't make the entire trip without refueling at some point. Guess we'll find out in the next few comics.
    Him arriving there already (beyond factoring in the likelyhood of a "1 in a million" chance) is what leads me to thinking the secondary idea of it being an associate of Bozzok.

    There are Thieves Guilds in other towns, after all. Bozzok might have gotten the word out to associates and that's who we're seeing here.

    So, either Bozzok or an associate/colleague of his.
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    Also, am I the only one who read a bit of innuendo in the sixth panel of today's strip?
    Nope.

    Also, if he's gonna follow them into the frozen north, it looks like everybody gets half-orc flavored snow cones after all!

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    I thought Thog at first glance too but Bozzak makes WAY more sense.

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    is Thog back? Yay!!!

    On a more serious note, this probably means they'll fight with the Linear Guild again before leaving the town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    I saw it! :D

    I really like that the comics haven't been as fast paced recently. Having some cool down comics after the anime style endless battle from 899 to 936 is good, allows for more dialogue.
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    That endless battle to me was almost like a movie script treatment.. we really got an insight into the motivations and alignments of the various characters. And there were a lot of surprising murders. And turnings.

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    It could also be a goblin... say, someone's goblin niece?

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    It could also be a goblin... say, someone's goblin niece?
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    As someone currently playing a rogue, I must agree that the comment about wands is both hilarious and completely accurate.

    So other than Thog and Therkla, what orcs or half-orcs do we know?

    EDIT: oh. The head of the thieves guild.
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