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    Flying away is more like it! I thought this might happen. Roy isn't needed here. Sometimes all you can do is run away. Though I wonder what the end game is here. Perhaps we'll get it wrapped up before long? Or not. So they were able to fly all along? That's news to me!
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    Great punchline! :D Thanks Giant!

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    If only she could have reframed that narrative into a win.
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    Seeing those gnomes die hurt a great deal. Alas, all great fantasy must have great tragedy.

    Also, is that Sir Francis? I don't have my copy of On the Origins of PCs with me, so could someone check?
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    What's the darker skinned gnome in panel 3 (lower left) supposed to be holding?

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    I shouldn't have been as surprised to see that as I was. If Crystal's still self aware then she's still as evil as she was before. I wonder if Bozzok and Grubwiggler were watching though? Or what the consequences for the Order will be.

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    Aaaaand here come the steampunk gnome robocops here to save the day from the murdering Crystal Golem?
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    That kinda remind me when
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    I hope Gnomeregan, or whatever its name is, have universal cleric act (i.e- resurrection paid for) or have strong weregild law (Hayley, via manslaughter charges, have to pay for the costs of their resurrection).
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    Pretty sure those two dead gnomes used to be on my cereal box...

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    OMG! Is that Sir Francois in the last panel?

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    Way to go Crystal, I don't know how many book, movies, comics etc where I have groaned at how the villain's didn't know how to use innocent bystanders properly.

    She might have grabbed one and made Haley walk up to her to be killed - but she might have an Int penalty, so full props (also backing up Haley's re-framing as actually correct).

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    I hope Gnomeregan, or whatever its name is, have universal cleric act (i.e- resurrection paid for) or have strong weregild law (Hayley, via manslaughter charges, have to pay for the costs of their resurrection).
    It wouldn't be Haley who would have to pay up, although it's possible that she would choose to. She isn't responsible for Crystal's actions.

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    Ug. Is there a worse sound effect to associate with a child-sized skull then 'crunch'?
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    Nice art on the goblins.
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    Ug. Is there a worse sound effect to associate with a child-sized skull then 'crunch'?
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    Wait, can't the gnomes just be raised? I mean, considering how easy it is for adventurers, one would think that everyone in this world would carry an insurance policy with a raise-dead clause.
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    Awesome! Another appearance of
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    "Squish"? "Splortch"? "SHhhhhrriiipppp" ?
    "Plop" is a good choice for the sound of a childlike-thing's skull cracking.
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    I didn't know a golem could outsmart the original person

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel View Post
    OMG! Is that Sir Francois in the last panel?
    I immediately checked when I saw him and it really, really, looks like him!

    The two adventurers aren't the one that teamed up with Roy and Durkon though.


    Am I the only one who thinks that Crystal Golem killing random gnomes what more coming from frustration than anything else? I mean, I don't think it was a plan in order to get H and B back to ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzer View Post
    Seeing those gnomes die hurt a great deal. Alas, all great fantasy must have great tragedy.

    Also, is that Sir Francis? I don't have my copy of On the Origins of PCs with me, so could someone check?
    Yes, it hurts a little bit each time an innocent person dies IMO. Great strip though, and if the PC's were never in danger, it wouldn't be exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowStreetRunner View Post
    Wait, can't the gnomes just be raised? I mean, considering how easy it is for adventurers, one would think that everyone in this world would carry an insurance policy with a raise-dead clause.
    Well, compare spell cost with average wage of even high profession skill NPC. It's not pretty

    I wonder why Haley didn't decide to fly just out of reach to make Crystal ineffectively focus on her, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quild View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks that Crystal Golem killing random gnomes what more coming from frustration than anything else? I mean, I don't think it was a plan in order to get H and B back to ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quild View Post

    Am I the only one who thinks that Crystal Golem killing random gnomes what more coming from frustration than anything else? I mean, I don't think it was a plan in order to get H and B back to ground.
    Yeah, it seemed more like frustration than a plan to me, too.

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    If I tried murdering gnomes with my golems, my players would of asked how they could get a share of that exp.
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    I feel like this is referencing some debates on this forum about how justified the Young Black Dragon was in attacking the OOTS.

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    Am I the only one who thinks that Crystal Golem killing random gnomes what more coming from frustration than anything else? I mean, I don't think it was a plan in order to get H and B back to ground.
    As Haley pointed, the murders were a direct consequence of her own tactic. That´s why she looks so horrified.
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    And that, my friends, is good alignment at work. You risk yourself to save others.

    Bonus points for reframing the narrative. Since Bandanna and Haley outran Crystal once, they can outrun her again - and sooner or later they will find Roy, and then Crystal's dreams will be shattered.
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