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    Ouch! I'd been reading back through some old strips and it had left me a bit that it is Durkon who is dead now, not Roy. What is HPOH playing at?...

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    I can only assume he needs to be at a specific temple to work his villainous ploy, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the hell Durkula is up to...

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    Ahahaha! Bagpipes can set off a case of the feels in most people. Sometimes the feels is "Ahhh! It hurts my ears!" though...
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    The High Priest of Hel using Durkons lungs for the first time is funnier than it should be.
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    It's my lunch break.
    Luckily, I wasn't eating when I arrived at the last panel... the consequences would have been embarassing.
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    Nice seeing some other northern gods than the big ones (Thor, Odin etc.). Did we ever get to know what deity the priests who wanted to destroy Durkula worshipped?

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    I love Roy's facepalm in the background!

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    Since the priests of Hoder are wearing blindfolds, Durkula won't be able to dominate any of them since he can't gaze into their eyes. I wonder if that's going to be a significant factor here.
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    Oh gods, the last row had me in stitches!

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    Teehee. I like the joke. And obviously, I'm curious what Durkula is up to. Poor Roy, trying to make them more discreet and accomplishing the opposite... I can almost hear his sigh in the last panel (of course, difficult to hear anything other than the bagpipes).

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    Since the priests of Hoder are wearing blindfolds, Durkula won't be able to dominate any of them since he can't gaze into their eyes. I wonder if that's going to be a significant factor here.
    That was my first thought too, when I saw them blindfolded. I mean, I guess they can't tell Durkon is a vampire, either, and if the previous place was anything to go by, if they could, they could warn Roy since his Knowledge(Vampires) seems pretty low. But no dominating is good.

    If Durkula learns to change his voice like Malack did though, he'll be even less distinguishable from Durkon. That's bad.

    I also wonder what will stop the resurrection. Since Durkon is bringing destruction posthumously... well, come to think of it, it only means he died once, not that he wasn't resurrected, but I interpreted it as him going there while dead.
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    Heh, nicely done. I can't wait to see what the High Priest's game is. Or rather, Hel's game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    The High Priest of Hel using Durkons lungs for the first time is funnier than it should be.
    This so much, just so much, made me chuckle massively. Also what's the devil upto now?

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    It seems Durkon is shouting: BEWAARE!! BEWAARRREEEEE!!

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    I have to say, I am at a complete loss as to how Durkola can turn this to his benefit. I mean, if he gets raised, wouldn't the HPoH be kicked out of Durkons body and Durkon be in full control again? Or will the HPoH somehow remain in control even after the resurrection, and perhaps whatever evilness he has planned require him to be alive in order to carry it out? Maybe some ritual that requires the soul of the caster and he'll just use Durkons soul instead of his own?

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    I guess the clerics being blind will turn out to be a problem for a vampire who really likes to solve his problems through Dominate.
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    I absolutely LOVE Durkons face in the second to last panel. Almost "Calvin-and-Hobbesian"

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    I just noticed the one gnome priest has a mechanical foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarumansArmy View Post
    I can only assume he needs to be at a specific temple to work his villainous ploy, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the hell Durkula is up to...
    Umm, how about the temple of Hel? It would be a bad idea for HPoH to go there on his own, but he can trick Roy into "escorting" him there. He just have to convince him that this is the only way to resurrect him.

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    You do know that I'm imagining the HPoH's attempt at breathing somehow comes out to the tune of "Amazing Grace", don't you?

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    Well, that's interesting. I wonder what The High Priest of Hel is up to now. Also, I love the adorable little gnomes.
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    You do know that I'm imagining the HPoH's attempt at breathing somehow comes out to the tune of "Amazing Grace", don't you?
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    Umm, how about the temple of Hel? It would be a bad idea for HPoH to go there on his own, but he can trick Roy into "escorting" him there. He just have to convince him that this is the only way to resurrect him.
    Hel has exactly 1 worshipper: Durkon. I highly doubt he built a temple since they got there.
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    Apparently Roy doesn't know that Durkon's score on Knowledge (Religion) approaches zero or he would know that Durkon can't know about the reason for the blindfolds. Also, I want an audiobook of this comic just to hear the High Priest of Hel breathing for the first time in his existance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svinary View Post
    Umm, how about the temple of Hel? It would be a bad idea for HPoH to go there on his own, but he can trick Roy into "escorting" him there. He just have to convince him that this is the only way to resurrect him.
    Except Word of Giant is that there is no Temple of Hel. When Durkon said "yeah, but no one worships her", that was, apparently, not hyperbole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladier View Post
    Apparently Roy doesn't know that Durkon's score on Knowledge (Religion) approaches zero or he would know that Durkon can't know about the reason for the blindfolds. Also, I want an audiobook of this comic just to hear the High Priest of Hel breathing for the first time in his existance.
    Anyone can get a lucky roll. Theyre back in the north, so it wouldn't be much of a stretch for Durkon to know a basic fact about his own pantheon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladier View Post
    Apparently Roy doesn't know that Durkon's score on Knowledge (Religion) approaches zero or he would know that Durkon can't know about the reason for the blindfolds. Also, I want an audiobook of this comic just to hear the High Priest of Hel breathing for the first time in his existance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    I just noticed the one gnome priest has a mechanical foot.
    Nice catch, missed it.


    I don't get why Roy wants to avoid Durkon to be spotted as a vampire by those clerics. That wasn't a problem with the last ones. Or perhaps to avoid another "undead are bad" cliché?

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    Ah ha ha... the expression on Roy's face is a classic.

    The High Priest of Hel has never breathed before, so of course he gets it wrong. I wonder if that'll start the inklings of some kind of suspicion for Roy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quild View Post
    I don't get why Roy wants to avoid Durkon to be spotted as a vampire by those clerics. That wasn't a problem with the last ones. Or perhaps to avoid another "undead are bad" cliché?
    I think that's exactly it.

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