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    It's awesome that Durkon knows a thwarted villain when he sees one.
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    Nice to see a new comic the second I check the site!

    Wonder if that'll just be a throwaway line, or if that gnome is gonna get curious...
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    Hm. I wonder if Vampire Durkon is looking to kill the high priests of the others of the pantheon.
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    Dang, you are on a roll recently. Resolving plot threads AND exposition! What is the HPOH going to do if that elf can resurrect him, I wonder?
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    I love that in his frustration, the accent totally slipped!

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    ((Big image in spoilers))
    Hehe. Even if the vampire Durkon doesn't get knocked down a peg from this, the gnomes just might help take him down anyway.
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    The HPoH's cries of anguish are music to my ears

    I do wonder if there'll be any actual repercussions to that slip-up near the end, though...
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    Was it just me, or did the HPoH totally just stop faking Durkon's accent towards the end there?

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    The blind gnome caught a coin bag... She must have some good hearing or she is peeking because that would be tough.

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    Interesting - pretty sure she is not Sabine anyway based on that.

    Doubt that the vampire comment will matter thought - clerics in town already know he is a vampire.

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    What's that line about neutral elves doing nothing?

    This elf needs to do something.
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    Is it bad that my first thought at the 2nd-3rd last panel was: Man, Roy sure is generous, the murder-hobos that pass for my fellow PCs would NEVER donate gold for information.
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    Heh, Roy certainly learned well from last time he did a sidequest (the empire of blood arena notwithstanding). Plus I think the deva left a good impression on the matter.

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    That last panel DEFINITELY deserves a

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted The Bug View Post
    Nice to see a new comic the second I check the site!

    Wonder if that'll just be a throwaway line, or if that gnome is gonna get curious...
    I don't think she's going to let the vampire thing go. What did Durkula say about gnomes and secrets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcar View Post
    The blind gnome caught a coin bag... She must have some good hearing or she is peeking because that would be tough.
    I've done things like that, and I'm not that perceptive or aware, you just have to know what you're doing and focus on what's going on around you.

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    I don't think she's going to let the vampire thing go. What did Durkula say about gnomes and secrets?
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    Welp, all villains can't be as lucky as the BBEG.

    Sometimes heroes thwart them without any clue that's what they're doing.

    I love this strip, this is how you make a good lieutenant villain, show they aren't almighty, sometimes luck just doesn't work for them.
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    Interesting - pretty sure she is not Sabine anyway based on that.

    Doubt that the vampire comment will matter thought - clerics in town already know he is a vampire.
    She might now know why the other shrines didn't tell them about the pilgrimage though, or maybe she knows how vampires work, like the other fella at the previous temple.

    I'm kind of wondering if HPoH is going to escape so he can follow the pilgrimage, or maybe he gets busted.

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    So apparently these pilgrims warned the temples about the High Priest of Hel. Interesting.
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    What are the odds that this elf will be someone they've already met? I give it 4:1 odds.

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    The other non-blind temples saw that Durkon was a vampire though.

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    Some pilgramage is going on, big enough to entice two (including HPOH) high priests to go, and the HPOH wants to get there first. Hel really is going to stick it to the other gods, especially if more high priests show up to that thing.

    Something tells me the Pinnacle mountains are where Kraagors gate is.

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    I wonder why the pilgrim is so much important for the HPoH......

    Still, its good to see Durkon on the other side of a discussion with the HPoH.
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    I'm not quite sure what is going on, but Durkula being unhappy is good. I have a feeling that it's going to get more complicated, though.

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    Love the punchline. Unlikely to end up being impactful plotwise - after all, one blind priest might've overheard a word, but plenty of passers-by and several temple-fuls of clerics are already well aware of the vamp in their midst. She'll have a nasty "wait, I helped who!?!" kind of moment later on.

    I wonder what this "pilgrimage" is. All the high priests of the gods, on a hush-hush trip with no warning nor fanfare - it seems they're up to something. And Count Jerkon apparently knows what's up - and it's not the priests that are important, it's wherever they're headed to.

    What could be so important, I wonder? Kraagor's Gate? What's Hel's design on this whole matter, I wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlignmentDebate View Post
    The other non-blind temples saw that Durkon was a vampire though.
    Yes, that cat is long, long, long out of the bag. If the gnomes were going to do anything about it, they already would have. The priest of Hodr's realization has no impact beside on herself, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Step Two View Post
    I love that in his frustration, the accent totally slipped!
    I noticed that, too. I'm surprised Roy didn't catch on it, given how long he's known Durkon.

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    A pilgrimage usually has a goal, an endpoint. I theorize that at this place is stored whatever Hel and her High priest need for their plan.
    Someone does not get what he wants. I wonder if the HpoH behavior made Roy at least a bit suspicious of him. The elfish cleric could hinder the plan even more and make the whole not-really-Durkon near impossible to hide. Roy on the other hand proves his high mental stats. Throwing something at a blind person is not the best way to give it to them (fine he called out and aimed for her hand and a bag of coins makes some noise but still...) and blabbering about Ds little problem might prove problematic.
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