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    Oooh, things are heating up!
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    This is exactly what I was afraid of.
    Blind belief overpowering the clerics into becoming useless.
    When in doubt, set it on fire, right?
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    Poor Roy, he is still clueless about how vampirism works

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    I'm expecting Belkar to show up Big Damn Heroes style and save the day ... any minute now.

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    Nice comic!

    There are more clerics whose god voted no than whos god voted yes - Roy could get more support than Durkula. that said, he seems to be doing ok so far...

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    So, that's why there are no buffs.

    I like how Sunna's cleric wants to save the world, but doesn't want to defy his god. Good man.
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    Every one of Veldrina's lines and moments are pure gold, I hope she'll stick around for a while I also hope one of the clerics will finally clue in Roy on the mechanics of Vampirism one of these days.
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    Well, it's always nice to be encouraged even if the person doing the encouraging instantly undercuts her own argument...

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    Well, it's always nice to be encouraged even if the person doing the encouraging instantly undercuts her own argument...
    It's almost like having Elan there to cheer him on.

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    New in the forums, but I've been reading Rich's comics for many years

    I really love the new artwork, plus the storyline is, as always, excellent. Can't wait to see what'll happen in this epic fight between Roy and Durkula :)

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    Nice I actually got that correct.

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    This is even more insane than i thought it would be. I already kinda expected the other clerics to be impartial spectators. What i didn't expect is HPoH manipulating Roy into believing Durkon betrayed him, and it makes me wonder what else the HPoH has in mind.

    On the mechanical side of things, i forgot to consider how Durkon's high AC would allow the HPoH to melee with Roy. Between a vampire's natural armor, magical full plate+shield and other gear, Durkon's AC can be as high as 35. This means Roy can't power attack for full effect (and it seems like Roy exagerated his power attacks, from the 8 swings depicted only 2 are shown to be solid hits). That in addition to having to deal with the 10/silver DR, fast healing 5 and immunity to crits. This melee won't be a walk in the park for Roy.

    So here's hoping Rich comes up with another twist.
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    woot!

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    I love how, in a way, this is a perfect warm-up for the Big Bad Lich Fight. Roy has been training for ten levels to fight an undead spellcaster, and now there's an undead spellcaster right here.

    That Starmetal sword has yet to light up, however. I bet it's being saved for when Roy finally decides, in his heart, that he needs to end Durkula.
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    The high priests don't intervene because it gives others a reason to do the same. No surprise there. And it is nice to see that the high priests trust there gods.

    Wow, the High Priest of Hel is really evil. I mean helping your goddess to destroy the world so she may rule the next is one thing. But deliberatly making his host's best friend think that said host has become evil? That is just unnecessary pettyness.

    Vel is great as usual.
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    Hmmm, are there any buff spells he might use that would actually harm an undead? If so, make him do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManuelSacha View Post
    This is exactly what I was afraid of.
    Blind belief overpowering the clerics into becoming useless.
    Arent these guys like, the high priests of their religions? Do you really expect the "pope" of each group to go, "You know what? The god I have dedicated my entire life to serving and have done so faithfully for years/decades is probably wrong now. Im going to violate all the rules of this holy meeting, and ignore my gods choice and do what i want instead."?

    Anyways, this fight is so far a lot closer than I expected. I was honestly expecting a lot of roy getting blasted with maybe some lucky starmetal procs keeping him in this fight. But instead it seems like they are really slugging it out and both are taking a lot of damage. I have to admit im surprised durkula is able to hold two conversations at the same time while fighting for his unlife though. That cant be a good sign.
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    Unsubstantiated belief is the best! Go Roy!

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    Ooooooooh man things are sure heating up. How did Roy counter all those spells? (Don't say he was 'Multitasking')I'm still wondering what happened to Belkar. He didn't die, did he?

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    Why was Roy able to ignore that Hold Person? Made a will save again? It seems like there was no effect.

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    Well I guess that answers the question of intervention.

    EDIT: hang on a second, do the high priests know that the vampire isn't Durkon?
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    The high priest of balder left to get the demi gods so Roy and Durkula would get equal buffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiotic_Bird View Post
    Ooooooooh man things are sure heating up. How did Roy counter all those spells? (Don't say he was 'Multitasking')I'm still wondering what happened to Belkar. He didn't die, did he?
    Roy didn't counter any spells. He made his safe against Durkon's hold Person and gor hurt by the inflict wounds/ harm spell.

    Belkar is Schrödinger's god of war right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManuelSacha View Post
    This is exactly what I was afraid of.
    Blind belief overpowering the clerics into becoming useless.
    When your god manifests as a forty-foot-tall giant glowing figure and tells you what they want, your belief in their wishes is no longer blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puschkin View Post
    Why was Roy able to ignore that Hold Person? Made a will save again? It seems like there was no effect.
    Yes, he most likely made his save. And why should there be a effect? All that happens if the save Fails is that the target can't move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zordrath View Post
    Every one of Veldrina's lines and moments are pure gold, I hope she'll stick around for a while I also hope one of the clerics will finally clue in Roy on the mechanics of Vampirism one of these days.
    Totally agree, it's how they can buff, WITH KNOWLEDGE!

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    For some reason the "internal church dispute" reminds me of the Reformed/Orthodox Church of Banjo strip from the beginning.

    I would actually be disappointed if one of the clerics let their personal feelings get in the way of what their deity wished. I think we've seen again and again in OOTS that clerics, whoever they follow are devoted to their god's wishes at all costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    Arent these guys like, the high priests of their religions? Do you really expect the "pope" of each group to go, "You know what? The god I have dedicated my entire life to serving and have done so faithfully for years/decades is probably wrong now. Im going to violate all the rules of this holy meeting, and ignore my gods choice and do what i want instead."?

    Anyways, this fight is so far a lot closer than I expected. I was honestly expecting a lot of roy getting blasted with maybe some lucky starmetal procs keeping him in this fight. But instead it seems like they are really slugging it out and both are taking a lot of damage. I have to admit im surprised durkula is able to hold two conversations at the same time while fighting for his unlife though. That cant be a good sign.
    One of those conversations is taking place at the speed of thought. Alongside that, conversations during fight scenes are very common in this comic.
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    So...

    2nd made will save, this time vs hold person
    Failed will save vs. a cause critical wounds?

    Roy hits once out of three attacks vs. Durkon's AC 35+/DR 10/fast healing 5.


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