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    How many level drains can roy take? Isn't it like two per slam attack?

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    Non-Loki clerics can use Flame Strike

    Oh right, HPoH explained that already.

    Roy is surprisingly still efficient, yeah!
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    Stick it to the man Roy!

    Or to the wall.

    I'm pretty sure it got your point...

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    Love this sequence of strips. It will be even more awesome to read in book form!
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    Roy is starting to look bad-ass. My only consolation is that he is still way prettier than Bruce Willis usually is when he beats the villains into villainous pulp.

    But it IS frustrating to see Durkola simply heal/wound himself, and it's like all that swordy damage is undone and Roy must start all over again.

    I didn't quite get how Roy got hold of Durkola to drag him to the floor? May have been happening in-between panels?
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    Vampires are so hard to nail down sometimes...
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    I take it that Inflict Serious Wounds heals the undead?


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    Yes, cure/inflict is reversed on the undead.

    Also, never a summoned weasel when you need one.

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    Climbing Tension indeed.
    At the edge of my seat there!!!
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    P.s. Note: He is on the galary now... right next to the other bodyguards???
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    Gah! I hate that he's managed to drain multiple levels now AND got a healing spell in. The tension is killing me.

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    What does the motion line behind Roy in the final panel indicate?
    EDIT: Oh, looks like it's Roy going from the railing to the gallery floor.
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    Stealing Borrowing and misusing the HPoO's spear (with I assume to be a rank insignia) Roy is pretty awesome there.
    And Durkon can walk up walls? Oh, right vampire. Not that it helps him.
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    Brilliant action writing , as usual. And many of the tactics we've discussed start showing up -- Durkula's spider climb. Roy vaults after him. Durkula still taunts him.

    Looks to me like Durkula is winning. He's inflicted two slams on Roy and, while Roy has successfully stabbed and pinned him, I suspect his saving throw against domination is starting to drop noticeably. If he doesn't find some way to end this fight soon he's going to be in real trouble.

    It occurs to me, however, that up on the balcony is a GREAT place for a dramatic entrance .

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    Loving the Durkula taunts. He could give Kender lessons in battlefield trolling
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    Now Durkons Trapped! Holy Cow! I Wonder if the baalcony counts as sufficently not present for the vote?
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    Considering Durkula hasn't even had to use a Harm spell yet, I don't see Roy winning at this rate. A flanking buddy or something would be nice, but barring those, he needs to change tactics. Also, if they're up on the balcony now, the vampire may take a crack at dominating the other bodyguards. Their saves might not be as good as Roy's.
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    Love how the scarf is all ragged after that flame strike

    However, it's looking worse and worse for Roy: he looks so battered in that last scene, and the HPoH is looking relatively unharmed

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    What a fight. The tension is killing me.
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    At least Roy has him in close quarters....and you know, impaled.

    Roy's sword goes right into the stone work, if Durkon wasn't a vampire it would probably be problematic. I think we are about to see gaseous form here, is there anything Roy can do to him in that form?
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    Hit again with the touch. Does that mean he has 4 negative levels now? Ouch! How many books did that just negate in regards to max hp, saves, and such?

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    That looks awesome. Personally I don't care about those negative levels, they don't matter at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRH View Post
    Also, if they're up on the balcony now, the vampire may take a crack at dominating the other bodyguards. Their saves might not be as good as Roy's.
    That would be a breach of the Godsmoot rules. Sure, he could try to dominate them, if he's prepared to face all the bodyguards and the high priests - including those whose gods voted Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Stealing Borrowing and misusing the HPoO's spear (with I assume to be a rank insignia) Roy is pretty awesome there.
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    Looks to me like Durkula is winning. He's inflicted two slams on Roy and, while Roy has successfully stabbed and pinned him, I suspect his saving throw against domination is starting to drop noticeably. If he doesn't find some way to end this fight soon he's going to be in real trouble.

    It occurs to me, however, that up on the balcony is a GREAT place for a dramatic entrance .

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    This does not look good for Roy, but well done to Durkon.
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    Nice comic!

    So, they are moving closer to windows to prepare Belkar's dramatic entrance, right?......right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewig Custos View Post
    That looks awesome. Personally I don't care about those negative levels, they don't matter at all.
    He's now at -4 to attack and -4 to saves; it does add up if Roy's not careful.

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    Roy's sword goes right into the stone work, if Durkon wasn't a vampire it would probably be problematic. I think we are about to see gaseous form here, is there anything Roy can do to him in that form?
    Roy can still hurt him but not restrict his movements. Plus Durkula can fly straight up/hover in that form.
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    So, they are moving closer to windows to prepare Belkar's dramatic entrance, right?......right?
    I hope not. If he comes through the window, that means he doesn't have his daggers and is a fairly ineffective combatant.

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    It occurs to me that if Roy is in touch-range for a slam he's also in range for a Harm. I'm curious as to why Durkula hasn't let loose with one of those. Does Roy have some sort of healing, such as potions or items, which would render the attack pointless and rob Durkula of one of his best self-healing spells? Or is he wanting to debuff Roy with slam first before following up with the finishing move?

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