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    So it was the orb after all!

    Also, a massive T-rex would be much more useful right now. No offense, Bloodfeast.
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    It's amazing that people who actually read the comic instead of dreaming up bizarre theories can actually put two and two together and get four

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    So much for character growth.

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    Empathic link is just not as useful as you might think.
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    Ha! Blackwing continues to be the best character! I love him... greed at it with their money eyes! Ha!
    And that answers the "What's Gontor up to" speculation. I'm also concerned that he appears about ready to drop kick Mr Scruffy!

    Oh and... Wooo! I was online the second the comic dropped!! So happy! And now sad, cos waiting again...
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    Interesting how different Gontor is as a thrall compared to Durkon. Thrall!Durkon seemed like a child.
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    info: panel number 8 has the vampire speaking in black on white and not in white on black.

    edit: haha, ultra-bauble, sometime I speak like blackwing
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    So much for character growth.
    I prefer to think of it as the Raven that cried Thief

    If it's been happening all day then of course V is gonna start getting dismissive of it, and think of it as another 'my precious' moment from Blackwing

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    Hilarious Blackwing FTW, as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    So much for character growth.
    Well, Blackwing did immediately agree that the assumption was the case. Boy who cried wolf scenario here, in a way.

    Anyway, I do believe the other cat in the room won't appreciate the first getting hurt.
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    Dammit, V! And Blackwing! It's a shame there's no empathic link for "vampire".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Interesting how different Gontor is as a thrall compared to Durkon. Thrall!Durkon seemed like a child.
    Perhaps the High Priest of Hel was acting. Or it was actually a brand new spirit created by Hel at the moment of Durkon's death, and Gontor's vampire uses an older spirit that already knows its way around the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Interesting how different Gontor is as a thrall compared to Durkon. Thrall!Durkon seemed like a child.
    It's obviously all about proper parenting :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Interesting how different Gontor is as a thrall compared to Durkon. Thrall!Durkon seemed like a child.
    Maybe he's not a thrall, but another free-willed cleric of Hel (and thus below his master Durkon in the church's hierarchy).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Well, Blackwing did immediately agree that the assumption was the case. Boy who cried wolf scenario here, in a way.
    The boy who cried wolf scenario includes the villagers caring in the first place, and being driven to dismissive apathy through abuse of their credulity. Blackwing's last comment indicates V never took his concerns seriously in the first place.

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    I'm always happy to see an appearance by The Menagerie of the Stick.
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    Hmm. I wonder if Blackwing could get a clearer signal of something being off by taking off the bracelet? Would V notice the sudden drop in spell power? Is Blackwing even capable of taking off the bracelet himself?

    Actually, shouldn't the pain of being level drained / thrown against a wall send a pretty clear signal?
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    Well, I suppose its animal sidekicks time to shine. Lets hope the vampire cleric doesnt really have any useful spells to finish them.
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    Awesome, a cowardly tiger, an aggressive cat, a curious miniature T-Rex, and an assertive thumb-less avian.
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    ... and Blackwing attempting the Vulcan mind-meld with V. Great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    So much for character growth.
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    I prefer to think of it as the Raven that cried Thief

    If it's been happening all day then of course V is gonna start getting dismissive of it, and think of it as another 'my precious' moment from Blackwing
    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Well, Blackwing did immediately agree that the assumption was the case. Boy who cried wolf scenario here, in a way.

    Anyway, I do believe the other cat in the room won't appreciate the first getting hurt.
    Besides, there's nothing to say that the very next frame of the next comic won't be V saying 'He seems particularly vexed this time. Maybe I should just check in on him'

    As a gag for the final frame of this comic it works very well Made me laugh anyway

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    The Big Kitty needs to get into this fight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gift Jeraff View Post
    Interesting how different Gontor is as a thrall compared to Durkon. Thrall!Durkon seemed like a child.
    You're assuming he's a thrall. As his soul also came from Hel, he would be just as useful to Durkula (perhaps moreso) free-willed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    The boy who cried wolf scenario includes the villagers caring in the first place, and being driven to dismissive apathy through abuse of their credulity. Blackwing's last comment indicates V never took his concerns seriously in the first place.
    Point taken. Still, Blackwing does tend to imagine the grandiose where it does not exist.
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    First off, I didn't see that coming. Always keeping me guessing lol
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    Go Mr. Scruffy!
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    I can imagine Belkar being rather upset if anything happens to Mr. Scruffy. I wouldn't want to be that vampire.

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    I keep waiting for that T-rex to manifest its true self.... preferably, going outside first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Samurai View Post
    I can imagine Belkar being rather upset if anything happens to Mr. Scruffy. I wouldn't want to be that vampire.
    Uh, Belkar doesn't have a stellar track record of going up against vampires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    You're assuming he's a thrall. As his soul also came from Hel, he would be just as useful to Durkula (perhaps moreso) free-willed.
    Are there any mechanical advantages to being a free-willed vampire? Aside from freeing up Durkon to have another extra thrall, I mean.
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