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    First page? Constant refreshing pays off!

    Right in the feels... What if the world was ending and she contacts Roy anyway? Even sadder.
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    Where's Belkar when you need him?

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    I agree with Veldrina, that's kinda heavy.
    I also find myself agreeing with Roys prioritizing.
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    Lovely, and none of the comedians on scene...

    Because sometimes its not a comedy.

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    Dang...That got really dark all of a sudden.

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    But... Veldrina is one of dem punchline-friendly characters as well!

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    Well, now we know the vote can't change. Rich wouldn't end the world offscreen...right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegetalss4 View Post
    I agree with Veldrina, that's kinda heavy.
    I also find myself agreeing with Roys prioritizing.
    That's what happens when you're in a room full of world-ending drama and the only one around is the group's "straight man".

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    Calling it for next strip:

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    Roy is leaving and Belkar shows up all "Roy! Roy! The vampire--"

    And Roy's says something along the lines of "I know. We're leaving now to stop him."
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    Bummed about the last line, but as usual, great work! :)

    I too was hoping that somebody good from the Moot would actively help...but I guess that's not going to happen, at least not until the moot is over.

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    See, this is why you keep Belkar around.

    Also, damn, that's a lot of clerics.

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    OK, if Sending works, there's no real reason at this point for one (or many) of the "no" clerics not to use it to contact the dwarven leaders to warn them of the plot to Dominate them. Which would stop this problem in its tracks, and should be a perfectly reasonable action within the rules given that *the vampires making the attack have no status at the Godsmoot and are intending to subvert the vote*.

    Anyone see any holes in this reasoning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintRidley View Post
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    Roy is leaving and Belkar shows up all "Roy! Roy! The vampire--"

    And Roy's says something along the lines of "I know. We're leaving now to stop him."
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    Way to cheer things up on a Friday, Roy.
    Really got me thinking though. Easy to get turned around on what the prize is. Snarl, Team Evil, Dad, and Hel: the list of foes is lengthy.
    Go get 'em Roy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eilandesq View Post
    OK, if Sending works, there's no real reason at this point for one (or many) of the "no" clerics not to use it to contact the dwarven leaders to warn them of the plot to Dominate them. Which would stop this problem in its tracks, and should be a perfectly reasonable action within the rules given that *the vampires making the attack have no status at the Godsmoot and are intending to subvert the vote*.

    Anyone see any holes in this reasoning?
    Veldrina just said in this strip that the spell locking them in blocks Sending. She will only use it if the vote resolves and the spell is lifted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzypickles View Post
    Veldrina just said in this strip that the spell locking them in blocks Sending. She will only use it if the vote resolves and the spell is lifted.
    Oops, missed that line. OK, that makes sense.

    Does V. know Sending? He probably doesn't know any of the dwarven leaders, but someone could either provide a solid description of a dwarven leader (which worked for the cleric of Loki contacting Durkon earlier), or could contact his mentor in the elven homeland to relay a warning to the dwarves.
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    This is why I like Roy. He is a man that knows when things are serious, you don't joke around

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    I don't think the vampire cleric needs to worry about her Protection from Daylight running out, because damn, that was dark.
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    Thoughtful lines from Roy, as always.

    And an important role for Veldrina! That will keep her happy (well, relatively) until V shows up with Lil' Whiskers.
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    Next: Roy finds Belkar...

    a) alive and fighting?

    b) alive and having won the fight?

    c) dying?

    d) dead?

    e) some other stuff
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    Why not have a bunch of chaotic good clerics smite the vampire :D

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    Surely the Mechane can't get to the Dwarven kingdoms quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warmachine View Post
    Surely the Mechane can't get to the Dwarven kingdoms quickly.
    We know for a fact it an move faster if the plot requires it, so it always arrives just in the nick of time.
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    So long, farewell, auf wiedehrsen, adieu...

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    I hope this ends up as a Chekov of some kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaOldeWolf View Post
    I hope this ends up as a Chekov of some kind.
    Book ends, and either right before or right after that Roy gets the sending, which is their signal to head for the last gate and the final book.

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    Roy already has her feeling sad, so it'll only be a little worse once V flies in with wiskers almost dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaOldeWolf View Post
    I hope this ends up as a Chekov of some kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eilandesq View Post
    OK, if Sending works, there's no real reason at this point for one (or many) of the "no" clerics not to use it to contact the dwarven leaders to warn them of the plot to Dominate them.
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    Official order of Cleric of Odin - All who have a formal role here shall remain sequestered. No attendee shall pass through this halls arches until this issue is resolved.

    Using the rule of worst case for OOTS, Durkula is able to renounce his role as HPoH and leave. None of the remaining clerics who have a formal role can use sending as it violates the sequestered rule. Durkula's rule bending also applies to Roy as he no longer has a formal role he is allowed to leave.
    Strictly speaking Roy has to leave other than passing through the arches.

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