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    New comic is up.
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    Woo, new comic. Any idea what the thing shown at the end is?
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    Welp, she's dead.
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    I wonder what kind of creature that is there about to encounter.

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    The framing of that last panel immediately reminded me of the reveal of Ganji and Enor in 712, that's neat.
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    That's some interesting art for this ominous new character! The angle looks tricky too - well done Giant. Your art-fu has only grown stronger since this comic began

    Edit: you know, I thought the reveal shot was familiar. Nice visual callback to Enor and Ganji. I wonder if we're ever going to see them again.
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    Maybe he's just going to swoop in to say hi? Roll out the welcome wagon?
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    Since they are heading north, the flying mounted thing is behind them, and the sun must be to the south - yes, this is literally foreshadowing.

    And that is some real good exposition from Lien, there. "There wouldn't need to be Paladins if the world was, like, fair" may have to become a sig line. I shall ponder this critical decision.

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    Random encounter or a guardian of Kraagor's Tomb?
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    I can't tell what the rider is, but with the single horn and no apparent eyes, I'm assuming it's riding an yrthak.

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    Look out!!

    Nicely done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yxylu View Post
    I can't tell what the rider is, but with the single horn and no apparent eyes, I'm assuming it's riding an yrthak.
    Looks like you rolled higher on your knowledge check than I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamste View Post
    Woo, new comic. Any idea what the thing shown at the end is?
    Some form of White Dragon is my guess, ridden by a shaman or druid type from northern tribes. Hands and legs look humanoid, not skeletal or undead, so perhaps not a servant of Xykon.

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    Welp, she's dead.
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    "Sometimes you're pleasantly surprised," indeed.

    When will fictional characters ever learn to stop tempting fate?

    Then again, supposing it turns out to be a surprise twist ally of some kind and we are pleasantly surprised? Oh, the suspense...
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    A coincidence that this comic was released at lunchtime (in the US)? I think not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    He's quite capable of re-enacting the end of Men In Black 1 and having the beast swallow him, then killing it from inside.
    I doubt Rich would re-enact the exact scene where V killed the black dragon again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yxylu View Post
    I can't tell what the rider is, but with the single horn and no apparent eyes, I'm assuming it's riding an yrthak.
    Nice catch. Well played.
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    Aaaaaaand we have incoming. I ALMOST want to say it's one of the clerics from the Godsmoot (the one that was the link to the god of frost giants or something).

    Is that a dragon it's riding? That was my first thought.

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    Is that a frost giant? I mean it looks like the guy from the Godsmoot, but he couldn't be here, could he?

    EDIT: such ninjas, and anyway I'm wrong, since his hand isn't blue.
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    Any guesses on the symbolism of the rider's cloak & hat?
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    ~laughter~ Good one, Giant. (And a very good worldview to have.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    - yes, this is literally foreshadowing.
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    "There wouldn't need to be Paladins if the world was, like, fair"
    It's well said, and I could swear that in panels 9 (that quote) and Panel 11 (about being pleasantly surprised out of ones pessimistic outlook) Lien was channeling someone: me for most of my life.
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    If it is a yrthak, those have a challenge of 9, so the rider is probably the main threat - also, the yrthak has blindsight with 120' radius, so it cannot detect the paladins without help from the rider.

    Of course, Rich is free to have a yrthak with an effective CR of 215, but I'm guessing having two named paladins die a messy death after two strips of adorable character development is not gonna happen.

    In fact, I'm not convinced this is an enemy.
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    Gah! Don't - don't - dont' say you're getting too old for this!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluepaw View Post
    Any guesses on the symbolism of the rider's cloak & hat?
    Guessed shaman or druid, i.e., those have religious symbolism of some sort.
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    I like how it only took two comics to bump these two up to one of my favorite relationships in the entire series. After everything that's happened to them, it must be comforting to have each other.

    It's too early for either of them to die, at least Lien. I'm looking forward to seeing them kick butt together instead.

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    Ruh-roh, the whole rundown of loved ones scene? If Elan were here I think he'd tell Lien to get down JUST out of tempting fate that hard. :P

    Will be curious as to what exactly the rider is and what they're doing here. Definitely humanoid, and I THINK I can see the hint of a hairline on the left side. Could be a dwarf but, and this is just the perspective talking, looks a little on the taller side. Human or elf, maybe?
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    Unicorn Dragon!

    It's probably friendly.

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    Unicorn Dragon!

    It's probably friendly.
    Blind unicorn dragon.

    No visible eyes.

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    I have a feeling she's gonna get bit in the ass for realz.

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    Blind unicorn dragon.

    No visible eyes.

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