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    Far more effective than yelling "SONIC!"
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    ... Wow that really IS an amazing band name.
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    Plus they have a pretty good graphic for the band.

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    Didn't Serini chose to guard Kraagor's Tomb with all kinds of monsters? Maybe this is the first instance of that? Maybe we're facing Monster Manual Galore as Team Evil, Lien&O'Chul and the OOTS are making their way towards the gate...

    Also, are we seeing that the screech of that monster is breaking the ice?
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    Maybe Sonic Reptilian Unicorn and the Iron Golems could go on tour together.
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    Not as great as "Sexy Shoeless God of War!" was.

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    Am I the only one who was actually slightly disoriented by the big panel? The vibrations are being shown in non-uniform directions.

    Also, don't know whether this is intentional, but the spear is faintly visible coming through his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edhelras View Post
    Didn't Serini chose to guard Kraagor's Tomb with all kinds of monsters? Maybe this is the first instance of that? Maybe we're facing Monster Manual Galore as Team Evil, Lien&O'Chul and the OOTS are making their way towards the gate...
    Maybe, but I'd always assumed that it was just monsters, and this one is being ridden by some kind of tribal humanoid. Maybe just a random encounter...?
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    Holy crap that wall.

    That thing is YUGE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edhelras View Post
    Didn't Serini chose to guard Kraagor's Tomb with all kinds of monsters? Maybe this is the first instance of that? Maybe we're facing Monster Manual Galore as Team Evil, Lien&O'Chul and the OOTS are making their way towards the gate...
    My thoughts exactly. Maybe we are seeing the first line of defense. But I wonder who would be the rider. Seems too big to be Serini herself, but maybe someone that she hired?

    Also, photoshop artists of this playground, please make an album cover and/or band logo for "Sonic Reptilian Unicorn".
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    I notice now that the rider has boots that are toed similarly to Redcloak's in the new art update.

    Do goblins of some sort live way up at the North Pole?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edhelras
    Also, are we seeing that the screech of that monster is breaking the ice?
    That's what I thought as well.


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    I like the Sapphire Guard's sense of priorities. "I swear to uphold the honour of the guard, to defend the lord and the city with my life, and to never, uh, go near, uh, Krugnor's Gate. What's a 'Krugnor'?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Far more effective than yelling "SONIC!"
    Argh, I came here to make that joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiMono View Post
    Am I the only one who was actually slightly disoriented by the big panel? The vibrations are being shown in non-uniform directions.
    I think the visual on this panel is absolutely fantastic. Trying to look directly at the paladins the images really seem to vibrate. Very nice!!!
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    So, now that we have a clear view of the monster, does anyone know what it actually is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeean_lion View Post
    So, now that we have a clear view of the monster, does anyone know what it actually is?
    And the rider, which doesn't appear to be a dwarf judging by the leg length and feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeean_lion View Post
    So, now that we have a clear view of the monster, does anyone know what it actually is?
    Could it be a type of gem dragon. (that looks like the force breath attack?) those are inherently psionic I think.

    Maybe someone else reveal more info about that. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeean_lion View Post
    So, now that we have a clear view of the monster, does anyone know what it actually is?
    My cursory google searches ("sonic reptilian unicorn","sonic reptilian unicorn d&d") didn't show anything.
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    I love how Lien is showing that a negative view does not have to mean a negative attitude.

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    Huh, the eye holes are strange. They are completely round. Also interesting that the mask covers the entire face which suggest that maybe the rider doesn't have endure elements up or it has some sort of significance. I can't imagine anyone wanting to wear a mask with no nose or mouth holes in it unless it is needed to keep the heat in or was significant to you in some way.
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    Last comic, someone ID'd it as a Yrthak

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    Behold the power of negative thinking! Also, what's with that... starbursty-thing they're standing on? Is it an area of melted snow, or an area where snow was blown away, or maybe cracking ice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vendanna View Post
    (that looks like the force breath attack?)
    Except that apparently it's sonic, not force.

    (Also it apparently comes not from the mouth like a breath weapon but from a port on the forehead, above the horn.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemeean_lion View Post
    So, now that we have a clear view of the monster, does anyone know what it actually is?
    People mentioned last time it is a Yrthak and nothing here really changes that. As for if it has templates on it that is up in the air. Someone thought it might be a half Dragon but don't think anything confirms or denies that.
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    Isn't "sonic reptilian unicorn", Already taken as a band name?
    No that I would know anything about punk rock, Of course,
    But I felt the question needed to be asked at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiMono View Post
    Also, don't know whether this is intentional, but the spear is faintly visible coming through his head.
    I noticed this, too. O-Chul is about 5% transparent. I'm sure that has something to do with how this panel was drawn but it doesn't look intentional.

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    Can anyone please remind me what are the pals doing in the snow and where was their arc paused before continuing in the last strips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conte_Vincero View Post
    Last comic, someone ID'd it as a Yrthak
    Actually, multiple people did. Some kind of arctic yrthak, but a yrthak nonetheless.
    I wonder if the other guardians are also monsters from D&D's weird bin. There's certainly no shortage of those.

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    I ressent the implication that a paladin can not play in a punk rock band :)

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