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    Meh... I've seen better. But pretty good. Especially the broken glass part. Oh. And the darkvision part.
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    that's just elan


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    Durkon eye beams go!
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    Why is Durkon so prone to blinding people?

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    Hee hee
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    Let's hope the subject of payment doesn't come up. Haley would still love him, but she'd be so much more enthralled if the lute was looted.

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    That was all so graaaand! It kept me laughing until the last panel.

    What's a B-plot?

    Does "B" mean mediocre? If so, then I heartily disagree. One of the primary purposes of OotS was and is comedy--- and from that respect, I say it gets an A.

    Or did I misinterpret that?
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    More info on Dashing Swordsman abilities. Huzzah.
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    Immune to glass-related injuries? I think Haley would love to find out about that - why bother sneaking in to try to rob a place, when you can just smash through the window with no damage and take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebud View Post
    Let's hope the subject of payment doesn't come up. Haley would still love him, but she'd be so much more enthralled if the lute was looted.
    Looted lute... should I be disappointed or relieved that joke didn't end up in the strip?
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    Oh I LOVE the further insight into the Dashing Swordsman prestige class. Don't ask me why, but I think immunity to shattering glass is just cool as hell for a class feature.
    It'll be a walk in the park. A very scary park.. filled with monsters.. who are trying to kill me.

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    He should've taken the harp. Much classier.

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    Yay! Elan has a lute!

    Elan is, however seeming a bit Lawful for a Bard (whos supposedly Chaotic, as per the class & level geekery thread). I understand the "Good", but the towns on FIRE! I'm pretty sure Music Store guy expected his shop to be looted by a passing bard who was without an instrument.

    Oh, wait. Elan.
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    yay first or secong page! i guess shlubbo noname-zaki shares my opinion that elan is an annoying son of a gun kinda of weird seeing rich doing some 'self criticism'.
    i think b-plot meant background plots, ie the side quests
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    Elan being Elan is the best way to cut the tension from the last strips.
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    ...I'm loving the two Nameless NPCs right now.
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    Yeah, I don't see Elan as Chaotic Good at all. The others at least fit their alignment. His don't.

    However, in this case at least theres nothing annoying about him. Now that bit where he was all 'Wanna make out?' to Haley was annoying. You'd think a bard would have more of the romantic to him.

    Anyways, its amazing how these NPC's have lived so long...
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    Must have something store for them. Maybe they'll last to the end and there will be some joke about them actually living to a ripe old age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus-R.C._Mina View Post
    What's a B-plot?
    A "B-plot" is the plot that is secondary to the main plot. As in, the main plot (the "A-plot") is the Gates, Xykon, etc. The B-plots are the subplots that come up and then are resolved, like Haley's voice, Belkar's Mark of Justice, Durkon's fling with Hilgya, etc.
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    You have to love Elan for these moments: the city is in ruins, all of the civilians are gone, and yet he still wants to wait in order to get a new lute just so they won't be without compensation. He can be extremely worldly, yet at the same time completely naive.

    Oh, and I'm not going to make any remarks about the 'looted' lute. Except that one.
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    Finally.. And god's no.. Our poor merciful ears shall suffer.
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    Aww, poor shop keeper. His store got luted...
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    Good to see that Durkon remembered his Dark Vision this time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus-R.C._Mina View Post
    What's a B-plot?
    How funny. I wackyparsed that as "B-flats" and thought it was a musical reference I didn't quite understand.

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    Yup, now he can inspire Haley to "Lob, lob, lob the crow-ravaged corpse of Roy to the departing ship's deck!"

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    Love the Darkvision joke.
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    Roy just got one reason to not wanted to be rezzed

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    It would be a nice touch if Elan's new lute were instrumental in the group's safe arrival at the junk and subsequent escape.

    Heh, heh. "Instrumental".
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    Breaking into somewhere and stealing something is really more of an Evil act than a Chaotic act, if it's not somehow important. Getting equipped to save your party from murder is a pretty good reason; looting shiny-bits because nobody is around to stop you isn't.

    Being as he had the gp, there really wasn't anything Lawful about paying for the lute.

    Edit: And for the record, a masterwork lute gives you +1 to your effective bard level for your music effects. If he's got 13 levels of bard, that would be enough to make his Inspire Courage better. If he's only 11 (due to Dashing Swordsman levels), that would give him Song of Freedom. In the likely event that he's Brd 12 | DSw 1, though, it wouldn't do much of anything for him.
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