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    friggin paraelemental - WOOT!
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    The trial starts ... with the return of an old friend...
    And more crypto to figure out!
    Great strip Giant!

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    WOOTS! Yay for reccuring support characters!
    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus View Post
    However, the general consensus about the best way to stop a monster from attacking is to kill it. In the case of undead, we recommend killing it again.
    2 useful principles for keeping roleplaying games fun.

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    The Crypto is easy this time....


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    Wait, is that the slyph they met in the Dungeon of Dorukan? 'Cause if it is, this could either go very badly, with her being a newbie, or very well, since she knows most of what really happened. She'd also know that at heart the Order are good people, and may help them in that way.

    W00t!, third post.

    EDIT: Crap, two people posted in the time it took me to type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blinky
    Wait, is that the slyph they met in the Dungeon of Dorukan? 'Cause if it is, this could either go very badly, with her being a newbie, or very well, since she knows most of what really happened. She'd also know that at heart the Order are good people, and may help them in that way.
    She could also testify how in their hurry to get to the basement they willingly abused a portal that was off-limits to them and abandoned a paralyzed comrade to fend for himself in a room full of monsters.

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    Of course it's her. What other sylph would want to bother defending them?
    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus View Post
    However, the general consensus about the best way to stop a monster from attacking is to kill it. In the case of undead, we recommend killing it again.
    2 useful principles for keeping roleplaying games fun.

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    For those of you who don't feel the need to decipher the cipher for yourselves, "Qddd, baxww." = "Ewww, gross."

    Great comic, love the paraelemental.

    Anyone else get the feeling that Mr. Rodriguez might be a cousin of Elan's?
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    Huzzah! Celia's back! ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erathia

    She could also testify how in their hurry to get to the basement they willingly abused a portal that was off-limits to them and abandoned a paralyzed comrade to fend for himself in a room full of monsters.
    If they didn't notice Durkon, I doubt she did either. And besides, at that point using the portal wasn't betraying Dorukan, since the place had, quite frankly gone to Hell. If anything, I think Dorukan would have approved of the Order using the portal to bypass danger and strike directly at his murderer.
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    Para-Elemental. Priceless
    I'll find something to put here later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erathia
    She could also testify how in their hurry to get to the basement they willingly abused a portal that was off-limits to them
    She was the one who let them use it.

    and abandoned a paralyzed comrade to fend for himself in a room full of monsters
    My read is that didn't notice Durkon, either (if she had, she presumably would have said something to the effect of "Hey, guys, what about the dwarf?")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blinky
    I think Dorukan would have approved of the Order using the portal to bypass danger and strike directly at his murderer.

    Reading that quote, I'm reminded of the Star Wars line:

    "f you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine"

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    And V demonstrates the principles of speaking without missing a beat. ;D


    While Roy demonstrates a certain law we're all to familiar with.

    All in all, a great comic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMB
    She was the one who let them use it.
    Oh I know she let them use it, but somehow I think the defense was "It's not evil because we were told it was okay at the time" isn't going to cut it for a Paladin. They were strictly informed that the portal was for employees only and disregarded this fundamental law!

    Stop using common sense on Paladin law!

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    woot first page
    Great comic as always...Love Mr Rodriguez
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    this should solve things quite handily.
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    Great comic! Loved the Star Wars reference in Panel 2. I also liked the return of Mr. Rodriguez. If only Belkar were there....

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    Score for the man in a very expensive suit!
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    First of all, I'm saddened to see how many people in the first two pages failed to rant and rave about how Durkon has just been declared flatulent!

    Second of all, why would Celia testify against the order? She's supposed to be serving as their defense, is she not? Based on how badly the interview with the Djinn went, she's probably pretty desperate to get a few successful cases under her belt.

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    I just realized something. There's just one word that can describe being legally defended by somebody who's life you saved: Karmarific! ;)d
    Quote Originally Posted by Asmodeus View Post
    However, the general consensus about the best way to stop a monster from attacking is to kill it. In the case of undead, we recommend killing it again.
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    They're gonna win, I just know it!
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    On another note, there's just something very, very amusing about seeing a lawyer with fairy wings.

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    Ahhh Lawyers....
    Really isn't that evil? Hiring Lawyers?


    If it isn't, well just like wearing black Kneehigh socks with Bermuda shorts in the summer.

    It oughta be.


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    Paraelemental-the pun wasn't funny to me, but I loved the rest of the comic. Rodriguez is probably related to Elan on his mother's side, somehow.

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    I love the recurring characters in this strip, its the big thing that makes this worth reading!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomar_of_Uointer
    They're gonna win, I just know it!
    Save it for the predictions thread otherwise the Giant might decide to make them lose just to spite you ;-)

    Loved the comic as usual.
    Karmarific indeed.
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    Am I the only one that noticed the blatent Star Wars reference in the second panel?
    Man this thing was full of outdated stuff.
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