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    And now i'm feeling sorry for an elf. Eugene is truly a master of magic to summon such emotions in me.
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    Yes, Eugene, you're a jerk. And your wife is so glad she's inside Mount Celestia and you aren't. You do know she's got a boyfriend, right? You're also pretty much useless because your family owned a powerful magic artifact and you were too proud to study it. What sort of wizard worth his salt does that?

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    Alas, poor V. Alas. Sacrifices made to save the world are still sacrifices.
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    It's not Eugene's fault, because he wouldn't have succeeded if he had bothered to try. Right.

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    I bit of the sadness.
    Ghost Dad was actually trying to be helpful, and reigned it the whole sarcastic-fathering technique (a little). I almost forgot how this anti-Xykon thing got rolling!
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    Oh that hit me right in the feels.
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    Good comic!

    It has been a while since I have felt bad for V, but I am sure that the "wishy washy" stuff becomes a strength for V and the rest of the order, and not a detriment to the party!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    You're also pretty much useless because your family owned a powerful magic artifact and you were too proud to study it.
    As far as we know, the sword wasn't magic (except maybe for the regular +x bonus) before it got reforged with starmetal, so seems a bit off to blame Eugene for that. Plenty of other things he can be blamed for, I feel, no need to make up additional stuff!

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    Way to cheapen what might have been considered the one good thing about you, Eugene.
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    Me thinks Roy's father isn't necessarily a good character. Roy, don't listen to everything he says.

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    Wow, good one. And this here is why V won't be going to the lower planes as a final destination.

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    I like that the everyone-else-has-to-be-asleep thing goes all the way back to comic #15. I don't *think* Rich had this in mind at the time (said something about how the story didn't turn into an epic until around the 100th strip), but it's cool that he wrote the comic to incorporate that.

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    Happy to see Eugene tried to contact Roy, but he wasn't alone...

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    To answer your question, Eugene: an elf with centuries of time to be emotional, that's who.
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    is the correct way to describe this strip's last panel.

    Eugene's as fun as always, tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    Yes, Eugene, you're a jerk. And your wife is so glad she's inside Mount Celestia and you aren't. You do know she's got a boyfriend, right? You're also pretty much useless because your family owned a powerful magic artifact and you were too proud to study it. What sort of wizard worth his salt does that?

    Righteous assurance is the key. And we now know there's an upper limit on Hulk Modes per day.

    Alas, poor V. Alas. Sacrifices made to save the world are still sacrifices.
    We know there is an upper limit, but not what the limit is. I'm pretty sure the limit's being hidden for the same reason as the identity of the wands Haley bought.
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    Eugene, as usual, is a pretty terrible person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    As far as we know, the sword wasn't magic (except maybe for the regular +x bonus) before it got reforged with starmetal, so seems a bit off to blame Eugene for that. Plenty of other things he can be blamed for, I feel, no need to make up additional stuff!
    The starmetal was an upgrade, but the sword was his ancestral sword and the family was named for it even before that. We don't know how much is from the starmetal and how much was already there. There's no reason to believe, for example, that Eugene can communicate with Roy because of the starmetal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboGhast View Post
    We know there is an upper limit, but not what the limit is. I'm pretty sure the limit's being hidden for the same reason as the identity of the wands Haley bought.
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    I can't believe Eugene is saying this aloud to his kid ...

    otoh, it is Eugene.

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    ... aww. Poor V.

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    So... When is somebody gonna realize that Eugene can just go get Roy's grandfather, so he can get more training. I mean, if Roy can manifest down there, so could others right?

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    Hmm - so Eugene's manifestation can be blocked by Roy failing a will save. That might be pertinent info.

    You'd think he'd at least have heard some kind of voice yelling at him in his "dream." But then again, Malack and Z couldn't get Nale to wake up either despite yelling and tugging at him.
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    Poor V!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake2009 View Post
    So... When is somebody gonna realize that Eugene can just go get Roy's grandfather, so he can get more training. I mean, if Roy can manifest down there, so could others right?
    Eugene can't just go get Roy's grandfather. He's in the proper afterlife. Eugene isn't and isn't allowed to go. Heck, I'm not sure Roy's grandfather can LEAVE!
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    Right in the feels man
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    Ooph, way to hit us (and V) right in the feels :(

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    Good Gods, Giant. Here I am at work, posting in a few of my Pbp games, minding my own business....when all of a sudden a Feels Storms blows through and crits me for 10d10 lightning and thunder damage.........each

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    The starmetal was an upgrade, but the sword was his ancestral sword and the family was named for it even before that. We don't know how much is from the starmetal and how much was already there. There's no reason to believe, for example, that Eugene can communicate with Roy because of the starmetal.
    It was stated that the Starmetal would give the sword a 25% upgrade, which Roy translated to a +5 enchantment. I think the implication of this is that the sword was +4 before. I could be wrong of course, but that would be a sufficient, if not stellar, weapon for a fighter as accomplished as Horace Greenhilt, who apparently had ridiculous feats to back him up as well.

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    I swear, these aren't tears of pain, just my allergies kicking up... :sob:
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