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    That is... a large number of frost giants.

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    Uh-oh (now what???)

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    the signs didn't warn about thrown rocks! someone's gonna get sued.
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    Oh dear. They're in a spot of trouble, aren't they (also, excellent comedy in general).
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    No pretty much the opposite of that.
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    ... why are the rocks falling up?

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    Hmm ... wonder if they will have a king, and treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancrilis View Post
    Hmm ... wonder if they will have a king, and treasure.
    I believe frost giants have thanes or jarls.
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    TMI, Elan.

    This is too many giants to be a random encounter - somebody is trying to stop the airship. And I'll bet they won't be able to just fly higher either.
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    Uh-oh. Are they just angry about these intruders in their territory, or are they acting on behalf of their god?

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    Fighting this many frost giants off seems pretty difficult even for the Order. I say they'll either evade, run, or diplomacize.

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    It's ok, Hall of the Mountain King is just a dream episode. Wake up, Elan!

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    There are falling rocks, will there be flying Roc's?
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    I don't share Elan's new dislike of splash panels. :)

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    I can't stop laughing from Elan's oversharing there. Great job.
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    Great splash panel, no matter what Elan says
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    Those frost giants look really angry which might prove a slight problem for our heroes.

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    Rocks raise, everybody's healed ?
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    Hmm, this comic made me realize something I hadn't thought of before. Does anyone find it a little...weird, considering his child-level intellect and naivety, when sexual remarks are made regarding Elan? Because of his immaturity in that context. Just a thought.

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    And here I thought that Elan was smarter than in the beginning of OOTS.

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    Hmm, this comic made me realize something I hadn't thought of before. Does anyone find it a little...weird, considering his child-level intellect and naivety, when sexual remarks are made regarding Elan? Because of his immaturity in that context. Just a thought.
    Since I don't find it in the index of Giant Comments, I suppose it was in the commentaries of one of the book (maybe right before Elan and Haley kissed) that it is said some people assumed Elan was childish and therefore asexual.
    The passage in the bandit camp with Samantha showed that he was already not.

    He's just like that, let's deal with it.
    But tbh, I didn't expect him to almost throw that line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    I believe frost giants have thanes or jarls.
    More a reference to Roy having tricked his party to looking for starmetal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nettlekid View Post
    Hmm, this comic made me realize something I hadn't thought of before. Does anyone find it a little...weird, considering his child-level intellect and naivety, when sexual remarks are made regarding Elan? Because of his immaturity in that context. Just a thought.
    I think this stems from the same lack of understanding people have with Thog, Elan is not a mentally incompetent person being taken advantage of - he is an experienced adventurer who can make his own romantic choices (such as being the one to initally presue Haley when they kissed, or when he got presents for Samantha).
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    I agree, a little too much information there from Elan. I find it highly likely the frost giants are from Thrym, but a bit more altitude should see them away safely, right? The Monster Manual gives frost giant rocks a range increment of 120ft. Unless the Mechane is big enough that range penalties don't matter? On the other hand V's dimensional locks should hold off anyone teleporting in... but wasn't there something about frost giants and white dragons?

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    I'm suddenly reminded of I Wanna Be the Guy. APPLES ROCKS DON'T FALL UP!!!

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    Methinks that sign needs to be updated. Also somethings going to happen to the ship that will force it to land/crash.

    And yes, it can be a bit jarring, though not always.

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    And here I thought for a sweet moment with that first KRNNSH that we were going to get a 300-page Titanic-parody digression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettlekid View Post
    Hmm, this comic made me realize something I hadn't thought of before. Does anyone find it a little...weird, considering his child-level intellect and naivety, when sexual remarks are made regarding Elan? Because of his immaturity in that context. Just a thought.
    In the first place, I've always thought that Elan is deliberately playing the fool, and is rather more intelligent than he pretends.

    Secondly, he has always shown a sexual awareness, even before he got together with Haley.
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    Well... the sign did warn them, in a way. The rocks just happen to be going in the opposite direction.
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    The question is, what's gonna become of the attack? No matter how it's resolved, I'm thinking it'll end up being fuel for the mutinous fire.
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    Let me guess: "Our reasons are our own"?

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    About time there was a "random" encounter. :P
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