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    Ha, Felix keeps his priorities in order!

    I thought this might be the first strip we've seen with the crew that doesn't include any Order members in it, but I just noticed Vaarsuvius in panel one (edit: and Belkar in the corner, too. And I just zoomed in and found Invisible Haley as well). No Order members having dialogue, then.
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    So I spent like a minute looking for Haley in the first panel. Looking for invisible Haley.
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    That control panel is gorgeous.
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    So I spent like a minute looking for Haley in the first panel. Looking for invisible Haley.
    Oh hey, I forgot to check for her since I didn't see her off the bat. Got her in a few seconds after checking specifically for her. Nicely hidden.
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    That one with the ponytail is a real downer...

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    I hope the ship won't crash

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    So I spent like a minute looking for Haley in the first panel. Looking for invisible Haley.
    Look to the right of V. You can see her outline shooting 3 giants.

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    They do seem to be more inclined towards fuchsia yes.

    Edit: And sadly it appears *I* know how fuchsia is spelled. I blame my mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake2009 View Post
    Look to the right of V. You can see her outline shooting 3 giants.
    Yeah, I mean, I saw her, but not before the potential absurdity of what I was doing hit me.
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    I feel a mutiny may occur in the future now. Even the fashion guru is wavering...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    Yeah, I mean, I saw her, but not before the potential absurdity of what I was doing hit me.
    If it makes you feel any better, I'm fairly sure Waldo has some invisibility potions on him in some of those puzzles.
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    Whelp, time to put down the mutiny. I was worried that belkar was falling behind inthe first panel there, but then later it looks like he is keeping up. Ring of Jumping +20 FTW!
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    If the gods are fielding their mortal worshippers to aid/stop our heroes then I figure it's just a matter of time before Loki's priestess--Hilgya (was that her name) shows up.

    *crosses fingers for luck*
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    Much tension I sense between Andi and Bandana. Betting 10 gp Andi is Bandana's ex, I am.

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    Honestly, I still agree with Bandana's logic. Andi is making some pretty wild assumptions about the giants' behavior, and more to the point, the adventurers are cutting a path one way, so it's hard to justify going back where nobody will protect you if they keep attacking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    So I spent like a minute looking for Haley in the first panel. Looking for invisible Haley.
    Oh, she's there. The leftmost giant hit by V's lightning - Haley's translucent form is right above his head.

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    Well the plus side to the mutiny is I'm pretty sure the Order can take them and it's more more experience for the Order. Got to close that level gap with Xykon some how, especially since Xykon now seems to be level grinding at the last gate.
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    I loved the perspective on this.
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    New comic is up! Fantastic news! I was actually browsing when it happened for the first time ever in all these years!

    Now to actually *read* it... ;)
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    So if a mutiny does occur... Roy and Elan are the only two members of the Order on the ship, so they'll have to convince the crew not to turn tail... I can see Roy getting Bandana to side with him, but the rest of the crew? It may well come down to Elan. In which case or or both.

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    Neat strip, advances the plot, the crew is looking restive and on the verge of mutiny.

    Minor comment: The final fashion joke seemed to come out of nowhere and was too jarring to be funny, at least to me.

    Overall comment; Rich does an excellent job of writing funny strips, and he always tries to end with a lighthearted joke at the end. That's good -- but in this case it was forced. Sometimes it's better to not worry about being funny than it is to try to ram in a joke that doesn't fit. I , for one, read OOTS for the characters and for the story, not so much for the humor per se. It's become too ... complex? tragic? ... to be a really slapstick strip.

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    Elan and Roy are probably the best Stick members to handle a mutiny.

    Also, Felix is totally this guy:

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    Just wait until the crew get their share of the exp for the encounter. That might change their mind about hanging around the PCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrowed View Post
    So if a mutiny does occur... Roy and Elan are the only two members of the Order on the ship, so they'll have to convince the crew not to turn tail... I can see Roy getting Bandana to side with him, but the rest of the crew? It may well come down to Elan. In which case or or both.
    Yeah, given their comments back in 1028. I don't think they're going to be very receptive to Roy's inevitable, its the end of the world call to action.

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    Felix is great. Always on duty.

    But what the other crewmembers are saying sounds awfully close to mutiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
    Honestly, I still agree with Bandana's logic. Andi is making some pretty wild assumptions about the giants' behavior, and more to the point, the adventurers are cutting a path one way, so it's hard to justify going back where nobody will protect you if they keep attacking.
    Well, at the end, it wasn't logic so much as it was taking command. Andi had a reasonable grievance, Bandi gave the reasoning behind her decision, Andi questioned it, and Bandi said, "this isn't a debate." Which is good captaining, I think (willing to explain why she is giving the orders she is, but remaining intragnizent when she sees no reason to change).
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    Tiny murder Belkar made my day.

    Also, hmm, crew starting to boil.
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    Felix always knows just what to say in a situation.
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    Where is Roy?

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