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    This is gonna get worse before it gets better, isn't it?

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    I hereby nominate the Mechane with the Navigator's Got Nerves of Adamantine award.
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    Looks like Elan's 7th grade gym teacher was right after all.

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    Wait. We know Roy is intelligent due to it often being noted. But from this page, he's gotta be pretty wise as well. To pick up on the fact that the Rock Bombardment whilst in the middle of a pitched battle against two Frost Giants? That shows that he has very good ears... and Listen isn't on the Fighter's Skill list!

    Edit: Then again. Rich has admitted he hardly ever references 3.5 any more to make sure he gets everything right...
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    Well it is working out so far ... we will have to see where this goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Valerem View Post
    Wait. We know Roy is intelligent due to it often being noted. But from this page, he's gotta be pretty wise as well. To pick up on the fact that the Rock Bombardment whilst in the middle of a pitched battle against two Frost Giants? That shows that he has very good ears... and Listen isn't on the Fighter's Skill list!
    Always had half-way decent Wisdom.
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    If "anyone have strong feelings about which way I should go around this next mountain" is not foreshadowing, I miss my bet.

    Also, the ship is sinking lower, which means if the Mechane needed to take the normal route because it was the lowest elevation - guess what?

    Also, "What the hell, Andi?" is not how you address your captain who just staged a popular mutiny.

    The Shining Wrath future plot prediction of "Turning off the pass doesn't work, Bandana wakes up and saves the day, Andi and Bandana reconcile to a degree, but Andi leaves the ship" is slightly more likely.
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    Well, Bandana seems still alive, crew seems more concerned with her well-being than with listening to Andi, and seems like they won't have to die in a fire for them to turn against Andi...

    Promising...

    Maybe?
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    I regret that this is not, as it should be, the death-knell to all "the crew turned on Bandana in unison because Bandana's orders were so overtly preposterous and Andi is the embodiment of their will, therefore Andi is in the right here" arguments.

    (I'd also like to point out that Andi's "turn!" order had one immediate consequence before we get to the longer-term consequences: Elan's spell fizzling. Whether that's good or bad for the crew is left as an exercise for the reader.)
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    Isn't there a thread that tracks the stats of the individual characters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasdoif View Post
    I hereby nominate the Mechane with the Navigator's Got Nerves of Adamantine award.
    Uh - the Mechane's Navigator is nominated for the Nerves of Adamantine award?
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    I love the juxtaposition of how the Order used to act in OtOotPCs with how they are now.

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    Well, if the helmsman needs to take executive action here, then would this be the Flight of the Navigator?
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    I regret that this is not, as it should be, the death-knell to all "the crew turned on Bandana in unison because Bandana's orders were so overtly preposterous and Andi is the embodiment of their will, therefore Andi is in the right here" arguments.
    I choose to believe it will be the death knell. Call me an optimist.
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    Bandana's alive, phew.

    Roy's being absolutely brutal with that crack at V. What would you even call that spell, Alumnicide?

    Oh, and thanks Andi, for ruining Elan's moment of impressing Roy. You monster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spellbreaker26 View Post
    Roy's being absolutely brutal with that crack at V. What would you even call that spell, Alumnicide?
    For a second, I misread that, and thought that it would wipe out an entire element.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    Uh - the Mechane's Navigator is nominated for the Nerves of Adamantine award?
    If that's valid, yeah! I wasn't sure if the bylaws on ships that "always arrive in the nick of time" required such awards be issued to the ship itself; whereas if the ship couldn't accept awards of its own behalf the airship guild regulations would transfer the award directly to responsible personnel.

    I think.
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    Thank you, sir. Darkest before dawn and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spellbreaker26 View Post
    Bandana's alive, phew.

    Roy's being absolutely brutal with that crack at V. What would you even call that spell, Alumnicide?

    Oh, and thanks Andi, for ruining Elan's moment of impressing Roy. You monster.
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    Those last two panels tho. I smell a spin-off.

    No, wait, that's something different I smell. I gotta go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    For a second, I misread that, and thought that it would wipe out an entire element.
    I see what you did there

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    Well they do run away, when it's the smart thing to do. But otherwise I think Roy is correct.
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    I see what you did there
    I thought it was candid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Well, if the helmsman needs to take executive action here, then would this be the Flight of the Navigator?


    I choose to believe it will be the death knell. Call me an optimist.
    I believe it is always the helmsman's prerogative to take executive action, should the situation call for it.

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    Ha! "What the hell, Andy!" indeed.
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    No Roy, wrong conclusion. You're distracted, so it's understandable, but still - finish those losers and hightail it to the helm.

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    At least they got out of the range of the giants and forced them to stop tossing rocks. That is one bright side even if they are sinking.
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    At least this should finally destroy any argument that the rest of the crew was behind Andi.

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    Ah ha ha. Roy is technically correct. HIS team doesn't do those things anymore. Unfortunately...

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    Man that mechanic girl is so whiny and annoying as ****. How did she even get to survive/stick in a pirate ship's adventures so long is beyond me, ready to turn tails at the mere sign of trouble.

    Hope she gets kicked off the ship or something.

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    The Order of the Stick has evolved, but at least some things haven't changed.
    "We'll get through because we're the ones who are too dumb to know when to quit"

    Guess that's a lesson for the crew to learn!
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