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    Excellent comic, as usual.

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    Thanks, Giant, love the new team name. :) (That could have been)
    "The Order of Look Out Roy Tha Vampire's Na Rally Durkon"
    OoLORtVnRD.
    Hmm, that doesn't sound dwarfish, it sounds like a cross between drunken Elvish and Welsh.

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    It says something about this forum that there were people who theorized this in the first place.

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    One of those things did happen at least once, but it's still a good strip. Nice to see Durkon's extended family too!

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    Durkon is killing it these days.
    Even the wind will know agony.

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    First page! Last time I was this early, she left me.

    Anyway, good to see Jerkon listening to his subordinates. I didn't totally expect that. But how is it that the vampire doesn't have a firm grasp on vampirism, and suspects Durkon can lie to him?

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    I love how Durkon's just leading this guy around by the nose um... beard?

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    Hmm... Durkon's arguing awfully hard to distract him, methinks there *is* a trick coming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by woweedd View Post
    Also, this is the first time i've actually been on the site when it updated.
    Me too. I went to comics to get a link for a different answer, and the number changed.
    Spooky.

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    I love all the little details.

    The look Cousin Logann's wife gives him when he brags about his "slacking off" skills, especially.
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    Durkon is great.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if the „banquet hall” memory is still some kind of trap, even if it isn't false.
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    My guess is "this won't be a banquet hall any longer." Also, loving Durkon's increasing use of sarcasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Lehmann View Post
    Hmm... Durkon's arguing awfully hard to distract him, methinks there *is* a trick coming...
    He's stressing how he's not able to show false memories. But he can show misleading ones (e.g. where he knows that things have changed since the memory happened).
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    I get the feeling Durkon's vampire is gonna need to drink something stronger than blood, at this rate.

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    I get the feeling Durkon's vampire is gonna need to drink something stronger than blood, at this rate.
    Pretty sure the undead can't get drunk.

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    Defiant and snarky Durkon gets better and better by the page.
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    Manipulating someone based solely on experiences they've had in the past seems like tricky business. Luckily, Durkon has lots of time on his hands... I wonder if time moves at a different pace for him.

    Also, I'd be interested if Durkon failed to revisit his memory about the giant monster that decided to call the banquet hall home... hmm.

    How can he "remember" a memory to not reveal without revealing it on the jumbotron? I recall some comics when Durkon was bored and was re-remembering thoughts of his mother. Perhaps displaying it was intentional? Or maybe he's just learned to keep his spirit thoughts to himself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avianmosquito View Post
    Pretty sure the undead can't get drunk.
    Holy beer might still hurt him

    And I love the image of Elan doing math in the background.

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    I enjoyed the

    Is that possibility something that someone had speculated here in the forum? This kind of joke always comes from someone saying "I wonder if Durkon has been feeding Greg with false memories", only for the Giant to utterly dismiss it with a pun.

    Also, I can't believe I'm in page 1, or near it. I usually come by on updates at least when the thread is at page 6 or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avianmosquito View Post
    First page! Last time I was this early, she left me.

    Anyway, good to see Jerkon listening to his subordinates. I didn't totally expect that. But how is it that the vampire doesn't have a firm grasp on vampirism, and suspects Durkon can lie to him?
    Well, Greg's only been a vampire (or a sentient being of any kind) for maybe two weeks. Durkon doesn't have Knowledge: Religion maxxed, but he may well have more ranks than Greg.

    And I can't wait to see what that "banquet hall" is like now. (Solarium, anyone?)

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    Sarcasm - the weapon of the powerless everywhere. Let him have it, Durkon.

    And yes, there's something wrong with that banquet room. Like, for example, windows. Or it's used as a training space by the elite Order of Vampire Smiting Dwarves, who first defeat trees in mortal combat, then turn them into stakes.
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    I wonder if that internal tension on the vampire team is going to lead anywhere.

    Also, does this mean we're going to hear Roy speak on the pompatus of love?

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    What kind of fortress has a banquet hall on the outside of its strongest gate?

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    Hint in the name of the comic? "Hall Past"... not just because it's a memory but because the space itself is no longer what it was...

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    I love how this section of the story is giving more details into Durkon's background and (likely) showing character growth on his part as well. It feels comparable to how Vaarsuvius came to understand the difference between being powerful and being effective. Loving it!

    Also, loving the speedy updates. Please keep it up, Giant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluepaw View Post
    Hint in the name of the comic? "Hall Past"... not just because it's a memory but because the space itself is no longer what it was...
    That seems most likely. But we're way too early for Greg to go down in defeat, the OotS, or even the OoLORtVnRD hasn't even arrived yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    I wonder if that internal tension on the vampire team is going to lead anywhere.

    Also, does this mean we're going to hear Roy speak on the pompatus of love?
    It's pretty cool and easy to forget that, despite coming from mortals of the same faith, these 3 vampire spirits don't really have connections to one another. There is no camaraderie or trust, just servitude, willing or unwilling, to Hel. Also I'm starting to like that non-dwarf vampire. In addition to her no-nonsense approach, her armor is also just cooler than the others, I am now noticing.


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    What kind of fortress has a banquet hall on the outside of its strongest gate?
    The gate leads to the temple of Thor, not any fortress. Firmament itself is just a town.
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    Maurice Greenhilt has a nice ring to it.

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    And now, to archive binge since the beginning except replacing every occurence of Roy with his true name, Maurice.

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    The look Cousin Logann's wife gives him when he brags about his "slacking off" skills, especially.
    More probably his mother than his wife.
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