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    When Elan's right, he's right.
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    I feel bad for Minrah just standing there holding the water still.
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    Oh, Elan, never change.

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    So much for having the upper hand.

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    Kudzu is rapidly becoming the second most amusing character after Blackwing.
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    Ah, Kudzu. So cute! And I suspect he's been warned about reaching into Mommy's Anarchic Water before, which is why he isn't trying now. And Mister Scruffy cat-napping on the floor! Roy has tried that extensive planning before, but maybe Elan wasn't paying attention.

    Also: Thanks, Rich! Don't know if I say enough how much I enjoy your comic!
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    Strategy is not the Order’s strong suit. Despite Roy’s efforts otherwise.

    Also, is Roy the only Lawful party member? That’s kind of surprising.

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    Also, is Roy the only Lawful party member? That’s kind of surprising.
    Durkon was the other, but, y'know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dondeath View Post
    Strategy is not the Order’s strong suit. Despite Roy’s efforts otherwise.

    Also, is Roy the only Lawful party member? That’s kind of surprising.
    Roy and Durkon are Lawful. Vaarsuvius, Blackwing, Mr. Scruffy, and Bloodfeast are Neutral. Elan, Haley, and Belkar are Chaotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I feel bad for the dwarf just standing there holding the water still.
    Minrah. The nameless NPC is named Minrah.

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    Its sad but true that Elan is absolutely correct here.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    I gotta say, this one brought a smile to my face. Only problem is waiting for the next one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    Roy and Durkon are Lawful. Vaarsuvius, Blackwing, Mr. Scruffy, and Bloodfeast are Neutral. Elan, Haley, and Belkar are Chaotic.
    Huh, I'm surprised Minrah isn't Lawful. Did she ever say what god she serves? I'm looking and I don't see it, it doesn't look like she did.
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    Elan's comment is a great shot at the way the Order usually do things.
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    What do you think Roy was about to say? My guess:

    I'm already protected, and I'll just end up with a splitting headache because I'm not exactly what you would call human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffnoy View Post
    Huh, I'm surprised Minrah isn't Lawful. Did she ever say what god she serves? I'm looking and I don't see it, it doesn't look like she did.
    Doesn't Minrah have protection from evil up already?
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmerwald1915 View Post
    Minrah. The nameless NPC is named Minrah.
    Thanks! Forgot she was introduced a bit back.
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    When Elan approves of your strategy, you know that something is going to go wrong.

    [Maybe my D&D group should try planning things out in advance, too. The DM will never see that coming.]

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    But does he know that they know that he knows that they know that he knows that they know that he knows that they know that he knows? That's the real question here!

    So no one is getting dominated, V will be protected from the level drain touch attack and he gets his levels/spells back and they know a good part of the ambush plan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shale View Post
    When Elan's right, he's right.
    Definitely, there's no way Greg will see this coming.

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    The Giant is a genius.

    I felt the urge to write this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    Roy has tried that extensive planning before, but maybe Elan wasn't paying attention.
    Unfortunately, this shows that Durkon was paying attention. Perhaps the fact that the vampire is relying on Durkon's memories won't help the party as much as they think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yana View Post
    Kudzu is rapidly becoming the second most amusing character after Blackwing.
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    Ah, Kudzu. So cute! And I suspect he's been warned about reaching into Mommy's Anarchic Water before. Roy has tried that extensive planning before, but maybe Elan wasn't paying attention.

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    As they say, "Never work with Animals nor Babies, they will always steal the show".

    I find it cool that Kudzu already understands why a Wand of Protection from Law will cause someone a headache.

    Also, is it just me, or in Panel 8 doesn't it seem like Kudzu us still using the scrying water? How many Cleric levels has he already gained by hanging around on his mother's chest? Scrying is a 5th level Cleric spell, so that implies Kudzu is at least level 9 to use it (the level thread theorists can have a field day with that. And yes, this is a joke... But what if it isn't?).

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    I love that punchline. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffnoy View Post
    Huh, I'm surprised Minrah isn't Lawful. Did she ever say what god she serves? I'm looking and I don't see it, it doesn't look like she did.
    She works in the temple of Thor so I am going to guess... Marduk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oonker View Post
    I am willing to bet that Durkula will not be at the hall. He's pretty motivated to get to the council, not to defeat the Order. He wants them to waste those resources then and there.

    Also: first page! That's a first for me.
    Actually, Greg has been shown to be far more concerned with beating Roy and, by extension, the rest of the Order than he is with achieving Hel's goals.

    Its another of his personality inversions: personal desires over duty.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Sounds like this plan has a great chance of working which is great for our heroes.

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    Elan with the piercing wit damage.

    Also, in my experience, actually doing the planning like that only ensures the DM is going to let you kick in the door to an empty room or a social encounter.

    Every. Time.


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    Though my opinion may change in subsequent rereadings, I think that last panel is my new favorite Elan quote of all time.

    Spectacular.

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