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    Perfect to drive home how evil the vampire is.
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    “Ugh, it’s not even fun to make fun of you anymore”

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    Harsh!

    "You're not a daddy, you're dead!"

    "I literally don't know anyone you haven't met"?

    Exactly how closely does Durkon get to monitor Durkula's behavior? The images make it look like Durkon can only see what's happening when Durkula lets him.

    In which case, I would think that Durkula has met many people that he hasn't allowed Durkon to meet.

    No?
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    Good to see "the real Durkon" again, talking to the vampire within the vampire's head.
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    Looks like Durkon Classic is adapting to being a father quickly.

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    Daddy Durkon is sweet. Of course, he's Good and it's a baby, so I'd expect that response regardless, but still.
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    Prediction: That baby is warded with some sort of special protection. When the vampire touches him he will get fried.

    Also I think Durban's mother is going to make an appearance. Maybe to finish him off.

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    Wait... The dwarf is carrying their child into battle... Is that a dwarf fortress reference?

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    So is the relevant cantrip resistance?

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    Or does it need to be specially researched, presumably from supplements that have to be hidden from one's mother?
    The maybe more-relevant cantrip is "virtue", but that's obviously not what they're talking about.

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    That's the twist no one had seen coming: Lurkon already knew about Hilgya.

    "What the Boss was that?" Heh, nice.
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    Okay, that was seriously careless of both of them. "Who brought the protection cantrip? No one, oh well, tomorrow would be too long to wait, we'll just risk it."
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    Prediction: That baby is warded with some sort of special protection. When the vampire touches him he will get fried.

    Also I think Durban's mother is going to make an appearance. Maybe to finish him off.
    well, hes probably deathwarded and is currently leeching mom's AC, which is probably further protected by some variety of Savior Protocol where Hilgya can make a reflex save to eat the hits
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    Perfect.

    Durkon's reaction was exactly how I pictured it to be... nice flashback scene too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    That's the twist no one had seen coming: Lurkon already knew about Hilgya.

    "What the Boss was that?" Heh, nice.
    Didn't get it. Care to explain?
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    Didn't get it. Care to explain?
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    Didn't get it. Care to explain?
    Boss = Hel. "What the hell" is a common expression of surprise.
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    Boss = Hel. "What the hell" is a common expression of surprise.
    i feel stupid for not getting that right away now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueHydra View Post
    Prediction: That baby is warded with some sort of special protection. When the vampire touches him he will get fried.

    Also I think Durban's mother is going to make an appearance. Maybe to finish him off.
    i mean, she's carrying a baby. it would make sense that she'd buff her own child. hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Okay, that was seriously careless of both of them. "Who brought the protection cantrip? No one, oh well, tomorrow would be too long to wait, we'll just risk it."
    Honestly, it's only careless in Hilgya's case - I don't think Durkon had even an inkling of an idea he'd be getting laid that night, while Hilgya clearly had plans to go for it and had been laying groundwork for long enough that she really should've prepared it herself.

    ETA: although this suggests Loki clerics refresh in the morning.

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    Yay, finally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Honestly, it's only careless in Hilgya's case - I don't think Durkon had even an inkling of an idea he'd be getting laid that night, while Hilgya clearly had plans to go for it and had been laying groundwork for long enough that she really should've prepared it herself.

    ETA: although this suggests Loki clerics refresh in the morning.

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    It's not careless that they didn't have protection, it's careless that they both went through with it regardless.

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    Is there any chance that Hilgya said it shortly after they were intimate, a bit like a guy asking afterward "By the way, are you on the pill"?

    Or is it more likely that it was said before, followed by "lets risk it"?
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    Now you're just another in a long procession of dead father figures.
    Haha, ouch. You know, Durkon* has been a very nicely catty villain, and he's been bringing more of that out in Durkon as well. I hope that sticks; it's been fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroşila View Post
    It's not careless that they didn't have protection, it's careless that they both went through with it regardless.

    (Which I find perfectly believable)
    OK, fair enough. I wouldn't use the word careless for that decision ("risky" or "brave" [in the British sense] seems more appropriate to me), but I can see how Kish meant it.

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    That seemed anti-climactic to me. Durkula seems to be taking this additional, high level, cleric far too calmly, considering that she's going to completely screw up his plans.

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    No! C'mon Durkon! Don't let him hurt Kudzu!

    I'm hoping Hilgya put more than a few wards to protect him...
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    "A long procession of dead father figures" - Could be referencing a lot of things, I guess. My first thought was Roy's dead father, but Durkon's own dead father makes more sense (especially since, like Durkon himself, he died before he got to meet his son). Or even both, hence "long procession."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutomatedTeller View Post
    That seemed anti-climactic to me.
    Well, this is not a climax, so why would it be climactic? Greg has realised there is an extra opponent, and he is reacting to it. How it will change his plans for the fight will come next, I'd imagine. But this ain't a climax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutomatedTeller View Post
    That seemed anti-climactic to me. Durkula seems to be taking this additional, high level, cleric far too calmly, considering that she's going to completely screw up his plans.
    He's pretty arrogant.

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