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    Honestly, as far as Greg's concentration goes, im not entirely certain this is an improvement over the sword.
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    Yes! I've been waiting for this!
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    Ok...that vampire bastard had gone too far this time.

    World ending vote scheme ? Sure, fine.

    But using Kudzu as a human shield ?! DEATH IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM !

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    This is the straw that breaks EVERYTHING. Durkon is going to snap, the Order may snap...its on folks. Nobody puts Baby in a corner!
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    Well, the title made me think Kudzu, although I didn't know how exactly he'd come up.

    We got confirmation of our excellent sleuths' discovery of what was on that wall. Now to find out what else Sigdi has kept from Durkon. (And, also, how in the world Roy will get out of this one.)

    Elan's the comedy MVP today, for sure.

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    Now that's just dirty pool.

    And I'm sad all over again, because it's just the kind of thing my friend Doug's NPCs would do...

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    Still titled as #1125 in-comic :(

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    I'm thinking that Durkon* will shortly be regretting allowing Hilgya to stay within the bounds of the Anti-Life shell...

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    I would like to hear more reviews about this domination.
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    So, (one of) the question (s most relevant to the plot right now) is: which member of the party is going to break out of the domination because of the baby shield first? My money is on either Elan or Hilgya, due to most concern for the baby, and for easiest way to turn the battle around.


    Of course, knowing the Giant, that means that that WON'T be the way the story goes, therefore.....*quitly continues debating in the distance*

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    Hey, Giant, a question.

    Why is the vampire Durkon arnor-clad in his mind, while he chooses ribes over armor? Is it just a holdover from when he first awoke or something?
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    I love this strip. Looks we are rapidly approaching an exciting climax!

    Also, if I get a vote, I say Belkar keeps the shades as part of his permanent costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungeon-noob View Post
    So, (one of) the question (s most relevant to the plot right now) is: which member of the party is going to break out of the domination because of the baby shield first? My money is on either Elan or Hilgya, due to most concern for the baby, and for easiest way to turn the battle around.


    Of course, knowing the Giant, that means that that WON'T be the way the story goes, therefore.....*quitly continues debating in the distance*

    I thought Durkula was Lawful Evil and agreed to let Durkon's family live. This... does not seem to be him upholding his end of that bargain.
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    Elan always makes me laugh (Hinjo called....). And poor little Kudzu! So cute!

    Also: I love Mr. Scruffy trying to get Belkar to snap out of it.

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    I love this strip. Looks we are rapidly approaching an exciting climax!

    Also, if I get a vote, I say Belkar keeps the shades as part of his permanent costume.
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    OOO - the plot thickens - nice update

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    That's just cruel. Hilgya is gonna be sooo pissed. And Durkon is within Harms reach
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xianthe View Post
    I'm thinking that Durkon* will shortly be regretting allowing Hilgya to stay within the bounds of the Anti-Life shell...
    Uh-huh. Hearing your little darling cry is THE wake-up call for moms.

    Let's hope that Hilgya has prepared some very potent healing spells...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    I thought Durkula was Lawful Evil and agreed to let Durkon's family live. This... does not seem to be him upholding his end of that bargain.
    Yes, yes it is. This is the kind of action a Lawful Evil individual would take after promising no to hurt a baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    I thought Durkula was Lawful Evil and agreed to let Durkon's family live. This... does not seem to be him upholding his end of that bargain.
    He's not doing anything to actively harm the baby. Roy will not continue his sword throwing tactic so Kudzu is safe. Distraught but safe.
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    But using Kudzu as a human shield ?! DEATH IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM !
    Kudzu isn't human! Stop oppressing dwarfen culture, you anthrocentric stretch!

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    Interesting...assuming wealth by level rules were in play, Durkon's mom either:

    1. Was level 8 when she retired to raise Durkon, or

    2. Was able to combine her husband's WBL with her own at level 6 when he died (minus any equipment on his physical body),

    Which would have given her 27,000 or 26,000 gp in cash and various assets to work with to make that donation. Though those are also minimum numbers. They could have had a higher level, but had some or even all their wealth in assets that could only be sold for 'half value'. On the other hand, that scenario gets exponentially less likely at each additional level, unless there was more money thrown around somewhere that we don't know about.

    In either case, if not for the template, the troll should have been a relatively simple matter to deal with if the others were at least level 5.

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    I'm definitely curious as to what more there is to the story of how she became a donor, now that we know Durkon knows.
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    Kudzu's onesie is, as the kids say, a lewk.

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    Wow, how bad is Hilgya's will save? Seems like "Come here and give me your baby" would be worth a second one at least.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Hey, Giant, a question.

    Why is the vampire Durkon arnor-clad in his mind, while he chooses ribes over armor? Is it just a holdover from when he first awoke or something?
    If I had to take a wild guess, its because Durkon is armor-clad is his mind, and Greg is a ghostly counterpart to that mental image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talion View Post

    [snicker-snack]

    In either case, if not for the template, the troll should have been a relatively simple matter to deal with if the others were at least level 5.
    Ugh, I forget that part of the back story and since I'm busy at work I don't have time to look it up. What happened with Durkon's father and a troll?

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    The lines "Ok, That's just incredibly distracting. The sword throwing, not the memory." almost feel as if they're a message to some of the forumites.


    On another notice: great strip!. I thought I'd feel a little more relieved when 1126 came out, but BOY was I wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tundar View Post
    That's just cruel. Hilgya is gonna be sooo pissed. And Durkon is within Harms reach
    That would be a bad idea though. ;)

    Also, I had to look it up, I thought Antilife shell was going to harm those living in it. It doesn't. Just prevents the others from coming in.
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