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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    New comic is up.
    Bet the next comic starts with Higylda administering some serious punishment.

    EDIT: OK, well I thought I was commenting on the previous comic... And I'm wrong anyway.
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    Gotta love a good flank steak pun.

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    Now that's how you perform a sneak attack!

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    I, uh, I had kinda forgotten about Haley.

    Also, these past few strips have been some of the best Elan material.
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    So aside from the Sneak Attack, what is going on with Haley there?
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    So aside from the Sneak Attack, what is going on with Haley there?
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    Last joke took me a second to get..
    Roy's looking awfully beat up right now :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    So aside from the Sneak Attack, what is going on with Haley there?
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    Get those Boots of Speed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    New comic is up.
    ARRRGH! Durnit, Giant, why do you have to keep ratcheting up the tension with every update!?

    I swear, I'm about to go CRAZY with all these cliffhangers!

    But other than Roy going down for good, I don't think that there's any way it can possibly get worse... unless you go and kill Mr. Scruffy too.

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    Hollyy ****.

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    Hmmm, looks like my bet on insurance might be close.

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    Also, a fighter getting rekt by sneak attacks, reminds me of some of my own campaigns.
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    Welp, looks like either Roy didn't know about Belkar's Protection from Evil clasp, or he didn't think he could readily turn it back on vs. just KO'ing Belkar. And I was just thinking about how Elan wasn't punning during this fight, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hroțila View Post
    I, uh, I had kinda forgotten about Haley.
    So had Roy.
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    Man, after all this, the shoe that drops in the memory is gonna be incredible. Both because of the lead up, and 'cause it seems that distracting Greg/Lurkon is all that'll save the Order at this rate
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    If Roy dies, the Order is completely toast, since the Cleric is blind and everyone else is either knocked out or dominated. If the Order is completely toast, Elan definitely wonkt have an ending that would qualify as “happy”.

    So I think Roy will be fine (given the circumstances). Am I missing something?
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    What was Haley doing at the beginning of the fight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alish View Post
    If Roy dies, the Order is completely toast, since the Cleric is blind and everyone else is either knocked out or dominated. If the Order is completely toast, Elan definitely wonkt have an ending that would qualify as “happy”.

    So I think Roy will be fine (given the circumstances). Am I missing something?
    Given that you're making an argument, apparently from the standpoint that the opposite case has been made, that a fantasy series won't abruptly end in the sixth book of seven with that book's villain slaughtering the heroes, I think you're missing something, yes, but I can't say what.
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    Also, I'm not sure if we should be impressed at the dwarf soldier that managed to drag a chest full of coins and gems out during a cave-in, or question his motives. Probably more the former, but still, seems very convenient.
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    I came here to find out what the backstory on the troll was, but nobody had posted the link to the relevant comic.

    So I found it myself.

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0991.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaggerPen View Post
    Welp, looks like either Roy didn't know about Belkar's Protection from Evil clasp, or he didn't think he could readily turn it back on vs. just KO'ing Belkar. And I was just thinking about how Elan wasn't punning during this fight, too.
    How would it help Belkar to have Roy use a Protection item? Roy doesn't need PFE and amulets generally have a range of 'self.'

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    So... does knocking out Belkar release him from the domination for now? Cause I can't see this ending any other way than Roy knocking out Elan and Haley then having Minrah heal V and then they dispel the anti-life shell, only to have Belkar wake up and he throws a stake through Greg's heart... through the baby.
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    Belkar did go down like a sack of potatoes, unless it's some trick on his part. He should be too durable to be taken down by a couple of sword hits.
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    From a meta point of view, obviously everything will be ok, for some definition of OK. But holy shamoley, the order looks toast here.

    I think Haley just made multiple sneak attacks with an adamantine dagger?

    I am not sure where Durkon is going with his memory, but I agree, it's going to be epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angband View Post
    I came here to find out what the backstory on the troll was, but nobody had posted the link to the relevant comic.

    So I found it myself.

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0991.html
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    Huh, I totally forgot Haley still had a melee weapon. I wonder why she didn't attack Roy until now, was she ordered not to or did she just decide to wait?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gluteus_Maximus View Post
    So... does knocking out Belkar release him from the domination for now? Cause I can't see this ending any other way than Roy knocking out Elan and Haley then having Minrah heal V and then they dispel the anti-life shell, only to have Belkar wake up and he throws a stake through Greg's heart... through the baby.
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    "The really unforgivable acts are committed by calm men in beautiful green silk rooms, who deal death wholesale, by the shipload, without lust, or anger, or desire, or any redeeming emotion to excuse them but cold fear of some pretended future. But the crimes they hope to prevent in the future are imaginary. The ones they commit in the present--they are real." --Aral Vorkosigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gluteus_Maximus View Post
    So... does knocking out Belkar release him from the domination for now? Cause I can't see this ending any other way than Roy knocking out Elan and Haley then having Minrah heal V and then they dispel the anti-life shell, only to have Belkar wake up and he throws a stake through Greg's heart... through the baby.
    Being KO'd does not release the victim from Domination, nor does waking from being KO'd offer a new save. It does, however, prevent Belkar from acting for the duration.

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    I have a feeling the money was used on a True Ressurrect on baby Durkon, not papa Thundershield. I am not sure how that would affect anything here though, so we will see if I am right.

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