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    I did not expect that O.o

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    That's, uh. That's a lot of worlds.

    That destroy-the-world solution is looking a bit more reasonable, considering what happened to the first ones. I wonder if the gods did it to any of the previous worlds, or were they all eaten by the Snarl?
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    That's ... overwhelming.
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    Ho. Ly. #$(*

    I've rarely been left speechless by a comic, but this is right up there.

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    I was expecting that the Order's world wasn't the second one, seeing as during the crayon retelling of the Snarl's creation, there was something about "We agreed to have a medieval European world this time" or something.

    That's a lot more worlds than I expected, however.

    A LOT more.
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    Ah. Well. Uh... crap.
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    Golly. I did not see that coming.

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    Just how old are the Gods?

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    Shocking, but what’s the point in showing Durkon this graveyard?
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    Oh, that's, um, not encouraging. Hopefully this isn't the story of losing another one.

    Getting eaten by the Snarl isn't a happy ending, right Elan?
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    I don't think I've ever been hit so hard by a visual panel before. Amazing job.
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    I wonder if those gravestones wouldn't represent all the campaign worlds that have been abandonned over the years once the GM and players got bored and started playing a different game.

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    Ohhh fuuu......

    OK, I did expect another 2-3 worlds, but that?



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    So why isn't hel is the most powerfull goddess already, if that many worlds died, and their dwarfs feeding her? Is this the first iteration of dwarfs?
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    The gods made a monument to each one. They really do care after all.
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    Wow. Double wow... Triple wow with whipped cream and a cherry on the top.

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    WOW...

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    Quote Originally Posted by isocum View Post
    So why isn't hel is the most powerfull goddess already, if that many worlds died, and their dwarfs feeding her? Is this the first iteration of dwarfs?
    Probably not, but it's the first iteration of the Bet.



    Do we know for sure, that the Dark One was born on the current world?
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    If it wasn't for the page where Durkon overwhelmed the vampire this might have been my most favourite page in the entirety of OotS.

    Actually, it's still a pretty good contender.

    Thor being so blatantly Chaotic Good is great.

    The graveyard is heartbreaking but also amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame of Anor View Post
    That's, uh. That's a lot of worlds.

    That destroy-the-world solution is looking a bit more reasonable, considering what happened to the first ones. I wonder if the gods did it to any of the previous worlds, or were they all eaten by the Snarl?
    on the other hand, the snarl has escaped this many times and the gods are all still fine

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    If all these worlds were destroyed, wouldn't the addition of the dwarves' souls to Hel from the current one be a drop in the bucket? How could they possibly be enough to make a difference? That is, I mean, if the Dwarven honor arrangement applied only to the current world.

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    Wow. That is a LOT of broken prisons.

    I wonder if this is the first world with Gates blocking the rifts...

    Presumably the Dark One has not yet participated in creating a world, or he wouldn't have needed Rat and Tiamat to tell him about the Snarl.

    And the Snarl is one heck of an escape artist...

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    If all these worlds were destroyed, wouldn't the addition of the dwarves' souls to Hel from the current one be a drop in the bucket? How could they possibly be enough to make a difference? That is, I mean, if the Dwarven honor arrangement applied only to the current world.
    Rich said that new souls provide more power than old souls. If you want to do the math to figure out the required decay rate of a soul, be my guest. If you get a result that shows the power Hel gets from destroying the current world is less than the other gods all have, you'll need to re-check your math until it agrees with how Rich has said his afterlife works.
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    I can understand why so many of the gods were willing to destroy the world now, and honestly, I can't blame them.

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    So why isn't hel is the most powerfull goddess already, if that many worlds died, and their dwarfs feeding her? Is this the first iteration of dwarfs?
    Because the Snarl devoured all of the souls from each of the lost worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isocum View Post
    So why isn't hel is the most powerfull goddess already, if that many worlds died, and their dwarfs feeding her? Is this the first iteration of dwarfs?
    I assume that Hel only made her bet in recent history when this world was created. In the previous worlds, she had the usual deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzclowningham View Post
    If all these worlds were destroyed, wouldn't the addition of the dwarves' souls to Hel from the current one be a drop in the bucket? How could they possibly be enough to make a difference? That is, I mean, if the Dwarven honor arrangement applied only to the current world.
    All of the souls in the previous worlds were eaten.

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    Huh.

    I guess maybe this both explains why some of the gods are more cavalier about destroying this world, and why others want to keep giving the mortals a chance. (1184 years has to be a record, yeah?)

    I also wonder if we're going to find out that some of the gods simply want to give up if this one doesn't work out. (Despite what some of them said about rebuilding a new one.) Could this be the Last World?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzclowningham View Post
    If all these worlds were destroyed, wouldn't the addition of the dwarves' souls to Hel from the current one be a drop in the bucket? How could they possibly be enough to make a difference? That is, I mean, if the Dwarven honor arrangement applied only to the current world.
    The other worlds died before the bet was made that gave her the dishonored dead.
    Hel explicitly said in her speech that the bets and deals ended with this world when talking about the next one.
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    ...And we now have a new contender, if not outright winner, for most shocking moment in the comic.

    That literally made my jaw drop.

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