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    And cue the wild speculation on who in the Order Durkon considers to be even less marriage material than Belkar.

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    Good to see those two actually having a heart-to-heart.
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    That's... that's not a baby step!

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    And cue the wild speculation on who in the Order Durkon considers to be even less marriage material than Belkar.
    Roy or Elan, I hope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Watcher View Post
    And cue the wild speculation on who in the Order Durkon considers to be even less marriage material than Belkar.
    I'm gonna go with V. Unless it turns out he wouldn't marry Roy because he doesn't want to ruin their friendship.
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    Honestly, I don't know what I want to know more: Durkon's first choice, or his fifth.

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    Interesting. Belkar had showed qualms about doing Evil before (taking advantage of the gnome shop owner), but he'd never looked back and acknowledged any previous wrongdoing. As others had noted, his change in outlook always looked forward, so the prerequisites for redemption didn't exist. That just changed, although only for a minor misdeed for now. Not that I think that Belkar will actually have the time to redeem himself, perhaps not even in the preliminary "not redemption, but at least repentance" way that applies to V, but still, it's significant.
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    Wow, been a while since the comic got updated while I'm on the forums :)
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    I first thought they had somehow forgotten Minrah, but V is floating her along on a Bigby's Hand (probably the Hearse Hand effect). Are they out of Raise Dead for the moment, or did they not want to presume on Hilgya again?

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    This. Was. Excellent.

    Quote Originally Posted by declinator View Post
    I first thought they had somehow forgotten Minrah, but V is floating her along on a Bigby's Hand (probably the Hearse Hand effect). Are they out of Raise Dead for the moment, or did they not want to presume on Hilgya again?
    I'm thinking Durkon wants to do it himself the moment he has the spell and the components.

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    "If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change."
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    "hardcore introspection"?

    I think Durkon has become a much better preacher and Belkar really is turning less evil!
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    First time for him to do that! So sweet! I love it!
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    Durkon's thoughts on Good intrigue me, and I wish to subscribe to his newsletter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo360 View Post
    Honestly, I don't know what I want to know more: Durkon's first choice, or his fifth.
    His first choice has to be Roy, right? I mean, unless he has the "I love you like a brother" thing going on, but even then I doubt his feelings for anyone in the party run particularly romantic.

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    Thank you Giant, tying together loose threads ... Also, a nice head fake, since the "baby" in baby steps I was assuming would be Kudzu. It wasn't. It was so much better.
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    That's one way to convince someone to become introspective...

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    I'm falling behind on Durkon's speech style.

    Is he acknowledging his behaviour towards Hilga in #84 or is he referring to something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geffenre2 View Post
    I'm falling behind on Durkon's speech style.

    Is he acknowledging his behaviour towards Hilga in #84 or is he referring to something else?
    He may realize that applies to himself as well, but no, he's talking about Belkar to Belkar.

    ETA: Actually, nevermind; rechecked, and he admitted his wrong already on 1149.
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    Who is Durkon's last choice and how is it not Belkar? Good on Durkon for helping Belkar to be less evil.

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    Prognosis for the eventual state of Belkar's soul just shot up. I'd always kind of assumed he'd make it just barely into Neutral territory before death, if that...

    Love the frank exchange about how Durkon realized his path to beating the vamp, too.

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    I love how Belkar managed to frame being sensitive as macho. Remind me of the ‘‘Doomsealer’’ business.
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    Who is Durkon's last choice and how is it not Belkar?
    Roy. He'd not want to ruin a great friendship with marriage ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telcontar View Post
    Prognosis for the eventual state of Belkar's soul just shot up. I'd always kind of assumed he'd make it just barely into Neutral territory before death, if that...
    Five gold says it still won't be.
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    Who is Durkon's last choice and how is it not Belkar? Good on Durkon for helping Belkar to be less evil.

    I think the weirdest part here might be the fact that Durkon's clearly taken the time to consider this in detail, considering how quickly he shot out Belkar's specific number.

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    Wow, that was a really wholesome interaction. Bet the former High Priest of Hel wishes he’d had access to that memory.

    I hope we see more of Durkon and Belkar bonding (and hopefully more remorse and actual introspection from Belkar) in Book 7 as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    He may realize that applies to himself as well, but no, he's talking about Belkar to Belkar.

    ETA: Actually, nevermind; rechecked, and he admitted his wrong already on 1149.
    I do think the speech is possibly a precursor to the one he will make to Redcloak, especially the "looking into the mirror" part. Redcloak has looked into a mirror before, but taken away the wrong message*; maybe Durkon's words will steer him towards the right one?

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    So the Belkster's Durkon's fourth choice in just the party.

    So you're saying he still has a chance.
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