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    Well, this situation got a lot worse pretty fast.
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    I like how the speech bubbles are artfully placed to block all of the swirly eyes until the last panel!

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    The Ex-Arch seems to have kept himself busy I see, no wonder they couldn't spare him for the big battle scene. Guess we have some way left to go Before this is over...

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    Eep, watch out cranky mom dwarf!

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    She's only existed for a page and I already love this long-suffering daughter. She's obviously heard this a thousand times before. I will tentatively put her in my "second favourite dwarf" spot for now.

    First place is, of course, always reserved for Sigdi.

    I don't like that the guards have already been dominated. I hope she survives long enough to become important.
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    Ah, the ubiquitous fussing of the elderly! In other news, Get Off My Lawn, Ya Danged Whippersnappers!

    I really like the design of the Council building. Pretty sweet!

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    As OotS knows the purpose of the vampire's invasion, this leads to the question of why they bothered with Thor's temple. They could have moved to the real target and wait for Durkula's party to come to them.
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    I like how the guards' eyes were hidden until the final panel reveal. I never noticed tiny details like that before I started this comic
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    As OotS knows the purpose of the vampire's invasion, this leads to the question of why they bothered with Thor's temple. They could have moved to the real target and wait for Durkula's party to come to them.
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    Looks like Hel's plans are still progressing - Durkula's destruction doesn't seem to have put much of a crimp in them.
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    Should it be obvious what that monster is?

    My first thought was an invisible stalker, but I guess a vampire in mist form would make more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmachine View Post
    As OotS knows the purpose of the vampire's invasion, this leads to the question of why they bothered with Thor's temple. They could have moved to the real target and wait for Durkula's party to come to them.
    And could they have effectively protected the clan elders while fighting off a bunch of vampires? The "divide and conquer" approach they took actually worked out quite well for them in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warmachine View Post
    As OotS knows the purpose of the vampire's invasion, this leads to the question of why they bothered with Thor's temple. They could have moved to the real target and wait for Durkula's party to come to them.
    Recruits? Whatever comes next, I'm sure it would have been a lot easier with 1) no OotS incoming and b) a gross of vampires, rather than just a couple.

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    Should it be obvious what that monster is?
    It's the Exexarch.

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    Once the elders have been dominated, can the vampires just go and hide somewhere until the world is destroyed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstone85 View Post
    Should it be obvious what that monster is?

    My first thought was an invisible stalker, but I guess a vampire in mist form would make more sense.
    It's the vamped exarch, formerly known as Gontor, yes. He's also represented similarly to vampires in nistfirm previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elanasaurus View Post
    Once the elders have been dominated, can the vampires just go and hide somewhere until the world is destroyed?
    We don't have access to the rules of the voting process, so we can't know the answer. It is entirely possible that dominating them won't be enough, so instead they need to, say, kill all but one, and then stand menacingly so they vote the right way.

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    Bytheway, seems like a good time to double down on my theory that Durkon's destruction is going to be the roof. The elder just mentioned how close they are to the surface.

    Also, I like how she can't even think of something better to do, she's just sure that if she thought about it she'd be able to find something better to do. The epitome of complaining for complaining's sake. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elanasaurus View Post
    Once the elders have been dominated, can the vampires just go and hide somewhere until the world is destroyed?
    It's possible to break a vampire's domination of someone. V can dispel (and I think Durkon can too), which means the Ex-arch still needs to keep an eye on his thralls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    It's possible to break a vampire's domination of someone. V can dispel (and I think Durkon can too), which means the Ex-arch still needs to keep an eye on his thralls.
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    Bytheway, seems like a good time to double down on my theory that Durkon's destruction is going to be the roof. The elder just mentioned how close they are to the surface.

    Also, I like how she can't even think of something better to do, she's just sure that if she thought about it she'd be able to find something better to do. The epitome of complaining for complaining's sake. Love it.
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    None of the elders can be vamped without the spell that speeds up the process. Do any of the vamps left have it?

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    Oh goody, looks like we've jumped straight to the action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote0715 View Post
    None of the elders can be vamped without the spell that speeds up the process. Do any of the vamps left have it?
    Being dead also probably means that you no longer are a clan elder and that your title passes on to your legal heir. Even if you are still capable of speech. So vamping them would not be helpful except in delaying the vote.

    But no, as far as I know, they don't have the sped up vampirification anymore. It probably died with Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    We don't have access to the rules of the voting process, so we can't know the answer. It is entirely possible that dominating them won't be enough, so instead they need to, say, kill all but one, and then stand menacingly so they vote the right way.

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    Oh, okay. Thanks! I'd just thought that domination would be enough because Gontor only said that they'd dominate the elders.
    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    It's possible to break a vampire's domination of someone. V can dispel (and I think Durkon can too), which means the Ex-arch still needs to keep an eye on his thralls.
    Thanks! That seems to be a good reason to stay, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote0715 View Post
    None of the elders can be vamped without the spell that speeds up the process. Do any of the vamps left have it?
    Probably not; of they could, why not do that to the guards instead of Dominating them?

    Also, new guess, the people on the walls are old Drawf kings and Queens, not gods like I initially thought.
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    Damn, the dwarf supernatural safety measures plain suck if vampires can just waltz in such an important place.

    How did they exactly survive so long without some other random vampire just taking over?
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    ...so we built a five millionth, three hundreth, twenty first one. That one burned down, fell over, then got eaten by the snarl, but the five millionth, three hundreth, and twenty second one stayed up! Or at least, it has been until now."

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuterio12 View Post
    Damn, the dwarf supernatural safety measures plain suck if vampires can just waltz in such an important place.

    How did they exactly survive so long without some other random vampire just taking over?
    Clerics. In temples that vampires cannot breach.

    And why would the meeting place that is not part of the dwarven government have any kind of defences against vampires? They are really rare. Beside, the place is barely used (once "every few years" as per the current strip)

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    I still fail to see how this plan is gonna work, like, at all.

    Case 1, they kill and vamp all the elders who then proceed to vote. The dwarf demigod receives a bunch of "yes" from undead vampire dwarves matching Hel's affiliation. Huh.
    Case 2, they dominate them all who then proceed to vote. The dwarf demigod receives a bunch of highly questionable "yes" that would doom the entire dwarven race and doesn't even bother to scry down for a second to make sure no foul play is at hand. Huh.

    Hopefully there'll be some twist or reveal to make this more believable, because as of now it seems like the bad guy's plan relies heavily on the Idiot Ball trope for it to work.

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    Gontor (or the other Vampire I dont know) just gave himself away to them. So thay will get killed next frame (or dominated ( or any combination of that)).
    or well psychologically enticed

    so how will this play out??


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    Dun dun dun dun!

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