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    That's ... a big worm ...

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    I expected a slightly more cunning plan than 'send in a giant monster'. Maybe Hel is tired of scheming in the shadows.

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    Minions just aren’t what they used to be.

    What is that thing, how do they kill it and how does it see?
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    With all those preparations, I really want a gag where heroes completely bypass them in some mundane way. I'm giddy with anticipation.

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    What is that thing supposed to be?

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    Purple worm?

    Maybe it sees with sound. It'd be nice to have a vorpal blade right now... but I think a hammer of thunderbolts with a belt of giant strength and gauntlets of ogre power would do nicely instead.

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    Elan would totally agree with Hel in that last panel.

    Of course, knowing Elan, he'll encourage Durkon and/or Hilgya to use their Turning power on the beastie, in the hopes of crying out:
    "Give up, evil ones! For now, the worm has turned!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itrogash View Post
    With all those preparations, I really want a gag where heroes completely bypass them in some mundane way. I'm giddy with anticipation.
    Naah, they already beat a worm with spice.
    So this time they need to do something splashier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knag View Post
    Purple worm?

    Maybe it sees with sound. It'd be nice to have a vorpal blade right now... but I think a hammer of thunderbolts with a belt of giant strength and gauntlets of ogre power would do nicely instead.
    No, we saw a purple worm before. They’re much bigger.

    This seems to be some kind of negative energy variant of the giant worm.
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    Cool. Giant worm. Also, Thyrm's reaction.

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    Thrym deserves a better girlfriend than Hel, really.
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    It was summoned outside the orange barrier, so the entire Order should be able to help get rid of it. There's probably a reason why it wasn't summoned inside though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drakeburn View Post
    What is that thing supposed to be?
    I’m guessing a nightcrawler. It looks just like the one in A Monster for Every Season (Autumn).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anyr View Post
    I expected a slightly more cunning plan than 'send in a giant monster'. Maybe Hel is tired of scheming in the shadows.
    The cunning plan is inside the inner barrier. Giant monster is the backup to the backup plan to the backup plan, it's just there to keep the heroes busy.

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    I'm betting Durkon can find a really big bottle of booze this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Thrym deserves a better girlfriend than Hel, really.
    Dunno, I'm not sure whether he's a nice guy or a Nice Guy.
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    I can't wait to see Hel's face when Durkon off-handedly one-shots the worm. Or anyone else in the Order + co finishing it off, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quebbster View Post
    It was summoned outside the orange barrier, so the entire Order should be able to help get rid of it. There's probably a reason why it wasn't summoned inside though.
    The roof, maybe?
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    I still think Hilga is the key here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yxylu View Post
    I’m guessing a nightcrawler. It looks just like the one in A Monster for Every Season (Autumn).
    Indeed, and a nightcrawler is undead, which would be fitting for a minion of Hel.

    Edit: from the srd: "Nightshades are powerful undead composed of equal parts darkness and absolute evil." "A nightcrawler is a massive behemoth similar to a purple worm, though utterly black in color."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    how does it see?
    Blindsense?

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    It would have been hilarious if the real Gontor had had time to use that against Durkon.
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    He certainly is an ice guy.
    For reals, though, I read him as genuine because it’s funnier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by some guy View Post
    Indeed, and a nightcrawler is undead, which would be fitting for a minion of Hel.
    Hmm, I was thinking a Neothelid due to the lack of eyes, but yeah, thematically a Nightcrawler makes more sense.

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    Loving Hel's fury at her new high priest failing to follow through on the pun

    Also, I suspect that the vampires only having a majority of one may prove their undoing at a crucial moment...
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    Ah, good, the main combatants will be able to shine in the final battle too. I imagine we'll have Durkon going on ahead while Roy and the others handle the monster outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    It would have been hilarious if the real Gontor had had time to use that against Durkon.


    He certainly is an ice guy.
    For reals, though, I read him as genuine because it’s funnier.
    Plus, he has just the bluest eyes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Thrym deserves a better girlfriend than Hel, really.
    Not his girlfriend, she never hid her intentions or feelings on the subject.

    Quote Originally Posted by hrožila View Post
    Dunno, I'm not sure whether he's a nice guy or a Nice Guy.
    As far as I can tell, definitely the latter.

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