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    hope they brought alot of snacks for the godsmoot

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    You tell him Sigdi! That's how its done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    hope they brought alot of snacks for the godsmoot
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    And this is how you use the rules to win.
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    I like how nonplussed the possessed cleric is, and how "plusplussed" the cleric becomes the moment the possession is over.

    ETA: also, a moment of silence for so many speculations that how now been laid to rest.

    No "flooding the place with sunlight"
    No "the rest of the order can go in via the hole"
    No "the hammer will hit Durkon and break him"

    You were short lived, random speculations, but we enjoyed you nonetheless.

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    Not exactly what I expected, but "obscure rule the Ex-Exarch overlooked" does make sense-- as Sigdi says, nobody is going to be more prepared for a battle of the rules than Durkon. (I guess collapsing the ceiling to let the sunlight in probably would have killed too many people.)

    The hammer appears to have landed next to Durkon, for those speculating on how that might work from #1172.

    Now, uh, does Durkon get free while the meeting is suspended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    I like how nonplussed the possessed cleric is, and how "plusplussed" the cleric becomes the moment the possession is over.

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    Ah, that last panel.

    The arc could end there and I'd be happy.

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    I have never read something so anti-climatic that is so awesome at the same time since Sandman's "showdown" with Lucifer in Season's of Mist.

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    The one time I manage to correctly guess what happens and it turns out to be a side effect of the real plot development. At least my streak of not knowing what's going to happen continues largely unabated.

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    I like how nonplussed the possessed cleric is, and how "plusplussed" the cleric becomes the moment the possession is over.

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    Uh, I'm actually worried. If the meeting is suspended, do the protections still apply? Yes they saved the day, but Sigdi is face to face with an angry vampire and surrounded by noncombatants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    Uh, I'm actually worried. If the meeting is suspended, do the protections still apply? Yes they saved the day, but Sigdi is face to face with an angry vampire and surrounded by noncombatants.
    Well, Durkon is still statuefied in the background, so I'm guessing that the protections will lift the moment he's de-stoned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    Uh, I'm actually worried. If the meeting is suspended, do the protections still apply? Yes they saved the day, but Sigdi is face to face with an angry vampire and surrounded by noncombatants.
    if the meeting is over then Durkon is flesh again, so either shes protected by the rules or him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    Uh, I'm actually worried. If the meeting is suspended, do the protections still apply? Yes they saved the day, but Sigdi is face to face with an angry vampire and surrounded by noncombatants.
    So? Getting ripped apart by a irrate vampire whose plan you just foiled- whom you got at axe-point no less -certainly counts as a honourable death.

    Besides, if the meeting's over Durkon isn't stoned anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    Uh, I'm actually worried. If the meeting is suspended, do the protections still apply? Yes they saved the day, but Sigdi is face to face with an angry vampire and surrounded by noncombatants.
    If the protections are still on, he can't really attack her (or maybe he will, and get stoned). If they are off, Durkon is back. Anyway, it's risky for her (except that it's Sidgi we're talking about. He's the one in real danger )



    But if we look at panel 10, the blue barrier is there, and in panel 18 (after the suspension), it seems to have vanished...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    Not exactly what I expected, but "obscure rule the Ex-Exarch overlooked" does make sense-- as Sigdi says, nobody is going to be more prepared for a battle of the rules than Durkon. (I guess collapsing the ceiling to let the sunlight in probably would have killed too many people.)

    The hammer appears to have landed next to Durkon, for those speculating on how that might work from #1172.

    Now, uh, does Durkon get free while the meeting is suspended?
    V knows Stone to Flesh, and the Order knows enough about the meeting's defenses that they'd have reason to prepare it. However, V's outside the magic blocking barrier and still fighting the Death Wurm.
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    Nice twist. People guessed the Hammer would return but I don't think anyone called that particular effect.

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    Ah, it’s always satisfying to watch these damn vampires {scrubbed} get out-maneuvered.
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    Boo-yah.

    Time for some smitin'.

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    I should say: I'm impressed so many of the councilmembers knew about section 1.3, paragraph 2. These guys might be more into this council business than I was giving them credit.

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    I love the obscure rule twist. I thought bringing down the ceiling to get light in might happen but it also seemed too close to how Roy buried Thog in the rubble during their fight.

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    Its kinda neat that the Orange barrier showed up at the hole up top. Neat trick there.
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    (the following is paraphrased with the accent removed)
    "Were you really so dumb to think for one second that you could beat Durkon--Durkon of all people, in a fight that revolved around following the rules?!

    So, I'd really been getting frustrated with the last few comics how things were getting worse and worse...and every last drop of that frustration was TOTALLY worth it JUST FOR THAT LINE!
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    "unzot" - what a nice detail

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    I'm kind of surprised that the title of the book has nothing to do with obscure and lengthy political procedures at this point . Great payoff for an arc so centred around upholding rules and duty.

    Hope this doesn't mean that the cleric pals at the godsmoot have to stay locked in the temple until the table is replaced . At least Create Food and Water is in the standard cleric spell list.
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    "fashioned from the corpse of a tree"

    That is hilarious.

    The resolution is...stupid. Yet I am laughing my ass off, and I think I love it.

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    Doesn't Elan have mending? I bet they defeat the vampires and then simply mend the table so the council can resume.

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    .... Eh

    Splitting the table kinda comes out of nowhere.
    It's hard to forgive those who have wronged you but every moment you don't is another they have hurt you.

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    "The corpse of a tree." Gods, I love the little details Rich puts into his comics.
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