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    I must say, there's some certain pleasure in seeing the most recent post is the Giant.

    Well, now we can safely (I hope) say that there won't be any more arguments concerning Belkar's release.
    Now we know, he's only been let out to help Roy. And he also, can't escape, run around killing people, or annoy them all too much. Meaning, he ahs truly been brought to justice.
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    Awesome, awesome and amazing, thank you Giant!

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    Stock phrase complimenting the author on a job well done.

    That was brilliant! Love the terms of the curse!

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    I think eventually Roy is going to be cursing the terms of the curse!

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    Well, that'll teach me to question my faith in Paladins.

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    Great comic, Giant!

    Yep, that illusion does sound exactly like Belkar :D
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    And I thought Roy was simply overconfident. Oh well, this is cool! And Durkon was shocked and somewhat apalled, so at least I got that right. Those terms should be permanent.

    That was a GREAT ending joke! I loved the Giant's self-depriciating humor. Generic response... teehee.


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    Edit: Why do I get the feeling that killing within a city's boundaries thing will come back to bite Roy in the butt?
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    Ooooh. Cunning illusion. No guard is possibly going to see through that one. :)

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    I love it. All those people who immediately questioned Roy's Lawful Goodness can go suck eggs. He gets to keep his lawfullness and his goodness, complete his mission and still see Belkar stand trial. (With Belkar's share of the treasure paying for the costs. Brilliant!)

    It just goes to show what happens when you 'assume' too much....


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    So much speculation in the forums wasn't even close!

    "Generic comment questioning your parentage."
    "Mumbled statement disparaging your masculinity."

    The curse on Belkar -- that is very cool. [mild speculation] He'll either find a loophole at some point, or it will kick in when the rest of the party *doesn't* want it too...[/mild speculation]

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    SWEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTT

    tell me, the buisness with the illusion's lines:
    I assume that the words are a mental impression, and the guards are 'filling in' the specifics if the preset insults. Is this correct, or are they actually getting riled by those exact words?

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    Glad to see the concerns were addressed here. I hope we can move away from Roy's bad habit of giving annoying speeches and go back to the adventures and jokes on D&D

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    Great comic, as usual. keep up the good work.

    oh and First Page W00t! :)

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    First Roy says he doesn't want to compel any of them to help him.
    Then he treats Belkar like this?

    Maybe hes not so different from his dear old Dad.
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    AHA! You see, silly anti-Belkarites?? He's confined to the terms of the deal.

    Brilliant comic, Rich!
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    I had a feeling something like this might be happening. :) (And I'm glad to see it--Now maybe people will stop arguing that Roy's switched over to chaotic evil.)

    Of course, maybe if I'd gone on record of saying something like this would happen BEFORE it happened, I might get more credit for suspecting it would happen. ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by evnafets
    First Roy says he doesn't want to compel any of them to help him.
    Then he treats Belkar like this?

    Maybe hes not so different from his dear old Dad.
    And.... treating Belkar like this is bad how?
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    Well at least Roy hasnt gone completely nuts. But is Belkar worth all that trouble?

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    I had a feeling something like this might be happening. :) (And I'm glad to see it--Now maybe people will stop arguing that Roy's switched over to chaotic evil.)

    Of course, maybe if I'd gone on record of saying something like this would happen BEFORE it happened, I might get more credit for suspecting it would happen. ;D
    I don't think anyone gets credit for suspecting things. That falls under spoilers. The Giant hates spoilers.

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    Woo hoo 2nd page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krytha
    Well at least Roy hasnt gone completely nuts. But is Belkar worth all that trouble?
    It isn't really trouble. Besides, Belkar already knows about the gates and the Giant called him an "Extremely capable melee fighter", So I'd say so.
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    Wow! Page 2! My earliest post yet!

    Perchance has The Giant read/watched A Clockwork Orange of late? Belkar's Rune sounds strikingly familiar to that.

    SPOILER: Of course this only means that it will come down to Belkar to deliver the killing blow to Xykon but as it will undoubtedly happen inside of the hobgoblin town outside of his mountain estate and thus will be unable to do so due to the constraints of his release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swashbuckler
    AHA! You see, silly anti-Belkarites?? He's confined to the terms of the deal.

    Brilliant comic, Rich!
    It does make me wonder if the debate caused a rewrite of the original to cover the objections to Roy's behavior ;)

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    Just out of curiosity, is Mark of Justice a real 3.x spell either from WotC or a d20 company?


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    Quote Originally Posted by evnafets
    First Roy says he doesn't want to compel any of them to help him.
    Then he treats Belkar like this?

    Maybe hes not so different from his dear old Dad.
    Belkar's choices were:
    1) Stay in prison being bored.
    2) Go along with Roy.

    Belkar HATES being bored.

    This isn't compulsion, its a safeguard to prevent Belkar from getting away. Belkar really doesn't have to do anything to help. IF Belkar does nothing to help, and Roy uses the command word, THEN its compulsion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimeHeretic
    It does make me wonder if the debate caused a rewrite of the original to cover the objections to Roy's behavior ;)
    I think it's more a case of it being planned out ahead of time and there just wasn't enough time/space in the last panel to explain everything when we first saw him show up. (Not to mention it would've gotten in the way of the humor to shove all the detail into one regular-length strip.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggusGeekus
    Just out of curiosity, is Mark of Justice a real 3.x spell either from WotC or a d20 company?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krytha
    Well at least Roy hasnt gone completely nuts. But is Belkar worth all that trouble?
    Who's trouble? It's not Roy's trouble, its Dad's and the Saphire Order's trouble.

    And Roy doesn't have any reason to mind troubling them. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krytha
    Well at least Roy hasnt gone completely nuts. But is Belkar worth all that trouble?

    Belker has done some notable things to help the party, like killing the chimera (although he was supposed to come back as he was a named villain, but we'll let that one slide) and saved the party from the goblin shaman that cast unholy blight. It sort of helps that their is an evil character in a party sometimes.

    (hides from the flames where people claim that belker is CN)

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    Oh. That's clever. 8)

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