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    Woohoo!

    Just as I happened to be passing. Nice.

    This was not the ending for Gontor that I was expecting, but it’s no less awesome. It really makes me wonder if my assumptions about the final end of the story will be similarly overturned.
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    "Get the legs, boys!" YES!
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    Can't say I'll miss that guy.

    Now someone fix Durkon from being stoned.

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    "I'll move to censure once we're back in session." This was the person that pointed out the log loophole, yes? So he's probably well aware that it'll take weeks to make a new table for the meeting to reconvene anyway, at which point "censuring" an adventuring party for saving their lives and the rest of the world is not going to be high on the list of priorities. (And even if due diligence requires that the censure be carried out, it's not even going to rate the term "slap on the wrist.")

    EDIT: Not the same guy, but still, rules lawyering FTW!
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    So the rune of law is gone but the stoning is still in effect. Seems unfair but is actually consistent with the rules we heard so far, isn't it?

    But at least we know one reason why Durkon didn't attack the table directly. The sunlight did matter.

    A question about the mechanics though: What is "don't let him turn into mist" supposed to mean? Can't he do that while beeing in the sunlight or while grappled?

    Edit: Also, why is Dvalins cleric asking if she should do something instead of dusting the vampire? I'd imagine she's not pro vampire and right now there doesn't seam to be much stalling bureaucracy going on.
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    I'm a little sad the real Gontor Hammerfell is dead for real, but oh well.

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    So... did Gontor burn up or did he mist away?
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    Grrrrr. He laid hands on Mama Thundershield. I'm down with "dragged by a mob and slowly burned to death by sunlight" as the appropriate punishment.

    I'm assuming that there is no "no takebacks" rule in this environment, and with the domination gone that voting to confirm the interference and to re-take the vote on the main issue would not be problematic.
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    I love the thought that instead of pictures on the fridge, Durkon had Sigdi put up food ordinances.
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    No longer able to hide behind the law...a fitting end.
    I think there is still one vampire left. Or did I miss her getting killed?

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    Burned up--death by sunlight is an immediate permakill, so the coffin situation is irrelevant.
    Sudden thought after watching an old "Lois and Clark" episode: Lane Davies aka Tempus is probably the best possible choice to portray an animated or live action Xykon if either of those ever becomes reality--he was born in 1950 and Tempus' personality is a close match for pre-lich Xykon IMO. Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chy03001 View Post
    So... did Gontor burn up or did he mist away?
    He mist his opportunity to escape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chy03001 View Post
    So... did he burn up or did he mist away?
    Given the lack of glowy eyes in the dust, I think we can safely call Gontor Hammerfell deceased.

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    Poor Gontor. His last words will haunt me.

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    Who's that last vamp tossed into the light? Don't remember him....
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    Clan Cobalt elder is my favorite (and maybe looks great for his age?).

    Also, I can't help but wonder if the council will indeed shrink now, if only of their own free will; I was expecting the vote to be put on hold for the rest of the comic, but if the dominated elders don't show up to the re-formed meeting, could they withdraw?
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    Whew. I was concerned there for a bit that Sigdi would bite it here. Taunting the enemy is all well and good, but theres no need to expose yourself to their attacks to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenlund View Post
    No longer able to hide behind the law...a fitting end.
    I think there is still one vampire left. Or did I miss her getting killed?
    Curly misted out last update.

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    Hooray! Well, R.I.P. Sandy, she didn’t have a name and so she’s dead (most likely).

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    Wait, did the vampire burn up; he looked like he misted away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eilandesq View Post
    I'm assuming that there is no "no takebacks" rule in this environment
    So you are not operating under the assumption that the single most frustrating way to rules-lawyer it is probably the right guess?

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    Minrah RULES!!!

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    I love the detail of one of Shirra's twin sons smiling at Logann's sister as she casts Bull's Strength on him. It makes me wonder if there's a relationship there, but whether there is or not, it's just a great little instance of everyone in this big extended community pitching in to help wherever they can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Doktor View Post
    Wait, did the vampire burn up; he looked like he misted away.
    He left his armor behind. That's consistent with Malack getting dusted instead of misting.
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    pure awesome!

    thanks Giant!

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    This is why I love dwarves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mith View Post
    This is why I love dwarves.
    I can't help but notice that this vampire is still around: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1168.html

    Will she be destroyed next strip or will she escape, I wonder?

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    Farewell, Sandy! :(
    I wonder if Curly will survive this specifically to give all those dwarves a good reason not to join the Order in their quest.

    Can you actually prevent a vampire from misting away, or is that indicative of either a house rule or some fancy item/spell?
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