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    Now Elan is my even-more-favourite character.

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    That is quite touching actually...
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    Just as planned
    'Utślie'n aurė! Aiya Eldaliė ar Atanatįri, utślie'n aurė! “The day has come! Behold, people of the Eldar and Fathers of Men, the day has come!" And all those who heard his great voice echo in the hills answered, crying:'Auta i lómė!" The night is passing!"

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    Wow, I'm actually surprised a comic updated when I was looking at the page. Nice.

    I'm also surprised to see just how far Elan has come for the past 1k+ strips, and how he still cares for Roy like he did since the day they first met.
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    Oh, Elan. Already squeezing in a little more of that character growth.
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    I love the last panel. Haley and Elan really do make a great couple.

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    Looks like Elan has improved his inspirational speech skill since the Battle for Azure City.

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    Haven't commented in an OOTS discussion thread in ages. Doing so now because this strip actually made me laugh out loud early in the morning. GG Mr. Burlew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pilgrim View Post
    Looks like Elan has improved his inspirational speech skill since the Battle for Azure City.
    That would, I think, be Perform(Oratory). A reasonable Perform specialization for Bards to pick up, since it can be done without any equipment.

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    Roy foreshadowing stunning plot revelations feels a bit artificial to me. Anyway, when Roy seems to be absent minded, is it me or is the whole group looking at Durkon in panel 3 for some wiser words?
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    This issue warms my heart!

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    Elan proofs once again why he's my favorite. His heart really is in the right place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwain View Post
    Roy foreshadowing stunning plot revelations feels a bit artificial to me. Anyway, when Roy seems to be absent minded, is it me or is the whole group looking at Durkon in panel 3 for some wiser words?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwain View Post
    Roy foreshadowing stunning plot revelations feels a bit artificial to me. Anyway, when Roy seems to be absent minded, is it me or is the whole group looking at Durkon in panel 3 for some wiser words?
    I liked it, because it shows once again that everybody knows they're in a comic story of fantasy parody...

    I thought so, too, because Durkon knows Roy the best and longest of them all. Maybe he can make sense of Drunken Roy...

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    Elan knows how to apply a defibrillator to the mood.
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    I figured it out, why I like drink roy so much. Drunk Roy is Meta-Roy. And I have such a soft spot for meta nonsense.
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    Elan speeches have come a long way since Azure City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwain View Post
    Roy foreshadowing stunning plot revelations feels a bit artificial to me.
    It's not very different from telling Elan to look for the most dramatically appropriate place for Girard's Gate to be. He's not obsessed with comic conventions, but like every single character he acknowledges them.
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    Great comic! Made me laugh out loud.

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    Even the Azure City speech was great and inspirational, up until the final line, where he undid it all. His improved skills may just consist of learning when to stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Miel View Post
    Even the Azure City speech was great and inspirational, up until the final line, where he undid it all. His improved skills may just consist of learning when to stop.
    Interestingly, Haley has been helping with that!
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    I never knew there were so many ways to subvert the "inspiring speech" trope in clever ways, but the Giant keeps surprising me. Well done!

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    Aw... they're in love.
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    I love how Haley is the only one who saw through him.

    She is really a great person, and possibly the only one who could be in a relationship with Elan without it being somewhat creepy. She actually respects and even admires him. Most people (Roy, for example) treat Elan like an incompetent toddler who needs constant babysitting.

    Haley notices when Elan does something extremely competent, and that makes a world of a difference.

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    Did Elan just bull****ed the entire group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustin View Post
    Did Elan just bull****ed the entire group?
    Well bull**** is Charisma based.
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    Elan's really come a long way in his "inspiring" speeches.

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    Love this!

    The strip where Roy decides to not sleep because no-one can be trusted to stand guard is one of my favourites.

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    Nice callback to #14 too.

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