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    New comic.

    Since I know everyone is asking, this is the second-to-last for this book; the final strip will be posted Monday.

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    oh right, the deadly disease

    really wonder who V is sending to
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    Roy getting tucked in by his Bag of Tricks is everything

    Belkar's totally-not-character-growth-you-nerd continues I see.
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    Guess the Belkster won't be dying from disease.
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    Roy getting tucked in by his Bag of Tricks is everything

    Belkar's totally-not-character-growth-you-nerd continues I see.

    Oh is that what that is.

    Cute!

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    Everything in here is so cute.

    I think V is Sending to Inkyrius.

    How did Durkon know, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Since I know everyone is asking, this is the second-to-last for this book; the final strip will be posted Monday.
    Nailed it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    Heh, I've been guessing "3-5 strips" for a while because I had no idea how many of these type airship strips we'd get. Now that we've had two, I might revise my guess to 1-3.
    Also, kudos to anyone who guessed that Sphinx Pox would come up again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    oh right, the deadly disease

    really wonder who V is sending to
    I'd guess either O-Chul / Lien or Serini. I don't think anyone else really makes sense.

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    Haley should totally get a training montage...

    If Elan was there she'll no doubt have a training montage. Come on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Everything in here is so cute.

    I think V is Sending to Inkyrius.

    How did Durkon know, though?
    maybe had a part in it

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    No Sphinx Pox?

    What the Hel!

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    Gotta have to disagree with Elan about the early stuff. And lol at the Sphinx Pox thing.

    As for V's Sending: Serini? Lien & O-Chul? Hinjo? Inkyrius for the out-of-left-field option? I'm going to go with Lien & O-Chul - we'll see them in the next strip and they'll report that Team Evil has located the Gate and that DUN DUN DUN.
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    Man, the animals tucking in Roy is just an awesome little touch. How did they get out, though? Can they just emerge when they want? Or did Roy drunkenly take 2 out?

    Love the whole comic :)

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    I have a sense of creeping dread for Lien and O-Chul.

    Them lying dead and a swirly-eyed MiTD are just the sort of WHAM splash page I expect to see as a cliffhanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    How did Durkon know, though?
    Being on the front seat of Greg and Hel's conversations probably has something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    Being on the front seat of Greg and Hel's conversations probably has something to do with it.
    But Durkon* wasn't part of that conversation.
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    sphinx pox open plot resolved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I'm sure that in the myriad conversations Greg and Hel had, the topic of everyone being afflicted with Sphynx Pox came up at least once.

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    Nice touch with the remains of the explosion still on V's desk.

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    Belkar actually caring about the plot? That's interesting, I wonder if it's going to come up or if it's just a way to showcase character development? My guess is the former, but it could also be the latter.

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    she may have mentioned it at an earlier point so that both of them were aware of that possible factor

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    Well, that's the "OMG, what about Sphinx Pox!?!?" threads all sorted out then.

    If Elan is going through the whole strip line-by-line, it's going to be a LOOOOOOOONG story.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forikroder View Post
    really wonder who V is sending to
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    I think V is Sending to Inkyrius.
    I had actually thought he was Sending on behalf of Blackwing, since Nale is the only person we've ever seen have trouble with the word limit before. But on the other hand I have no idea who Blackwing would want to contact. But on the other other hand, V's seemed pretty well resolved to leave Inkyrius and the kids behind so as not to endanger them further, so contacting them again at this point also feels off.

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    Durkon could also have just made the heal check to notice that people all had the same specific disease and figured the goddess of disease did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck View Post
    I'd guess either O-Chul / Lien or Serini. I don't think anyone else really makes sense.
    V's spouse, is my guess.
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    But on the other other hand, V's seemed pretty well resolved to leave Inkyrius and the kids behind so as not to endanger them further, so contacting them again at this point also feels off.
    V made their decision before fully realizing the enormity of what they did, though, which may well change how they feel about contacting them. Even if only to come clean to them as well.
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    Like 50 callbacks packed into one strip, great!
    also to the people who keep saying it, Lien and O-Chul aren’t dead, they still have plot to go and they are important and the death isn’t really related to their choices
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    So much brilliance there
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    V could also be contacting Inkyrius just to offer some sort of closure beyond signing the divorce papers and not contesting them. An apology, coupled with a goodbye, perhaps.

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    I love that Roy deployed his critters to take care of his drunken self, an excellent callback to the bag being made by drunk wizards to begin with. Also, Belkar cares about the story! Woot!

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    Love it. I wonder if Elan's version the story will end up having some interesting differences from what actually happened. Haley being set up for some future melee combat...and I love the animals tucking in Roy. It's kind of funny to be reminded he still has that bag of tricks.
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    I was wondering when Minrah was going get get caught up to speed on everything. I suppose having the bard tell the story makes as much sense as anything else, but if the story is being told through Elan's eyes, I have to wonder how many discrepancies it will hold.

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