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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    The better question is: Will Krosp end up with an army of rats?
    Oh, he'll end up with an army of rats. It's just a question what happens with them...


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    It's a little disorienting to find yourself thinking, "Yes! Dupree to the rescue!"

    That just isn't a sentence that should be said with a straight face.
    That's the second time now, and she's disturbingly good at it.
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    They're literal giant rats. They and Monahan appeared on cards in The Works game ages ago in real life.

    And I'll be a little disappointed if Africa gets scrapped, if only because I was hoping it would turn out to be Embi's homeland that Agatha went to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squire Doodad View Post
    Unrelated, do you think the rats mentioned by Steelgarter are literal rats or people already on the island?
    Both.

    This is GG. They will be rat-people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runeghost View Post
    Both.

    This is GG. They will be rat-people.
    Yes-yes! Kill-slay the man-things! Take-steal the time-device! Conquer-invade the surface world, for the glory-pride of the Under-empire!
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Yes-yes! Kill-slay the man-things! Take-steal the time-device! Conquer-invade the surface world, for the glory-pride of the Under-empire!
    Fritz Leiber had a whole civilization of wererats beneath Lankhmar. Wererats might not recognize Krosp as their overlord, though.

    EDIT:

    He had the ship sabotaged in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Yes-yes! Kill-slay the man-things! Take-steal the time-device! Conquer-invade the surface world, for the glory-pride of the Under-empire!
    Skaven filth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    He had the ship sabotaged in advance.
    I think this is more likely to be an emergency landing procedure. The crew would probably have noticed a brand new big honking red button.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I think this is more likely to be an emergency landing procedure. The crew would probably have noticed a brand new big honking red button.
    Maybe he sabotaged the emergency landing procedure? Blowing up your ship to land it seems a bit counterproductive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alandra View Post
    Maybe he sabotaged the emergency landing procedure? Blowing up your ship to land it seems a bit counterproductive.
    It's an airship, to go down you release the gas that holds you up. To go down fast, such as in an emergency you release a lot of gas, the most efficient way being destroying the chambers holding that gas. Sure your ship won't work (as well) afterwards but that's why it's for "emergency landings" and not "landings". That kind of things is supposed to be used in situations where you are happy if some of the crew plus passengers survived, regardless of the sate of the ship.
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    the Vector Legion [is the IFCC's new pawns], mark my words. Way too much unfinished business there and they already know about the Gates.
    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I think this is more likely to be an emergency landing procedure. The crew would probably have noticed a brand new big honking red button.
    But having the emergency landing activator being a single large easily-pushed button isn't a whole lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    But having the emergency landing activator being a single large easily-pushed button isn't a whole lot better.
    It being easy to push seems to be the whole point.
    If you're in a situation where you need to go down fast you don't really have time for complicated procedures.
    But they could at least put some cover over it so it can't be pushed by accident.
    So a wee bit less easy might be a good idea.
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    It's always a toss-up with Big Red Buttons.

    Half of the ones I've seen have had some form of Molly-Guard on them, the others haven't. I suppose the driving question is "in an emergency, how much of an added risk is the delay dealing with a guard".
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    It's not a self destruct, it's an emergency blow.

    Like a submarine in reverse.

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    New comic

    Oh well, at least someone is happy with the situation...
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    You kind of forget (what with the whole "murder at the drop of a hat" thing) that there's a good reason the Baron and Gil both kept Bang on the payroll--she really knows what she's doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    New comic

    Oh well, at least someone is happy with the situation...
    Aye, and while it would be horrifying in real life, Happy Bang is just fun. And for her, it's a really happy day. She got to kill (or at least choke out) someone who needed killing, she got a new hat, she gets to command a new airship and she may well get rum. What more could a pirate queen want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailurus View Post
    ... she got a new hat, ...
    and that scull emblem just magically appeared from one panel to the other.
    * my emphasis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    It's always a toss-up with Big Red Buttons.

    Half of the ones I've seen have had some form of Molly-Guard on them, the others haven't. I suppose the driving question is "in an emergency, how much of an added risk is the delay dealing with a guard".
    I'm going to go with "crashing your ship, possibly over water or mountains, with a misplaced cup of tea is too much risk". YMMV.

    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    You kind of forget (what with the whole "murder at the drop of a hat" thing) that there's a good reason the Baron and Gil both kept Bang on the payroll--she really knows what she's doing.
    Bang just saved the day, and possibly the lives of everyone aboard. Of the entire GG crew, she is THE person you want coming onto the bridge at that moment. Kudos to one of our favorite sociopaths.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ailurus View Post
    Aye, and while it would be horrifying in real life, Happy Bang is just fun. And for her, it's a really happy day. She got to kill (or at least choke out) someone who needed killing, she got a new hat, she gets to command a new airship and she may well get rum. What more could a pirate queen want?
    I believe that small bottle she's holding is a flask of rum. And I'm glad to see the Chief Officer is alive and able to recognize that Bang is not-large but very much in charge.

    As to what more a pirate queen could want? BOOTY. And vengeance! And terrified victims begging for mercy from someone who feels none! And more booty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agi Hammerthief View Post
    and that scull emblem just magically appeared from one panel to the other.
    That's because the hat is smart and wants to continue being a hat.

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    Yeah, Bang is back in her element! She has been a bit off ever since she got smacked by Agatha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agi Hammerthief View Post
    and that scull emblem just magically appeared from one panel to the other.
    i think there is a tiny time skip implied before the last panel as that rum flask along with a comfy chair could not appear out of thin air. Besides, you do not go from a full scale emergency to relaxation in a single beat. She might have had time to draw that skull on the hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    i think there is a tiny time skip implied before the last panel as that rum flask along with a comfy chair could not appear out of thin air. Besides, you do not go from a full scale emergency to relaxation in a single beat. She might have had time to draw that skull on the hat.
    Between the penultimate panel and the ultimate, she:
    1) Found a chair
    2) Got Krosp calm
    3) Got a flask of rum
    4) Did a little quick art

    Might take a minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    ...As to what more a pirate queen could want? BOOTY. And vengeance! And terrified victims begging for mercy from someone who feels none! And more booty!
    I figured that's why panel five was drawn as an over the shoulder shot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    Between the penultimate panel and the ultimate, she:
    1) Found a chair
    2) Got Krosp calm
    3) Got a flask of rum
    4) Did a little quick art

    Might take a minute.
    it nicely illustrates priorities.
    * my emphasis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    I'm going to go with "crashing your ship, possibly over water or mountains, with a misplaced cup of tea is too much risk". YMMV.
    I'd have gone with "no food or drink allowed on the flight deck" myself (same reason you don't eat over your keyboard...), but Bang clearly agrees with you. For rum, at least.
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    On one of Her Majesty's airships, tea is no mere drink, it is a sacrament.

    Same goes for rum on a pirate ship.
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    "Is a stack of ten pancakes too many pancakes to give to the party, even if most of them fell on the floor and one or two were stepped on? I wanted to give my party pancakes as a reward but I'm unsure if it's too much. The pancakes are also laced with blowfish poison so the party would have to get an antitoxin before they could eat the ones which weren't pulverized by shoes."

    I don't think anyone would want those pancakes even if you paid them to eat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    On one of Her Majesty's airships, tea is no mere drink, it is a sacrament.

    Same goes for rum on a pirate ship.
    Which means that privateers serve rum in their tea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    On one of Her Majesty's airships, tea is no mere drink, it is a sacrament.

    Same goes for rum on a pirate ship.
    From what I've heard, rum is also a sacrament for Her Majesty's Royal Navy. As well as the lash. And some other things best left unmentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shining Wrath View Post
    Which means that privateers serve rum in their tea?
    Of course not.
    They serve tea in their rum.
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