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    Default OOTS #265 - The Discussion Thread

    New comic is up.

    So far, we seem to have normal lag, not the insane-no-one-can-access-the-site-at-all lag that we had on Friday. Here's hoping it stays that way.
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    Priceless.

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    *laughs and laughs and laughs*

    One of the funniest ones I've read.

    PS: I don't suppose there's a OOTS shadow avatar thingy around anywhere at all? Normal, fiend, anything ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant
    New comic is up.

    So far, we seem to have normal lag, not the insane-no-one-can-access-the-site-at-all lag that we had on Friday. Here's hoping it stays that way.

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    I suppose this could be taken as a shout-out to all the "Not all paladins are like that!" discussion we saw a while back, during the endless speculation on Miko's inner state.

    I wonder which kind of Paladin Lord Shojo will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pester
    I suppose this could be taken as a shout-out to all the "Not all paladins are like that!" discussion we saw a while back, during the endless speculation on Miko's inner state.

    I wonder which kind of Paladin Lord Shojo will be.
    Well, given that Lord Shojo is the one who sends her on the long, long far away missions, it's probably reasonable to argue that he finds her as annoying as Hinjo and presumably the others do.

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    So is that smeared blood? Nice.

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    Yes who new Belkar had such talent.




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    is belkar available to do murals? ;D
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    This was really unexpected ;D Great work Rich! Now im dying to know just what kind of guy this Lord Shojo is

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    Personally I got a bit of a sinking feeling in my gut seeing that mural. One thing is getting hints that Belkar is psychotic - another is getting it like this.

    Very good comic.
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    Actually I'm impressed Belkar was able to write so legibly while using his ring of jumping. Even standing on the (deceased) guard he couldn't have reached that high ;)
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    Excellent story, Giant. Already can't wait for the next strip. :D

    Though, I seemed to experience heavy lag, so I couldn't even log on all of friday. But then again I live in Denmark (GMT+1), so time's relative. ;)
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    Yay! Did not notice any particular lag this time 'round. Well at least not the horrendous lag that was happening last week.

    On another note, so let me get this straight: Miko is a paladin. Hinjo is a paladin. Miko has "stick up my butt" as a class feature, but Hinjo is a pretty amusing guy. Does this mean that he needs to gain a few more levels to get that particular class feature? ;D

    I guess we know now that Belkar took some of those skill ranks he forgot to put into ranger skills towards Craft (Psychotic murals), hey?
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    Ohoh, I'm normally CG, but I hope Belkar has a very good plan. The dumbness to keep a dangerous psychotic in a dark pit must be punished. ;D

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    I have said it before, and will say it again.

    Belkar is my absolute hero.

    I usually play NG with lawful tendancies*, but Belkar tempts me to make a CE character.


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    I think Belkar making a mural on the wall out of the blood of his slaugtered foe, taunting his captor to chase him down definitely counts as a use of his "Craft Disturbing Mental Image" feat :)

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    But that's dumb. Paladins are immune against fear. So it's only a provocation.... and hopefully part of his eeeeevil masterplan. ;)

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    *Snickers* Outstanding strip Giant...
    Gotta love that Belkar and his bizzare behaviour..!

    I get the felling that Miko is about to be drawn in to a nightmare.. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirin
    I think Belkar making a mural on the wall out of the blood of his slaugtered foe, taunting his captor to chase him down definitely counts as a use of his "Craft Disturbing Mental Image" feat :)
    More like "craft disturbing physical image".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter_Wolf
    On another note, so let me get this straight: Miko is a paladin. Hinjo is a paladin. Miko has "stick up my butt" as a class feature, but Hinjo is a pretty amusing guy. Does this mean that he needs to gain a few more levels to get that particular class feature? ;D
    I think Miko used some kind of sostitution levels for that..
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    To paraphrase the bard (not Elan), who would have thought the poor guy had so much blood in him?
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    The problem is Belkar is wounded, unfamiliar with his surroundings and only armed with what he has at hand (ie: looted from the dead guard).

    Sadly, Miko will probably kill him when she tracks him down in a fair fight... Of course, there's no way Belkar is going to allow a fair fight!

    I'm sure he has some cunningly evil plan devised to turn Miko into an ex-paladin. As Miko said in an earlier strip "this will be the greatest test to my alignment yet".

    And she knows not the awesome sadism of Belkar! ;D
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    "What the hell d'you call that?"

    "I call it blood, detective. I s'ppose you'll write it up as... graffiti."

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    Oh, Belkar. What have you done?
    In seriousness, the way things are shaping up, I fear there's an excellent chance at least one of them is going to end up dead. And possibly so badly dismembered as to preclude all efforts at resurrection.
    Can Miko see the body from there?
    Does Belkar actually have a plan? The thought by itself is frightening. He probably won't otherwise stand a chance.

    "Let's just say there's a reason Miko gets picked for long missions. In foreign countries. Which keep her away from home for months at a time."
    I suppose that goes some way to justify the OotS' reaction. On the other hand, it's kinda sad.

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    Judging from the long slash across the dead guard's abdomen, it's clear Belkar got a +2 circumstance bonus from using human kidneys as a paintbrush.

    [edit again] Having just read Giant's statement in the Spoiler thread, I'm deleting this speculation.
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    Whadya wanna bet Belkar is actually hiding just inside the entrance to the pit, waiting for Miko to go on a wild-kidney chase?
    Could be...Could not..

    But i think the chances are quite small since they properly made their spot check or somthing..
    I mean i WOULD be pretty stupid not to check the cell first...
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    Wow, that's quite a chamber of horrors Belkar's set up, solitary confinement must have made him go a bit wrong in the head (well, wrong-er, and only a tiny bit). Well, unless its just red pen again. Please tell me its just red pen again.

    minor prediction: will this be setting up for another #63 incident? If so who's head will be turned into a hat this time?
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    W00t! go Belkar!

    (has anyone noticed yet that my posts usually consist of "w00t, go 'name'!", in an attempt to boost my post #? )
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    (edit) On second thought, I should confine all my speculation to the speculation thread, just-in-case.

    I wonder what Belkar has up his sleeve?
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