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    I laughed, then I laughed some more.

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    What a perfect time to randomly hit the latest comic button. Great as always!

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    ah yes the joys of cantrips. "copy that tower five" i lol'd

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    Nice one ^^ Although the resistance will be long gone before the gobs arrive, anyways...
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    First time it updates while I am (s)trolling around the forum, nice!

    NOW, that's intelligent warfare! I still wait to see a DM that makes the NPC actually act INTELLIGENT like this about their capabilities/organisation.

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    Nice tricks, the 'red arrow'-dancing lights. Used that one myself once, too.
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    I wonder why that's the first time they ran into that in three months...

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    Poor Haley.

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    Wonderful - Dancing Lights!

    I see them a lot.. but, whatever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Zordrath View Post
    Nice one ^^ Although the resistance will be long gone before the gobs arrive, anyways...
    I think Haley's more worried about Xykon/Redcloak/Tsukiko/MitD teleporting in than she is about more hobgoblin soldiers.
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    Heheh. Smart NPC's make me happy

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    Wow! looks like the palidin is a little over zealous. interesting names also
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    A great use of a 0 level spell IMO.

    Good jokes as always. Keep 'em coming Giant !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Zordrath View Post
    Nice one ^^ Although the resistance will be long gone before the gobs arrive, anyways...
    Well, I would assume that if they have gone this far with their organisation and preparation, that it would have occurred to the Hobgoblins (and more importantly, to their leaders) to come up with a system to allow swift response... Locally stationed squads, flying zombified types, etc. Hobgoblins ARE Lawful after all...

    Ganurath, maybe it's just taken this long for one particular resistance group to be a sufficient pain.
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    That is using well a 0 lvl spell
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    ...and tension rises

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    Is Haley going to be hostage for a second time? This Star Warshiness makes me suspect that.

    EDIT: good thing they don't have Belkar&Roy's body with them cause it's all Xykon would need


    EDIT: Haley has got named characters with her. Atleast that's good thing.
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    I've always had a bit of a soft spot for cantrips. They just don't get enough love.

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    Oh, and super-kudos for the title: one automatically assumes that it's all about Haley's gang...and then it hits you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hart av Srednak View Post
    ...and tension rises
    She's a rogue... and a high level one at that. She could get away, no problem.

    It's her compatriots that are in deep doo-doo. That little cantrip is going to have the hobgoblins lock down the area and start an intensive search...
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    Haley's getting some great lines along with her new armour. Also, I hope Browncloak survives. He deserves his own fanclub. Clearly, Redcloak's been training his people well.

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    It's been too long since Haley was allowed to let the clever dialogue fly. This whole strip is perhaps the most light-hearted for ages, probably because it's knee deep in action.
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    I think I know what Haley's next orders will be:

    "RUN FOR YOUR LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE!"
    "Reach down into your heart and you'll find many reasons to fight. Survival. Honor. Glory. But what about those who feel it's their duty to protect the innocent? There you'll find a warrior savage enough to match any dragon, and in the end, they'll retain what the others won't. Their humanity."

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    I think I speak for everyone when I say: DUN DUN DUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPoD View Post
    I think Haley's more worried about Xykon/Redcloak/Tsukiko/MitD teleporting in than she is about more hobgoblin soldiers.
    Well, Xykon wouldn't bother anyway (he neither cares about the hobgoblins nor about Azure City, so why about a resistance against said goblins? It's not like they could harm HIM) and MitD wouldn't teleport in even if he could because he'd be too busy looking at them flashy lights. Also, I don't think Redcloak would, being Supreme Leader - you don't bother the supreme leader for a few rebels.

    And I think Haley could take Tsukiko, though I might be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reorith View Post
    ah yes the joys of cantrips. "copy that tower five" i lol'd
    Cantrips are arcane, divine is orisons.

    I really doubt Browncloak is going to live to see the day through, unless the hobgoblins are packing orbital bombardment heat, such as Tsukiko using Fly, Dimension Door, and Flame Strike to open up the fight.

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    Haley should be fine - but with her heart of gold, she may well try to save the slaves and her gang, thus exposing her to possible capture by Tsukiko...

    Oh, and another nice point is that she says that the good news is that she doesn't have to think up a second part to the good news-bad news joke, thus creating a rather nice meta-joke since it isn't the second half of the original joke and yet still completes it for her and the readers...

    Do like our little Haley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganurath View Post
    I really doubt Browncloak is going to live to see the day through, unless the hobgoblins are packing orbital bombardment heat, such as Tsukiko using Fly, Dimension Door, and Flame Strike to open up the fight.
    He knows it. That's why he didn't bother attacking. His one round was best spent sounding the alarm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Zordrath View Post
    And I think Haley could take Tsukiko, though I might be wrong.
    Now there's an interesting idea. I fully predict a duel to the death between these two.

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