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    Cat fight! Cat fight! Cat fight!

    But seriously, I love the banter. It's almost like having Roy back and smacktalking baddies.

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    On the move again!

    As expected, Haley never suspected a thing about the Cloister.
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    Celia really needs to get the new book ... humans for dummies

    and what happened in Greysky City??
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    gerat, great stuff Rich..once again!
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    Uhm... Celya seems a little off-character, but honestly she never expressed a full 3-d character to be loyal to, before now.
    Anyway, she is clearly NOT a stereotype air-minded creature. Maybe became stone for one hour makes your personality more... concrete?

    In RPG terms, anyway, this comic is the visual definition of "The DM wants you to know that you failed everything. Times to go to the railroad, lad! Train will leave in a few minutes"

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    (Third place in posting aint bad) *Edit: damn...*
    The rail-road-plot is on the road again, hurray!
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    YES! The plot is advancing! Great comic.
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    Issue 531 and OotS is still getting better and better

    So Celia is not a random mayfly, she is really speeding things up. Nice character developemrnt since the first time in the dungeon. I wonder if she becomes a permanent cast member, I think I'd like it.
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    Hmm, you know its interesting that Roy is now in the same position as the audience, so he can act as a commentator. I'm alos suprised we haven't checked in on the bad guys and the paladin subplot yet.

    Interesting Comic!

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    I'm getting fond of Celia. Well, fonder anyway

    I love this comic and the witty banter beetwen Celia and Haley. It's great to see something like that. And three cheers for plot movement!
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    Woo hoo!

    Off to adventure, away from this stuffy old city :P
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    Hurray go Celia!

    It's about time someone shook off the half arsed plan Haley seems so insistent on sticking to. She doesn't want to go find Elan again just in case he's in a cheap pine box. Well tough, the unstoppable train of plot will see to that!

    Nice comic as always.

    I wonder whether Mr Scruffy's going to be happy leaving the city? I'm guessing he was born there, and he doesn't seem the kind of cat to take things quietly.


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    Wow. Celia's bordering on Mary Sue territory there.

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    Ya ever smelled a Cloister spell?

    smells like really old french fries.
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    Very good comic
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    And we are moving! It's been great with all the background info and "where are they now," but it's time to get this show on the road!

    I wonder if they will take anyone from the Resistance along... They are a tad light on muscle. Belkar kicks major rear end, but up till Roy's death and Durkon's departire it's been a two-three man front line. Now it's only the Belkster. Even Belkar could use a little back up, or at least someone to help him avoid flanking.

    Of course, now that Haley is moving out of the city, will the story-line switch back to Elan and Co?
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    Celia definitely seems to have the "outsider perspective" (no pun intended) of not being to close to the events to make a rational call about them. She's not hung up on the fact that they let the city fall or anything.

    I think this is the first time we've ever seen Celia and Haley have a conversation. Haley was crypto-mute last time Celia was around. It's been my experience that many women act differently when only other women are in the room than when men are around (especially men they are attracted to, as in the case of Roy). This may just be a side of Celia that we haven't seen before because we haven't seen her in this situation.
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    Looks like they have a long trip before them, with Roy as 'baggage'...
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    Oh gods, I've just been reminded how much I hate having the blanket pulled off while sleeping. It's the worst way to wake someone up. Were I Haley, Celia would've received a boot to the face.

    Adventure ahoy! It'll be good to see some action soon and get away from these dialogue-centric strips. Hooray!

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    I didn't care much for the punch, but at least we can be damn sure no one will refer to this as a filler strip...

    OR WILL THEY?! (Dun dun dunnh!)

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    The Azure City half of the party needed a balls transplant pretty badly. But getting it from... Celia???
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    It's a filler strip.

    No, ok, joking. Stop hitting, please. Really. Can't you at least aim higher, won't you? I'd like to have children, in a future

    and now, let's go to see the city that Elan built for the refugees fleet...

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    PERFECT! :D :D :D

    I personally think part of the reason Haley has stayed put is a "proof" thing. She didn't know about the Cloister, so she assumed Vaarsuvius could locate them and that the others would come looking. I think there was a bit of her brain that needed some more proof that Elan cares for her and was stubbornly going "No, I'm not going looking for him, he has to come to me!"

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    Indeed, it'll be nice to get moving, and we can pretty much guarantee that V will find them soon what with all the searching spells s/he's been casting. But I'm still saddened that no one has had a close enough connection with Roy to see him yet. I was sure it would be Belkar and the MoJ - but obviously not. (Maybe if Roy said the word to activate it, mind?) Oh well, we might meet Julia in Cliffport and find out if that works...

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    As always, awesome!
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    This one was actually funny, I was starting to worry about this comic.
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    belkar outside the city?
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    One wonders when Celia will take the time to consider what humans are not capable of else. The thing with the electrical energy might have rung a bell, but really, she's bright, she should see that humans and magic do not go hand in hand as is the case for herself.

    Other than that - oops. Got lectured, Haley, didn't she? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesch View Post
    and what happened in Greysky City??
    I'm guessing it's where Haley was a member of the Thieves' Guild in "On the Origin of PCs", although it doesn't make it obvious it is.

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