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    I've gotta admit, the bit about the Basilisk reeks of badassery.

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    I'm glad Redcloak is there. Think of all the chaos there would be if he wasn't.
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    I'd go for trident and net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzeralisis View Post
    I'm glad Redcloak is there. Think of all the chaos there would be if he wasn't.
    But then Haley would have been able to chase Xykon out already.

    Also, Undead Warriors for the WIN!
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    Can't blame Xykon for being bored, he already spends 8 hours a day doing absolutely nothing to get his spells back. Great comic.
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    And here I thought it would be a giant or dragon he'd face since they are not animals, aberrations or magical beasts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Addict View Post
    I'd go for trident and net.
    Normally that guy would usually win, but he had the luxury of fighting an opponent who could get tired.


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    Bonus points for the Office Space line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitzeralisis View Post
    I'm glad Redcloak is there. Think of all the chaos there would be if he wasn't.
    Indeed, he is the voice of reason amongst raving lunatics.

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    Usual Torture Regimen? Acid Tanks and Acid Sharks, Two dozen rabid dire wallabies and a Basilisk? And now an undead to match his own skill?
    O'Chul must be power leveling at lightspeed.

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    Jesus, Moses, and Muhammad, how many jokes did you stuff in there Giant? I laughed a good half-dozen times on my first read-through, and I'm certain there's several that I missed. This one is truly epic!
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    I'll definitely take O'Chul over any undead creation Tsukiko is capable of.

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    Does anyone get the demon cockroach's line in the second to last panel?

    All I can think of is that its a reference to Eberron, which has both lightning-powered trains and dinosaur-riding halflings.
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    Wow. I respected O-Chul before, but his badassery just went up tenfold.
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    Frankly, I'm not surprised in the least. Except that Redcloak still thinks he can get info out of O-chul. (And yes, O's probably not keen on returning if he snuffs it.)
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    "He never blinked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpenguin View Post
    Does anyone get the demon cockroach's line in the second to last panel?

    All I can think of is that its a reference to Eberron, which has both lightning-powered trains and dinosaur-riding halflings.
    I thought he was poking fun at how Redcloak was ruining their good time as old people often do. So in my mind the roach called him a dinosaur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monation View Post
    Usual Torture Regimen? Acid Tanks and Acid Sharks, Two dozen rabid dire wallabies and a Basilisk? And now an undead to match his own skill?
    O'Chul must be power leveling at lightspeed.
    Not a problem, really. No matter how many levels he gets, he won't be able to do much of anything without getting some equipment- even if he starts leveling in something that can operate naked (Incarnum? Sorcerer with Eschew Materials as his first feat?) he'll only have low level abilities in that class. At best, that would let him kill a few more hobgoblin guards with each amusement cycle, which is something Xykon manifestly doesn't care about.

    And then there's the fact that he's imprisoned by people who have bunches and bunches of undead at their command, including known level-drainers like wights. They can shave excess levels off O-chul any time they want; just keep touching him until he flubs enough saves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristoss View Post
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    by the way whats with the "dinosuors hate being late" comment?
    Probably a response to Redcloak's reference of 'Magic Technology' comment.
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    Redcloak's intelligence has dropped a few points in my mind. Honestly, how could he not have seen that coming? "animal, magical beast, or aberration" Jeez, even I saw that coming.

    Still, great comic. "Surprise me". Nice.

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    Not a problem, really. No matter how many levels he gets, he won't be able to do much of anything without getting some equipment- even if he starts leveling in something that can operate naked (Incarnum? Sorcerer with Eschew Materials as his first feat?) he'll only have low level abilities in that class. At best, that would let him kill a few more hobgoblin guards with each amusement cycle, which is something Xykon manifestly doesn't care about.

    And then there's the fact that he's imprisoned by people who have bunches and bunches of undead at their command, including known level-drainers like wights. They can shave excess levels off O-chul any time they want; just keep touching him until he flubs enough saves.
    Nah, a single feat (Improved Unarmed Strike) would go a long way to being able to do things. Besides, the first level 1-hobgoblin he smites will leave him with a good weapon.

    The undead are a good point, though. Let's hope that Zykon doesn't do that. After all, it would make his entertainment less entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpenguin View Post
    Does anyone get the demon cockroach's line in the second to last panel?

    All I can think of is that its a reference to Eberron, which has both lightning-powered trains and dinosaur-riding halflings.
    I was thinking Jurassic Park, dinosaurs and cars that run on electricity. Oh well, I laughed either way.

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    MitD "Hey that's my line." hehehe

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    Wow.. I am speechless..... awesome Giant!
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    Good.

    Oh, for frackssake, O-chul, just die already. You're not doing anyone any favours, except possibly Xykon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosajtpno View Post
    Redcloak's intelligence has dropped a few points in my mind. Honestly, how could he not have seen that coming? "animal, magical beast, or aberration" Jeez, even I saw that coming.

    Still, great comic. "Surprise me". Nice.

    I believe Redcloak just wanted to be done with the conversation (and Xykon) as soon as possible. And he's good too much strategery to be concerned with to pick up on exclusions and semantics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyckspoon View Post
    And then there's the fact that he's imprisoned by people who have bunches and bunches of undead at their command, including known level-drainers like wights. They can shave excess levels off O-chul any time they want; just keep touching him until he flubs enough saves.
    True, but I can't really see that happening. Higher level Paladin victim means more ridiculous traps you can put him through. Xykon's conversation with Roy already indicated he's not afraid of high level heroes.

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    Bonus points for the Office Space line.
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    Bonus points for the Office Space line.
    Ninja'ed! That was my first laugh out loud moment in this strip!

    Mad props to O'Chul. Can he join my party? ;-)
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    I'm really starting to like the gal in black.

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