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    Good one !!
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    Have to say, did not expect a new one at this hour.

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    It never occurred to me the strange light in the sky was the rift. I assumed it was the Cloister.

    However I'm a bit perplexed. There didn't seem to be much of a joke and I'm not sure I understood what happened.
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    This week's OoS isn't bad. It's hard to find a comic that will advance the plot and use good hunor. It's nice that there was a subtle reference to waterboarding.

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    Redcloak and his "ken" are confirmed to be my heroes. Keep up the good work!
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    Fair enough I guess. The plot must be advanced.
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    You chance taker you.

    Nice comic, liked the pale effect thingy.

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    yeah, the waterbording reference is, well, let's say well done.


    It never occurred to me the strange light in the sky was the rift. I assumed it was the Cloister.
    to me neither ...

    good job, looking forward to the next comic though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Wolf View Post
    However I'm a bit perplexed. There didn't seem to be much of a joke and I'm not sure I understood what happened.
    This is likely the start of a scene involving Redcloak torturing/interrogating/debating with O-Chul; this strip simply sets the scene and dispenses some information about the rift (that it's been growing and is still growing, albeit slower).

    Note that in the big panel, there is a tower with a bunch of figures on it on the other side of the rift. My money says that next strip, Redcloak threatens to throw a human into the rift for every time O-Chul lies to him.
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    Nice one...there's not been anywhere near enough Redcloak in recent strips!


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    Interesting, Interesting... I didn't know Cloaky and Pals had such a low chance of harnessing the universe.
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    What is he trying to do?
    I still don't see how this is supposed to convince him to give up the location of the next gate.

    A very dark comic, this one. It really sets the dark atmosphere that the story seems to have taken.

    I think I like this new direction.

    Edit: I also like the purple shading of the entire comic, showing the large amount of light emanating from the rift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPoD View Post
    This is likely the start of a scene involving Redcloak torturing/interrogating/debating with O-Chul; this strip simply sets the scene and dispenses some information about the rift (that it's been growing and is still growing, albeit slower).

    Note that in the big panel, there is a tower with a bunch of figures on it on the other side of the rift. My money says that next strip, Redcloak threatens to throw a human into the rift for every time O-Chul lies to him.
    I was wondering about the significance of that tower in this comic. And I hadn't thought about that possibility.
    And I think it might work.
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    I was expecting a really bad pun when I saw the title, to be honest.

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    I love it.

    For some reason, it really fleshes out the insanity of the bad guys to show their behavior on the precipice of utter annihilation.

    Or maybe it's just how the light makes redcloak's eyes seem so much more asymmetrical than normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Wolf View Post
    It never occurred to me the strange light in the sky was the rift. I assumed it was the Cloister.
    Me too - I assumed that was the visible effect of that summoning 'leak' of the cloister-spell
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    New comic is up.
    Ha-ha-ha!

    Hold on... looks like Redcloak's lost a tad of his greenness...


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    Looks like Miko keeps giving and giving.

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    Well, at least you can say the end of the world looks pretty... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPoD View Post

    Note that in the big panel, there is a tower with a bunch of figures on it on the other side of the rift. My money says that next strip, Redcloak threatens to throw a human into the rift for every time O-Chul lies to him.
    Paladin. O-chul won't lie (though he may be evasive or withhold the truth).

    Even if he was willing to go beige, there's always the pesky 'zone of truth'.

    I don't quite get Redcloak's closing comment. Is he saying he wants all humans to be killed?

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    Yay, Redcloak gets to be evil for once without Xykon showing him up.
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    "Is it Thursday already?"


    Anyways, at least both Redcloak and O-chul have put their cards on the table for the extended gambling metaphor.
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    Looks like Redcloak is trying to convince O-Chul that helping them take over the next gate is the lesser of two evils.

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    Hi Rich,
    Another Ace. Love it.

    Already waiting for more... (gawd I sound selfish)

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    Interesting, some definite story progression here and finally someone Redcloak can talk to in a normal way.
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    Annoyingly, I was so distracted by the fact that Redcloak looked weird, I couldn't concentrate on the strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post
    I don't quite get Redcloak's closing comment. Is he saying he wants all humans to be killed?
    So much for naive theories that what Redcloak's god wants is simply equality on foot with the PC races. His idea of fairness is to turn goblinkind into the dominant race and exterminate anyone who objects, and is willing to risk destroying the whole world to get his way.
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    Yep, Redcloak isn't making any progress.

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    An interesting group of people to be weakening the fabric of the universe, methinks.
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    I'm suprised O'chul used a word like "ken". I'm only heard Scots say it and that's not the accent I give him.

    Unless he got cut off during a longer word.
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