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    Nice that these orc want to fix the way they talk. Go Elan! Your'e useful, your'e useful!
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    Elan's illusions: they may seem useless at first, but they always turn out stupendous!
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    Its interesting how sometimes dumb + dumb = bright. Unless elan has leveled his summon plot device skill ....

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    The illusion actually worked. That was great.

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    Being able to make someone unable to move because they're laughing so hard is a rare gift, Giant.
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    I absolutely loved the grammar bit at the end. This is the single greatest source of Lampshade Hanging jokes anywhere.
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    lerky think rich mans latest strip is funny
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    Crongs... heart not in chase anyways... got to love low will saves!
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    gotta love the elan factor in everything :)
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    XD At least Elan's learning some new illusions rather than the Puppies and the female versions of htings...

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    Thog already learn Capitol Letters! This why Thog only half-orc!
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    That's why illusions always ruled.

    If you came up with a good idea for an illusion, you could do anything you wanted.

    If you came up with a bad idea, it still ends up being as good as casting a fireball at that level.

    Love the grammar bit, too.

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    Elan saves the day! Without really trying! Hooray!
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    I'm glad the turtle got away. The grammar bit made me cackle like a loon.
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    "gok look forward to first person pronouns..." LOL.

    I think we've just discovered the 2nd Level Dashing Swordsman class ability- Greater Dumb Luck. Kicks in once per day to turn a bad idea into a party-saving idea. Makes sense with Elan, IMHO.

    First page posting, too!

    Keep up the good work, Rich... and is it just me, or does it seem highly likely that
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    Although it's possible, I doubt the bit about V, though... can't see V allowing himself to be taken hostage, especially not when he has shown a skill for using both the Expeditious Retreat spell and Invisibility to get out of a tight spot. I think it's more likely to be Kazumi.
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    Hmm. I have this slight feeling that Thog's father/mother might come from this island.

    Yeah, get this- Thog's mother was from this island; and the father is none other than Julio Scoundrel.

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    Elan's illusions actually working make me smile.

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    It worked! Amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Drayakir View Post
    Hmm. I have this slight feeling that Thog's father/mother might come from this island.

    Yeah, get this- Thog's mother was from this island; and the father is none other than Julio Scoundrel.
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    I think you should move over to the House of Horros thread in Arts and Crafts... we could use some good suggestions there.
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    What is the deal with the "hostage" not "hostages" thing?

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    Ha, makes me wonder where hinjo's gone then...

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    Awesome comic, Rich.

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    What is the deal with the "hostage" not "hostages" thing?
    The fact that there's a single hostage, instead of many?

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    I appreciated the last few panels of this strip!

    Also, the "hostages" vs. "hostage" would indicate they've only got one person held back. Plural and singular!

    This could be a very educational island! :-)

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    So I'm guessing the orcs are taking Common lessons, and they're actually perfectly fluent in Orcish.

    As far as the illusion working, given that the PCs have the ability to destroy the orcs at will, letting them settle peacefully instead is just good DMing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanth View Post
    I appreciated the last few panels of this strip!

    Also, the "hostages" vs. "hostage" would indicate they've only got one person held back. Plural and singular!

    This could be a very educational island! :-)
    Well, that's enlightening. What I meant to ask was if you guys could grasp some kind of meaning of Elan making this mistake.

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    Elan...is there anything pure dumb luck can't solve?

    Although...what is he referring to in strip #1? They weren't running from anything or using Thor's Lighting, and the chainmail reference isn't until panel 3, after he mentions strip 1. I'm confused...
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    :D

    I'm very happy I decided to stay up tonight. It was definitely worth it. This was one of the funniest strips for awhile.
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    Elan's useful? What's the world coming to?
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    ... The miniature of her certainly makes her look older, but personally I like young Erandis both on the basis that the purge of the line started before she could grow into her full powers, and also because it lets her and Jaela have a vicious catfight sometime.

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