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    Let us have a decisive fulfillment to Belkar's prophecy!

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    Nice thinking on Haley's part.
    Didn't get the joke in the last panel though...

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    Excellent comic Giant. I completely forgot the Oracle could help.
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    Wait, wait, wait. How does Haley remember the cleric, with the memory spell over the valley?

    (And it's 564.)
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    Now where have I seen that mouth before...

    Oh yeah! http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0324.html

    We're off to see the Oracle, the wonderful Oracle of Tiamat!
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    Technically, it's #564, not #464.

    Anyway, one wonders if the amnesia field surrounding the valley is going to affect them again somehow....

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    shouldn't it be 564? But other than that, great comic, much needed after my day of no good car issues, now i need a horse and cart :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    Wait, wait, wait. How does Haley remember the cleric, with the memory spell over the valley?

    (And it's 564.)
    Well, she remembers there is an oracle because she knew what she was going in to find the first time. Now, as far as DETAILS, prolly not. So Oracle? Check. Kobold? Not so much.
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    The Oracle is a cleric? I thought he was just a vessel for Tiamat's will or something.

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    back to the oracle now? excellent! this looks to be interesting. i wonder if they'll pass the "all you can eat" hydra buffet, and the other tests. (maybe there are new ones?) but mostly the interaction with the oracle intrigues... perhaps new prphecies as well? and will roy be raised allready?

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    fine one, giant.
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    Why? Why, oh why, can't you solve any problem with a cracker?

    Ooooohhhh.... they could really have thought of that earlier, blame on you Haley. (just a joke... I would never have thought of that^^)

    Also, good to see Celia again... i was begining to wonder where she'd be... but of course, vegetarian.

    And I have to admit... I really love this oracle^^

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    Are we going to get Roy back soon, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    Wait, wait, wait. How does Haley remember the cleric, with the memory spell over the valley?

    (And it's 564.)
    I'm wondering that myself. How does she remember that the Oracle is a cleric?

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    is it just me or did that magic mouth keep speaking since they where there last?
    of to see the oracle, the vyre wonderful oracle. however now that roy isen't here... ... who is going to stop belkar from killing him(the oracle that is)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwin Weber View Post
    I'm wondering that myself. How does she remember that the Oracle is a cleric?
    The primary definition of Oracle is one through whom a deity speaks. Cleric is kinda implied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corwin Weber View Post
    I'm wondering that myself. How does she remember that the Oracle is a cleric?
    She may be just assuming. Remember, everyone filled in the details of the trip with their own image of what the oracle looked like. To Haley, oracle = cleric.
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    Now that's some nice lateral thinking right there.

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    Too bad the Oracle is such a mizerly little so and so.


    Still, this lets us get more wiseacre comments from him, so I await it with breathless anticipation.
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    Not the Oracle. This guy.
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    Yeah was trying to figure out what they meant.

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    I need coffee (and crackers). I thought she was going to look the donkey pulling the cart in the mouth...
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    Hmm... I'm remembering Belkar's prophecy right now...

    Dun dun DUN!!!

    Perhaps Haley finds out the Oracle isn't really a cleric, or if he is he won't or can't help them, and Belkar kills him in response, resulting in more Celia-Haley-Belkar tension... until they leave the valley?


    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    Not the Oracle. This guy.
    No, they wouldn't remember that guy. Memory charm, remember?

    I was going to say it was interesting that Haley would remember the Oracle from the "gift horse in the mouth" prophecy, implying that prophecy was being fulfilled NOW, when we all thought she had asked how she would get her voice back. Until I noticed what reminded her of that prophecy. Until that point, this strip seemed somewhat disjointed. I honestly did not notice that line until it was pointed out below and I still took some time to notice it, thanks to being off to the side and dwarfed by Haley's line in the same panel.
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    Heh. This should be interesting. I too wonder if Belkar's prophecy will come true here....
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    Did not see that one coming I must say, though as soon as I read Belkar's parrot line I knew something was up. Nice twist. Of course, this could be the definitive fulfilling of Belkar's prophecy if he causes the Oracle's death somehow. But we shall see.

    I also like comics like this were the vicious side of Belkar's personality does not shine through so much. Makes him seem more like a person, albeit still callous and shallow.

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    Ooh, Oracle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    Not the Oracle. This guy.
    She shouldn't remember him/it though, right?

    Anyway, if it is the Oracle Haley is thinking of, and if the card game is showing the same character on one of the cards, then

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    the Oracle is a Shaman. Does anyone remember if Shamans (if that is actually a PC class) get ressurection magic or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Wick View Post
    No, they wouldn't remember that guy. Memory charm, remember?
    Um, yes. That was exactly my point.
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    poor kobold, we know how belkar and him get along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Wick View Post
    I was going to say it was interesting that Haley would remember the Oracle from the "gift horse in the mouth" prophecy.....
    That is a great point. That cinches it for me: Haley is definitely thinking of the Oracle.

    Haley Logic Train:
    • Belkar says "don't look a gift parrot in the beak".
    • That phrase reminds Haley of the last time she remembered hearing it (from the mouth of the Oracle).
    • Oracle = Cleric.
    • Let's cut a huge swath of time and shake down visit the Oracle again.


    I doff my virtual cap to you, sir.
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