View Full Version : Can someone please explain comic #10?

2006-12-22, 07:18 PM
I've read through comic #10 several times now, and I still have absolutely no idea what happened. Please, someone, enlighten me!

2006-12-22, 07:39 PM
A Twoll and three uncroaked (undead) troops came to the end of their turn in a field. Because this world is based on turn based strategy games, characters who end a turn can't move again until the beginning of their next turn, so they stayed in the field, even though the Twoll complained about feeling they were in a dangerous position.

Jillian and her Gwiffon swooped down, and the Gwiffon ate a uncroaked soldier. The Twoll was confused by what had happened. Did he suddenly have one less undead follower than before? Since he knew he could count to three, he knew he should be able to figure this out. He started to count the undead troops, but before he could realize that he now had only two uncroaked troops, instead of three, Jillian's Gwiffon swooped down a second time, and ate him. Jilian's Owlies attacked and killed the other two uncroaked troops.

Jillian then used her magic hat to report what she was doing to Prince Anson. The hat teleported the note she'd written to Anson.

When Anson learned from the note that Jillian was disobeying his orders, and attacking the enemy, he instructed another of his subordinates to take a group of cloth golems, and other heavies, and catch up with Jillian. Anson knows Jillian may need to be rescued.

The Demented One
2006-12-22, 07:40 PM
Jill attacked Bogroll and some zombies with her gwiffon and the orlies. She sent a report back to Ansom with the magic hat. Ansom sent out a regiment of cloth golems and suchlike to serve, nominally, as ground reinforcements.

2006-12-22, 08:25 PM
It took me a while to figure out that the gwiffon was eating people and that white stuff was twoll guts...

2006-12-22, 08:26 PM
It wasn't Bogroll. Bogroll doesn't have any facial hair, and he looks much less serious.

And the white stuff is the Gwiffon's gaping maw.

2006-12-22, 08:40 PM
It wasn't Bogroll. Bogroll doesn't have any facial hair, and he looks much less serious.Not to mention that Bogroll only has one eye in the middle of his head.

And the white stuff is the Gwiffon's gaping maw.I saw it as marshmallow goo streaming from it's beak. It is a marshmallow "peep" afterall

2006-12-23, 06:07 AM
Thanks for the explanations.

2006-12-23, 07:48 AM
Bogroll is Garrison class, which most likely means his job is to guard Lord Stanley's capital. So he's not going anywhere. Besides, he's a natural henchman, the very idea of him leading other units is ridiculous.

2006-12-23, 07:49 PM

Then again, a Twoll who can barely count to 3 probably wasn't leading those uncroaked either. They were just assigned to move to another location, for some reason or other. Maybe a general patrol.

What I have to wonder, though, is why uncroaked are abbreviated as 'INF'.

2006-12-23, 07:56 PM
Infantry. That's their particular fighting class, not their actual unit class, I'm thinking.

2006-12-25, 02:43 AM
Don't forget, this comic's humor is part word game, too! Notice the magic words that operate the hat of sending:

- "Hoffa," which causes the message to disappear, is a reference to Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared in 1975 and has never been found.

- "Livingstone," which causes the message to reappear at the other hat, is a reference to African explorer Dr. David Livingstone, who was thought lost until an expedition led by - as if to add another layer of irony to an already complex joke - Henry Stanley relocated him.

That's the kind of humor that keeps us guessing! :smallconfused:

2006-12-25, 03:52 AM

Infantry! That makes sense.

2006-12-25, 11:33 AM
Oh, ugh. Wikipedia says it's Livingstone. I'll fix it in the comic. :smallannoyed:

2007-01-02, 10:56 PM

You've got to be kidding me... The writer makes a joke THAT deep, and all you can do is quibble with him over spelling? Sheesh.

You people KILL me. :smallmad:

2007-01-03, 02:12 AM
It's not a quibble, he's merely helping the author by pointing out a minor issue. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a perfect spontaneous joke.

2007-01-03, 05:52 AM
Oh, ugh. Wikipedia says it's Livingstone. I'll fix it in the comic.

Wikipedia appears to be right. A Google search (for "David Livingston") yields far more results for "Livingstone" than for "Livingston". I've always seen it spelled with an "e".