Originally Posted by WampaX
I did have a very minor choice, too.
I gave Rich three choices, since I wanted to make sure there were alternatives if there was overlap in the selections.
The Evil Adventuring Party from 497
. Really, how do you begin to fathom that raiding a heaven for xp is a good idea? And your cleric can cast Plane Shift but gets killed in one hit? And did the Drow survive (we never see her again)?
Also had a Grimm Stick Tale suggestion, but with all the alternative tale PDFs being generated, I'm happy it wasn't chosen.
Therkla was the primary suggestion and I'm super happy with that selection.
Well, as mentioned in the very next comic
, Horace one-shotted the evil cleric using the sword feat that he later teaches Roy. It's implied in comic 600
that the feat is specifically designed to counter spellcasters, so I'd presume there's some bonus damage. Horace is likely higher level than Roy was at the time (over 12th level) and 9th is the minimum for a cleric to cast Plane Shift. So Horace may have at least
three levels on the cleric, probably several more.
I'd always just assumed that it was an evil adventuring party trying Plane shift out for the first time (given that the fighter was ignorant of what happened if he killed Roy) and simply bit off more than they could chew. Just because you can
plane shift doesn't mean it's a good idea.