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    Liked this one
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    I am placing this into my extended signature(with the above spelling corrections. (slilverfish -> silverfish, ladybird ->ladybug).
    You're leaving "rouge" as it is, then?
    Of course. This party exists only to improve the skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay R View Post
    Of course. This party exists only to improve the skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DracoDei View Post
    I am placing this into my extended signature(with the above spelling corrections. (slilverfish -> silverfish, ladybird ->ladybug).
    The latter isn't a correction, just a variation. "Ladybug" and "ladybird" are equally correct names for the same beetle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucat View Post
    You're only saying that because my kid told you to.
    Nah.

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    And yet the father of the REAL leader considers him to be a huge disappointment. Can't say I blame Eugene, though.
    Bah, as if he did any better during his heyday. It's ironic though, sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hewhosaysfish View Post
    1) Pour a small amount of gold dust in your left ear
    2) Build a tiny miniature tavern under your right foot
    3) All the lice are killed by an adventuring party made up of an earwig wizard, a slilverfish rouge, a ladybird fighter and a weevil cleric.
    Wouldn't there be a conflict of alignments here? Ladybirds are typically Good but that cleric is obviously weEvil.

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    I'm liking the interesting parallels between Ian and Tarquin. Both seem enamored with their children and refuse to believe that they are anything but the main character. Despite this they remain on opposite sides of the alignment spectrum. Just some fun food for thought that I picked up on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    Wouldn't there be a conflict of alignments here? Ladybirds are typically Good but that cleric is obviously weEvil.
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    I hope this is a one-off strip, and that Ian doesn't actually end up thinking Haley is the leader. Too many plot points have revolved around most characters being seemingly unable to simply say what they're trying to say without getting interrupted.
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    Ian is likely to realize after this that Roy needs to think Roy is the leader, anyway.

    Whether he'll ever believe Haley isn't secretly the most influential member of the Order...well, are you certain Haley believes that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kish View Post
    Ian is likely to realize after this that Roy needs to think Roy is the leader, anyway.

    Whether he'll ever believe Haley isn't secretly the most influential member of the Order...well, are you certain Haley believes that?
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0129.html

    I doupt she believes shes not the most influential member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    Wouldn't there be a conflict of alignments here? Ladybirds are typically Good but that cleric is obviously weEvil.
    Yeah, but look how tiny the cleric is. Her brother at the next table, who didn't join the party, is like three times her size.

    So clearly the cleric is the lesser of two weevils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Gene Ray View Post
    And yet the father of the REAL leader considers him to be a huge disappointment. Can't say I blame Eugene, though.
    But his mom doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucat View Post
    Yeah, but look how tiny the cleric is. Her brother at the next table, who didn't join the party, is like three times her size.

    So clearly the cleric is the lesser of two weevils.
    The brother was spying, reporting all conversation to an unnamed secret agency.

    That is to say, the tavern was bugged.
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    I hope the team never runs into Mr Scruffy. He can Smite Weevil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerlis View Post
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0129.html

    I doupt she believes shes not the most influential member.
    I'm not sure I believe it, either. There's that incident, and also when the party was being formed she
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    got herself the second in command position which gave her extra treasure but no extra responsibility,
    at least until Roy died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    KITTEN!?! Is that Haley's pet name!?! SQUEEEEE!!! I want more!

    And now I'm totally thinking of Haley as a Tabby Catgirl!

    More exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hewhosaysfish View Post
    1) Pour a small amount of gold dust in your left ear
    2) Build a tiny miniature tavern under your right foot
    3) All the lice are killed by an adventuring party made up of an earwig wizard, a slilverfish rouge, a ladybird fighter and a weevil cleric.
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    This made me happy to read. :-) Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locnil View Post
    Hang on, where was it stated that Roy had 18 INT? I don't own any of the books, yet, so it would be good to know.
    Nah, it's less. In #31, Vaarsuvius is angry that the Mind Flayer goes for Roy instead of V because V has "a delectable 18 Intelligence!" which implies that Roy's is less than that, but he has a higher aggregate mental attribute score than V. (I would venture to guess that Roy is slightly Wiser than V and much more Charismatic.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmuel View Post
    The latter isn't a correction, just a variation. "Ladybug" and "ladybird" are equally correct names for the same beetle.
    Of course, the variation is dialectical - ladybug is primarily used in the US. The OED cites ladybug from 1699, and ladybird from a few years earlier, 1674.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    I hope the team never runs into Mr Scruffy. He can Smite Weevil!
    If Mr. Scruffy is a Paladin ( possibly of the Legion of Lions ), he may be hunting the warlock Kao, who is a very rare crossbreed of a Weevil and a Tick. Paladins innately dislike Kao, Tick/Weevil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_C. View Post
    Seeing as when Haley left the city there were assassins involved, no, that likely was not a safe option.
    What are you talking about? When Haley left the first time in Origins she was allowed to leave so long as she never came back. Ian could have just done that with Haley and never returned. Find somewhere safe to live to raise a little girl.

    Haley wasn't a direct challenge to the guild master's authority, just a very good rogue. Ian was, and even in exile would have been a figurehead to rally around against the actually guild leader (whose name escape's me).
    More incentive to leave. The guildmaster doesn't like you. He could find ways to harm you so you'd better leave. And once you're gone the guildmaster won't be thinking "We should track down that guy who left who continuously challenged my authority so he can do that again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewinn View Post
    If Mr. Scruffy is a Paladin ( possibly of the Legion of Lions ), he may be hunting the warlock Kao, who is a very rare crossbreed of a Weevil and a Tick. Paladins innately dislike Kao, Tick/Weevil.
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    You aren't lion, I can see why that would bug you.

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