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    When Elan gains a level at the very beginning of the strip he sings about his 6 new skill points... Bards get 6 + intelligence per level, plus he is a human which gives him an extra. So his intelligence is either 7 or 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mini_magician View Post
    When Elan gains a level at the very beginning of the strip he sings about his 6 new skill points... Bards get 6 + intelligence per level, plus he is a human which gives him an extra. So his intelligence is either 7 or 8.
    He got 6 new skills points because of the transition from 3.0 to 3.5, not because he gained a level.

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    As I was reading the first bit where Xykon makes his first appearance where Elan gives the explanation about why they are in the dungeon. I realized that when you read things, you don't think about the pronunciation. So how do you pronounce Xykon, like csykon or zykon.
    And on a side note, the dungeon of dorukon exploding looks just like Soon's gate exploding.
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    And on a further side note, the self destruct rune looks like it was cast by Giriard, it is purple after all. So maybe the dungeon didn't really explode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The hat View Post
    As I was reading the first bit where Xykon makes his first appearance where Elan gives the explanation about why they are in the dungeon. I realized that when you read things, you don't think about the pronunciation. So how do you pronounce Xykon, like csykon or zykon.
    It's pronounced like a Z. (zEYE-con) There's a joke about it in one of the comics where someone says Zykon in the speech bubble. Another character points it out, and the first character can't work out how they could tell the difference. (I can't remember exactly who says it. It might be in SoD.)

    Quote Originally Posted by The hat View Post
    And on a side note, the dungeon of dorukon exploding looks just like Soon's gate exploding.
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    Hey, that's pretty cool. It's not exactly the same, but considering how the art style has developed since then, it's similar enough.
    Similar sound effect aswell. <checks SoD> And same again with Lirian's Gate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The hat View Post
    I realized that when you read things, you don't think about the pronunciation.
    ...huh? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The hat View Post
    I realized that when you read things, you don't think about the pronunciation.
    Pronunciation is one of the first things I think about. To each his own, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDrake View Post
    It's pronounced like a Z. (zEYE-con) There's a joke about it in one of the comics where someone says Zykon in the speech bubble. Another character points it out, and the first character can't work out how they could tell the difference. (I can't remember exactly who says it. It might be in SoD.)
    Maybe it happens in the main comic too, but it definitely occurs in SoD. Several times. The characters that do it are

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    Right-Eye and Lirian. Xykon corrects them both. The elves who try to scry on Xykon for Lirian make that mistake too, but no one ever corrects them.

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    I realize that he's probably pronounced with a "Z", but I still tend to think the name the way it would be read in Czech.

    @turkishvan2, CaptainIreland - I also don't think of pronounciation when reading. Sometimes, when I show something with weird names to somebody else, they ask "How do you pronounce this name?" and I'm always like "I have no idea. I never pronounced it before."

    This goes for some real names as well, as long as I don't hear them pronounced anywhere.

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    In the ninth panel of strip 662 it looks like Xykon might be casting a spell. That dark gray matches his spellcasting aura and isn't visible in any other panel in the strip. What he might be casting, though, I don't know.

    And since it came up earlier here, and I'm a science nerd, you get your genes for male pattern baldness from your Mother's Father.

    Also, I always interpreted the first panel of strip 696 to mean that the gates have a distinctive sound when they explode. Which doesn't seem to be too much of a stretch to me, and would explain why they ones we've seen explode so far have used the same sound effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesingnon View Post
    In the ninth panel of strip 662 it looks like Xykon might be casting a spell. That dark gray matches his spellcasting aura and isn't visible in any other panel in the strip. What he might be casting, though, I don't know.
    When magic casters get pissed they seem to automatically have magic in hand, like a reflex making of a fist. My personal theory is that it is magic that hasn't been turned into a spell yet, but just the energy of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    When magic casters get pissed they seem to automatically have magic in hand, like a reflex making of a fist. My personal theory is that it is magic that hasn't been turned into a spell yet, but just the energy of it.
    I am of the same opinion - cp. last panel of 660...
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    I noticed that Redcloak has a problem with left and right.

    At first he orders the zombies left and the goblins right, but apparently he mixed them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwain View Post
    I noticed that Redcloak has a problem with left and right.

    At first he orders the zombies left and the goblins right, but apparently he mixed them up.
    So it seems!

    Unless they were facing the same direction as the Oots are later when he said that. There's no sign of the dais that Xykon and Redcloak are on in the revelation scene...
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    klear just noticed thog don't talk or think in capital letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caractacus View Post
    I am of the same opinion - cp. last panel of 660...
    And V has it several times when angry (most of the time)
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    Elan is nale backwards, before the bounty arc came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuskWings View Post
    Elan is nale backwards, before the bounty arc came out.
    I didn't figure it out until we started seeing nale more around strips 350-400ish.

    EDIT: Also I didn't notice "Dewey Decimal System STRICTLY ENFORCED"
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    I think the guards who question Haley here are the same as the palace guards here

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    They're all guards that work for the Empire of Blood, if that's what you mean.

    There's certainly nothing to indicate they're the exact same people. I don't see any obvious skin tone match-ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmasterofjersey View Post
    I didn't figure it out until we started seeing nale more around strips 350-400ish.

    EDIT: Also I didn't notice "Dewey Decimal System STRICTLY ENFORCED"
    Looking at that strip, I only now realized the wobbly tails of Malack's speech balloons. I guess he's supposed to sound old/fragile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zejety View Post
    Looking at that strip, I only now realized the wobbly tails of Malack's speech balloons. I guess he's supposed to sound old/fragile?
    All ill people have wobbly speech balloon tails, and Malack has been described has needing special food and other stuff implying he's sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    All ill people have wobbly speech balloon tails, and Malack has been described has needing special food and other stuff implying he's sick.
    Ah, you are right :)
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    ^^
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0743.html
    Malack is explicitly in "frail health" according to this one. FWIW, I guess I'm late to this convo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incom View Post
    ^^
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0743.html
    Malack is explicitly in "frail health" according to this one. FWIW, I guess I'm late to this convo.
    Ah, thank you. I knew there was a quote somewhere, but was too lazy to find it.
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    Second to last panel.
    When did the empress crash into the rooftop? ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zejety View Post
    Second to last panel.
    When did the empress crash into the rooftop? ^^
    It's another one of her thrones, placed where she can see the parade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    It's another one of her thrones, placed where she can see the parade.
    It would be interesting to know how long she had been sitting there. Tarquin said some sensitive things... Though I guess she had speaken up already if she had heard (and understood) what Tarquin was talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zejety View Post
    Second to last panel.
    When did the empress crash into the rooftop? ^^
    When she started being awesome! (Last Panel).
    Why are things all… blocky? And what’s with this pickaxe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shhalahr Windrider View Post
    Hmm... So it is very possible that she overheart the whole conversation. Unless she failed her listen check (she might have been distracted by the parade) it now comes down to whether she is stupid enough to not understand what has been said or smart enough not to rush into action unprepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zejety View Post
    Hmm... So it is very possible that she overheart the whole conversation. Unless she failed her listen check (she might have been distracted by the parade) it now comes down to whether she is stupid enough to not understand what has been said or smart enough not to rush into action unprepared.
    She would probably have taken actions by now if she'd heard them. She's just stupid and not listening.
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