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    Thanh, you died a hero.
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    Poor Thanh.
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    Thanh knows how to go out nobly.

    Meanwhile, it definately looks like Redcloak is keeping this operation on a Need-to-Know basis, with himself as the only necessary knower. Maybe he is trying to conceal this from Xykon...
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    Nooo, Thanh! Truly, he was the best of us .
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    It seems pretty clear that Redcloak does not intend to tell Xykon about what happened here; that also explains why he only brought summons and no other goblins. Is he going to conceal the phylactery? I find it pretty likely, but that may be the straw that breaks his relationship with Xykon, even if he only conceals it for a short period of time.

    It is, however, rather interesting to watch him display the sheer power a high level Tier 1 should have; bringing in an army with nothing but magic, personally killing a half-dozen midlevel people, and then leveling the place when he's finished. Good show, Redcloak. Good show.
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    Hey, so Redcloak is going to try and keep hold of the phylactery? I suppose it stops Xykon from just beating it out of him.

    Wonder how he will convince the lich to move on without it, though.

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    I just love how Redcloak does everything so matter-of-factly these days.

    Pity about Thanh, though. And the whole resistance, really.
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    Wow. Redcloak is Hardcore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeIncluded View Post
    Thanh, you died a hero.
    Indeed, kudos to him.
    I'm glad at least Niu escaped.

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    Wow, just wow.

    Redcloak is well on his way to becoming a character the could potentially take over the world on his own.

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    Poor Thanh. At least he went out with honor and bravely. Redcloak has really learned nothing though. He is still clearly able to kill his own kind/alies without any real regret.

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    Just what I wanted, nay needed, to see. And this is why Xykon and Redcloak are the main villains, and General Tarquin is a detour.
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    So you could say that loosing an eye opened his eyes... eye... the one he has left.

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    Trying to hide the phylactery from Xykon can't turn out well in the end...
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    Poor Thanh. At least he went out with honor and bravely. Redcloak has really learned nothing though. He is still clearly able to kill his own kind/alies without any real regret.
    And yet, after a few strips from here still will be people who claim Redcloak is a misundestood hero, instead of a bastard with saviour complex.
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    did the summoned monsters take their pay back with them?

    And when will Xykon learn of this?

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    Awesome strip. I've got a nitpick, though -- dead polymorph targets return to their normal forms.

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    Redcloak... Hm. Considering you were going to kill the goblin anyways, I don't think you've learned too much.

    Also, if he tries to hide it from Xykon, he's going to get crushed. Hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leewei View Post
    Awesome strip. I've got a nitpick, though -- dead polymorph targets return to their normal forms.
    I got the impression that was his normal form - it wasn't a hobgoblin Polymorphed into a human, it was a human collaborator with the hobgoblins who infiltrated the resistance by pretending to be a slave.
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    Yeah, Red Cloak is my fave antagonist and possibly my fave character and stuff like this is the reason why.

    My bet is he tells Xykon they will maybe never find the phylectary and the best defence is a good offence: Once they control a Gate no one will be able to take them on and it will be irrelevant.

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    Yay! Niu got away and with a scroll of sending to let everyone else know! Not a total loss... poor Thahn...

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    Redcloak... Hm. Considering you were going to kill the goblin anyways, I don't think you've learned too much.

    Also, if he tries to hide it from Xykon, he's going to get crushed. Hard.
    The death of one goblinoid may easily be justified (for a Lawful Evil character, anyway) if there's some larger agenda at work, which seems to be the case.

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    This explains why he didn't bring any goblins with him.

    So, what plans could Red Cloak have with the phylactery?

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    A pity about Thanh; he was a pretty cool guy.

    That said, anyone seeing some parallels between Redcloak and Vaarsuvius?

    Specifically, they seem to have reached rather similar epiphanies, though Redcloak chatted about it a bit longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian84 View Post
    Redcloak... Hm. Considering you were going to kill the goblin anyways, I don't think you've learned too much.
    There's a difference between a reckless assault and a deliberate sacrifice. Before, he didn't bother to change his inefficient tactics resulting in unnecessary losses because of no love lost between him and hobgoblins. Now, keeping the spy dead is a deliberate part of his tactics to reduce the risk of Xykon discovering this.

    On a side note, I'll be kinda disappointed if Redcloak now walks straight into Xykon or Tsukiko and has the phylactery taken off him again. I'd like this ruse to be maintained at least for a little while. Although the last few strips has been all about swinging back and forth between different expectations, so I'm not ruling it out either.
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    So the Dark One doesn't want Xykon to succeed? Interesting.

    Not long before Redcloak makes a bid for power, methinks.

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    Redcloak totally isn't going to tell Xykon he has the phylactery.

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