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    I'm thinking it might be more that they were part of the same (mercenary?) group before getting cursed.
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    No comic this week while I work on the details of the next arc, but here's a thirty minute rough painting of the road to Wheldaven which I hope will be enough to tide you over for now.

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    ...you are seriously good at this, dude.
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    As someone who admired the sunset comic as much as I have, your skill here is no surprise.
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    Update! Early drop.

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    So... the son of the senior member tried to bully and then beat Ardelie into signing the shop her father left her, and she killed them in self-defense? And then the guild branded her as a murderer and cut out her tongue?
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    Looks like, yes. And it seems like it was Vis's idea.
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    Looks like, yes. And it seems like it was Vis's idea.
    ...Yeah, I hate him even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Looks like, yes. And it seems like it was Vis's idea.
    Eh? I don't think Vis talks like that, and what little I can tell from the silhouette(?) doesn't look like Vis either. I'd have guessed this is...Melara? Melcara?
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    Eh? I don't think Vis talks like that, and what little I can tell from the silhouette(?) doesn't look like Vis either. I'd have guessed this is...Melara? Melcara?
    It's starting to look like most if not all the Stormfallen aside from Cat are jerks though... actually, maybe not; a lot of the other Stormfallen had disapproving looks when Vis had his villainous breakdown after Pellan won.

    I still want Bortha to beat the crap out of who was responsible for this fiasco, though, is that fair enough?
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    It's starting to look like most if not all the Stormfallen aside from Cat are jerks though... actually, maybe not; a lot of the other Stormfallen had disapproving looks when Vis had his villainous breakdown after Pellan won.

    I still want Bortha to beat the crap out of who was responsible for this fiasco, though, is that fair enough?
    It's almost as if deciding to worship people because they have glowy floaty powers is not an effective system of government.
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    It's almost as if deciding to worship people because they have glowy floaty powers is not an effective system of government.
    I'll take that as a "Yes, very much."
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    A referendum between "worshipping the strange glowy floaty powers people" and "strange women in ponds distributing swords" is clearly the best way to determine the correct form of fantasy governance here :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielxcutter View Post
    It's starting to look like most if not all the Stormfallen aside from Cat are jerks though... actually, maybe not; a lot of the other Stormfallen had disapproving looks when Vis had his villainous breakdown after Pellan won.
    My guess is that most Stormfallen are preoccupied with appearances. Which makes its own twisted kind of sense. The Stormfallen seem to be seen as semi-divine and are given quite a lot of power. The thing about maintaining power is that it needs to look like that power is deserved. Cat, I think, is a lot nicer partly because she's fairly weak compared to the other Stormfallen and isn't given much power, so she's not all that concerned with maintaining her power.

    I think in Pellan's case they disapproved of Vis because his trial by combat needed to seem just. Plus, Vis losing his temper because he didn't get his way just looks bad.

    Ardelie's seems a little more complex. For one, members of the guild expect to have themselves and their family protected. On the other hand, Ardelie was actually the victim of a crime. Yet, if it got out that guildmen's families were strong-arming people out of their property that would be bad too. From the view of a Stormfallen caring more about appearing just than actual justice Ardelie's punishment actually makes a lot of sense. Ardelie gets branded a murderer so the guild has its satisfaction, she loses her tongue so she can't blab about what actually happened, and she gets to live.

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    I think the fact that Vis is "of Second Falling" while Cat is "of Third Falling" has something to do with it too.
    Presumably the First Falling guys put the system into place and the Second Falling ones inherited their positions and so have a sense of entitlement mixed with the stress of responsability, meanwhile the Third Falling ones may have a sense of entitlement (like Cat forcing Pellan into compliance at the beginning) but since they don't have power yet they can more easily relate to the regular folks and are less prone to act like jerks.
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    Yup, called it. Who else wants Bortha to punch the Stormlady in the ovaries?
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    That's a knife, on the left. She's holding a jagged, crystalline blade.
    She did the vile act herself.
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    Huh. First Falling I guess?
    And despite what she's about to do she seems to be genuinely... kinder than Vis*.
    Small comfort maybe, but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantaki View Post
    Huh. First Falling I guess?
    And despite what she's about to do she seems to be genuinely... kinder than Vis*.
    Small comfort maybe, but still...

    *Not that high a bar to clear, but a pleasant surprise nevertheless.
    She cut out our mute's tounge personally, for her guild's politics.
    Vis, despite themselves, seemed to be better than her by a fair number of country miles.
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    She cut out our mute's tounge personally, for her guild's politics.
    And to prevent a mass riot.

    Whereas Vis was just being a **** to feel superior.
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    And to prevent a mass riot.

    Whereas Vis was just being a **** to feel superior.
    It looks like she also would've rather bribed Ardelie with a guild position, but Ardelie refused.
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    On the one hand, comparing someone to Vis, who apparently got full marks on his Cliched Villainous Douchery exams, is setting the bar so low that to go under it, you'd need a burrow speed, and if possible, incorporeality.

    On the other hand, it certainly sounds like she went with this after the other options were exhausted. It's still douchey of a reason enough to fill a Bag of Douche Holding, yeah, but it's still a reason, which compares favorably against Vis, who's reasoning generally boils down to either "meh" or "I is Stormfallen wah wah wah".

    I think that for better or worse, those of First Falling actually did stuff to put this system into work, where as Vis, being of Second Falling, didn't have to do crap, which probably poured gasoline on top of his massive ego and sense of entitlement.

    Still want Bortha to punch her in the sparkly blue face, of course.
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    Well, that is resolving itself faster than I thought it would.
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