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    Where did Hilgya go from #1162? She was right next to Sigdi, between Sigdi and the elementals, but is nowhere to be seen in this strip, despite Hoskin asking what the plan is right after charging in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    Where did Hilgya go from #1162? She was right next to Sigdi, between Sigdi and the elementals, but is nowhere to be seen in this strip, despite Hoskin asking what the plan is right after charging in.
    She likely stepped aside to make room for all the newcomers who would naturally bunch up around Sigdi. There's quite a bit of movement between the end of #1162 and the start of #1163, judging by the relative positions of Durkon's family members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
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    Seems more likely than the air elemental thing, since he needed a boost to get airborn and I'd expect an air based outsider/blend to have some kind of flying or temporary flying ability.
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    My problem with that is he needed help getting into the air, from the twins.
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    Well, yeah. What I was referring to is that he's apparently got family from another game system in another medium, though. In a setting where all the dwarves have disappeared, no less!
    So that's where they went ...
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    Though it would be a nice callback to the giant toad if Durkon helps Roy cut his way out of the worm's belly/maw - showing how he's learned to be more assertive and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    Seems more likely than the air elemental thing, since he needed a boost to get airborn and I'd expect an air based outsider/blend to have some kind of flying or temporary flying ability. My problem with that is he needed help getting into the air, from the twins
    But after that boost he went pretty far and wide. That doesn't seem to be the normal distant for Dwarf throwing...

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    Hmm... actually, whatever New Guy is, it's not a Soulborn:

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    Blueblade's eyes don't fit any of these. Unless any Soulborn soulmelds do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannoire View Post
    But after that boost he went pretty far and wide. That doesn't seem to be the normal distant for Dwarf throwing...
    What's the normal distance for dwarf throwing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielxcutter View Post
    Hmm... actually, whatever New Guy is, it's not a Soulborn:



    Blueblade's eyes don't fit any of these. Unless any Soulborn soulmelds do that?
    So what you are saying is :




    The Monster in the Dark is a LG Soulborn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    What's the normal distance for dwarf throwing?
    According to the only source I have (LOTR), it's nowhere near the estimated height of those Elementals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannoire View Post
    According to the only source I have (LOTR), it's nowhere near the estimated height of those Elementals...
    According to that source, wizards should be significantly less powerful. Among many, many other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    What's the normal distance for dwarf throwing?
    Well, the record was established in 1999 for a throw of 15,5m. Although that was purely horizontal distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Well, the record was established in 1999 for a throw of 15,5m. Although that was purely horizontal distance.
    1999?!? That's 800 years in the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    1999?!? That's 800 years in the future!
    Sure, 20 years ago.
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    I think you mean "coup de grace" here? A coup d'etat is the overthrowing of an established government. Like what Redcloak did to Azure City.
    Technically Redcloak was just a bog standard invasion. A coup de tat is usually the military arm of an established government taking over the whole government.

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    How did Durkon narrow it down to whoever was dating Thad? I'd think the number of people it could be would be many more than 1, no?

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    How did Durkon narrow it down to whoever was dating Thad? I'd think the number of people it could be would be many more than 1, no?
    Not necessarily. And since Durkon knew who he was talking about, clearly there is only one Durkon's cousin's brother in law's niece in the dating scene at current time.

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    I would say that's the dumbest theory Grey Wolf's heard, but, let's be honest: It's Grey Wolf. They've probably heard dumber theories today. Point is, neat idea, but it's a real stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    According to that source, wizards should be significantly less powerful. Among many, many other things.
    There are in story reasons for Gandalf to pull his punches. And in the case of Saruman.. He weilds a different kind of power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Not necessarily. And since Durkon knew who he was talking about, clearly there is only one Durkon's cousin's brother in law's niece in the dating scene at current time.

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    There are in story reasons for Gandalf to pull his punches. And in the case of Saruman.. He weilds a different kind of power.
    Gandalf cannot make without fuel and cannot burn snow: Gandalf cannot cast fireball. He also cannot teleport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannoire View Post
    There are in story reasons for Gandalf to pull his punches. And in the case of Saruman.. He weilds a different kind of power.
    Fly is a just third level spell, is all I'm saying.

    Actually, to be fair, that's not all I'm saying; Middle-earth is a poor baseline to use for D&D powers, because most somewhat low level D&D character will outclass similar Middle-earth counterparts. Gandalf is just the easiest example.
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    Narrowing it further ĎĎin the dating scene and interested in meníí.
    Or, for all we know, "interested only in half-outsiders that speak blue-on-blue".

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    I would say that's the dumbest theory Grey Wolf's heard, but, let's be honest: It's Grey Wolf. They've probably heard dumber theories today. Point is, neat idea, but it's a real stretch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Fly is a just third level spell, is all I'm saying.

    Actually, to be fair, that's not all I'm saying; Middle-earth is a poor baseline to use for D&D powers, because most somewhat low level D&D character will outclass similar Middle-earth counterparts. Gandalf is just the easiest example.
    Too many people do not realize that Middle Earth is a Low-Fantasy setting (or at least a low-magic one). At least in the Third Age. Hýrin is about on par with D&D Fighters and Felagund is what D&D Bards want to be when they grow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Not necessarily. And since Durkon knew who he was talking about, clearly there is only one Durkon's cousin's brother in law's niece in the dating scene at current time.

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    Technically, all we know is that all of Durkonís cousinís brother in lawís nieces were dating Thad.

    It makes sense. Thadís a pretty cool guy. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Thad at 31 Flavors last night.

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    In the panel when the new guy lands, the bottom of his armor flexs up. I donít remember that from anyone else, and the armor looks like how full plate is drawn. Does that mean it is an exotic material or just black leather?
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    Those are faulds. They are made to go up and down so they don't restrict your leg movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Too many people do not realize that Middle Earth is a Low-Fantasy setting (or at least a low-magic one). At least in the Third Age. Hýrin is about on par with D&D Fighters and Felagund is what D&D Bards want to be when they grow up.
    Plus, both lore-wise and ability-wise, Gandalf is really closer to a flightless Deva (at least in 5e).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Personification View Post
    Plus, both lore-wise and ability-wise, Gandalf is really closer to a flightless Deva (at least in 5e).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Or, for all we know, "interested only in half-outsiders that speak blue-on-blue".

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    In that case, we could assume Thad is also a half-outsider that speaks in blue-on-blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Or, for all we know, "interested only in half-outsiders that speak blue-on-blue".

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    Err no. One niece being interested only in half-outsiders that speak blue-on-blue, does not preclude another niece also being interested in half-outsiders that speak blue-on-blue.

    Though I suppose that it is possible that all the nieces except one have expressed a strong dislike of half-outsiders that speak blue-on-blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Too many people do not realize that Middle Earth is a Low-Fantasy setting (or at least a low-magic one). At least in the Third Age. Hýrin is about on par with D&D Fighters and Felagund is what D&D Bards want to be when they grow up.
    It took two advanced Balrogs (one of which was the King of Balrogs) to defeat and capture Hýrin...

    Finrod went toe to toe against Sauron, and he would have won the contest were not for the curse of Mandos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clistenes View Post
    It took two advanced Balrogs (one of which was the King of Balrogs) to defeat and capture Hýrin...
    No it didn't. Hýrin never fought a Balrog, he was overrun by Orcs and Trolls and only fell when the weight of the cut hands of his foes that were still grasping him became too heavy.

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    Finrod went toe to toe against Sauron, and he would have won the contest were not for the curse of Mandos...
    Source on the Doom of the North having anything to do with it? It's about infighting and paranoia, not magic failing them.
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    I'm going to go with what someone said above. He's a champion.

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