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    Unless I missed something, Hel is down to two clerics, right? Curly and the replacement High Priest Frontarchess? I wonder if that one is going to show up in the epilogue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrožila View Post
    Farewell, Sandy! :(
    I wonder if Curly will survive this specifically to give all those dwarves a good reason not to join the Order in their quest.

    Can you actually prevent a vampire from misting away, or is that indicative of either a house rule or some fancy item/spell?
    I don't think vampires can turn to mist while in direct sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrožila View Post
    Farewell, Sandy! :(
    I wonder if Curly will survive this specifically to give all those dwarves a good reason not to join the Order in their quest.

    Can you actually prevent a vampire from misting away, or is that indicative of either a house rule or some fancy item/spell?
    A vampire held in direct sunlight is disoriented. They can move, or they can attack, but they cant do anything else. The "or" is deliberate there, since normally there are some combinations of both you can do. It also only takes two rounds total to destroy a vampire that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp1050 View Post
    I don't think vampires can turn to mist while in direct sunlight.
    They can, but they only get one action in sunlight and are destroyed the next round. Misting is a standard action. Basically they had to get him into the light and grappled before he misted otherwise he'd be able to escape
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp1050 View Post
    I don't think vampires can turn to mist while in direct sunlight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    A vampire held in direct sunlight is disoriented. They can move, or they can attack, but they cant do anything else. The "or" is deliberate there, since normally there are some combinations of both you can do. It also only takes two rounds total to destroy a vampire that way.
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    So who's the vampire that popped up right above the vampires dead body thing?

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    And thus, despite everything, the skylight wins in the end!

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    What happened to due process?! They just lynched him!
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    That is a dark title...

    Quote Originally Posted by Aetius View Post
    A question about the mechanics though: What is "don't let him turn into mist" supposed to mean? Can't he do that while beeing in the sunlight or while grappled?
    I’m guessing the sunlight. He also seemed unable to level drain them.

    [QUOTE=Aetius;24079145Edit: Also, why is Dvalins cleric asking if she should do something instead of dusting the vampire? I'd imagine she's not pro vampire and right now there doesn't seam to be much stalling bureaucracy going on.[/QUOTE]
    Probably Lawful (and Good but given her chosen deity, mostly Lawful) enough to be disturbed by a lynch mob. She doesn’t know about most of what those vampires did.
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    So... did Gontor burn up or did he mist away?
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    Who's that last vamp tossed into the light? Don't remember him....
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpheonix View Post
    So who's the vampire that popped up right above the vampires dead body thing?
    Minrah just threw her into the light so she'd also get destroyed by the sunlight.

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    Now it makes sense why Sigdi was taunting Gontor. It used up his actions so the Family could swoop in and park him in a sunbeam before he got another turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookshw View Post
    Who's that last vamp tossed into the light? Don't remember him....
    Green hair and purple coat? He’s a minor dwarf vampire; the one with the final word here: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1157.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro Quester View Post
    Green hair and purple coat? He’s a minor dwarf vampire; the one with the final word here: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1157.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aetius View Post
    So you are not operating under the assumption that the single most frustrating way to rules-lawyer it is probably the right guess?
    In this case, I'm thinking that the fact that Loki had had to explicitly establish that rule for the Godsmoot indicates that it wasn't part of Robert's Rules of Order (or the dwarvish equivalent) in the Stickverse.
    Sudden thought after watching an old "Lois and Clark" episode: Lane Davies aka Tempus is probably the best possible choice to portray an animated or live action Xykon if either of those ever becomes reality--he was born in 1950 and Tempus' personality is a close match for pre-lich Xykon IMO. Just my two cents.

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    Minrah continues to be the very best...

    Great death for Vampire Gontor, it's always a classic to see a villain defeated by their iconic age old weakness and what could strike more fear in the heart of a caster than hearing "OK, that'll be 10 grapple checks against your cmd this round?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna_Mayflower View Post
    What happened to due process?! They just lynched him!
    Hey now--a censure is coming. Have faith in the process. #HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Sudden thought after watching an old "Lois and Clark" episode: Lane Davies aka Tempus is probably the best possible choice to portray an animated or live action Xykon if either of those ever becomes reality--he was born in 1950 and Tempus' personality is a close match for pre-lich Xykon IMO. Just my two cents.

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    She, I think?
    Yeah, she has the rounded bottom(a bit covered up by her sash thing), and breasts.

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    Giant, comics like your are the reason I love d&d so much. Keep up the awesome work

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    Looks like the stoning is gonna stick for a while, even with the rules down. Oh well, this still worked out.

    In a much less internal sense this time, Durkon's extended family once again overwhelms and destroys a vampire. Even better, this time Mama Thundershield gets the one-liners.

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    I wonder what Dwarven Food ordinances are like?

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    I just noticed his still smoking amulet, and it appears Sigdi noticed it too.

    some significance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna_Mayflower View Post
    What happened to due process?! They just lynched him!
    Legitimate defense, he was threatening to (and had the means to) kill aound twenty people while in the middle of assaulting a Defenseless Old LadyTM, not to mention the hostile action taken against a body of dwarfish government. And they had no mean to safely restrain him. That's an open-and-shut* case.


    *That means easily winnable, right? Like you open the case and immediately shut it because one perty has clearly no leg to stand on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luna_Mayflower View Post
    What happened to due process?! They just lynched him!
    It probably is legal under dwarven law to grapple and hold someone who just made a public declaration of intent to commit mass murder to persons present.

    Is it their fault the dangerous individual happens to be a vampire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debrek View Post
    I just noticed his still smoking amulet, and it appears Sigdi noticed it too.

    some significance?
    It's not smoking and she is taking a moment of pause after a clos call with death. Is nobody going to heal her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    That's an open-and-shut* case.

    *That means easily winnable, right? Like you open the case and immediately shut it because one perty has clearly no leg to stand on?
    “Winnable” depends on which side you’re on. It’s more like “the outcome is obvious and it won’t take long to conclude.” You could speak of an open-and-shut case that goes against you as well.
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    I can't help but wonder if there's a dwarven news outlet that'd spin this the wrong way ...
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    Wait do you make grapple checks against CMD in D&D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Curly misted out last update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    “Winnable” depends on which side you’re on. It’s more like “the outcome is obvious and it won’t take long to conclude.” You could speak of an open-and-shut case that goes against you as well.
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