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    Curly lives!

    I guess this debunks the "vampire sandcastle" theory.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1175 - The Discussion Thread

    Quick check, is Curly saying 'not again' because another HPoH has been killed, or have I missed something with her character arc?
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    "Adequacy achieved!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    "Adequacy achieved!"

    LOL
    Exactly what I was going to quote!! great line!

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    Default Re: OOTS #1175 - The Discussion Thread

    Looks like the Sole Dwarven Cleric of Loki might face off the Sole Dwarven Cleric of Hel.

    Assuming she doesn't fails her will check against Domination. Again.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1175 - The Discussion Thread

    I'm kinda thinking Hilgya is going to let her go as a message on orders from Loki. Let the bet end without resolution so Hel can get a more balanced diet.
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    Curly being the reason why that veritable army of dwarves can help destroy Xykon is looking more and more likely, the only problem with this theory being that it involves Curly.

    On the other hand, the dwarves don't know how unreliable Curly is, so her very survival might be reason enough for them to stay and protect the town.
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    Let's see if I got this quote right:
    "Okay, I'm...I'm just feeling really persecuted right now...so I'm gonna...take a nap"
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    Default Re: OOTS #1175 - The Discussion Thread

    Poor Giant Death worm, he was just trying to do as his master told him. He really only got rough when things got rough with him...

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    Looks like the worm puffing into smoke didn’t taste so great. Brightstone is an interesting family name. I wonder if that’s like a quartz thing, or maybe originally can’t from one of those bioluminescent phenomena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    Quick check, is Curly saying 'not again' because another HPoH has been killed, or have I missed something with her character arc?
    It's not the first time she flees a lost battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    Quick check, is Curly saying 'not again' because another HPoH has been killed, or have I missed something with her character arc?
    Pretty sure that's it.

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    I love the comment about the eye X's, I had that thought earlier and I am glad it was confirmed here.

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    Can someone explain why the Likeable Deathworm was feeling sleepy? Was that a spell from V or?

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    Quick check, is Curly saying 'not again' because another HPoH has been killed, or have I missed something with her character arc?
    That’s the third time she escapes a close encounter in less than a dozen hours and she’s out of allies. ‘Not again’ is the correct response. Any idea where she reformed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    Quick check, is Curly saying 'not again' because another HPoH has been killed, or have I missed something with her character arc?
    She fled the battle of the Forcecage, the battle in the banquet hall, and now the battle of the Council of Clans. She’s sick of fleeing, and worsening her position each time, I think.

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    What is Hel planning now? Presumably the “one left” is that last vampire.

    She can’t, like, Rita Repulsa her last vampire, can she?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    Quick check, is Curly saying 'not again' because another HPoH has been killed, or have I missed something with her character arc?
    Third time in one day where the good guys won a battle and she had to flee (she was in the fight versus Brother Sandstone and was the sole survivor of the fight against Durkon).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Can someone explain why the Likeable Deathworm was feeling sleepy? Was that a spell from V or?


    That’s the third time she escapes a close encounter in less than a dozen hours and she’s out of allies. ‘Not again’ is the correct response. Any idea where she reformed?
    It's been a day since the Order got there, I think so the third time. She reformed probably a short ways past the platform, because it isn't a hallway and she passed Hilgya


    Likeable Deathworm was probably sleepy because he was weak and dying.
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    I'm with Loki on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    In fact, it's not even the second time.

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    i got lucky and just checked in!

    how is this going to all end in a very soonly arriving cliffhanger? i ask because it all sems to be wrapping up nicely for the team. waiting for the big proverbial shoe to drop any moment now.
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    ...so (assuming no random stragglers wandering about), Curly is technically the second-highest ranking Cleric of Hel, right?
    She's moving up in the world!
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    Default Re: OOTS #1175 - The Discussion Thread

    Hey, I just caught that ‘pull the plug’ is an euthanasia joke.

    I also just noticed that you can see her fleeing in panel 1 and 4.

    Quote Originally Posted by Giggling Ghast View Post
    What is Hel planning now? Presumably the “one left” is that last vampire.

    She’s not going to Rita Repulsa her remaining servant, is she?
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    From Curly's POV, it is like a game of Paranoia, the leader badge is a bullseye symbol pinned over the heart. And poor Curly is now wearing that badge, whether she wants it or not.

    Seems a bit unfair. After all, she might have wanted a simple unlife of normal down to earth depraved butchery and mayhem. This destroying the world plan is such a bad deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squire Doodad View Post
    She's moving up in the world!
    Which I presume is a bad thing for a dwarf. And not so good for a vampire either. Or a cleric of Hel for that matter.
    She was created to go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I do not understand these words. Please explain.
    In Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, whenever the monster of the week is on the ropes, the show’s villain turns the monster into a giant version of itself as a last-ditch effort to beat the Rangers. The first villain of the show was Rita Repulsa.

    I’m wondering if Hel can turn Curly into another monster and try one last time to win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aetius View Post
    Which I presume is a bad thing for a dwarf. And not so good for a vampire either. Or a cleric of Hel for that matter.
    She was created to go down.
    Status-related-position is in a stance that would be arguably considered more favorable by the majority of relevant people.

    ...does that work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    I also just noticed that you can see her fleeing in panel 1 and 4.
    Also panel 2. Curly* surely has a somewhat decent Hide check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squire Doodad View Post
    Status-related-position is in a stance that would be arguably considered more favorable by the majority of relevant people.

    ...does that work?
    I'm not sure. I'd have to consult a lawyer.

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