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    If the vampire is curly, letís call the original Rugby.

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    Ok, that's enough and that's enough. Not even Hylgia deserves that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    You mean, Hilgya*
    heads for the Gate with a three days handicap and no known mean of transportation?
    Isn't she high enough level to prepare wind walk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Curly Prime?
    Sonofa... I wish I'd thought of that back when they were first arguing about the vampire's name, that's perfect!
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    Isn't she high enough level to prepare wind walk?
    That's a mode of transportation, not a mean. And I doubt she'll stay out of the median.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Sonofa... I wish I'd thought of that back when they were first arguing about the vampire's name, that's perfect!
    DC did it first with Superman and his derivatives...
    Each one of us, alone, is but a drop in the sea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Curly Prime? Curliving?
    Curly is bald. She looks more like Shemp.

    Shempire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    DC did it first with Superman and his derivatives...
    They are an integral part of the multi-worldbuilding, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    DC did it first with Superman and his derivatives...
    You mean Superman's Girl Friend? because god forbid they combine those words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    DC did it first with Superman and his derivatives...
    DC would call her Curlylive Prime.

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    I havenít watched the video, but Iím going to go out on a limb and say those people are wrong.

    Itís the Internet. My odds are pretty good.
    Please remember to bring a barf bag when you watch Ep.9, just in case, because...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittyabbygirl View Post
    Do we know if the Frontarch is going to be relevant still? There are lots of vampires *not* in the dwarves homelands still...
    Dubious. Durkula didn't research Protection from Sunlight and the staff was broken. While the other priests can't attack her, the building will eventually be returned to the mountain as Gontor (the living) suggested. As they all just witnessed what transpired, the priests can simply opt to do that when it's daytime. It's not an attack to carry out normal moot business in the absence of the administrators. The high priests are not responsible if a vampire chose to attend something where there would be an abundance of sunlight and did not prepare any spells for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    Ok, that's enough and that's enough. Not even Hylgia deserves that...
    Ross (playing Hilgya): Pshhyeah, of course I brought Ben into battle. When else am I going to see him? What, you think I should just take Ben back to Carol?
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    Looking at the comic again I noticed Misty/Curly escaping as Not Not Thad enters.

    The level of detail in this stick figure comic is amazing, and it keeps getting better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    Dubious. Durkula didn't research Protection from Sunlight and the staff was broken. While the other priests can't attack her, the building will eventually be returned to the mountain as Gontor (the living) suggested. As they all just witnessed what transpired, the priests can simply opt to do that when it's daytime. It's not an attack to carry out normal moot business in the absence of the administrators. The high priests are not responsible if a vampire chose to attend something where there would be an abundance of sunlight and did not prepare any spells for it.
    They've had over a day. Macey likely has Word of Recall up. And even if she doesn't have the levels for it, Hel probably still gave it to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    They've had over a day. Macey likely has Word of Recall up. And even if she doesn't have the levels for it, Hel probably still gave it to her.
    Fronty is a newly born vampire who has spent their entire life at the godsmoot. They donít have a safe place on the material plans to recall to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    I wouldn't necessarily say that you use your dominant hand for everything. I'm right-handed, but when it comes to swinging something with both hands (golf club, hockey stick, stuff like that), I suddenly become left-handed.
    I was intentionally pretty careful with my phrasing. I didnít say the strip proved Roy was a righty, I just noted it did not provide evidence he was left handed as his motions were all consistent with what you would expect a right handed swordsman to be doing.
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    All she needs is a cave. Say, one that the Creed knew about before they were all slaughtered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    All she needs is a cave. Say, one that the Creed knew about before they were all slaughtered.
    Word of recall must return them to a very familiar place.

    Fronty has literally never been to anywhere in their entire life (err... unlife) but the godsmoot.

    Im not saying fronty is going to die (err.. undie). There are probably lots of ways fronty can survive. Iím just saying that fronty probably wonít survive with a word of recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theinsulabot View Post
    I was intentionally pretty careful with my phrasing. I didnít say the strip proved Roy was a righty, I just noted it did not provide evidence he was left handed as his motions were all consistent with what you would expect a right handed swordsman to be doing.
    Iíd say heís ambidextrous, though leaning right handed (hereís an abridged list of times I find him using the sword that show a certain handedness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    All she needs is a cave. Say, one that the Creed knew about before they were all slaughtered.
    Sounds like an unnecessary stretch; her host is probably very familiar with multiple places that have roofs, and there's that whole "absorbing memories from their host" thing vampires do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Word of recall must return them to a very familiar place.

    Fronty has literally never been to anywhere in their entire life (err... unlife) but the godsmoot.
    Her host however was.
    All she has to do is absorbing the right memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    That's a mode of transportation, not a mean. And I doubt she'll stay out of the median.
    Are you saying that using wind walk, she can't get there(Kraggor's Gate) from here(Firmament)?
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    Yeah. Primary point for a cave instead of a structure is that the vampire rules are in play. She can't pop in to some place warded against undead (like most temples), and she can't enter a home unless invited.

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    Well, I believe Macey McFront will probably survive (unsurvive?) this. The clerics won't probably attack her due to the godsmoot truce, and, after, I don't think she really needs Word of Recall. She can use magic, like 3rd level Stone Shape, with which she's certainly familiar, to provide a place to stay during the day, and then can thus travel by night, albeit slowly, depending on her level and spell capabilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Yeah. Primary point for a cave instead of a structure is that the vampire rules are in play. She can't pop in to some place warded against undead (like most temples), and she can't enter a home unless invited.
    Hm. I guess a cave fashioned into a room would have a ceiling, not a roof....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    The rules can be loopholed like that because there is no arbiter and so the only reason anyone respects them is because not doing so would result in carnage. (And because the high priests refuse to go against their deityís will). Finding an excuse to attack a fellow representative (especially on such flimsy ground as Ďshe didnít travel hereí) would be like throwing a lit matchstick in a box of fireworks and hoping to not be harmed by the blast. Theoretically possible but incredibly stupid. Especially since roughly half of the attendance was willing to protect the vampires. What would any High Priest gain from her immediate death? If they are so afraid of Hel getting a church then they can call a Holy War on her as soon as business as usual begins again and before sheís had time to build a powerbase. Sheís literally just the one lady.
    tear down the moots building in bright daylight after the moot ends and youre set

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    Watsonian explanations are internal to the story. Holmes came back
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    Doylist explanations are external to the story: Sherlock Holmes came back because Arthur Conan Doyleís fans really really wanted more stories about him and Doyle saw that he could make some money if he wrote more Sherlock Holmes stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmunzel View Post
    tear down the moots building in bright daylight after the moot ends and youre set

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    Even if there isn't some sort of diplomatic immunity covering High Priests on their way to and from a moot, remember that more than half the gods are not of the Good variety and would see protecting the vampire as an opportunity to score some serious points with a strong potential ally. Even some of the Good high priests might see themselves as obligated to offer shade and sustenance to the frontarch just so that next time there's a moot, nobody can argue "The moot is not responsible for the army of bloodthirsty vampires waiting patiently for night to fall after the moot ends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by diremage View Post
    Even some of the Good high priests might see themselves as obligated to offer shade and sustenance to the frontarch just so that next time there's a moot, nobody can argue "The moot is not responsible for the army of bloodthirsty vampires waiting patiently for night to fall after the moot ends."
    I imagine they'd be given...I dunno...an umbrella? I hear they let you pick one if you need your own dark space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Particle_Man View Post
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    Doylist explanations are external to the story: Sherlock Holmes came back because Arthur Conan Doyleís fans really really wanted more stories about him and Doyle saw that he could make some money if he wrote more Sherlock Holmes stories.
    Thanks for the explanation, I've seen doylist/watsonian used in the forums often but never really cared enough to find out what they meant (for some reason I thought Doylism was a political/philosophical viewpoint).
    And I was being facetious about his typo; he said 'Thank your Mr. Doyle', and I would thank my Mr. Doyle, but I wasn't aware I had one.
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