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    yuk OOTS #1179 - The Discussion Thread

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    Really stinks not having prestidigitation on the spell list, huh?
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    Looks like Durkon & Crew are free to press on! Woo hoo!

    Love the tree-slayers' mounts: Beaver and Woodpecker!

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    Default Re: OOTS #1179 - The Discussion Thread

    That's exactly how I imagined how Godsmoot is faring.
    Nice Troll Slayers reference. I wonder if Tree Slayers are also dishonored and seek glorious death from their arboreal enemies.

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    Love it. Create Water!

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    The craftiness of the clerics is admirable. CREATE WATER! CREATE WATER! CREATE WATER!

    Also, how brave or foolish or both do you have to be to play cards with the High Priest of Loki? I mean, I can see the HP of Freyr trying his luck, but I'd have assumed he was a better judge of risk-rewards

    Final remark: the Treeslayers are totes metal!
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    The high priests are having fun.
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    Normally the end panel joke isn't my favorite part, but dang if I don't love Shower Cleric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itrogash View Post
    That's exactly how I imagined how Godsmoot is faring.
    Nice Troll Slayers reference. I wonder if Tree Slayers are also dishonored and seek glorious death from their arboreal enemies.
    Thanks for clueing me in that I really do need to google "troll slayer".

    I love the beaver and woodpecker mounts. This may go down as my favourite OOTS strip of all time.
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    I love that the dwarves seem to have a special super-squad of soldiers whose duties are essentially identical to those of lumberjacks.

    Also, new strategy: wait until the cleric of Fenrir dies of starvation, and the no votes carry the day.
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    Who is the red-eyed fanged person hanging in the back of the last panel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El'the Ellie View Post
    Who is the red-eyed fanged person hanging in the back of the last panel?
    The new High Priest of Hell, whom Durkula appointed as his successor before teleporting out of the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El'the Ellie View Post
    Who is the red-eyed fanged person hanging in the back of the last panel?
    The high priest of Hel. I like to call her the Frontarch.
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    A riding beaver and a riding woodpecker? The mounts of choice for the bezerk Treeslayer squad. No matter how far, how big, or how well guarded, the Treeslayer squad are prepared to sacrifice their lives to destroy their target. Every tree knows they're not safe.
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    Hahahahah! Heroes' Feast and Create Water indeed! They're all priests, so they can't cast comfortable spells like Mage's Magnificient Mansion.

    And yes, I like the beaver too.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1179 - The Discussion Thread

    So why can't Elan just cast mending on the table?

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    Please tell me that the Treeslayers are a reference to Warhammer dwarf Slayers. There is nothing more metal than a dwarf Slayer, and that makes it even better if what they have to die fighting are trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorSarda View Post
    So why can't Elan just cast mending on the table?
    It's too big. Only the more powerful Make Whole spell works on items that big. Was discussed in previous threads.
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    Ah ha ha... It kinda sucks to be those clerics. They're not really suffering, but they're certainly inconvenienced in an annoying way. And I guess their bodyguards are stuck there as well unable to get supplies or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougTheHead View Post
    Also, new strategy: wait until the cleric of Fenrir dies of starvation, and the no votes carry the day.
    I see no flaws with this plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorSarda View Post
    So why can't Elan just cast mending on the table?
    Might be too big. The "unbroken" part might mean "never broken," and not "repaired after being broken." The wards against non-dwarfs entering may be permanent. Take your pick.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1179 - The Discussion Thread

    Hmmm... what is the FrontArch doing (going to do) for sustenance at the Godsmoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    Hmmm... what is the FrontArch doing (going to do) for sustenance at the Godsmoot?
    Unless someone there accepts to feed her blood, she'll eventually become blood-crazed and will attack another high priest or a bodyguard, giving an excuse for everyone else to dust her on the spot. (Or maybe Hel will give her some kinda blessing so she doesn't have to during the Godsmoot)
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    Gotta respect the HPo Fenrir. Not sure I get the deal with the "limping elf" though. You'd think elves of all sort are all-natural organic food.

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    Treeslayers. I really should have seen that coming.

    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorSarda View Post
    So why can't Elan just cast mending on the table?
    A multitude of possible answers have been discussed in previous threads, and since apparantly they do need an actual new table it's safe to assume one of those answers is correct.

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    Unless someone there accepts to feed her blood, she'll eventually become blood-crazed and will attack another high priest or a bodyguard, giving an excuse for everyone else to dust her on the spot. (Or maybe Hel will give her some kinda blessing so she doesn't have to during the Godsmoot)
    Given that the Godsmoot has high chances of being a gathering from various different creature types (as long as said creature type can be a Cleric) I'd guess they have some catchall rule that all high priests and guards must be accommodated for in terms of sustenance, so it might be obligatory for someone to donate blood for vampire clerics.
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    Suddenly Warhammer.
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    I feel bad for poor Miss Morningstar all alone with no friends back there.
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    Hmmm... what is the FrontArch doing (going to do) for sustenance at the Godsmoot?
    It's not clear to what extent drinking blood in the OotS universe is a physiological *need* or just something they do to not feel like crap. But some of the Nay priests might volunteer their blood if they feel it's what their deities would want, I suppose.
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    I needed that smirk. Good comic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben-zayb View Post
    Gotta respect the HPo Fenrir. Not sure I get the deal with the "limping elf" though. You'd think elves of all sort are all-natural organic food.
    It probably refers to most predators favoring young or infirm animals to hunt as prey.

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