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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?
    Not drinking blood from anyone isn't enough?
    Seems like Stickverse is at same time defying and validating Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus propositions 1. and 1.1. Also, it weirdly confirms proposition 6.44...

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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's the "predators typically prey on the injured, weak, sick, young, etc" principle.
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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?
    Some combination of someone volunteering to give up some blood and Restoration and/or Lesser Restoration castings.

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    Wow, it's been less than an hour since the new comic came up.

    Sure hope they know enough about food to be able to make different things pop up, otherwise it's going to get old faaaaaast.

    Also I see the High Priestess of Odin is referring to the representives by their deities.
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    Such absolutely mundane uses for divine-powered magic.

    I love it.
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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.
    Beasts of prey usually target the limping members of the herd, the weak ones. It's both "natural selection" and "lion's laziness".

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    Also, "elves are gazelles".
    And I was ninjad.
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    Sure hope they know enough about food to be able to make different things pop up, otherwise it's going to get old faaaaaast.
    I feel like a roomful of clerics are unlikely to mind a few weeks of forced asceticism.

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    Someone should make a Treeslayer prestige class.

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    With some castings of Stone Shape, Create water and Control Water, we're not far off from a water themed amusement park.
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    Someone should make a Treeslayer prestige class.
    Naturally, one of the class features would be Favored Enemy(plants).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garwain View Post
    With some castings of Stone Shape, Create water and Control Water, we're not far off from a water themed amusement park.
    Godsmoot Amusement Park, a good way to keep boredom at bay :-)
    Seems like Stickverse is at same time defying and validating Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus propositions 1. and 1.1. Also, it weirdly confirms proposition 6.44...

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resileaf View Post
    It probably refers to most predators favoring young or infirm animals to hunt as prey.
    Quote Originally Posted by hamishspence View Post
    It's the "predators typically prey on the injured, weak, sick, young, etc" principle.
    That makes sense, and I'm pretty sure elves already cover the "looking sick" part due to their poor CON stat.


    I just realized that not only Prestidigitation would help "clean" their clothes, it would also help with the bland food. Poor clerics.

    Lastly, living in the tropics, it never occured to me that Create Water could arguably conjure warm bath water instead of room temperature water, but my headcanon was that's what occured this chapter.

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    I would have thought a bath would have been easier than a shower. Stone Shape to make the bath, some fire spells to heat it, and Purify Water so that you never need to drain it.

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    I would have thought a bath would have been easier than a shower. Stone Shape to make the bath, some fire spells to heat it, and Purify Water so that you never need to drain it.
    Yeah, but this is funnier.
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    I really don't know what I liked more, The Treeslayerstm or the Godsmoot arrangements

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    Hmmm... what is the FrontArch doing (going to do) for sustenance at the Godsmoot?
    Probably getting blood donations from the high priests who chose to protect the vampire spawn earlier.
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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.
    Limping just means he's picking of the already weak and injured ones rather than taking on a full power healthy adventurer type. Same reason he goes for children from the humans.

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    I feel like a roomful of clerics are unlikely to mind a few weeks of forced asceticism.
    Depends on the tenants of the religion in question I suppose. Along with personality of the cleric.
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    I'm also amused by how much Shirra sounds like She-Ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by The MunchKING View Post
    Depends on the tenants of the religion in question I suppose. Along with personality of the cleric.
    Tenets.

    Love this strip. Giant, the feel for good OoTS jokes about D&D stuff, geek stuff, and for that matter sewing up loose plot points, was very well done. *tips cap*

    1. Dwarven treeslayers mounted on a beaver and a woodpecker.
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    5. Fenrir's natural food / locovore approach - good one
    6. The Shower.

    To answer why a shower in stead of a bath? Besides using less water per cleaned personage, who wants to be second in the bathwater? Nobody. So, shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben-zayb View Post
    I just realized that not only Prestidigitation would help "clean" their clothes, it would also help with the bland food. Poor clerics.
    Heroes' Feast doesn't sound so bland - the food is explictly described as "ambrosial"!

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    Depends on the tenants of the religion in question I suppose. Along with personality of the cleric.
    Yeah. Not seeing Loki's teachings encouraging a spartan existence...

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    To answer why a shower in stead of a bath? Besides using less water per cleaned personage, who wants to be second in the bathwater? Nobody. So, shower.
    That's what Purify Food And Drink is to be (mis)used for :p

    [I prefer to think of the reason being a mass-dump of INT by the clerics]
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    Quote Originally Posted by KorvinStarmast View Post
    Tenets.
    Spell check didn't like that one for me. Besides, is it funny to think of people renting their religion with a ongoing lease and rules about no pets and they have to mow their own lawns or what ever? Or is that just me?

    To answer why a shower in stead of a bath? Besides using less water per cleaned personage, who wants to be second in the bathwater? Nobody. So, shower.
    Well that's what Purify Water is for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reboot View Post
    Yeah. Not seeing Loki's teachings encouraging a spartan existence...
    Fenir doesn't seem to be handling it well either...
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    I love the reference to the dwarven slayers. Riding fearsome woodchiping monsters. And some of them so ashamed of themselves than they have even shaved their beards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielxcutter View Post
    Also I see the High Priestess of Odin is referring to the representives by their deities.
    It’s so Rich doesn’t have to name anyone and we can know that the High Priestess of Freya is level 11+.
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    Default Re: OOTS #1179 - The Discussion Thread

    Couldn't Fenrir's representative get someone to use a Summon Monster spell to get him something he could catch and eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    Couldn't Fenrir's representative get someone to use a Summon Monster spell to get him something he could catch and eat?
    Summoned creatures disappear back to their home planes when they "die". A bigger spell like Lesser Planar Ally might conceivably work, but I don't see many creatures accepting being killed and eaten.
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    Couldn't Fenrir's representative get someone to use a Summon Monster spell to get him something he could catch and eat?
    Summoned monsters poof back to their home plane and reform when they "die."
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    Hats off to the people who predicted that the vote would not resolve right away. I was wrong about this one.

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    I love that it is the blind priest that is dangled over the presumably naked other priest and casting create water to be the shower. Must preserve modesty, I suppose. But a nice touch.

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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?
    I'm guessing an evil god who voted to destroy the world will volunteer to keep her fed. Best bet would be HPo-Thrym since in his patron's mind it might marginally increase his chances of getting in her pants shroud.

    Interesting that she doesn't seem to be making friends though. If she has a lick of sense she should be thinking Plan B, or else she'll end up like all of Hel's past attempts at a high priest.

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