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    I swear panel 4 is an ARK reference...
    Possibly, but more likely a reference to Troll Slayers in Warhammer. There's a link further back in the thread. Or just google "Dwarven Slayers Warhammer".

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    I mean, sure, but at least stoneshape something to hold up the cloth. Just looking at them holding that cloth is making my arms tired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    Possibly, but more likely a reference to Troll Slayers in Warhammer. There's a link further back in the thread. Or just google "Dwarven Slayers Warhammer".

    The long and short of it is that these dwarves have violated a taboo and are thus dishonored (at least in Warhammer, not sure about OotS-verse), and seek to redeem themselves by Death in Heroic Combat Against the Enemies of the DwarvesTM.
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    Even given the obvious boredom, I can't believe three people were stupid enough to play cards with Loki's High Priest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ti'esar View Post
    Even given the obvious boredom, I can't believe three people were stupid enough to play cards with Loki's High Priest.
    If they're not playing with money, there won't be anything coming from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielxcutter View Post
    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.
    Create food and water always makes bland gruel no matter how much you know about food. Hero's Feast sounds like it'd be pretty palatable from the spell description though.

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    The High Priestess of Skadi's Hunt of Everyone Who Saw Her Butt.
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    Man, the gods must be completely bemused by what the clerics prayed for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enh View Post
    Most inventive bathing technique ever.
    I'm laughing uncontrollably at the priest tied up upside down with a blindfold repeating "create water"...
    But great idea using the blind priest to hold the curtain.
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    The Church of Mani's Holy Inquisition of the Ganked Snack Foods.
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    Any other cleric spells beside stone shape to make a bathtub? Stone Shape might need another step like wall of stone because of their location. (Possible side effects of the spells cast by the creed of stone, or maybe some of the priests don't want to wreck the place even more)

    Also any thoughts about the HPoO referring to the other High Priests as their respective Deities?

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    I realize it’s already been said, but I thought it was clever to have Hoder’s (blind) priest be one of the three shower-makers, and the only one that doesn’t need to wear a blindfold.

    What I didn’t see mentioned is that, even though all three of the shower clerics are blindfolded, Skaadi’s high priestess STILL seems to have insisted on three women for the shower makers. I would dismiss it as chance, but there’s another woman walking up to request the next shower, and all 5 involved being female strongly suggests this is the “ladies’ room.”

    Which means there is ANOTHER of these contraptions offscreen for the gentlemen! Who do you think got tied to the rope for that one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    The Njordian Flood of Whoever's Stupid Idea It Was To Hang My High Priestess Like A Piñata
    Which fit in nicely with the Interdenominational Cleansing of Fenrir's High Priest Who Really Shouldn't Have to be Told to Wash at His Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodpeople25 View Post
    Also any thoughts about the HPoO referring to the other High Priests as their respective Deities?
    It's possible High Priests don't always know each others given names; referring to them by abbreviated title is easier, and saying 'Freya' or 'Sunna' is quicker than High Priest/ess of X.
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    Which means there is ANOTHER of these contraptions offscreen for the gentlemen! Who do you think got tied to the rope for that one?
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    Okay, so they have means of eating, clean water, and basic hygiene, but what about toilet accommodations? Only spell I can think of would be plane shift to some filthy level of the abyss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reboot View Post
    LOL

    (Let's remember, however, that "moving water" is the entire principle of a shower, but incidental to a bath :p )
    Oh, the shower's a concern. But it's just a cantrip. :)

    Tubs? Stone Shaped tubs have too much coffin imagery. One filled with moving water would be a little too triggery for a creature that can recall one death within the last 24 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaarsuviusFan#1 View Post
    Okay, so they have means of eating, clean water, and basic hygiene, but what about toilet accommodations? Only spell I can think of would be plane shift to some filthy level of the abyss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaarsuviusFan#1 View Post
    Okay, so they have means of eating, clean water, and basic hygiene, but what about toilet accommodations? Only spell I can think of would be plane shift to some filthy level of the abyss.
    Stone Shape a bucket and empty it through the gallery's windows.
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    Interesting indeed that the vampire with curly hair escaped. Hopefully that won't come back to bite anyone, but I suppose it could make an interesting side story for the adventures of Clan Thundershield. Also, have Hilgya and Kudzu also moved on out of the story?

    I love everything about the Treeslayers (and props to the people who theorized you need an entirely new table). Also, I feel bad for the priests and bodyguards of the moot. Hopefully they'll be released soon enough, but I'm guessing this means we will indeed be moving into the next book quite soon.


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    Interesting indeed that the vampire with curly hair escaped. Hopefully that won't come back to bite anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    Interesting indeed that the vampire with curly hair escaped. Hopefully that won't come back to bite anyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxzan Proditor View Post
    but I suppose it could make an interesting side story for the adventures of Clan Thundershield. Also, have Hilgya and Kudzu also moved on out of the story?
    Hilgya was last seen looking at the escaping vampire, so it's possible the two will interact in some way.
    Still thinking that one vampire will escape and plague the Dwarven Lands with a long term vampiric infestation.
    We haven't had any resolution on Kudzu's situation yet. No way Hilgya is gone right now. Now, that the immediate danger has passed settling that would be Durkon's first priority and, I supsect, the subject of the upcoming strip(s).
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    The HPoF is kinda cute with his „grr, I'm such a vile monster I only eat helpless people, grr!” thing.

    Almost like he's saying that stuff to fulfil his evil quota.

    I mean yeah, he's probably serious, but unless he packed lunch he will have to compromise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaarsuviusFan#1 View Post
    Okay, so they have means of eating, clean water, and basic hygiene, but what about toilet accommodations? Only spell I can think of would be plane shift to some filthy level of the abyss.
    Conceivably casting purify water on it would turn all human waste into pure clean drinkable water. Not that I'd be lining up for a glass.

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    Hilgya was last seen looking at the escaping vampire, so it's possible the two will interact in some way.
    That happened a while ago so it'd have to be a flashback now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anitar View Post
    I think children would stop giving XP well before that point.
    Hmm, The Giant gave us stats for babies (which I think also fairly apply to children), but didn't (purposefully I'd imagine) give any XP-related info:
    Here are the stats you actually need for a hatchling dragon:

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    Coincidentally, these are the same exact stats for every other species of baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by facw View Post
    Hmm, The Giant gave us stats for babies (which I think also fairly apply to children), but didn't (purposefully I'd image) give any XP-related info:

    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/shows...3&postcount=28
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    What I didn’t see mentioned is that, even though all three of the shower clerics are blindfolded, Skaadi’s high priestess STILL seems to have insisted on three women for the shower makers. I would dismiss it as chance, but there’s another woman walking up to request the next shower, and all 5 involved being female strongly suggests this is the “ladies’ room.”

    Which means there is ANOTHER of these contraptions offscreen for the gentlemen! Who do you think got tied to the rope for that one?
    Given that the high priests of the demigods are mysteriously absent from this strip, that leaves only the high priests of Tyr, Heimdall, and Vafthrudnir unaccounted for. Which isn't enough men to create the shower and have someone inside of it. Thus there must be some nameless bodyguards involved, and unfortunately rope duty probably falls to one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Babies don't wander into the woods. The High Priest of Fenrir probably goes for kindergartners and older.
    Why would those stats apply any differently to kindergarteners and older? He has a problem with starting the (effectively) teenaged Black Dragons, so no XP would apply to all children.
    Quote Originally Posted by Anitar View Post
    Given that the high priests of the demigods are mysteriously absent from this strip, that leaves only the high priests of Tyr, Heimdall, and Vafthrudnir unaccounted for. Which isn't enough men to create the shower and have someone inside of it. Thus there must be some nameless bodyguards involved, and unfortunately rope duty probably falls to one of them.
    Hermod's priestess is holding the shower, and if Veldrina is still here so is Southern Pantheon representative, so for the males we'd also have Thrym, Dvalin, Bragi and Surtur, and then non-nameless Wrecan, Dvalin is the shortest male not in frame so I guess we can put him on rope duty.
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    ...huh, I was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeswald View Post
    Hermod's priestess is holding the shower, and if Veldrina is still here so is Southern Pantheon representative, so for the males we'd also have Thrym, Dvalin, Bragi and Surtur, and then non-nameless Wrecan, Dvalin is the shortest male not in frame so I guess we can put him on rope duty.
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