THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-06-06 05:32pm

True, to be honest I'd forgotten that was going on at all. The subplots seem to outweight the main plots these days.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-06-08 10:44am

To be fair, Burlew is clearly trying to resolve sideplots, and that takes some time and effort.

The whole entanglement with Tarquin was a way of getting rid of Nale (though it also introduced a new antagonist in the form of Durkula, it clearly wasn't part of the 'winding down' even if it did wind down one ongoing conflict in favor of another).

Haley's past? Resolved in the gnome city, with Bozzok and Crystal both being dead (or extra-dead, as the case may be). Durkula? Winding down now. The only big X-factor still in play after that will be V's bargain with the inter-fiend commission, and that's pretty clearly going to be directly related to the main plotline since the fiends have designs on the gates and the Snarl.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

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It's Rogue, not Rouge!

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-06-17 07:06am

Dominated Elan doesn't seem to be making use of the Dashing Swordsman abilities, which presumable is why Roy's reaction is more 'that tickles' and less 'ow'
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Lonestar » 2018-06-19 01:55pm

1125 is up

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1125.html

this one is a big meh from me.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-06-19 09:56pm

DID HE JUST KILL THE CROW?!?!?!
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Ralin » 2018-06-19 10:24pm

Of course not. There aren't any Xs over his eyes.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by FaxModem1 » 2018-06-20 03:12am

LadyTevar wrote:
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DID HE JUST KILL THE CROW?!?!?!
Probably just at 0 or 1 HP, ready for coup de grace, but can be healed.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Bedlam » 2018-06-20 01:32pm

LadyTevar wrote:
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DID HE JUST KILL THE CROW?!?!?!
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-07-13 03:39pm

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So Durkon's mum has a secret. I'm interested but also struggling to see the relevance to the current events.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Rogue 9 » 2018-07-13 08:07pm

Crazedwraith wrote:
2018-07-13 03:39pm
1126

So Durkon's mum has a secret. I'm interested but also struggling to see the relevance to the current events.
Depends on what the secret is, doesn't it? That 25,000 gp could have paid for a lot of magical security.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Ralin » 2018-07-13 10:51pm

The first thing that springs to mind is that 25,000 gp is the cost of a True Resurrection spell.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Bedlam » 2018-07-14 05:05am

Ralin wrote:
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The first thing that springs to mind is that 25,000 gp is the cost of a True Resurrection spell.
Well that's interesting.

So Durkon's father might not be as dead as he was, or it's a contingency on Durkon himself dying and his body being returned to the temple, an interesting way to get around the prophecy, although it seems to have been made after the point he's flashing back to.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Ralin » 2018-07-14 05:20am

Bedlam wrote:
2018-07-14 05:05am
So Durkon's father might not be as dead as he was, or it's a contingency on Durkon himself dying and his body being returned to the temple, an interesting way to get around the prophecy, although it seems to have been made after the point he's flashing back to.
My first thought was that Durkon died in infancy or during childbirth and was resurrected and thus would be returning home posthumously no matter what, but I'm not seeing how that could be relevant.

Also it seems shaky to call something a donation when you're paying the temple for a service, at cost.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Raesene » 2018-07-16 02:50pm


"In view of the circumstances, Britannia waives the rules."

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-07-16 02:56pm

youch
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Raesene » 2018-07-16 03:01pm

Crazedwraith wrote:
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youch
that must have hurt... :-(

"In view of the circumstances, Britannia waives the rules."

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-07-17 11:12pm

"So you donated that to the Temple?"
"Kinda. Na Rally"

Sounds like the Priests "convinced her" to give them all the gems and gold. Wonder what they offered her in return?
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crossroads Inc. » 2018-07-18 01:31pm

The more Roy is bothered and smashed up...The more I hope he FINALLY gets to wipe that smug smile of Dunkulas face.
I mean COME ON! Just KILL HIM ALREADY!
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Post by Lonestar » 2018-07-19 03:16pm

"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

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Post by Lonestar » 2018-07-19 03:21pm

Also Durkula's mom is the best Dwarf
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-07-19 03:53pm

Motherfucker.
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Crossroads Inc. » 2018-07-19 04:30pm

OH GOD DAMN IT!
AND THEY KILLED THE CLERIC!
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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Caiaphas » 2018-07-20 06:37pm

...not gonna lie, I have no idea how they're going to get out of this. Like, is there even any way, mechanically, that Durkon can break the control Count Durkula has on him at this point, because I wager that's the only reinforcement they're liable to get at this point.

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Re: THE OotS Thread, Part IV.

Post by Ralin » 2018-07-21 03:32am

Caiaphas wrote:
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Like, is there even any way, mechanically, that Durkon can break the control Count Durkula has on him at this point, because I wager that's the only reinforcement they're liable to get at this point.
The entire Durkon/Durkula dynamic is 100 percent Burlew's homebrew as far as I know. If it's possible for him to break free or subvert the vampire spirit I don't think mechanics enter into it one way or another.

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That said, in hard mechanical terms it should be possible for Hilgya to break free of the Domination effect at a critical moment if Burlew decides to go that way

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