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24th Jan 2020, 8:51 PM in Chapter 7
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Rocktopus 24th Jan 2020, 8:51 PM edit delete

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Bookeater_otaku 24th Jan 2020, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
Girlfriend know how to handle her boyfriend ^ ^,.

But joke aside, there is some good development and information on that page. Will get a bit deeper in the lore between High and Wood elves? And we get to see some more personalities of the characters, nice going.

Huh... nobody is watching the levers for the gates right? Oh boy, if there are any little ones still hiding, they could free Mister Tall and Hungry!

And I wonder at what frequency the loot a group find is actually useful enough to keep... Might depends on one need for cash or even if it fit. Like you find a boot of +4 speed but it's a size 8 and you wear 13...
Rocktopus 24th Jan 2020, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
You can be assured by the cover of this chapter that there will definitely be some more about the Wood Elves before the chapter ends!
HadACookie 25th Jan 2020, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
I mean, I imagine these gates are quite heavy - just because pulling a lever in one direction causes them to fall doesn't mean pulling it I the opposite one will magically pull then up. Unless there is actual magic involved, of course, which it very well might.
RazorD9 24th Jan 2020, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
Huh, guess he hasn't fully renounced, since he still acts all High and mighty.
Rocktopus 24th Jan 2020, 11:39 PM edit delete reply
You can take the tiger out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of the tiger.
Guest 24th Jan 2020, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Winner: Marigold.

I love the way she tells it like it is and the "And then there's THIS asshole" expression.
Rocktopus 24th Jan 2020, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
She's clearly heard this rant before :P
chris-tar 24th Jan 2020, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
Oooh.He was a high-elf... Aren't those guys rich? Like the Windsor family or something? Perhaps Sernaeus renounced his inheritance along with his name?
Rocktopus 24th Jan 2020, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Could be.
More on that in the future.
padanew 25th Jan 2020, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
His parents back home just think its a phase he is going through.
Rocktopus 25th Jan 2020, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
"It's not a phase, mom! This is who I am now!"
padanew 25th Jan 2020, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
It is hard to have a serious face when you realize your parents they are doing there best not to giggle.
chuntuk 28th Jan 2020, 3:39 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, give him a couple of hundred years and he'll grow out of it.
someone 25th Jan 2020, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
So did the wood elves pull a prank on him by omitting the cuirass part, or are wood elven armors effectively topless, without protection for the heart and lungs? It's not like covering up the torso necessarily hinders mobility. (It's the joints that are hard to protect effectively while preserving mobility, hence combat tactics to exploit weak points in armor such as stabbing the inside of the armpits.)

If wood elves fight topless, does that also apply to their women?
someone 25th Jan 2020, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
PS: something optimized for ranged combat would have the quiver on the belt, not in the back. On the back it's okay for carrying them during your travel, but for shooting arrows quickly you'll want them in a more accessible place, you can be so much faster if they're on your hips than if they're behind your back.
DanD 25th Jan 2020, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Disagree. A back quiver allows you to draw the arrow from the quiver directly onto the bow. A hip quiver requires slipping the arrow past your bow arm, and is slower. Witness most speed shooters use a back quiver.
Odd Donny 26th Jan 2020, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
Citation needed.
Guest 28th Jan 2020, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Alot of speed shooters pull a handful of arrows and stick them to the forward of their draw hand. Source: SCA Competition Archer.

Please note, yes, this is period accurate, but, not 100% thing, not everyone did it.
Guest 25th Jan 2020, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Since he is/was a high elf, he might not know a lot about being a wood elf. His armor might be based on a romanticized view of what wood elves are or should be like instead of what they are actually like.
Rocktopus 26th Jan 2020, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
All I'll say about that is...
He's wearing an archery arm guard on the arm that pulls the bowstring back, not the one holding the bow.

Make of that what you will.
Guest 26th Jan 2020, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
> He's wearing an archery arm guard on the arm that pulls the bowstring back, not the one holding the bow.


So, he might be naturally really talented for shooting the bow, since else he might have figured out (through pain during training) where the archery arm guard should be...

... but he likely also has no or very little archery training...

... and now he's at Marblegate where even minor mistakes might end up being fatal for himself and others...

But, then again, you don't go to war with the army you want, you go to war with the army you have. And despite the various short-comings, the party has had a considerable amount of success (such as trapping a shark ogre :- ) ). That said, Sera getting a bit of training, or at least the others knowing of his lack of training such that they could take precautions for it, would not be bad for their party. There are of course other aspects and issues.
Blackwing 25th Jan 2020, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
An interesting notion occurred to me.

What if things like chainmail bikinis, fur loincloths, and whatever it is that Sera is wearing were the equivalent of tournament armour or dress uniforms; martial-style attire that is not intended to be worn in combat and would be a liability if it were. Adventurers going into known danger zones put on more sensible gear, but wear the fancy stuff when off-duty or going around town. However, since the exotic apparel is what most ordinary people see them wearing, this creates a popular misconception that adventurers actually wear that into battle.

This is apparently not the case in the Marblegate universe, but it would be an interesting idea to explore.
Rocktopus 26th Jan 2020, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Like how knights wore giant ornate heraldries on their helmets while jousting, but took them off in an actual fight
pkline5 28th Jan 2020, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Except for very specific tournaments where the object was to knock off the crest on the helm. Otherwise, they wore them for parades and paintings.
Guest 29th Jan 2020, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
pkline5: That is really interesting, though it also sounds very dangerous. If the lance hits the helmet itself instead of the crest..........
Worstcase 26th Jan 2020, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Maybe he is not wearing a shirt because he hopes he'll get a tan? Marblegate "might" be the wrong place for it though XD
Guest 29th Jan 2020, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Nah. Two words: Dragon Fire. THAT will give him a tan. Or a charbroil...
berdhers 27th Jan 2020, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
How do you have such a tight narrative with consistent and detail characters every page!?!

That girl completely gets him and it upsets his elvish-manliness.
io 30th Jan 2020, 4:44 AM edit delete reply
rebel without a shirt.
BornOnTheNinth 2nd Feb 2020, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
I wonder why the elf is ashamed of his ethnicity?
melaredblu 7th Mar 2020, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Pfft. And then my shirtless joke immediately get pounced on in the next page. Well played.