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14th Feb 2020, 3:51 PM in Chapter 7
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Rocktopus 14th Feb 2020, 3:51 PM edit delete

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hop 14th Feb 2020, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
He's taking them for a ride, I can tell.
Rocktopus 14th Feb 2020, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
Guest 14th Feb 2020, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
If he isn't taking them for a ride, then this is a train crash in slow motion. I mean, seriously, what are you doing Sera? Could someone give him a stern talking to? Or a bucket of water, applied from the top?

As far as I can see, Ozzy and Ox can definitely keep a secret, but no way Alex can. And what if there are others in the war bank that can overhear them?

... what if Sera has shared this secret repeatedly in the past?

Also the increasingly flabbergasted faces of Ozzy on this and the previous page are hilarious.
Guest 14th Feb 2020, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Since it's a secret i will have to tell EVERYBODY!
Rocktopus 14th Feb 2020, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
Must not be an important secret to him, at least
Bookeater_otaku 14th Feb 2020, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
I am not sure if Ozzie is either suspicious or surprised that he was told.
Rocktopus 14th Feb 2020, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
"Don't trust elf. Elf is asshole."
Guest 17th Feb 2020, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
Or he sees the knight standing right behind the elf.
Oldarmourer 14th Feb 2020, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
The only way two people can keep a secret is if one of them is dead...
Now taking applicants for elven bandmembers, mutes preferred...

Or maybe he just can't help but tell the truth in everything ? nnaaahhh...
Rocktopus 14th Feb 2020, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
Or worse; maybe he doesn't care...?
Guest 14th Feb 2020, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
I would be surprised if he didn't care, but it definitely cannot be ruled out. Was he raised very poorly, by his family or his society? Or is he incredibly dense in some regards?

I recall something about the elves attempting to create their own goddess, but the results ultimately being a failure and haunting, and this might have had ramifications on their society. There might also be other sources for any affects on their societies. Societies can be vulnerable and fragile, and protecting a given society from the various possible kinds of dangers might be very important if the society is to survive and prosper.
Oldarmourer 14th Feb 2020, 9:51 PM edit delete reply
or the elf's filter (the one between his brain and his mouth) got clogged over time.
or maybe elves don't have one
the alchemist apparently burnt his out testing potions...
Photomaginarium 14th Feb 2020, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
"You humans and your cute little secrets -- do you realize the average elf outlives the average human by about ten-times the years? humans with secrets are a lot like, well, puppies and kittens with secrets. its just so cute! and you'll be dead any day now, so try not to think about it. i mean a secret that only lasts a few decades, if that. why bother? wait -- are you dying right here? oh no, that was just you burping. sometimes it's hard for an elf to tell what the hell is going on with you humans. i thought you were dead for sure."
Rocktopus 14th Feb 2020, 5:43 PM edit delete reply
That's not inaccurate
Guest 14th Feb 2020, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Do high elves see secrets as "something to grow out of" due to their long lives? Because most secrets will likely be revealed sooner or later either way and are therefore not that important? Someone wiser than Sera ought to be quick to recognize that things are different for species with shorter life spans, but Sera is not exactly a wellspring of insight...
Oldarmourer 16th Feb 2020, 1:56 AM edit delete reply
or maybe he's really a valley elf and it's just..."dude, that's what it is..."
Oldarmourer 14th Feb 2020, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
That sort of injury would likely weaken the muscles on that side as well, making it harder to use a weapon in that hand...
post-mastectomy or even just lymph node removal can weaken the chest muscles a lot and those are as important or moreso than arm muscles for lifting things
Now I have to go back to see which hand she uses her sword in although a shield is heavier.
chris-tar 14th Feb 2020, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Maybe her boobie absorbed the impact of the lance and reduced its speed preventing it from fully impaling her?
Oldarmourer 14th Feb 2020, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
I doubt her boobs would do much of anything to slow the impact, but....
most weapons, including lances, only penetrate plate armour a very short distance, that's what saves you and also why maces and warhammers work better against plate than swords since they aren't intended to penetrate, although a military pick works well against a helmet...
given that there would be a slightly greater distance between the armour plate and her actual rib cage (but not that much greater) the point may well have stopped not quite as far in as for a male, but there are the usually heavier male pectoral muscles and larger ribs to take into account as well so, all things considered, it's up to the writer to decide how her armour works :)
chris-tar 15th Feb 2020, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
I can't believe you actually responded to my asinine statement, but thanks. It made me feel like some one cares about my opinion.
Guest 15th Feb 2020, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
I often look at comments and find them interesting, yours included (such as with the amazon, I did not know that part of mythology about them), without actually having a response to it.

It is kind of funny, because it is often the case for forums and comment sections that interesting comments frequently do not get responses, while replies that are baiting for answers often get responses (I don't see much baiting here, more on other forums and the like).

There's no upvote buttons or other reactions here (for better or worse, of course :- ) ).
chris-tar 15th Feb 2020, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
Thanks! I admit that sometimes I try to get a response from our illustrious leader Rocktopus, and if I can't, I find that a donation to the comic here and there encourages a response. Hee Hee.
Oldarmourer 15th Feb 2020, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
or just likes to argue ;)
Worstcase 14th Feb 2020, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry, it will stay a secret - at least until Alchemist boy makes jokes about 'bad balance', 'one sided attraction', 'slipping stuffing' and the like at the next best opportunity x_x 'Cause I can't see him not getting back at her for the 'no smoking in the dungeon' rule.
Guest 14th Feb 2020, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if this is the story he gives to everyone, so the true reason will stay buried.
Thracecius 14th Feb 2020, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Given his regular boorish and pompous behavior, and her embarassing him in front of the group, however innocently it might have been, I rather doubt that anything he says is either trustworthy or rooted in someone else's best interest. All that is to say, you could be right, but I doubt he regards her feelings that highly, especially since what he's just told them will hurt her feelings whether it's true or untrue.
Guest 14th Feb 2020, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Payback for the comments Marigold came with? You might well be right, though that kind of payback would as far as I can tell be horrible and completely disproportionate and unfair.

I am beginning to think the people commenting on previous pages reg. the group dissolving in the future, possibly in a (very) bad way, might have been right...
MajorDZaster 14th Feb 2020, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
In the 1995 rendition of Pride & Prejudice, Lydia just sort of discloses the secret that Mr Darcy was present at her wedding to a few people. Then she's like 'I wasn't supposed to tell anybody.'
Sounds familiar.
padanew 15th Feb 2020, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
If you lose an arm or leg it is a bad thing. If you lose a body part that is a part of your identity (either male or female) it is even worse. If she is very sensitive about it I would not mention ever again. Wound infections are often the largest killer of soldiers in times past. She may be saving up for a restoration spell to replace her missing part. (Can't find the name of the spell. Anyone know what spell that is?)
someone 15th Feb 2020, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
In D&D, it is Regenerate.
(Oddly, I couldn't find any wiki version of the 4e SRD.)
DontMindMe 15th Feb 2020, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
The reason is simply that 4th edition was never released under the OGL, but the GSL. Which was a FU towards the OGL and died along with 4th.
Worstcase 15th Feb 2020, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
If she does save up for a recovery spell - it will turn out by the time she has the money the one healer who is powerful enough cast it is Colleen XD
BornOnTheNinth 15th Feb 2020, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
That's a sad situation.
Sturzkampf 15th Feb 2020, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
And since that day it's said by all
In story, song and poem
Never trust a woodland elf
As far as you can throw 'im
Oldarmourer 15th Feb 2020, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Magnifique !!! and, of course, appropriated for later copyright symbol on it ;)
Oldarmourer 15th Feb 2020, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
hmmm,now that two directly connected synapses fired at once...
is that a quote from 'Bored of the Rings' ? so many good ones there I can't remember them all...
Sturzkampf 16th Feb 2020, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
Yep, copied from inspired by that heretical work 'Bored of the Rings', although the original was 'never trust a dwarf or elf as far you can throw 'em'.
Oldarmourer 21st Feb 2020, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
by far the seminal D&D novel...I've gone through several copies, they never seem to find their way home
Marcel 16th Feb 2020, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
The thing is, it's nothing to be embarrassed about. It's a warrior's scar. BTW, I've been in social nudist situations with a 70-something who had a double mastectomy. She has nice pecs!
Oldarmourer 21st Feb 2020, 4:28 AM edit delete reply
and I had one lousy axial lymph node removed over ten years ago and it still affects that arm and idea how my mother handled over a dozen gone
chuntuk 18th Feb 2020, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
In the last few pages we've seen Alexus the alchemist without his leather pilot's hat on, and learnt that he looks a lot like Ozzi. The big difference between them is that Alexus has brown hair and Ozzi has black.

But in the banner image at the top of the page Ozzi (at least I've always *assumed* it's Ozzi) has brown hair. It it actually Alexus in disguise?
Thracecius 18th Feb 2020, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Similar, but not the same. Ozzi has a thinner face with a pointy chin, different ears, nose, eyes and hairstyle, aside from his differences in clothing and choice of weapons.
Oldarmourer 21st Feb 2020, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
nope, just a sloppy doppelganger...kill it with fire...
no wait, it likes fire...kill it with acid...
no wait, from the way it sucks on that pipe, it probably likes acid...kill it with water
hippies hate water ;)
Bookeater_otaku 19th Feb 2020, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
Ozzie brown hair in the banner above is due to Colleen light spell that emits a yellow-ish glow on everything around.
Anothis 20th Feb 2020, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Wow this party... If these aere my players I'd just leave the table...
Lorkonius 21st Feb 2020, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
What an insufferable asshole.