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13th May 2021, 9:00 AM in Chapter 8
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Fife 13th May 2021, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Fimirs? Maybe Randulf will have to become a slayer sooner or later
Bookeater_otaku 13th May 2021, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Beautiful page as always. You really improved since the beginning of this comic.

The monsters look great and fierce.

As for Randulph being reticent to use potions, I understand the feeling. I am the kind you hoard them in videogames and and ends up with an overflowing inventory by the end boss.
Hman 14th May 2021, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Actually I was wondering about that.
@Rocktopus, did your skills actually improve, or do you invest more time in any single page?

Because by comparing the first pages with current ones I'm feeling your skills were already there, already wonderful, the level of beauty is the same, but there were less details.
So maybe you did not really improve as in "now are able to draw better stuff" because you already were but as in "now it takes less time". I hope at least, the "now I use more time for any page" would be the worst option for you as a person with a real life.
Guest 14th May 2021, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
At this point the comic makes enough money each month through patreon to be a part time job (let's try to go for making it a full time job guys he's not the type to regularly remind people but I am and I like his stuff) so I don't think it's horrible if he puts more time in, especially if that time is taken from other work.
Sturzkampf 14th May 2021, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Wonder if one of the other potions was 'Move Silently'? Because that would have been a really useful add-on about now. Assuming their are no inconvenient side-effects when you mix potions...
TickleMeStalin 13th May 2021, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
That demon squat!
chris-tar 13th May 2021, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
chris-tar
Gyak! Randulf just discovered Hephaestus's forge! Or Hell itself!
But beware an invisible Dwarf!
charlesw81 14th May 2021, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
Not full invisibility, just camouflage, so I suspect he needs to be more cautious and watch his movements.

I wonder what the plan is here. He hoped they'd somehow lead him to the other monster or that it was coming to them... I guess it could be in that tent... Who sets up a tent in a dungeon?
:) 14th May 2021, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
eagle eyes! I certainly missed the tent.
Bookeater_otaku 14th May 2021, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Even one eyed monsters have a need for privacy after all.
sailor mars 13th May 2021, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
sailor mars
Great monster and perspective. As for being invisible, is there a potion that will make you visible around your crush?
padanew 13th May 2021, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
padanew
I like the Greek influence on there armor and weapons. I do wonder who taught them blacksmithing.
io 13th May 2021, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
potion of invisibility? and possible delicious monsters.
melaredblu 14th May 2021, 4:00 AM edit delete reply
melaredblu
Well they probably have poor depth perception, so that ought to help. Let's hope they don't have the hearing to make up for it.
jamwa 14th May 2021, 4:42 AM edit delete reply
Am rather curious, do people view the dungeon as being "evil" or something else.

we have seen a few critters in it that were not actually aggressive, but don't recall any that overtly were helpful. but at same time its been mentioned that you are sent to a level that in theory is not harder than you can handle.

so what is the purpose of the dungeon does it seem like?
bel0919 14th May 2021, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
to amuse someone...just like the tv ?
David Argall 14th May 2021, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
This room seems to be a challenge to the theory that the adventurer is sent to a room that challenges, but does not overwhelm. at least any one of them looks to be more than enough challenge and all likely to be too much. Still, our boy doesn't think it is hopeless.
jamwa 15th May 2021, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
well not all encounters are meant to be a brute force fight. cyclopes traditionally are presented as being of low intelligence and relatively easy to trick. perhaps the dungeon is taking this detail into account. so it only becomes hopeless if you make a mistake.

another curious part of the dungeon, hasn't it been said that you would never run into any other party while in it?
David Argall 23rd May 2021, 2:00 AM edit delete reply
A [partial?] explanation for adventurers not meeting is that there is a very large number of rooms, and a very limited number of adventurers. While there are more than the two parties we follow, there are not huge numbers of adventures and the mathematical chance of meeting could be quite low.
:) 14th May 2021, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus, I think something is wrong with the last panel, the colors are so washed-out. Oh wait ... :D
Norman Perrin 14th May 2021, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
From Wiki entry on Cyclopes
From at least the fifth-century BC onwards, Cyclopes have been associated with the island of Sicily, or the volcanic Aeolian islands just off Sicily's north coast. The fifth-century BC historian Thucydides says that the "earliest inhabitants" of Sicily were reputed to be the Cyclopes and Laestrygones (another group of man-eating giants encountered by Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey).[107] Thucydides also reports the local belief that Hephaestus (along with his Cyclopean assistants?) had his forge on the Aeolian island of Vulcano.[108]

Euripides locates Odysseus' Cyclopes on the island of Sicily, near the volcano Mount Etna,[109] and in the same play addresses Hephaestus as "lord of Aetna".[110] The poet Callimachus locates the Cyclopes' forge on the island of Lipari, the largest of the Aeolians.[111] Virgil associates both the Hesiodic and the Homeric Cyclopes with Sicily. He has the thunderbolt makers: "Brontes and Steropes and bare-limbed Pyracmon", work in vast caverns extending underground from Mount Etna to the island of Vulcano,[112] while the Cyclops brethren of Polyphemus live on Sicily where "near at hand Aetna thunders".[113]

As Thucydides notes, in the case of Hephaestus' forge on Vulcano,[114] locating the Cyclopes' forge underneath active volcanoes provided an explanation for the fire and smoke often seen rising from them.[115]
someone 16th May 2021, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
I just realized- the camo potion doesn't stop you from casting a shadow, right? Randulf's biggest problem is the light of the fires, not the noise he makes. all that weapon and armour making will drown out any noise he makes, but if the cyclops are on their guard (which, admittedly they probably arent) they might notice him.
anybody 16th May 2021, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
well with only one eye, depth perception is non-existant. so not sure how well they could really tell shadows apart to begin with.
Grim 16th May 2021, 5:18 PM edit delete reply
Oh no Randolph, don’t drink it now!!! You’ve got to hoard a special potion like that for months, until you’ve leveled beyond its usefulness, and then sell it back to the vendor as “trash”!!!