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Also fine example why carrying a baby into battle is a terrible idea.


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I don't know... All that plot armor...


Thinking about it, Durkon's mom may have got all the money in a shameful way. Or at least to her. She is very prideful.

I don't know why it's so important for Durkula to see though. Themes involve helping and supporting others...

First memory of his mom is her saving the life of a Dwarf falling off a ladder. Despite having just one arm, she made an incredible effort and took a great risk for another.

Later a young Durkon wants to raise money to regenerate her arm. Now it makes sense why she was so nonchalant and didn't really care about it. She could have but chose not to use the money for that. She has no desire of recovering her arm.

When he asks his Uncle Thirden about what happened to his father, he tells the truth and Durkon remarks that story is hardly scarring or difficult to hear, with Thirden saying the rest was for Sigdi to say.

She feels incredibly uncomfortable receiving an expensive dress as a gift. Maybe some sort of guilt for something she did?

Oof. I'll complain about the updates less, there's every sign that Rich brewed this all up a while back and carefully weaved in clues.


I think you have to consider how Durkon is now in relationship to the events there recapping. The whole point seems to be to tell you how durkon is the way he is. interestingly enough his mom is a very complex character. She could fix her arm but doesn't. she has this dichotomy of being both pitiable and yet doesn't want pity. having money but living poor. I feel we are close to getting the big reveal. Its going to be something so unexpected that it will throw off durkula's concentration.


Whatever it is, I'm hoping it comes into play soon. I don't think Roy is going to last much longer.

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1127: Windfall


So many "OW"s in that last panel!


Yeah that was a pretty big OW-ie right there Tector.

I hope Roy has extra Hp some where...


Eh, he's a fighter. He'll be fine.

It does seems like the team won't be able to survive themselves. Durkula will need to be neutralized or overpowered somehow.

A little cliche, and I don't know how realistic, but do you think Durkula will be morally persuaded and feel remorse for his actions?


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MageHunter wrote:

Eh, he's a fighter. He'll be fine.

It does seems like the team won't be able to survive themselves. Durkula will need to be neutralized or overpowered somehow.

A little cliche, and I don't know how realistic, but do you think Durkula will be morally persuaded and feel remorse for his actions?

No, but I suspect whatever Durkon's been up to is about to pay off.


I could use a new set of knifes....


It seems to have something to do with how Durkula isn't able to see subtext with memories or make connections between them. I think Burlow is being a bit too obscure.

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Are we going to have a Jack-Jack moment, where it is the baby that foils the villain's plan?


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Lord Fyre wrote:
Are we going to have a Jack-Jack moment, where it is the baby that foils the villain's plan?

If that baby shoots laser eyes and set durkula on fire then teleports around and turns into a raging beast and beat him up I am out. Like I am so gone.


I'm pretty sure the baby doesn't have super powers...or even supernatural abilities.

I do think also that the person to save the party MIGHT just be Loki.

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I'm expecting that the memories Durkon is playing back have some big reveal directly, not as a metaphor, like "and Mom donated the money to add a power to the temple our family could use in times of duress" just as the power gets activated and turns the tide.


JoelF847 wrote:
I'm expecting that the memories Durkon is playing back have some big reveal directly, not as a metaphor, like "and Mom donated the money to add a power to the temple our family could use in times of duress" just as the power gets activated and turns the tide.

Dramatically, that makes perfect sense. But I can't think of any reason that Durkon would be revealing that, however.


I can't think of a reason either since it's kind of weird and very Chekov's Gun meeting other stuff...


JoelF847 wrote:
I'm expecting that the memories Durkon is playing back have some big reveal directly, not as a metaphor, like "and Mom donated the money to add a power to the temple our family could use in times of duress" just as the power gets activated and turns the tide.

Or he's going to reveal something Durkula thinks he can use that'll backfire.

Didn't he lure Durkula to this part of the temple?


Durkula is specifically expecting a false lead though. Durkon has given incomplete truths in the past, so it would make sense if there is something special about the temple.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Are we going to have a Jack-Jack moment, where it is the baby that foils the villain's plan?
If that baby shoots laser eyes and set durkula on fire then teleports around and turns into a raging beast and beat him up I am out. Like I am so gone.

No of course not.

What I am saying is that the child could do some small act that triggers big consequences (Like in the movie, Jack-Jack knocked Elastigirl's glasses out of alignment.)

NOT, as you suggest, that the kid suddenly manifest some superpower. How could you so badly misunderstand me?


Fyre,

Because it's apparent that people misunderstand things.


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Lord Fyre wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Are we going to have a Jack-Jack moment, where it is the baby that foils the villain's plan?
If that baby shoots laser eyes and set durkula on fire then teleports around and turns into a raging beast and beat him up I am out. Like I am so gone.

No of course not.

What I am saying is that the child could do some small act that triggers big consequences (Like in the movie, Jack-Jack knocked Elastigirl's glasses out of alignment.)

NOT, as you suggest, that the kid suddenly manifest some superpower. How could you so badly misunderstand me?

as an example of misunderstanding. I was making a joke and you took it as a serious statement...


1128: Raising a Family


well, we know where the jewels went.

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Damn.

...are those five who I think they are?


The baby looks so sad... :(


TriOmegaZero wrote:

Damn.

...are those five who I think they are?

Who do you think they are?

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The ones who always showed up to dinner. I'd guess being raised was the start of a long friendship.

Edit: Looks like so.


I don't get it but then again it's pretty weird stuff anyway...


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I don't believe it.

(ok I do but huh ok. go Durkon's mom being all altruistic.)

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Well Think I know what the big pay off for Durkons plan is but I hope I'm wrong (It's basically one step up from the power of friendship)


Kevin Mack wrote:
Well Think I know what the big pay off for Durkons plan is but I hope I'm wrong (It's basically one step up from the power of friendship)

Maybe it will make the vampire have to save vrs nausea?


Either that or some how Thor kicks a vampire's butt...

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If there is some special power linked to this location in the temple, can Durkon (not Durkula) still activate it in his current situation?


Hmm maybe a spare resurrection resting around somewhere.

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The folly of it all.

There will always be Dwarves like Durkon's mom. Dwarves whose way of thinking Hel and her minions cannot even fathom.

Hel's plan is flawed, because even if this world ends and she becomes the goddess of Dwarves in the new one, there will still be souls that escape her.

Her dream of eternal hegemony will never become a reality.

All her efforts, and all of Durkula's efforts, are for nothing.

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Poor Minrah

Being named was not enough protection

I will remember her


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I don't get it but then again it's pretty weird stuff anyway...

Durkon and his mother had dinner parties with the same five people for most of the time he lived in dwarven lands. We are just now being told that those five people are the people Sigdi had raised from the dead.

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I think Thomas may be more confused about what the memories are supposed to do to help Durkon influence the fate of his friends.


Pretty much. I mean I get they're suppose to distract or something...but honestly I don't see how this helps or saves the world.

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I don't see how this turns around either. I can't wait for Rich to hit us with the twist, hamhanded or no. He's had a pretty good track record, but this is a tough one.


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Nope. No twist.
Rich was sick of writing it. Just ends here with their defeat.

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How daring.


It's not like that ends the story, though. We still need to see how much progress Redcloak is making.

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thejeff wrote:

Nope. No twist.

Rich was sick of writing it. Just ends here with their defeat.

I don't think so.

I do believe that Durkon is setting up for a big reveal before Thor unleashed some whoop-ass on Durkula.


Oh I see you just don't pick up on jokes very well. It makes sense now. cool. now I know.


The jeff,

I think you're joking but my Philip J Fry face is locked in on this one...


Well I thought it was clearly a joke.


I tend to fail my Perception Humor checks, Vid...

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