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You mean “The Real Fifth Member of the Party”?
Apparently, she’s gnome more.
Too bad. Reliable thieves are in short supply.
You mean to say they’re small in number?
The population just isn’t all that large.
Theres a shortage?
They wouldn’t just leave out someone of her stature. That would be a crime.
I know punning is the lowest form of humor, but this little tangent is falling short.
Honestly, people will look down on us.
Iirc Bandit got disarmed the last time so she’d be short handed anyway.
That’s just a small problem. i’m sure she can handle it.
There really isn’t any reason to split hairs over this issue
Her player was using an illegal accound and they banned it.
I’m sure Gravedust can lend her a hand… or borrow one from a different corpse.
By the time he’s done with her she’ll be armed to the teeth.
I’ve told ya before…we aren’t thieves …we prefer to be referred to as property relocation specialists -_o
I think she logged off.
yeah she died so she rage quit and un-subed.
I bet she’s just “offscreen” and the writers are trying to mess with us. There were five burial mounds, so the fifth corpse has to be somewhere.
I’m sorry but #5 is an auxiliary mound only to be used in emergencies. Bandit was probably taken to a pet cemetery by mistake.
“Sometimes, dead is bettah.”
Given their special relationship to this world, the fifth might have been reserved for Best.
It’s difficult to bury vapour.
He’s back, bitches.
Actually, that looks like Frigg’s eye.
He’ll be back shortly, bitches.
It’s just a game, lol.
Dedalus plays Bandit, he’s an RP’er.
I’ll bet he’s a LARP’er too.
rock-paper-scissors I WIN! I AM THE GRAND BLOODDRINKER!
…so are the days of our lives.
Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living!
Now all I can hear is thunder.
Man, since when is it sacrilidge to pervert the laws of life and death and bring back yourself and friends so that they might fight evil, win friends and get phat loot (or lute, in Best’s case)?
The sacrilege is not demanding payment upfront, he comes from a…complex culture.
Or it may be the speaking to a shit elf.
Respawn can be considered a sacrilege in a a good RPG
I feel like this just cheapens the ending of Chapter 8, but I guess it kinda hinges on how they handle their first few moments of re-life.
This page would’ve probably made for a better climax and ending for the previous chapter but no biggie.
I disagree in that, unlike most times resurrection is employed in stories like this, it makes very clear that this is not something lightly done, likely something never to be done again. There should be a lot of drama in bringing someone back from the dead, not just going to the temple and paying 5k gold pieces to the priest for a quick soul reattachment.
Even without knowing it was a game, they were set in a fantasy world in which one of the party members had the ability to speak with and draw power from the dead. Having someone resurrect them isn’t all that surprising.
Now to me, the interesting twist is why he considers it a sacrilege, and why he’s doing it anyway. I’m guessing it’s because his job is to put spirits to rest, not call them back.
I was going to ask this question in the forum, but it would have not worked right, so I’ll ask it here:
Why are all you commenters spurning the new forum?
Forums are for complex discussions about the socio-economic status of dwarves and suck elves, for diving into the lord of the world, and for calculating the proper Awesomitude (TM) of Frigg to twelve decimal places.
Comments are for puns wars and one-liners.
Are you sure? That doesn’t sound like forums to me. That sounds like USENET.
Don’t be silly. USENET isn’t for anything!
I’m in agreement, i.e. that the comments just has a spirit of community that the forums just seem too cold and distant to be able to replace them.
PS I WILL go there to find that 12 decimal calculation though . . .
I spurn the forum because it’s too many clicks away.
Um, it’s the same number of clicks. One.
Logging in and creating an account count as clicks.
Logging in. Passwords. Catching up.
“Forum” is a Greek word.
The Greeks fought a war with Turkey.
Turkey is what Americans eat for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving celebrates the Pilgirms meeting the Indians.
The Pilgrims descendants commited genocide on the Indians.
Genocide is evil.
Therefore, Forums are evil.
A+ on your Modus Batman logic there, friend.
trying to work out the subversive humour in ‘Forum’ actually being Latin.
Forum is latin. It means “marketplace”.
This subthread wins so much.
Correct. In Greek it would be Agora.
But, outside of that, you have no problem with the comment? You sick, twisted, piece of work. :-)
Hey, Jarry, I’ll have you know that Europe was into the whole “genocide and persecution” thing WAY before America was! We were just a young nation, growing up in a big, scary world. We didn’t have that many good role models and went through a few “dark eras”, most likely listening to Linkin Park and buying all our clothing at Hot Topic whilst striking out at those near us. We’re better. We swear.
Now we’re just approaching our mid-life crisis. Hel-lo new car that will make us feel younger! What’s that? We can’t afford you? That’s not what our new friend China has to say!
Heh, this will NEVER come back to haunt us.
I can’t access the forum. I sent an email to the writers about it, but never got a response.
I’m stubborn. And signed up for a Gravatar account just. For. GA’s. Comments. And the pun-wars just won’t be the same.
There’s a forum? No, seriously. I was not aware.
Had I been aware, then the reason I would not be visiting the forum is because I only visit a webcomic’s forums for the discussion threads for individual comics. …Which are right here anyway, in a *much* more convenient format.
Plus, I don’t have to sign up and do the registration email dance to post, so I can do so on more of an impulse than in a forum. I also don’t have to remember a password. All in all, it’s easier and more fun to do it this way.
What would I want a forum for?
Their first words:
“Duuuude…. big-ass hangover”
There are two types of undead… you’ve got your corporeal undead… zombies ghouls and the like. They tend to be mindless slavering monsters. Then you’ve got your incorporeal sentient undead… smart, but without a proper body. Ghosts specters and so on.
What YOU have managed to do, with your pathetic attempts at healing… what you have done is… and this has eluded the greatest necromancers for thousands of years… is somehow create a corporeal, sentient, undead.
Thanks for that by the way. The endless hunger will keep me company.
As remembered through the dazed stupor of me at 8am, yes. :)
Love that serial.
And thus started the zombie apocalypse.
And this is bad why?
And thus begins the adventures of zombie Frigg.
All we want to do is eat your brains.
It’s not unreasonable, I mean, no-one’s going to eat your eyes.
All we want to do is eat your brains.
We’re at an impasse here, maybe we should compromise.
Plus many for a Jonathon Coulton song.
She’ll have a lot on her plate.
A lot of brains.
As a zombie Frigg would finally get the one thing she’s always wanted, resistance to bludgeoning damage.
Frig awakens and she is not plzd.
With that much sand in her armor, I’d say that’s an understatement.
But at least she has Best there to help take care of the problem.
It’s a good thing she has the best solution available to her.
She’s not wearin’ any armor.
I’ll check back in a couple weeks.
Payet’s just not interesting to me.
If she’s permanently gone… I’ll follow suit.
What is with all the people who think Bandit is gone just because she’s not on this one page? Did you not see this page a few days back? http://guildedage.net/webcomic/chapter-9/g-day-2011/
She’ll be around (though note that she is AGAIN portrayed as separate from the Five)
In the present day, superstion and the sword rule.
It’s a time of darkness, it’s a world of fear, it’s an age of GUILDED-NESS!
Warriors by day, still also warriors by night, we were betrayed on a mission of peace, killed and entombed for longer than I care to contemplate.
Now, here in Akarra, the rez is cast, and we LIVE AGAIN!
We are defenders of the realm, we are GUILDIES!
Man I wish I could correct typos, oh well.
I’m giving you the biggest hug known to man for using a GARGOYLES reference. Best. Cartoon. Ever.
Holy crap I missed the reference. (But then I only ever got to see five episodes of the show)
Agreed. A better cartoon was never made.
Now I want Best to shout “What sorcery is this?!”
Hey look! it’s Wordsworth, Needle and Fragg.
They are so going to party down with Tombdust.
But can they dance?
Only if a pale ghoul moonwalks into the scene.
Well Best is right there…
Until they kill him and resurrect him as Worst, the dancing Shit Elf bard.
Back in business, baby!
Sweet potatoes, I hope Bandit’s coming back too.
Best knows about manual labor bitches so ya bettah’ recognize.
He’s used to carrying around unconscious bodies as well. If you’ve exhaused one partner in an orgy, you’ll need to place them out of the way before moving on to the next… and that was a lot of partners.
I guess Payet does have a lot of experience with “moving bodies” and while he cannot actually resurrect them he’s certainly liven up a few people.
He sure knows how to put some life into those female partners of his.
Even the men
I’m sure he’s raised a few stiffs in his time.
They usually just lie back and take it.
He had a past job shoveling shit? Huh. Had no idea that Best used to be a politician.
Ba-dum bum tish.
He quite because his singing voice was getting a bit Horse.
Bad Horse even.
Everybody is HIS mare.
I’m kinda wondering if, from the meta-game perspective, Best and bandit are the same “player”. I mean, the Best player did mention something about having multiple on-line personas, with Payet Best being one. What if Bandit is another? And it might have been that statement from the player that Dedalus was “Hmmm”ing at.
I’m sorry, I meant to say with [Blank] [Blank] being one.
Interesting. I suppose the two are never “on screen” at the same time, are they?
Alas, they are. Granted, one is picking pockets while the other talks, but that’s a gamer’s “drinking water while performing ventriloquism” trick, right?
One point I’d set forth is that given our technical situation the player could be playing both simultaneously; his mind may be literally fractured into component parts. That’d explain why Bandit randomly decided to whisper something into the crowd that would amuse Best.
Ah yes, now I remember. Even interestinger.
We’ll have to check the terms and services to see if multiplaying is illegal or not.
But Mathter, I didn’t get the brainth in time! Thomething might cauthe them to go inthane!
By Glod, now I know what it is like to BE Glod!
Yay, they’re back!
We can’t see the entire rune, maybe Bandit is offscreen. But, more likely, she “mysteriously vanished” and will “mysteriously reappear.”
Or she’s just dead, period.
Her corpse probably falls into the category of “some assembly required,” at least.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Stumpy together again.
I would have expected more holes in the corpses, considering.
The holes are full of dirt.
Isn’t that what holes are always full of?
Generally holes are full of…err, hole-ness.
In fact I think that’s one of the essential features of being a hole, not being, that is.
Frigg, you’ve got a little sleep in your eye, I mean, dirt… from your grave.
Just let me get that out for y…… OH GOD NO MY ARM AGGHHOOWW
Gravedust should give purple-tie a lesson in chanting. He’s pro at it.
Soldiers, arise! Stand and fight! Bring victory at last to this fallen knight!
So … Gravedust is a Buddhist? Ish?
Five bucks says that their souls get stuck in the wrong bodies.
And a few anchors say, that they could not, unless those are broken. And Gravedust is summoning them by using anchors, or silver strings or whatever.
Though it would be awesome to watch Frigg grabbing his pelvis and scratching his back at the same time in Byron’s body.
“Man you are soft. Ya know that?”
You mean like a transporter accident?
Woo, finally cauaght up.
ARISE CHICKEN, ARISE.
ATHF reference FTW, KZero. *gives cookies*
First words out of Frigg’s mouth shall be: “WTF, MAN!!!!!! YOU -KILLED- ME?!!?”
And consequently there shall be fisticuffs with Sir Beserker until Gravedust and/or Syr’nj break ‘em up.
Oh My God, why is the art so good?
Warning: Reading this comic may cause the following: Blindness, Madness, Reality crumbling around you, Fantasy popping up in your Sci-fi, Sci-fi popping up in your Fantasy, Double Rainbow Guy making out with the Doublemint Twins on your bed, Double Rainbow Guy making out with the Doublemint Twins in your bed, Double Rainbow Guy making out with the Doublemint Twins under your bed, Waking up next to The King, Waking up next to that chick that was hot when you went to sleep, Waking up to that guy that was a chick last night, and Nausea.
I make it a point only to read enough to cause symptoms 2, 3, 5 and 10…if I feel 12 coming on, I go find my towel.
and a packet of nuts.
coming off that infinite improbability can be a bitch.
Don’t forget punny nose and hoarseness due to severe groaning. Though those only pop up if one reads the comments.
Contact your physician if elation lasts more than 4 hours.
More like, “Contact your physician if resurrection fails to last more than four hours. Make sure to contact your doctor or physician before taking Reviagra (TM).”
Communities may experience over-repopulation when taking Reviagra (TM). If your community begins suffering over-repopulation, cease taking Reviagra (TM) and speak to your Doctor immediately. Over-repopulation may lead to zombpocalypse, a serious condition which may result in undeath.
I guess Bandit was the one who recieved the worst wound in that she was nearly hacked into three bits but I’m still going to fucking weep if she’s gone for good. Best is fine too but he’s no replacement.
They could always hack off his legs beneath the knee and then put his hair into pigtails. That’d almost make him a replacement Bandit.
Maybe if you squint and tilt your head.
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