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I think Byron got the point this time.
I think he got shafted, m’self.
At any rate, I’m sure we’re all a quiver with anticipation about what will happen next!
I dunno… this whole endeavor seemed like a shot in the dark, to me.
At this point, it’s hit or miss.
Hopefully this leads them to the heart of the matter.
Think we’re drawing a long bow with these puns.
Aye, you’ve hit the mark.
I’m a-quiver with anticipation!
I did that one already ;P
Regardless this must be an ‘arrowing ordeal for Byron. Though any chance of this being easy was probably shot from the beginning.
Really? Puns, guys? What next, nock nock jokes?
Don’t try and chain us down with a barb about our puns. We’re having fun so please let us let loose eh?
As for the matter of Byron our target… I just don’t know. Looking down my sights it seems like good aim but who knows if the business end of that arrow is enough for the business at hand?
Seriously, this won’t help, it’ll only give Byron piles.
Locke, you have only yourself to blame.
It’s Egon a die?
Now Byron’s got a ghost of a chance.
You think this problem can just be spirited away?
Well, what did you ex-spectre?
Enough with the puns. We should just pull back and let it go.
You’re acting awfully high strung over a little pun.
Well, we have been bending back to string the puns along.
As earning respect goes, puns have a lot of clout.
A mark of respect? I think we’re getting ahead of the recurve with all these high aiming ideas. Wouldn’t want to get broad heads now would we?
Maybe it’s time to take this down a notch.
Gravedust is just stringing them along.
But will it be enough to bow Byron’s will?
I always thought Gravedust had a sharp wit. I think he can pierce to the heart of the matter with relative ease. For him, it’s probably no harder than moving a finger.
THere’s been a lot of talk about how well this scene is developing Byron’s and Frigg’s characters… and it is.
But think about how it shows Syr’nj. The man she loves has been bound, beaten to within an inch of his life, has confessed that he truly wishes to die, and has just taken an arrow in the chest… and she planned it all ahead of time.
Not for vengeance’s sake, or any dark motivation… but because she loves him.
That there is one cold-blooded woman.
(That really doesn’t sound right . . .)
As a character: She probably has figured out the suicidal tendencies on her own but realizes she has to confront his personality in the bargain of confronting his curse. That takes a steady nerve to say the least.
As a joke: Trees have to face down storms they can’t either run or hide from whenever they come by. It seems like the wood elves share that weather-beaten calm tenacity if their totally impersonal lethal hostility to everybody else that isn’t a wood elf is anything to go by.
I would also note (again) that Syr is, effectively, a doctor.
To paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, doctors are the scariest people in the world, because they have the nerves to cut you up AND THEN PUT YOU BACK TOGETHER.
Syr may be handling this by seeing it as a kind of surgery.
The knive must cut to heal…
Don’t kill him, you’ll only make him angry … !
That’s quite a fletching look for Byron.
But Gravedust is looking kind of blue.
The Auld Grump
That said, he certainly gets to the point.
Doesn’t leave any fancy ideas nocking around. He just gives it to you point blank.
I’m seeing a loading bar for a private instance… Anyone else? Or am I just having flashbacks to the crazy mental levels of Hellgate:London.
You want to send him into a berserker rage? Then you aimed too high, Gravedust.
Shot through the heart ‘cuz you’re too lame.
You give rage a bad name, Byron
Heh, I think you should have left out the “byron” to make that work better.
Also fun fact, at the second drunkest point in my life the You Give Love a Bad Name is what I chose to sing over and over. Loudly.
Even better, my best friend, who actually looks a lot like Gravedust, opted to sing along instead of pretending that he didn’t know me. This was in the middle of a bar.
So, imagine Byron and Gravedust singing that song together. There’s a visual for ya ;)
Yup. I looked at this strip and immediately thought of that song too.
Actually, doesnt the line “You give love a bad name” have a echo of the words “bad name” after it? Byron dose have a near rhyme sound. So maybe just saing the phrase in normal volume and then whisper Byron.
DAMMIT I FORGOT TO MAKE THAT REFERENCE AND IT’S MY FAVORITE REFERENCE TO MAKE
You win, sir. You win.
Seconded, this outshines my puns.
I’m not actually sure what kind of magic Gravedust does, but it seems unique and pretty sweet.
Well he was able to get a lot of laughs at the comedy club and now he’s speaking is poetry.
Obviously he’s part bard.
Could be he won the soul of that young Gastonian cadet in a fiddle-playin’ contest.
He talks spirits into doing things for him. It’s the benefit that comes from not being able to ignore them as easily as normal people who can’t generally see or hear them. One of his typical methods is to tie/invest those spirits in arrows and firing those arrows at targets to do things.
He definitely has the Zen Archery feat.
Someone did mention he seems similar to a Seeker from 4th Edition D&D. Im sure that is only a very basic comparison, the main difference being that Seeker’s bind nature spirits into their arrows or other ranged weaponry while Gravedust applies ghost.
He shoots people with glow-y ghost arrows. It’s Glow-y Ghost Arrrow-Mancy.
Just an FYI, with that draw, the arrow has to go over the bowhand, otherwise the rolling of the string (as it rolls off the fingers) will cause the arrow to fly off somewhere to the left (stringside). When the arrow is on the bowhand side of the riser (middle part of the bow), that string roll results in the arrow being solidly against the riser, and flying straight.
At least he isn’t holding the bow tilted sideways because it “looks so cool.” How many times have you seen this kind of thing in fantasy art? http://lore.layonara.com/portraits/archer_h.jpg
And now it’s part of the canon! Gravedust is officially left-handed.
Well, we knew there was something sinistre about him.
In first panel, is Gravedust is admitting he broke wind….?
They did just have breakfast.
Frigg and Syr are playing rag-tag.
Did anyone else notice in the last strip that the door to this room is locked and bolted?
She should not lock the open door.
But, I’m in an excellent mood for a Moondance.
(Cue werewolf and moon-themed music link barrage?)
You mean like this?
Poor Byron. Poor Frigg. Amazing character development for both of them.
DUDE, WHAT THE FUCK!?!?
When you said you were going to get a piercing, I didn’t think you meant this!
I hope Gravedust’s solution will get to the heart of the problem.
…Here’s hoping he didn’t snag Bayen and Brayen.
Oh, dang it. If they follow the pattern, it’ll be back to Bandit and the newbies tomorrow and the 3 strips after that, and we’ll have to wait over a week to come back here… :-P
It’s called a “cliffhanger” :)
Shot through the heart.
And you’re to blame.
You give love a bad name.
WO-OH LIVING ON A PRAYER
WO-OH, WE’LL MAKE IT I SWEEEAAAR
Take my hand… we’ll make it if we try
When 99 red balloons go by.
How many arrrows of his have identities?
I’m getting a little creeped out by Gravedust.
Some people collect stamps
Came here to say the same thing. He probably doesn’t do it often because Syr had to ask if he had prepared it and she seems hesitant to ask. Still, it’s creepy to know that he is not only capable of, but also willing to, capture souls for later use. Sorta dark.
All the identities function as the same.
I don’t think the spirit is in the arrow until Gravedust uses his mojo to imbue said spirit within the projectile right before taking the shot, otherwise I think they just hang out around him, floating along as the Entourage Invisible.
And I’m not sure it really needs to be an arrow, I think Gravedust is CAPABLE of sticking a ghost all-up-in damn near ANY inanimate object, he just uses arrows because they’re his “thing”.
I have a theory that if you poke anyone in the ribs enough, they’ll tell whatever you want to know. You can poke them a little bit a thousand times …or the equivalent.
Byron, mad, bad, and dangerous to know….
Ah yes, the ol’ “Byronic Hero” reference.
Sheesh Locke! let Byrons be Byrons.
Don’t crit don’t crit don’t crit don’t crit
Not good, not good, not good!!!
I remember an RPG i played once were we tries to do something, well not exactly similar but it did involve shooting an arrow into someone we tries to help (long story). Unfortunatly it rolled “head” on the hit chart and it was a critical hit… Let’s just say our help wasn’t that appreciated by our employer…
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