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Believe in the gnoll that believes in you!
That line is SO corny and cheesy, I’m surprised there’s not a Southern dish named Gurren Lagen. Bravo for stealing it.
I’m not even the first to do it in these comments. Congrats to that guy really.
That Gnoll has faith in that Troll.
he be gnollin’
Tryin to catch me drummin’ dirty
So not Best, yet Best. I almost don’t want him to be Best, but I know if he’s not, then he might not matter longrun.
This troll’s humility is a perfect reversal of Best’s arrogance.
Perhaps that’s for the Best?
Well, a lot of things to happen. He wasn’t born Best.
Best was actually extremely mopey, before some crazy old coot filled his brain with prophecy baloney…
I see where this is going…
And you see where that fly is goin’.
He’s got the hairstyle though.
And he’s off to Trollabalooza!
awaiting the inevitable “Douchbag” achievement. Except that instead of conquering wenches he’ll be conquering Gastonian civilians.
Best is a ladykiller.
Wait…Wasn’t Auraugu a woman?
No Auraugu only said that he was no Man ,like in HuMan.
Hark! Harky harkens! Ye Best hurry along.
Best’s Horde alt plays up his opposite characteristics in a charming manner. Small, plain, humble, not terribly ambitious, but still a musician and full of potential.
-Auraugu ,Champion of the Fuzzy People.-
Alone for that i think he deserves his own Fanclub. I know that i am a fan of him now. Love the Wrestler Gnoll
Unnamed character made likeable/pitiable for the readers to connect with suddenly going to meet with an evil overlord?
At least he isn’t wearing red.
Well, the kid’s a troll. They’re a little tough to kill.
I imagine if I died horribly crushed inside a magical dungeon I’d reroll as something tricky to kill.
Harky: Take this grenade and give it to those stupid humans. Be sure to bring the pin back to me, there is a deposit on those things.
Troll-pup: Won’t that thing like, blow up and kill me?
Harky: Well, yes and no….
Next scene: Harky’s in the outhouse, and somebody left only a cardboard tube. The kid is sent questing for TP to gain XP and GP.
“….and don’t forget the Mountain Dew this time!”
heh, fuzzy people.
I love that Gnoll :D he’s just such a great character
I don’t get all the Best comparisons. I mean, they both like music, but that’s about it.
But they practically have the same face. And those ears! Those ears are a dead giveaway!
…yeah, I don’t really see it either, but there’s little harm in wild speculation.
Don’t feel bad. I too was going, “huh?”
The gnoll is still pretty amusing :D
Mostly it was the intial silhouette. Sitting on the dino-thing, he looked almost exactly like the longshot of Best sitting on a hill before he met up with the party (again).
Auraugu is awesome.
Yes he is.
He’s probably just Yalaria’s replacement being appointed.
…how this post ended up in THIS thread, I have no idea.
auraugu’s cheerfulness is infectious, makes me wonder what all those smiles and jokes have let him get away with
Am I the only one that suspects a suicide mission?
I get the feeling Auraugu is the kid’s friend. Otherwise, wouldn’t he be a little more surprised by a Commando speaking to him in such a friendly manner and tickling his ears and mentioning his name to Harky? So if it is a suicide mission, then Auraugu might not know but I have a feeling it isn’t meant to be one.
Suicide mission to go after the Guild, only to suddenly have memories of being Best surface. Proceed to break the fourth wall of the trapped players. Maybe?
Maybe, but I get the impression that Auraugu is the type who thinks he can survive suicide missions.
Suicide missions give the best medals, obviously. Just make sure you run before the nun freaks.
Suicide missions are for NPCs. Anything with stats – sorry, a health bar – can be killed.
Unless, though, it’s undead and has an unbeatable AC. Usually you can get around AC by using vorpal keen rapiers, but undead are immune to critical hits, so you can’t even hit them.
I agree that Auraugu is probably at least reasonably friendly with the kid (who shall be referred to as Billy for the rest of this post). The issue is that Auraugu is also very keen on practical jokes, and his desire for Billy to say “Champion of the Fuzzy Peoples”, with absolutely no alteration, comes across as odd. It seems oddly reminiscent of “Jack Sparrow sent me to settle his debt”. This feeling is made stronger by Harky never having shown any sense of humour, whatsoever. It seems reasonably likely that he would feel “Champion of the Fuzzy Peoples” was mocking his “Chieftain of the World’s Rebellion” title. I’m not convinced he would take well to such an act.
Additionally, Billy seems to be a loveable goof, who is not only so wrapped up in his own thoughts that he wouldn’t notice some gnoll climbing up a scaley dino-thing to tickle him, but is probably also highly gullable. To someone like Auraugu, who clearly loves a joke, that sort of target would be irrestible. I don’t think that Auraugu is planning for anything bad to happen to Billy, but I find it easy to imagine Auraugu simply being oblivious to potential negative consequences.
I agree that Billy being sent to find Graiya’s bough is quite likely (perhaps as punishment).
I also suspect he’s going to be an on-going character because significant time has been spent establishing him. If it were just a cursory thing to attempt to attract audience sympathy (akin to “I’m retiring tomorrow, and please look at these photos of my kids”), then yes, he would probably be dead next page. However, more depth than that has been used, and, via the Conservation of Plot, it does not make sense that Billy will simply vanish entirely. I feel that this also makes his inclusion on the Graiya’s bough mission more likely, especially if Harky is feeling vindictive.
Billy’s name is Penk, by the way.
That’s unfortunate. Not only did I completely miss a character’s name, but I wasted a perfectly good allusion.
To steal Graiya’s Bough, yes.
But what happens then, is anybody’s guess.
Wait, wasn’t Best shown a lonely grave under a tree? As in a bough? And that made him go apeshit and destroy that vision. Who knows, maybe he’s actually created himself a chance to avoid that destiny?
Are anybody here familiar with the D&D Gazeteer, “The Orcs of Thar”?
This arc really makes we want to take that up again.
It was for use with the Red Box etc. edition, so, I guess that’s 1.8e D&D :p
I guess you whippersnappers aren’t old enough for that :p
Anyway, it was a supplement to let players play goblinoids. Very funny.
Look at the last panel! Is Scipio part-troll?
That would explain so much!
First I thought it looked like Scipio too, but then I realized this guy is actually asleep. If he was awake he’d look a lot more like Byron than like Scipio. He’d actually look like Byron A LOT.
…same barber maybe?
Of course! The plot thickens!!!
Epileptic Tree Incoming:
Penk isn’t Best. Penk is Best’s drummer, who volunteered to go in and save him.
Scipio was the bassist for the crew, but he’s staying outside to monitor things in the same way Daedalus is.
This is actually just one long nWoD Archmaster chronicle.
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