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YES. Byron rocks so hard.
Awesome. Feeling a little vindicated over the past few chapters since I’d speculated he’d been purposefully holding himself back because he was afraid of what would happen if he didn’t–sticking to “pussified fights,” as Frigg put it.
I love it when you guys do fight scenes!
Free at last, free at last, say hi to your god for me, free at last!
that made me laugh a lot harder than it should have XD
I’m very happy about this and the last few pages too :D
Byron shows up, and the cultists gotta split.
“Uh, hate to cut and run but I gotta deliver some chips to some cultist bros across town. You mi-*SPLURTCH*”
Let me axe you all, dead or dead?
These cultists just didn’t make the cut.
Yes, Byron had the edge in that fight.
Just a bunch of hacks really. Byron obviously cleaves to a higher standard.
So that’s why they call it an axe head.
Does Byron have an axe to grind with just this particular cult? or cults in general?
It used to be a cult, now it is a’culled.
I do believe he had an axe to grind over that curse they tossed on him
Cultists made him angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Now that’s what I call a splitting headache.
Reminds me of what I say when my assassin ganks someone in City of Heroes: “You don’t get to do things anymore.”
*seconds the CoH love*
*breaks out the mastermind who asks random thugs nicely if they wouldn’t mind helping her do this one thing?*
…I think I was less scared of the berserker.
cold, justified Byron as a new flavor of berserk?
perhaps the cure is not as effective as it seems.
A rage like that, kept under control, it’s like super powers.
are you kidding? he just lost his weakness to DARK attacks. and he is using FIGHTING against them! if anything is SUPER EFFECTIVE.
I have to applaud you for this one. I was thinking the same thing :-D
Two Gold Stars.
Holy cats! Is that allowed?
i dunno, but i LIKE IT.
Well, I think we’ve an idea of what happened to Battleshire… (If we didn’t already?)
Byron wiped out the town after being cursed with berzerness by cultists?
I’d wondered something like that, but back then others replied his track record suggested he was too inept…and that was after we saw him berserk.
We have to remember that these guys are all NPCs.
We’ve seen already that Byron’s fine when it comes to PvE…PvP, not so much. He’s clearly just not built for it.
The “others” were probably wrong, then. In this earlier comment, you made it sound as if there was only one person who thought that. Different people are going to speculate differently, so it’s probably no big deal.
*shrug* :-D With 31,000+ comments it’s hard to keep track of exactly when who said what. Gettin’ old here, memory’s not as sharp. There was a lot of back and forth over things like, was Byron lame, how lame, was he completely inept, was he a proper Berserker, a good Berserker but a bad fighter, should the party kick him out for being useless, etc., etc. etc.
Do you remember Harky shittin’ himself in the arena, clawing the walls to get the hell out of Byron’s way?
I’d say that the berserk rage is comparable to small tac-nuke.
Also, srsly, we haven’t seen Byron failing at PvP… we’ve seen him not beating Frigg, but that’s not PvP, it’s 5v5, and the five aren’t regular players.
Well, of course I remember Harky’s reaction. :-) I was just recalling that despite all of that, many people were arguing he was lame, ineffective, and/or should be punted. Many others (including myself) disagreed.
I’m not a gamer so all of this PvP and PvE stuff (and how it might apply) doesn’t occur to me…I just read it as a story. But I used to tabletop RPG, and I can say that I had GMs whose NPCs sometimes beat us to a pulp or worse. ;-)
Ah, I get it!
I always cheer for the guy whose plan carries the day, even when said guy is rendered unconscious at first contact with the enemy :D
As per Storming the giant guard in the Pirate mine…
A perfect plan is one that doesn’t depend on babysitting it to fruition, right?
Post the 31,000th comment!
Loved the monologue. So intense I almost felt his rage….
Now he’s gonna have to change his title from berzerker to Killing Machine.
I think he may have been what Sundar was talking about that time…
A mechanical whore?
Yes, a sex machine
scooby dooby *axe to the head* THUD
Looks like he’s on track, but still chopping prophets.
Ok, this page just ROCKED!
And the ending was so fitting to cultists and nihilists as a matter of fact.
Serieusly, you want everything to end? Well end it for yourself then, but keep it to yourself ;p
Well, I’m not a gamer, so that didn’t even occur to me. :-D I think we’ve only seen him fight Frigg (which was for fun, more or less) and Best (for which I presume he held himself in check). And there was that weird implication that this world may not simply be a game…
Ack, bleh–that was supposed to be in response to Guest, above.
So this is Byron, in a suppressed Berserk rage and stoned on sillibus.
No wonder Bandit liked it. Hack and slash, meet deadly calm.
So _that_ was what Eastwood was smoking in those little cigars….
Fun Fact: Clint Eastwood hated smoking.
Things like this make me want to go back to NOT having my own avatar.
Ah, yes. You know all that self-hatred you have boiling inside? That’s been there so long, it’s become an old friend? Let’s see what happens when it gets directed at someone else. Beautiful.
Byron Berserker took his axes
And gave the cultists forty whackses.
When he saw that they were done,
He went to find some other ones.
He looked in caves and temples dark.
He had his own small story arc.
Now that he can’t lose his head,
He will not rest till all are dead.
When he faced many he stood only one.
His mind is focused, and fear he has none.
He layed them low, cutting them all,
And put an axe in the last one’s skull.
Oh HELL yes.
(can I say that word? :x)
Fuck no, you can’t say “hell”!
I have considered it fair game since THIS episode at the latest.
Pretty sure it’s okay, the first one was way back.
So his rage was a cult’s curse? I figured it was PTSD.
Unless it was PTSD from a cult.
It can be both, y’know. He may have picked a Berserker class, and entered the game to find that a suitable backstory had been constructed for him from thin air, influenced by his real-life emotional trauma. Just like Frigg got a backstory/nature suitable to her real-life attitudes.
…I’m starting to wonder how those kids in the burlap sack or holding up.
Ah, it was my bad. Always been Old Gods they refer to.
So, Dead Cultist. What’s the last thing that went through your head before you were slain?
New stand-up comedy act, Gravedust and Grarl the Dead Cultist.
He will achieve final rest by perform as a sock puppet?
Sort of makes sense, living life as a puppet, hair of the dog, and all.
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