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Yes. Moar gnoll.
beware frustrated musician
The Little Drummer Troll
Seems like a teenage troll. :3
Smells like it too. ;)
Some of us may get the spirit of it.
Why hello there, Best’s savage races alt. So nice to meet you.
Glad I wasn’t the only one thinking that right off. Best would never give up the guitar, I mean, his axe, though.
Do YOU want to bang on a drum all day? :D
It fits. Best would bang anything all day. At least drums don’t get pregnant.
Well, I certainly don’t want to work.
Instantly thought the same thing :]
The kid’s thinking of banging drums and whipping women into cave frenzies…it has to be Best haha
He just need to unlock the “Become a total Douche” achievement!
And may I say “Good catch”.
Yup. Am I seeing things, or does he even look like Best?
I must admit until we got the closeup I thought we were looking at Best staring at the wreckage from the vortex.
But does that explain Daedelus changing the Five into the Four?
Check the page data: It says we are seeing Auraugu and Penk.
So, his name is Penk. Penk the Drummer.
Do we guess at who will be hired into stealing Gryidelrerdahfojkash’s bough? (Sorry, I tried to remember the wood elf deity/thingie, but I just got brainfarts!)
Hm. Wonder if the WElf bough thingie makes music? I can see things going sideways for GodNerd, right there. Best to the rescue, indeed.
I think it was Graiya…been skulking in the Archives recently for scraps.
If he really looks like best or is best.it clearly is a change for the BETTER i say.
DING DING DING DING DING DING
I thought it looked like Best too!
first thought: mm, i should post “Hello, Best.” i’ll be the only one to see it and provoke a conversation.
read down: NEVERMIND
Also, re: my avatar – i would totally do, and have done, that irl to people. =D
Ah, you have a name. Too bad you’re not going to last long.
I can’t stop liking Auragu.
It’s his animal magnetism.
I think he meant his (web)comic relief…
Feel the rhythm!
Feel the rhyme!
It’s Savage time!
Evidently these gnolls are not so much hyena-like as part Coyote.
Hehe, drawing on White Wolf there or local legends?
Coyote is one of the Native American trickster spirits, not something White Wolf invented. Tons of local stories about him down in New Mexico, I believe Raven’s the other common one in parts of the country.
I am aware that White Wolf did not invent the legends of Coyote as a trickster and that it comes from several First Nations cultures. I merely meant that White Wolf might be where most people would know it from given this is a webcomic about an online RPG and White Wolf is a company that produces RPG’s.
My apologies for the misunderstanding and any offenses.
My suspicion is that, again this being a webcomic, Gunnerkrigg Court might be another source for information about Coyote.
“Several thousand miles away” is not very “local,” as legends go – at least until we discover intelligent life on another planet – and we’re not familliar with White Wolf. Which RPGs do they make?
[S] I’m just a bit “into” tricksters, be they spirits, gods or just plain characters. It started a lifetime ago – literally, someone else’s lifetime ago – with Brer Rabbit and sat around percolating for a while until I came along. After a while, though, it gets a bit hard to tell where an individual nugget of information has come from.
White wolf made their fame with Vampire the Masquerade and its “World of Darkness” coterie; Werewolf, Faerie, Mage, Ghost, Hunter.
It followed the monster movie classics for a while, and had Mummy as well… but that’s been discontinued far as I know.
Tricksters are great. Great and terrible. And fun.
Hyenas don’t bark, they laff.
Terrifyingly, but still, it’s all a laff to them.
It was more the prankster-y-ness, hance the capital “C.”
A set of secondary characters from the other side? Yes!
Question for the Power that Be!
Do you have somewhere, a listing of the chapters of this story, for use by the “next chapter” function button below the comic page?
And is that list perhaps sorted Alphabetically, rather than Numerically?
Because, and this is sort of funny (yet sort of boring too?), when I skip back to the start of the story by using the “First” button, I get to the title page of Chapter 1… but when I then chose the cute little catapult to take me to the next chapter, I get the title page of chapter 10.
Now, I checked, and it’s not an indexing error (that perhaps, after chapter 1 the next indexed chapter is 10), because from Chapter 2 it takes me to Chapter 3, as advertised.
So, 1, 10, 11, 12 … that looks like an alphabetical listing of numbers!
Further evidence: I clicked the catapult of the present chapter, and it sent me to Chapter 2, just as the alphabetical listing hypothesis predicted it would :D
That’s… a problem.
Chapter navigation is disabled until that’s sorted out. You can use the Archive Page to browse by chapter in the meantime.
Oh well, at least this time I didn’t get blamed for breaking it, like that time at the tour of CERN. :D
Just kidding, I had fun exploring the problem :)
Zerked Byron the IT guy. I like it.
KILL -9. KILL -9. KILL -9.
I don’t know what’s worse… that you made the joke, or that I got it.
the latter, obviously. Now, explain it!
wooohooo my favorit Wrestler Gnoll Auraugu is back.now he is a funny fellow.
hmmm i wonder if the bad guys have/are classical counbterparts to the good guys`? you know like Harki being the counterpart to Byron. The evil dwarf (which name i can’t remember) being the counterpart to gravedust.the avian could be counterpart to Syrn or the nun.
And the drummer troll could be the counterpart of the dead shitelf Best (which i am still very happy about.)
I imagine Auraugu being the counterpart to E-merl.Cause i thing of E-merl as a Comic-relief too ^^.
I know the counterpart theory probatly isn’t right but its still fun to think about it.
As demonstrated, he’s a commando. Commandos get the sneak ability.
Watch out! He has an internal monologue!
Internal monologues will take you places, man.
At least he doesn’t say it out loud. <.<
Good job on writing these guys as sympathetic characters. (And it took only one single page!) This should get interesting.
I feel this comment is a bit useless, though. Obviously I like this page, but obviously I should expect nothing less from these writers. Sympathetic enemy soldiers? Nothing new, there. It’s just that these Savage Races seemed irredeemable, which is a fantasy cliché, and only since the last few pages we got a glimpse of their humanity. (The wounded Avian being the other example.)
What I like about this page is that Penk is made sympathetic in a way that makes sense. We’ve come to know these Goblins as savage warriors and we tend to forget that they’re not always at war. So we get a glimpse of what normal life used to look like for a Goblin and it turns out they’re hunters. This makes perfect sense, because it fits what we’ve seen of their culture. Not only do we learn that Penk loves music, we also learn how this music is an integral part of their hunting culture. Again, it makes sense. So, good writing.
Troll, not Goblin. Aarrggh!
I don’t care if someone else said it first.
Troll gets trolled by gnoll.
Troll gets trolled by a Gnoll on a knoll, who then rolls on the knoll after the fol-de-rol with the Troll’s earhole. That’s cold.
Bah. Just realized he’s sitting on one of those Dino-thingies.
Noooooo, the other side! Now we have to sympathize with ‘em and challenge our preconceptions. The enemy has a face and a name and dreams and hopes, bwaaaaahhh!
They never mentioned the Troll’s name. Might I suggest “Ringo”?
It’s Penk. But of course, it could be that he’s Ringo Penk, or Penk Ringo (Short for Pent-echroK-ringo… can I say that?)
I think that Frigg can fix the ‘has a face’ problem
She’ll boink his face clean off? :D
At least we’re speared his music.
His relief comes armed with nothing but a feather. Truly, he is the uberman.
The kid is SO getting killed horribly by the party.
The Trolls WarBeast is the only one not curled up like a cat…
Yay! I love Auraugu! The kid is cool too. ;)
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