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“I did not expect her to involve herself in preventing a theft.”
Well, shyeah. How could Bandit possibly steal it from the elves, if someone else steals it first? Then she’d have to steal it from those other thieves, and that just doesn’t have the same ring to it, you know?
The gnoll would’ve been dead like 2 or 3 times by now if it weren’t for the bough. As likeable as Auraugu is he does seem to suffer from typical bad guy incompetence. He didn’t do all that well at that dock encounter either.
Don’t know where he gets his confidence.
Every morning, he has a bowl of Meaties.
It’s the Breakfast of Champions (of the Fuzzy Peoples)!
Overconfidence is a classic bad guy trait – if you’re dealing with James Bond villains or any Marvel comic baddy from the 1960′s
Well, he killed an entire company of armored guards, whom I assume can only be the elitest of the elites they have guarding the bough.
I can’t say his confidence is altogether misplaced.
Killed ? You mean the guards Bandit passes by, two or three pages before ? They can’t be dead : I mean, they would have been pilled up, or strewn across the place in a particular fashion, not just leand against some pillars. They were slumbering on duty, which is unthinkable.
Unless Aurgu … Mr Fleabag speaks about other soldiers.
What? You think he had to fight them? He’s a Wrestler (i.e. a Monk of the Horde), he just neck-slammed them right out of commission… and he didn’t even use the ropes.
Well, he definitely didn’t train with the Vivacious Vicki Glori! I mean …uh, she won that belt fair and square!
(Queen Rena Rules!)
+ 1 billion for you.
Yeah, looks to me like they’re sleeping too. Besides, the only thing weaker than bad guy mooks are good guy mooks for which they compensate with overpowered protagonists.
Boy are you guys optimistic.
They better not be having nightmares.
Guys, they’re wood elves. Auraugu probably just sprayed the whole chamber with herbicide – like Round Up. Rather quick, deadly, silent, and efficient.
Agent Orange works for the Horde?!
That’s Double agent Nanor’Nj to you!
I doubt Bandit would have mentioned checking to see if anyone’s alive if they were just napping. They probably would have intervened by now if they weren’t dead.
We don’t mean sleep as in taking a nap. But drugged, unconscious or put to sleep via magical means.
Boy are you optimistic.
I’ll tell you where the confidence comes from, it’s the mask.
I never knew what a difference a luchador mask could make in my life, and then I strapped one on, suddenly there’s a spring in my step, a song in my heart, and the sacred honor of a wrestler burning in my very soul.
It did what no doctors, pills, Hollywood diets, or fancy candles could.
It made me a man.
Auragu is not a man, assuming Auragu tells the truth. Then, what is Auragu?
An exhibitionist with six tits?
He is DEVO!
That was an all-female assault squad… used to be known a Harky’s Angels
He is teh wrestlur man — erm — fuzzy person. And he is teh champion, hyes! So overconfidence is part of his job description. That said, his confidence is definitely not entirely misplaced.
I like how apparently not being nigh immune to an arrow ambush is now incompetence. Harky set the bar high, I guess.
Shaverust Dessertspammer to the rescue! Well, until Improve Root Attack, at least. And speaking of spam, healthy spam…
I’ll have the quick Frigg rescue well tenderized with a spiked mace, served with Frigg sauce and a side Frigg of Frigg
FRIGG, Frigg, Frigg, Frigg, FRIGG, Frigg, Frigg, Frigg
Angry Frigg, wonderful Frigggg! Nasty Frigg, wonderful Frigg
And BTW, thankyouthankyou for the continuation of the action! I really expected a total break in the action a la the start of chapter 8, or a flash back, or flash forward, or flash fire (see cover), flash mob, or a flasher…ewww
Ha! Ha! Your avatar looks really spooked by the flasher!
Yeah, time for some mystic neck-romancy.
Scipio and Fri’Ng may be getting a little neck-romance-y at this very moment.
Gravedust packs 12-gauge arrows with some mean knockback. Too bad he doesn’t have explosive arrowheads. If he had that, and there was a pool of lava nearby, we could have a Guildy-style reinactment of the final T1000 scene in Terminator 2.
Wha-? How’d my comment get up here?
When I first saw the arrow I thought it was a javelin. The dwarf is packing some seriously large calibre ranged-assery.
A Rogue and Hunter unable to beat a single resto druid? BLASPHEMY!
Oh yah, and the many hordes of warriors he slaughtered outside.
I’d say he’s closer to the new Monk class that is coming out, but with incredible Druid buffs. Plus, he’s fighting them one after the other rather than all at once and we know what a difference that makes.
Worgen Druid, sorry.
Slaughtered ? They’re all leaned against pillars, they’re sleeping it off.
If by sleeping it off, you mean sleeping the big sleep, you’re right.
Ever seen a ninja do a flying head-grab-neck-twist? They look like that afterwards.
Gravy’s more like a resto shaman with a bow.
Puh. for a moment there i thought that our beloved Auraugu was a goner.
also i guess now tombdirt is in trouble too.who will come now? Frigg or E-merl? i think E-merl would be more useful here.his shield power could prevent him from being rooted.
also,new avatar pic…..not cool…funny yes ,but not cool.
What is needed is two characters showing up at the same time : the first one drawing all of Fleabag’s attention, and the other sneaking on him, snatching the bough and getting the hell outta dodge, Carl Lewis style.
Did I call that, or what?
The half-pint doesn’t fuck around.
Too bad Graiyas body parts are much more promiscuous!
*SOMEONE* was in such a hurry to make up for being latened by karaoke, that he *retroactively* rerolled all past avatars as well…
Or so it seems.
I thought that always happened?
Oh, you’ve trained them well!
Nope. That’s inherent to the Gravatar service. That’s why comments about how appropriate someone’s avatar is make no sense without a description when you go back an read older strips.
Same thing happens on Shortpacked! & Dumbing of Age since the author there also provides random avatars for those who don’t register.
This is turning into a boss encounter…
Thirty comments and an Alt Text, and no one has made a “His bark is worse than his bite” crack yet.
What is happening to this comments section? I don’t even know you people anymore.
Well, maybe when he actually bites something we’ll be able to properly compare. And I wouldn’t want to bark up the wrong tree, but as long as he’s got that bough’s barkskin bonus, Auraugu isn’t going to be biting the dust. Although Gravedust may have bitten off more than he can chew…
Look out, Gravy! Leg hump in 5…4…3…
Auraugu does seem to be a little (t)horny…
*mental image* Porn Star awarded to you, sirs.
everything is going right back to what H.R. wanted
No, no. Check the next page after, he ordered tofu pad Thai. “Extra spicy.”
And comparing the actual events to what H.R. planned? I’d say he probably didn’t have much in the way of Scoville units for supper that night, either.
Hey, just noticed – on that page (chap 15 pg 23) the one shown “pilfering” the bough looks (1) like a gnoll AND (2) FEMALE! I mean, isn’t that breast swelling there? So that wasn’t meant to be Auraugu, which means HR Pufnstuf’s plan ain’t EXACTLY being followed….?
Phil mentioned when Auraugu showed up at the bough that it was originally going to be a new gnoll character, but they changed it because, hey, there wasn’t any reason that an already-popular gnoll shouldn’t return. I imagine it’s just a remnant of that.
Or Auraugu (Champion of the Fuzzy Peoples) is a cross dresser.
Technically if he is just a cross dresser, transvestite might be the more fitting term.
Depends on how much gnolls are like spotted hyenas…
hyenas are ambiguous further south.
Ah dang, i had hoped for one of the main cast to die. Oh well, save that surprise for later then.
Heresy! Thats Bandit you are talking about. Also, there are plenty of pages left to fulfill your pro-faux-see. Knock on wood….
Hey, Jim. Nice to see you getting out and about…
Damn, that was supposed to be a reply to James Rye.
C’est la vie!
even though he got the shaft, the gnoll still is willing to branch out.
“…He’s one sexy mother– (Shut your mouth!)…”
Well… At least *someone* might think so.
Why maggPi, I do believe you’re blushing.
“Who’s the masked private gnoll who’s a sex machine – hey, what’re those sticks?
“SHAFTS!”…”You’re dammm right.
“You say this dog’s breath is a baaad mutha-
SHUT YO’ MOUTH!…
….I will if HE will…
Bad dog, give, GIVE!
Damn… enemies with rapid regen really suck.
Oh hell… If they use the old ‘throw flaming oil on the troll’ trick to take him out…
Hmm… that would explain why the forest is on fire.
Wouldn’t it be “Throw oil on the flaming gnoll” in this case?
HGGGXK is now my favorite word to contain an “X”.
Looks like the ^^ eyes aren’t a set feature of the mask after all.
I think Gravedust is in need of a lumberjack, now.
Yes. Now. NOW is the time for a lumberjack, you crazy elves. Where is he? Locked up in a woodstove, ready to be baked, you say?
[nitpick] Since Auraugu seems to be a louder boss than Liquid Ocelot, how on earth did he take out a platoon without waking up the whole forest?
Panel 3 – I’m no expert, but I did practice archery as a kid. Gravy’s hold of the arrow under the bow seems wrong to me. Of course, I’m semi-left-handed-ambidextrous-ish…
And since discontinuity errors are a game to people such as myself: Panel 4, Gravy’s bow is angled the opposite way from Panel 3, and the arrow now seems to be over his grip instead of under.
I’ve generally given up on making comments like this, but from the standpoint of western archery, the muppet gallery is correct. Gravy’s arrow should be resting on the back of his hand at the base of his index finger and not the base of his thumb (which on a right handed archer would tend to send the arrow way off to the right….way, way off). This is such a common error in fantasy art, and movie promotional stills, that trying to point it out is usually like talking to the wall.
Here’s the free “but I did my research honest” get-out-of-jail-free-card, obviously Gravy is using the Asiatic Release and drawing the string back with his thumb (I don’t recall this being clearly illustrated).
I’m not a bow archer, but at least the pose-continuity seems consistent to me. Also, I give them a small +1 for making his bow a short (almost) recurve bow; it matches Graveh’s stature and relative strength.
Im going to go for the low hanging branch and just say that the gnoll is getting the shaft this page.
C’mon! Shoot the arm that’s holding the bough! It’s only your feet, for now.
Shoot him in the brains, through each eye.
Then in his ass, through each ‘nad.
It’s the classic method of putting down those rapidly regenerating that have no elemental weakness.
Rah rah ree, shoot ‘im in the knee!
Rah rah resticle, shoot ‘im in…. the other knee
YOU try shooting a flailing arm. What if it hit the bough and the universe imploded? Then the gang could go adventuring across sepia world!
I’m waiting for one of Grav’s ghost pals to come flying out to like… uhh… scare him SO BAD that he drops the bough and dies of a heart attack?
I notice Gravy’s arrows only have two fletching feather things! :O I can’t believe I didn’t notice that before.
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