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Gravedust has a new title: Falconer.
Probably is still more intresting then sitting around listening to angry sky elves
Byron’s a lumberjack and he’s okay!
Curse you for making me picture Byron in suspenders and a bra. I mean, I love the brain-damaged lunk, but I still do not need this mental image.
Here, you take it!
the shape of his shiny new gorget is somewhat bra-shaped…
And that’s why axes are better than swords. The world’s first Multi-tool.
It cuts down trees and murders folks horribly! It even makes julienne fries!
it never breaks! It never Breaks! …. it broke.
It removes unwanted fingerprints from walls, it removes unwanted walls from fingerprints. It’ll put the cat out all night, and teach the neighbor’s kids to stay in their own dang yard.
It heals the sick. It makes the blind see, the deaf hear, the mute speak. It resurrects the dead.
And it can be yours, for three easy monthly payments of $29.9–no, only $19.95! Send a messenger pigeon now; operators are standing by.
“Ask any Beserker, a hammer is just a really heavy set of lockpicks”.
“…and to think this whole time I’m been using my head to brake down doors, thanks Trader!”
-Goes back to pillaging-
I’ve always thought the little blinder hats on falcons make them look like tiny executioners.
That’s what I call ” chop until you drop”.
I regret nothing of my comment <.<
You beat me to it… well played sir. Well played.
The Bird requires more choppy-choppy. Hop to it, lads!
Is that bird wearing a headscarf?
No, it’s wearing a blinder. A falconer’s tool for keeping his boids calm between hunts.
Technical term is a hood. It keeps the bird calm, so that Gravedust doesn’t get facial scars.
Although I’d like to know where he got it from. Hopefully not from the chick from Oglaf comic!! Bad falcon!
So you’re saying that this hood is for da boids?
This page reminds me of playing Chronicles of Narnia under the kitchen table with my mom when I was like 7.
Now fighting a giant angry tree monster… that’s Ent-ertainment.
Bryon looks a bit… AXE-hausted!
*smirks and puts on shades* backdrop of city in the night appears
Brown Lumberjack needs food!
I’m going to be honest. I thought the puns were great, but referencing Gauntlet just seems a bit wooden to me.
Well the food reference came from the comic, but ok.
“When I want your critique of my humor, I’ll axe you for it.”
Aw. I thought Byron was snapping kobold necks.
Deforestation is also acceptable.
Ha! Alt-text is great.
Byron’s got his fancy shoulderpads from the starting pages of chapter 1 & 2. Is… is this the future?
Oh! Of course. Leave it to me to be the last one to remember that a flash-forward (postmonition) occurs at the beginning of each chapter. How astute of you Lunar. I assume this is what Gravedust and Byron are doing while the girls were giving their diplomatalk.
I’m still not happy that Byron lost to Best in the duel… I may never recover from that.
I’m going to say “he wasn’t berserking at the time” but all the same, Best does have skills.
It’s one of the things that makes him so annoying.
Has Byron ever berserked? I don’t think his name is very accurate.
When he’s fighting the kobolds he definitely seems a little… unhinged.
Don’t forget he talks to his Axe’s.
His axe’s what?
Pride cometh before the fall, Byron. That, and low blood sugar levels, loss of hydration, muscular exhaustion and an Ent bough to the temple.
Yeah, this whole flash-back and forward thing is getting more twisted than Lost’s own flash-back and forward narrative.
When do they get to jail cell filling with water? The volcano(that’s probably a ways away.)
I don’t much care how they got from the mines to the Sky City, what matters is that shit went down when they got there.
Does Byron actually berzerk? I mean, if he was doing a cold fury or what have you against Best, he kind of sucks at berzerking. If not, his berzerk must have the equivalent of blue-balls. Eventually someone is going to push him too far and he’s going to kill everything that walks.
I sure he will at some point and when he does, it will be something special.
Be sides, he talks to his Axe’s. When ever you see a guy talking to his weapon (Full Metal Jacket) just buy him a beer and walk away as fast as possible.
Wouldn’t buying a guy in “Pvt. Pyle on the john” mode a beer make him even more dangerous?
Well, heâ€™s less likely to have a problem with you anyway ;)
Actuating quoting a old Wizard magazine’s Sin City rundown on Marv â€œStay clear of this guy… just buy the (him) a beer and leave him alone.â€
I was always under the impression that berserkers only lost it in the heat of full battle. A rescue mission, or a fracas with a party member are not the times nor places for beserking! A good berserker has control, it avoids “unfortunate incidents”
I was always under the impression that berserkers only lost it in the heat of full battle.
And, some say, under the influence of drugs, although that’s disputed nowadays.
Donâ€™t need drugs to get crazy. The last take I heard from a historian; the Berserker would walk up to the enemy, start striping and cutting himself while chanting in tongue (building up a adrenaline rush) while the other guys watch him going â€œWTF?â€ When he finally attacked, the enemy solders where too worried about avoiding his blows to try to fight back thinking the man was possessed by a demon or something. This didnâ€™t always work, why you donâ€™t hear about to many famous berserkers.
That reminds me of something I read about a Chinese general, back in ancient times, who occasionally employed a battle strategy that involved his frontline troops, on his signal, beheading themselves. Then, when the enemy stood gaping in shock, the rest of his trooops would charge and catch them off guard.
The key word in the previous paragraph is, of course, “occasionally.”
I did some quick research for more specific information on this, and learned that the army in question was that of King Goujian of Yue (5th century B.C.). And the frontline soldiers who beheaded themselves to freak out the enemy were in fact condemned criminals who were forced to do so. Which makes the anecdote sadder and less badass, but there you go.
The other guy didn’t know that ;)
Besides, would you really want to loose a few of your soldiers that fast?
Good points. :-)
Tactically, loosing them in this case probably wouldn’t've worked as well as losing them.
In Njal’s Saga, a huge deal is made of a guy being a berserker, but at the same time they dispatch him pretty easily (by surprise). It’s in one the chapters bigging up Christianity, so it’s possible the reputation of the berserker is bigged up in order to big up the religion in turn.
Also the beheading thing is hilarious.
Um, what MMO did you escape from, the whole point of training people to be berserkers was to give those kids who drown kittens and push their little brothers off the roof something to aspire to!
And no, elevated levels of stress, anger, constipation or even wedding anxiety should be more than enough to cause an old fashioned berserking!
Have you ever seen a Berserker get married?
Byron would have an AXE-iety attack!
“Constance, I’d like to axe your hand in marriage!”
I think I did that wrong.
Ok, it seems as though Byron makes a concerted effort to NOT berserk at every little annoyance though. he seems to like being level headed. Knowing this, it makes perfect sence that he has learned to control his berserkers rage, so as to not fly into it when he deems it unneccesary or imprudent. such as when the children hes been hired to save may be hurt, or to deal with an unruly party member. he seems as though he could care less what others think about him, the only opinion that matters is his own.
Has anyone else noticed Byron has bladed pauldrons now?
Actualy back in the negotiation arc a falcon showed up to deliver a message.
This is the birds second apperance.
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