New Comics Every Weekday - Written by T Campbell & Phil Kahn - Illustrated by John & Jason Waltrip
Better than making things worse in the best possible way, yeah, angry Gastonian military guy? :P
I think they have a word for that… I think it’s… Politics.
IIRC, Dusty’s killed the most people/beings, at least “on camera.” If the alt text is directed at him and the “off camera” killings by another member of the group (Frigg, I’m lookin’ at you) don’t exceed his tally then yeah, I suppose it’s accurate to call him “least good” at this job.
How specific is “on camera”. We get to see dead pirates and dead kobolds, and we know Frigg left a bunch of burning nun corpses behind. If you mean as part of the group I think you are right.
Panel 2, bubble 3, Verlook? Is that a new word, or is he so pissed that he can’t speak straight?
Peace Makers vs. Carnage Sowers? Four Syllables win every time!
I love the expressions in panel 2. Frigg is all ” Frigg that!”, Syr is all “Crap, I’m getting yelled at”, Bandit and Gravedust are both like ” Ya ya, we got the job done”, but Byron looks like he really cares about what Ranting Man has to say, and is paying attention. Oh well, every party needs a Face.
Mostly I think Byron’s contemplating growing out a moustache like that. Helps with the authority-figure bit.
Ya know, too bad there aren’t revolvers in this setting. That’d make for a good “I’ve got your peacemaker right here” pun.
Oh, so many movie clichés’
“Your a loose canon, Dusthammer!”
Loose bow, surely.
But I get results!
It even looks like he’s leaning over a desk in the first panel. To make it complete, he really needed a little spittle flying from his mouth. Guilded Weapon 5
Carnage sowers? Not seeing it, I guess. Dispatching the cultists and the Nunnery probably lessened the overall amount of carnage, since a handfull of dead loonies is less than thousands of sickened or dead townsfolk with sword-yardstick welts on their hands. And flooding the jail? That was an architectural IMPROVEMENT. Now we’ve got an aquarium slash indoor pool! Invite the Savasi over for a swim meet and barbeque and we’ll all be set! Stuff all this kinder, gentler Gastonia business.
He’s just giving ‘em flack to give ‘em flack thus keep them in line. Allot of boss’ do it, (including my own) but he does have a point; they do leave allot of dead bodies behind them for a team of ‘diplomats.’ The only time they didn’t kill anybody was when they gave a the Sky Elves a death threat and found a preexisting pile of bodies.
Of course, they way things are going, they send Team Carnage to negotiate with the Savasi, there won’t be anyone left to send reparations TO. Except maybe Dusty.
So you’re saying this whole thing is an elaborate setup so Gravedust can collect on the insurance?
“Quiet, soft-spoken, keeps to himself a lot. Nice guy, but kind of a loner, you know?”
I send you to do a simple job and you wreck half the city! The mayor’s all over my ass on this one! You can’t be runnin’ around like some freelance mercenary, you either do things by the book or turn in your badge and wand. Now git outta ‘ere!
“One problem, sir. We ARE freelance Mercenaries! If’n ya don’t like our methods, y’kin go shuv eet where da sun dun shine… and maybe we’ll just take our business model over t’da pirates. I’m sure dey’d need some extra help after we whacked off halfa dere numbers!”
Yeah, I totally forgot they actually kinda are mercenaries. :P
Problem is, it’d likely be the only job they could get in Gastonia; if they quit, it’d be bad, bad rep. Then they’d have to travel off to God knows where. Besides, the whole ‘save the world’ mentality of their Diplomacy mission is the main thing keeping the group together.
“Now imagine the damage if’n we WEREN’T on your side.”
gun and badge!
guys. mainly phil and t, is this the point that all those flashbacks were leading to? is this the last we’re going to hear about cultists and water-prisons? because that water-prison arc was something i had really been looking forward to. not so much the bumbling cultists, but the prison was such an awesome peice of characterisation- everyone’s true colours were on display, and it looked like you put a lot of effort into that. it seriously bites if it’s going to end up just as a loose-end.
If you don’t want everything killed, don’t hire PC’s. Hire Guards.
Angry Gastonian Guy: NPC Level 12. Powers: Sarcasm and Humiliation, 4xday; Authoritarian Snit Fit 1xday. HP: Unknown, but I’d like to find out.
We’re never gonna get the explanation of the Flooding Prison Incident, are we?
The FPI was where Frigg and Syr’Nj totally got it on, obviously. Women-in-prison film style.
Flooding prison? The guards obviously had t turn the hoses on ‘em.
Noodle preparation gone horribly wrong.
Captain Mustache isn’t being very nice at all. They’re new at this! Ten bucks says that, after they leave, he moves on to chew out the Gastonian version of Dirty Harry.
“You’re a loose cannon, Callohan!
Well, maybe a loose petard. Or ballista.
Those five are a menace I tell ya, a MENACE, what with all their adventuring and web-slinging gamma-irradiating and whatnot!
“You’re acting like a bunch of ADVENTURERS or something!”
Is no one going to say that the crew looks TOTALLY STYLIN’ in those threads? Although Frigg looks like a boy. ._.
Syr’Nj is very pretty here. Strange eyes, though. Is it just the natural Wood Elf expression to seem wide-eyed to a Human when listening?
Frigg always looks like a boy unless her boobs are visible, which is rare.
I’m pretty sure she’s just uncomfortable with being chastised by a military leader, being from the military herself and all.
Love their homely fashion in the 2nd panel. They could almost pass off as “browncoats”.
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