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he’s… probably okay.
Its not as if they would be losing a brilliant weapons master anyway, he’s only shown he can hack and slash Kobolts. Racial hatred pick fail!
It’s true; I’ve got to say that lately Byron has been – in my opinion – weak; the complete opposite of a berserk, really. They need to get that Cultist in there to give him some “kill kill kill” inspiration again, because he just can’t get it up on his own!
Also, the expression on Syr’nj’s face in the middle left panel is almost comical. Crying with her mouth closed? Really?
I think she’s crying with her mouth close because she’s trying to compose herself.
I agree with TxGator about Syr’nj’s expression.
As for Byron, the writers have deliberately made him weak for a while to make it that much cooler when he finally does ‘zerk out, which I predict he’ll do before this scene is over. I also predict Syrn’j (where the hell is that apostrophe supposed to go?) will either talk him into it or trigger it by getting hurt or injecting him with something.
Incidentally, I wonder if he still thinks axes on his shoulders are such a great idea after apparently landing with his face on one of them.
Since he evidently has no pulse and the medic has given up on him, I wouldn’t bet on any redeeming violence coming from him anytime soon.
I concur with DaveP. Most likely scenario I can guess is that he’ll either come back from the grave all “zerk-ed” out, or someone (Syr’nj) will go into a whole side-quest trying to find a way to revive him after this whole battle.
imma thinkin that hes like vash on trigun, hes peaceful by choice but a serious badass when pushed….
And then Syr’nj was a berserker.
Nah, she’ll heal him and then get hurt, which will really piss him off…
Works for me.
This has to be a dream sequence.
Frigg got bitchslapped.
Harki got bitchslapped. Frigg got Harki-slapped. So far the ladies have landed the blows.
The Savasi got Gastoniaslapped.
“I WILL DO SCIENCE TO IT.”
Byron and Gravedust were my favourite characters.
Been a quiet reader since this comic started and thought that it was high time to express my appriciation. I love the characters, the stories, and the art, particularly Syr’nj’s expression in panel 4. Thanks a lot, and please keep it up.
This makes no sense. Frig smacks the troll from left to right, but his head is thrown from right to left.
She’s smacking him with the mace, while he’s clawing her face. So, two different sets of motion going on: His, and Hers.
Actually, I think that’s him swatting her shield out of the way. Might’ve gotten some face at the same time, though.
It’s a floorwax and a dessert topping: Face, then shield.
Also, you’re misreading the mace’s path: it’s going background low->foreground high.
That’s gonna leave a mark!
This is where Frigg wishes she kept the helm. :C
i didn’t figure frigg was the type to carry mace around for creeps like this who knew
OH Shit frig without shield MEANS 2HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let the unholy Asss whooping begin!
Anyone else notice the colors are getting more and more subdued? New art style, or does it mean something?
“Hmm… I seem to have accidentally deleted my palette. Better just wing it!”
That didn’t happen, thankfully. It’s probably due to the environment they’re in + diminishing light as the evening sets in further and further.
There are two types of people you never want to send into a homicidal rage: chefs and doctors. He just pissed off the doctor.
Amazing facial expressions in #3 and #4, well done John.
Ya know what’d be awesome? The whole party dies here and for the rest of the comic we watch as a Savage-Savasi alliance slaughters the humans, reclaims their lost lands and lives happily ever after as a new era of peace and cooperation is ushered. Perhaps Best could be their king, not only does he “rule” but his awesome guitar skills would maintain the new golden age just like rock/metal music did in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Eh?
Did… Did Byron just die? No way…
Also, I lost my bet. Harki did NOT throw Frigg by her shield. Anyone want to cash in? :P
Just squeeze the cash in between my tits.
I read it in his voice. There is no god or salvation.
While there never truly was a “god”, arguably there does exist that tiny shred of salvation, the tiny light for which we reach like a drowning man wildly groping at water before the darkness sinks in. Of course you have lost that now along with anyone unfortunate enough to lay their eyes on these words.
Where no man has gone before.
The secret is that Byron was always a death knight, not a berserker.
He just pissed off the wrong person.
How can you take someone’s pulse through leather gloves???
they could be very thin.
or that might explain why she can’t feel the pulse.
Look better, mates. Syr’nj is putting her fingers under Byron’s glove. SO she can feel his pulse. Or not, like it seems to be the case.
Even though she’s utterly pissed, I can’t really see how Syr’nj, all tall and slender could beat the trash out of Harki, who is as tall but x times more burly and all.
No, SHE’s wearing leather gloves, is what they’re asking
If he HAD a pulse, I doubt she’d have trouble finding it with gloves on. If she were wearing thick, insulated ski gloves or osmething then yes, she’d probably have trouble. But she’s not–those are thin leather. They’re only designed to protect her hands from minor abrasions/lacerations, not from extreme cold or anything heavy-duty.
It’s probably some kind of elven magical tree not-leather that lets her feel through it. Either that or she is just that awesome.
Come ON people!
That look isn’t anger, it’s determination. I’m guessing she can save Byron but needs the right ingredients to do it. I’m guessing our good friend the troll there fits the bill.
Troll blood does have regenerative properties, after all. It’s not like Harki needs all of his or anything.
I totally called it, Locke, if you accepted my bet, you owe GA some fanart :D
am I the only one waiting for Syr’nj to make Harki into a tree or something? I realize it was never established that wood elves have those kinds of abilities, but you have to admit that would be kind of epic- Harki’s being all badass and then starts growing roots. love to see the look on his face then…
Still, now that I’ve read Abeo’s comment I kind of have to agree with him.
wow, Frigg should have knocked on Syr’nj after that “stay dead” comment. In the words of our illustious captain… make it so. (am i getting sued now?)
Woo! Time to do some science on his troll ass!
this is getting real intense, I do believe this is my favorite webcomic now.
this has BEEN my favorite webcomic.
Payet should show up in the arena.
his effortless crits to save the day.
which gets Frigg pissed.
pissed enough to pwn some noobz.
Love the fight scene, but hope it draws to a conclusion already. Two days of intense suspense are alright, but I’d like some scriptwriting and dialogue brilliance again, please!
Yeah, I skip over most combat-scenes in book, too. :p
It might be a little cheesy but I absolutely love when this happens in fights. When each combatant will land a heavy blow on the opponent at the same time I mean. Frigg probably has the most “HP” right now and they’re likely evenly matched as far as fighting ability goes but he’s a troll so Frigg has to finish this quickly or he’ll outlast her.
I see this ending in one of two ways, both of which I’m probably wrong about. Syrn’j will distract whatshisface and Frigg will beat him into a meaty pulp or Byron will totally kirk out and dice him into cubes then turn his maddened gaze upon his party members.
Oh man, oh man. A friend of mine introduced this to me about a month after it began, but with all other webcomics I read and the fact that “Guilded Age” was a name I could never recall, I never actually read any beyond the OH YEAH! moment with the cultists.
Rediscovered it yesterday, fully caught up now. Kicking myself for not being in on this since the beginning like I could have been, but it was nice having about 6 chapters to read and enjoy, as opposed to my current status of waiting for each new issue.
Anyways, this webcomic is absolutely amazing. The humor actually makes me lol, the characters are so amazing that I can’t pick a favorite (Frigg’s smart mouth and testosterone-crazed, she’s my favorite. But Gravedust is so controlled and quiet in person, yet so eloquent in his journals, he’s my favorite. But Syr’nj is of such pure of purpose in spite of the conflict both in and around her! But ByrRGHRBANDITRGHBLICAN’TCHOOSE!) and the story keeps me returning for more.
Random commenter gives you kudos! You can just place it in the vault with all the rest of them . . .
Panels 3 and 4:
At first I was like…
…BUT THEN I SERIOUS’D THE FUCK UP
Mace in your face, bitch
Oh man, she’s gonna science all over his butt!
Remember when Frigg wanted to look sexy? The plate armor she’s wearing now is about as much help as that strategicly cut robe would have been. Or maybe less, what she needs right now is mobility, exchanging blows is going to go against her.
Nah, I think she has the upper hand here.
And by “hand” I of course mean “mace”.
Don’t you get it? She’s tanking, drawing aggro from the boss so that the others can heal up/ form a strategy
For some reason, I’m picturing Syr’nj doing one of the pre-fight monologues Robert Downey, Jr. did in Sherlock Holmes.
*This time, it’s personal.*
“Target engaged by Frigg. Move quietly behind target. Shout to distract target, allowing Frigg to swipe with mace. After the mace strikes, target will be temporarily dazed. Slap needle into target’s neck. Inject target with acid to halt the regeneration. Kick target sharply between legs to provide room for withdrawal. Leave now non-regenerating target to Frigg.”
“Result: seven broken ribs, both arms shattered, and head missing all its teeth. While it lies fourty feet from its body.”
“Prognosis: death. And this time he’ll stay down.”
“Capacity to beat up boyfriend: neutralized.”
WHERE’S BANDIT IN ALL OF THIS!?
Also, yes, I have been here the entire time, reading along… stalking you… MWUAHAHAHA! >w<
ten years later…
Bandit: you guys remember that guy we used to hang with, the one with the axes?
Frigg: the one that was always being knocked unconcious?
Bandit: Yeah, that’s the one. Did we bury him in those shoulderpads? I bet those things could fetch a pretty penny.
Gravedust: wha? who?
Frigg: Turn up your hearing aid grandpa! We’re talkin’ bout the dickweed who was with us for two seconds back in the ol’ days.
Gravedust: ah…*breaks wind*
… Byron can’t go out like this… what a crappy legacy. I summon the god of plot devices to save this man.
Syr’nj begins to cast Starfall…
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