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Alright, this used to be page 47, as forum-goers will know, but it’s been altered slightly and moved around in the archive so that it makes more sense.

So here we are again, folks.

Let’s rock.

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Finally those Critical Thinking lessons are paying off.

There’s a pretty short list of bonuses for having a friend go completely whacko on everything (And everyone) nearby, but ultimately it’s a Jerry Springer moment when you don’t let them know they have a living family out there.

I think they’ve made the right choice.

I’m not sure if it’s the least catastrophic option, but it’s definitely the right choice.

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It’s a rare opportunity that I get to be exceptionally artsy in this comic, so I figured this was a pretty good time to do so.

I really love the tendrils of darkness engulfing the soldiers in frame 4, and the phantasms gnawing at the Orc in frame 1. The shadows certainly turned out very nicely.

Ultimately of course this is all dwarfed with the artsy-ness of the final frame, featuring Rain and Lex along with their parents, Arthur, Vilious, and Lucrezia.

Oh, and see if you can guess the spells.

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A number of people have known about this for a while now, but they’ve been kinda unawares as to how and when I was going to reveal it publically.

Well, here we are.

I also said I probably wouldn’t use ASM again, but here we have it because strangely there aren’t many spells to look into the past. Which you’d think would be a major part of Divination in general…

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I was very much tempted to simply put 5 duplicates of the same template in, having one run off each passing frame, with 7 identical Dwarves hiding.

But I figured this would be a comic where I wouldn’t need to break my record from page 39, so I carefully handcrafted each character design to be unique.

The sad thing is that besides the dwarves, they’ll probably be duplicating like amoebas afterwards.

It is true though, usually you don’t expect ambushes in enemy bases, because generally you expect them to be there as it is. Too bad.

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And there go the curves :P

I really enjoy the artwork in this page, especially in frame 4 with the line sketch of the Guarding Soldier.

And yes, for those wondering, the “I dated an artist once” line IS a reference to a certain someone.

I definitely seem to be getting into the habit of giving dangerous things cutesy names. Pickles, Mr. Huggles, soon there’ll even be Mr. Lumpy, courtesy of an as-yet-unrevealed creative consultant.

Stay tuned folks, the next page sees the beginning of the battle.

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It’s a good thing I keep a three-page buffer, because the passing of Gygax has really killed my motivation lately.

Good thing Rain didn’t study too hard in Geography, or else you readers would need to Wiki Underdark for info.

Stonehammer has a pretty public relationship with his citizens, it seems.

And whilst I realise I’ll be getting some groans, Rain will be donning her yellow hoody once again soon. So snap a pic of her curves now if you want to see them again.

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Rest in Peace, Gygax. Know that the world you entered is a changed world you leave.

Yes, the odds of me ever showing exactly what Rain got up to whilst intoxicated are fairly slender.

Anyone with half a nugget of D&D knowledge probably gets that anywhere with a name like “Underdark” is going to be a pretty not-nice place.

And lastly, Stonehammer’s speech tick. He’s a diplomat, so most of his accent is pretty whittled away, but if you get him uncomfortable enough he slips right back into an accent not unlike Oscar’s own.

Bedelia meanwhile just doesn’t have much of an accent.

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Ever notice that, regardless of what you have to say, some people have a lot of trouble just shutting up and letting you tell them?

Yeah…

I personally love how Stonehammer turned out looking, but I’m not particularly proud of the Dwarf girls there in the first and second frames.

And of course, every now and then, royalty needs a real kick in the keester from the common classes before they figure out they don’t know everything.

Once again, the Store

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