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Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 3:15 AM edit delete
Rocktopus
Well she said it so it must be true.

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Edmund 25th Aug 2018, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
When I first went to Spain, me and my friends attended this music festival. About half way through, we all got a shock. It was a whole ARMY of band marchers wearing what we recognized as klu klux klan hats/masks/uniforms. But it turns out it's actually a real traditional religious garment that had been around for centuries.
That's what first came to mind when I saw those guys in the last few panels. No, they are NOT affiliated with the KKK.
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Yup. Catholic Spanish Penitents have been around for almost 1000 years now. The American Klu Klux Klan has been around for less than 100. And the Klan actually hate Catholics, ironically.
Garth MindFeather 25th Aug 2018, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
your architecture skills are intense, man. nice work on the expressions here as well.
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Thanks! I love church architecture, so I spend way more time on it than necessary.
Sturzkampf 25th Aug 2018, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
A grovelling apology from Ozwald would have been better, but at least it wasn’t ‘Hey babe, if I’d known you were here you could have healed me up for free!’
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
lol that woulda been something
Sturzkampf 28th Aug 2018, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
Ms Colleen would have ended up wearing one of those nice pointy red robes, doing penance for inappropriate and unhygienic use of a Holy Symbol.
Sturzkampf 30th Aug 2018, 5:10 PM edit delete reply
Sturzkampf
That's if she doesn't have to do penance for lying while on consecrated ground.
padanew 25th Aug 2018, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
padanew
I think she likes him a bit much. Remember the opposite of love is not hate but indifference.
Rudofaux 25th Aug 2018, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Rudofaux
Or close friends.
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
They did know each other pretty well before all this; more on that later ~
padanew 26th Aug 2018, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
padanew
Also don't forget she traveled a long distance just to come and dive into a deadly dungeon just because he asked her. P.S. about how far did she travel?
David Argall 27th Aug 2018, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
It's doubtful she came to Marblegate just because he asked her. When dumped, she complains of not getting into Marblegate, not that he was passing up a chance to get into her. And her actions are to find another way in, even tho there was no chance to see him that way. Of course, she may have more than one motive, but her primary initial motive seems to be Marblegate.
A possible background is that our lad was trying to recruit a group, and deemed a cleric a prime need. However, beyond his telling her of the riches involved, she may have taken the initiative and asked to join.
yetanotherguy 27th Aug 2018, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
I think you are right about that. Though, I believe she very much wanted and thought she would go with a trusted friend in a group of capable people - or, rather, someone she thought she could trust. And the trip might well gave been something of an investment, so quitting might have been problematic - so much that she was willing to risk her life in the dungeon with a single unreliable and unknown party member (though experienced, capable and having survived for many years).

But she was also naive, and the others decided they either could not or would not afford waiting after she failed to arrive at the time that they agreed upon. And when Ozzy had a choice, he preferred the (seemingly) safe choice of the experienced party over her, late and inexperienced. Likely (very) much at stake for him as well.
Rudofaux 25th Aug 2018, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
Rudofaux
Run boy! RUN!

She said everything is fine. To crossed women, that's a war cry!
Lurker 25th Aug 2018, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
Yeah... don't just hear her words, you gotta "hear" her facial expressions and tone of voice too. They often override the literal meaning of her words. Something I learned the hard way. :-P
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
This is what happens when you dump your Wisdom stat to buff Dexterity
David Argall 27th Aug 2018, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
But if you run, you won't get caught.

"Everything is fine. Nothing Is Wrong! [ps. You are sleeping on the couch.]"
Lurker 27th Aug 2018, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
After what he's done, he'd be lucky to sleep on the couch. I was expecting sleeping on the doorstep!
URBAM 25th Aug 2018, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
She is mad, your big dingus.
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Naw, she's fine, didn't you hear here :) ?
Lurker 25th Aug 2018, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Ouch! Oz rolled critical failure on diplomacy... *and* perception. :-(
Rocktopus 25th Aug 2018, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
And Insight/Sense Motive
knight from the edge 25th Aug 2018, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
and his new sword give him ADVANTAGE on some of those rolls to
BUMBLEBEE 25th Aug 2018, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
BUMBLEBEE
They must worship the same gods, to run into each other at the same temple. They'll always have that in common! Also with those two weirdos with the pointy red hats...
ThePeanutGallery 25th Aug 2018, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
the way the story is, there is only one inn in the town. so likely there is only the one church as well
Rocktopus 26th Aug 2018, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
There's actually a temple in the town to the other gods.
But the kingdom of Sword Court worships only the Highfather. And since Marblagate is technically on Sword Court's land, they got to demand the building of a special church dedicated only to their god as part of the pact that keeps the nations from warring over the Gate.
Dalton Westmoore 26th Aug 2018, 2:55 AM edit delete reply
Dalton Westmoore
Well...that went better than expected.

...

...they're going to have a worse fight later on, I just know it.
Rocktopus 26th Aug 2018, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
Passive aggressive fights are always the calm before the storm
Lurker 27th Aug 2018, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Ouch, yeah! Next time, it's going to be the kind of fight where, metaphorically speaking, she stabs a wickedly-shaped dagger into your heart and twist it all around with every turn of phrase.
StLOrca 26th Aug 2018, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
StLOrca
Oz, I’m afraid you’re going to get a Fred Sanford: You big dummy!
Rocktopus 26th Aug 2018, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
Rocktopus
lol I had to look that reference up
Commander Dulton 26th Aug 2018, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
Welp... Someone failed their sense motive roll...
kyrtuck 27th Aug 2018, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
kyrtuck
I see conehead ghosts in the last two panels!
Worstcase 27th Aug 2018, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
Ozzi: Great she isn't angry anymore at all!

Colleen: Highfather grant me patience so I don't murder that fool.
soiamthefreshprince 28th Aug 2018, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
soiamthefreshprince
crazy cool looking!
melaredblu 26th Oct 2018, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
melaredblu
She's being totally sincere, I'm sure.