Next episode: Thursday – BE HERE!
Don? Oh Don!
Hands Don a plate of baked crow
I told ya so.
Just because I’m the “Knower of Things”, doesn’t alyways mean that I’m the “Teller of Things”.
well knower of things care to tell us why gypsy is in that picture and why she hasnt look like she aged at all in the last hundred years.
and oh stop looking at me like that don, its making me nervous..
Perhaps they’re immortal?
It’s borrowing an idea from books like Doomfarers of Coramonde, where those using magic don’t age in the normal sense.
Older books like the Joebob Robert Runkie Tolkien (sorry, couldn’t resist. I know it’s John Ronald Reuel) Lord of the Slinkies had immortal characters, but the Istari and critters like Tom Bombardier and Hashberry were apparently Maiar or something similar, instead of being human.
balderdash. its just common sense.
if i were skilled in magic, the first spell i would weave would be LONG life and GOOD health and LOTS of luck.
Don’t assume that gypsy is our Gypsy. Our Gypsy had a grandmother who taught her some very powerful magics.
page where shairra says she knows only one gypsy, until we actually see them say that the current gypsy is not the one in the picture then she is for now
Shaira doesn’t look like she’s aged much, either, you’ll note.
Not knowing and fibbing are two different things. Don’t believe me? Ask my son, and then go out and get yourself a switch from the tree!
Deryus, Vorik, Warrix. Just how many names does this guy have? Does he wear identities like socks/ underwear, and does he change them as often?
You’ll soon discover that Deryus is a new character (er, old from the past), and not Vorik/Warrix.
OK, I am printing this page out in color and having it mounted, as I’m pretty sure it’s the first time has ever given a definitive answer in the forums.
Explanations! Explanations everywhere! And more and more another questions again!
cant tell the players without a score card
The Gypsy “Maja Problems”? Or is she “Major Maja”? “Maja Barrett?”
This Czech, maybe? http://www.missonline.cz/model_photo.php?id=66720
Or is she related to the Maya who were so into splitting chests with obsidian knives? (If Maja takes human blood, mixes it with Amaranth, bakes it into wafers, and eats it like the Aztecs and some other groups used to do, I’m gonna run…)
Nah, Vorik joins the circle later on. He is not the same guy as Deryus. Or did i miss something…
methinks there are a lot of SOMETHINGS we missed. this is why paperback novels are so much better than graphic storytelling on the internet. in the paperback novel, we can peek at the last chapter. here on the internet we are mercy of dave and don. yes, these two have us by the short hairs.
A paperback is a journey. Whether nor not you know the end matters not. It’s the getting from first page to last page…
And then you have those that scream like little kids when the ending of a book is revealed in the media. Even if you know the end, shouldn’t the trip be the fun part?
notwithstanding that bit of wisdom, i still peak at the end ….*sigh, sigh*…..
But that’s exactly the problem – revealing the ending doesn’t just ruin the ending, it takes away from the journey also, because knowing the ending makes you view every part of the story differently as you pass through it than you otherwise would have. You lose something you can’t get back. The fact is, those who reveal the endings of books, movies, etc. are nothing more than total jerks, and no, that’s not the word I really wanted to use Those who scream about it are more than justified in doing so. The perpetrators deserve to be beaten to a pulp by a psychotic barwench.
Vosdla, you are correct. You’ve not missed anything. MANY explainations are forthcoming. Oh, just you wait and see.
Yay, our Gypsy gets a name!!
That Deryus sure looks a shady character to me. Of course, this is only four of the five… and Vorik is the shadiest of the lot!
If I read this one correctly:
Then her name is Maja’s Grand-daughter!
MOST impressive, Randy! Thanks for the link post as example! Ah, the astute qualities of the Billbarians makes this Dungeon Master’s heart proud!
apprise needs the double p…
sorry to be the pedant, but i love this page and want it perfect!
Woops! Thank you for the catch. spas! Will fix it and replace it like it never happened.
If I were a cartoon king, I would be sure that my creator composed my magic ring of 4 super hot ladies wearing the latest in medievel sluttery. Two is a pretty good start, but there is too much old and man in the group.
Sorry fellas, you’re out. Meet your replacements, the twins: Hottera and Sluttera.
no dude, this is the ‘magic circle’ – for your magic ring (i assume there’s a jello pit in this ring?) you can have hottera and sluttera and both of their sisters too, for half-naked dancing and royal entertainment. but they’re not your ‘magic circle of advisors’ – please. a time and a place, man.
Completely with you there. A magic circle, at least, has to be a meritocracy, unless you’re dealing with something like my own fictional Maids of the Chalice and start with a pornocracy anyway.
in my magic ring, i always have at one woman who has three breasts. it a hangover from a david carradine S&S movie i saw once in the 80s. forget the title, but it was shut down, stop dead moment.
yes, spas, it is a man thing. but that being said dont make it a bad thing. i mean, is the zebra a black animal with white strips === or a white animal with black stripes????
Clearly, the zebra is a unicorn hiding behind a monochrome illusion.
Does a Unicorn become a Tricorn when it grows up?
I wouldn’t care if Deryus saved the king’s life, that look alone should’ve sent shivers down his spine. That is one BAAAAD looking dud! And it wouldn’t surprise me if Deryus was the one who created the situation that threatened the king in the first place TO gain his trust…
Well, if I understood the comic right, Maja was the king’s late wife name and the gypsy is still without a name.
Actually, Maja is this Gypsy’s name… I suppose it could be read that way easily (thinking it’s his wife’s name).
Get ready. Shiarra’s about to tell QUITE the tale… and fill in a LOT of things!
Thank you, David. I pretty much spilled my popcorn when I clicked through on the update tonight. As you might imagine, I am rather intensely looking forward to some of the big backstory to start weaving all these threads together. I enjoy rampant speculation as much as anyone (and moreso than most) … but it’s been getting pretty complex to juggle all the loose ends at this point.
Refilling my popcorn bowl and settling in for a Tale of Tales.
write … write …. write …. write ….
Wow! See what I miss when I’m restocking the bar? Everyone has names now! that’s so great! And is that a certain handsome Wizard type guy I spy with my lil pixie eye? Oh you scamps you!
why “unabiding trust”? as to say that the kings trust was not enduring or lasting? and if so, WHY would the king make him a secret image person?
“Well done, Deryus. You saved my life and earned my trust for one year, but after that you’re out.“
Oopsie! That’s what you get for trying to imitate David Reddick, you revealing-waaaay-too-much-at-one-time-to-be-David-Reddick shameless imposter.
Ah! I thought Ganyon looked familiar:
If you look carefully through the archives, you’ll see Ganyon occasionally pop-up here and there. I know that he was in the bar when Dark Gina (DQ in Gina’s body) was looking for Bill, he was also in the market place when Frank sneezed, and I think he was also in the crowd for the wedding of Vorik & Vasheeva in the first flashback sequence. Wizards are like that, popping about, interfering with the likes of men and such.
Yes I had seen Ganyon various places, but this was the first one I could find. He has been almost as bad as the TGS in all the places he’s shown up! Okay, not as prolific as TGS… That’s just too great a stretch!
I have lurked here for a long while, this story looks to be taking off. You guys rock!
OK, who are you and what have you done with David Reddick? Because the REAL David Reddick would NEVER reveal SO much SO quickly and SO clearly.
Remember that as more questions are answered, the more facts are exposed, which of course leads to more questions!!
Well, that’s the scientist’s creed too. The “fact” remains that this is like David laying down a straight flush before all the bets are actually in. So c’mon, ‘fess up – who’s REALLY handing all this to us in such a delightful way?
The scientist’s creed today is more like “it MUSSSST be true, so alter the data accordingly.” I wrote up what amounted to a dissertation on how the scientific profession (that I used to be a member of) has mostly abandoned professionalism.
Go to my website, lower left corner of the menu under Nat’lWaveFool. The page has a download for “Section VII Science by Insistence and other Escapees from File 13″
I don’t understand what you guys are talking about – Deryus looks completely trustworthy to me. I mean, a guy who was really up to no good wouldn’t go around looking like that – it would be a dead giveaway! Now, that fellow in the 4th panel – he looks like a really sketchy character – I’d keep my eye on him, who knows what he’s liable to do?
Okay, I’ve been bamboozled. For some reason, I had a crazy assumption that Deryus would be the one to become Warrix. But reading back, it is explained that it is Vorik that BECOMES Warrix.
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