Book 2 - Page 61

Book 2 - Page 61
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Yeah, Irregular Webcomic is nice. Should visit 'em again actually.
skarl wrote:
splexis wrote:
skarl wrote:
what if that sword really is the equivalent of glamdring, then there's just ONE 'race' that comes anywhere near the orcs... the decrypted. (orcs are the offspring of the elves that where captured by mogtogh and where deformed by him, and are still angry at there anchestors, the elves. let's say that the elves are all not-decrypted, and wanda is morgtogh.) this may mean that parson eventually is going to turn, with this weapon as a verry usefull lookamancy item.


Uh . . . no.

No, the nearest race to orcs would be (the synonymous) gobwins.


at some point you are right... tolkien based his orcs at hobgoblins (although he admitted that he didn't knew that hobgoblins are actually nice in fairytale stories. remember that fantasy was pretty new back then.) if that is the case, the sword may become handy to find the lost hobgobwin tribes.



Tolkein based his orcs/goblins on the goblins in The Princess and The Goblin by George MacDonald. And the gobwins are missing, not the hobgobwins.
BLANDCorporation wrote:
Balrogs don't have wings.


Actually, I tend to lean to the 'no wings' interpretation, but there is certainly an argument either way.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:
Yeah, Irregular Webcomic is nice. Should visit 'em again actually.


Why bother? Parson is the undisputed champion of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs.
Dr Pepper wrote:
BLANDCorporatio wrote:
Yeah, Irregular Webcomic is nice. Should visit 'em again actually.


Why bother? Parson is the undisputed champion of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs.


He's got a whole wand-a ov'em.
kagato23 wrote:
A lot of people seem to think that Parson is about to be targeted for a delay or capture. I think this is a straight up assassination attempt.


I agree. We certainly can't assume that Parson has enough plot armour to foil an attempt on his life. If he *is* actually croaked, my guess is that we'll see him "wake up" in the real world for a short time, before being sucked back into the story when Wanda decrypts him. Leaving him under Wanda's control instead of Stanley's. Hmmmm.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:
Balrogs don't have wings.
Unless you feed them a RED BULL.
drachefly wrote:
He wasn't on guard then, wasn't as heavily armored, etc.
Wasn't on guard? He had a sword in his hand en guard and was facing down a dozen angry casters. You think he was asleep?
And armor doesn't mater much, not when a single pinch to the neck drops you.

And this caster is behind Parson, just as the last one was. Parson may not even know that he is there.
Last time he was stammering out an explanation, focused on those in front. He was not wearing a neck-covering cloak, and he was just standing there. Now he's running away, has his rear armored, and isn't in 'negotiate myself out of this' mode.

It's reasonable to suspect he's a significantly tougher target this time.
drachefly wrote:
Last time he was stammering out an explanation, focused on those in front. He was not wearing a neck-covering cloak, and he was just standing there. Now he's running away, has his rear armored, and isn't in 'negotiate myself out of this' mode.

It's reasonable to suspect he's a significantly tougher target this time.
History bears out your assumption. Unless Chewi pulls a fast one, Parson seems to have responded much better the a caster on his six this time. But, if Chewi proves to be isn't again' Parson, then he wasn't spoilin' fer a throw down in any event, and the debate becomes moot.