That was… sudden.
LOL! Yeah, the set-up has only been 200 strips long or so.
ROFL@Enkidu’s panel. 😀
Goin’ back to his roots.
Drow: The Player Half-Orc’s dream!
That great Elf Taste, with only half the party leader “morality” lecture!
One of the Drow is wearing a leprachaun hat, what’s with that?
I thought it was a top hat. Obviously the drow have goths, too. Given how drow dress normally, I expect drow goths to wear brightly colored cheerful poloshirts and plaid trousers, blue contact lenses, and to dye their hair black. At least the pale make-up stays the same.
(I thought it was a top-hat too. In my head it was purple and green.)
Show anyone a purple and green top hat, and I defy them not to immediately think “Leprachaun!”
or at least “Drunk student on St Patrick’s Day”
(edit: just realised the “drunk” in that last phrase is totally redundant)
First reaction to “purple and green top hat”: silly guy; who would taylor anything suitable to that?
Ok, ok, I’m neither english nor irish, and in no way american…
Maybe he’s into Voudon and is dressing up like that guy with the skull makeup…Baron whatzisface…
Sahmdi the Lich?
Maybe he’s the drow version of “where’s Waldo”… … … Ya’know, “Dere’s Drow-do”.
But why did they have to burn that cool flying ship? (Or to use another citation: “Why’s the rum gone?”)
And to get it clear: on the way outside they passed an army of drow, there are hundreds of drow, two spider-men (and a leprechaun) outside, and they didn’t notice a thing?
Do they all have a perception of -10?
Oh, and Tammi must have fallen from the sky, in the second panel I can’t see her…
Not that I feel the need to explain ANY of this…
There are 3 major branches of this dungeon. (That’s why the heroes kept coming back to Etrusca.) Drow are sneaky and quiet. It would have been very simple to creep down one of the other branches and hide until HOLE had walked by. And that assumes Tammi didn’t have a secret underground way in.
Tammi is shorter than male elves, wouldn’t want to be seen right off the bat, and as a drow queen, possesses not-inconsiderable magical abilities.
Finally, no ship, no daring, last-minute escapes.
Why you wanna go shittin’ on everything anyway?
“But why’s the rum gone?”
The only thing that really matters me is that I can’t join the barbecue… 😉
Well, I admit, my natural reaction as a player to such an obvious “You’re surrounded by too many enemies that you didn’t notice until now” ploy would also have been: “They’re behind us, too? We just came down that tunnel! Where the hell did they come from? From a plot hole?” As heavy-handedness and railroading has been part of Mr. Unseen DM’s tools, I expect nothing less of him.
Absolutely true! This guy is NOT the DM you want, but maybe he’s the DM you need.
I would think that the ones behind them had concealed themselves down one of the other two branches of the dungeon until the party past (They fought the Iffrit at the junction of the three tunnels)
Kevin, You ask “Why you wanna go shittin’ on everything anyway?” I will suggest you check with George Mallory.
That cuts two ways. 😉
Why are there two driders working with the drow when they’re supposed to hate each other, driders having failed one of lolth’s tests and all…
Driders still serve Lolth. There is no ingame documentation that I know of that says drow “hate” driders or vice versa.
And even if there was, would you really expect that to matter to this DM?
“Because they have failed their goddess’ test, driders are outcasts from their own communities. Drow and driders hate one another passionately.”
-D&D 3.5 Monster Manual.
no, not really.
Ah…they added that part during the time I wasn’t playing, I guess…
So Lolth ordered them to get along then…That or Tammi did.
That seems backwards.
It sounds like you started in 4e, where drider are drow who passed the Test of Lloth, undertaken only by the strongest and bravest of the society. My 2e AD&D MM says that drow of exceptional ability (level 6 or higher) are put through a special test by Lloth, and those who fail become drider. Drider are violent, aggressive outcasts. They aren’t encountered with drow or other drider, but huge spiders.
They have never gotten along in the past, until 4e.
But they are used by the drow as exposable shock troopers.
You know, “UNLEASH THE HOUNDS!”
I played 1E and 2E…you said that notation was in 3.5E…the Driders I remember were fighting alongside Lolth and the Drow Preistesses in modules like Vault Of the Drow and Queen of the Demonweb Pits. The DM may have added the Driders to the Vault part, but they were definitely in QOTDWP…
Well, to be honest, there are two things about Drow/Drider/Lolth relations that bare mentioning.
1) Why the hell would Lolth make you look like her as a punishment? Does she have poor self image?
2) Drow all hate one another too, that doesn’t stop them from working together when told to do so by someone more powerful. Maybe Tammi went and cracked some Drow skulls. Or slept with them, which ever. They’re drow, the two aren’t mutually exclusive…
Oh how much do I hate “paratroopers”…
The term came into use in our group when suddenly our “7th Sea” party was surrounded by no less than 80 armed and armored guards in all direction and I expressed my … curiosity as how so many had appeared out of nowhere. Faced with no credible answer from my GM, I then suggested the use of 16th century parachutes would be only possible explanation…
Well, these guys have had quite a while to set up and travel, though they probably just used a Gate spell.
Seriously, just how long have our heroes been in that rock?
167 pages. Just over a year.
That’s how much in Gametime? A week?
Hmm, other than the two Driders, I can’t see any weapons. Onlookers perhaps?
@Noodlebug – I think that is the kind of thing artists do when they are bored drawing a crowd scene.
I didn’t think it made much sense for them to be holding their swords over their heads just so we could see them from behind.
Well, the one with the top hat could show off with his sickle 👿
A relief to get outside? Morty must be a hill dwarf. 😉
He’s probably just reflecting MY relief. 🙂
Being stuck in any cave, however big, with Enkidu must be getting on anyones nerves.
Oh no, it’s Martin’s new character!
He’s either playing the drow queen, a drider, or the army of drow. Or all three. 😉
Bunker did say Martin would join them once they left the dungeon….
Quick, Bunker, open diplomatic negotiations by dropping your trousers! Tammi already had sex with your horse, she will go for the opportunity to “ride the paladin” as well. 😉
It’s probably a good thing Bunker isn’t aware of that yet.
Tammi wear a rather… unusual outfit for a drow queen, to judge by all the artwork in D&D supplements. 😆
She’s entering her hipster phase.
Kevin’s hand hurts from drawing all those naked boobs.
I found WAahhhh!!aldo! (Orcdo didn’t sound so good so I used an orc war cry instead)
That’d be great if these were Orcs. ;P
This guys name is Drowaldo
damn your right… I read orc from the title. Kevin tricked me you all saw!
Ah yes. That was for the barbecue sauce.
Incidentally, if anyone is interested in the recipe for Emkidu’s famous “Ork-Style” barbecue sauce, the recipe can be found here:
I didn’t know liquid smoke was actually an ingredient… I will use this recipe in my next BBQ, thanks Kevin.
Ask your butcher of your smallest distrust.
What? Only 2 tablespoons chili? I had expected something like an insanely oversized fireball… 👿
i thought drow couldnt stand being out in the daylight?