Except, You Know, That
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Comic no. 974
Date published 2 February 2015
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Bozzok gloats over his plan.

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Panel 1

Bozzok watches from the abandoned building.
Bozzok: Run away all you like, Starshine. My Crystal Golem will chase you forever.

Panel 2

Bozzok: She’ll never get tired or hungry. Or forget what she’s supposed to be doing.
Bozzok: Or get bored with what she’s doing and decide to go get high instead.
Bozzok: Really, it’s an improvement all around.

Panel 3

Grubwiggler: I’m glad you approve of my handiwork, Bozzok. She may be my finest creation yet.
Bozzok: Oh, indeed, Grubwiggler. Raising you from the dead to build me the perfect killer was one of my better decisions.

Panel 4

Flashback to Haley and Crystal in Hieronymus Grubwiggler's castle.
Bozzok (inset): Your death during the retrieval of Starshine’s ally’s corpse was yet another of Crystal’s sloppy mistakes, not to mention a waste of talent.
Crystal impales Grubwiggler, "SCCHTLRK!!"

Panel 5

Grubwiggler: Is that why you requested that I retain her self-awareness? To conserve her expertise?
Bozzok: No reason to wash all those murder skills down the drain, I say.

Panel 6

Bozzok: Sure, it cost five times as much as a flesh golem normally would—
Bozzok: —but it’s a better use for Haley’s money than resurrecting all the guild peons she killed.
Bozzok: I can always recruit more low-level thieves.

Panel 7

Cut to Crystal chasing Bandana and Haley.
Bozzok (inset): Plus, the fact that she remembers Starshine killing her only makes her stronger with rage.

Panel 8

Cut back to the abandoned building.
Bozzok: No one humiliates me in front of my guild, Starshine. I’m going to mount your head on my wall, right above my desk.
Bozzok: I’m thinking a tasteful oak plaque, with maybe a brass nameplate.

Panel 9

Bozzok: There’s not a single thing you can do to stop me from watching Crystal run you down and punch you to—

Panel 10


Panel 11

Bozzok: They went around a corner.

D&D Context Edit

  • Death Attack is a class feature of the Assassin prestige class. If successful the attack can instantly kill an opponent.

Trivia Edit

  • Haley defeated Bozzok and the guild in #619.

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