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Not Touching!
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OOTS1090
Comic no. 1090
Date published 10 August 2017
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Bandana explains dwarven concepts of territorial rights.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

The Mechane flies over Firmament at night.

Panel 2

Roy: Is it going to be a problem with the dwarves that we're flying over their land?
Bandana: Nah. We do it all the time.

Panel 3

Bandana: The dwarves control the mountains and the tunnels, and all the doors into them—
Bandana: —but they don't treat the sky above as part of their official territory or nothin'.

Panel 4

Bandana: As long as the Mechane don't touch the ground, they won't bother us none.
Roy: Huh. Interesting. I wonder if that means—

Panel 5

Cut to three dwarves encountering a pair of flumphs.
Dwarf #1: Let 'em thru, lass. Nuthin' we can do.
Dwarf #2: But Sarge—!
Flumph: Why can't more places we visit treat us this well?

Panel 6

Cut back to the Mechane.
Roy: And couldn't an invader technically levitate their whole army over the—
Bandana: How the heck should I know?
Bandana: They fight trees! Dwarves're nuts!

D&D Context Edit

  • The Flumph is a D&D monster which is capable of hovering by expelling a jet of air under its jellyfish-like body. Thus when traveling through dwarven lands, it would not touch the ground.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the latest appearance of the pair of Flumphs thus far in the comic. They appeared in thirteen strips overall, mostly as part of the running gag. They first appeared as part of Dorukan's bestiary of 1st and 2nd edition monsters in #55, "One for the Old-Schoolers". Flumphs are a classic, if oft-maligned, monster from the 1981 Fiend Folio reference for AD&D (1st edition) which have been updated for all subsequent editions.

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