Comic 877 - Page 19 - Liar

2nd Apr 2021, 5:23 PM in Chapter 9 - Heated situation
Page 19 - Liar
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Darksh1ne 2nd Apr 2021, 5:23 PM edit delete
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Db 2nd Apr 2021, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
Oh wonderful, I am sure such a conversation would be absolutely calm and without any threats. xD
Darksh1ne 2nd Apr 2021, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Yeah ^^
sigpig 2nd Apr 2021, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
Seems like there are many reasons not to trust Senya. And, to be fair, Senya has reasons to not trust OUR merry little band.
My theory is that Aurele and Danathar have a pretty good understanding/relationship with Fluffy, which would allow them to exceed "The Rule of Ten" in his/her territory.

Is "ten" the magic number, or is it like the operating instructions for the "Holy Hand Grenade"? I would assume that 9 members would be OK, but nothing is mentioned about 11 members. Or is ten the cut-off, and any other group with ten or more members is exterminated?

Also, there's a significant army being assembled and on the march. There are FAR more than ten members in that army. Will Fluffy destroy THEM, or is his/her determining factor reserved for non-natives of Kfir (ie: native groups can amass in any number, but visitors/invaders must be in groups fewer than ten)?

Also, there have been groups of beings higher than ten that our band has fought off (the worms, the beetles, the flying reptiles). Those animals (with the exception of the Queen/Gladiator beetles) were not sentient or sapient (ie: thinking) beings; so it makes me wonder if another limitation is the number of "higher" beings (humans, elves, trolls, goblins, etc)...

I love this world you have created.
Darksh1ne 2nd Apr 2021, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
Love the thought process here. The question about the reason why our little group has not been touched yet will be revealed next week. And while we wait for next Friday, you could try and guess why that is ^^ If you want

As for the issue of large numbers of skrogs or other creatures, I can answer right now - animals, monsters, insectoids, fish, plants - none of those count. Only humanoids. If anything else did, Kifir would no longer exist
Capax 2nd Apr 2021, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
It must be because of the concealing stone.
Darksh1ne 3rd Apr 2021, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Warm... but there is one little fact - Aurele didn't have the stone all the way until they've reached the desolated area
Capax 3rd Apr 2021, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
I guess it's because our group was too far away up to that point.
...(RockB) 3rd Apr 2021, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, "close proximity" - Rasmiel? Most of the time she was flying above the group. Was. Maybe fairies don't count?

Not counting Aurele would be a stretch.

And... something else doesn't add up...

Somehow I keep forgetting the names, but:
The men:
Naros, Danathar, Dervik, Grizlak, Jeb and his buddy = 6
The women:
Aurele, Nara, Anadel, Rasmiel and the wood elf = 5
So they were 11 when they started - how didn't they alert Fluffy? Plus Senya now.

But also, whether it's a rule of 10 or 11 - if they find Ellie, they would have been 12 even without Senya. Now 13.

I don't get it.
Darksh1ne 4th Apr 2021, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
You did all you could! The truth is a little too hard to guess to be honest, so don't worry
Smerdy 4th Apr 2021, 7:49 AM edit delete reply
Maybe Fluffy just actively searches at night or needs a break after an attack? I think such a big boy would need some rest ^^
Darksh1ne 4th Apr 2021, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
Could be, hehe. He's indeed a big good boy ^^
...(RockB) 4th Apr 2021, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Actually, when Fluffy's attack-trigger(?) is so predictable, I have an idea: Gather several groups of soldiers and wizards at some different point just outside of Kifir, 10 each, and have all of them except one group meet at some point in Kifir. Now the wizards need to set up a magical protection for the collection of groups, this is time critical. When Fluffy attacks, the leftover group sneaks behind him/it and blows Fluffy up with a magic bomb.

And then they can start to re-conquer Kifir with big armies.
Darksh1ne 4th Apr 2021, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
And what if there is more than one Fluffy? Plus, it's not clear if anyone actually knows about the rule of 10, except for Dan and Aurele