Unexpected? – Page 1111

TRANSCRIPT: As they retreat they hear “It’s fine.  All fine. It’s just fine …”   GUDIK:  I have to say, stopping this war does seem like it was Divine Intervention.  Maybe these two are a … portent. TORIAN: We can hope so.  But it will take more dan portents.   God obviously means for his Chosen to take part in de comin’ trial.  De Final Days, as are foretol’. But our armies leave behin’ much dat is broken in dis great mistake, for such we migh’ jus’ly call it.  I have your promise to undo what can be undone, help to rebuil’ what has been broken, and feed and clot’ de maimed and orphaned. GUDIK: If we all survive, Princip, I will put gold and men in service of doing just that, by God and my crown.  I give the responsibility of negotiating and organizing the particulars to my cousin. I think there’s no better hands I could leave it in.   TETHIK: Yes, your Majesty. GUDIK: Pity you’ll miss all the fighting.  It’s going to be a jolly great war! TETHIK: My sword won’t make that big a difference in the battles you’re facing, cousin.  And if you lose - well, we’ll have enough to do here in the East. (sudden thought) Speaking of which, if you’ll excuse me, gentle lords, there is one last personal detail I need to tend to. TETHIK: (furious) Thrasu’s BALLS!  

5 thoughts on “Unexpected? – Page 1111

  1. oh, the intrigue starts early. I was feeling sorry for tethik because he would miss the action but Jed strikes again.

  2. Uhh! I take it Thann has escaped? This should prove interesting.

  3. … So Thann has escaped. I wonder if he has done anything about the ring, or if he hopes Ipola will leave him alone now that he has brought Tethik to Gudik and not killed either.

    Also, the facial expressions in this page are superb. Tethik’s and the Princip’s in particular, since they’re the most visible, but even Gudik’s in the fourth panel is tastefully complex.

  4. It appears Thann hasn’t killed Baranir. I think Thann knows better than igniting a search-and-kill frenzy after him. Or he might just do it still, as he would have clearly picked off that they would have bigger bones to chew on.

  5. Mulling over the situation, I’m a bit afraid now. We know from https://barbarianprincess.com/comic/the-odd-couples/page-840/ that the ring isn’t coming off Thann’s finger (and I enjoyed the whole teleconference scene again to make sure it hadn’t been shown that someone had taken it from him). Then again, Thann doesn’t know that. He may still suspect Ipola to have bluffed, so he ran when he could.

    Things is, this is the best-case scenario. Worst-case? He believes her and still wants out, knowing he’ll need magical help to get the ring off his finger. Which, that deep in Kivalia, means finding an illegal magic practitioner. In other words, someone who works for the enemy, if only unwittingly.

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