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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 10:24 AM

Keep swinging that shield around like that and you're going to hurt someone.

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xpacetrue
29th Jan 2018, 10:34 AM

Dang! Is she ever quick with the bow!

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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 2:07 PM

Oldarmourer posted this speed shooting vid earlier in the chapter. I thought it was a pretty cool technique.

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SteveO
29th Jan 2018, 5:25 PM

He's pretty quick with that shield too.

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Garanhir
29th Jan 2018, 11:59 AM

From the 1st picture it looks like her longsword was pointing away & not towards him as everyone thought in the prior episode. Gauging perspective from a 2 dimensional drawing can be tricky.

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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 4:44 PM

She was thinking about taking the swing then saw him swinging back around so tried to dodge. Indecision can get you killed.

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Garanhir
29th Jan 2018, 12:05 PM

I'm guessing he's more used to being in command than actual personal combat...or else he's really, really, stupid!

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Steve O
29th Jan 2018, 1:43 PM

Anger can cloud one's judgment.

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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 5:02 PM

Remember he's blind in one eye so his depth perception sucks.

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Pblade
30th Jan 2018, 2:01 AM

The helm's limiting of his peripheral vision would do more than being blind in one eye. A trained warrior will learn the depth perception necessary. And slashing is less reliant on judging distance precisely than thrusting.

What matters more is how long he'd been blind there. Given time, it won't be an issue. I'm the extreme example, having never had binocular vision. My depth perception is average, and my field of vision isn't far from the norm.

He's going to die because he was stupid and forgot he was fighting 2 opponents.

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Steve O
30th Jan 2018, 10:34 AM

He's going to die because his guards were standing there watching the battle instead of guarding him.

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megados
30th Jan 2018, 11:41 AM

I don't think they're watching anything because I think they're dead.

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Steve O
30th Jan 2018, 1:30 PM

Look at frame 2 on page 373

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megados
30th Jan 2018, 2:02 PM

?

But in the last panel of 373, and the first panel of 374 . . .

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Steve O
31st Jan 2018, 10:09 AM

If they start looking back when the first arrow hits, it's a little bit late IMO.

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megados
31st Jan 2018, 12:14 PM

I seem to be confused. (Not the first time)

As I understood it, Valerius and his two guys took off, because they were getting beaten. They wouldn't really have been watching the battle; they would be facing/moving away from it. Liri and Eloma come upon them from what would seem to be their right rear. They closed in from the rear, and Liri took out Valerius' buddies, leaving him by himself.

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DizzasterJuice
31st Jan 2018, 4:26 PM

Yes. If you got to "maps" and look at the 4th map down, the Vang Gaer came up through that pass just below the green arrow and turned to the southwest to engage the rear. Valerius was headed northeast to return to Dalai.

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megados
31st Jan 2018, 5:05 PM

Thanks! As an aside, your maps are great!

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megados
29th Jan 2018, 12:17 PM

Can't tell where Eloma's sword ended up, but here's a handy replacement in a pinch!

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Steve O
29th Jan 2018, 1:46 PM

Don't worry Elona. Those wounds aren't instantly lethal, you have time to make his last few minutes excruciating.

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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 4:33 PM

Exactly. If Liri can stick one right in his sword hand, I'm sure she planted the 2nd shot as non-lethal intentionally.

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Dragonrider
29th Jan 2018, 1:47 PM

A cornered mongrel, will fight beyond their ability.

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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 4:47 PM

Fight-or-flight response.

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oldarmorer
29th Jan 2018, 4:24 PM

looks like he's immune to inertia :)
or maybe that shield wasn't quite as heavy as advertised...
or maybe he hoped she'd fall for his clever ruse...

and no, those arrows aren't lethal strikes...yet...I sort of think the girls have no interest in finishing him quickly given theose shots and he might not like where his sword is probably going to end up... to paraphrase another wronged woman "this is going to take a long time and you're not going to like it"

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oldarmourer
29th Jan 2018, 4:35 PM

that was fast, this is faster...

maybe she should have stayed on the horse :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yorHswhzrU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yorHswhzrU

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DizzasterJuice
29th Jan 2018, 4:53 PM

That is fast!

Or maybe they didn't kill him because they want to interrogate him first. Remember, they have a mystery to solve.

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knuut
31st Jan 2018, 11:28 PM

It's also worth noting that he is doing it with a much heavier bow, using a well proven thumb ring draw and actually hitting targets. She is using a very lite bow, using an inverted draw that does little for accuracy and hitting we know not what.

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oldarmourer
1st Feb 2018, 12:29 AM

at that range even I could hit him where I wanted to...

as for the videos, in the first one you'll notice her arrows are all hitting in pretty much exactly the same spot and she's moving around while shooting..even though that sort of shooting is meant for speed at close range not pinpoint accuracy at distance a lighter bow helps speed and a laminated recurve style like that usually has a pretty hefty draw for it's sizeweight for it's size which with the close range adds up to the same oomph as a longbow from a 'safe' distance faster with comparable hitting power, it's like a 20ga vs a 12ga... 80% of the power for half the recoil meaning faster followup shots...not entitely translatable to bows but close enough for gov't work. :)

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Oberoten
5th Feb 2018, 11:07 AM

I love the way you explained that. :) Beautifuly put.

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robnot
6th Feb 2018, 12:39 PM

that is NOT a lite bow.!! the arrows went threw 2 layers of heavy leather an a arm ,, the other don't look like it hit any armor , jus meat an muscle.. the target arrow that hit me only went 3 1/2 inches in.. ( 30 lb compound @ 20 yards ,, from right side directly under the lung..)

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robnot
6th Feb 2018, 12:58 PM

opps i thought you were talking bout Liri,, not the Russian...

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oldarmourer
29th Jan 2018, 7:50 PM

for that they only need him alive, not alive and well...

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