2015 February 14: Evil?

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by Sessine » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:15 am

mertol wrote:It's not a klok it's a frog made of stone.
A hovering frog made of stone... yes. o:)

Sorry, to me it looks like it's hovering. It's unsupported in the centre of the shaft. Even the one hand that might or might not be touching the wall is just spread out flat, not grabbing on to anything. We've seen the creature's palms; they're not covered with suction cups or grabby tentacles or anything else that might be clinging to tiny crevices tightly enough to support all that weight. And if lower limbs were holding it up, we'd see them.

No... the thing just has antigravity. It's flying.

But it does look quite froggy!

Oh! And I just spotted what might be an art error - if anyone's chatting with Thunt during the drawing session when he's doing the shading for this page, ask him if it's intentional, that the design on Door's forehead is missing one small circle, compared to the design on the cave wall on the earlier page.
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by RocketScientist » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:01 pm

mertol wrote:It's not a klok it's a frog made of stone.
That's what it looks like to me, too.

And I would say it's not a Kilk.
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by Sessine » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:57 pm

RocketScientist wrote:
mertol wrote:It's not a klok it's a frog made of stone.
That's what it looks like to me, too.

And I would say it's not a Kilk.
Thunt wrote:Shading the door golem.
Yes, I saw that too. If it's a golem, then it's a feature of the dungeon, not a prisoner in it.

And (from what Thunt said in a live stream chat) it sounds like the missing circle in that symbol on its forehead is intentionally missing. Perhaps it's a countdown...?
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by LooksClosely » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:44 pm

Good point bringing up the wall marking Sessine. When I look back to here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/
the pattern on the wall agrees with Mr Door's head mark as far as I see. What am I missing?
ETA: Also here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/01082015/

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by RocketScientist » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:06 am

Whatever it is, I'm missing it, too. :?
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by GathersIngredients » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:10 am

SpellsBedly wrote:Minmax was also the only person still standing near an open door, it looks like. Plus the creature seems to be reacting to Fumbles.
I'm not sure the creature is reacting to Fumbles. It might just be reacting to another door being opened (again).
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by spiderwrangler » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:33 am

I don't think we heard the axe hit bottom (if there IS a bottom). It may have been caught by the golem, and it will do the same with passengers, essentially acting as an elevator?
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by JustRight » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:42 am

It looks to me like he is hovering on a set of doors arranged in a circle, separate from the doors in the shaft. He must be a construct, like a golem.
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by Sessine » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:49 pm

LooksClosely wrote:Good point bringing up the wall marking Sessine. When I look back to here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/
the pattern on the wall agrees with Mr Door's head mark as far as I see. What am I missing?
ETA: Also here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/01082015/
You have to ...um, look closely! :lol:

In the wall design, there' are four glowing off-center circles ranged around the concentric ones. Magnify the design on the golem's forehead -- it has only three such circles. The one that doesn't appear on the golem's forehead is the smallest, on the lower left, nestled in that white ampersand-like ribbon.
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by jbrecken » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:24 pm

Perhaps he's a kind of elevator - you do something at one of the doors to call him, he climbs up the shaft to you, and rotates his colored doors so one lines up with your door and you go through to where that door goes. So his repeated statement of "Door" really means "Which door do you want?" He's the elevator operator asking, "Floor, please?"

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by RocketScientist » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:35 pm

Sessine wrote:
LooksClosely wrote:Good point bringing up the wall marking Sessine. When I look back to here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/
the pattern on the wall agrees with Mr Door's head mark as far as I see. What am I missing?
ETA: Also here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/01082015/
You have to ...um, look closely! :lol:

In the wall design, there' are four glowing off-center circles ranged around the concentric ones. Magnify the design on the golem's forehead -- it has only three such circles. The one that doesn't appear on the golem's forehead is the smallest, on the lower left, nestled in that white ampersand-like ribbon.
I thought that was just part of the wall.
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by Talos » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:01 pm

Well, if he is an elevator, that makes things much easier.

Is it odd that it was able to hold such a comparatively small axe in its gigantic hands?

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by rwstyles » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:12 am

Is he going to try and sell them Insurance?

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by LooksClosely » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:00 am

Sessine wrote:
LooksClosely wrote:Good point bringing up the wall marking Sessine. When I look back to here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/
the pattern on the wall agrees with Mr Door's head mark as far as I see. What am I missing?
ETA: Also here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/01082015/
You have to ...um, look closely! :lol:

In the wall design, there' are four glowing off-center circles ranged around the concentric ones. Magnify the design on the golem's forehead -- it has only three such circles. The one that doesn't appear on the golem's forehead is the smallest, on the lower left, nestled in that white ampersand-like ribbon.
Ok. I see the wall stone with the halo on http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/ this page, but don't see it on the other (red decorated) version of the same wall, so I'm dubious. Ah well. We'll see.

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by Sessine » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:13 pm

LooksClosely wrote:
Sessine wrote:
LooksClosely wrote:Good point bringing up the wall marking Sessine. When I look back to here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/
the pattern on the wall agrees with Mr Door's head mark as far as I see. What am I missing?
ETA: Also here: http://www.goblinscomic.org/01082015/
You have to ...um, look closely! :lol:

In the wall design, there' are four glowing off-center circles ranged around the concentric ones. Magnify the design on the golem's forehead -- it has only three such circles. The one that doesn't appear on the golem's forehead is the smallest, on the lower left, nestled in that white ampersand-like ribbon.
Ok. I see the wall stone with the halo on http://www.goblinscomic.org/05062015/ this page, but don't see it on the other (red decorated) version of the same wall, so I'm dubious. Ah well. We'll see.
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You can make it out if you zoom in on the main page, but it's much clearer here:
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I hope Thunt doesn't mind me sharing this detail with you all -- in the past, he has always said that forum regulars are privileged because they've stuck with him and supported him through thick and thin. In this case, I'm only circumventing a limitation of the web-publishing format to show what he really drew.

So here you can see that it's not a glowing wall stone. Those are irregularly shaped; this is a geometric circle. It's smaller than the others, and unlike the other three it's just a line, not filled with an IME color.

What it means... ah, well. That's where the fun starts.
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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by LooksClosely » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:21 pm

Ooh. Shiny. I see.... I should really go the Patreon route to live up to my name. Cheers.

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Re: 2015 February 14: Evil?

Post by PhoenixBard » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Minmax, do a barrel roll!
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