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Dudley's dungeon -- Monday, 11 September, 2006

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Monday, 11 September, 2006 by Nameless
You wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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wearing a +5 cornuthaumHe was dressed in a flowing gown with fur tippets which had
the signs of the zodiac embroidered over it, with various
cabalistic signs, such as triangles with eyes in them, queer
crosses, leaves of trees, bones of birds and animals, and a
planetarium whose stars shone like bits of looking-glass with
the sun on them. He had a pointed hat like a dunce's cap, or
like the headgear worn by ladies of that time, except that
the ladies were accustomed to have a bit of veil floating
from the top of it.
                [ The Once and Future King, by T.H. White ]

        "A wizard!" Dooley exclaimed, astounded.
        "At your service, sirs," said the wizard. "How
perceptive of you to notice. I suppose my hat rather gives me
away. Something of a beacon, I don't doubt." His hat was
pretty much that, tall and cone-shaped with stars and crescent
moons all over it. All in all, it couldn't have been more
wizardish.
                [ The Elfin Ship, James P. Blaylock ]

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You wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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You wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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wearing a blessed greased +3 grey dragonIn the West the dragon was the natural enemy of man. Although
preferring to live in bleak and desolate regions, whenever it
was seen among men it left in its wake a trail of destruction
and disease. Yet any attempt to slay this beast was a perilous
undertaking. For the dragon's assailant had to contend
not only with clouds of sulphurous fumes pouring from its fire
breathing nostrils, but also with the thrashings of its tail,
the most deadly part of its serpent-like body.
[ Mythical Beasts by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library) ]

"One whom the dragons will speak with," he said, "that is a
dragonlord, or at least that is the center of the matter. It's
not a trick of mastering the dragons, as most people think.
Dragons have no masters. The question is always the same, with
a dragon: will he talk to you or will he eat you? If you can
count upon his doing the former, and not doing the latter, why
then you're a dragonlord."
        [ The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. Le Guin ]

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Comments

Mikoangelo September 11, 2006 00:09
First comment: 19 October, 2005 82 comments written
You get excellent just because of the unexpected-ness of the punchline :D
Dav September 11, 2006 00:23
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
Are they called 'grey dragons' in the British version of nethack?
G September 11, 2006 01:59
First comment: 5 October, 2005 82 comments written
Either spelling of the word works.
Roger Barnett September 11, 2006 03:38
First comment: 7 April, 2006 143 comments written
I may be forced to steal this joke...
Tharis September 11, 2006 04:01
First comment: 12 October, 2005 20 comments written
Methinks that's the sort of joke you can only pull off once.
Jack Simth September 11, 2006 07:46
First comment: 3 January, 2005 59 comments written
Nah, you just have to put the pieces back in place in order to pull it off again.
SomeoneElse September 11, 2006 09:25
First comment: 11 September, 2006 143 comments written
That was weird, in a coolish way. I vote good
L September 11, 2006 10:26
First comment: 10 February, 2005 285 comments written
A comic "strip"? Augh!
snafu@cix.co.uk September 11, 2006 12:04
First comment: 11 September, 2006 3 comments written
<groan!>
GreyKnight September 11, 2006 14:18
First comment: 24 March, 2006 48 comments written
<music stingThere was the usual dim grey light of the forest-day about
him when he came to his senses. The spider lay dead beside
him, and his sword-blade was stained black. Somehow the
killing of the giant spider, all alone and by himself in the
dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of
anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt
a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of
an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put
it back into its sheath.
"I will give you a name," he said to it, "and I shall call
you Sting."
        [ The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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Rand. September 11, 2006 16:05
First comment: 11 September, 2006 1 comments written
Well played.
Alcari September 11, 2006 16:33
First comment: 11 September, 2006 93 comments written
Hi everyone, First post ever for me.

Liked this one, took me a while to get it though...
Nesman September 11, 2006 17:02
First comment: 4 January, 2005 112 comments written
Yay puns!
Fathead September 12, 2006 00:46
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Reminds me of this one....
Ristipisto-Risto September 14, 2006 11:27
First comment: 25 January, 2006 52 comments written
I just love these word plays.
Grognor April 19, 2007 07:52
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
WOOOOOOOOOO!
1338h4x May 10, 2007 22:30
First comment: 19 September, 2006 102 comments written
Groan...
Fathead July 5, 2007 18:50
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Hey, bring back the guy who said that meatSome hae meat and canna eat,
And some would eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
        [ Grace Before Meat, by Robert Burns ]

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puns are the worst!
Kerta December 14, 2007 09:06
First comment: 12 December, 2007 72 comments written
So... He turned into his own personal succubusThe incubus and succubus are male and female versions of the
same demon, one who lies with a human for its own purposes,
usually to the detriment of the mortals who are unwise in
their dealings with them.

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kureshii March 16, 2008 18:20
First comment: 8 March, 2008 37 comments written
Heh, I knew there had to be a reason the robeRobes are the only garments, apart from Shirts, ever to have
sleeves. They have three uses:
1. As the official uniform of Priests, Priestesses, Monks,
Nuns (see Nunnery), and Wizards. The OMT [ Official Management
Term ] prescribed for the Robes of Priests and Nuns is that
they _fall in severe folds_; of Priestesses that they _float_;
and of Wizards that they _swirl_. You can thus see who you
are dealing with.
2. For Kings. The OMT here is _falling in stately folds_.
3. As the garb of Desert Nomads. [...]
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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was mentioned in the previous strip...
kureshii March 16, 2008 18:20
First comment: 8 March, 2008 37 comments written
Heh, I knew there had to be a reason the robeRobes are the only garments, apart from Shirts, ever to have
sleeves. They have three uses:
1. As the official uniform of Priests, Priestesses, Monks,
Nuns (see Nunnery), and Wizards. The OMT [ Official Management
Term ] prescribed for the Robes of Priests and Nuns is that
they _fall in severe folds_; of Priestesses that they _float_;
and of Wizards that they _swirl_. You can thus see who you
are dealing with.
2. For Kings. The OMT here is _falling in stately folds_.
3. As the garb of Desert Nomads. [...]
[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]

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was mentioned in the previous strip...
Blackened June 8, 2008 18:12
First comment: 14 May, 2008 31 comments written
:-D
Newtkiller January 14, 2009 01:59
First comment: 28 October, 2008 127 comments written
And no one noticed that he was supposed to be dudley ...

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