Comic 505 - Little incentive

27th May 2017, 2:09 AM in Chapter Eight
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505 - Little incentive
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rufiangel 27th May 2017, 2:09 AM edit delete
rufiangel
Hey guys! Happy... 2:00am! XD;;; I have an early start tomorrow so I won't waffle on too much. Just thank you so much for your patience on the late update - I hope now that you see it you can understand why it took me a while :'D

We've seen all this characters before in Chapter Seven, in case you need a quick refresher: Ruby, Balzac, Gareth and Kina. Balzac actually appeared one more time very briefly here, too.

I hope you enjoy the update! Next Monday is the last Monday of the month, so I'm going to take a break and update again on Thursday. I'll try to catch up on all the comments and things by then.

Thank you for reading! <3 ;v;*

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Comments:

MST3KFan 27th May 2017, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
MST3KFan
Uh oh. Kylie versus a cleric that's been given incentive? That's not good. XD

Are clerics allowed to heal themselves in battle though? If so, that's really going to be problematic for Kylie.
Audacity__ 27th May 2017, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
Audacity__
no rules >:)
Lukkai 27th May 2017, 9:42 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
As far as we know you're free to cast on yourself however you like. As long as it hasn't an area effect that goes past the boundaries.

So self-healing and -boosting by a cleric would absolutely be legit. Of course every heal you cast is another moment where you can't attack or defend right. So it's actually quite fair.
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Pretty much as Lukkai said, MST3K - clerics can definitely heal themselves here! There isn't much else they can do, er, usually... ;)
Proxy170 27th May 2017, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
Proxy170
Whoa now that's gonna be a tough opponent! Kinda wish he was like Cain and could only heal though XD It'll be cool to see what a Cleric can do when not choked down by chains.
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
It'd be pretty tough to be in a tournament if you had no offensive power though! XD; Though if he had some kind of equipment on that could reflect damage dealt, then maybe it'd be a different story... hmmmmm... now there's an idea! O_O Better get Cain to wear something like that! XD;
Headgamer 27th May 2017, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
Headgamer
Now we'll see what a really good cleric can do. I'm hoping Kylie knows never to under estimate anyone at this point in the game.

Looks like Kina recognizes Kylie. I wonder if she will have any insightful commentary. ;)
Lukkai 27th May 2017, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
Gareth you mean (Kina is the one who'd like to have some fun times with Mikey). And yes he does. And it seems to peek his interest.
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ahaha, what Lukkai said XD; but I understand throwing new names around can be confusing, so don't worry about it - I knew who you meant! :P

Kylie at this point has never faced a combat cleric before, and therefore isn't quite sure *what* to expect. But hopefully you're right - she won't just charge in blindly! ... right? ;D
Karinite 27th May 2017, 3:43 AM edit delete reply
Karinite
Kylie, maybe you should chew on grass next time! Protien! :P
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Fibre! XD

Though probably more than anything, Balzac just likes the scent and taste of choco grass <3 XD
mjkj 27th May 2017, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
mjkj
*hugs Rufi* thank you for the update...

Hmmm... I wonder how this fight turns out...

Go, Kylie!!!

rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
You're welcome, sir! :) We'll see~~
mjkj 1st Jun 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
I hope we do... =)
Haegan2005 27th May 2017, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
Haegan2005
Ah! We've been Rufi'd! This is going to be interesting. We have seen relatively little godly magic so far. Unless this is simply magic that heals.

rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's the first time I've seen my name used as a verb :'DDD lolol, that certainly sounds a lot different than it means! XD

He's called a 'combat cleric' for a reason, let's put it that way! ;)
Matt Knab 27th May 2017, 8:30 AM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Battle Cleric? This should be exciting!
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Hehehe, yeppers! Kinda sorta XD I *do* hope readers find the dynamics of this battle interesting at the very least!
Crestlinger 27th May 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Destroy the arena, bury him in the rubble. Can't heal though something that isn't harming you directly and holding the barrier up till exhaustion to keep from dying upon collapse will be more than enough time to yell out surrender. Or more simply, oom him. Either way this guy made it this far so he has skill.
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:33 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Lolol, now there's a drastic idea! XD Kylie's got skills but whether she has enough to destroy the arena without losing control is another thing, I think XDD;;;
Lukkai 27th May 2017, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
Lukkai
As if we could forget that leaf and six-pack combination.

And knowing Ruby, I'm not sure whether he has seen the incentive as of yet. Or whether he'll stumble on it as soon as he raises that weapon of his or something like that. (^_^)
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
'Leaf and six-pack' sounds super catchy for some reason, like a tagline or a casual way of saying herbs with beer XD

We'll see about that incentive of Ruby's... ;)
Centcomm 27th May 2017, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Centcomm
Oh this will be fun!! have fun Rufi!
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:54 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Thank you, Centy!! I am indeed having fun :D <333 I hope you guys having fun reading this match, too!
KAM 27th May 2017, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
KAM
:-)
Kattapuss 28th May 2017, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
Kattapuss
Oh hey, it's these guys! I like these guys, they seem to have a cool bro vibe going with each other. I'm also amused by how the Defender just seems to resign himself to the fact that they all just popped in and invaded his top box xD

Why does Gareth have such fabulous hair though *-*
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Aw yay, I'm glad you like 'em Kat! :D They're pretty chill with one another, yep <3 the Defender is too used to them barging into his office to mind at this point, I suppose XD

I'm happy you like Gareth's hair, I enjoy drawing it <3 XD

(why you say?)

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mjkj 1st Jun 2017, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
mjkj
*lol*

I hope you get some revenue for that advertisement, Rufi? ;P
Kattapuss 3rd Jun 2017, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
Kattapuss
...help... can't stop laughing...
Alterna 28th May 2017, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Dang, I hate fighting self-healers. They're such a pain.
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:50 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I know exactly what you mean Alterna, that's a sentiment Kylie's gonna be agreeing with very very soon XD
CiciEnixa 28th May 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
CiciEnixa
A comment Zoe (did not) want me to put up (but doing anyway XD):

"I saw the abs, and realized Kylie's eyes were also drifting down looking at DEM ABS" XDDD

(Is the incentive "I will not steal your lunch for a month if you win"? XD)
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
LOLOLOL XDDD 'dem abs' indeed! Actually, weirdly enough, she probably IS observing them, just completely objectively and not objectifyingly XDDD

(Oh Zoe-cupcake, you little dear, if you want some abs I've got some Raiz abs right here ;D)

(That would certainly make for an invigorating incentive, bad Ruby XDDD)
Seabiscuit 29th May 2017, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Ohh, combat cleric!! Hehe, reminds me of the good old RO days of battle priesting...:D
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
That's exactly the kind of thing he is, seamuffin! :D RO is a major influence here, if Ruby and Balzac didn't already make that incredibly obvious XD;

So *you* were a battle priest, were you? :D I bet you kicked some butt!
Seabiscuit 2nd Jun 2017, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Seabiscuit
Haha~~ :D I can totally see it, 'specially Ruby's hair!

Priests were some of my favorites to play! I was everything from badass STR/AGI mace whacking to Exorcist to full support~~
TheD-Wrek 29th May 2017, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
TheD-Wrek
Heh, Balzy... X)
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ballsy Balzy, I'm sure Ruby likes to rib him as XD (especially when he's not being very ballsy lol)
DLKmusic 29th May 2017, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
DLKmusic
Ya know, its kinda hard to heckle an opponent you actually respect... :-(

Kylie, a tip... he is NOT Cain, he's NOT a lost lamb, and he is DEFINITELY NOT harmless!
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
I find it neat that you respect Balzac already, DLK! :D I do hope that readers find this particular match interesting! ;)

And very good tips, let's hope Kylie hears it behind the inter-dimensional veil~ ;D
Gilrandir 29th May 2017, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
I think it very clever of @rufiangel to have arranged matters so that Cain is unable to see this particular match. But I am having fun imagining Cain's reaction if he were to witness what we are about to see.
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Why, thank you Gil! ;D Though honestly, I think the chips just fell this way for this part. XD;;

Cain has been on the field with Balzac for his field test (twice, no less) so you can imagine he is far more familiar with what Balzac is capable of than Kylie is, at this point... ;)
Gilrandir 2nd Jun 2017, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
Not to disagree with the author, but that only means he is familiar with whatever abilities Balzac chose to reveal under carefully controlled conditions against specially selected opposition as part of his test of Cain's abilities. Potentially quite a bit different from Balzac "pulling out all the stops", as it were. ^_^
Jarvi 29th May 2017, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
Jarvi
Awwwww Balzaaaac :D He's too cute, don't hurt him too badly Kylie :D
rufiangel 1st Jun 2017, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
XD Ahahahaha Jarvi-nii!! <3 I'm happy you find him cute X3

No promises from Kylie's end, though I don't know if it's Balzac you should be worried about... ;)
Mylandah 29th Jul 2017, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
YES! Ruby's back! <3<3
Battle WHM with clubs and short swords + heals.... :D
rufiangel 31st Jul 2017, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
rufiangel
Ruby is back indeed XD she has a bit more of an appearance to make before the chapter is over, I hope you'll enjoy her contribution to the chapter! ;D

Also, I need more educating... what does WHM stand for? XD;;;