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The Starcaster Chronicles 07.10

April 22, 2020 by Tim


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Marvin
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Marvin

That’s gotta hurt…

Barmem
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Barmem

that must be reeeeally painful

foducool
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foducool

ooooh this is gonna leave a mark

Timothy
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Timothy

No it won’t, the mark is burnt off

Eldest Gruff
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Just like the rest of his legs, in about twenty seconds.

Tim
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Tim

Grin wrecked two legs, Speck melted his legs. Seems like an even trade.

Also, I wonder how Grin feels about his own scream. Seemed fairly blood curdling. I bet he’d be impressed in hindsight.

Stevyn
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Stevyn

How did he get the walker walking given that some legs were cut off?

Seizuregman
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Seizuregman

I think only one was cut which means as a 3 legged walker it could still walk just be slower and more unstable

Hinek
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Hinek

Even harder: How did he get the walker walking without Grin noticing? The metal legs should make a lot of sound on that floor, especially with the walker limping…

ShonaSoF
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ShonaSoF

Rule of cool.

gnkgnt
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gnkgnt

maybe he was distracted

Torn
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Torn

It’s probably designed to move silently, given the line of work that he’s in.

John Swift
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John Swift

That has got to be painful, sadly he doesnt appear to have melted thru the bones yet, so he may still be able to walk… This battle may still be far from over. So glad we get 5 comics a week for this atm!

Cheuk
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Cheuk

If he got the back of the knees then you don’t need to reach bone, just the tendons and it should bring him down. Doesn’t look like it though…

Ste
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Ste

Having no hamstring will also leave you fairly, well, hamstrung.

Heldarion
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Heldarion

With the added bonus of being in immense pain from your flesh literally being burnt off … and not being able to touch the one who’s doing that to you.

Stephen M Schaefer
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Stephen M Schaefer

Yeah, this looks more like an upper thigh kind of situation, but when you’re talking about having your legs melted off by high-molar acid, we’re probably talking differences of degrees, not kind.

Chris
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Chris

The real question is how many degrees…I can’t tell if the reaction is exo or endothermic…

Eldest Gruff
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I’m no xenobiologist, but I think that there might be important tendons, ligaments, and muscle attached to said bone.

More likely, Grin is still extremely dangerous even when his legs are melting off.

Though, he DID just drop his sword, so for all we know Speck’s planning on doing a tap dance on his back in a second.

Joel
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Joel

Thanks for this note. I had no idea the frequency had upped. I had to go back because I was apparently only getting half the story 🙂

Johnny 5
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Johnny 5

“Tis but a scratch”

Eldest Gruff
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A scratch? Your leg’s off!

DrSynth
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DrSynth

Sneak attack are such a pain in the a-butt… (and Costello?)

Randalf
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Randalf

Guess he should be happy that Speck’s walker isn’t built slightly taller..

James Rye
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James Rye

Uuuuuuh, that must smart!

Giuliano Berlato Marques
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Giuliano Berlato Marques

Someone needs new tendons.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Why does everyone think it’s a good idea to reveal that they’re a distraction? That sounds like a *terrible* idea

Michael
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Michael

Not when the thing being distracted from is half a second away from getting used. In both this and Goblins, the confession has barely left the diversion’s mouth when the attacker connects.

Jest Phulin
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Jest Phulin

The longer you can get them to focus on you, the less time they have to notice what you are distracting them from. “No, not the hero, just the distraction” takes a couple of seconds to say.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

But he was about to go break into a whole “Why You Suck” monologue XD

Him.
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Him.

It’s a terrible idea if the distractee has enough time to react to the realization
Otherwise, if the attack is literally about to connect (like it is here), then saying something may buy you the needed time instead of losing it.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

I imagine Spek would have been armpit deep in his quads if *no* warning was given.

Then you have the other kind of reaction where, the person on the ground just *glances* at the distraction and it’s enough to fuck the whole thing up.

I’m just saying, considering the general predisposition to monologue, *not* revealing the trick is probably a better, though less bad-ass thing to do.

MisterWolfe
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MisterWolfe

caustic substance to the sciatic nerves… the most pain a person can experience without dying from shock.

Digi
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Digi

Ever think that maybe his sciatic nerves are in a different place? Or even if he has any at all? He is an alien after all.

Jdub
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Jdub

“You should have gone for the head”

Charles Gollmar
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Charles Gollmar

Maybe a dumb question. In a previous installment, I remember them “scraping” Speck to collect some of his slime to sell and make money. If he can be scraped, couldn’t he also skim some small amount off with his hands and throw it?

Digi
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Digi

Not a dumb question at all. I’ve wondered the exact same thing.

Him.
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Him.

Ah, there’s the sizzling!

EvilDrZ
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EvilDrZ

I bet that smells rancid 🤮

Admiral Casual
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Admiral Casual

Well, he looks butthurt now.

Leon
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Leon

Ah, the diversion tactic..

Timmeh
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Timmeh

Speck is just being a pain in the ass

Digi
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Digi

He didn’t grab his ass. He grabbed the leg.

Dagroth
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Dagroth

Well, I guess Grin won’t have a leg to stand on.

Halosty
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Halosty

Well he’s got *one*. Unless he falls backwards onto Speck.

Heldarion
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Heldarion

pretty sure Speck’s other hand is going for Grin’s other leg

Robert
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Robert

Or a reach through for the balls. If that’s where they are…

Jason
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Jason

Should have gone for the head

toughluck
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toughluck

Other than the general characteristics (it’s incredibly corrosive to everything except mimions and nivium, the resulting corrosion immediately evaporates, it works fast enough to stop bullets, it’s produced constantly by mimions), we don’t know much about mimion goo, so it’s not really possible to tell what will happen now. But if it’s powerful enough and it doesn’t take a lot of it to corrode away materials beneath it, then Mr. Grin here is as good as dead. The first contact will cause a powerful system shock which might kill outright by causing a heart attack, or by quickly losing blood,… Read more »

Jiala
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Jiala

That is assuming human biology. Mr. Grin is most decidedly not human, his anatomy could have more redundancies or protections against such shock and bloodloss depending on what his race is capable of. All we can say for sure is that he does experience pain, and hes probably going to loose a leg. At least one.

Michael
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Michael

But just in case his alien physiology has defensive designs for this kind of thing (multiple hearts, fast-redirecting blood veins, prehensile insides), Speck should stick with this and keep melting until he runs low on goop or Grin’s head is severed from his heart(s).

Nyzer
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Nyzer

Welp, that’s what you get for hiring a mercenary based on how intimidating they are over how competent they are. Not that the Grin wasn’t highly skilled, but a truly competent mercenary would have finished Speck off before falling for Cort’s Distracting Shot, then would have killed Cort quickly, before Nyrah could Intercept. And he’d never have been in a position to be hit by Touch of Death.

Hunter
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Hunter

Pride goeth before the fall

Stephen
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Stephen

Well I hope you’re fond of robotics, because it’s going to be a choice of robot lags or a board with wheels after this buddy.

Jiala
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Jiala

He is getting a colon cleanse he will never in his life forget. (I know its a little low for that but c’mon, the joke is there someone has to say it.)

Hunter
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Hunter

If he falls backward… Oh god

Robert
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Robert

His one possible counter here would be to somehow grab a leg of the walker and toss it away. But, after all, Grin is just a mid-level boss, similar to Boba Fett. Will he be around longer, or will he end up being taken care of in a comical manner? The top bad guy as we have seen so far, is the dude with the one of the other Starcasters on his arm. Depending on how the story plays out, it might boil down to SC vs SC. Who will be wielding it is yet to be seen.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

Nice legs you got there Sssssshame if something were to happen to them…
Now what does that tubed container do if melted.

GamerLEN
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GamerLEN

He ain’t grinnin’ about that! 😀

Dave
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Dave

Speck should have gone for the neck, or at least the spine. It would make it a ton harder for Grin to fight if you can’t move your legs.