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The Starcaster Chronicles 07.10

April 22, 2020 by Tim


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Marvin
Marvin
1 year ago

That’s gotta hurt…

Barmem
Barmem
1 year ago

that must be reeeeally painful

foducool
foducool
1 year ago

ooooh this is gonna leave a mark

Timothy
Timothy
1 year ago
Reply to  foducool

No it won’t, the mark is burnt off

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Timothy

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

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

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
Stevyn
1 year ago

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

Seizuregman
Seizuregman
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevyn

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

Hinek
Hinek
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevyn

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
ShonaSoF
1 year ago
Reply to  Hinek

Rule of cool.

gnkgnt
gnkgnt
1 year ago
Reply to  Hinek

maybe he was distracted

Torn
Torn
1 year ago
Reply to  Hinek

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

John Swift
John Swift
1 year ago

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
Cheuk
1 year ago
Reply to  John Swift

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
Ste
1 year ago
Reply to  Cheuk

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

Heldarion
Heldarion
1 year ago
Reply to  Ste

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
Stephen M Schaefer
1 year ago
Reply to  Cheuk

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
Chris
1 year ago

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

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  John Swift

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
Joel
1 year ago
Reply to  John Swift

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
Johnny 5
1 year ago

“Tis but a scratch”

Eldest Gruff
1 year ago
Reply to  Johnny 5

A scratch? Your leg’s off!

DrSynth
DrSynth
1 year ago

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

Randalf
Randalf
1 year ago

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

James Rye
James Rye
1 year ago

Uuuuuuh, that must smart!

Giuliano Berlato Marques
Giuliano Berlato Marques
1 year ago

Someone needs new tendons.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
1 year ago

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

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

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
Jest Phulin
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

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
Kaitensatsuma
1 year ago
Reply to  Jest Phulin

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

Him.
Him.
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitensatsuma

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
Kaitensatsuma
1 year ago
Reply to  Him.

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
MisterWolfe
1 year ago

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

Digi
Digi
1 year ago
Reply to  MisterWolfe

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
Jdub
1 year ago

“You should have gone for the head”

Charles Gollmar
Charles Gollmar
1 year ago

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
Digi
1 year ago

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

Digi
Digi
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Plus a possible hull breach as well.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  Digi

Going by outside shots, this hanger has most of the asteroid under it, but there’s no telling how many vacuum-exposed tunnels run underneath or how close they are to the floor.

Charles Gollmar
Charles Gollmar
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Fair point.

Him.
Him.
1 year ago

Ah, there’s the sizzling!

EvilDrZ
EvilDrZ
1 year ago

I bet that smells rancid 🤮

Admiral Casual
Admiral Casual
1 year ago

Well, he looks butthurt now.

Leon
Leon
1 year ago

Ah, the diversion tactic..

Timmeh
Timmeh
1 year ago

Speck is just being a pain in the ass

Digi
Digi
1 year ago
Reply to  Timmeh

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

Dagroth
Dagroth
1 year ago

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

Halosty
Halosty
1 year ago
Reply to  Dagroth

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

Heldarion
Heldarion
1 year ago
Reply to  Halosty

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

Robert
Robert
1 year ago
Reply to  Heldarion

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

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

Should have gone for the head

toughluck
toughluck
1 year ago

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
Jiala
1 year ago
Reply to  toughluck

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
Michael
1 year ago
Reply to  toughluck

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
Nyzer
1 year ago

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
Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyzer

Pride goeth before the fall

Stephen
Stephen
1 year ago

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
Jiala
1 year ago

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
Hunter
1 year ago
Reply to  Jiala

If he falls backward… Oh god

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

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
Crestlinger
1 year ago

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

GamerLEN
GamerLEN
1 year ago

He ain’t grinnin’ about that! 😀

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

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.