Indeed, they have given shape to a development in the country that has been growing more acute for decades, one that numerous academics and experts have tried to analyze elsewhere in lengthy books and essays. Inequality in America is greater than it has been in almost a century. Those fortunate enough to belong to the 1 percent, made up of the super-rich, stand on one side of the divide; the remaining 99 percent on the other. Even for a country that has always accepted opposite extremes as part of its identity, the chasm has simply grown too vast.
Sundar, getting a shot of truth serum: Payet fulfills almost all the requirements of a prophecy made by a mad woman in the town and is declared the "Epic Hero". Payet, if you can call fighting with a half-instrument half-axe killing with music. The events leading up to the Flooding Prison Incident seem to have turned into this.
Payet leaves behind many women in this condition. One arrow, two cultists. While a complete douchebag and all around JerkassPayet had taken on literally hordes of enemies single-handedly without so much as a split end.
Our Dwarves Are All the Same: At first, seemingly played straight by Gravedust. However, later we learn that dwarves are desert nomads who have been driven from their mountains. However, the impression he gives of much the rest of his race is that of more traditional dwarf warriors.
Our Elves Are Better: Sky elves, Winter elves, Shit elves although that's just the colloquial name and Wood Elves Also, Wood Elves supposedly have root-like feet Guilded age as awkward by other races if they know Guilded age exists at all. Syr'Nj and other Wood Elves. Wood Elves fall under the "apostrophe as a universal stand-in for vowels" version.
Also with the mention of various social networking sites such as MyFeeds and Faceblog. They are kind of lousy and some were forced by their parents to become cultists. Our Lady of the Perpetual Bloodshot Eyeball may also count. Following the Bolivian Army Cliffhanger at the end of Chapter 8, Chapter 9 begins with a shift of focus to Payet, summoned to a new quest.
Then the perspective zooms out to reveal a man watching him on a computer monitor. Her goal is to show humans and her father that science and nature can work in harmony.
Syr'Nj pulls this twice, once at the end of the side adventure in the first chapter and again in the guest comic linked as Ship Tease on the YMMV page. While supposed an ancient, powerful and all advanced civilization, the Sky Elves where easily cowed by Frigg after she had enough of their pretentiousness.
Even Syr'Nj told them that it would be better to get in a good relationship with Gastonia before Frigg is an expert at spouting them. Frigg, smashing a door: Couldn't be more proud. Big time, when Payet Best is hailed as a hero in a small town in which he tried to get work. Given the sheer randomness of his origin, he's a surprisingly competent adventurer, not that this makes him any humbler.
In the Alt Text of this strip. The beginning of chapter 9 let us know that none of the adventures are "real" but its an extremely advanced experiment in virtual simulation for the online Game "Kingdoms of Arkerra" and the adventure group to be volunteers that are incapable of turning it off.
Tomato in the Mirror Bandit, Gastonia Byron, upon seeing the ruins of Leafport. Byron, in the aftermath of ch. Complete with bird pecking his head. This Is for Emphasis, Bitch: You're my bitches, bitches! Earlier, after Bandit proves Byron right: Payet seemed like a pretty nice kid before a whole town convinced him he was the The Chosen One and showered him with gifts and easy women.
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