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  • fwknight

    A case of revenge, or a case of misdirection of what he is really after?

    • ShadeTail

      Probably more the second than the first. I doubt there’s anyone left alive for him to get revenge against. On the other hand, he probably honestly doesn’t know what happened to the amulet after the nasty business a couple centuries ago, and certainly doesn’t want to go into more detail about it.

  • Marvelous TK

    Yes, we must speak with ~him~. ~He~ must hold all the answers. Who could this ~very-definitely-male-super-manly-masculine-he-man-of-a-dude~ possibly be?

    • MoeLane

      …Ohhhhhh. That took me a minute. And some keyboard clicking. :)

  • MoeLane

    What’s the 19th century equivalent of a red blinking light and klaxon? – Because that should be going off right now for Henry.

    • Sanjay Merchant

      I think it involves pinning something to the notice board with a red pin.

      • MoeLane

        Point taken.

      • svartalf

        Ah, but “Red Pin” doesn’t even begin to reach to that level to be honest. This is…heh…in the domain of “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Set to Ride” type stuff.

  • I’d suggest reading that article, and everything else you can find, about the amulet and it’s history . . . you might need to ask for more money!

    • Plus, after going to all that extra effort, you’d have an excuse to

  • slim kittens

    Repossessed. Heh.

  • Firedog

    “I want that wizard”? Coming from mr. Lust, those words may hold…a double meaning.

    • Phlebas

      Presumably he’ll be frustrated when Henry ends up with both.

    • David Argall

      At the moment, the wizard is merely a step towards getting the amulet. so it is not necessary that anything happen to the wizard than the wizard would find disagreeable. However Mr. Lust clearly bears no love for the wizard and he will not sorrow over any cost to the wizard if it brings the amulet the least step closer to his possession. So no double meaning, just a single of “do anything, no matter how vile, to get me that amulet.”

  • Evan Robinson

    I. Holt? Calling it now, Isabelle Barber (née Holt)

    • Sanjay Merchant

      Unless she’s a relative of said Wizard (daughter, sister, cousin, niece, etc.)

  • Tsapki

    The Liar’s Heart. Yes, sounds like something that you definitely want in the hands of a shadowy and influential cabal of mysterious strangers.

  • awhorl

    That’s Isabelle Holt, all right, sitting on that necklace with Henry, but who’s the bloke in the brown jacket holding the chain? She appears to be holding a notebook or clipboard.

    And as for the necklace being a Deadly Family Heirloom, the QE I administration was under the impression that Luxuria with the shifty eyes (LOVE the way his eyes are drawn), changing names and unreliable uh temperament made the item himself.

  • Rulebook Lawyer

    Everything was going just fine, until had to mention of wanting to get somebody …

  • Dranikos

    That… That’s the necklace Sid stole from Henry with his power before we started this flashback! So we absolutely know that he found it, and didn’t give it to Mr. Luxuria here at the very least.

  • Spoon of Truth.

    Il ike how he’s holding that article. It’s like “Can’t you just see this on me? Doesn’t it look WONDERFUL on me?”

  • Nomad94

    Lust doesn’t always have to mean extreme sexual desire, though it is the most commonly desire associated with the term. Lust could mean any strong desire, including to have someone killed.

    • Euodiachloris

      Lust for battle, the thrill of the hunt, chasing a dream… there are many applications. Most of which, if taken too far, hit “obsession”. :/

      • reynard61

        Don’t forget “Lust for Power”.

        • Euodiachloris

          Indeed… almost as bad as a lust for adventure… Which is why Lust knows Henry is snagged, most probably. ;P

          • Nomad94

            I get my fair share of wanderlust, which has been only compounded by my car being dead for three months now

        • Jennifer Smeltzer

          Or bloodlust. Or a lust for revenge.

  • “Righto Mr Luxuria. Only, if the job is simply going to talk to a reclusive wizard about the location of a family heirloom, why did it have a red pin?”

    • Sanjay Merchant

      I suppose the proper response is “Your misfiling something is not my problem.”?

      • If that’s true then Mr Barber will be delighted. His rivals think he’s done a red pin job when in fact it was really easy. On the other hand, if he believes that, I have a perpetual motion machine to sell him…

  • Spoon of Truth.

    wait, “A man after my own heart” the Liar’s Heart. The man seeking out my heart… OH THE PUNS.

    • Nightsbridge

      Check again: pay handsomely.

  • svartalf

    Something tells me Checkov put the Barret out and up on the mantle for all to see back a bit:

    http://www.widdershinscomic.com/wdshn/may-8th-2015/

  • Anani Mouse

    Que dramatic music

  • Dusty Coyote

    I found the comments section! I’VE BEEN LIVING A LIE!

  • Nightsbridge

    handsomely. I just got that pun.

  • maeverin

    is Henry blushing in panel 5? my screen sometimes makes colors very subtle to the point I can’t see them.

    • Juuust a little. Was wondering if anyone would pick up on that.

      • Sanjay Merchant

        And this makes me wonder, assuming the wizard “I. Holt” is indeed his future wife Isabelle, if this actually WON’T be his first time meeting her.

  • awhorl

    Gotta theory–pr’haps the pairs at the tables are not exactly paired up of their own free will.

    Perhaps The Wizard Holt, in her study of the necklace and amulet, has done something to ahem link them together in a pairing that is becoming wearisome, or perhaps the amulet disappeared at an inopportune moment, before a mishap of that kind by Mr. Luxuria himself was corrected.

    Thus the whole group feels some special urgency for its restoration.

  • Sarah Hardister

    I get a real kick from how Mr. Luxuria is drawn in such flirty poses, especially in the first panel. He might as well be saying “Hello, handsome,” with that body language.

  • l33tninja

    soooo…amulet of the 7 deadly sins? Right?

  • Sanjay Merchant

    I also want to say that I like the posing here. Lust is being all flirty, even with what is supposed to be a business transaction. He just can’t help it!

  • Audrey

    Barber is blushing in panel 5. To be fair, Lust probably has that effect on everyone, and up until panel 7 he’s had the charm turned up.

  • Awlwren

    Best guess on a boring Friday (parts in parentheses are less supported guesses):

    The Liar’s Heart

    L… L(ost) between 1840 and 1603, this piece was /
    Duke of Kent who reportedly attempted to m(arry) /
    Queen Elizabeth, but using a powerful Geas /
    Executed at the Tower of London. This amul(et) … /
    … Bacon … /
    Lost som…/

  • Dara

    What a stylish neck scar. Wonder if if has anything to do with a past beheading.

  • Kristen Thacker

    lol greed is the treasurer

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