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  • Sir_Krackalot

    Slothiam Wallace?

  • Sir_Krackalot

    Slothiam Wallace?

  • ShadeTail

    Did that unsummon it, or did it manage to escape out into the world? Because if the later, this could be a huge problem. “One of the deadlies”, as Thackerey put it.

    • svartalf

      I daresay that this is going to be a huge problem…that didn’t unsummon it. It just unbound it from that location…

  • ShadeTail

    Did that unsummon it, or did it manage to escape out into the world? Because if the later, this could be a huge problem. “One of the deadlies”, as Thackerey put it.

    • svartalf

      I daresay that this is going to be a huge problem…that didn’t unsummon it. It just unbound it from that location…

  • steelraven

    …does this count as a Buggerup or a Total Cluster****?

    • svartalf

      I’d opine the latter…

  • steelraven

    …does this count as a Buggerup or a Total Cluster****?

    • svartalf

      I’d opine the latter…

  • svartalf

    Oh, don’t be TOO hard on the boys here… It’s not like they didn’t have a batch of help (That got precisely what she had coming to her…) making this debacle come to pass.

  • svartalf

    Oh, don’t be TOO hard on the boys here… It’s not like they didn’t have a batch of help (That got precisely what she had coming to her…) making this debacle come to pass.

  • fairportfan

    Is it gone? or loose in the world?

    • svartalf

      Loose…much like Greed’s loose. >:-D

  • Is it gone? or loose in the world?

    • svartalf

      Loose…much like Greed’s loose. >:-D

  • Nonesuch

    Pardon my French, but… Oh, crap. o_o One of the Seven Deadly Sins, let loose on a Widdershins already in a state of chaos!

    • svartalf

      There’s more than one of the Seven Deadlies loose in Widdershins right at the moment…

  • Nonesuch

    Pardon my French, but… Oh, crap. o_o One of the Seven Deadly Sins, let loose on a Widdershins already in a state of chaos!

    • svartalf

      There’s more than one of the Seven Deadlies loose in Widdershins right at the moment…

  • JM

    Oh. Oh dear.
    First time reading Sleight of Hand I didn’t notice it, but looking again it appears that Greed didn’t just get some pretty shinies out of the bargain:
    http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=january-13th-2012
    http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=february-22nd-2012
    I thought he meant Malik’s freedom first time around, but it’s clearly it’s own. It would seem that whoever took/created the treasure stole Greed’s freedom… and now it has it back. So that makes two deadlies loose, both set free in Widdershins.
    Which one is next? Lust? Gluttony? Wrath? Envy? Pride?

    • KomiIsDrawing

      Oh good, I was hoping someone would notice :)

      • svartalf

        Oh, yes…there’s several that noticed…

    • Gillsing

      Now that you’ve mentioned it, I wonder if Greed didn’t have something to do with Fairbairn’s whole plan?

      • JM

        I’ve thought about that myself. Sid and Harry returned to Widdershins on the same train that O’Malley and Wolfe hitched a ride on, and released Greed pretty quickly. I’d say Fairbairn’s plot was in motion before then… but Greed could well explain why Fairbairn took a turn for the really crazy.
        It’s interesting though that after setting Greed free, we see Harry give away half her finder’s fee and Sidney humbly and thankfully accepting. Looks like the deadlies might only be able to build on what’s already there.

    • SoItBegins

      FUNK. I didn’t realize that… So that’s 2/7. Well, this is sorting out to be a grand adventure and given what the author has said I have NO DOUBT the other five will be out quickly.

      Hmm.

    • Sanjay Merchant

      Huh. I always figured that Greed’s freedom was freedom to return to… wherever it is that spirits come from and not have sit around playing quest giver to a bunch of whiny, so-called Thief Kings. But maybe it does mean that Greed, and now Sloth, apparently, are loose in the world in a much more literal way than usual.

      • svartalf

        Based on Kate’s confirmation of what I (and you) suspected…YES.

  • JM

    Oh. Oh dear.
    First time reading Sleight of Hand I didn’t notice it, but looking again it appears that Greed didn’t just get some pretty shinies out of the bargain:
    http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=january-13th-2012
    http://www.widdershinscomic.com/?webcomic_post=february-22nd-2012
    I thought he meant Malik’s freedom first time around, but it’s clearly it’s own. It would seem that whoever took/created the treasure stole Greed’s freedom… and now it has it back. So that makes two deadlies loose, both set free in Widdershins.
    Which one is next? Lust? Gluttony? Wrath? Envy? Pride?

    • Oh good, I was hoping someone would notice :)

      • svartalf

        Oh, yes…there’s several that noticed…

    • Gillsing

      Now that you’ve mentioned it, I wonder if Greed didn’t have something to do with Fairbairn’s whole plan?

      • JM

        I’ve thought about that myself. Sid and Harry returned to Widdershins on the same train that O’Malley and Wolfe hitched a ride on, and released Greed pretty quickly. I’d say Fairbairn’s plot was in motion before then… but Greed could well explain why Fairbairn took a turn for the really crazy.
        It’s interesting though that after setting Greed free, we see Harry give away half her finder’s fee and Sidney humbly and thankfully accepting. Looks like the deadlies might only be able to build on what’s already there.

        • Apvogt

          Perhaps there is a magical newtons laws and if there are, then for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I.e. Greed escaping also released some Generosity. Maybe there is some kind of magical homeostasis that maintains a balance.

    • SoItBegins

      FUNK. I didn’t realize that… So that’s 2/7. Well, this is sorting out to be a grand adventure and given what the author has said I have NO DOUBT the other five will be out quickly.

      Hmm.

    • Sanjay Merchant

      Huh. I always figured that Greed’s freedom was freedom to return to… wherever it is that spirits come from and not have sit around playing quest giver to a bunch of whiny, so-called Thief Kings. But maybe it does mean that Greed, and now Sloth, apparently, are loose in the world in a much more literal way than usual.

      • svartalf

        Based on Kate’s confirmation of what I (and you) suspected…YES.

  • Hush

    Hmmm.
    Looking back, the whole thing with the Thieves’ Mark and the Treasure was clearly some sort of creative ancillary binding to keep Greed from escaping. The Treasure, it seems, was part of Greed’s prison; to unlock it, you needed to summon Greed via a conduit of no small power, namely the Mark. The Mark, however, not only could guide the wearer to Greed, but also seemed to only attach itself to greedy people, a sieve of sorts to guarantee the kind of person that wore it. So only really greedy people could wear the Mark and force Greed to appear, but these very same people would rarely be able to pass up the Treasure and thus free Greed. Even if someone broke the circle, Greed couldn’t escape until someone passed up free gold.

    Which is pretty cool and well thought-out in and of itself, but it also highlights why Ben has a duff degree, here. Ben’s got the know-how and moxy to summon a Deadly, and that’s no small feat. But he doesn’t have the creativity or flexibility to properly bind such a spirit with a contingency in case, say, something broke the circle by accident. A conjuror at the top of the class probably would’ve.

    Pretty cool stuff, Komi.

    • JM

      Yep. And also cool that the bind on Greed was broken in such a natural way that it was barely noticed. It all just happened as a straight forward result of Sid’s little problem, no fuss or look-how-clever this is. It’s great, because even if I do figure out what deadly is next from the chapter title, I’ll be intrigued to know just what happens :)

  • Hush

    Hmmm.
    Looking back, the whole thing with the Thieves’ Mark and the Treasure was clearly some sort of creative ancillary binding to keep Greed from escaping. The Treasure, it seems, was part of Greed’s prison; to unlock it, you needed to summon Greed via a conduit of no small power, namely the Mark. The Mark, however, not only could guide the wearer to Greed, but also seemed to only attach itself to greedy people, a sieve of sorts to guarantee the kind of person that wore it. So only really greedy people could wear the Mark and force Greed to appear, but these very same people would rarely be able to pass up the Treasure and thus free Greed. Even if someone broke the circle, Greed couldn’t escape until someone passed up free gold.

    Which is pretty cool and well thought-out in and of itself, but it also highlights why Ben has a duff degree, here. Ben’s got the know-how and moxy to summon a Deadly, and that’s no small feat. But he doesn’t have the creativity or flexibility to properly bind such a spirit with a contingency in case, say, something broke the circle by accident. A conjuror at the top of the class probably would’ve.

    Pretty cool stuff, Komi.

    • JM

      Yep. And also cool that the bind on Greed was broken in such a natural way that it was barely noticed. It all just happened as a straight forward result of Sid’s little problem, no fuss or look-how-clever this is. It’s great, because even if I do figure out what deadly is next from the chapter title, I’ll be intrigued to know just what happens :)

  • Sanjay Merchant

    So, let’s see, Greed was lazy. Not doing anything except threaten to grind someone’s bones to dust. Sloth was vicious, consuming the ability of people to sleep, an act even he points out is harmful, especially in extreme. So my guess is Wrath is the next Deadly Sin we’re going to see. :-p

  • Sanjay Merchant

    So, let’s see, Greed was lazy. Not doing anything except threaten to grind someone’s bones to dust. Sloth was vicious, consuming the ability of people to sleep, an act even he points out is harmful, especially in extreme. So my guess is Wrath is the next Deadly Sin we’re going to see. :-p

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