Let’s hope this reverse psychology works .This is reverse psychology right?
Nope, reverse-psychology would be Ash telling them to go after Wren in the hopes that they wouldn’t, not telling them NOT to go after Wren in the hopes that they won’t.
He is manipulating the crowd pretty well, though.
I can tell that hooded guy is going for it anyway.
How could he not? He is probably going to paying Ashton a visit real soon.
He’s all like challenge accepted!
The funny thing is people think wearing those hoodies and brooding in the corner over a drink helps conceal their sneaky intentions when really it just broadcasts to the whole room they’re sneaky and brooding and totally up to something sneaky.
It’s right. Hood draws much attention. I think he hides his ears.
That’s why, when you want a clandestine meeting, you set up something somewhat nearby that’s SUPER-obviously a clandestine meeting.
Then, you go be nonchalant on the other side of the room, and have the ACTUAL clandestine meeting … while everyone’s eyes are glued to the “shady character(s)” obviously up to no good over yonder, thus, paying you zero attention whatsoever.
Ah, the lessons you learn playing Shadowrun … 😀
That sounds like so much work. I’m too lazy to be that sneaky.
The mysterious-not-at-all-stereotypical-stranger-in-the-corner is not convinced!!
A typical adventurer. Hooded, sitting in the dark corner of the room in the inn, waiting for a quest. And here it is, a quest with 500000 gp reward.
Well, this will be a very hard quest. Wren has a nice Monk-Psion multiclass. And he will soon get a party. Wren already has a Bard in his party, soon he will have a Rogue (or Ranger, or even both, we didn’t see Ashton and Guylia in action yet).
Long, straggly black hair? Hood raised? Sitting in the corner? I think that our mysterious guy might in fact be mister black-hair-pointy-ears-neck-scar from the site header. This dude has a goatee, though, so…guy in header changed facial hair, has an evil twin, or this is someone else entirely.
(the scar Ashton showed off on the last page looked like a scar from removing a GECOW tattoo from his chest :0 )
I suppose it all depends on whether they believe him. I don’t know if I would, but don’t go by me.
Plot twist, he’s not lying, this was wren before the mind wipe :O
Wren is seventeen years old.
He was in the GECOW base for about three years. So, he “woke up” at age fourteen.
He’d’ve had to be only 10 to 13 years old, when he was making those “every couple of months” trips into and out of the States that Ashton described. And while I think Wren is cool – and clearly has the potential to be a superhuman-level badass – I think that claiming he could be doing that sort of thing at, say, only 11 years old is pushing the boundaries of plausibility much too far, even for a SF webcomic.
Ashton’s entire story is a snowjob. Nothing more, nothing less.
Also considering the fact that Ash said this happened to him last year, it doesn’t fit with Wren’s belief that he remembers the last 3/4 years of his life. Not that I’m confirming or denying anything here…
Way to go Ash! Appeal to their sense of greed.
Snipes, always quick to prove me wrong.
Ha, yeah there were a few comments including yours that accurately predicted whole sections of his spiel but I wasn’t going to tell y’all that.
Wren will probably never know how much trouble Ashton just helped spare him.
I still think that Ashton has not reduced the number of Wren’s problems. He built up a tail of low skilled hunters for yourself. Highly experienced hunters will search for Wren and become much more cautious. No one will approach close to him with a pistol. Wren can get a sudden shot in the head from a distance.
Well, luckily these guys don’t have license to kill!
It’s good. Or is it a bad thing if Winter comes. He is absolutely indifferent when it is associated and drag.
Calling it now! The guys in panels 3 and 4 are going to back off, but the guy in panel 5 is going after Wren, and possibly Ash too, now that he’s been seen putting off a lot of other competitors/threats
Plot Twist: The guy in the hood is also a deadlander and on Wren’s side.
Noone else noticed that the hair of the brooding hood guy is close enough to the waitress lady from the start of the scene?
I mean, just look at her expression! It feels like she’s holding a shiv in that hand!
It’s a pen, but we’ve seen what can be done with those!
I love this evil face in the second panel xD
That big snarky grin will be a recurring theme with him. :3
… Aragorn? Is that you?
Ssh it’s Strider!!
That last bit got through to them hehe.
“Not the monies!!”
I like the way the old guy is rubbing his beard as he thinks it over, as a bearded man myself I find that very natural.