The Chronicles of Loth page 73 chapter 11

Friday, the 13th of September at 12:00 AM, 2013 in The Scales of Valor
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The Chronicles of Loth page 73 chapter 11

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EFlint Friday, the 13th of September at 12:00 AM, 2013 edit delete
EFlint
Like I said a few weeks ago, some people might like the way this fight ends some might not. TWC image is Sarela and Alluria because why not. Also Don't forget the questions for the interview page at the Facebook. I'm going to give it till next Friday then I'm making with the draw`n.

Comments:

Sokora Friday, the 13th of September at 12:05 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Not gonna lie. Didn't see that coming. I knew Cade was gonna lose the fight, but I didn't think he'd forfeit. This has been an interesting chapter so far...

By the way, did you originally plan for Sarella to die along with Alluria?
Ed8 Friday, the 13th of September at 12:16 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Count me in the column of those who like how it ended. He showed true character and heart, like a "chaotic good" rogue is supposed to, and showed that he knows far more about honor than either of them with their fanatic warrior bullshit.

Also, you managed to prolong the contest without any of our protagonists actually being defeated - clever ;)
Kreldor Friday, the 13th of September at 12:27 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I am not sure if Cade is genuinely annoyed or trying to be stoic about it. As the fight is best of 5 he had to loose or the contest would be over.
crazyman Saturday, the 14th of September at 7:38 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I think Cade really is pissed off; he's tired of being disrespected by everyone. Still, I wish he'd gone for the win, even if it meant killing Nephatia.
groovechampion Friday, the 13th of September at 12:48 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Sorry, but:

O
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evrfreez Friday, the 13th of September at 12:53 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I gotta say, respect for Cade ;D Some things are more important than winning.
RazorD9 Friday, the 13th of September at 1:40 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
RazorD9
You tell 'em Cade!
MikeyLikesIt Friday, the 13th of September at 1:50 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I liked it! And I laughed. And I want to see what Cade says next!
ranger_brianna_new Friday, the 13th of September at 2:00 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Well, to be fair, he might be able to knock her unconscious, but he'd never be able to kill a beautiful lady like her.

Let's be honest, in his situation, would you do any differently? :P
Ogre Friday, the 13th of September at 12:32 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Against someone that was trying their hardest to kill me?

Yes.
Isis Saturday, the 14th of September at 7:53 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
As a chick myself, yeah, I'd have shot her ass if it meant keeping myself alive. But I totally get what Cade did here. I am one of those say huzzah to this ending.
groovechampion Saturday, the 14th of September at 9:02 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
There'd be a moment of hesitation on my side, but then I'd go
"Wait, there are billions of beautiful women on this planet. one less won't hurt."

*KBLAAAM!" :D
Ed8 Saturday, the 14th of September at 11:43 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Even one less beautiful woman is always a tragic loss. I believe Cade would agree.
Seoq Friday, the 13th of September at 2:12 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Good ending. Cade looks badass in that forfeit pose.
Skydron Friday, the 13th of September at 2:12 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Wow... considering what happened to her fellow teammates, Alluria (water girl) and Sarela (fire girl), one would think that she'd be a bit more hesitant about wanting to continue the fight. After all, the others pretty much lost their faces... literally.
Number 6 Friday, the 13th of September at 10:34 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
But she lost face figuratively, which for her is even worse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losing_face
Raoullefere Friday, the 13th of September at 10:57 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Yes. This good deed is pretty much guaranteed to be punished as soon as Skychick can manage it.
Wenthralal Friday, the 13th of September at 3:10 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I'm with Cade on this one.
The world is a better place with a smoking hot, blue, warrior chick running around.
There's a shortage of those at present and I'm all for conserving/protecting THAT natural resource.
Thisguy Friday, the 13th of September at 3:52 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Yeah, I figured this would happen, Cade isn't a "to the death!" type of guy, while this chick is. Sides, this way she is insulted WAY more. Least she didn't lose her face like the other two.
Red Shirt Friday, the 13th of September at 5:05 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
That might be the most vicious thing he could have done.
Some people Friday, the 13th of September at 5:17 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Loved it.
H'K'Maly Friday, the 13th of September at 5:17 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I agree with what Loth says. Especially the "I knew you were useless" ... which means I don't like this what this fight ends but agree that it's in character for him.
Ed8 Friday, the 13th of September at 10:24 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
You really agree that not wanting to murder a woman in front of her young child just to win a contest makes him a useless person? I would say exactly the opposite. I suspect that Nefertina appreciates still having a mom, particularly considering she already lost her dad
H'K'Maly Saturday, the 14th of September at 7:22 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
If SHE consider it battle to death, I would not think of it as "only contest" either. It's not like they were playing chess, they were using real weapons against each other.
Ed8 Saturday, the 14th of September at 1:02 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I prefer not to let others determine what I think - I do my own thinking, as, apparently does Cade (and good for him!). Whether or not I would consider it a battle to the death would depend solely on my own morality and, of course, on the actual rules of the contest, and not at all on whether crazy psycho hot blue chick thinks its a battle to the death or not.
Dis077 Saturday, the 14th of September at 10:47 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
...he wouldent NEED to kill her...gut shots are good...disables a person just fine, and she would have hours to rescive medical attention. So YES Cade is useless.
Ed8 Saturday, the 14th of September at 11:38 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Betting that a gut shot (or any other shot that actually hits them, for that matter) is not going to kill a person is both risky and pretty damn callous to boot. Fortunately, Cade has a conscience.
Dis077 Tuesday, the 17th of September at 3:13 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
It dosent ALWAYS kill...remember this is a world of magic and such things, a gut shot would not kill her.
Kaian Friday, the 13th of September at 6:41 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Well now. He lost but is NOT the scrappy for it. Well done.
And well done Cade, you are better at the fight than they gave you credit for.
Adder Friday, the 13th of September at 7:35 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I can see Cade getting real philosophical..."You think I'd want to kill someone in front of their own child? You've made being a warrior more important than being a mother"...

And then he goes and blows the moment by groping her or something along those lines.
Lunaroki Friday, the 13th of September at 12:06 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Lunaroki
Yes! This! For all of Cade's flaws he's a good guy at heart. He's not about to make some poor kid an orphan just because her mama is on some warrior ego trip. If this fight continued he'd have to kill her to win, and he could do it too. His gun is a weapon she can't defend against, and she's too stubbornly proud to dodge. That would be like running away for her. And with her weapon destroyed she can't really kill him first, so the outcome is foregone. He kills her, daughter winds up crying and alone, and he feels like a first class heel. No way is he gonna let that happen. So he forfeits instead and walks away with his head held high. Everyone lives, Cade can live with himself, and maybe Mama learns something about valuing her child over her foolish pride.
Ogre Saturday, the 14th of September at 7:48 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Um, she still has her magic which means she can still attack. If she was truly unable to continue fighting the judge presumably would have called the match in Cade's favor.
Adder Monday, the 16th of September at 8:27 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
It's not a matter of if she can keep fighting or not, it was clear from the nature of this competition that the judge will not call time before someone gets killed, unless that person specifically concedes.

I'm just saying, it seems like it would be in Cade's nature to have a momment of "Wow, he's way more mature than we all thought"....to immediately be spoiled by him being a perv
Ogre Monday, the 16th of September at 5:23 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Given that the last two rounds were called without either someone surrendering or getting killed, I don't think that's the case.
Andrew Friday, the 13th of September at 8:10 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Surprised by the outcome, but it suits him, he may be a Perv, but he isn't a bad guy.
Guesticus Friday, the 13th of September at 12:59 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Way to go Mr Cade!!

Soooo many people were putting him down (both in and out of comic), but not me, had complete faith he would pull something unexpected, thought he would have still ended up winning but this is even better

Well done indeed!
Guesticus Friday, the 13th of September at 1:19 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Regarding the incentive: is Lura pregnant? Or just have bit of a pudge? Nothing wrong with either, just wonderizing
Ed8 Friday, the 13th of September at 10:28 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
The important thing here is that with Cade's forfeit, that means we still get a chance to see Kinuko flexing her well-toned monkish physique fighting one of the elemental gals (though I expect we'll get to see Ral get his butt kicked first) Now that I think of it, that may have played into Cade's decision - he probably was looking forward to watching Kinuko also. ;)
Korgus Friday, the 13th of September at 11:22 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I like the way this ended. I think the way he ended it fits him well.
Suaidirek Saturday, the 14th of September at 7:20 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I am hearing James Earl Jones a la' "Best of the Best" movie in my head saying:

"You won that match, Cade. Don't ever forget that."
Ed8 Saturday, the 14th of September at 1:37 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
The more I read this scene, the more I like it. I think this may now be my favorite scene of the comic, moving the "Loth Bathing" scene down into second place.
Trouble Saturday, the 14th of September at 8:50 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I like the way this ended. Did not see it coming, but perhaps Cade didn't want to make her child an orphan. Perhaps Cade has some insight into being an orphan.
Ed8 Saturday, the 14th of September at 11:41 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Nah, according to the Wiki, he's not an orphan, so it's not that. He's just a good person.
groovechampion Saturday, the 14th of September at 9:06 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
For sec I thought of Solid Snake xD!
Ed8 Saturday, the 14th of September at 11:45 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I'm curious to see what little Tina's reaction will be - will she have the heart to be grateful for her mother's life even if mom can't appreciate it, or has she already been brainwashed into her mom's bassackwards warrior code and she'll spit at Cade?
Willett Monday, the 16th of September at 3:27 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Anyone else thinking about Shikamaru after this page? No? Just me?
Da Amron Tuesday, the 17th of September at 6:38 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
actually. that was a pretty cool way to end the fight, move onto character development, and introduce a couple of new aspects to Cade besides comic relief. while he's not exactly my favorite character in the story so far, he definately gained a couple ranks of cool factor in this and his speech in the next page.