Comic 1158 - Ten of Swords (Upright)

29th Mar 2015, 9:00 PM
Ten of Swords (Upright)
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)
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mjkj 29th Mar 2015, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

Uh, Kyle, not a good move...

I really hope Rose has a plan.

Great job Cent and Rose, one can really see and feel the fear of Acantha and Lynn.


Woah, we made it to rank 20, and almost are at rank 19... come on and continue to vote and let us give Cent and Rose a top 20 and better present...

anonymous coward 29th Mar 2015, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Sure she has a plan: Damage control to clean up traces of her involvement in Kyle as he's being worked over and then autopsied. One can't ultimately protect the suicidal from themselves beyond trying to convince them not to be, so why try?
velvetsanity 30th Mar 2015, 1:44 AM edit delete reply

I suspect her plan is along the lines of 'this is the only way this kid has any chance at all to survive'
CptKerion 30th Mar 2015, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
since this way Kali or Maxus can knock him out for questioning instead of Decks putting a bullet between his eyes.
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:08 PM edit delete reply

Woooo rank 19!
Dragonrider 29th Mar 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Stupid is as stupid does, best hope Maxus, er cancel that his best hope is Kali is merciful, or TR also put a hidden suicide pill to kill him with out pain.
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:10 PM edit delete reply

Kali does have .. some form of Mercy.. Kyles best bet is Max
CptKerion 30th Mar 2015, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Kali mercy = quick kill
Haegan2005 29th Mar 2015, 9:55 PM edit delete reply

My question is not whether or not Decimus will have Kyle captured, but whether or not Maximus had jurisdiction or the praetorian guard have Jurisdiction.

One is really bad news for Kyle, the other is still not radiant news, but REALLY beats the alternative.

The devious duo have us really paying attention!
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:10 PM edit delete reply

Spoilers..
Haegan2005 30th Mar 2015, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

dangit! :(
plymayer 29th Mar 2015, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

And now he dies. Or wishes he died.
Stormwind13 30th Mar 2015, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

The only question in my mind will be does Kali take him out or Deck or some random guard we haven't noticed. And how many pieces he winds up in. :-P
ProfEtheric 29th Mar 2015, 10:17 PM edit delete reply

Rose has something... please tell me Rose has something...

This situation is getting worse. There has to be an exit at some point.
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:11 PM edit delete reply

There is.. :D
Stormwind13 30th Mar 2015, 7:36 PM edit delete reply

Through the back of the Kyle's head, most like Prof. :-P
Vivocateur 29th Mar 2015, 10:32 PM edit delete reply

So…tense…
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:11 PM edit delete reply

to the breaking point :D
Timotheus 30th Mar 2015, 12:45 AM edit delete reply

Suicide pill... or deep coma inducing drug that simulates death and with any luck a high priest who finds such a device "interesting" enough to go along with the gag to pronounce him dead and take him away for a personal "autopsy", thus giving everyone a chance to regroup and replot.
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:46 PM edit delete reply

we shall see :D
Cperka 30th Mar 2015, 3:04 AM edit delete reply

*sigh* That's what you get when you make amateurs do sensitive jobs, Rose. I bet he forgot about poor, broken AIS the moment his briefing ended.

Is happy ending for Kyle a thing by now, or his destiny was to die in a diplomatic incident?

Also, it's not only Setorius having fun. Look at Decimus speaking, he must be like a kid who was given a token for free, unhealthy food. :D
And by such a food I mean lovely session in torture room... :/
Stormwind13 30th Mar 2015, 2:53 PM edit delete reply

No, Cperka. I think he remembered the plan, right up until Deck started threatening Lynn. Then all thought fled his brain. :-P
Haegan2005 30th Mar 2015, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

well, that just proves he is a teenage boy!
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:45 PM edit delete reply

He sure did.. ( forgetting about the AI )
VanEzzania 30th Mar 2015, 6:18 AM edit delete reply

Oh no...
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:45 PM edit delete reply

I think that is the most concise summation of the situation ive seen yet :D
Draginbeard 30th Mar 2015, 7:49 AM edit delete reply

Decimus is sure getting told off a lot tonight...

A seething, sadistic monarch like he is, is probably itching to take his frustrations out on Kyle.
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:44 PM edit delete reply

Oh you have no idea how mad Deck is getting :D
Kitty 31st Mar 2015, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
Can we hope that Dec gets so angry he keels over from the stress?? Sure would solve a lot of problems!
Centcomm 31st Mar 2015, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

yes it would :D
Sheela 30th Mar 2015, 8:22 AM edit delete reply

Decimus has done his homework, he knows Kyle's full name.
Dragonrider 30th Mar 2015, 2:08 PM edit delete reply

Why wouldn't he who was hosting the B'day party Lynn was going to when this started.I still think the only entity who was in a position to benefit from this whole scenario was our "friend?" from the far east. Who gets a repaired Nova Roma AI with a debt of gratitude and possibly deep level loyalty "suggestions" a probable change in rulers in Nova Roma leaving it one step closer to the eventual world domination by The Chrysanthemum Throne. The eternal goal of the Eastern Empire since West met East.
Stormwind13 30th Mar 2015, 2:56 PM edit delete reply

Finding it out wasn't hard in all likelihood, Sheela. WHY he went to the trouble though, that bothers me. Was it so he could torment Lynn in her captivity? Sounds like something Deck would do. :-P
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:44 PM edit delete reply

Yes there is a lot of back ground data that was acquired before Lynn was kidnapped :D
Sheela 30th Mar 2015, 6:07 PM edit delete reply

While it may not have been hard to get that info, it speaks volumes about how thorough the Prince has been.
Timotheus 31st Mar 2015, 12:59 AM edit delete reply

It also speaks volumes as to how after being as thorough as he obviously was in getting his background information, he has so consistently misread his information as to how his opponents will respond to his actions. No one is following his script and he's not going to take it much longer, dang it!
Dragonrider 31st Mar 2015, 10:07 PM edit delete reply

Not thorough just had it handed to him on a silver platter.
Rashala 30th Mar 2015, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

*headbangs on desk* MORON MORON MORON!!!
Stormwind13 30th Mar 2015, 3:02 PM edit delete reply

Rashala, he was already a moron, that is a given. Getting to a situation where he is holding a gun on Kali and Max was his stupidity. Reacting to the dropped wine instead of staying focused on the threats is his inexperience. He is just an untrained individual reacting to unfamiliar stimuli in a stressful situation. I would have been shocked if Kyle would have reacted any other way.
Centcomm 30th Mar 2015, 5:45 PM edit delete reply

hes a young kid .. of course hes being stupidly heroic
CptKerion 30th Mar 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
If he had put one between Deck's eyes, and then Acantha gave an order to stand down I think that would have been ideal.
Of course, he doesn't even understand center mast (as the old Marine who first explained shooting to me called at) when holding a gun, so hitting right between the eyes was likely out of the question.
The Old Scribe 30th Mar 2015, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

If this was an episode of one of those old b/w movie serials, we'd have to wait until next week to see what happens ... right after the Bugs Bunny cartoon, of course. :D
Timotheus 31st Mar 2015, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

Let's all go to the lobby,
let's all go to the lobby,
let's all go to the lobby,
and have a 7-UP!
DLKmusic 30th Mar 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Love the page, Cent and Rose! Beyond that, I don't have anything insightful of funny to say here today!
Centcomm 31st Mar 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

Fair enough :D
Tango Xray Actual 30th Mar 2015, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
*sigh*
Skweeee 31st Mar 2015, 10:57 AM edit delete reply

Tuco, from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; "If your going to shoot someone, then shoot. Don't talk.
Stormwind13 31st Mar 2015, 5:32 PM edit delete reply

Something that someone from Kyle's background NEVER heard, Skweeee. I mean, all he wanted to do was TALK. :-P
Centcomm 31st Mar 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

point :D
gmg2dave 31st Mar 2015, 8:34 PM edit delete reply

I have to say this kid is just plain dumb to get himself into this situation in the first place. But he IS a teenager, and clearly thinking with his hormones.

My question is where in hell did he get the firearm he's waving about and how in hell did he get it past palace security and into Deck's presence??? And so obvious that even Acantha takes one look at him and notices the firearm? If nothing else, Deck's gonna have some heads served up at his next meal after this security fiasco, and rightly so.
Centcomm 31st Mar 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

actually he kept it hidden untill he brought it out .. thats why she noticed it :D
cattservant 31st Mar 2015, 8:50 PM edit delete reply

Sure hope our knight gallant has done his repair work
before this lapse of sanity.
nekaz 10th May 2022, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

im gonna assume this part is the reason why the sister brought up how the prince was such a good shot or whatever

on top of implying that his story about not being able to defend his father from death or whatever
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