Can't leave children alone for a second.
NO BURKS WIN WAS RIGHT THERE!
Sick flip, Burk.
I KNEW HE WOULD HE DO IT SO QUICKLY WITHOUT TELLING HER AS OUTSMART HER!!!
Burk still wins. He touched her with his burkly aura.
Well, it was a friendly sparring match but someone decided to start a forest fire. Didn't even help.
Pablo, just don't take anymore tea breaks. Otherwise, before you know it Burk loses his pants and there's a forest fire.
It's all fun and fights until Pablo discovers the forest is on fire.
Pablo to the rescue!
Whelp, looks like Pablo's gotten in Piper's line-of-fire in that last panel! What'll happen?!
WARNING: Possible spoilers.
WARNING: Possible rampant speculation that borders on the very edges of madness.
1. She can't abort the attack.
2. Burk rescues Pablo by taking the hit.
3. Piper wins the letter of the duel by scoring the first solid hit, but gains new-found respect for Burk after seeing that he could shrug off the magic attacks anyway.
Dunno about that last part. Burk's dodged most of the magical attacks that've come at him so far, so it's unclear exactly how much resistance he might have.
Certainly Ariara would probably shrug off these attacks. The Judge seemed to believe that he wouldn't be able to easily kill the Ariara with his magic (needed the General to use the golden sword) despite her being down and the Judge apparently having effectively infinite magic (due to drawing from the allegedly-limitless power of the Mage King).
But, what's Burk? Is his Burkiness truly unique, or does it have parallels in the heroes of Heroland?
And what're heroes? Are they wielding powers from a dungeon run, like in Tobi's storyline?
And if so, how? Is Burk's world within a video game, like Tobi's apparently was? Is Burk cheating the rules, like Tobi's grandfather did?
Or, is life itself a series of video games nested within each other? And, perhaps like how a virtual machine can seek native performance via virtual-mapping features, and then use those mappings to escape their virtual environment, can video game powers from a more nested reality be somehow exploited out into a parent reality?
Is it, in fact, possible that this entire comment was written by a monkey on a typewriter?!
Burk might be an experienced player re-playing an RPG after mastering all the moves. Set a challenge for themselves to beat the game without training/using magic at all.
Please put your pants on, young man!
DIPLOMATIC WEAPON 27- VERY LOUD VOICE.
Wherever Burk's pants ended up, they can now be assumed to be on fire. Ergo, Burk is lying.
Burk was about to win, but Pablo interrupted. I believe Mynomedeplume owes me four bets from page 1089.
Unless Pablo's interruption does not end the duel, which considering who is involved is not impossible.
What did the small-print on my bet say for this, did I just lose because she didn't win, or do I get a refund because the fight ended inconclusively?
Well, it looks like Cluedrew wins unless we have a surprise on tomorrow's page...
You exist, therefore you are within Burk's range.
Piper: He started it!
Burk: Yes I did!
Pablo: ...As much as that sounds feasible, I know one of you inherited the Judge's power of flames.
Pablo, dodge away that flame attack!