Hey yeah, what happened to her anyway?
Well this can only end poorly
Oh SNAP, there's no stopping the pirate!
I wonder what random shit Burk has in his bag.
Well, the important question now is, are Aria smart enough to just wait until Burk and company has left before sneaking off?
Or are she going to make even more off a mess?
called it. twice. cryptically.
A pirate can do what they want...
And she returns like Gandalf the White. :) Eventually, they'll learn to stop underestimating Ariara.
Wasn't she still wearing her crown though? Burk nicked it, but then put it back iirc.
@Whisper of Sorrow
Good catch, will fix that later.
Actually, I think that this makes sense. Sure, they couldn't get the stuff from the Baron, but the Baron was, apparently, turned to gold while the gold guy was transformed, which makes his power more potent. The pirate and everyone else, however, were transformed while the gold guy wasn't transformed, and they did mention that it would be temporary.
Honestly, I feel like the explanation for this is that in the non-transformed state, it just covers the victims in a layer of gold, while in the transformed state it transforms everything affected into Gold. This likely doesn't make the default state of covering the victims less likely to be dead, though, as those who don't free themselves quickly enough probably suffocate.
It has been said that magic users with spirit magic within can turn back to normal within some time. Baron hadn't spirit, his powers was granted to him through amulet, like Judge's one. So he and the other nonmagic victims will never turn back to normal on their own
I'll bet the Aristocrat stole Burk's bag.
The idea of everything turning to gold made more sense as the body is basically frozen and magic user can "thaw out"
Just a layer of gold means the inside of the body isn't frozen. Which means, things like breathing, which means suffocation are a few minutes.
Aristocrat's definitely got the bag.
Look like Burk's wish of kicking ariara is gonna be granted
Missing a word in panel 3. "So *she* should"
Oh no, is that an end chapter fadeout?
@ Maiker (13322): I understand that, I was trying to give an explanation as to why someone with magic (specifically the ability to use spirit magic) was more resistant to being killed by the effect despite gold being able to, seemingly, nullify magic. Another way to word my theory is that the spirit magic that they're coating themselves with is what ends up getting transformed, not their covering layer of skin, and thus they have a better chance to make air holes and thus recover than those who have a layer of gold going down through their nose and into their lungs. This means that those without magic have likely suffocated in minutes while those with magic have a chance to free themselves.
@ @Darius Drake (13324): I'd have to disagree with you. I, personally, think that a layer of gold makes more sense. Not only due to the wording used a page or two ago, but also why Mages can free themselves of gold easier (a substance which has been stated to be able to nullify magic), and why the gold economy hasn't completely crashed due to this guy. If his attacks only typically creates a relatively small amount of gold in a way that's not comfortably accessible, then the gold market wouldn't be affected. If he creates a whole human's bodies worth of gold as the default, then the gold market would completely crash.