Piper is such fake cutes...
I'd say the forest is the real loser
NEO YOU MAKE IT SO EASY TO HATE CHARACTERS... ARGGGHA
I just hope Ludwig's painting wasn't damaged.
I like that painting.
That look as Pablo realizes he's still the only sane person in this group:priceless
piper is just as much as an airhead as burk
just in a different way
I think it is me, the fight is not continuing.
Anyways, in reference to my comment a ways back about Piper suddenly coming across as an anime schoolgirl/witch I feel the "put in his place" does seem something the stuck up noble would say, so she is pulling a bit back from that.
Plus she seems to think herself above such things as forest protection, and worrying about the safety of nearby people (sorry, peasants). Which we might have guessed from her earlier appearance when her first reaction to a prisoner was GIANT LASOR! And not something like Shove It.
"Great, now there's two of them." - Pablo
@5 That painting dindu nuffin it was an good painting.
Well, it seems we have a draw ladies and gentlemen. Cluedrew bet that "Pablo stops the fight after it has been decided in Burk's favour, but before he gets the hit in" and while I could quibble about if the fight was really decided in Burk's favor, I'm a nice guy and I'm gonna day that you win! Congrats, now don't spend all those internet points in one place, you hear me?
And as for the rest of You, where are those points/sheckles you bet?
Also, Smokey D. Bear loses because nobody prevented the forest fire. I would be greatly amused by it if that ever became plot relevant, Neorice. :)
The cheque is in the mail. Please allow 4-6 centuries for delivery, relativistic time-dilation is difficult. Also, I would call this one in favour of the forest fire, it's the only side that actually won: It exists, whereas it wouldn't have without the fight.
The winner is you, Pablo
The cute burned woodland creatures we never saw lost.
Remember only you can prevent forest fires, Palabo. Keep your mages supervised at all times.
Pablo really should have asked Piper if she had any fire-extinguishing magic.
Better, make it a contest between Burk and her: the first one who extinguishes the fire wins the firefight.
That's what I call anti-climatic.
and thank you for not quibbling like some of the less respectable bookies I know of.
I put my Haiku in the pot back when I bet.
Kind of anti-climatic, yes, but hey, at least Burk didn't lose.
Up next: Diplomatic weapon 7: Effective Use of Sarcasm.
Not a good point to close another chapter, but oh well, let's see what comes next.
I really need more Burk in my life.