Comic 195 - Confrontation with the Dwarf Brothers p.4

6th Nov 2016, 6:42 PM in Chapter 4
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Confrontation with the Dwarf Brothers p.4
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6th Nov 2016, 6:42 PM
warriorneedsfood
The last page before the party gets to the Keep. I promise!

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6th Nov 2016, 6:53 PM
Centcomm
that.,. last panel!! :D niiice!
6th Nov 2016, 9:50 PM
warriorneedsfood
The Dwarf or the Halfling freaking out about Dwarf babies?
6th Nov 2016, 10:05 PM
Centcomm
yep and all the rest too!
6th Nov 2016, 7:34 PM
Funny stuff. Made me laugh.
6th Nov 2016, 9:52 PM
warriorneedsfood
Thank you!
6th Nov 2016, 7:49 PM
Allzephyr
Was that really the most pressing question, Sarkin?
6th Nov 2016, 9:49 PM
warriorneedsfood
Halflings are OK with hair on their feet.
6th Nov 2016, 8:05 PM
QuietClayton
Yeah...I'm lovin this one...hehehe.
6th Nov 2016, 9:48 PM
warriorneedsfood
Thanks.
7th Nov 2016, 6:26 AM
On one page you summed up the motivation of the PC/NPC(?) very well. Excellent work. Also, funny as hell...Sarkin cracks me up.
7th Nov 2016, 10:10 AM
warriorneedsfood
Thanks! PC / NPC doesn't matter much when you are writing a comic. But at this point she's a main character.
8th Nov 2016, 6:21 AM
CyberSkull
All baby dwarves have beards, male & female?
8th Nov 2016, 6:26 AM
Probably more like a little cute fuzzy hipster wanna be beard.
8th Nov 2016, 6:33 AM
warriorneedsfood
Since I'm following Mystara, Dwarf woman don't have beards.
8th Nov 2016, 10:50 AM
Okay not trying to reply as it is to advanced for luddite me. awesome page which captures what playing in my group is like.

GM: {deep insightful background stuff}
Players: {High School maturity humor}
GM: I hate all of you!
8th Nov 2016, 11:51 AM
warriorneedsfood
It's always a balance between enjoying a dramatic moment and cracking up at a dumb joke.
23rd Mar 2019, 2:09 AM
From what I understand about the myth of Dwarven women having beards, it has to do with the males sequestering the women *because* they are so rare. By Dwarven law, any female Dwarf that goes outside of the Dwarven holdings must be accompanied by either their husband or their closest male relative. Like our lovely little Dwarf here, some decide to get out when they have an opportunity but *unlike* our little Dwarf, they will put on a false beard & try to pass as a male Dwarf.

The topic of braiding beards is entirely a male thing & their braiding is a display of social status and/or position of distinction. I would figure that the Dwarf Illerya met might have been a female Dwarf gone AWOL by using a false beard. Sheild Maidens (female warriors) are the only females that can go out without either escort or disguise.
23rd Mar 2019, 5:55 PM
warriorneedsfood
Mild correction, it was Hawkeye's Grandfather who talked about the women dwarves having lovely beards. There are many different interpretations of female dwarves out there. One of the best ones is She-Dwarf. https://www.shedwarf.com/

I tried to stick with what was cannon in Mystara lore, but there isn't much detail, even in The Dwarves of Rockhome Gazetteer. So I came up with the 1 in 10 idea to explain why there were so few female dwarves walking around, and the cultural motivation for why Frya is who she is came as a direct result of that.
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