|On the Way Back|
|Date Published||Sunday, May 12th, 2002|
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Sara and the Light Warriors are on the way back to Corneria.
|Black Mage, Thief, Red Mage, Fighter and Sara travel through the Imp Forest walking in that order.|
|Black Mage||Finally. Man, it felt like we were in that castle forever|
|Red Mage||And yet it would seem that the Sun hasn't moved an inch in all that time.
They laughed when I spent my precious points on astronomy, but who's laughing now!
|Everyone looks at Red Mage.|
|Red Mage||Ahem. Sorry 'bout that.|
Sometimes I go mad with power. It's one of my crafty character faults.
And I'm sure we'll never have to worry about it kicking in at inopportune moments.
|Black Mage||Yeah, what're the odds?|
|Thief||That's just crazy!|
|Fighter||Good ol' RM, betray us? Never!|
|Sara||(thinking) What fools these Light Warriors be.|
|Red Mage||Not to criticize our formation, but aren't we walking in the exact opposite order that we should be for random combat?
I mean, from a purely practical standpoint, putting our weakest characters in the very front is the tactical equivalent to rolling a botch on the chart to determine how bad you botched your to-hit-bad-guy roll. No offense, Black Mage.
|An exponential decay graph of Damage against Each turn shows, with Black Mage at near the peak of the graph and Thief, Red Mage and Fighter further down the graph.|
|Black Mage||Non taken, point-dexter.
(writing in his small scroll) Heh heh, "Point-Dexter" I am on a roll!
Anyway, this is how I see it
Hell, they're random aren't they? So how often could they possibly happen? Like once every couple of days, at best, right?
|Red Mage||Oh great heavenly DM in the sky, we're screwed!|
|Black Mage takes a step forward.|
|Black Mage||Yeah, whatever Point-Dexter... heh, man, that's funny.|