|Date Published||Saturday, February 12th, 2005|
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Black Mage tells of his insidious plan to escape by himself. Thief points out his selfishness.
- Unnamed tundra
|Black Mage||Okay, let's pile into Fighter's guts.|
|Thief||No one is cocooning himself in Fighter's body. Not yet.|
|Black Mage||Nature has given us this bounty, it would be a crime to let it go to waste.|
|Thief||I think nature's working up a mage flavored bounty.|
|Fighter||I'm still alive. I'm only bleeding to death at the moment.|
|Black Mage||Look at what your inaction has wrought. He's alive.|
Had we blindly listened to my rantings, we'd have gutted him by now and everything would be great. And warm.
|Thief||Doesn't it occur to you that this plan is incredibly short sighted?|
|Black Mage||In what way?|
|Thief||Fighter's organs, as meaty as they may be, won't outlast the cold.|
|Black Mage||The way I see it, there's also you and Red Mage.|
|Black Mage||That'll give me a couple of days to figure out a way to save all the survivors.|
|Thief||Consisting entirely of yourself.|
|Red Mage||(from the top right) Or we could listen to our very own tactical genius!|
|Black Mage and Thief turns to face Red Mage.|
|Black Mage||Did you hire a new guy without telling me?|
|Thief||I think he means himself.|
Oh, that's so sad.
|Red Mage||(thinking) I'm getting a headache...|