21st Sep 2014, 5:15 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Please, get on the slab

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Please, get on the slab
[[Outside the House of Parliament. The Ritual Priest speaks from inside the building.]] / Priest: Ooh... I've got a cracker coming up for you lot!
P'Séaigg: I'm surprised. We passed through Congress Hall and all we saw was a weird committee debate about cheese imports.
[[P'Séaigg speaks off-panel.]] / P'Séaigg: And although I wouldn't trust the cheese representative for a minute, it didn't look like they were plotting- / Priest: True, true...
[[Norla and Jodoque stand on the transporter platform behind the Priest, his assistant and P'Séaigg.]] / Priest: But they're scheming for the removal of the High Elven princess Phiallidh to a distant land in the "Funny Hat" party office.
P'Séaigg: That'll do it, all right. Let's get on with it. / Assistant: Yes sir. If you'd be so kind as to get on the slab...
{{A few notes on the Gnomian transport ritual: Gnomian magic, as has been mentioned before, uses the energy generated by secret conspiracies, redirecting it for magical purposes. The ritual used for the redirection comes in a few variants: Kel was transported to the Green Knight's lair by four Gnomes waving torches. Although most Gnomes approve of versions of the ritual involving the flourishing of some sort of stick with a knob on the end, most prefer variants that also involve a triangular slab on which a mock sacrifice is conducted. This is symbolic of something or other. / By the way, the "cheese representative" P'Séaigg mentions is in fact a cheese. It's a long story which undoubtedly involves C.M.I.I Daoibleagh in some capacity or other. Our woad-covered friend is probably right not to trust the cheese rep.}}
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Reinder Dijkhuis 21st Sep 2014, 5:15 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on April 7, 2003.

A few notes on the Gnomian transport ritual: Gnomian magic, as has been mentioned before, uses the energy generated by secret conspiracies, redirecting it for magical purposes. The ritual used for the redirection comes in a few variants: Kel was transported to the Green Knight's lair by four Gnomes waving torches. Although most Gnomes approve of versions of the ritual involving the flourishing of some sort of stick with a knob on the end, most prefer variants that also involve a triangular slab on which a mock sacrifice is conducted. This is symbolic of something or other.
By the way, the "cheese representative" P'Séaigg mentions is in fact a cheese. It's a long story which undoubtedly involves C.M.I.I Daoibleagh in some capacity or other. Our woad-covered friend is probably right not to trust the cheese rep.

Comments:

Stever 21st Sep 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Stever
Great looking palace in that top panel!
Reinder Dijkhuis 22nd Sep 2014, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
Reinder Dijkhuis
Thanks!