This week in Epic Fail: Clodin Learns that Amuletts has sold Andy Roid.
Creator’s Commentary: Busy scene this one. I thought it would be a real pain drawing Amuletts’ Gryphon, the horses and everything but it was really fun! (As a child I was obsessed with horses and drew almost nothing else so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised it comes back easily).
I know it may seem kind of weird that I included Andy in the story at all given he was going to disappear so quickly, but there were a few reasons why. 1) I try not to stray too far from the events that happened in gaming reality; 2) He helps highlight Amuletts’ mercenary nature; 3) If I ever go back and cover the adventure before this one I want the continuity to be straight (it’s not totally beyond the realms of possibility that I would. It was a good adventure); 4) Other characters will come and go too. Might as well start as I mean to go on.
AMULETTS: About time.
CLODIN: Where's Andy? Why isn't he gophering for you?
DIRK: She sold him.
CLODIN: Sold him?! (Shocked)
DIRK: Oh you CANNOT be surprised!
CLODIN: I never thought she'd go so far as to sell a person...
AMULETTS: Andy wasn't a real person, he was a Golem. A construct - like this Gryphon. And very fragile.
You know me, I'd use him as a person-shaped shield some day and he'd have been reduced to material components. I did him a favor.
CLODIN: I never believed you'd actually sell your own Grandmother... right up til now.
AMULETTS: Don't be stupid. An asset like that needs to appreciate.