I think the merchant party scene might be yet another Casualty Of Liveblogging 😛 IE, better when faster paced
Ah, yeah, that’s a good point
Yeah, most people aren’t usually exposed to the Raw Merchant Awfulness in this chapter for a total of, what, eight hours? (That’s not counting session 3, another 5.5 hours.)
My joke about Skidmark using his power to create Rainbow Road sure sounds a lot… crueler now that I know what the power actually does.
It’s a common mistake among fans that Skidmark has a bottom-tier power. The truth is that he has a great power and he’s just a bottom-tier human being. According to WOG, Skidmark would be extremely helpful in an Endbringer fight – he just didn’t bother to participate because he’s a selfish coward.
Sounds about right. Layer a bunch of those skidmarks on top of each other and side by side, and we’ve got an excellent barrier keeping Leviathan out and speeding up outward projectiles.
Tons of lives could’ve been saved.
But hey, worked out nicely for Skidmark, didn’t it?
[D&D monster stat block]
So I was looking up some D&D things, and I found Shadow Stalker.
shadow stalker: who are you
shadow demon: i’m you but immune to lightning
Skidmark can’t make the Rainbow Road, but his power is literally Boost Pads.
Huh, yeah, I suppose that’s a good way to put it.
Maybe with some creative use of Taylor’s power, we could have some crabs pretending to be red shells.