Atrium, Actually

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  1. Ryu

    Since Zack is the healer if only he carried with him a bag of Senzu beans! ^^

    • Lamandus

      hehe yeah.

      acutally, it it just me? In every show, when a big family enters a new home, one of the kids, “call for the big room” and rushes off screen…

      • GarrisonSkunk

        The Simpsons did that on the episode in which Homer gets a job in Scorpio’s power plant. They walk into a giant media/livingroom and Bart shouts “I claim this room!”

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Alt Text: The fox deserves the shinies because he has the longest, pointiest stick.

      • Legendario13

        Not gonna argue against that logic haha

        thanks :D

    • holmebrian

      there not super sayans and there not looking for the lost dragon balls.
      but ok

    • Xane

      *giggle* It just dawned on me that, as the healer, Zach is going to be protected… by four of the most common predators of small, fuzzy herbivores.

      • ToaSoul

        shhh… Zach will hear you and chicken out!

        • GarrisonSkunk

          What chicken?

          • ToaSoul

            Umm the chicken that Karishad is stuffing into his shiny sack.

          • Alucai Vivorvel

            Scootaloo, duh.

    • Dissension

      I’m curious which part of today’s comic inspired this comment. :3

  2. Xane

    You opened the wrong door!

    • Silly Zealot

      Many are the doors that lead to insanity and blah, blah, blah.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Always take Door #2! That’s where the Big Deal of the Day usually is.

        • ToaSoul

          but what about Door #3?

          • Argent Stonecutter

            I take that door over there marked “staff only”.

          • Raska

            What about the door marked “Personnel Emergency Exit Only – No Civilians Permitted”?

    • Dontlookmenaked

      The true door will give you life but the false door will give you death.

    • RedDwarfIV

      The Wrong Door! On BBC3!

      I would be rather amused if a 747 with L-plates came smashing through the wall.

      Kudos to anyone who gets the reference.

  3. IceKitsune

    Oh this is going to be cool

    • Marco

      Time to watch “Raiders of the Lost Ark” again :P

      • Elwood Blutarsky

        Don’t look at Pete!

      • ToaSoul

        only those heck i’m watching all the movies… maybe not Crystal Skull cause i cant find it, but all the movies

      • Keldor

        I’m thinking this might be more like “Temple of Doom”. Daryl can be the actress who spends the entire movie screaming, and Keene can be the little kid. Now all we need is a crazy death cult and some minecarts.

        • ToaSoul

          …um Keldor are you okay? lets not go to much in detail.

    • Gabe23

      And I have this feeling telling me Thomas and Celia are threateningly close …

  4. Zaitsev

    DM deserves props for that world design.

    • Shuma Jindivi

      I recall Pete made a comment on how heaven lacks style on dungeons……then this should be his speciality.

      • Zaitsev

        But isn’t Kitsune the DM-equivalent?

  5. Cristian100n

    Open Sesami!

  6. CheshireDCat

    But….everyone should be able to call dibs on shinies! D:

  7. bene

    I’d call dibs ob the shiny things too lol

  8. xhunterko

    Abu! Don’t, touch, anything!…Wait wrong tale sorry!

    • xhunterko

      Big finger? *ducks*

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Again, with the finger?!? (Abligatory “Sunshine Boys” reference)

  9. Marco

    Question is: How long has those torches been burning in that temple this whole time? Those statues will surely come to life at any moment if “SOMEONE” touches a shiny cool looking thingy in one of its stands lol! This will surely be epic! :D

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Maybe spookmaster saw to it they be lit before the gang ventured in.

      • ToaSoul

        or maybe its pressure plate activated and when they opened the door the torches lit up.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          They’re not torches. They’re adventurer detectors, they glow in the presence of adventurers.

          • ToaSoul

            i’ve go to get me some of those!!

    • Salenstormwing

      Hey, good torch tracklighting is important if you want to not have the Dungeon OSHA agents show up and close your dungeon down for improper lighting or, more commonly, guard rails. Unless the adventure allows for railing kills. Then it’s okay.

  10. Keldor

    Hmm. Looks like Karishad will be performing the traditional warrior style trap detection and disarmament. You know, the one where he runs right into them setting them off.

    • Zaitsev

      It’s the flawless strategy though.

    • Aeonera

      and, because its karishad, he wont even get touched by any of them.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        He’ll get caught, humorously, by the net trap. And then, when Keene comes to cut him out, the pit trap will suddenly activate with perfect comedic timing.

        • Argent Stonecutter

          This will likely be combined with the sliding twisting tunnel. Keene, after being rescued, will immediately dive into again emitting girlish shrieks of glee.

    • Salenstormwing

      It’s a classic adventurer staple. Just like the 10 foot pole that always gets used to test for acid, and becomes the 9 and 3/4 foot pole.

  11. Keldor

    Silly Keene, the warrior always calls dibs. All the thief needs to do is pickpocket a few of these dibs for himself.

  12. Keldor

    *Looks at Daryl* I take it the eye shadow comes with the hairband?

    • ToaSoul

      its not a hairband! its a headband its much more manly!

    • ToaSoul

      And its WAR PAINT!!!

  13. GameCobra

    I anxiously await to see them fight a monster :D

    And to see what kind of treasure Karishad will find.

    • Keldor

      I’m just waiting to see Karishad hanging by his ankle from a noose. Perception checks automatically fail if you go barging in carelessly, after all.

      • RJ

        question is, what will come to investigate when that happens? That is to say,we all know it will happen.

        • ToaSoul

          yet it will still being hilarious!! :D

          • Arjay

            It will be the new most hilarious thing of all time.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        So basicly Kari’s playing the part of Daffy Duck in this enterprise to Sabrina’s Bugs Bunny?

        • Keldor

          Something like that :-D . I bet he can also do a good Wile E. Coyote impersonation.

          • Argent Stonecutter

            Daryl’s the coyote.

          • GarrisonSkunk

            Is Zach the Road Runner?

          • Keldor

            Come to think of it, Karishad might be the road runner. I can just see him running along, miraculousy avoiding all the traps he sets off…

          • Keldor

            …all the while blithely oblivious to their very presence…

      • Aeonera

        aah yes but i’m willing to bet karishad will succeed any luck rolls he gets thrown at him

  14. Gabe23

    This is getting goooooooooooood

    • Ryu

      Ali Baba thinks so too! :P

  15. RJ

    wait, how the HECK did Mr. Milton move THAT o.0

    • Keldor

      Come to think of it, I bet moving the temple is where Mr. Milton’s missing 15 billion went.

    • Nohbody

      Given that it’s bigger inside than it looks outside in violation of known physics, there’s nothing to say all that extra space results in extra mass.

      • kuisbright

        These guys possess the Time Lord technology :0

    • WingedwolfGirl

      Probably the same way Xanatos moved the castle. Brick-by-painstaking-brick.

    • ToaSoul


      ……and maybe….. the Gate of Mystery!!!

    • Argent Stonecutter

      He moved the mundane non-magical aspect. The rest went along for the ride.

      • RJ

        well that’s as good a reason as any…

    • Verp

      I image the same curse that made the temple impenetrable would also make it indestructible, so it was moved it as a solid unit. If they neglected to cover it during the move, it must have looked odd going down the highway.

      • Keldor

        I think something that size would loom odd going down the highway, covered or not!

        • Keldor


  16. Verp

    The attitude of the anthropological archeologist should be used. Don’t touch anything until you note the context of the objects as well as the objects themselves. If you find a skeleton holding a shiny, perhaps the shiny has something to do with the person ending up a skeleton in that context.

    • Keldor

      When in doubt, the corollary to the anthropological archeologist rule may be used: don’t touch anything until after the warrior has picked it up.

      • ToaSoul

        But the warrior could get lucky and picky up a shiny and have it not be booby trapped and then some one else could pick up and activate a booby trapped shiny and kill them all.

  17. GarrisonSkunk

    Rick, you forgot the tag ‘double strip’. And possibly ‘Offputting Temple Figures’ :)

  18. Gabe23

    I really love the lighting in the 4th panel, it looks great

    • GarrisonSkunk

      Indeed. Rick would be well deserved to take Friday off for the effort (though I hope he doesn’t, can’t wait to see what’s next. :) )

  19. Wolf Nanaki

    “Longest, pointiest stick”.

  20. kyraeus

    Oh look, it’s Sigil.

  21. Shuma Jindivi

    ……well it is a giant room……

    • Shuma Jindivi

      ……or maybe they should let the Opener Of Ways open the door……

      • ToaSoul

        that might result it the tiny little room….. wait i realize why they needed the hats!!
        The Atrium(thank you Garrison) is only unlocked when they has an adventure profile, it makes sense right?

    • GarrisonSkunk

      An atrium, actually :)

  22. Roadrunner23

    It’s gonna be an interesting arc…

  23. Doggard

    LOL some one is a WOW fan

  24. WingedwolfGirl

    It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!

  25. GarrisonSkunk

    I like the way Kari calls Keene slinky even though the body form of ferrets in this world aren’t quite as tube-like as in our world.

  26. bug

    I’m telling you guys that fox is going to be the guy to put them ALL in danger… if not killed!!
    I am GLUED to my commputer-screan!! O_O

    • Argent Stonecutter

      You better use some acetone to remove that glue.

    • Spork Master

      Oh, come on!

      Horns and being a fox don’t make someone a traitor!
      *Thinks back to every movie I’ve ever seen*

      Oh, wait…

      • Keldor

        What makes you think Karishad needs to be a traitor? Kari doesn’t *need* to be a traitor to doom the party. XD

        • ToaSoul

          he’ll do that naturally on his own!!!

  27. Wildey

    Karishad might get in trouble, surely he will set off every last of the traps protecting the shinies, if there are any, heck, if there EVEN be shinies in the temple… as a thief, he would have been able to disarm traps… but he isn’t, so, Keene better watch over him!

  28. DanTwelve3

    There is an innocent-looking opening in the ceiling at the far corner of the atrium. It surely leads to shinies.
    The shadows looks like they took a while, nice work.

  29. Tattorack

    RPG = Really Prepared Group

  30. GreighVonGottreich

    And there goes Karishad >XD Share the wealth, bud! :D

  31. Xane

    They didn’t even need to ask directions from the crazy old man that only speaks in limericks. Who, now that I think of it, is a good potential for Kitsune’s avatar since he’s GM and not necessarily bound to the player rules.

    Am I the only one who feels like Dragon is cheating here somehow? Trying to sabotage Pete’s temple even more than she already did (we don’t know the context of the rules, so Pete either really could have been a big crybaby or the Curse Of The Forbidden Temple really is a jerk move like the Locate City bomb)

  32. D.Z.

    “Stay frosty” – who let Keene play a Call of Duty game?

  33. FerreTrip

    I can just smell the random encounters…

  34. Argent Stonecutter

    OK, this is freaky… those winged wolf statue/gargoyles – they’re our-world-style four-legged wolves, not Housepets! wolves. That’s going to be weird if anyone notices.

    • ToaSoul

      that proves… that Rick either can’t draw it housepets style(no offense) or it just looks better that way.

      • GarrisonSkunk

        Maybe its foreshadowing and our heroes are about to be temporarilly zapped into non anthro versions of themselves…..

        • ToaSoul

          how would that work out i wonder…….

          • Arjay

            >>WHAT A WORLD!! WHAT A WORLD!!

          • Arjay

            sorry meant to reply directly to GarrisonSkunk. Wrong button :/

      • Frank

        Not nesarily. Remember Pete’s lion half originally was originally our-world-style. But he’s a shapeshifter so meh

    • Keldor

      Looking at the one closest to the adventurers, the gargoyles look rather reptilian. In the Housepets universe, reptiles have four legs and crawl around, just like in real life. Therefore, there is no inconsistancy.

      • Argent Stonecutter

        Do all reptiles have four legs? We know alligators do, but they’re pretty primitive.

  35. D-Rock

    Looks like there was a bit of remodeling since Zach was there.

  36. Argent Stonecutter

    Also, that answers the question of what Karishad does with his ears.

  37. The Maverick Man

    Forget the quest, it’s now gonna be a fight over the shiny objects

  38. Grip Moonwolf

    Keene is just mad because he didn’t call dibs first.

  39. Dragongal

    Not to insult the great Rick Griffin, but that dagger is an insult to rogues everywhere

  40. Z24

    Does this means that Karishad’s now the Opener of Ways?

  41. illeatyourself

    Dunno what he means by Shinies, unless he means pokemon since that’s the first thing I thought of when he said that. I also don’t know what he used to open the door in the third panel, since it looks to me like a grew a mushroom on his hand or something. I CAN say that i haven’t heard the phrase “Idjit” since I read the Peter and the Starcatchers series. And boy is it a fun thing to say. XD

    • Dissension

      “Shinies” refers to any and all shiny objects, meaning anything that… you know… shines.

      Karishad used his finger to push the button. I don’t see anything that looks like a mushroom.

      • ToaSoul

        the mushroom is i believe is Kari’s hand its just the way its drawn!

  42. ThatGuyBehindYou

    You did a FANTASTIC job on those hyroglyph type
    Things on the walls there Rick :D

  43. Muddypaws

    Somebody’s been playing Spyro the Dragon, or Tomb Raider….

  44. Ozimul

    People actually still say “Stay frosty”?

    • ToaSoul

      i use it occasionally, but “idjit” i haven’t heard anyone say that since i last watched the animated Sinbad movie!

      • Frank

        Hey, it’s a family-friendly comic! Cut Rick some slack!

        • ToaSoul

          i know its fun to hear some of these words and phases again

  45. Mega Creep

    Wow… How cute Darye is!
    He’s like an Indian wolfy~
    I did that make up when I was on the field trip in preschool…

  46. Max

    I like the look of this comics art. Has Rick, been experimenting again I wonder? If so good job. If not, equally good job.

  47. Keldor

    Karishad shouldn’t run with that stick. He might fall and poke an eye out.

  48. Jinxed

    Squee!! Gotta love Karishad’s expressions in this, wait *all* of the comics. Probably my favorite character.

  49. Frank

    Never get between a ferret and his shinies!

    • ToaSoul

      especially when he is armed

      • Arjay

        no matter how many laughs his “weapon” may invoke!

  50. Impmon12

    I love the fox :P