#252 – “Asocial Stealth”

This was an idea that first came to me back when we first left Stormwind – I thought it’d be an interesting spin on it if instead of wading through the crowd and the potential risks with that.. they’d take a path which Hani found far more comfortable but the rest more or less found a worse option. For awhile I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go with it or not, especially not so soon after Hani’s shoulder had healed, but.. well. I thought it was an interesting enough idea to run with it, in the end. Plus, it’ll help with a few other things later.

Funnily enough, someone actually called this outcome.


20 Responses to “#252 – “Asocial Stealth””

  1. 1 DreadBear
    February 24, 2011 at 21:48

    Now thats how you travel with style!

  2. 2 Gorrefrog
    February 24, 2011 at 21:50

    Nice idea i must say, love how Rei is riding Te’s back :D
    And yet another amusing page wich i was thrilled to see a update :)

  3. 3 Lander
    February 24, 2011 at 22:22

    Poor Te’len, probably wishing she had learned cat form now!

    • 4 Ninerva
      February 24, 2011 at 23:29

      I get the feeling she’s resto, but all druids ingame have cat and bear. Will she be learning a shapeshift anytime soon?

      • 5 Nhani
        February 25, 2011 at 02:40

        Most likely answer: no.

        While even non-feral player druids in World of Warcraft are generally portrayed as masterful (or, in the very least, highly skilled) shapeshifters, my inspiration for the abilities of young druidess Nila actually for most part come from Malfurion Stormrage, whose depictions usually doesn’t involve that much shapeshifting.

        Of course, Te’len’s also still only a novice, having only studied druidism for a few years at most.

  4. 6 Cobs
    February 24, 2011 at 22:37

    Tipping the hat to all those people who spent hours trying to get up on the roofs back in the day, eh? ;)

  5. 7 Kevin
    February 25, 2011 at 00:49

    Lolz like a true rogue would do it x3

  6. 8 Telaani
    February 25, 2011 at 02:49

    I have a feeling the stormwind guard would go nuts if they saw that.

  7. 9 Xel
    February 25, 2011 at 03:36

    Nhani, I don’t know if this was subtle fan-service, but Te’len at those angles was purely delicious. Thanks, whether it was intentional or not. By the way, Te is beautiful, and I love the new model the more of her I see; that’s all!

    Also, just wanted to praise you with Tiny who, despite not having an updated look and receiving a couple of close-ups so far, doesn’t make the differences overtly obvious when I’m enjoying the comic. I suppose it just goes to show how “realistic” your model upgrades look even when side-to-side with the Night Elves we’re all used to seeing. So, kudos!

    Again…Te’len…love her…I’m done.

  8. 10 LolDrood
    February 25, 2011 at 04:33

    Are… are they Batman now? Can they please be Batman? :X *nerd swoon*

    “Oh sure, you make your jokes about punting and using me as a paper weight; well who’s got the lowest center of gravity NOW, chumps? HA!”

    Xel, come on, I’m hardly one to criticize, but really, some typos are just not acceptable to make.
    “…, but Te’len from any angle is purely delicious.”

    Rei is going to need to get herself some variety of safety harness, if this keeps up.
    Or mebbe Areen can velcro Rei to her belt. :D

  9. 12 Arafor
    February 25, 2011 at 09:00

    Hani sure does think like a cat at times. Oh who am I kidding? When does she not think like a cat?

  10. 13 Mattias
    February 25, 2011 at 09:54

    Really nice I think but how/when did Tiny change direction on Te’lens back?

  11. 14 Kayeri
    February 25, 2011 at 15:16

    Wow, what a great laugh to start the day, going over the roofs! Perfect for Hani, her ease and confidence just shine! As for Te’len… that girl needs to develop some confidence.. or a cat form, she was already on all fours, after all… :)

  12. 15 Fokker
    February 25, 2011 at 18:41

    Wonder how are they going to beat the gaps.
    Hmm… Hani could just throw Tee and Areen over them. Guess she’s strong enough to throw Te’len too.

  13. 16 Earnur
    February 25, 2011 at 21:13

    I’ve been reading this thing for quite a while now and I have to say that this webcomic is AWESOME!!! All of my 10 minute breaks in ICC were spent reading and catching up on Beyond the Tree and even now, 3 months after leaving WoW, I find myself anxiously waiting for updates. Keep up the great work, Nhani. You have a great thing going.

  14. 17 Zazkya
    February 26, 2011 at 04:55

    Hani is my kind of girl, big and strong.
    But Te’len is much more LIKE me, braver even, I wouldn’t go up those roofs
    if it had free stuff on it :-D

  15. 18 saila AKS Wester
    February 26, 2011 at 13:45

    [quote]Funnily enough, someone actually called this outcome.[/quote]
    I think that was me.
    btw nice page and still no page on the tvtroppers as far as I seen.

  16. 19 GRYFFYN
    February 27, 2011 at 15:18

    Its probably a good thing it’s not set in “modern” Stormwind. Come around a corner and it would be be “Oh man, go get a room in Goldshire and oh btw Worgen and gnome is just plain wrong”

  17. 20 Moltrazahn
    March 1, 2011 at 13:38

    Im having flashbacks to Thief 2,,, taking the thiefs highway :D

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