Chapter 6: Page 3.

Chapter 6: Page 3.

Scipio you dork.

You handsome, rugged, impeccably chiseled dork.

Discussion (40)¬

  1. ABYSchan says:

    Ok. I’ll bite.

    Why are the alcohol prices in Templar so high?

  2. Yamara says:

    Évêque — The House of Tallyrand’s favorite cognac.

  3. Kat says:

    This colour is so pretty! Pretteeeeeeee!

  4. Dean says:

    The Bitter Truth! It’s rhubarbelicious!

  5. Holly Dixon says:


  6. Synfony says:

    Oh dang. Scipio looks Leaner and more angular these days. ++ would ogle surreptitiously again. Also…i can’t /imagine/ this is for him.

  7. TwoD says:

    Oh man, there’s an elephant’s foot on the Pripyat vodka. Nice subtle reference there.

  8. Jessonian says:

    Ray-gun and Scip, Woooo! Their chemistry makes me go GUH

  9. spoon! says:

    …Did Scip get a nose job?

  10. Wood says:

    You can buy laudanum over the counter in the Templarverse?

  11. StephenM3 says:

    My first assumption was that inflation has been pretty severe in this alternate universe. But on second look, that doesn’t look like cheap booze at all. That’s probably actually the joke here — “which one gets you drunk fastest” while looking at the expensive bottles.

    • John says:

      Scip’s been hitting the Buddhism so hard, for so long, he doesn’t know how vices actually work. From a naive perspective, it’s all the same active ingredient. Why would one sort be more expensive than another, if not greater efficacy or reduced side effects?

  12. Bob W. says:

    Oh, so happy to have them back!

    Housekeeping note: is anyone else noticing a less crisp line with the change to color? It’s only an issue on my semi-ancient desktop…on the tablet the new look is fantastic.

  13. cyanmanta says:

    Point him toward the big bargain, massive-pounding-hangover brands, quick. Tell them I sent him; he’ll get a discount.

  14. Alan says:

    You gotta wonder – did the Chernobyl meltdown happen in Templar’s timeline? Is Pripyat a joke name for the characters, or the readers?

    • Buckybone says:

      This timeline splits off sometime during the Roman Empire, if I remember correctly. It’s been a while since I went through the archives, but I don’t remember seeing any evidence that they’ve even discovered nuclear fission, let alone tried to harness it to produce power.

      • George Spelvin says:

        The timeline doesn’t diverge from real life so much as run parallel to it. Details are different but major things like Jimmy Carter, Andrew Jackson, and, presumably, the Chernobyl disaster still happened.

        And fission isn’t really a technology to discover so much as something developed from an increasing understanding of physics. It’s hard to see how the templarverse could have the technology to create working semiconductors and the atomic physics behind it and not have come by fission along the way. If fission hasn’t been mentioned in the storyline, it’s probably from its lack of relevance to the story.

  15. Ubik says:

    A rhubarb aperitif actually sounds pretty delicious. Then again, I’m the guy who loves akavit and Malort.

  16. Revious says:

    Fastest? Probably the one Ray just bought.

  17. Jamly says:

    Get the cheap stuff, Scip. Whatever you buy is just gonna end up getting dumped on Ben’s wounds.

  18. fx says:

    That is not how you spell Припять.