Will this man get executed? Let's never find out!
Damn, That is actually harsh
Just like questioning the police in the US! :p
The man should have known better to question such a cool calm and collected looking kid
But he wasn't talking to or asking questions of the royal guard.
But yeah, any society where just asking questions is an offence (let alone one you can be executable one) has some very serious problems. There are situations where not giving answers can be justified, but even then the question should just be politely not answered.
Don't recognise the mask of the left royal guard. I like it, reminds me of a cage. I enjoy that bit of symbolism even if it is unintended.
I think that it is just short way of telling this man not to bother them any longer.
SchrÃ¶dinger's suitcase guy.
Because he is a character and you are a random person.
Go away little man.
The story is too good to ignore.
Apologies for being so rudeness.
Any society who punishes their citizens like that but also where the citizens themselves don't recognize the ones they should never question has some very serious problems.
... at the moment a society start executing kids you have all the signs you need for it being a messed up place.
Its not as awful as the place Tobi is stuck, but not as good as the one Burk is running around in either.
Its kinda ironic that its the realm who need him the least that has the greatest hero..
Neo, please tell me percentage of population which dies of natural causes. I need it for statistics. Thank you.
I dunno Tor, Burk just cleared out a entire town of murderous bandits who tried to kill an innocent ambassador. Not to mention all the intensely powerful criminals wreaking havoc across the kingdom with conceited "heroes" obsessed with garnering glory instead of solving the crisis. And we don't even know how tyrannical the government is there to begin with given how lawless the countryside has been.
Could someone confirm that, should one be inclined towards pedantry, an "executable offence" is an offence that can be performed?
But yes, being killed for asking about something is kind of horrific. I wouldn't be surprised if it could happen in the United States of America if the thing that you were asking about were some sort of national secrecy thing and that the means used to ask, while not inherently illegal, would be unusually likely to result in receiving an answer that one was not supposed to possess... but still, one would normally expect that one would need to be posing some sort of obstruction before being executed...
They are not executing kids, they are culling a dangerous lifeform that can spontaneously mutate into a terrorist attack, mind-control government officials, evade taxation, eat and replace babies in their cots, seek to overthrow the proper order...
It is no different to lamb cuts from a butcher, except these lambs are infested with a form of pure malevolence that is explicitly designed to undermine our fair nation and cast its peoples into ruing. This whole mess is already far too merciful!
@Guest, Executable Offence is the correct use of the term. Your pedantry alarm is malfunctioning ;)
The spelling of 'offense' is incorrect though. Bloody Americans ruining the language we gave you ;)
@Conchord Says the nation responsible for Cockney.
Passenger: Why is this kid allowed in?
Eloy: Because today I'm not drinking alone.
It's probably for the best, I doubt his pride would ever recover from some rando child being given precedence over him and his meeting.
@Mohegan I don't think any of the three story lines currently happen in the same kingdom. In the case of Tobi don't think it even is the same WORLD for that matter.
The biggest mystery of this comic is who, if at all, the story-lines are connected :)