|“Like Enthrall, Only Boring”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||5 November 2003|
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- The Order of the Stick
- Six goblins
- Panel 1
Belkar: Where the hell were you?
Elan: Ummm... nowhere.
Durkon (whispering): Shhhh!
Roy (whispering): How many?
Haley (whispering): Twelve... no, thirteen.
Goblin #1: Shuk da yub-yub!
Goblin #2: Gruuta!
- Panel 2
Vaarsuvius (whispering): Sir Greenhilt, I believe I have a spell of power that may help.
Roy (whispering): Sounds good.
Roy (whispering): And don't call me "sir".
- Panel 3
Vaarsuvius: Behold you fate, creatures of darkness!
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: Your demise is at hand, for I wield arcane power beyond your feeble goblin reasoning!
- Panel 5
Vaarsuvius: The forces of the very cosmos are mine to command, and yet still you cannot comprehend the dark dismal end in store for you and your wicked compatriots. Nay! Your little brains can only leave you gasping in horror as I bend reality to my very will.
- Panel 6
Vaarusuvius' head blocks some of the dialog.
Vaarsuvius: The magic I wield is capable of rending asunder the universe—nay, the whole of the multiverse, and in fact is wasted on such pitiful creatures as yourself. But I shall bring it to bear nonetheless, and you shall rue the day I chose to wreak such unimaginable havoc on your lives with the sheer power of my arcane works. And lo, in days and years to come, when the children come to play in the smoking crater that once held your den of evil, they shall know nothing of your wicked ... but all shall feel the echoes of the ... today. And they shall ... whence did this ... one correct answer ...
Haley: Good job, Vaarsuvius!
- Panel 7
The goblins are all asleep.
Haley: Your spell put the goblins to sleep!
Vaarsuvius: But... but...
- Panel 8
Elan and Belkar are asleep as well.
Vaarsuvius: I did not cast my spell yet.
D&D Context Edit
- This is the only comic where goblins are seen speaking in a language that is not Common (they are instead speaking Warcraft Orcish).
- Roy's telling Vaarsuvius not to call him "sir" is likely a reference to Marcie, a character from Peanuts who referred to Peppermint Patty as "sir", despite the latter's objections.
- Roy's surname is first named in this comic.