|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||5 December 2016|
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The Mechane is boarded by frost giants who kill several members of the crew.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- The Crew of the Mechane
- The Clan of Frost Giants
- Panel 1, Page 1
Elan: Hey, look, Roy! There's Haley!
Roy: Yeah... and we can see her. I hope everything is going OK...
- Panel 2, Page 1
Elan: Well, I see a bunch of their-size corpses and none of our-size corpses, so that's good, right?
Roy: Do you see any travel-sized corpses? Belkar better not get himself killed before we even get to the final—
- Panel 3, Page 1
Carol: LOOK OUT!
Carol: LOOK OUT ABOVE!!
- Panel 4, Page 1
A giant and a giantess descend on the Mechane from the mountain above.
- Panel 5, Page 1
The giantess catches the gas envelope of the Mechane on her way down, slowing her descent while rending a hole, "RRRRRRRIIIPPP!"
- Panel 6, Page 1
The pair lands on the deck of the Mechane, "KRRNK!"
Giantess: ALL MUST DIE!
- Panel 1, Page 2
Bandana: Keep us steady!
Mateo: I was already trying to keep us steady before we got boarded!
- Panel 2, Page 2
Crewman with Five O'Clock Shadow: Eat flaming death!
Elven Crewman: Yeah! Get off our boat!!
Crewwoman with Blonde Hair: Shoo!
The trio hurl jars of Alchemist's Fire at the giant, hitting him in the face and shoulder, "KEESH! KEESH!"
- Panel 3, Page 2
The giant kills all three of the crew in one sweeping smite, "SSHKRTTK!"
- Panel 4, Page 2
Mateo: Sweet Northern Gods...
- Panel 5, Page 2
Roy Damn it!
Roy: Everyone stay back! Fly the ship, I'll kill the giants!
- Panel 6, Page 2
Giantess: You would face the two of us alone, little man?
Roy: I think you'll find it's two against two.
Elan: Sorry, Roy, I gotta run!!
- Panel 7, Page 2
Roy: What? Come on, Elan, I was trying to give you credit for mattering to the outcome of the fight!
Elan: Thanks, Roy—
- Panel 8, Page 2
Elan: —but I think I need to climb up and cast my Mending spell on the balloon before all the magic air leaks out!
- Panel 9, Page 2
Roy parries a blow from the giantess' axe, "KHHHTANG!"
Roy: Oh yeah—nnnh! Good thinking.
Roy: Remind me to squee later about you saying so!
D&D Context Edit
- Alchemist's Fire is a standard equipment item in D&D, it ignites on contact with the air, causing 1d6 points of fire damage, possibly splashing others nearby.
- Mending is a cantrip (0th level) which can repair small breaks or tears in objects.
- This is the final appearance of the several of crew of the Mechane:
- Crewman with Eyepatch and Pegleg was a member of the earlier crew, debuting in #392.
- Mechane Crewman with Five O'Clock Shadow. He first appeared in #935.
- This is the second appearance of the Crewwoman with Blonde Hair. She first appeared in #949.
- This is the second appearance of the Elven Crewman from #1053.