Order of the Stick Wiki


Redirected from 124

1,576pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 124
Date published 28 November 2004
Comic chronology
← Previous Next →
"Double Your Entendre, Double Your Fun" "Free Experience"
Comic list
View the comic
View discussion

It's level up time, but Belkar is missing out.

Cast Edit

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Haley comes running down the stairs.
Haley: Hey geys! Guys! I just went up a level!
Roy: Actually, since you came from upstairs, you just went DOWN a level.
Belkar: Ugh, let's not start that again.

Panel 2

Haley: No, really, I checked my XP total when I woke up. We must have gotten a story award for completing the Xykon quest.
Elan: Sweet!
Roy: Hold on, let me check my total...

Panel 3

Each character dings, "DING! DING! DING! DING!"
Roy: Hey! I gained a level too! Nice!
Durkon: Och! Me too!
Elan: Woot!
Vaarsuvius: Exxxxcellent.

Panel 4

Beat. Belkar waits, but nothing happens.

Panel 5

Belkar: DAMN IT!

Panel 6

Belkar notices a rat.
Elan: Gee, Belkar, I guess you were a little behind us on XP when we started.
Belkar: Hold that thought.

Panel 7

Belkar attacks the rat.
Rat: Squeak?

Panel 8

Belkar hold the dead rat on his dagger.
Belkar: Crap. Too low of a Challenge Rating, I didn't even earn any XP.
Elan: Awww, that poor little rat! *Sniff*

Panel 9

Elan: Belkar, stop hurting the rats. You need to defeat something close to the same level as you to earn XP.
Belkar: Hmmmm. Same level, you say?

Panel 10

Belkar sees Elan as a chunk of XP.

Panel 11

Belkar is chasing Elan with his daggers.
Belkar: Stand still! I just need to "defeat" you!
Elan: Help! Help! I don't want to be a hat!

D&D Context Edit

  • Experience Points (XP) can be given for killing a monster, but also for defeating it in combat without killing (for example, forcing it to flee).

Trivia Edit

  • Vaarsuvius's pose and drawn out "Exxxxcellent" when they gain a level is a reference to Mr. Burns from The Simpsons.
  • The last line uttered by Elan is a reference to Yikyik's demise in #63, which is becoming a running gag.
  • Belkar's line "Ugh, let's not start that again" is a reference to #12, Up a Level, Down a Level.
  • Woot! is a common expression in gaming, of uncertain origin.
  • This strip establishes the convention used throughout the comic that when a character gains a level, a "DING!" sound is heard over their head.

External Links Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.