|“The Jell-O Pit Wasn't Available”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||25 March 2005|
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Haley and the Bandit King have some words to say, and they're not pretty.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Bandit Clan of Wooden Forest
- Panel 1
Samantha: What in the Nine Hells is going on here?
Elan: Hi Haley!
Bandit King: You have some explaining to do, young lady.
Haley: Don't you "Hi Haley" me! What do you think you're doing, Elan?
- Panel 2
Samantha: I don't have to explain myself to you anymore, Dad. I lead the bandits now, I can do whatever I want.
Elan: I was just waiting to be rescued. Is Roy with you?
Bandit King: I am still your father, and I will not see my noble band of brigands turned into some kind of cheap dating service.
Haley: No, and I should have listened to him.
- Panel 3
Elan: Oh, Haley, this is Samantha. She's the leader of the bandits.
Haley: I know who the slut is, Elan.
Samantha: ExCUSE me?
- Panel 4
Haley: Oh, you're excused. Just get your damn hands off of my—
Haley: —off of Elan.
Samantha: I'll put my "damn hands" on anyone I want, you hag.
- Panel 5
Elan: Haley, why are you mad at me?
Haley: Oh, I don't know, because you were all over this evil sorceress tramp?
Elan: But it's my solemn duty to seduce female bad guys. It's like in the bard charter or something.
- Panel 6
Bandit King: So you admit taking advantage of my innocent teenage daughter then?
Elan: Um, what I meant was...
- Panel 7
Samantha: I know what you meant.
Samantha: Guards! Seize ALL of the intruders, including the blonde.
Haley: Not so fast!
- Panel 8
Haley: I challenge you to solo combat for leadership of the bandits!
- Panel 9
Samantha has knocked Haley out in solo combat.
Belkar: Plan S, then?
D&D Context Edit
- In canonical D&D literature, the Nine Hells is the plane of pure Lawful Evil creatures, known as Devils.
- This is the first comic in which Haley's romantic interest in Elan is fairly apparent; Haley had to cut herself off to prevent calling him her "boyfriend".
- The title suggests the solo combat contest would have been a Jell-O wrestling match, presumably for the titillation factor since the fight involved two attractive women, had the facilities for such an event been available.