|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||27 March 2005|
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Haley and Elan have an argument and Durkon faces his worst fear straight down the eye.
- The Order of the Stick
- Casanova Bandit ▶
- A Female Bandit
- Panel 1
The party is tied up in the bandit camp.
Haley: Let me guess: Her tonsils are evil, and you were smiting them with your tongue.
- Panel 2
Elan: Gee, Haley, I don't understand. Why are you so upset?
Haley: Because we risked our lives to try to rescue you, and when we get here, you're making out with some whore. We're all angry, Elan!
Belkar: Not me. Score!
- Panel 3
Vaarsuvius: Elan, I believe if you think about it, you will see that there might be another reason Haley is so upset. Perhaps a reason she is not even admitting to herself?
- Panel 4
Elan: Hey! I know! Is it because Samantha is younger and has a higher Charisma than she does?
- Panel 5
Vaarsuvius: No, Elan, I do not think that is it.
Haley is quivering in anger.
- Panel 6
Belkar: Look, I don't mean to interrupt the soap opera here, but can we focus less on Elan's bagging of the hot sorceress chick and more on escaping before said chick has us executed?
- Panel 7
Vaarsuvius: Indeed. My hands are tied too tightly to cast any of my currently prepared spells.
Elan: And I already used up my only useful magic.
- Panel 8
Haley: And I can't even wriggle free. Someone in this camp invested heavily in the Use Rope skill.
Haley: But don't worry, Durkon is still out there.
- Panel 9
Haley: If we don't meet up with him within the next hour, he'll pull some of that good cleric mojo out and bust us all free.
- Panel 10
Durkon is waiting next to a tree.
- Panel 11
A voice comes from behind the tree.
Casanova Bandit (off-panel): I'm gonna eat you.
- Panel 12
Durkon: Aaaaaah! Tree attack! Run fer yer lives!
- Panel 13
Two bandits are kissing behind the tree.
Casanova Bandit: Mmmm! You taste so good, baby, I'm gonna eat you up!
Female Bandit: Oooo! Yeah!
D&D Context Edit
- The Charisma stat determines not only a character's personality but how physical attractive they are.
- Many spells require a somatic component, meaning that they can't be cast if the body is bound.
- The Use Rope skill determines how well someone can tie others up.
- In this comic, Vaarsuvius is the first to deduce Haley's feelings for Elan.
- This is the first appearance of Casanova Bandit
- Durkon establishes the Dwarven hatred for trees in #150.