The Time Killers
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 185
Date published 26 May 2005
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The team is being forced to wait until they can help Vaarsuvius before going on. Add Elan to that equation, and you've got hell.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Black Dragon: The lizard has commanded that none of you may leave until dawn, when the dwarf will break the Baleful Polymorph spell.
Black Dragon: I have been given permission to eat any who disobey.
Roy: We would have gotten around to breaking the spell sooner or later...

Panel 2

They wait.

Panel 3

Elan: I spy with my little eye... something that begins with the letter "D".
Roy: Dragon.
Elan: Right!

Panel 4

Elan looks around.

Panel 5

Elan: I spy with my little eye... something that begins with the letter "B".
Roy: Black dragon.
Elan: Right again!

Panel 6

Elan looks around.

Panel 7

Elan: I spy with my little eye... something that begins—
Roy: The same freakin' dragon! It's the only thing in the cave!!

Panel 8

Elan: You are really good at this game, Roy! I didn't even give you a letter that time!
Roy: Gee, it must be that level of psion I took.

Panel 9

Elan: Wow! You're psychic now? OK, so, what am I thinking?
Roy: You're picturing me strangling you to keep you quiet.
Roy: I know I am.

Panel 10

Elan: Oh, sorry. That's not what I was thinking at all.

Panel 11

Elan: Wait—I'm picturing it RIGHT NOW!

Panel 12

Elan: Wow, Roy! You're not just psychic—you're a FUTURE psychic!
Roy: Before meeting Elan, I never would have weighed the pro's and con's of being eaten by a dragon.

D&D Context Edit

  • Baleful Polymorph turns a character into a small animal.
  • The Psion class is a character class who's powers stem from mental disciplines.

Trivia Edit

  • Time Killers was a 1993 arcade fighting game similar to Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.

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