|“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||6 July 2005|
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Roy finds out that in the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons, not everything is as it seems.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Miko Miyazaki ◀ ▶
- Silver ◀ ▶
- Whisper ◀ ▶
- Elan's Horse ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius' Horse ◀ ▶
- Durkon's Pony ◀ ▶
- Belkar's Riding Dog ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
The Order is riding along.
- Panel 2
A raindrop lands on Roy's head, "splink!"
- Panel 3
The sky flashes with lightning, "KRAKKAAKOOOOM!"
- Panel 4
A heavy downpour begins.
- Panel 5
Elan: Oh, this is bad, Roy. Really, really bad! Stop the carts!
Roy: Calm down, Chicken Little. It's just raining.
Roy: Annoying, but not fatal to non-witches.
- Panel 6
Elan: It's NEVER "just" raining. Haven't you ever noticed?
Roy: Noticed what?
Elan: Roy, it only EVER rains when something really dramatic is about to happen!
- Panel 7
Elan: You know, like, someone tries to kill someone else, or someone is revealed to be a traitor, or someone kisses someone for the first time.
Elan: And I don't think there's any smooching coming up soon!
- Panel 8
Roy: Well, I would say that was the dumbest thing I've heard all day, but as I've been talking to Elan since morning, it might not even crack the top ten.
- Panel 9
Durkon: Nay, lad, thar be merit in what Elan be sayin'. Lord Thor often sends thunderstorms as blessings—or ta serve as ill omens! We best tread carefully!
- Panel 10
Roy: Look, you're both overreacting. It's a simple meteorological phenomenon.
Roy: Absolutely nothing dramatic—
- Panel 11
A lightning bolt illuminates the panel, "KRAKAKKOOOOM!" Four figures stand in silhouette, Elan, Durkon and Roy, behind whom stands Miko Miyazaki, katana and wakizashi drawn.
- Panel 12
Roy: —is about to happen.
- Chicken Little is a folk tale about a chicken who believes the sky is falling.
- In literature, supernatural storms can coincide with or foreshadow important events such as the storm that occurs in act I scene iii of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, foreboding the death of Caesar.