|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||5 August 2005|
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The team runs into a new quest.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Miko Miyazaki ◀ ▶
- Windstriker ◀ ▶
- Silver ◀ ▶
- Elan's Horse ◀ ▶
- Dirt Farmer's Wife ▶
- Panel 1
Elan: I'm bored, bored, bored, BORED!
Roy: I have to agree. These plains are pretty dull.
Roy: Shouldn't we have had a random encounter by now?
- Panel 2
Dirt Farmer's Wife: Help! Please help me!
Roy: A plot hook!
- Panel 3
Roy: Uh, I mean, look! An innocent civilian in dire need of our assistance. Heh heh.
- Panel 4
Miko: Calm yourself, old woman. What drives you to cry for aid?
Dirt Farmer's Wife: Ogres, miss. A whole tribe of 'em!
- Panel 5
Dirt Farmer's Wife: They moved into the area last week, and they've been lootin' our land and attackin' travelers. Buncha savages!!
- Panel 6
Dirt Farmer's Wife: They just kidnapped my husband a' 42 years! Please, help me!
Roy: Where did this happen?
- Panel 7
Dirt Farmer's Wife: At our farm, about a mile away. We sure are dirt poor. It wouldn't matter if we were the richest in town, 'cuz the whole village is helpless!
Miko: I have heard enough.
- Panel 8
Miko: Clearly, it is my sacred duty to smite these wretched abominations.
Roy: I agree. We should hunt them down and destroy them.
Belkar: Sounds like a plan, boss!
- Panel 9
Belkar: If I may suggest a strategy, I think we should start with the outlying farms, and then sweep in to wipe out the shops and taverns and such.
- Panel 10
Roy and Miko glare at Belkar.
- Panel 11
Belkar: Oh, wait—did you mean we should kill the ogres?
Belkar: Never mind, then.
D&D Context Edit
- A plot hook is an event the DM hopes the characters will look into. They are meant to guide the characters to quests.
- This is the first appearance of the Dirt Farmer's Wife.
- In the first panel, Roy refers to the Random Encounter that the Displacer Beasts avoided in the previous comic.