|“Rumors of Her Death”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||16 November 2005|
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To Vaarsuvius's disappointment, Miko survived the explosion.
- Panel 1
Roy: Wait. Has anyone seen Miko?
Vaarsuvius: Miss Starshine and I encountered her inside the structure shortly before it exploded.
- Panel 2
Roy: So then she's...
Vaarsuvius: Almost certainly.
- Panel 3
Vaarsuvius: I wish I could properly express my deep sorrow over her passing, but I would first have to FEEL actual sorrow, rather than, for example, mild amusement.
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: As the shrew has perished, we are no longer bound by the anchor that has hung around our necks these last weeks.
As V is speaking, Miko walks into the panel behind them from stage right.
Vaarsuvius: Let her death ring in a new era of freedom for the "Order of the Stick"!
- Panel 5
Miko is standing right behind Vaarsuvius.
- Panel 6
Vaarsuvius: She is, naturally, directly behind me.
- Panel 7
Vaarsuvius: I should have expected as much. The Laws of Comedic Physics clearly state that whenever you express a negative opinion about someone, that person will invariably manage to sneak up behind you.
Vaarsuvius: Even if they wear armor and you have keen elven senses, apparently.
V storms off.
- Panel 8
Miko: Why are you a woman?
Roy: Well, I thought long and hard on how I could make your life personally more difficult, and this is the result. Too much?
- Panel 9
Miko: Never mind. Greenhilt, see that well-dressed man over there? He is the King of Somewhere.
Elan: The king of where?
Roy: Don't start, trust me.
- Panel 10
Miko: In gratitude for being rescued, he has agreed to pay our bill from the hotel, which apparently was quite steep even before the inn was destroyed.
Roy: How very strange.
- Panel 11
Miko: What I can't figure out is why two trained assassins would want to kill someone like YOU, Greenhilt.
Roy: Well, I suppose that will stand as one of the great mysteries of our time.
Miko and Roy walk away, with Elan following but looking back at Haley.
- Panel 12
Elan stands next to Haley, both looking at the single gold piece.
D&D Context Edit
- Elves gain a +2 bonus to Listen Skill Checks while wearing armor makes your Move Silently Skill Checks worse.