Rumors of Her Death
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 246
Date published 16 November 2005
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To Vaarsuvius's disappointment, Miko survived the explosion.

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Transcript Edit

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.
Miko: Naturally.

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.

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