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A Familiar Face
Order of the Stick comic
OOTS0269
Comic no. 269
Date published 18 January 2006
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Celia explains how she became a lawyer.

Cast Edit

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Roy: Celia?? But why—? How did you get here?
Celia: I flew. These wings aren't just for show, you know.

Panel 2

Elan: I can't believe it!
Durkon: Who?
Elan: You're our lawyer?
Haley: Arwcrxcon!

Panel 3

Elan: But I thought you put your career on hold to spend more time with your family and your boyfriend.
Celia: Yeah, well, that didn't work out so hot.

Panel 4

Celia: After I dropped your brother and the half-orc off in prison, I decided to fly right to my boyfriend's house to surprise him. I thought it would be romantic.
Celia: Of course, I was the one who got surprised when I walked in on that jerk "slipping the wood" to some dryad hussy.

Panel 5

Flashback to Celia walking in on her boyfriend handing a potted plant to a dryad.
Celia: Brad! How COULD you??
Brad: Baby, it's not what it looks like!

Panel 6

Durkon: Aye, them leafy wankers have broken many homes.
Celia: So I moved back in with Mom and Dad, and when I couldn't stand them for one more minute, I decided to go back to school.

Panel 7

Celia: I've been studying law ever since.
Celia: So when I heard the call, I knew that I owed you guys for saving me from the the Linear Guild. So I'm here to defend you.

Panel 8

Roy: Well, I for one am thrilled to see you! This may be the first thing to go right in this whole trial.
Celia: It's good to see you guys too. I was worried you were inside the castle when it blew up.

Panel 9

Roy: I actually feel kinda bad that your first big case is going to be such a failure.
Celia: Actually, you guys have a far better case than you might realize.

Panel 10

Celia: You're basically all decent heroic adventurers.
Celia: As I see it, you were in the dungeon to defeat an evil usurper, and just got a little carried away with making sure his plans were stopped.

Panel 11

Celia: Plus, the best part is that it looks like you managed to ditch that obnoxious halfling before you got arrested.
Celia: Could you imagine this trial if we had THAT albatross around our neck! Ha! Talk about your unsympathetic defendants! No, you guys really did yourselves a favor losing him.

Panel 12

Elan: Oooooo, awkward.

D&D Context Edit

  • Dryads are woodland spirits in D&D and in Greek myth. They look like elves with skin like fine bark or wood and they live in trees to which they are mystically bound.

Trivia Edit

  • The translation of Haley's line is:
    • Panel 2: Fantastic!
  • This is the only appearance of Brad, Celia's ex-boyfriend.
  • Durkon's reaction to the dryad is in keeping with the dwarven racial hatred of trees, established in #150, A Comic as Lovely as a Tree.

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