|“The Moment of Truth”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||17 May 2006|
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The Southern New Year countdown has mixed results.
- The Order of the Stick
- Celia ◀ ▶
- A Young Azurite Woman
- Panel 1, Page 1
Celia and Roy fly above the city.
Celia: Are you sure we can't stay and look at the shiny light some more?
Roy: Yeah, I'm sure. C'mon, it's time to count down to midnight.
- Panel 2, Page 1
Durkon and Belkar stand on the city streets.
Durkon: Dwarven tradition dictates tha we drink one ale fer each number 'n tha countdown.
Belkar: This is a New Year's tradition?
Durkon: Na, pretty much whene'er anyone counts.
- Panel 3, Page 1
Elan and Haley stand nearby, along with Haley's Self-Loathing.
Haley's Self-Loathing: OK, here we go, girl. Count from ten and then kiss him.
- Panel 4, Page 1
Celia: Ooo! I love this part.
- Panel 5, Page 1
Durkon & Belkar: EIGHT!
Vaarsuvius: Hrmmph. This certainly promises to spiral out of control.
- Panel 6, Page 1
Haley: But I'm I'm not good enough for—
Haley's Self-Loathing: Don't you wuss out on me! Kiss him!
- Panel 7, Page 1
Celia & Roy: SIX!
- Panel 8, Page 1
- Panel 9, Page 1
Haley's Self-Loathing: Do it!
- Panel 10, Page 1
Celia and Roy look at each other.
Celia & Roy: Three.
- Panel 11, Page 1
Durkon: Lad, I think maybe ye better slow down...
- Panel 12, Page 1
Elan (off-panel): ONE!
Haley's Self-Loathing: DO IT!
- Panel 1, Page 2
Celia & Roy kiss.
- Panel 2, Page 2
Belkar kisses Vaarsuvius.
- Panel 3, Page 2
Haley stands paralyzed in front of Elan.
- Panel 4, Page 2
- Panel 5, Page 2
Haley still stands paralyzed in front of Elan.
- Panel 6, Page 2
A random girl kisses Elan. Haley bows her head down.
Girl: Happy New Year, cutie!
- Panel 7, Page 2
Haley: Dxyye Mwp Ewxk.
- The translation of Haley's line is:
- Page 2, Panel 7: Happy New Year.