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Bedtime for Elan
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 336
Date published 3 August 2006
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Elan needs some help getting to sleep.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Roy: Weird. What are the chances that we'd be attacked by hornets and muskrats in the same night?
Durkon: Heh heh, those wacky animals
Roy: Hornets are vermin actually.

Panel 2

Roy: Oh well. Go to bed, guys. I'll stand watch as normal. We'll head out fresh in the morning.

Panel 3

Elan: Roy, can I have a drink of water?
Roy: Huh? Oh, yeah, OK, Elan. There's a waterskin by my bedroll.
Elan: Thank you.

Panel 4

Beat. Roy looks displeased.

Panel 5

Elan: Roy, can you fluff my pillow for me? It's suffering from a severe fluff deficiency.
Roy: Ugh, fine. Then go to bed.
Elan: Thank you.

Panel 6

Beat. Roy looks more irritated.

Panel 7

Elan: Roy! There's a monster under my bed!!
Roy: You're sleeping on the ground, Elan!
Elan: ...
Elan: It's a subterranean monster.

Panel 8

Elan: Roy, I'm afraid of the dark.

Panel 9

Elan: Roy, can you sing me a lullaby?
Roy becomes angry.

Panel 10

Elan: Roy, Banjo won't go to bed until you give him a kiss.
Roy now seethes with anger.

Panel 11

Roy: Grrr! That is IT, Elan! Go to sleep! NOW! If I hear your voice one more time before morning, I am going to lost my last tenuous grip on sanity—and I promise my first official act as a madman will be unpleasant for you!

Panel 12

Beat. Roy stands in angry silence.

Panel 13

Nale (off-panel): Hello, Roy.
Roy: Oh my GODS. I cannot take even one more minute of your voice, Elan! I swear I—

Panel 14

Nale's image appears near Roy.

D&D Context Edit

  • In D&D, Vermin are a distinct creature subtype from Animals; in real life vermin are simply animals which are considered pests by the local human population.
  • Sending is a 5th level spell that allows the caster to communicate via a short message. Nale appears to be using a scroll to cast the spell, since he lacks the ability to cast that spell himself.

Trivia Edit

  • The title may be a reference to the 1951 film Bedtime for Bonzo starring Ronald Reagan.
  • This is the first appearance of Nale in War and XPs. He last appeared in #258.

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