|“Framing the Picture”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||17 October 2006|
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Elan is framed for Nale's crimes
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan (as Nale) ◀ ▶
- Julia Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Nale (also as Elan) ◀ ▶
- Thog ◀ ▶
- Leeky Windstaff ◀ ▶
- Panel 1, Page 1
Nale: Oops, I think I was supposed to yell, "Sneak Attack" just there.
- Panel 2, Page 1
Julia: Nale, you bastard! You didn't need to kill him just to recapture me!
Nale casually disarms the rookie, "disarm!"
Nale: I'm happy to see that you are still firmly rooted at the center of your own personal universe, Julia, but sadly, you are no longer of any use to me.
- Panel 3, Page 1
Rookie: HEY! You stupid adventurers! Pay attention!
Nale: Thog! Pull me up!
Thog: thog lift with knees, not back.
- Panel 4, Page 1
Long shot of Thog lifting Nale to the third level. Nale carries the chief's head, his sword stuck in it. Two officers shoot quarrels and miss.
Haley: Bior pkdt! Hn'g Mdos!
Rookie: He killed the Chief! Get your crossbows out! Ventilate him!!
- Panel 5, Page 1
Roy: C'mon, gnome, spill the beans. Where is Nale? Where did he take Elan?
Haley: Gnit ohgnsmhme ni riwkgsoa gtsdc aik imps dmj OIIC qbsks H'x GBIINHME!
Haley fires a green arrow.
- Panel 6, Page 1
Nale is hit by the green arrow, "thunk!"
Nale: AARGH! Damn it!
- Panel 7, Page 1
Nale: We don't have much time. A minute before the cops find the right room, maybe a few rounds more before Greenhilt shows.
Thog: oooo! head-on-a-stick!
- Panel 8, Page 1
Nale: I'm sorry, old friend. We've been through a lot together, but it's time to let you go now.
- Panel 9, Page 1
Nale cuts off his goatee, "shnikt!"
- Panel 10, Page 1
Nale: Hand me the knapsack.
Thog gives it.
- Panel 11, Page 1
Nale: Sovereign Glue... (puts it on the goatee)
Nale: "Caution: Will permanently bond skin."
Nale: I should hope so, given what I paid for it...
- Panel 12, Page 1
Nale: There you go. Welcome to puberty.
He does something with the goatee.
- Panel 13, Page 1
Nale: You have your little redheaded girlfriend to thank for giving me this next pleasure.
- Panel 14, Page 1
Nale does something with the arrow, "shcloort!"
'Elan (off-panel): AAARGH!
- Panel 15, Page 1
Nale: Keep him still, I need to finish getting dressed.
Nale: And drink a healing potion, now that I think about it.
Thog: thog hold on tight.
- Panel 1, Page 2
Nale: Hurry up with the rope! Faster!
Thog: sorry. thog never made tenderfoot.
- Panel 2, Page 2
Woman Cop: They're over here! This way!
Woman Cop: I need help with the door!
- Panel 3, Page 2
Rookie: The bastard that killed the Chief are inside. On the count of three:
- Panel 4, Page 2
- Panel 5, Page 2
Cop with Blond Hair: Holy...
Cop with Black Skin: Good gods!
Julia: Ugh...I've never seen anything so horrific!
Rookie: I have.
- Panel 6, Page 2
Scene with 6 corpses hanging from the ceiling, Nale disguised as Elan is bound on the ground in a sacrificial pentagram, Elan, with a goatee and Nale's clothing, stands arrow in arm, Chiefs head on a sword in his hands standing on a pile of skulls.
Thog: thog helped!
D&D Context Edit
- Sovereign Glue is a magic item that bonds any two substances in a permanent union.
- The translation of Haley's lines are:
- Panel 4, Page 1: Holy Crap! It's Nale!
- Panel 5, Page 1: Stop listening to yourself speak for once and LOOK where I'm SHOOTING!
- This is the first appearance of the CPPD Cop with Brown Hair.
- Tenderfoot is the second rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Not making Tenderfoot implies that you never advanced at all.
- A Frameup, referenced in the title, is when false evidence is presented in order to wrongly convict a person of a crime.