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I Fought the Law
Order of the Stick comic
OOTS0363
Comic no. 363
Date published c. October 2006
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Elan, still disguised as Nale, is taken to jail while Nale continues to infiltrate the Order of the Stick.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Thog is lying on the floor. Haley has one boot on him and an arrow drawn while Roy watches over.
Thog: thog chooses to go quietly now.
Rookie: You're under arrest for 417 accounts of murder and one account of intent to summon a demon.

Panel 2

Belkar: Wow, what a thrilling battle between Roy, Haley and Thog.
Nale: Right you are, Belkon.
Belkar: Belkar.
Nale: Whatever.

Panel 3

Roy: So, they'll get like, a trial or something, right? Because I know a really hot lawyer chick who could prosecute...
Rookie: Yes, they'll get all due process under Cliffport law.

Panel 4

Rookie: When we're finished collecting evidence in about, say, six months or so, we'll contact all witnesses.
Roy: Six months?? Geez, why not just cast a few divination spells to determine their guilt and call it a day?

Panel 5

Roy: Here, I'll get my cleric up here, we can cast detect evil on Nale and Thog right now...
Rookie: NO! Don't!!

Panel 6

Rookie: Magical evidence is not deemed admissable[sic] in a court of law here in Cliffport, due to the ease with which it can be faked using illusions.
Rookie: In fact, divination is considered an illegal search and seizure, and could get the whole case thrown out of court!

Panel 7

Rookie: I'm not letting the man who put my mentor's head on a sword just walk because you can't keep your magic to yourself.
Roy: OK, OK, chill.

Panel 8

Rookie: Now take your adventures and get out of my town before I find a way to charge you with something in this mess.
Rookie: I'm going to have a tough time enough time explaining this to the mayor as it is...
Cop with Black Skin: When did he become boss?
Cop with Blond Hair: Just roll with it.

Panel 9

Nale: Wait! You need to bring him over here!
Roy: Elan, what are you—?

Panel 10

Nale: Everyone knows that when the cops drag the villain away, they always pause right in front of the hero so they can glare one last time.
Woman Cop: He's right, it's in the manual
Rookie: *sigh* Fine.

Panel 11

Nale (whispering): What, you didn't think I chose Cliffport at random, did you?
Nale (whispering): Have fun in prison, your friends will all be dead before the trial begins.

Panel 12

Roy: Well, at least you didn't say—
Nale: Take 'em away, boys!
Roy: Yeah, that.

Trivia Edit

  • I Fought the Law is the name of a 1960 Sonny Curtis song which went on to become a hit for the Bobby Fuller Four in 1966, as well as for The Clash in 1979.
  • The discussion thread in the forums on giantitp.com for this strip was lost. The exact publishing date is not known at this time.
  • This is the final appearance of the CPPD Rookie. He first appears in #339.
  • This is the final appearance of the CPPD Woman Cop and Cop with Blond Hair. They first appeared in #347.

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