|“We All Just Want to be Held Sometimes”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||9 January 2007|
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The melee continues as Durkon and helps Haley deal with Sabine.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- The Linear Guild
- Panel 1
Sabine: See, now, this is more what I had in mind.
Sabine: Just me, you, and your rapidly diminishing life energy.
Sabine drains the life from Haley.
- Panel 2
Durkon: Hey, Sabine! I've owed ye this fer a long time!
Durkon hits Sabine with his hammer, causing her to drop Haley.
- Panel 3
Sabine: Oh, how cute. The little dwarf has a little hammer.
Sabine: Tell me, holy man, do you actually think your pathetic weapon can really hurt me?
- Panel 4
Durkon: I do think it can still cause ye ta be flanked, though.
Haley sneaks up from behind with a pair of silver and cold iron arrows.
- Panel 5
Haley: I said, "Sneak Attack!"
Haley stabs Sabine with the arrows, "schlurkt! schlurkt!" Sabine: AAAH!
- Panel 6
Durkon: Good job, lass, she's down fer tha count. Lemme heal ye up before—
Durkon heals Haley.
- Panel 7
- Panel 8
Durkon: Did ye say—
Haley: Oh, sorry, I know I shouldn't use the "b" word. My bad.
- Panel 9
Durkon: YE CAN TALK!!!
Durkon hugs Haley, lifting her up.
Haley: Ha ha ha!
- Panel 10
Vaarsuvius: Excuse me, but did I just hear Master Thundershield incorrectly, or did he just say—
Haley: That I can talk? Yeah, he did.
- Panel 11
All three hug
Vaarsuvius: My most sincere congratulations, Miss Starshine!
Durkon: I knew ye had it in ye!
Haley: Thanks, guys.
- Panel 12
Thog: group hug!
Durkon: Hold Person.
- Panel 13
The group continues to hug as Thog stiffly falls onto a pile of the fallen members of the Linear Guild.
D&D Context Edit
- Durkon doesn't shout out his spell, as is usual, in the sixth panel, but it is like a Heal spell, based on his language.
- Hold Person paralyzes a target for up to one minute.
- The title is a pun on being held, as in hugging, and being held as in the Hold Person spell.