|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||8 June 2007|
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- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Hinjo ◀ ▶
- O-Chul ◀ ▶
- Team Evil
- Eye of Fear and Flame (as Skullsy) ◀ ▶
- The Army of Team Evil
- Panel 1, Page 1
The Azure City castle shatters as waves of force radiate from the destroyed Soon's Gate. The castle is surrounded by the hobgoblins and zombies of Team Evil's army. Xykon and Redcloak are flying away from the blast, "KRRAACKKAKOOOOOOM!!!"
- Panel 1, Page 2
Haley: —and then Elan and I knock on the front door dressed as wandering cheese sellers.
Elan: Everyone knows hobgoblins can't resist a fine gouda.
Durkon: Wha tha hell was tha racket?
- Panel 2, Page 2
Hinjo: That noise... I need to see the castle!
- Panel 3, Page 2
They emerge on the city wall to see the castle destroyed and in flames.
Hinjo: The Gate... Soon's Gate has been destroyed.
Belkar: Along with local property values, looks like.
- Panel 4, Page 2
Hinjo: I suppose it would be too much to hope that any villains died in that blast, right?
Durkon: Aye, look—Xykon an tha goblin managed ta 'scape from tha 'splosion.
- Panel 5, Page 2
Hinjo: I guess O-Chul did what he had to... shatter the Gate in order to keep Xykon from seizing it.
Haley: Do you think... do you think any of your friends could've survived an explosion like that?
- Panel 6, Page 2
Hinjo: No. Assuming many were still alive to begin with: none of them would have risked destroying the Gate unless all hope was lost.
Hinjo: O-Chul, old friend... looks like we'll share that drink someday after all...
- Panel 7, Page 2
Cut to the Monster in the Darkess having a tea party with a stuffed dragon and a Demon Cockroach.
Monster in the Darkness: Yes, Mr. Dragon, it WAS awfully rude of them to not let me in their stupid old battle.
- Panel 8, Page 2
The still-paralyzed O-Chul, apparently thrown from the blast from the throne room, lands head first on the ground next to the table, upsetting the china. Smoke rises from his body.
- Panel 9, Page 2
MitD: An unexpected guest! This is the best tea party EVER!!
Demon-Roach: Hey, buddy, this is a smoke-free establishment.
D&D Context Edit
- O-Chul was paralyzed with Xykon's Paralyzing Touch, a lich ability. He is still in the pose he was in in the throne room before the destruction of the Gate.
- With the destruction of Soon's Gate, two of the five Snarl Gates remain.
- This is the first appearance of MitD's plush tea companion, Mr. Dragon.