|“Cutting the Cord”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||9 August 2007|
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The last of the Azurites weigh anchor as the docks are overrun.
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Redcloak ◀ ▶
- Hinjo ◀ ▶
- Lien ◀ ▶
- Razor ◀ ▶
- Captain Axe ◀ ▶
- Azurite Sailor ◀
- A Sailor with Teal Hair
- Dockside Hobgoblin Cleric ◀ ▶
- Three zombies
- A Platoon of Hobgoblin Swordsmen
- Panel 1
Elan and V hold off the hobgoblins and soldiers with an illusion.
Elan: Oh no! Hinjo's hurt!
Vaarsuvius: Elan, you must maintain full concentration on your—
- Panel 2
The celestial lion illusion disappears.
Vaarsuvius: *sigh* Zombie: brains.
- Panel 3
Azurite Sailor: Lord Hinjo!
Teal-haired Sailor: Is he dead?
Captain Axe: Don't know.
Captain Axe: All hands, weigh anchor and prepare to set sail!
- Panel 4
Teal-haired sailor: What??
Captain Axe: Lord Hinjo is incapacitated. I'm the captain of this ship, and I'll be damned if we're sunk waiting for two Northerners that are probably dead already.
Teal-haired sailor: But—
- Panel 5
Captain Axe: It's my job to protect everyone aboard—especially Hinjo. And that means getting him far away from situations where he can die heroically.
Captain Axe: Mistress Lien has graciously freed us from the octopus, and for the first time today, the wind is in our favor.
- Panel 6
Captain Axe: We're leaving now—or we're all dying here!
Teal-haired sailor: Aye, captain, understood.
- Panel 7
Elan: Is he OK?
Durkon: Aye, tha spell dinnae kill 'im, tho smackin' 'is 'ead on tha deck knocked 'im out cold.
- Panel 8
Durkon: Cure Moderate Wounds!
Hinjo: Unnhhh... I'm sorry, Uncle, I'll never swipe a drink from your private stash again...
Elan: You—you big green meanie!!
- Panel 9
Elan: You're not so tough, you know! If my friend Roy were here, he'd kill you dead! EXTRA dead!
- Panel 10
The ship begins to move away from the pier. Lien and Razor are in the water to port.
Elan: I mean, you're not even THAT big! I bet even I could beat you!
- Panel 11
The dock and hobgoblins recede into the distance.
Elan: In fact, I bet I could just sort of step on you...
Elan: You are awfully...
- Panel 12
The dock and Azure City recede even further away.
Elan: Um, guys?
D&D Context Edit
- Some illusion spells require the spell caster to maintain concentration on the illusion for it to remain in effect, up to the spell's maximum duration.
- This is the final appearance of the Azurite Sailor (blue headscarf) from #479.