|“Sure Beats Flatware”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||24 November 2007|
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With the trolls properly disposed of, Hinjo decides the refugees need to get off the water and avoid the "random encounters" which are decimating their ranks.
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Hinjo ◀ ▶
- Lien ◀ ▶
- Daigo Da- ◀ ▶
- Kazumi Kato ◀ ▶
- Four Scrags
- Panel 1
V, Durkon, Elan, Hinjo, and Lien stand on the deck next to a pair of dead burning trolls.
Durkon: …an’ by tha time we got thar, tha first boat had lost 14 crewmen, but tha second…
Vaarsuvius: There were no survivors.
Hinjo: Twelve Gods damn them!
Lien: Sir, I’ve known many sailors, and our trading routes have never suffered this many monster attacks.
- Panel 2
Hinjo: I was hoping that one of our allies would allow the entire fleet to land, but I can’t wait for that anymore.
Hinjo: We’re too vulnerable to attack when we’re spread out over the entire fleet. I won’t let entire ships of civilians get picked off one at a time.
- Panel 3
Hinjo: We need to find an uninhabited patch of land and settle temporarily. Only then can we protect ourselves AND focus on the task of reclaiming our home.
- Panel 4
Lien: Yes, sir. The citizens can help us build a colony.
Hinjo: Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of a fort…
Elan: Oooo! I know! How about a walled city with a big castle?
- Panel 5
Elan: Oh, right. We already had one of those.
- Panel 6
Vaarsuvius: This discussion is fascinating, truly, but I must attend to other business elsewhere.
Durkon: Wait, where are ye going?
Vaarsuvius: Back to my research.
- Panel 7
Vaarsuvius: I need to utilize my new scrying spell to look for the halfling, as well as Sir Greenhilt (on the off-chance that he was raised without our intervention).
Vaarsuvius: I do not expect any success, but for the sake of thoroughness I must attempt it.
- Panel 8
Vaarsuvius: After that, I will begin to research another new spell and cast it with regards to each of the three, and so on and so forth until I locate one of them.
Vaarsuvius: Perhaps if I enchanted some sort of finding-animal and send it out to search…
Durkon: But we need yer spells up here ta—
- Panel 9
Vaarsuvius: I see no need for further discussion. Do not disturb me for anything with a Challenge Rating lower than 11.
- Panel 10
Elan: Wow, V sure is dedicated to finding our friends!
Durkon: I suppose. Or ‘e’s just dedicated to winning.
Elan: What do you mean?
Durkon: …It’s na important. Let’s help wit tha clean-up.
- Panel 11
Elan: I feel bad for Kazumi and Daigo, you know. Their whole wedding reception got trashed!
Durkon: Dinnae worry, lad. They got a weddin’ gift tha more than makes up fer it.
Elan: You mean being ennobled?
- Panel 12
Cut to Kazumi and Daigo. Both gain a level, "DING! DING!"
Kazumi: Welcome to 6th level, honey.
Daigo: I love you
D&D Context Edit
- Challenge Rating, or CR is a measure of the difficulty of an encounter. Trolls are CR 5, well below V's threshold of interest, though deadly to the commoners on the ships.
- Flatware is a traditional wedding gift.