Fandom

Order of the Stick Wiki

Entrance Qualifications

Redirected from 589

1,576pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Entrance Qualifications
Order of the Stick comic
OOTS0589
Comic no. 589
Date published 4 September 2008
Comic chronology
← Previous Next →
"His Name Probably Helps, Too" "Role Reversal (590)"
Comic list
View the comic
View discussion

Elan and Therkla arrive in the nick of time to save Daigo and Kazumi.

Cast Edit

Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Ninja: Please, don't hurt me! I have children, too!
Kazumi: Yeah? Did you go through half a year of hemmorrhoids[sic] to get them?
Kazumi: Turn around and I'll show you exactly what that feels like.
Daigo: Unnnh... Kazumi! I'm coming, my love! I'll save you from—

Panel 2

Kubota and two samurai storm through the door, causing the door to hit Daigo, who was standing by it, "WHACK!"
Kazumi: Kubota?!? What the hell are YOU doing here?
Kubota: Why, I come to render assistance, naturally.

Panel 3

Kubota: I heard the sounds of battle from my ship and have come to aid two of my fellow nobles in defending themselves from this mysterious and untraceable ninja attack.
Kubota: Sadly, it is well-known among the general public that I am not much of a swordsman, so no one will be surprised that my efforts were in vain.

Panel 4

Kubota: Naturally, I intend to sustain a serious (but not life-threatening) injury in my heroic—if ultimately futile—effort to defend you.
Kubota: Make sure it's not on my face incidentally.
Samurai #1: You got it boss.

Panel 5

Kazumi: Unnnh!
Samurai #1: Drop the swords, Fatty.
Samurai #2: Heh heh, "Fatty".
Kubota: My samurai will "drive away" the ninja, but not before the Kato bloodline is excised.

Panel 6

Daigo: First of all, my wife is a delicate flower who just happens to be with child.
Daigo: Second of all, stay the hell away from my family, Kubota, or you'll have to answer to me, Daigo Da—
Daigo closes the door, "SLAM!"

Panel 7

Therkla storms through the door into the room, causing the door to hit Daigo hard, "WHACK!"
Therkla: Daimyo Kubota, please, stop!

Panel 8

Samurai #2: Oh, hey, Therkla.
Kubota: Therkla, my dear. How deeply disappointing. I see that Qarr's assessment of your loyalty has sadly proven accurate.
Therkla: No, you don't understand, I just want—

Panel 9

Elan jumps through a Window, "KEEYSH!"
Elan: The jig is up, Kubota! Surrender now!

Panel 10

Therkla: Elan, I left the door open for you, you know.
Elan: Right, that's why I had to go around and find another way to crash dramatically into the scene.
Elan: Don't worry, you're new to this, it's an easy mistake to make.
Daigo: Why do I have glass in my face?

D&D Context Edit

  • Elan's Dashing Swordsman prestige class includes an immunity to broken glass in order to facilitate dramatic entrances.

Trivia Edit

  • Daigo reveals the second letter of his last name in this strip. Hinjo previously let slip the first letter in #501, after Daigo had decided to keep his surname a secret in #472.
  • This is the first appearance of Kubota's Samurai.

External Links Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.