|“Brother Against Brother”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||29 April 2004|
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- Panel 1
Haley aims an arrow at Sabine whilst Nale drops in to swordfight Elan.
Nale: Awww, look, how cute Elan looks holding a sword just like a big boy.
Elan: C'mon Nale! Roll initiative! We're gonna fight!
- Panel 2
Nale: Very well, but I'm reasonably certain I already killed you once today. I'd hate for things to get repetitive.
- Panel 3
Elan: Why did you stab me, Nale? I'm your brother! Why??
Nale: Why not?
- Panel 4
Nale: I gave you a chance to join me. But you'd rather stay with these fools?
Nale: Well, I can't very allow you to continue breathing after an insult like that, now, can I?
- Panel 5
Nale moves up close to Elan.
Nale: Because no one denies me, Elan. Not father, not you, no one.
- Panel 6
Elan sticks his tongue out at Nale and raspberries/Bronx-cheers with a "thppbbt" in his face.
- Panel 7
Elan backs further away while Nale wipes his face with his eyes closed.
- Panel 8
Elan tumbles and cart-wheels past Nale whose eyes are still closed.
- Panel 9
Elan (singing): ♪♪Deny the psychopathic egomaniac!♪
Elan jabs at Nale's back, his rapier bending like a fencing épée or foil with a "touché!"
- Panel 10
Nale faces Elan.
Nale: Looking to make this sporting then? Good. I was afraid I wouldn't be getting any XP for killing you:
Elan (singing): ♪Shut, shut, shut, shut your mouth and fight!♪
D&D Context Edit
- At the beginning of battle, players roll a 20-sided dice, known as "rolling initiative," to determine the order that characters take their turn in.
- Like in many RPGs, killing something too far below your level will not net you any experience.