Fandom

Order of the Stick Wiki

Welcome to the Arena

Redirected from 775

1,576pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Welcome to the Arena
Order of the Stick comic
OOTS0775
Comic no. 775
Date published 11 February 2011
Comic chronology
← Previous Next →
"Telling Lies" "A Sombering Oration"
Comic list
View the comic
View discussion

Elan's aesthetic sensibilities are mortally wounded by the arena pre-game show.

Cast Edit

Transcript Edit

Panel 1, Page 1

An aerial view of the gladiator arena.

Panel 2, Page 1

Haley: Now, Elan, remember that when your dad gets here, you need to pretend that he's NOT a totally loathesome[sic] villain.
Elan: Don't worry, Haley, I'll be fine.

Panel 3, Page 1

Elan: I know that sometimes, the hero has to play baccarat with the enemy, even though logically it would make more sense for them to just be trying to kill each other.
Elan: What I don't know is how to play baccarat.

Panel 4, Page 1

Elan: Though I would guess it involves riding on a rat's back...
Vaarsuvius: I apologize for my tardiness.
Haley: Did Durkon stay back at the palace with his new best friend?
Vaarsuvius: Indeed. He indicated that he wished to finalize his research, in the event that we depart presently.

Panel 5, Page 1

Polozius is glaring at Vaarsuvius.
Vaarsuvius: However, I am not certain as to why I should be required to supervise the feline.
Haley: Hey, you're the one who started hanging out with animals all of the sudden.
Vaarsuvius: ...My sanity demands that I not engage that statement.

Panel 1, Page 2

Elan: Look at what's going on down there. That's just... obscene.
Haley: Then don't watch, honey.
Elan: How can I not watch? It's right there!

Panel 2, Page 2

Elan: It's such a senseless waste of lives, all so they can pander to the basest urges of the audience.
Elan: No one is thinking about the impact on the people down in that arena, you know?
Elan: They'll never be the same after they're forced to participate in this, even if they DO make it out alive.

Panel 3, Page 2

Elan: Everyone involved should be crying tears of shame for the tragedy of it all.
Elan: This may be what passes for "entertainment" around here, but to me, it's nothing but an abomination.

Panel 4, Page 2

In the arena, a pop singer is performing with a troupe of dancers.

Panel 5, Page 2

Haley: ...Elan, that's just the pregame—
Elan: I know! As a bard, I find the choreography morally indefensible!

Trivia Edit

  • The airship in the first panel is of course a parody of the Goodyear Blimp.
  • Baccarat is a card game played in casinos.
  • This is the first appearance of Balcony Guard.

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.