|“The Last Laugh”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||15 March 2012|
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With the success of any subsequent Resurrection spells in doubt, Roy and Durkon instead opt to use Speak with Dead to gather information from the fallen Draketeeth. The response to questioning is scatalogical.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield ◀ ▶
- Members of the Draketooth Family:
- Panel 1
Durkon: I've enuff diamond dust fer one more Resurrection, lad. Who should we pick?
Roy's Angels: *Sigh* None of them.
Roy: I don't know if Haley's theory is right, but we can't risk wasting our resources on a crap shoot.
- Panel 2
Roy: If we manage to secure the Gate, maybe we can raise some of them later.
Roy: What we really need now is to figure out where the Gate actually IS.
Elan: Huh? Isn't it in this pyramid?
Roy: Maybe. Maybe not. We don't know for sure.
Haley: It would make a certain sort of sense to build a huge dungeon just to kill anyone who got past them—then hide the Gate elsewhere.
- Panel 3
Roy: It's also possible that they wouldn't have expected anyone to have the run of their quarters like this, though.
Haley: I'll keep searching that study room and see if I can turn anything up.
- Panel 4
Durkon: Lad...thar be one other thing we can try...but...it's a bit off.
Roy: "Off"? Like, evil or something?
Durkon: Nay, nay, just...rude. I haf the Speak Wit Dead spell prepared. I could cast it ta ask one o' tha bodies a few questions.
- Panel 5
Roy: Good thinking, Durkon. I guess my main question is, can the corpse lie?
Durkon: Nay, na as such. They do tend ta be a bit cryptic, tho.
Roy: Let's try it then. We can apologize for the inconvenience after the world is saved.
- Panel 6
Durkon: Speak Wit Dead!
Draketooth Comedian: ...
Durkon: Ye can go ahead an' ask 'im.
- Panel 7
Roy: Where is Girard's Gate?
Draketooth Comedian: In the...
Draketooth Comedian: ...desert...
Durkon: See? It's tha daft Oracle all o'er agin.
- Panel 8
Roy: Where in Windy Canyon is Girard's Gate?
Draketooth Comedian: Around...
Draketooth Comedian: ...the rift.
- Panel 9
Roy: OK, then, where is Girard's Rift?
Draketooth Comedian: It lay...
Draketooth Comedian: ...between...
- Panel 10
Draketooth Comedian: ...Girard's...
- Panel 11
Draketooth Comedian: ...buttcheeks.
- Panel 12
Elan: The tragic loss to the field of ass comedy diminishes us all.
D&D Context Edit
- Speak with Dead is a 3rd level spell which allows the caster to pose up to one question per two caster levels to a corpse and have the dead respond.