|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||21 April 2012|
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Impersonating Thog, Tarquin engages in solo combat with the Order of the Stick. When they hesitate, he goads them into melee.
- The Order of the Stick
- Tarquin ◀ ▶ (as Thog ◀ ▶)
- Soul Muncher ◀ ▶
- Tarquin's Pteranodon ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Atop the pyramid, the party is being blasted by the sand storm evoked by Malack's Control Wind spell.
Durkon: Dispell Magic!
Elan: Owww! Roy, the wind is sharp!
Belkar: That idiot elf is probably taking a nap while we get out faces sandblasted.
Roy: Elves don't sleep, Belkar. Keep pushing.
- Panel 2
Roy: Hey, I think it's calming—
Haley: Roy! Look out!
- Panel 3
Tarquin leaps off his pteranadon and smites Roy with Soul Muncher with a mighty "WONK!"
- Panel 4
Tarquin: THOG READY TO FIGHT!!
Roy: Oh come on! I just HAD this battle!
Elan: With the big panels and everything!
Belkar: Must be summer rerun season already.
- Panel 5
Tarquin: nale rescue thog. nale steal new stuff from nale's daddy.
Tarquin: dark elfy made armor purple 'cause thog like purple.
Tarquin: WANT REMATCH WITH TALKY MAN!!!
- Panel 6
Elan: You know, he insisted on purple when we were robbing that clothing store, too.
Durkon: Aye, I can see an illusion on 'is armor...
Roy: OK, I do not care about thog's new fashions!
Roy: Thought I do like not having to look at his face...
- Panel 7
Elan: Don't worry, Roy. You beat Thog all by yourself, and now you have us to help!
Belkar: Yeah, even with Elan here, that's got to be a net positive!
Haley: We should hurry, before the rest of his team lands.
Roy: Take him down, Order of the Stick. Hard.
- Panel 8
The party advances on Tarquin.
D&D Context Edit
- Tarquin came up with the excuse about Thog liking purple to explain the glamoured armor that Durkon could sense with his True Seeing.
- Dispel Magic is 3rd level spell which can cancel magical effects, though the chance of success depends on the relative strength of the casters.
- The title refers to Thog calling Elan "not-nale" in #387.