|“Hole in the Middle”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||14 July 2013|
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The aftermath of the explosion of Girard's Pyramid.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Mr. Scruffy ◀ ▶
- Team Evil
- Girard Draketooth (as statue) ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
There's a huge crater where the pyramid once stood, with a rift in the middle of it
- Panel 2
The remnants of Girard's sarcophagus drop to the ground, "FWWNK!"
- Panel 3
Girard's sarcophagus opens, "wrrrrrrshtcht!"
Unknown voice: Unnnhhh....
- Panel 4
The OotS get out of the tomb, with some scratches.
Roy: Is everyone OK?
Haley: Yeah... I think so.
Elan: Belkar kicked me in the face by accident.
Belkar: Sorry about that. I thought you were Roy.
- Panel 5
The party walks to the Rift.
Haley: Look, Roy—the Rift.
Elan: Mass Cure Light Wounds!
Roy: At least is not as big as Azure City's.
Roy: Hold on... What is that?
- Panel 6
They look into the Rift.
Roy: Is that... an ocean??
Haley: I don't understand.
Elan: Maybe the Snarl is aquatic?
Belkar: Maybe someone's been yanking everyone's chain?
- Panel 7
Roy: OK, well... I don't know what this means, but let's not get too close.
Roy:In fact, let's get out of here while we still—
- Panel 8
A Disintegrate ray hits Roy in the face, "zzzottt!" The rest look surprised.
- Panel 9
Redcloak looks all scratched up and angry, Xykon is floating, missing his legs, MitD's umbrella looks all battered.
Redcloak: Greenhilt. Of course it would be Greenhilt.
Xykon: Hey, anyone seen my pelvis?
MitD: Left or right?
Xykon: Never mind.
Two Demon Cockroaches are seeing coming out of a little refrigerator. One of them is wearing a Fedora and a tiny whip is next to the fridge.
D&D Context Edit
- Disintegrate is a 7th level spell for clerics of the Destruction Domain. It deals 2d6/level damage, with a Fortitude save to take only 5d6 damage. Redcloak is capable of casting 9th level spells, so he must be at least 17th level, making the possible damage 34d6.
- The way The Order escaped the explosion and the Demon Cockroaches in the last panel is a homage to the "nuke the fridge" scene from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull where in order to escape from an atomic bomb test, Indiana Jones takes shelter in a lead-lined refrigerator that protects him from the blast.