|“Through the Wormhole(s)”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||22 October 2013|
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The Order of the Stick battles elements of the Vector Legion, with each team riding a dinosaur. The Laurin allows Tarquin's triceratops to wormhole in front of the Order at every turn, eventually impaling Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator (who is named in this strip), causing it to return to its true form.
- The Order of the Stick
- Mr. Scruffy ◀ ▶
- Blackwing ◀ ▶
- The Vector Legion
- Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator (also as lizard) ◀ ▶
- Tarquin's Triceratops ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Roy: Damn it! Fine, if running's futile, we stand and fight. Belkar, take us—
Vaarsuvius: No, Sir Greenhilt—please trust me when I recommend that we keep our distance as long as possible.
Vaarsuvius: If they had any spells capable of stopping us outright from long range, they would have already employed them.
- Panel 2
Belkar: So where are we—
Roy: You heard the elf. Run!
- Panel 3
Bloodfeast, carrying the party, runs while Vaarsuvius and Blackwing fly above.
- Panel 4
A wormhole opens up in front of them, Bloodfeast rears up to avoid the triceratops' horn
- Panel 5
Bloodfeast turns to run as the Vector Legion comes through the wormhole. Vaarsuvius hits them with a Lightning Bolt. (No spoken casting.)
- Panel 6
A blue dotted line traces Bloodfeast's zig-zag path through the desert. At three points along the way, wormholes have opened up causing it to turn and run in a new direction.
- Panel 7
Bloodfeast is unable to turn away as Tarquin's triceratops charges through a wormhole, goring Bloodfeast with its three horns. Haley is thrown from its back.
- Panel 8
Laurin Shattersmith: This close enough for you?
Miron Shewdanker: It'll do.
Miron: Baleful Polymorph.
- Panel 9
Bloodfeast changes from a huge allosaur into a tiny lizard; with the dinosaur no longer under them, the rest of the party falls to the ground.
- Panel 10
Belkar: No! Not you, Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator!
Haley: You named the dinosaur—?
Belkar: NOT REALLY THE POINT!
D&D Context Edit
- Lightning Bolt is a 3rd level spell that does 1d6/level damage, up to a maximum of 10d6 (which V reaches).
- Baleful Polymorph is a 5th level spell that allows the caster to turn a creature into a small creature with 1 HD or less. The effect is permanent, until dispelled.
- Wormhole is a AD&D 2nd Edition Psionicist power, which creates wormholes or portals that connect two distant points in space.