|“Spell It Out”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||24 April 2014|
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Vaarsuvius comes to the rescue to put out the fire on the burning Mechane.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Mr. Scruffy ◀ ▶
- Blackwing ◀ ▶
- Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator (as lizard) ◀ ▶
- Mechane Crewman with Eyepatch and Beard ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Below deck, Vaarsuvius works on an arcane scroll.
Vaarsuvius: How can you be airsick? You are an avian!
Blackwing: Hey, I fly under my own power!
Vaarsuvius: I fail to see what difference that should make.
- Panel 2
Blackwing: Tell you what: Instead of walking everywhere, how about you sit in a bathtub tied to a boulder, and then we give it a push down a hill?
Blackwing: And then we'll see how settled your stomach stays.
- Panel 3
Up on deck
Haley: We need you up here, please!
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: Promise not to vomit on my scroll.
Blackwing: Let's not sully our relationship with cheap lies.
- Panel 5
Haley: V, the engine's on fire!
Elan: And it's not supposed to be!
Vaarsuvius: Thank you, Elan, for that key situational context.
- Panel 6
Vaarsuvius: The rain itself is clearly not up to the task of extinguishing the flame.
Haley: I had some luck using my ice arrows.
Vaarsuvius: Has the area been evacuated?
- Panel 7
Vaarsuvius: Then stand back.
Vaarsuvius: Cone of Cold.
- Panel 8
The Cone of Cold blasts the stern of the Mechane, "FWOOOSH!" A bumper sticker on the back of the airship reads "MY OTHER AIRSHIP IS A CARPET".
- Panel 9
Beat. A single piece of wood burns near V on the deck.
- Panel 10
V turns and descends the steps from the quarterdeck.
- Panel 11
V extinguishes the burning splinter without looking.
Vaarsuvius: Ray of Frost.
- Panel 12
Vaarsuvius continues down the companionway.
D&D Context Edit
- Cone of Cold is a 5th level spell which creats an area of extreme cold extending out in a cone 60 feet from the casters hand.
- Ray of Frost is a cantrip (0th level) which projects a ray of freezing air from the caster's finger. As a cantrip, V can cast this spell at will.