|“A Familiar Face”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||18 January 2006|
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Celia explains how she became a lawyer.
- Panel 1
Roy: Celia?? But why—? How did you get here?
Celia: I flew. These wings aren't just for show, you know.
- Panel 2
Elan: I can't believe it!
Elan: You're our lawyer?
- Panel 3
Elan: But I thought you put your career on hold to spend more time with your family and your boyfriend.
Celia: Yeah, well, that didn't work out so hot.
- Panel 4
Celia: After I dropped your brother and the half-orc off in prison, I decided to fly right to my boyfriend's house to surprise him. I thought it would be romantic.
Celia: Of course, I was the one who got surprised when I walked in on that jerk "slipping the wood" to some dryad hussy.
- Panel 5
Flashback to Celia walking in on her boyfriend handing a potted plant to a dryad.
Celia: Brad! How COULD you??
Brad: Baby, it's not what it looks like!
- Panel 6
Durkon: Aye, them leafy wankers have broken many homes.
Celia: So I moved back in with Mom and Dad, and when I couldn't stand them for one more minute, I decided to go back to school.
- Panel 7
Celia: I've been studying law ever since.
Celia: So when I heard the call, I knew that I owed you guys for saving me from the the Linear Guild. So I'm here to defend you.
- Panel 8
Roy: Well, I for one am thrilled to see you! This may be the first thing to go right in this whole trial.
Celia: It's good to see you guys too. I was worried you were inside the castle when it blew up.
- Panel 9
Roy: I actually feel kinda bad that your first big case is going to be such a failure.
Celia: Actually, you guys have a far better case than you might realize.
- Panel 10
Celia: You're basically all decent heroic adventurers.
Celia: As I see it, you were in the dungeon to defeat an evil usurper, and just got a little carried away with making sure his plans were stopped.
- Panel 11
Celia: Plus, the best part is that it looks like you managed to ditch that obnoxious halfling before you got arrested.
Celia: Could you imagine this trial if we had THAT albatross around our neck! Ha! Talk about your unsympathetic defendants! No, you guys really did yourselves a favor losing him.
- Panel 12
Elan: Oooooo, awkward.
D&D Context Edit
- Dryads are woodland spirits in D&D and in Greek myth. They look like elves with skin like fine bark or wood and they live in trees to which they are mystically bound.
- The translation of Haley's line is:
- Panel 2: Fantastic!
- This is the only appearance of Brad, Celia's ex-boyfriend.
- Durkon's reaction to the dryad is in keeping with the dwarven racial hatred of trees, established in #150, A Comic as Lovely as a Tree.