|“A Is Always A”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||20 July 2005|
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Durkon has to convince Haley to go along with the plan.
- Panel 1
Haley: I can't believe this! Now we're "The Order of the Stick, as fearlessly led by Roy's pants".
Durkon: Haley, lass, wait up.
Durkon: Ye know Roy wouldn't be goin' along with this if he dinnae think it was the right thing. An' so do I.
- Panel 2
Haley: Yeah? Well I don't. Not that anyone around here respects my opinions or anything.
Haley: "Gosh, Haley, I think you're just being paranoid about these fine Linear Guild folks." Anyone else remember that?
Haley: Letting myself get arrested would be just about the dumbest thing I could possibly do right now.
- Panel 3
Haley: Tell you what, Durkon. You think I should go, then put your money where your mouth is. I'll make you this bet:
Haley: I'll give you 3 chances to give me one good reason—just one!—to not sneak off in the middle of the night with my cut of the loot. Do it, and I'll stay. Fail, and I take half YOUR cut with me when I leave.
- Panel 4
Durkon: I'll take tha bet. Here's me first reason:
Haley: Please. Do you really think I couldn't get him to come with me if I tried my hardest? He's a bard, he can't BE Lawful.
- Panel 5
Durkon: OK, then, me second chance: What aboot tha treasure?
Haley: What "aboot" it?
Durkon: Ye can't dump even a sixth of tha much gold inta a small town like the one we were at before.
- Panel 6
Durkon: Ya need ta get ta a city. Ye even said ye were savin' yer cash fer tha city after tha dungeon. An' here this lass wants to escort us all ta some big city in tha south.
- Panel 7
Haley: First, spending the cash isn't my only priority. I have... other bills that need paying.
Haley: Second, there are a lot of cities in the world.
- Panel 8
Durkon: Aye but all o' them be a fair hike away. Thar's travel expenses; feed fer tha horses, room an' board, meals.
Durkon: As long as we're her "prisoners", she's got a duty ta pay for all o' those expenses. It'll be like getting a free trip.
- Panel 9
Haley: Have you looked at the carts?? We have like a million gold pieces there! A trip to the nearest big city might cost like 1000 gp, tops, if I stayed in a good inn every night. I can totally afford it!
Haley: Once[sic] chance left, D, better make it a good one.
- Panel 10
- Panel 11
Haley looks at Durkon sternly.
- Panel 12
- Panel 13
Haley struggles to resist.
- Panel 14
Haley: Darn you!
- Bards cannot be lawfully aligned.
- In the web version of the comic, Haley's first "one" of her second to last line is misspelled "once".