|“A Lesson in Leadership”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||17 March 2005|
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Haley finds out that Belkar can be a little uncontrollable.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- Light Guard Bandit ◀ ▶
- Dark Guard Bandit ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Haley: Wow, this camp is pretty well guarded. I don't know how we'll get in.
- Panel 2
Belkar: What we need is a distraction. Why don't I knock this torch over and set one of the tents on fire.
Haley: I don't think so, Belkar.
- Panel 3
Haley: V, are you still invisible?
Vaarsuvius (invisible): Can you see me?
Vaarsuvius (invisible): Then I suppose that answers your question.
- Panel 4
Haley: V, try to walk by those guards. See if they notice you at all.
Vaarsuvius (invisible): As you command.
- Panel 5
Belkar: What would really help is a distraction. Let's set a tent on fire.
Haley: No, Belkar.
- Panel 6
Vaarsuvius (invisible): I have returned.
Vaarsuvius (invisible): They seemed to be incapable of discerning my invisible form.
Haley: Perfect. Then here's the plan—
Belkar: Set a tent on fire?
- Panel 7
Haley: NO! For the last time, Belkar, we are NOT setting a tent on fire! We're trying to sneak in without letting them know anything is wrong, so no, no, NO fires!
- Panel 8
Belkar holds a torch.
- Panel 9
Belkar sets a tent on fire.
Belkar: Screw it.
- Panel 10
The tent goes up in flames, and the smoke outlines Vaarsuvius' invisible form.
Bandit (off-panel): Look! Intruders!
- Panel 11
Vaarsuvius, Haley, and Belkar flee amidst a hail of arrows.
Haley: Don't worry about outrunning the bandits—worry about outrunning ME!
Belkar: See, now, if you'd shown me that sort of discipline a minute ago, we wouldn't be in this situation!
D&D Context Edit
- V most likely used the 2nd level Invisibility spell to become invisible.