A Matter of Perspective
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 188
Date published 1 June 2005
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At last, the quest has come to an end, and Roy is not happy with the outcome.

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Panel 1

Roy: Given that the one of us with the best Search skill is indisposed at the moment—
Haley: Wheeeee!!
Roy: —has anyone found the starmetal yet?

Panel 2

Vaarsuvius: I believe so.
Vaarsuvius: Draconic runes on the south wall behind you indicate that the starmetal was brought to this cave by a dragon—though I do not believe it is the dragon I just defeated.

Panel 3

Belkar: You just have to slip that "I defeated" in there... pompous jackass.
Roy: A different dragon? What makes you say that?
Vaarsuvius: The starmetal was apparently enshrined here well over a century ago, while this dragon was only a Young Adult.

Panel 4

Roy: Why do you think it was a Young Adult?
Durkon: We found these stash'd under his hoard.

Panel 5

Durkon holds up "Playdrake" and "Big Tailz" magazines and a bottle of lotion. The Playdrake issue reads, "Miss October bares it all".

Panel 6

Roy: I dream of the day when I will learn to stop asking questions to which I will regret learning the answers.
Vaarsuvius: At any rate, the original dragon enshrined the entire meteor that fell through the atmosphere there, through that tunnel behind you.

Panel 7

Roy: At last! This stupid side quest is nearly at an end!

Panel 8

Roy enters the starmetal chamber. He walks towards the starmetal meteor, which is apparently much larger than him.

Panel 9

Roy continues walking towards the starmetal, growing in size relative to the meteor due to the panel's perspective.

Panel 10

Roy continues walking towards the starmetal. He is apparently twice the size of the meteor.

Panel 11

Roy's foot rests next to the starmetal meteor, which is apparently smaller than his boot.

Panel 12

Roy picks up the starmetal, which is small enough to fit in the palm of his hand.
Roy: Typical, really.

D&D Context Edit

  • Draconic is the language of Dragons in D&D.
  • "Young Adult" is one of the age categories for dragons.

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