|“A Matter of Perspective”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|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.
- The Order of the Stick
- Panel 1
Roy: Given that the one of us with the best Search skill is indisposed at the moment—
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.
- As the title suggests, the artist plays with the size of the quest item through wikipedia:Perspective_(graphical)