A Piece of His Mind
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 251
Date published 29 November 2005
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Roy gives Miko a piece of his mind, and the Order gets put into chains and shackles.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Miko: What—What did you say to me?
Roy: Oh, you rolled high enough on your Listen check to have heard me the first time, Miko.
Belkar: Do you think I have time to get popcorn??

Panel 2

Roy: I can't believe I was ever attracted to you. Thank the gods for Elan and his stupid belt, or I'd still be thinking with my Trouser Titan.
Haley: Oze ktpp ja asf—
Roy: Not the point!

Panel 3

Roy: You're not Good, at least not any definition of Good that I would want to follow.
Roy: You follow the letter of the alignment description while ignoring its intent. Sure, you fight Evil, but when was the last time you showed a "concern for the dignity of sentient beings"?

Panel 4

Roy: You're just a mean socially inept bully who hides behind a badge and her holier-than-thou morality as excuses to treat other people like crap.
Haley: Afw xzpd dtod dsf kyjfd!

Panel 5

Miko: You have no right to speak to me this way! I am a samurai!
Roy: I have every right! I'm not part of your little feudal deal there, I'm a free man.

Panel 6

Roy: We're free to choose our own alignment, and we don't have to answer to you just because you'll lose class features if we don't.
Roy: What kind of stupid class relies on other peoples' behavior to keep its powers, anyway??

Panel 7

Roy: I gave you every chance to do this peacefully. I even defended you to my friends here, for which you gave me nothing but grief.
Roy: I'm pretty sure I speak for everyone when I say, "We're done." We're done following you to your mystery master.
Durkon: But Thor's will...

Panel 8

Roy: So that's it, Miko Miyazaki. End of the line. If you want to bring us before your liege, you're going to have to drag us there in chains.
Haley: Ofts!
Elan: You tell her, Roy!
Vaarsuvius: Indeed!
Belkar: I'd like to see her try!

Panel 9

Miko is dragging the Order behind her in chains, with the exception of Durkon, who remains unbound, mounted on his pony.
Roy: Stupid railroad plot.

D&D ContextEdit

  • Listen Skill Checks are made to determine when a character can hear (usually distant) things.
  • Roy's rant begins by attacking the way that some players are known to play Good characters in addition to being a tell-off to Miko.
  • The Paladin loses its god-given abilities if they allow enough Evil in their presence to exist.
  • "Railroading" is a role-playing term, which refers to occasions where the DM forces the group to take a certain path in their adventure. The term comes from the idea that there is only one track the PCs can take when they are being railroaded.

Trivia Edit

  • The translation of Haley's lines is:
    • Panel 2: You call it the—
    • Panel 4: Ten gold says she cries!
    • Panel 8: Yeah!
  • Rich describes the fight that occurred between the eighth and ninth panels here. Note the sundered bowstring in the final panel.
  • In the second panel, Roy makes the same response to Haley about calling his genitals his "Trouser Titan" as he did to Elan in #234, despite the fact that he currently does not understand Haley's speech.

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