A Seller's Market
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 574
Date published 13 July 2008
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Celia enters Greysky City, and naively assumes good motives on the part of the locals. She learns of Hieronymus Grubwiggler whom she assumes is a cleric.

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Panel 1

Celia arrives in Greysky with Roy's body in the cart. Nearby, someone is killed in an alley, a police officer is bribed, someone is threatened in another alley, and someone carries a dead body with a dagger in it openly through the streets. A storefront with a broken window has "CLOSED" scrawled across the front door.
Celia: I don't know what Haley was so worried about...there's hardly even anyone here!

Panel 2

Celia: Oooo! Excuse me!
Celia: I can't help but notice that you're dragging a human carcass down the middle of the main street.
Local: ...
Local: What's yer point?

Panel 3

Celia: Well, I'm a visitor to your fine city with a problem. My boyfriend died; I have his remains here in the cart.
Celia: I was just wondering if you could possibly let me know where you were taking your...uh...
Local: M'brother.
Celia: Your brother.

Panel 4

Local: Takin' 'im ta dat Grubwiggler guy.
Celia: Is that a ... cleric ... of some kind?
Local: Dunno. Maybe.

Panel 5

Local: But 'e dumps these here flyers all ov'r town. Figured ah'd solve mah problem an' get a little scratch fer m'trouble, know whud ahm sayin'?
Celia: "Scratch"?

Panel 6

The local hands Celia a flyer. It reads:

GUT CORPSE? (Any condition.)

Come to Hieronymus Grubwiggler's and watch your dead body problem get up and walk out of your life!
13 Darkmou...

Panel 7

Celia: Perfect!
Celia: Although it does say "Top dollar." I just hope he doesn't charge more than we have...
Celia: If you're headed there now, just lead the way and I'll follow.
Local: 'Mkay.

Panel 8

Celia: So, how long ago did your brother pass?
Local: Let's see...
Local: Well, ah found 'im tryin ta pick tha lock on mah shed around dusk, so...a few hours, ah reckon.

Panel 9

Celia: You—are you the one who stabbed him???
Local: Yup. That's why ah need ta get tha body ov'r ta Grubwiggler pronto. Mah wife said this won't work at all—
Celia: Oh my gods...

Panel 10

Celia (thinking): He's so wracked with guilt over what he did in the heat of the moment that he's bringing his brother for resurrection!
Local: —but if it does, ah'm thinkin' of bringin' her tomorrow night.

Trivia Edit

  • Grubwiggler's flyer is a parody of the famous "got milk?" ad campaign which began in 1993 on behalf of the California Milk Processor Board and promotes drinking milk.

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