|“A Tale of Two Paladins”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||9 January 2006|
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Hinjo and Miko escort the Order to Shojo.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf (as a blood painting) ◀ ▶
- Miko Miyazaki (also as a blood painting) ◀ ▶
- Hinjo ▶
- Panel 1
Hinjo: —and so he said, "Rectum? I darn near KILLED 'im!"
Hinjo: And that's the story of how I became a paladin.
Roy: That's hilarious.
Miko: Hinjo! Stop fraternizing with the prisoners! They are filthy honorless criminals and are beneath you.
- Panel 2
Hinjo (whispering): Uh oh, we better be quiet or the teacher here is gonna keep us after school.
Roy (whispering): What, so you, a fellow paladin of the Sapphire Guard, don't like Miko either??
- Panel 3
Hinjo (whispering): Let's just say there's a reason Miko gets picked for long missions. In foreign countries. Which keep her away from home for months at a time.
- Panel 4
Hinjo (whispering): What, you didn't think all paladins were like her, did you?
Miko: Your foul little henchman is in here.
- Panel 5
They see that Belkar has escaped.
Roy: Oh, this doesn't bode well.
Miko: By the Twelve Gods! He has escaped!
- Panel 6
Miko: Hinjo, take the rest of the guards and escort the prisoners directly to Lord Shojo's audience chamber.
Hinjo: Yes, ma'am.
- Panel 7
Miko: Do NOT tell them any more amusing anecdotes along the way.
Hinjo: Sigh. Yes, ma'am.
- Panel 8
Miko: I am going to track down that halfling personally.
Hinjo: Do you really think you'll be able to find him, Miko.
- Panel 9
"Come & Get Me Miko!", "This Way", and large arrows are written on the wall in the dead guard's blood, along with a depiction of Belkar stabbing Miko.
- This is the first appearance of Hinjo, Lord Shojo's nephew and heir.
- The title could be a play on the Charles Dickens classic, A Tale of Two Cities, or considering the gore, perhaps on the English title of the 2003 South Korean horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters.