Also, At Lower Altitude
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Comic no. 686
Date published 19 October 2009
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Roy rescues some captives and demonstrates that he has learned his lesson about fighting atop moving monsters.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Haley: Roy, they're retreating!
Elan: Hooray! We won!
Roy: Not yet. Look!

Panel 2

Slaves: HELP!
Slaves: HELP!!

Panel 3

Roy: Haley?
Haley: I don't think so. I might hit the prisoners, and I don't think one round of arrows will stop a bug that big anyway.
Elan: They're going under the sand.
Roy: I'm on it then.

Panel 4

Haley: Roy, don't! We'll track down their hive later!
Haley: Roy!
Haley: ROY!

Panel 5

Roy jumps on the bug

Panel 6

Roy cuts the net loose, "shTHUNK!"

Panel 7

Bug stabs Roy, "splortch!"

Panel 8

Roy falls in the sand

Panel 9

Roy rolls further.

Panel 10

Roy uncomfortably comes to an halt.

Panel 11

Haley: Geez, Roy, what the heck is wrong with you? Are you trying to get yourself killed again?
Haley: Didn't you learn anything about jumping onto the back of moving monsters?
Roy: Sure, I did.

Panel 12

Roy: I learned to do it where the ground is softer!

D&D Context Edit

  • Falling damage is 1d6 per 10 feet. There is no distinction given in the rules for landing on softer surfaces, except water. So clearly lower altitude is the bigger driver.

Trivia Edit

  • Haley in panel 11, and the title, of course refer to Roy jumping on Xykon's Zombie Dragon in #430, Rematch.
  • This is the first appearance of the Camel Drover's Son, the small child who is among the captives Roy rescued.

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