|“And Your Souls for Free”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||13 July 2017|
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Hel and Thrym discuss her plans, and what life was like for her in World 1.0.
- Panel 1
Hel: You love me, don't you Garm? If I sent you to the Material Plane, you'd knock that nasty old ship out of the sky, yes, you would.
Thrym: Hey, that's a great idea! You could send all your death giants, too...
Thrym: ...and then we could be alone for a bit...
- Panel 2
Hel: No, that won't work. I can't be the one to break Odin's rules, not if I want the loopholes in those rules to carry me to victory.
Hel: This plan only works if I force our fellow gods to obey the letter of the law—or at least be the ones to break it first.
- Panel 3
Hel: Ugh, dwarves! Why are there always creepy little dwarf souls all over my chair?
Dwarf Soul #1: ...But...you ordered us to clean it...
Dwarf Soul #2: No, no! Shhhh!
- Panel 4
Hel: I know that!
Hel: I meant, "How did my eternal existence end up this way, with nothing to subsist on but dwarf souls?"
Dwarf Soul #1: Ahhhhh!
- Panel 5
Hel collapses into her chair, "WUMPF!"
Hel: In the last world, I didn't have to do anything. People all over the North used to praise my name every time they didn't die—even when it wasn't their time in the first place!
Hel: Now that I don't have clerics to spread my words, the mortals don't know enough to thank me!
- Panel 6
Thrym: It's just not fair that you don't get the worship that you never deserved anymore.
Hel: Exactly! Thank you!
- The title is a reference to the hit song Money for Nothing by Dire Straits from their 1985 album Brothers in Arms. The song spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and featured Sting singing backup. The refrain intones "get your money for nothing and your chicks for free".
- This is the second appearance of Garm, Hel's wolf. He first appeared in #946.