|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||2 December 2015|
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Gontor sets a swarm of rats on the Mechane animals, and escapes with Vaarsuvius' teleportation orb.
- Mr. Scruffy ◀ ▶
- Blackwing ◀ ▶
- Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator (as lizard) ◀ ▶
- Gontor Hammerfell (as vampire and in gaseous form) ◀ ▶
- Little Whiskers ◀ ▶
- Mischief of Hel ▶
- Panel 1
Blackwing: Ugh, this is all that wolf-crying boy's fault, whoever he is.
Blackwing: Maybe I can squeeze under the door and—
- Panel 2
Rats begin pouring from under the door.
- Panel 3
Gontor: Ah, my friends have arrived!
Gontor: See, now this is a proper battle!
Blackwing: Rats?! I always assumed airships would be infested with pigeons!
- Panel 4
Little Whiskers stomps on several rats.
Little Whiskers: ROARRRRR!!
Gontor: No fair! I just went through the trouble to set up an even fight!
- Panel 5
Gontor: My high priest told me I wasn't supposed to drink the blood of any of the people onboard because it might give away his betrayal early...
Gontor: ...but you're not really a person, are you?
- Panel 6
Gontor begins drinking Little Whiskers' blood.
Little Whiskers: mrrraaaw!
- Panel 7
Blackwing: No! Not the fluffy tiger! He's too comfortable to die!!
- Panel 8
Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator bites Gontor's hand, "CHOMP!"
Gontor: How are your teeth so sharp?!?
- Panel 9
Gontor: Fine, whatever, I wasn't that thirsty anyway.
- Panel 10
Gontor picks up the teleportation orb.
Gontor: I hope the rats kill you all.
- Panel 11
Gontor enters mist form, exiting the ship.
- Panel 12
Blackwing: Hang in there, Little Whiskers! We'll save you!
- Panel 13
Blackwing is swarmed by the rats.
- Panel 14
Blackwing: Hang in there, me! You'll save you!
D&D Context Edit
- Here the results of Gontor's Children of the Night power which he invoked in the previous strip are made manifest.
- In the first panel, Blackwing refers to Aesop's fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf from the 6th century B.C.
- Bloodfeast's true form is as an allosaur, perhaps the reason for his sharp teeth.
- This is the first appearance of the mischief of rats, the Mischief of Hel. A mischief is the term for a group of rats.