Aw, Rats!
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 1014
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.

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Transcript Edit

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.
Blackwing: Ahhhhh!

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: Loophole!
Gontor begins drinking Little Whiskers' blood.
Gontor: Hahahaha!
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: Owww!
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.
Blackwing: Gaah!

Panel 14

Blackwing: Hang in there, me! You'll save you!
Blackwing: Ow!
Blackwing: OW!

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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

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