Breaking and Entering
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 452
Date published 15 May 2007
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Morale at the breach waivers as the full weight of Xykon's army descends on Azure City.

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Panel 1, Page 1

Near the breach, an Azurite soldier kills a ghoul with his katana.
Soldier #1: That’s the last ghoul, I think.
Soldier #2: The hobbos are breaking off on the southern end of the city, we should have reinforcements in less than ten minutes!
Female Soldier #1: Then we did it! Ha ha! We held the breach!
Soldier #3: Quick, someone get up there and check on the enemy.

Panel 2, Page 1

Soldier #4: Uh, guys… I think you should come see this…

Panel 3, Page 1

Soldier #4: That’s the whole army. Soldier #1: Are they running at us?
Vaarsuvius: It would appear so.
Soldier #5: SCREW THAT!

Panel 4, Page 1

A soldier with a halberd jumps off the wall.
Soldier #1: What?
Soldier #5: You heard me. I quit. I’m not dying so Shojo’s nephew can play the heroic knight who goes down fighting the good fight.

Panel 5, Page 1

Female Soldier #2: You know, he’s right. I watched my brother and best friend get eaten by ghouls today—And my best friend’s fiancé cut in two by a hobgoblin.
Female Soldier #2: I’m done. I’m getting out of here while I still can.

Panel 6, Page 1

Soldier #2: Yeah, why should I die for a city where the nobles can just relax on their giant yachts while the common people fight for them?
Soldier #6: Never would have happened if Shojo was around, I tell you that.
Soldier #7: Yeah, he might have been a nut, but he kept things running.

Panel 7, Page 1

Soldier #4: What are you doing??
Soldier #4: We have to defend our homeland!

Panel 8, Page 1

Female Soldier #3: We have to defend ourselves* too, and right now, that means being anywhere else.

Panel 9, Page 1

Soldier #8: Let’s get the hell out of here!
Soldier #2: I know some caves we can hide in.
Soldier #9: I heard there are still some boats at the docks.
Soldier #6: Wait up!
Soldier #10: You cowards! Deserters!!
Soldier #3: Get back here and honor your ancestors!

Panel 10, Page 1

Soldier #1: What about you, wizard?
Vaarsuvius: I have expended most of my magic. I have no potions or scrolls left, and but a single spell remaining.

Panel 1, Page 2

Soldier #1: You’re an elf, right? Pick up a bow and get ready, then.
Vaarsuvius: There is a vast gulf between being proficient in a weapon and being good with a weapon.

Panel 2, Page 2

Vaarsuvius: There is nothing more I can do.
Soldier #1: What spell do you have left, anyway?
Vaarsuvius: Invisibility.
Soldier #1: Hmm… We could use that to maybe—

Panel 3, Page 2

Vaarsuvius has disappeared.
Soldier #1: Oh. {{panel|4|2}] Vaarsuvius (invisible): I am sorry
Soldier #1: Yeah.

Panel 5, Page 2

The sounds of the coming army begin to shake the ground. "rumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerum"
Soldier #1: OK, then! All the rest of us who are too dumb to run, let’s show these orange bastards what it means to be an Azurite!
Solider #4: YEAH!
Female Soldier #1 : HELL YEAH!

Panel 6, Page 2

The sounds grow louder, "rumblerumblerumble"...

Panel 7, Page 2

...and still louder, "blerumblerumblerumble"
Soldier #1: Holy—

Panel 8, Page 2

The thunder of the oncoming horde is deafening, "rumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumblerumble"

D&D Context Edit

  • Invisibility is a 2nd level spell which allows the caster to become invisible for 1 min/level, but they cannot attack while invisible.

Trivia Edit

  • Chronologically, Vaarsuvius' next appearance is in the flashback of Comic #623, "Running Away". By publication V's next appearance is Comic #478, "On Usefulness".
  • V is haunted by this decision for quite some time after the battle.

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