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Bump in the Road
Order of the Stick comic
OOTS1067
Comic no. 1067
Date published 9 March 2017
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Roy takes out one of the giants, but Andi's bad decision making causes him to fumble the Greenhilt Sword overboard.

Cast Edit

Transcript Edit

Panel 1, Page 1

On the quarterdeck
Andi: See, and what you've never understood was that—
Mateo: I don't want to repeat myself too much, but I need pretty much constant guidance on where to go at this point.
Andi: Hmmm. Yeah, OK, fine.

Panel 2, Page 1

Andi: Let's see...
Andi: There! Between those two mountains, I think I see plains in the distance. Head that way.
Mateo: Andi, that ridge is too high. We'd need to rise in order to clear it.

Panel 3, Page 1

Andi: No, it'll be fine. We'll make it.

Panel 4, Page 1

On the main deck
Giant: Grrr!
She swings with her axe and misses, "WOOSH!"
Roy: You know, I appreciate this grunting-only thing you've got going.
Roy: It really cuts down on the need to think up witty comments during battle.

Panel 5, Page 1

Roy: I can just concentrate—

Panel 6, Page 1

Roy: ...on this!
Roy runs the giant through with a "SHTUNK!", killing him.

Panel 7, Page 1

On the quarterdeck
Kwesi: We can't rise because we're busy sinking! We've lost way to much lift gas!
Andi: That's fine because we don't need to rise because we have plenty of room.

Panel 8, Page 1

Mateo: Andi, we are not flying high enough to—
Andi: Will you stop it? I'm captain and I say we can make it.
Bandana: Good gods, Andi—overruling your crew's ideas is not the same as overruling their facts!

Panel 9, Page 1

On the main deck
Giantess: You wretched little flea!!
Roy: How do you even know what a flea is? There's no way your eyes can focus on something that small.

Panel 1, Page 2

Giantess: You may have killed my brother-in-arms, but you'll find I'm made of stronger stuff.
Roy parries her strike, "CLANG!"
Roy: Yep, I know. I could tell right away.

Panel 2, Page 2

Roy: That's why I saved a little something new just for you.

Panel 3, Page 2

Roy and his sword are wreathed in green flames, "FWOOOSH!"

Panel 4, Page 2

On the quarterdeck
Mateo: BRACE FOR IMPACT!

Panel 5, Page 2

On the main deck
Roy: What?

Panel 6, Page 2

The Mechane strikes the ridge top, "SCHLURRRRRSH!"

Panel 7, Page 2

Roy and the giantess are knocked off their feet. Roy loses hold of Greenhilt.

Panel 8, Page 2

The sword bounces around, striking the rail twice, "BONK! BONK!"
Roy: No no no!

Panel 9, Page 2

Roy: NO!

Panel 10, Page 2

The sword falls overboard to the mountain below.

Panel 11, Page 2

Roy stands agape in shock.

Panel 12, Page 2

The giantess strikes Roy from behind with her axe, driving him into the rail, "KRACKK!"

D&D Context Edit

  • This is the first time Roy has consciously controlled a Legacy ability of the Greenhilt Sword, showing that his practice with Wrecan's book has helped. It likely indicates that Roy has the Least Legacy feat from the 2005 D&D 3.5 supplement, Weapons of Legacy, if not the more powerful Lesser Legacy feat as well.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the latest appearance of several of the crew of the Mechane to date:
    • Bandana Secundus has appeared in forty-nine strips, starting in #931.
    • Andromeda (aka Andi), has appeared in twenty-two strips, first appearing in #935.
    • Kwesi first appeared in #990. This is her fifteenth strip.
    • Mateo, the helmsman, first appeared in #949, and makes his eleventh appearance in this strip.

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