Catching Up with Family
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 925
Date published 21 October 2013
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Battle is joined between the Order of the Stick and the Vector Legion.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Belkar: Crap! Evil Father Patrol dead ahead!

Panel 2

Elan: Oh no! I should've known my dad wouldn't bring along such a cool mount without using it!
Roy: Belkar, break left!

Panel 3

Vaarsuvius: Hold Monster.

Panel 4

Miron: Greater Dispel Magic.

Panel 5

Haley: Hey Miron, sorry I can't pay that ransom—I spent all my money on arrows!
Haley: Want some?
Haley fires a rapid barrage of arrows, "fft! fft! fft! fft! fft!"

Panel 6

Tarquin catches a pair of arrows, "snatch! snatch!". One bounces off of Miron's shield, "dink!", but two strike him, "thunk! thunk!"

Panel 7

Psionic energy crackles around Laurin's head...

Panel 8

...sending out a beam that hit's Haley.
Haley: Nnnngggh!!

Panel 9

Elan: Haley!
Roy: V's got her, Elan.

Panel 10

Roy: Belkar, don't let up. I think we're pulling away.
Belkar: No way is some lame ass herbivore gonna catch—

Panel 11

Tarquin's Triceratops emerges from a wormhole directly in front of Bloodfeast, who pulls up short.

D&D Context Edit

  • Laurin continues to use her Wormhole power from AD&D 2nd Edition. The exact rules to translate it for 3.5 edition (which governs Order of the Stick) are not clear.
  • Hold Monster is a 5th level spell which can cause a creature to be frozen in place.
  • Greater Dispel Magic is a 6th level spell which can cancel other magical effects, such as V's Hold Monster spell.
  • Haley fires five arrows in one round in panel 5. Note that her Boots of Speed are glowing lime green, indicating that she is Hasted (see strip #3, etc.), so she gets her normal three attacks, plus one attack for being hasted. The fifth attack must therefor be due to her Rapid Shot feat.
  • Which precise psion power Laurin is using to attack Haley in panel 7 is unclear, but one possibility would be the 1st level power Mind Thrust, which can be scaled up to do more damage with the use of more power points.
  • Likewise, Miron's defensive spell is unspecified, but the most likely candidates are Shield or Mage Armor.
  • This is the first strip which shows the Miron is a spell caster.

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