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Comic no. 480
Date published 5 August 2007
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Hinjo faces Redcloak and comes up a short.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Redcloak watches Lien fight his summoned octopus. Noises come from off-panel, "SQULCH!"
Redcloak: No, to the left! THE LEFT, you stupid invertebrate! Grapple her from the—
Redcloak: Goddamn it!

Panel 2

Hobgoblin Cleric: Sir, we could summon sharks of our own…
Redcloak: And give her a free sushi buffet? No thanks.
Redcloak: She can’t take that beast out of the water, so I see no reason to hand deliver more of our resources to its waiting jaws.
The octopus disappears back to the infernal realms off-panel, "poof!"

Panel 3

Redcloak: Summon something land-based instead and send it up the dock.
Hobgoblin Cleric: Toward the celestial lion?
Redcloak: Yeah, I’m sick of it keeping our troops at bay.
Redcloak: No pun intended.

Panel 4

Redcloak: You know, I more than a little surprised at the level of resistance they’re displaying here…
Redcloak: Who would have thought that sinking one little boat of innocent civilians would be so tough?
Redcloak: It’s like there’s something valuable on board… but then, why haven’t they tried to escape?

Panel 5

Redcloak: Well, at any rate, throw some zombies at them for good measure. And take over the healing duties, I don’t have many spells left today.
Hobgoblin Cleric: Yes, Supreme Leader.
Redcloak: I’ll be over here if you need anything. 

Panel 6

Hinjo (off-panel): HEY! Goblin!
Hinjo (off-panel): Don’t turn your back on me!!

Panel 7

Hinjo leaps from the bow of the junk.
Hinjo I am the commander of the Sapphire Guard, and I am here to make you pay for your crimes against my city!
Hinjo: Prepare to—

Panel 8

Redcloak: Disintegrate.

Panel 9

Hinjo hits the deck with a "thunk!"

Panel 10

Redcloak: Your city? Oh, I’m sorry, I thought someone would have told you by now. See, this is MY city now, paladin!
Redcloak: I figure you owe me one village plus 35 years of interest, so this is a good start!

Panel 11

Redcloak: …
Redcloak: What?
Redcloak: I said I didn’t have many spells left.

D&D Context Edit

  • Disintegrate is a 7th level spell for clerics of the Destruction Domain. It delivers 2d6/level damage to a maximum of 40d6. Redcloak is likely 17th level so that would be 34d6. The damage is reduced to only 5d6 with a successful Fortitude saving throw.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the final appearance of the Fiendish Octopus Redcloak summoned. It first appeared in #478.
  • This is the first appearance of the Dockside Hobgoblin Cleric.

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