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Order of the Stick comic
OOTS0570
Comic no. 570
Date published 24 June 2008
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Angry about his handling of the Oracle, Haley revokes Belkar's membership in the Order of the Stick. But then they pass the Memory Charm and all is forgotten.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Belkar: Wait, Haley, where are you going? There's still treasure in the tower!
Haley: Booby-trapped Oracle treasure? No thanks.
Celia: I count ourselves lucky that he didn't rig the washroom to explode.
Celia: And that Haley carries a lot of clothes that she doesn't wear.

Panel 2

Haley: We're leaving. Probably to Cliffport like we planned.
Belkar: Well wait up, I need to ride in the cart. I can barely stand.
Haley: Sorry. The cart is full.
Belkar: Huh? There's as much room as there was when we got here.

Panel 3

Haley: The cart.
Haley: Is.
Haley: Full.
Haley: You're not coming with us, Belkar. Stay here, or go somewhere else, I don't care.
Haley: I already told you I was only keeping you around because you were useful, and your usefullness[sic] is now as lost as your lunch.

Panel 4

Belkar: What, because I'm puking? Puh-lease. I bet a cleric can fix this without breaking a sweat.
Haley: No, not because you're puking, Belkar, because you killed someone we needed!
Haley: Even if you stopped vomiting right now, it wouldn't change the fact that I can't count on you!

Panel 5

Haley: You've been on the fence between asset and liability for a while, and you just dove headfirst down the liability side.
Haley: Since I don't think you're in any shape to force me to take you, this is where we part company.
Haley: You're out. As official acting leader of the Order of the Stick, I hereby revoke your membership. I only wish we had ID cards so I could tear yours up.

Panel 6

Celia: Well, it's about time that you—
Haley: Celia, it would really behoove you to shut the hell up right now.
Celia: ...
Celia: Yeah, OK.

Panel 7

Belkar: No, wait, listen! I just need a ride into Greysky City! It's on the way!
Haley: No.
Belkar: Come on! Just a ride, you owe me that much!
Haley: I don't owe you anything, Belkar.
Belkar: Haley? Haley, you can't—

Panel 8

The three of them pass by a sign that reads:

You are now leaving

SUNKEN VALLEY
Don't come again.


All four (including Mr. Scruffy) are surrounded by a green glow.

Panel 9

Haley: Huh.
Celia: What just happened?
Haley: I don't know.
Celia: How did we get turned around?
Haley: Or change clothes?
Belkar: ...Guys, I do not feel good for some reason...

Panel 10

Haley: Well, Roy's still dead... and I don't remember any questions being answered.
Celia: Maybe she wasn't home? ...So we showered?
Haley: Yeah. I guess that makes sense. Sort of.
Belkar: *BLAAARGF!*
Belkar vomits.

Panel 11

Celia: Oh, Belkar! Gross.
Belkar: I really don't feel good...
Haley: Come on, then, get in the cart. It's a long trip to Cliffport, you'll just slow us down walking on foot.

Panel 12

Belkar: Ohhhhh, and my head hurts too...
Haley: Yeah, OK, we get it, you're sick. Quit your whining.
Haley: What a wuss. Could you imagine how much he'd complain if he ever activated his Mark of Justice?
Celia: Ha! He'd probably cry.

Trivia Edit

  • Since they did not ask the Oracle any questions, by the rules of the Memory Charm, they don't remember anything from their visit.

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