|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||13 March 2005|
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Elan has ideas of his own.
- Panel 1
Elan is tied up in the bandit camp. A sign near the tent reads, "Definitely NOT a Bandit Camp."
Dark Guard Bandit: Blech. Guard duty.
Light Guard Bandit: Tell me about it.
- Panel 2
Dark Guard Bandit: Time was we'd be out drinkin' all night after a good pillage, y'know?
Light Guard Bandit: Yup, not no more.
- Panel 3
Elan uses a spell to untie the ropes binding him.
Dark Guard Bandit: Nope. Ever since Sam took over, it's been all work an' no play.
Light Guard Bandit: Yeah. I mean, I used ta like stealin' from the rich an' givin' to the poor, but now every copper piece goes to Sam's coffers.
- Panel 4
Elan puts on his Boots of Elvenkind.
Dark Guard Bandit: And did you hear what happened to Jim when he questioned it?
Light Guard Bandit: Yeah. Ouch. Those do not grow back, y'know.
- Panel 5
Elan starts to sneak away. His boots make sneaky noises, "sneak! sneak!"
Dark Guard Bandit: It's a crying shame, is what it is.
- Panel 6
Elan listens to the guard's conversation.
Dark Guard Bandit: And can you believe now she's got us kidnapping men she finds attractive?
Light Guard Bandit: Seriously. As gorgeous as Samantha is, you think she wouldn't need to stoop to that.
- Panel 7
Elan sneaks away, "sneak! sneak! sneak!"
- Panel 8
Beat. The guards stand alone.
- Panel 9
Elan sneaks back with a bundle of roses and a box of chocolates, "sneak! sneak! sneak!"
D&D Context Edit
- Elan is most likely using the Animate Rope spell to untie his bonds, although Freedom of Movement is possible if Elan is high enough level to cast that spell.
- Elan's Boots of Elvenkind are helping him Move Silently.
- Elan finally uses the Boots of Elvenkind he acquired in #130, Itempalooza.
- The bandit guards also took part in the ambush in #152.