|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||26 October 2005|
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Roy rejoins the others, and they head back to take on the assassins.
- The Order of the Stick
- Panel 1
Haley: So wait, you put the magic belt on willingly??
Roy: Look, I had to get Elan out of there and back to safety ASAP.
Durkon: Aye, so ye were in a hurry ta ta[sic] get "out a' tha closet", then?
Roy: Shut up.
- Panel 2
Vaarsuvius: What is transpiring here? My acute elven hearing could hear you running all the way from my room.
- Panel 3
Roy: Oh great, now I suppose you'll get in on the jokes now, too.
Vaarsuvius: Jokes on what topic?
- Panel 4
Roy: Isn't it obvious?
Vaarsuvius: The fact that you have a cleaning mop atop your cranium? While odd, I do not find the situation inherently humorous.
- Panel 5
Roy: Well, anyway, team, we've got an unstable situation here. The assassins that attacked us are heavily armed and the inn is full of innocent people.
Roy: While they seemed unwilling to deliberately hurt bystanders, now that they've failed to find their target, they'll be desperate to escape.
- Panel 6
Roy: Durkon, now that Elan is healed, take him and find Miko. Tell her there are two killers on the loose in the inn and you need her help in evacuating the civilians.
Roy: Try to get everyone out safely.
- Panel 7
Durkon: Dinnae ye want her help fightin' the baddies?
Roy: That's exactly what I don't want. I have a plan, after all, and plans and Miko don't mix well.
Haley: Wow, who knew that in order to grow some balls, he'd have to—well, you know.
Vaarsuvius: Know what?
- Panel 8
Roy: And Durkon, let me borrow your hammer and shield. I'll need them.
Durkon: Just have care, they be heirlooms.
- Panel 9
Roy: Good luck. And Elan—grab our animals and equipment on your way out!
- Panel 10
Vaarsuvius: And where might the three of us be heading?
Roy: To the room of a dwarven assassin who happens to like taller women.
- Panel 11
Haley: Wait, so you've been a woman for all of five minutes and you already got some guy's room number?
- Panel 12
Roy: Haley, I swear, shut the hell up with the cracks for just one minute.
Haley: Wow, watch out, V, it must be Roy's time of the month already.
D&D Context Edit
- Elves get a +2 bonus to Listen Skill Checks.
- The web version of the comic has an extra "ta" in Durkon's first quote and an extra "up" when Roy is telling Haley to shut up in the last panel.
- In keeping with the running gag concerning V's gender, V has no reaction to Roy's gender swap.