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Half Probably Are
Order of the Stick comic
OOTS1070
Comic no. 1070
Date published 10 April 2017
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Elan swings to the rescue to heal Roy just before the giantess can get to him.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Giantess: Raaaarrrgh!
Roy: Unnnh....

Panel 2

Cut to Elan in the rigging
Elan: Don't worry Roy! I'll save you!
He cuts a rope with his sabre, "SNAP!"

Panel 3

Elan swing on the rope, "SWOOOSH!"

Panel 4

He swings right by the charging giantess

Panel 5

Elan: Cure Critical Wounds!
Elan, hanging from the rope by his feet, touches Roy's hand, "hi-three!"

Panel 6

Roy leaps to his feet and strikes the giantess with his bare fist, "POW!"

Panel 7

Roy: Thanks. Good thing you knew which rope was safe to cut.
Elan: Huh. I just assumed they were only there for heroic swinging.

D&D Context Edit

  • Cure Critical Wounds is a 4th level spell which heals 4d8 + 1 point per level. Since Durkon left the party, Elan, a bard, is the only one who can cast healing spells.
  • An Unarmed Strike as Roy does in the penultimate panel, deals 1d3 damage, plus Roy's not inconsiderable strength bonus of +7 damage from his 24 strength due to his belt of giant strength.

Trivia Edit

  • The title comments on Elan's final line. The Mechane is owned by Julio Scoundrél, who taught Elan the Dashing Swordsman class. Like Elan, he has a flair for the dramatic, and might actually have rigged ropes on the ship specifically for making dashing entrances.
  • The sound effect when Elan touches Roy's hand is "hi-three!", because of course the characters depicted in Order of the Stick only have three fingers on their hands.

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