|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||24 February 2015|
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Haley for once does not haggle to buy adamantine weapons.
- Panel 1
Ferdinand: There’s just no way around it, Eartha. It’s almost the end of the year, and we’re still deep in debt.
Eartha: Oh, Ferdinand, how could this happen?
- Panel 2
Ferdinand: Gnomes these days just don’t appreciate good old-fashioned masterwork weapons.
'Ferdinand: Either they use magic, or some new-fangled gizmo to do their fighting for them.
- Panel 3
Ferdinand: We’ll have to close the shop at the end of the month and sell off the rest of the inventory at a loss.
Eartha: But your great-grandfather founded this shop!
Ferdinand: I know, dear, but what else can we—
- Panel 4
Haley & Bandana: DO YOU SELL ADAMANTINE WEAPONS???
- Panel 5
Ferdinand: Uh, yes, I think I have some old ones in the back that my father forged when—
Bandana: Gimme! Now!
Ferdinand: Alright, let me see what I have...
Haley: Hurry hurry hurry hurry hurry hurry HURRY!
- Panel 6
Ferdinand: Looks like I have a handaxe, a short sword, a dagger, and—
Haley and Bandana snatch the weapons, "YOINK! YOINK!"
Bandana: Short sword!
- Panel 7
Ferdinand: Very good, that will be—
- Panel 8
Crystal smashes through the wall of the shop, "CRASH!"
Crystal: YOU CAN’T HIDE
- Panel 9
Haley and Bandana attack with their adamantine weapons, "SHTHHHK! SCHLASH!"
- Panel 10
Eartha: We can afford to get the wall fixed.
Ferdinand: We can afford to retire to the tropics.
Eartha: Let’s do that one.
D&D Context Edit
- Masterwork items are items made with such high quality that they receive bonuses to hit (but not to damage) even though they are not magical.
- Flesh Golems such as Crystal have immunity to magic and damage resistance against most attacks, except those caused by adamantine weapons.
- This strip seems to lampshade the economic oddities of D&D worlds.
- This is the only appearance of Eartha and Ferdinand.