Heavy is the Head
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 434
Date published 2 April 2007
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Roy and Xykon continue their aerial combat. Roy learns about the crown theft of which started his family's blood oath.

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Panel 1

Roy and Xykon battle atop the Zombie Dragon high in the air.

Panel 2

Roy: What do you think of my new sword? You might be interested in knowing that it's shatter-resistant now, too.
Xykon: What's that supposed to—

Panel 3

Xykon: Hey! My crown!
Roy: Let go!
Xykon breaks the cord holding the crown around Roy's neck, "snap!"

Panel 4

Xykon: I've been looking everywhere for this! I just assumed it was with my keys, wherever they are.
Roy: Hey! Give me that back!
Xykon: Let me think about that.
Xykon: ...
Xykon: No.

Panel 5

Xykon: You would not believe the trouble I went through to get this crown in the first place.
Xykon: I went to steal it from this librarian in Cliffport, and it turned out oops! He was also an archmage!
Xykon: Needless to say, hilarity ensued.

Panel 6

Roy: Archmage in Cliffport... Master Fyron? That's what you took from him???
Xykon: Yeah, that's the name. Man, I killed him good that day, heh heh heh.

Panel 7

Roy: I can't believe this entire stupid Blood Oath started over the same magic crown I've been wearing around my neck for months.
Xykon: Magic? This crown's not magic.

Panel 8

Roy: What? Then... why steal it? Why kill Master Fyron and his son for it?
Xykon: Well, because it looks cool, obviously. Here, check it out:

Panel 9

Xykon: Badass.

Panel 10

Xykon places the crown on his head.

Panel 11

Xykon: REALLY badass.

Panel 12

Xykon: Am I right or am I right?

Panel 13

Roy: Oh my GODS, I hate you so much!
Roy swings his sword in a flaming green arc.
Xykon: Geez, calm down! What's it to you, anyway?

Trivia Edit

  • The title refers to the often misquoted line from William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2 act III, scene i, 31: "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." The crown, in this case, being Master Fyron's.
  • Xykon yet again finds the details of his previous encounter with Roy, specifically that he shattered Roy's family sword, totally forgettable.

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