|“I am Curious, Elan”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||2 November 2003|
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- The Order of the Stick
- Female Ogre ◀
- Panel 1
Vaarsuvius is busy meditating, with a belt floating above.
Haley: What's going on?
Roy: We found a magic belt on one of the ogres. V-Man is casting Identity.
- Panel 2
Haley: I bet it's a Belt of Giant Strength.
Roy: Yeah? 10 gold says it's not.
- Panel 3
Elan: It could be a Belt of Many Pockets.
Roy: Good guess, if it weren't for the fact that it doesn't have any, oh I don't know, POCKETS.
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: Lo! I have completed my divinations.
Vaarsuvius: The object of arcane power is a Girdle of Feminity/Masculinity.
Roy: A what?
- Panel 5
Vaarsuvius: The belt contains a complex enchantment that transforms the wearer into the opposite gender.
Roy (off-panel): You're kidding.
- Panel 6
One of the ogres who turns out to be female.
Vaarsuvius: I am not.
- Panel 7
Roy (throwing away the belt): What a piece of crap.
- Panel 8
The panel stays on the female ogre, as the party walks off.
Roy (off-panel): Let's get out of here.
Roy (off-panel): You owe me 10 gold.
Haley (off-panel): Yeah, that's gonna happen.
- Panel 9
- Panel 10
Elan comes back into the panel.
- Panel 11
Elan and the girdle are gone.
D&D Context Edit
- A Girdle of Femininity/Masculinity is a cursed magic item which changes the gender of the wearer to the opposite gender. Being cursed, it cannot be removed (and the gender restored) without a Remove Curse spell.
- Title may be a play on the movie title I Am Curious (Yellow). Its main character is named Lena.
- The Girdle of Femininity/Masculinity is probably a reference to Baldur's Gate, where such a belt is also used by an ogre.
- Later, in #234, when Roy has to use the belt and asks why Elan would take it, Elan mentions that he "was curious".
- This is the final appearance of the Female Ogre.