|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||2 February 2007|
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Hinjo tries (and fails) to talk some sense into Miko.
- Panel 1, Page 1
Miko is charging Belkar, katana drawn.
Miko: At least I will be able to finally execute you for your crimes before I leave.
Belkar: Funny. I always figured I'd be killed by a paladin.
- Panel 2, Page 1
Miko leaps, ready to strike.
- Panel 3, Page 1
Hinjo cuts in, parrying Miko's strike, "CLANNGGG!!"
- Panel 4, Page 1
Miko: You would stand between me and this evil murderer?
Hinjo: I'll stand between any two murderers I wish, thanks.
Belkar: Oooo, burned!
- Panel 5, Page 1
Roy: Hinjo, I've—
Hinjo: Stay out of this, Roy.
Hinjo: We need to talk this out, not batter it into submission.
Hinjo: Both of you, stand aside.
- Panel 6, Page 1
Belkar: Hey, don't feel bad, Roy, I thought you were awesome.
Belkar: "Treasure Type O"... heh heh heh.
Roy: Shut up.
- Panel 7, Page 1
Hinjo: Now stand down, Miko. You're under arrest.
Miko: But the halfling is far worse than—
Hinjo: He's under arrest, too.
- Panel 8, Page 1
Hinjo: Belkar is an accused murderer—emphasis on "accused"—and will be put on trial for such.
Hinjo: Because we have the rule of law in this city, and the rule of law says you don't get to kill people because they happen to do something wrong.
- Panel 9, Page 1
Miko: Then arrest Greenhilt as well! The Order of the Stick did this, I am sure of it!
Hinjo: Oh? Explain how.
Miko: I don't know! But they tricked Lord Shojo into saying those things!
- Panel 10, Page 1
Hinjo: Miko, even if Roy planned and executed an elaborate scenario where he managed to manipulate Shojo into admitting to crimes of which he was not guilty—
Hinjo: —which I find highly unlikely—
Hinjo: —his hands were still not the ones on the sword that sliced through my uncle.
- Panel 11, Page 1
- Panel 12, Page 1
Hinjo: To my knowledge, Roy hasn't actually done anything wrong other than breaking an oath he never made.
Hinjo: And maybe enjoying the beating he just gave you a little more than is entirely healthy.
- Panel 1, Page 2
Miko: But... he was in league with Shojo! There were working together to... to...
Hinjo: I thought you just said Roy tricked Shojo?
Miko: He did!
- Panel 2, Page 2
Hinjo: Listen, Miko. I heard the same things you did, and I managed to restrain myself from executing my liege.
Hinjo: Isn't it worth considering that maybe you made a bad judgement call here?
Hinjo: It happens. They wouldn't have an Atonement spell if it didn't need to be used once in a while.
- Panel 3, Page 2
Hinjo: Now come on, Miko. Let me worry about Roy now.
Hinjo: It's over. Give me your katana.
- Panel 4, Page 2
Miko: I'm so... confused...
Hinjo: You'll have time to pray to the gods for guidance.
- Panel 5, Page 2
Miko is about to hand over her katana...
- Panel 6, Page 2
...but instead slashes Hinjo with it, "SLASH!"
Miko: I will not submit to your tainted courts!
- Panel 7, Page 2
Miko attacks Hinjo again, "slash! slash! slash!"
Miko: The gods have a plan for me, I know it! I am special, the most powerful paladin in the Sapphire Guard!
Miko: They wouldn't do this to ME without a reason, I just need to figure out what it is!!
- Panel 8, Page 2
Hinjo parries Miko's next attack, "KLATANG!"
Hinjo: Geez, are you even listening to yourself, anymore? You've lost it, Miko!
Hinjo: Stop this and come along quietly, and perhaps the gods will forgive you some day.
- Panel 9, Page 2
Miko: Step aside, Hinjo! Allow me to pursue the holy plan the gods have for me.
Hinjo: I'm pretty sure their plan involves a 10 x 10 windowless cell with a bucket for a toilet.
- Panel 10, Page 2
Miko: You may be the second most powerful paladin in the Guard, Hinjo, but you know you are still no match for me in battle.
Miko: Do not force me to kill you!
Hinjo: Why not? At least I won't have to listen to this garbage you call logic.
- Panel 1, Page 3
Miko: As you wish, then.
Miko: We duel in silence!
Miko does another leaping slash, which is parried by Hinjo, "clang!"
- Panel 2, Page 3
Hinjo swings his katana at Miko, but she avoids it, "wooosh!", and pins his katana to the ground, "clitch!"
- Panel 3, Page 3
Miko stabs Hinjo in his midsection with a "shuuurk!"
- Panel 4, Page 3
Miko attacks the falling Hinjo, "slash! clang! slash!
- Panel 5, Page 3
...Then attacks a second time, "slash! slash! slash!"
- Panel 6, Page 3
...Then a third, "SLASH! SLASH! SLASH!"
Roy (off-panel): Oh, screw this!
- Panel 7, Page 3
Roy cuts in and bashes Miko with Greenhilt, POW!, sending her flying.
- Panel 8, Page 3
Miko bounces off the wall, "THUD!"
- Panel 9, Page 3
Miko is heard hitting the ground off-panel, "WHUMPH!"
Roy: Oh, I'm sorry... is NOW a good time for battering things into submission?
Roy: I just want to be clear on the rules here, since I'm just a big dumb fighter.
- Panel 10, Page 3
Belkar stands next to the fallen Miko...
- Panel 11, Page 3
...then kicks her in the head, "thunk."
- This strip probably sets some sort of record for its number of sound effects.