Interlude of Dooooooom!
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 174
Date published 27 April 2005
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The mysterious stranger is getting closer. And the news is not good for the Order.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Miko is riding Windstriker through the Southern Mountains.

Panel 2

Miko is riding Windstriker through the Redmountain Hills.

Panel 3

Miko is speaking with the Flumphs.
Flumph #1: Oh, my yes I remember them. Dreadful folk. Destroyed the castle, don't you know.
Flumph #1: My associate here is still suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Flumph #2: Adventurers! Falling from the sky! Flee for your life!

Panel 4

Miko is riding Windstriker.

Panel 5

Dwarf Blacksmith: Then the blond man with the sash chained me up and give me to the big bald fighter. It was terrible!

Panel 6

Gortok: Yes, Gortok remembers little ranger man well. He kill three of Gortok's guildmates for fun. He good at being barbarian.

Panel 7

Miko is riding Windstriker through Somewhere.

Panel 8

"Hors D'Oeuvres": And then, he flung me right into the open mouth of the troll or ogre or whatever the heck it really was.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": I had to claw myself out, and let me tell you, I didn't take the scenic route, if you know what I mean.

Panel 9

Miko Miyazaki: Do not worry, small weasel. My master has ordered their execution for deeds they have committed against his interests. Soon, they shall taste the bitter fruits of their deeds.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Awesome.

Panel 10

Miko: Even if I have to endure a hundred montage sequences, they shall taste my blades. My master has decreed it: The Order of the Stick must die!

Panel 11

"Hors D'Oeuvres": ...
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Can I be your familiar?
Miko: No.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": C'mon, it will be fun. You'll be Mysterious Cloaked Avenger, and I can be your wisecracking sidekick.
Miko: No.

Panel 12

"Hors D'Oeuvres": How about as an animal companion?
Miko: No.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Warhorse?
Miko: I am leaving now.
"Hors D'Oeuvres": Call me!

D&D Context Edit

Trivia Edit

  • When visiting the Barbarian's Guild, Miko is holding a "pamphlet" which is identical to the one in Kindred Spirits.
  • This is the first appearance of Windstriker, Miko's paladin mount.
  • This is the final appearance of Gortok the Destroyer. He first appeared in #132.
  • This is the final appearance of the Dwarf Blacksmith. He first appeared in #142, though Sabine appeared in his likeness in #134.
  • This is the final appearance of "Hors D'Oeuvres", the weasel from Roy's Bag of Tricks. He first appeared in #144.

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