It Probably Would've Taken 30 Pages
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 1040
Date published 17 June 2016
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Team Evil clears a dungeon off-panel. Redcloak argues for a more methodical approach to finding the right tomb.

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Panel 1

Monster in the Darkness: I'm feeling lucky to have new friends like Oona and Greyview, does that count?
Redcloak: No.
Oona: Yes!
Xykon: Close enough! Step on up and pick a door, any door.

Panel 2

MitD: OK, so, about that one?
Xykon: Can't see where you're pointing, genius.
MitD: Oh, right. That kinda greenish double door on the bottom?
Xykon: Sure, whatever. Great.

Panel 3

Redcloak: This whole process is so unnecessarily tedious.
Redcloak: If this ravine hadn't been built up out of multidimensional stone, you could just ghostform your way though[sic] the—
Xykon: Zip it! Nobody cares about technical exposition right now.

Panel 4

Redcloak: At the very least, I still think we should be trying to devise a logical search pattern, rather than just picking at random every night.
Xykon: Feh. Logic is overrated gibberish.

Panel 5

Xykon: In case you haven't noticed, the world is weird and stupid and doesn't care about anything printed in your math textbooks.
Xykon: We're either going to find it or we're not, and at least this way keeps it kinda interesting.
Xykon: There's a reason nobody plays roulette by moving the ball from one number to the next in sequence.

Panel 6

Redcloak: When this much is on the line, I'd rather be efficient than interesting.
Xykon: And that's why you're a nerd that nobody likes.

Panel 7

Oona: Feeling so good about this choice! Thinking tonight will be the night.
MitD: Yeah, uh, hope so. 'Cause that's what we all want, right?
Redcloak: Mass Conviction! Mass Resist Acid!
Demon-Roach: Mass Reminder That More Buffing Probably Happens Off-Panel!
Xykon: OK, lackeys, we've put our money down. Let's spin the wheel and see what we get!

Panel 8

A few hours later

Panel 9

Xykon: Eh, you win some, you lose some.
Redcloak: Mass Cure Critical Wounds.
Oona: Such thrilling hard-fought battles, though! So many twistings and turnings!
Greyview: Death beckoned in every hall.
MitD: And so visually complex, too! I'm glad no one had to draw a picture of any of that.

D&D Context Edit

  • Mass Conviction is a 3rd level spell which was released in the 2005 Spell Compendium for D&D 3.5. At Redcloak's level (17) it grants a +4 moral bonus to saving throws.
  • Mass Resist Acid is the multiple subject form of Resist Energy. It was not released in the SRD; it was published for D&D 3.5 edition in the 2004 Complete Arcane.
  • Mass Cure Critical Wounds heals 4d8 + 1/level damage on up to one creature per level.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the final appearance of Kraagor thus far, the valiant dwarven member of the Order of the Scribble who died fighting the Snarl while sealing the final gate. His death lead to divisions with the Order of the Scribble. He first appeared in Serini Toormuck's diary in #196, "The Diary".

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