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Jaws of Life
Order of the Stick comic
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Comic no. 479
Date published 1 August 2007
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Lien shows her usefulness in the aquatic milieu.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Sailor: Sir! Look out!
Hinjo: Tell that captain of yours to keep the civilians away from the back of the boat, we need to—

Panel 2

The octopus' tentacle snakes around Hinjo who is disarmed and lifted off his feet.
Hinjo: urk!

Panel 3

Durkon: I gotcha, lad!
Durkon severs the tentacle with his hammer, "sklurtch!"

Panel 4

Hinjo: Thanks, again, Durkon. That's two I owe you.
Durkon: How did I cut tha tentacle wit a hammer...?
Hinjo: Any sign of Haley yet?
Lien: No, sir.

Panel 5

Hinjo: Then we stay, for now. Not just because I owe Roy as well, but because at this point we're going to need high-level characters we can trust if we're ever going to stop Xykon's plans.
Hinjo: And since it wouldn't hurt to deny them a few of their own high-level characters, I'm going after that goblin cleric.

Panel 6

Hinjo: But I need that damn octopus out of my way first.
Hinjo: Lien—
Lien: I'm on it, sir.

Panel 7

Durkon: No offense, lad, but are ye sure she c'n handle a giant mollusk by 'erself?
Hinjo: We all have our special talents, Durkon. I chose O-Chul to defend the throne room because he was the toughest of us all...
Hinjo: And I chose Lien to guard the waterfront because she has a particularly useful ace up her sleeve.
Lien: Razor, I choose you!

Panel 8

Razor the shark pops into existence from the celestial realm as Lien mounts him to attack the giant octopus.

Panel 9

Lien sinks her spear into the octopus with a "SKLORK!" while Razor severs two limbs with a "sklurtch! sklurtch!".

Panel 10

Durkon: Ye can have a shark as yer paladin mount?!?
Hinjo: Sure:
Hinjo: They eat devilfish, mostly. "sploosh!"

D&D Context Edit

  • Once again, the paladin's special bond with their mount is highlighted in this strip. The possibility of a shark mount for an aquatic campaign is specifically mentioned as a game idea in the Players Handbook.

Trivia Edit

  • The running gag of paladin mounts as Pokemon is continued here. Hinjo pulls the same gag with Argent in #432. Miko began the gag in #373.
  • This is the first appearance of Razor, Liens shark paladin mount.
  • This is the first appearance of the Azurite Sailor with the blue headscarf.

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