|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||4 March 2013|
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Malack longs for fraternal love, so he uses his staff to instantly raise Durkon to undeath as a vampire.
- Belkar Bitterleaf (dominated) ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield (also as vampire) ◀ ▶
- Mr. Scruffy ◀ ▶
- Malack ◀ ▶
- Panel 1
Malack begins to uncoil.
Malack: I suppose I always knew it would come to this.
- Panel 2
He places Durkon's body on his shield.
Malack: I see so clearly now why Tarquin's advice never sat well with me.
Malack: It is not the parent-child relationship I long for these days—it is that of the colleague.
Malack: No—the sibling.
- Panel 3
Malack: I had seven brothers once, you know. In that dim other life so long past.
Malack: I remember the taste of their blood far more vividly than any fraternal bond, though.
Malack: How strange that I should seek it out once more.
- Panel 4
Beat. Malack regards Durkon.
- Panel 5
Malack: Sadly, three days in the grave is time we do not have, refreshing though it is.
Malack: My staff contains many obscure spells that I unearthed in the course of my research, though—including one to hasten the process.
- Panel 6
Malack: Rise, Brother Thundershield.
- Panel 7
Malack: Rise and seek the blood of the living!
Durkon rises. His eyes are red and he bares fangs. His speech bubble is black.
- This is the first appearance of Durkon as a vampire, a notable alteration of the character.