|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||4 January 2012|
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As the goblins discuss what could be so important about the "doodad" they just found, the Resistance ambushes them, kills off the entire goblin group, and takes the phylactery.
- Azurite Resistance
- Team Peregrine
- Hobgoblin Sewer Priest ◀ ▶
- Hobgoblin Sewer Team ◀
- Phylactery-Finding Hobgoblin ◀
- Panel 1
The hobgoblins from the last comic emerge from the sewers via a manhole cover.
Hobgoblin Sewer Priest: We need to head right to the Tower and hand this over to Prime Minister Jirix immediately.
Phylactery-Finding Hobgoblin: Anyone have any idea what this doodad is supposed to do that’s so important?
Hobgoblin #1: Beats me, but I’m pretty sure our whole unit is in for a reward for finding it.
- Panel 2
Phylactery-Finding Hobgoblin: Does he mean an actual reward, or an ironic “final reward” reward?
Hobgoblin Cleric: A real one, definitely. Not like what happened with Shelby.
Phylactery-Finding Hobgoblin: OK, good. It was bad enough wading around in raw sewage for this stupid thing, but I really don’t want to end up dead because of—
- Panel 3
An arrow impales the hobgoblin's head, with a "THUNK!" killing him instantly.
- Panel 4
Several members of the resistance and Team Peregrine charge at the goblins. Eye-patched Resistance Leader kills a hobgoblin with her wakizashi.
Peregrine Commander: ATTACK!
Hobgoblin Sewer Priest: The Resistance??
Hobgoblin #2: I thought they were called the Azure City Underground.
Hobgoblin Cleric: How could they have found out about this so soon?
- Panel 5
Team Peregrine Commander runs the cleric through with his sword, killing him, while Thanh crosses swords with a soldier and Niu picks up the phylactery from the dead hobgoblin.
Niu: I’ve got it! I’ve got it!
- Panel 6
The resistance slaughter the hobgoblins down to the last.
- Panel 7
Peregrine Lieutenant: All enemy combatants killed, Commander.
Peregrine Commander: Good. They won’t be able to report back who stole the lich’s phylactery.
- Panel 8
Peregrin Commander: WITHDRAW!
Niu: Ha! As easy as taking candy from a baby!
Thanh: Excuse me?
- Panel 9
Niu: Fine, fine. It’s as easy as taking Apocalypse Candy from a doombaby.
Thanh: Ha ha! Yes, it was!
Niu: Sacred stick in the holy mud.
- Team Peregrine first appears in #670
- The running gag about the name of the resistance is continued here.
- This is the first appearance of the Goblinoid Spy in the Resistance. Obviously, he has yet to reveal his true identity.
- This is the first appearance of the Resistance Halberdier.
- This is only other appearance of the Hobgoblin Sewer Team and the Phylactery-Finding Hobgoblin from the previous strip.