|“Love At First Sight”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||30 May 2005|
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- Panel 1
Roy and Haley are walking through very shallow water.
Haley: I've searched all of the cave walls and found no secret doors that might lead to either the dragon's hoard or the starmetal.
- Panel 2
With a "SPLOOSH!!!", Haley disappears from view beneath the water.
- Panel 3
Haley: I would like to revise my earlier report.
- Panel 4
Haley: I think I've found some kind of underwater tunnel here.
Roy: Bet you 10 gold pieces it leads to the treasure.
Haley: You're on.
- Panel 5
Haley and Roy swim through the underwater tunnel...
- Panel 6
...and surface at the other end.
- Panel 7
Before them is a gigantic pile of gold and jewels.
Roy: Wow, that's a lot of—
Haley: No talk! Ruining the moment.
- Panel 8
Roy: Well, not that it matters, but I guess you owe me 10 gold pieces.
- Panel 9
Haley runs over and hugs the hoard of treasure.
Haley: What's that, dragon's hoard?
Haley: Oh, I know you're so cold and lonely in this dark cave. But Mommy is here now!
Haley: She'll take such good care of you, her little children.
D&D Context Edit
- Young Adult Black Dragons are CR 9, and have a treasure type of triple the standard treasure. According to the Treasure Tables that means the entire hoard should be worth approximately 13,500 gp.
- According to the letter from Miron Shewdanker in #131, Haley needs 200,000 gp to free her father. This hoard (divided six ways), plus her double share of Xykon's loot from #129 leaves her still well short of that goal, though it is unclear how much treasure she acquired in the Dungeon of Dorukan (where she avoided splitting the loot in #29) and any other wealth she may have previously acquired, such as her mother's smooth round flawless gems from #123. We also know from #130 that she owns eight bags of holding, which could carry quite a lot of loot.