Lucky Breaks
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 660
Date published 8 June 2009
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Xykon's phylactery is lost in Azure City's sewer system.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

The Explosive Runes spell cast on Xykon's phylactery activates with a "BOOM!"

Panel 2

Blackwing, dazed and injured by the blast, drops the phylactery.
Xykon: No no no no no no—

Panel 3

Blackwing vanishes with a "poof!", while Xykon lunges forward in a failed attempt to catch the phylactery.
Xykon: —NO!

Panel 4

The phylactery falls toward the Snarl's rift.

Panel 5

The phylactery falls past the rift.

Panel 6

Xykon throws his arms up in celebration.
Xykon: YES!

Panel 7

The phylactery continues to fall

Panel 8

The phylactery bounces off a broken wall with a "bingk!"

Panel 9

The phylactery bounces off the right eye of a statue of Redcloak with a "bingk!" The statue is inscribed, "OUR LEADER".

Panel 10

The phylactery bounces off a hobgoblin soldier's shield with a "bongk!", and into a manhole marked "AZURE CITY PUBLIC WORKS".

Panel 11

The phylactery lands in the sewer water with a "sploosh!"

Panel 12

The phylactery is shown in the sewer, underwater, near three tunnels, marked "OCEAN", "ANACHRONISTIC SEWAGE PLANT", and "OBLIGATORY SEWER-THEMED LABYRINTH".

Panel 13

Xykon stares down at where the phylactery fell.

Panel 14

Xykon angrily looks back toward the castle tower and gathers magical energy in his hands.

D&D Context Edit

  • The Explosive Runes spell V cast in the previous strip goes off in the first panel. It causes 6d6 damage to creatures next to the runes when they are read.

Trivia Edit

  • The phylactery bounces off of the right eye of the statue of Redcloak. Redcloak has just lost his right eye to O-Chul in #655.

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