|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||1 March 2008|
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Roy attempts to make contact with a medium.
- Roy Greenhilt (as spirit) ◀ ▶
- Roy's Archon ◀ ▶
- Niu ◀ ▶
- Rover's Owner ◀
- Shi Bao
- Wu Zhao
- Madame Xanadu
- Panel 1
Rover's Owner: Huh. I wonder what kind of metal this is?
Roy: Hey, you're supposed to be checking the cart, not shooting down yet another of my plausible theories.
- Panel 2
Niu: Hey, I've got three new recruits for you to show around.
Rover's Owner: Sure thing.
- Panel 3
Niu: This is Shi Bao, master carpenter.
Niu: Wu Zhao, skilled chef.
Niu: And Madame Xanadu, noted psychic and fortune teller.
- Panel 4
Rover's Owner: OK, well, I'll start by showing you the—
Roy: Can you hear me?
Xanadu: Wait, child! I'm feeling a presence...
Roy: Yes! That's me, a presence! A big glowing presence!
- Panel 5
Xanadu: A spirit from beyond the grave wishes to communicate with you.
Rover's Owner: Really?
Roy: I need you to get a message to Haley Starshine. It's about where her idiot boyfriend is right now.
- Panel 6
Xanadu: His name... begins with the letter "R".
Roy: Yes! That's right! Roy! I'm Roy Greenhilt!
Roy: You've almost got it. Roy, R-o-y, Roy. My name is Roy. Say it.
- Panel 7
Rover's Owner: R-o...? Is it Rover? I had a dog named Rover once.
Xanadu: Yes! Yes, it is definitely your old dog, Rover.
Xanadu: He's wagging his tail now.
Roy: You've got to be kidding me.
- Panel 8
Xanadu: He's trying to ask your forgiveness for peeing on the rug so many times.
Rover's Owner: Oh, Rover, it's OK. I forgive you, boy!
Roy: No! No! I'm not a dog, and I didn't pee on anything.
- Panel 9
Xanadu: Ahh... now I'm getting a deep sense of peace and tranquility.
Roy: Listen to me, you stupid old bat!
Roy: My name is Roy! ROY! Get it right!
- Panel 10
Roy: That's it. I've had it. I'm going back to the clouds, at least I can look down on everything from up there.
Xanadu: And now, I sense his spirit is leaving...
Rover's Owner: Goodbye, Rover! I love you!
Xanadu: That'll be 5 gp, dear.
- Panel 11
Roy has returned to the demiplane outside the afterlife.
Roy: Ridiculous. What kind of psychic can sense a dog's guilt over urinating, but doesn't notice a bona fide ghost in the same room?
Roy's Archon: Really? Because I heard she's Azure City's "number one" psychic.
Roy's Archon: Get it?
- Panel 12
Roy: Oh, great. Hilarious. Don't quit your Day Job for a career in comedy.
Roy's Archon: Maybe she'd have more luck if she used her "wee wee" board.
Roy: Wait, guiding me is your job. Change of plans, go ahead and quit.
Rover: She forgives me? Hey, I'm not the one who did the neutering, woman!
D&D Context Edit
- The title is a pun on the D&D creature size, Medium, and a psychic who can communicate with the dead, a medium.
- Roy had hoped that he would be able to communicate with the living if they were holding the Greenhilt Sword.
- This is the final appearance of Rover's Owner, who first appeared in the previous strip.
- This is the only appearance of Shi Bao, Wu Zhao, Madame Xanadu, and Rover.