|“No Joke Too Cliched”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||9 September 2005|
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Durkon enjoys his racial bonuses.
- Panel 1
Belkar rides a dead ogre to the ground with a "THUMP!"
Belkar: Ahhhhh....there it is.
An ogre is preparing to attack Durkon
- Panel 2
Durkon does a backflip and dodges the attack, "swish!"
- Panel 3
Belkar: When the hell did you become so nimble??
Durkon: It's tha ogres! I get a +4 dodge bonus when fightin' them. Durkon leaps over another missed attack, "swish!"
- Panel 4
Durkon kills the last ogre with his hammer, still in mid-leap
Belkar: Ah. Well, just so you know, that's the last ogre you just killed, so technically...
- Panel 5
Durkon falls to the ground, "CRASH!"
- Panel 6
Belkar: Hey, where's the Ice Queen? Off ruining the last tiny shred of fun I'm still allowed to have in this party, I presume?
- Panel 7
Roy: Miko's not that bad, Belkar
Belkar: In the same way that an unnecessary Fortitude save isn't that bad, because at least you got to roll a save?
- Panel 8
Roy: You just need to see where she's coming from. I think she's led a very sheltered life, and she isn't used to dealing with anyone but other monks or paladins. There must be all sorts of things that she doesn't understand.
- Panel 9
Belkar: Such as?
Miko: You appear to be injured. Would you like me to lay hands upon you?
- Panel 10
- Panel 11
Roy: Nah, you know what? I'll let that pass, too obvious.
Belkar: Aw, come ON! She lobbed it right over the plate, at least take a swing!
D&D Context Edit
- [www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/dwarf.htm Dwarves] gain a +4 bonus to dodge when fighting ogres and other giant type creatures.
- A Fortitude save is often made to resist poison or other negative effects.
- Lay on Hands is a Paladin class feature that allows them to heal allies.
- Belkar's reaction to the ogre's death in the first panel is a callback to his line from a previous comic, #212: "Hey, ogres make a very satisfying thump when they hit the ground".