|“Oh no, he DIDN'T!”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||27 November 2005|
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Roy gets over his attraction to Miko.
- The Order of the Stick
- Miko Miyazaki ◀ ▶
- The King of Somewhere ◀
- The Weary Travelers Innkeeper ◀
- A Soldier of Somewhere
- Panel 1, Page 1
The Order stands outside the burning ruins of the inn.
Miko: Absolutely disgraceful.
- Panel 2, Page 1
Miko: You realize you brought all of this upon yourselves, and the innocent proprietor of this inn ended up paying the price.
Elan: Really? 'Cause I kinda remember assassins being involved.
- Panel 3, Page 1
Miko: Your unmitigated greed led directly to the destruction of your tainted gold. If you had all been willing to sleep in the muddy ditch as I suggested, you would still have your precious dragon treasure.
- Panel 4, Page 1
Miko: And you, the gods have brought down upon you a curse to punish you for your wickedness, taking away your very speech.
- Panel 5, Page 1
Miko: Hopefully, you have all learned your valuable lesson: that giving in to vice and luxury can only lead to destruction.
Miko: If not, I believe you will find yourself punished again and again for your selfish behavior.
- Panel 6, Page 1
Miko: It looks as if I will need to keep a closer eye on ALL of you in the future to keep you from straying from the right path.
- Panel 1, Page 2
Belkar: Yeah? Keep an eye on THIS, you—
Roy: Belkar, please let me handle this.
- Panel 3, Page 2
Roy: Thank you, Miko, for that helpful if completely unsolicited advice on how we can be better people. I'm sure we all appreciate it.
- Panel 4, Page 2
Roy: You know, I learned something, too. It was inappropriate for me to address you as "Honey" or "Sugar" or "Sweetie" when we first met.
- Panel 5, Page 2
Roy: Having recently found myself on the other end of that, I now know how that must have made you feel: like a sex object rather than a fellow warrior.
- Panel 6, Page 2
Roy: Yes, I was physically attracted to you, but that didn't give me the right to make you uncomfortable with my crude attempts at passes.
- Panel 7, Page 2
Roy: So for that, I apologize.
Miko: Thank you, Roy.
Belkar: Ugh. What a brown-noser.
- Panel 8, Page 2
Miko: I must say that I appreciate the forthrightness of your apology.
Miko: You seem far more respectful of me since your time spent as a woman.
- Panel 9, Page 2
Miko: Perhaps in the future, if you approached the prospect of a romantic relationship from this more mature perspective, I would not be so dismissive of the possibility.
- Panel 9, Page 2
Roy: Oh, no.
- Panel 10, Page 2
Roy: I wouldn't touch your skinny uptight ass with a standard-issue 10-ft pole, you overbearing self-righteous bitch.
- Panel 11, Page 2
Miko stares at Roy in shock; Haley's mouth gapes open.
- Panel 12, Page 2
Miko continues to stare in shock; Haley hugs Roy.
D&D Context Edit
- 10 foot poles have been a standard non-combat item since the original Dungeons and Dragons and have become known as a tool with endless uses (e.g. setting off traps from a distance, getting out of pits, knocking down items that are too high up).
- Haley's only dialog in this comic could be decrypted in a number of ways. Any four letter word works, really. C*** probably fits best.
- This is the final appearance of the King of Somewhere and the Innkeeper at the Weary Travelers Inn and Tavern. Their first appearances were in comics #226 and #225 respectively.