|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||23 March 2005|
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The Order and the Bandit King find a shocking revelation.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Elan ◀ ▶
- Belkar Bitterleaf ◀ ▶
- Vaarsuvius ◀ ▶
- The Lawyers
- Bandit Clan of Wooden Forest
- Panel 1
The Bandit King: Sure I used to be the leader of the bandits, up until recently.
Haley (whispering): Listen, all we need to do is swindle this bandit leader guy and we can free Elan and get away.
Haley (whispering): Think of it as "Plan B".
Belkar: "B"? Didn't we go through this already? We're on like Plan Q.
- Panel 2
Flashback to the Bandit King holding up The Lawyers.
Bandit King (inset): For years, we would prey on the wealthy and the universally despised.
Mr. Jones: Get back! I have a restraining order and I'm not afraid to use it!
- Panel 3
Bandit King: I would brag that I would allow any bandit that defeated me in solo combat to claim leadership of the camp. It seemed fair, you know?
Bandit King: Imagine my embarrassment a few months ago when my teenaged daughter whips my ass in front of the entire clan.
- Panel 4
Haley: Wait—the bandit leader is your daughter?
Bandit King: Yup. Eighteen and rotten to the core, to my shame.
- Panel 5
Bandit King: Which wouldn't be so bad if she hadn't manifested sorcerer powers with puberty.
Bandit King: In retrospect, everything would have gone a lot smoother if I had just bought her that pony she asked for when she was eight.
- Panel 6
Belkar: All this backstory is really fascinating—really—but are we nearing a point any time soon here?
Haley: Shhh! I'm getting an idea.
Belkar: And so, Plan R begins to take form.
- Panel 7
Eyepatched Bandit: Uh, sir, sorry, but Sam left us orders that she was not to be disturbed, or else she would—well, you heard what happened to Jim.
Bandit King: Don't worry, I'll take the heat for you, son. But what these folks have to say is important for my daughter to hear.
- Panel 8
They walk into the tent to find Samantha and Elan in their underwear making out on her bed, "smooch!" Samantha's father is angry, Haley is agape, and Belkar is nonplussed.
- Panel 9
Now Haley is angry and Belkar is amused.
Bandit King: Samantha!
Belkar: Hot chick!
D&D Context Edit
- Unlike Wizards, Sorcerers do not have to study to gain their magical abilities. Their magical power is an innate talent.
- The comic's title is a play on the phrase Coitus interruptus.
- Plans A through C were discussed in #90. "Plan B" is also the title of comic #997.
- This is the first appearance of the Eyepatched Bandit and the Mustached Bandit.
- Haley's reaction provides a further clue (after #109) that she is falling for Elan.