|“Red Means Stop”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||6 November 2015|
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"Durkon" retreats into an antilife shell to wait out the Godsmoot.
- Roy Greenhilt ◀ ▶
- Durkon Thundershield (as vampire) ◀ ▶
- "Durkon" ◀ ▶
- High Priests of the Northern Pantheon:
- Panel 1
Roy: Normally, this would be the point where I would offer you one more chance to surrender and retract your vote peaceably.
- Panel 2
Roy: But as a certain half-orc once said, "Talky man talk too much."
- Panel 3
High Priest of Balder: Hey guys, I finally got the attention of the demigod priests by shouting, "FREE CAKE," as loud as I could.
High Priest of Balder: I got the idea because everybody loves cake.
- Panel 4
Roy: What? NO!
High Priest of Balder: More of a pie man, then?
Roy: Get back out there and stall them for another minute or two!
- Panel 5
Cut to inside Durkon's mind.
"Durkon": Hrmmph. Missteps aside, I was still hoping to knock Roy off the board in case we needed the next phase.
- Panel 6
Cut back to reality.
"Durkon": Congratulations on surviving, Roy. But now I'm afraid my mistress requires an end to this.
"Durkon": Antilife shell.
- Panel 7
Roy: Damn it!
- Panel 8
Roy slashes at the shell to no effect, "WWHHZZZSH!"
"Durkon": By all means, swing away.
"Durkon": Nothing that's still alive can penetrate this barrier however.
- Panel 9
"Durkon": On the bright side, all your hopes and dreams can pass through it easily now, as can your chances of saving the day or ever seeing Durkon again.
"Durkon": Your futile rage is still hedged out, of course.
D&D Context Edit
- Antilife Shell is a 6th level spell which creates a hemisphere which is impenetrable to all living things.
- Red Means Stop is the second strip referring to street light colors, following Green Means Go and preceeding Yellow Means Caution.
- Thog never said the exact phase, "Talky man talk too much." He began calling Roy "Talky-man" in #48. The closest he gets to this phrase might be between #795 and #796, where he says, "Talky-man broke thog's tusk! Stop talking!"