Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 430
Date published 23 March 2007
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Roy confronts Xykon, who can't quite seem to place him.

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Panel 1, Page 1

Roy is leaping in the air towards Xykon and his zombie dragon.

Panel 1, Page 2

Roy lands on the dragon.
Xykon: Unholy crap!
Roy Greenhilt: Remember me, Xykon?
Xykon: No. Should I?

Panel 2, Page 2

Roy: What?? You stupid—!!
Roy slashes some of the dragon's skin off.
Xykon: Hey, hey! Quit scratching up my ride!
Xykon: You wouldn't believe what my insurance premiums on this thing are.

Panel 3, Page 2

Xykon: Here's a little something I learned last night watching "Star Trek" on the TeeVo: Evasive maneuvers!

Panel 4, Page 2

The dragon begins flying a looping, serpentine course, trying to shake off Roy.
Roy: Whoa!
Roy: Whoa!
Roy: Whoa!

Panel 5, Page 2

Roy turns green.
Roy: Oh gods... I shouldn't have had sushi for breakfast.
Roy: I think I'm gonna be sick...

Panel 6, Page 2

Skip to an Azurite samurai and soldiers on the walls.
Azurite samurai: We may die today, men—but at least we die with HONOR!

Panel 7, Page 2

The samurai is puked on by Roy.
Roy (off-panel): BLERRRCH!

Panel 8, Page 2

Back to Roy and Xykon.
Xykon: Aww, feel better now? Here, let me lend you a hand.
Roy: No thanks.

Panel 9, Page 2

Xykon: How about just a finger, then?
Xykon: Finger of Death, specifically.
Roy is hit by dark energy.
Roy: GAH!

Panel 10, Page 2

Roy: Oh my gods, I am so going to crawl up there and kill you.
Xykon: You might want to work on your optimization on the way up, Baldy.

Panel 11, Page 2

Xykon: Hey—wait a second. I know who you are now!
Roy: Yeah, damn straight you know who I am.

Panel 12, Page 2

Xykon: You're that guy!
Xykon: You're the one who kept getting pissed off at me for not remembering—

Panel 13, Page 2

Xykon: —something.

D&D Context Edit

  • Finger of Death is a 7th level spell which slays the subject on a failed Saving Throw, or else deals 3d6+1/level damage.
  • Build Optimization refers to the choices a player makes for their character in terms of which Feats are chosen, what magic items are deployed, etc.

Trivia Edit

  • Evasive Maneuvers are a set of pre-defined movements employed by starship captains to evade fire in the Star Trek franchise.
  • When Roy first confronted Xykon in #110, Revenge is Best Served Really Cold, Xykon cannot recall Roy's family, their blood oath, or the crime he committed to earn their wrath.

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