|“Resisting a Rest”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||22 January 2014|
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Ian refuses to join Haley's party, but he gets an even more interesting offer.
- Panel 1
The Mechane rests next to a building. A sign outside it reads "Welcome to Tyrinaria Border Patrol HQ", over which has been scrawled in red letters "CLOSED".
Haley: Dad, you have to come with us!
Ian: Sorry, kitten. No can do.
- Panel 2
Haley: You said every time you escape, they find you and drag you back. How is this different?
Ian: It just is. I can feel it. This time, we're really gonna do some good.
Geoff: Great, another Ian Starshine hunch.
- Panel 3
Haley: Is this about Elan again? Because you don't need to stay with us, we can drop you off somewhere safe.
Ian: No, the kid's beside the point. I just think—
- Panel 4
Gannji and Enor suddenly barge in, smacking Geoff with the door, "WHAM!"
Gannji: Ian Starshine! You're coming with us!
- Panel 5
Haley: Dad, run! I'll hold them off!
Haley shoots Gannji with her bow, "twang! thunk!"
Gannji: Hey! Ouch! What are you—?
- Panel 6
Haley: You're not dragging my father back for that bounty, Gannji!
Gannji: No, we don't want to turn the old guy in! We want him to join us!
Enor: Toldja we shoulda knocked.
- Panel 7
Ian: Join you? As bounty hunters?
Gannji: No. The invitation's on behalf of our new client.
Gannji: Let's just say we're doing some pro bono work with the goal of settling some outstanding debts.
Amun-Zora: The Empire of Blood will fall, and the monster Tarquin will end on my blade.
- Panel 8
Amun-Zora: I saw the posters, and thought anyone worth framing for treason is someone I want to be in business with.
Ian: How do I know I can trust you?
Amun-Zora: You don't, and you shouldn't.
Ian: Just the way I like it. I'm in.
- Panel 9
Amun-Zora: If you have any gear, grab it.
Amun-Zora: We're meeting with the remnants of my city's special forces at dawn.
- Panel 10
Gannji: So, no hard feelings on the whole kidnapping thing?
Haley: If anything happens to him, you'll make a very stylish handbag.
Gannji: I'm going to choose to hear that as, "We cool."
- This is the final appearance in the flesh thus far of Gannji and Enor, the bounty hunters who brought Elan, Haley and V in to Tarquin, but were eventually doubled crossed and forced to fight in the arena as gladiators. Gannji appeared in twenty-seven strips overall, and Enor in twenty-five. They both first appeared in #725. They will make one more appearance on the cover of Blood Runs in the Family when that book appears in #966.
- This is the final appearance so far of Amun-Zora, the captain from the Free City of Doom who was betrayed by Tarquin. She first appeared in #742.