Rock the Vote
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 283
Date published 17 February 2006
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It's time for the Verdict.

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Panel 1

Roy: Great job, Celia. I think you nailed it.
Celia: Thanks. I just hope it's enough.

Panel 2

Roy: Well if it's not, you should know that I really appreciate all that you've done for us here.
Roy: We wouldn't have had a chance without you.
Celia: Thanks, Roy. That means a lot to me.

Panel 3

Elan: Wow, they both made such persuasive arguments. It's going to be tough to decide who to vote for.
Roy: Who to... vote... for...?

Panel 4

Roy: Elan, this is a criminal court, not American Idol! We're the ones on trial here! We don't get to—

Panel 5


Panel 6

Roy: You know what? You're absolutely right, it IS going to be tough to decide who to vote for.
Roy: That's why you should think very carefully and then write your vote down on a piece of paper, which you should then give to the white cat.

Panel 7

Haley glares at Roy.
Elan: Yay! I'm part of the democratic process!
Roy: What?

Panel 8

Roy: Don't give me that look. You're the one who started the whole, "Let's not tell Elan uncomfortable truths," thing. I just can't bear to tell him that he has no power to decide his own fate now.

Panel 9

Lord Shojo: Ahem. Oh Mighty Being of Pure Law and Good! You have heard the arguments on both sides of the case. Are you prepared to render your verdict?
Elan: Here you go!
Mr. Scruffy: Meow?

Panel 10

Being of Pure Law and Good: I am.

Panel 11

Being of Pure Law and Good: On behalf of the Upper Planes and the cosmic forces of Law and Good, I find the Order of the Stick to be—

Panel 12

Elan: Awww, man! I hate weekend cliffhangers!
Roy: Well, if you hadn't decided to speak in the last panel, we'd have already known by now!

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Trivia Edit

  • Rock the Vote is the name of a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging young people to participate in the political process. It is known for its partnership with MTV.
  • This is the first appearance of the Azurite Priestess and the Azurite Priest with Mustache.

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