|“Saved by the Belt”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||29 August 2011|
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Blackwing to the rescue!
- Panel 1, Page 1
Blackwing: VAARSUVIUS! Where did–
Qarr: Somewhere safe, I promise. I gave Zz'dtri the coordinates myself.
Qarr: (He thinks it's the Demiplane of Extremely Painful Torture, but still.)
- Panel 2, Page 1
Qarr: At any rate, I'll have to deal with you later, raven. I need to go report in.
Qarr disappears with a "pop!" and Blackwing flies to Haley's fallen bag of holding.
- Panel 3, Page 1
Blackwing: OK, Blackwing, you can do this. You can't help Vaarsuvius, but there's nothing stopping you from assisting the rest of the Order of the Stick.
Blackwing: You just need to grab the Belt of Giant Strength–
- Panel 4, Page 1
Cutaway to Roy running from a bunch of thrown boulders.
- Panel 5, Page 1
Blackwing: –or maybe a shiny stone. They're so glittery...
- Panel 6, Page 1
Cutaway to Roy just avoiding a boulder that lands behind him, "WHUMPH!"
- Panel 7, Page 1
Blackwing: No! No, I have to focus!
Blackwing: I need to get this magic belt to where it can do some good!
- Panel 8, Page 1
Thog attepts to smash Roy with a boulder, while Roy grabs the boulder next to him.
- Panel 9, Page 1
Blackwing flies away with the belt.
- Panel 10, Page 1
Roy smashes Thog's boulder with his own, "CRUNCH!"
- Panel 11, Page 1
Blackwing continues to fly with the belt.
- Panel 12, Page 1
Thog and Roy start to wrestle.
- Panel 1, Page 2
Blackwing drops the belt below.
- Panel 2, Page 2
Roy and Thog continue to wrestle.
- Panel 3, Page 2
The belt continues to fall.
- Panel 4, Page 2
Roy starts to overpower Thog.
- Panel 5, Page 2
The belt continues to fall.
- Panel 6, Page 2
The belt lands on Mr. Scruffy, who is facing Sir Scraggly.
- Panel 7, Page 2
Mr. Scruffy looks curiously at the belt.
- Panel 8, Page 2
Mr. Scruffy looks back at Sir Scraggly angrily.
- Panel 9, Page 2
The dog flies backwards through a hole in the wall with a big "POW!".
- Panel 10, Page 2
Sir Scraggly lands in the arena by Thog and Roy with a "WHUMPH!".
- Panel 11, Page 2
Thog overpowers Roy immediately, newly enraged.
Thog: TALKY MAN HURT PUPPY!!
Thog: THOG KILL TALKY MAN!!
- Panel 12, Page 2
Blackwing: You know, I think I'm really getting the hang of being part of this team!
Blackwing: I should probably go back and get a shiny before they're all gone.
D&D Context Edit
- Qarr once again uses his non-canonical Teleport spell-like ability.
- Roy's Belt of Giant Strength grants between +4 and +6 to the wearer's Strength score. Roy received the belt in #687, but it's still unclear what level of enchantment it bears.
- In page 2, panel 8, Mr. Scruffy doesn’t knock Sir Scraggly through the wall, but rather a hole in the wall created by the fight between Roy and Thog in #796, Smash.
- This is the final appearance of Sir Scraggly, Yukyuk's animal companion. He first appeared in #790.