Saved by the Belt
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 803
Date published 29 August 2011
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Blackwing to the rescue!

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Transcript Edit

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...
Blackwing: 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.

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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

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