Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 692
Date published 29 November 2009
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The party searches the desert for the gate.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Desert daytime.
Roy uses sextant.
Durkon uses Arcane Sight.
Vaarsuvius uses Arcane Sight.
Blackwing uses Arcane Sight.
Elan runs.

Panel 2

Desert nighttime.
Vaarsuvius and Blackwing flying in a moonlit night using Arcane Sight.

Panel 3

Desert daytime.
Haley digs in the ground.
Elan frames a picture with his hands.

Panel 4

Desert nighttime.
Durkon performs a divination.
Roy uses sextant.

Panel 5

Desert daytime.
Mr Scruffy is chased by Scorpion.

Panel 6

Desert nighttime.
Belkar cooks scorpion.

Panel 7

Desert daytime.
Roy uses bag of tricks.

Panel 8

Desert nighttime.
Haley uses a metal detector.
Vaarsuvius trances.

Panel 9

Desert daytime.
Elan fights cactus.

Panel 10

Desert nighttime
Haley and Elan sleep together. Haley holds cactus flower, Elan bristles with catucs spines.
Durkon searches

Panel 11

Desert daytime
Elan (singing): ♪We're searchin', yeah, searchin' lows and highs!♪
Elan (singing): ♪Lookin' for our future beneath orange skies!♪
Roy: Will you knock it off with that damn lute?!? I'm trying to do calculations in my head!!
Elan: Hey, you told me to use my sense of dramatic. If there's one thing I know, it's that you can't have a good montage without an 80's-style power ballad in the background
Haley: Maybe we should take 20?
Belkar: And risk twenty more pages like this? No thanks.

D&D Context Edit

  • Taking 20] takes twenty times as long as making a single check would take, but allows a skill check to be made as if a 20 (the best possible outcome) had been rolled on the check.
  • Durkon and Vaarsuvius appear to still be using their True Seeing spells from the previous strip, or else using Arcane Sight as V indicates in the next strip.
  • Elan is using his Inspire Competence bard class feature by singing the song.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the final appearance of the Bag of Tricks Rat. It first appeared when Roy received the bag in #130, Itempalooza.
  • This is the final appearance of the Bag of Tricks Dog. Its only other appearance is at the tea party with Elan in #232, Because They Got Lonely in the Bag.

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