|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||15 December 2007|
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Anti-insurgency tactics are put into effect by Team Evil's junior member.
- Haley Starshine ◀ ▶
- Isamu ◀ ▶
- Niu ◀ ▶
- Tsukiko ◀ ▶
- Black Squadron
- Hobgoblin Granary Browncloak ◀ ▶
- Elderly Slave ◀ ▶
- Three hobgoblin soldiers
- Panel 1
Hobgoblin soldier #1: Red diamond? I don't think I've seen that one since we started the new system.
Hobgoblin soldier #2: Let me look it up on the chart.
- Panel 2
Close up of the chart. It says:
|“|| Security Advisory System|
- Panel 3
Hobgoblin soldier #1: Well Damn!
Hobgoblin soldier #2: Sir, Black Squadron reports that they are ready for immediate dispatch.
Hobgoblin soldier #1: Then send them in. And order all other units out of the area.
- Panel 4
Haley: Change of plans! Drop any food, that puts you over light encumbrance and run for the tunnels!
Haley puts three arrows into the hobgoblin browncloak, killing him.
- Panel 5
Isamu: But you said—
Haley: I know what I said! But that wizard got off some kind of signal. That means we have incoming forces, and we need to get our resistant butts out of here, NOW!
- Panel 6
Niu: Haley, we beat these slavers easily enough, we're ready to fight more.
Haley: I'm not expecting more hobgoblins...
- Panel 7
The dead browncloak lies on the ground. An amorphous arcane energy hovers in the air.
- Panel 8
Tsukiko and six wights appear with a "BAMF!".
- Panel 9
Tsukiko: OK, Black Squadron, now: everyone is bundled up with all of their buff spells, let's fan out and find some insurgents.
Wight #1: Yes, Mistress Tsukiko.
- Panel 10
Tsukiko: Remember, we're using the Buddy System, so stick together in case one of you gets attacked.
Wight #2: Yes, Mistress Tsukiko.
Tsukiko: And if you see a Good cleric, what do you do?
Wight #3: Blow on our safety whistle.
D&D Context Edit
- Teleport is a 5th level spell that allows instantaneous transportation across arbitrary distances within the same plane of existence.
- The Security Advisory System card is a close copy of the Homeland Security Advisory System with its color coded alert levels.
- A security deposit is a deposit of money by a renter in an escrow account to provide security for the property owner, the title is a play on that term and the security team teleporting in.
- This is the first appearance of Black Squadron: Boot Wight, Pineappled Wight, Point-Granting Wight, Third Wight, Hungry Wight, and Second Course Wight.