Seeing Orange
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 439
Date published 14 April 2007
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Belkar piles up the corpses.

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Panel 1, Page 1

Belkar is fighting hobgoblins on both sides. He kills one with a stab to the heart while the second approaches from behind.

Panel 2, Page 1

Without turning he severs the leg of the approaching hobgoblin while another approaches him from the front.

Panel 3, Page 1

The hobgoblin with the severed leg falls. Belkar leaps up and stabs the third hobgoblin in the face, killing him. A fourth approaches.

Panel 4, Page 1

Belkar tumbles in the air killing two more hobgoblins, as still more approach.

Panel 5, Page 1

In the middle of killing a hobgoblin, Belkar is hit with an arrow.

Panel 6, Page 1

Stuck with two arrows, the halfling falls on to the pile of corpses, and is struck with a sword by a hobgoblin.

Panel 7, Page 1

Standing up, he kills a hobgoblin on either side of him.

Panel 8, Page 1

He takes another sword blow to the face while killing still more hobgoblins.

Panel 9, Page 1

Grim-faced and bloodied, Belkar is surrounded by hobgoblins attacking him.

Panel 10, Page 1

The panel moves in closer. Belkar is surrounded by the corpses of the dead hobgoblins.

Panel 11, Page 1

Still closer, Belkar bleeds from several wounds and wades through the corpses.

Panel 12, Page 1

Even closer, the hair of his feet barely in the panel, Belkar grits his teeth as he slaughters more hobgoblins.

Panel 13, Page 1

The panel shows only the dread face of the rampaging halfling covered in wounds.

Panel 1, Page 2

Belkar stand atop a vast mountain of dead hobgoblins, victorious.

Panel 2, Page 2

This panel is a circle inset in the lower right corner of the previous panel, showing Haley and Durkon by the parapets of the Azure City wall.
Haley: So, do you want to be the one to tell him that he probably won't get any XP from any of them?
Durkon: Let's draw straws.

D&D Context Edit

  • Defeating creatures or encounters which are too low of a Challenge Rating (CR) does not earn any experience points (XP) for a high-level character. The CR of a hobgoblin is 1/2, meaning it would take two of them to make even a moderate challenge to a 1st level character. Belkar is approximately 13-14th level at this time. The number of hobgoblins should modify the CR, but this Encounter Calculater suggests that he will get no XP from this encounter.

Trivia Edit

  • First time Belkar describes himself as a "sexy shoeless god of war". He will refer to himself again thusly in #610.

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