She's a Sneaky One
Order of the Stick comic
Comic no. 76
Date published 7 June 2004
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Alone in the dark with Durkon, Hilgya employs her dwarven stonecunning, and other wiles.

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Transcript Edit

Panel 1

Durkon: Ach, we've searched da whole level, and no sign o' me allies.

Panel 2

Durkon finds a door opening onto some stairs heading down.
Durkon: They musta gone down. Roy wouldna turned back now. 'e's too close to Xykon.

Panel 3

Durkon and Hilgya head down the stairs, where it looks darker.

Panel 4

The entire panel is pitch black.
Durkon: Wow, this level is really dark.

Panel 5

Hilgya Firehelm: We should turn on our Darkvision.
Durkon: Ah, right.

Panel 6

The dawrves turn on their Darkvision with a "CLICK! CLICK!", the panel turning grayscale and beams visibly emanating from the now-visible dwarves' eyes.

Panel 7

Durkon: I been wit' the humans so long, I fergot I haddit! Tho they ne'er seem to carry no lantern, neither...

Panel 8

Hilgya: So you've been away from dwarven lands for a long time then?
Durkon: Aye, years.

Panel 9

Hilgya: Gee, that must be really tough on your wife.
Durkon: Umm, I not hav' no wife.
Hilgya: Girlfriend?
Durkon: Nay.

Panel 10

Hilgya stops and looks at the floor.
Hilgya: Gosh, you know, my dwarven stonecunning is telling me that this surface is unstable.
Durkon: Really? I'm na gettin' no feelin'—

Panel 11

Hilgya: Oh, no definitely. We should probably hold hands or something, in case the floor gives way. Can't be too careful.
Durkon: Oh. Uh, OK. If ya think it's fer the best.

Panel 12

Durkon and Hilgya continue walking hand-in-hand, Hilgya with a big grin on her face.

D&D Context Edit

  • Dwarves have Darkvision, allowing them to see in darkness, but not magical darkness.
  • When searching, dwarves gain +2 on Search checks involving stone, for example to notice unsafe stone walkways or to examine at stone masonry. This ability is known as their "stonecunning."

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first use of the dwarven darkvision gag.

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