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|“She Didn't Miss”|
|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||18 April 2010|
|View the comic|
Vaarsuvius disrupts Gannji's escape long enough for Haley to get herself caught as well.
- Panel 1
Gannji: Now let's get out of here.
Gannji reads the scroll.
- Panel 2
Gannji's spell fails, "fizzle!"
- Panel 3
Gannji sees pteranodons circling his head
- Panel 4
Vaarsuvius: Starshine! Deliver to Greenhilt!
Vaarsuvius: Do you understand?
- Panel 5
Haley: I understand.
- Panel 6
Haley pushes Gannji aside.
- Panel 7
Haley throws her weapon past Gannji, "fwwut!"
- Panel 8
Gannji: Nice try, elf, but your human friend missed me!
Gannji: You did cost me a Teleport scroll, though. Do you have any idea how expensive those things are?
- Panel 9
Enor stands with his foot on Haley.
Enor: Do they cost more than 5000 gp?
Gannji: Ha! No, no they don't. A net gain for us then, Enor, and you've certainly earned your yummies tonight!
Gannji: Grab her while I get another scroll out.
- Panel 10
V and Haley are now both being held in Enor's arms.
Vaarsuvius (whispering): I did not intend for you to get captured as well.
Haley (whispering): I did. Someone needs to look after the two of you.
- Panel 11
Gannji: Come on, we're leaving right now before something else happens.
Enor: Wait, do you have the—
Haley (whispering): Roy's a smart boy—
- Panel 12
The group teleports off-panel, "POP!"
Crystal's knife pins the wanted poster to the ground.
Haley (inset): —He'll figure it out.
D&D Context Edit
- Power Word Stun is an 8th level wizard spell. It causes the subject to become stunned for, in Gannji's case, likely 2d4 rounds.
- Teleport is a 5th level spell which allows instantaneous transportation within the same plane, with some possibility of landing in the wrong place. As Gannji is not a spellcaster, he needs a scroll enchanted with the spell. A Teleport scroll has a base price of 1125 gp.
- The title refers to Haley's toss of Cyrstal's knife which Gannji though was meant to hit him.
- In panel three, Gannji sees pteranodons circling his head, a reptilian form of the cartoon trope of circling birdies as a representation of seeing phosphenes due to mechanical stimulation. Since Gannji is a Lizardfolk it's not clear that he's any more closely related to dinosaurs than to birds, which as Blacking points out in #921, share a clade with dinosaurs.