|Order of the Stick comic|
|Date published||2 October 2006|
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Roy defeats Sabine.
- Panel 1
Julia: Two weeks ago, I was kidnapped from my school by a human named Nale and his evil party of adventurers which included a half-orc, a half-elf, a kobold, and either a demon or a devil, I'm not really sure which.
Julia: They lured my brother—and, apparently, his band of good adventurers—here to Cliffport, and now they're having a big fight scene.
Julia: Now can I stop explaining what's going on here and deliver this healing potion?
- Panel 2
Chief: So the giant bear is...
Chief: And the giant dwarf is...
Julia: An oxymoron.
- Panel 3
Chief: So your brother rescued you from these bad guys?
Julia: As if. I escaped on my own.
Chief: I see. So, then where is your brother right now?
- Panel 4
Cut to Roy battling Sabine.
Sabine: Die, mortal! Can't you see that you're doomed to lose??
- Panel 5
The spells on Sabine wear off.
Sabine: Uh oh.
- Panel 6
Roy: Oh, definitely. I mean, unless I manage to wait until all of your enhancement spells wear off.
Roy: Oh look! They just did.
Sabine: Stupid one-minute-per-level durations!
Sabine: Whose dumb idea was it to only get an apprentice wizard for the Guild, anyway?
- Panel 7
Sabine: OK! OK, I surrender. You've beaten me fair and square.
Roy: Excellent. I'm glad you can see—
- Panel 8
Sabine lets down her hair.
Sabine: Which means that I'm all yours now.
Roy: Whoa, what??
Sabine: You've captured me in battle. I belong to you now. You can do anything you want with me.
- Panel 9
Sabine unbuttons her shirt.
Sabine: To the victor goes the spoils. And what better way to get back at Nale for kidnapping your baby sister?
Sabine: You can't honestly tell me this didn't cross your mind while we were fighting, can you?
Sabine: I promise: this time, when I manhandle you, it will feel a LOT better.
- Panel 10
Roy: Anything I want, you say?
- Panel 11
Roy knocks Sabine out the window, "KEEYSH!!!"
- Panel 12
Roy: Hey, you were right. That DID feel better than before.
Roy: Nice piercings, though.
Roy tosses a piece of jewelry out the window. Sabine crashes to the ground off-panel with a "WHURNK!"
D&D Context Edit
- Many abjuration spells, such as Protection from Good, have durations which are level-dependent.
- It was Sabine herself who suggested getting an apprentice wizard, in #252.